Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré

Love x Style x Life is a style guide meets autobiography by the blogger, illustrator, and an all around cool French girl Garance Doré. For me, it’s is definitely one of those “how did I not buy this earlier?” books. I mean, it’s a style guide written by a French woman. And probably one of the most Instagrammed books out there. So how did I manage to avoid it? No idea, but it clearly deserved a place on my bookshelf.

LOVE X STYLE X LIFE | GARANCE DORÉ

Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

First of all, I obviously have to mention the cover. Simple blush pink with a handwritten title and some gold embossed detailing is pretty much what my book dreams are made of. And in addition to photos of beautiful French women looking effortlessly chic, the inside of the book is naturally filled with Garance’s cool illustrations.

Love x Style x Life is divided in to five sections on Style, Work, Beauty, Elegance and Love. Each section not only includes Garance’s best lifestyle tips, but also some personal stories from her life, loves and lessons she’s learned. Not only is Garance just about the coolest girl ever with her short hair and French sense of humor, she also happens to be incredibly relatable. The book is written in a casual style with strikethrough text and side notes. Which makes it read more like a blog post than a traditional book.

Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

My favourite chapter in Love x Style x Life is obviously the one about beauty. I loved reading Garance’s thoughts on beauty, tips on how to look good in photos (that I’m still certain will never happen for me) and her beauty essentials from a red lip to a perfect manicure. My other favourite bits were the chapters on Things New Yorkers Do (like wear sweatpants everywhere, so me!) and Things Parisians Do.

So if you want to know the secret to French chic, find out what true elegance is or just take a peek at what happens during Paris Fashion Week, give this one a read.

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16 Comments

  1. Hanh 26 May, 2016 at 13:16

    Oh my gosh you scissors are so cute!

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    1. Jenni 26 May, 2016 at 14:39

      They are, aren’t they? And they’re just from eBay! xx

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    1. Jenni 26 May, 2016 at 14:39

      Me too! Lifestyle books are just the best. xx

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    1. Jenni 26 May, 2016 at 14:41

      Thank you so much Charlotte! You should definitely get it, it’s a gorgeous book 🙂 xx

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    1. Jenni 26 May, 2016 at 16:59

      Thanks Marie! The scissors are so dreamy 😀 xx

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  2. elena 26 May, 2016 at 19:42

    i love a good coffee table book and this one is just amazing. i think i might get it soon.

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    1. Jenni 26 May, 2016 at 19:47

      Me too, I already have way too many coffee table books, but there’s always room for one more, right? xx

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  3. The Sunday Mode 27 May, 2016 at 12:13

    I have this book (bought it because of all the hype!) but I actually haven’t read it yet oddly. I’ll definitely crack it open when I get home now, it’s sounds really good and currently it’s just sitting as one of my coffee table books!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Jenni 27 May, 2016 at 18:30

      Get on it girl! It has some really good stuff and some hilariously funny bits too! xx

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  4. Ambar 27 May, 2016 at 17:23

    I just bought this book last week and I loved it! It’s perfect for light coffee table reading 🙂
    – Ambar | Her Little Loves

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    1. Jenni 27 May, 2016 at 18:33

      It’s so pretty isn’t it? And I love that you can read it in little bits 🙂 xx

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    1. Jenni 28 May, 2016 at 10:47

      I think the English version only comes in paperback, since that’s also the one that I have 🙂 xx

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