You start to learn the language; singing along and aloud to the late Edith Piaf and the très petite Alizée; and you even try your hands on French cooking, going to an extent where you are so eager to please your friends or your family, you search high and low for escargots and frog legs.
Rest assured that transition would be incomplete without adopting the French sense of style that is brimming with effortlessness and inevitable je ne sais quoi.
An aristocrat by birth, Ines de la Fressange burst to international stardom as a fashion model, walking on Chanel runway and served as the muse for Karl Lagerfeld from 1983 to 1990.
In 1989, she was chosen by the French government as the likeness for a bust of Marianne, the symbol of the French republic.
These pieces are designed to make women feel good and look beautiful with details such as the height of the waistline, opening of the neckline and the overall fit – all are meticulously refined through a long fitting process with de la Fressange herself in order to create a perfectly balanced collection.
For instance, the Petite Parisienne evokes the spirit of traditional French working clothes through classic and time-honoured silhouettes updated with playful detailing such as rounded collars or floral motifs hidden under the sleeves. On the other hand, Note Parisienne serves as an expression of basics with draping dresses, beautiful sheer knit wears and soft, delicate chiffons blouses oozing authentic Parisian chic.