Tag: french women

  • 7 Ways to Celebrate Brigitte Bardot’s 80th Birthday

    Fri, 26 September 2014 12:30PM

    Think beauty icon, and chances are Brigitte Bardot comes to mind. Few other celebrities of the past century have enjoyed the same level of enduring hair and makeup influence as Madame Bardot. Referenced backstage at least once every fashion month (such as at the recent Diane Von Furstenberg show), the French actress-turned-animal-activist’s trademark bedhead blonde… more

    Body & Fragrance / Hair / Makeup

  • Officially Obsessed With: French Cool Girl Hair

    Wed, 24 September 2014 2:56PM

    I call it French Cool Girl Hair. It’s not quite a technical term, but you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s the kind of hair you’d see on a Parisienne wearing Isabel Marant. It’s somewhere between collarbone and (Sabbia Rosa) bra-strap length, and it’s tousled in a way that’s a little bit wash-and-wear (laissez-hair!),… more



  • How To: Smell Like a Parisienne

    Mon, 14 July 2014 2:00PM

    “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future,” claimed Coco Chanel, arguably the most famously perfumed Parisienne of all. Certainly, many glamorous women have sauntered stylishly through the French history books, leaving a gorgeous sillage of scent behind them. Marie Antoinette (who was so obsessed with her perfumes that she insisted on packing a huge chest… more

    Body & Fragrance / How To


  • Chic Alors! The Makeup Secrets of French Women

    Mon, 14 July 2014 8:30AM

    Just as French women seem born with the innate ability to tie a neck scarf, bring up flawlessly mannered children, and arrange tomatoes perfectly on a plate, so too does the art of immaculate maquillage appear to come naturally to them. Melanie Laurent Today, it being Bastille Day – AKA France’s national day of celebration – we… more



  • French Beauty Special 2013: How to: Effortless French Beauty Style For All Ages

    Tue, 9 July 2013 10:22AM

    You might have noticed our little French flag atop our logo, with reference to Bastille Day coming up on Sunday 14th July. This week on PRIMPED we are celebrating all things Parisian, from the It girls you need to know to our favourite French products. Enjoy. Bisous x Hayley When you think of chic women,… more

    Makeup / How To


  • Marion Cotillard Cuts Herself a Fringe (for About, oh, the 92nd Time)

    Wed, 27 March 2013 12:44PM

    Mademoiselle Cotillard’s hair adventures have been well documented here on PRIMPED. From French rolls to faux bobs, pompadours to beehives, the French actress’s locks have pretty much done it all. So we weren’t at all surprised to see that La Marion has gone and cut herself a fringe. And how. Because Marion doesn’t do simple, mais non!… more



  • Lessons We Can Learn From the Ever-Chic French

    Mon, 4 March 2013 2:09PM

    This might be a massive, sweeping generalisation but in my opinion, French women just don’t seem to age. Well, they do of course, but in a very natural, slow, graceful way that would make Joan Rivers cringe in disbelief. I, for one, am all for it. Now that Paris Fashion Week is in its closing days,… more


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