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“French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of aging with Style and Attitude” by Mireille Guiliano

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2 December 2013
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In an interview for WWD, Mireille Guiliano talks about her latest book “French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secrets of Style and Attitude”. After the success with the bestseller "French Women Don't Get Fat," the writer comes with a new version of style and aging a la francaise

The French woman vs the American woman

In the book “French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secrets of Aging With Style and Attitude”, Mireille Guiliano is very proud of the French woman and her lifestyle. There is a big difference between the French woman and the American woman. The French woman is more inclined to a healthier lifestyle and nutrition, skin care treatments and less of the surgery.

French women seek a more natural look and feel, opting for creams and scrubs," Guiliano writes. "OK, perhaps a few partake in a little Botox and look to what they eat and wear before the surgeon's scalpel." 

"The difference is the U.S. is a ‘youth' culture, France is not. Literally, here you are old after 30 and not in France. There is still respect for women in their 50s," she says. "I feel young in Paris for the obvious reasons. Men still look at women my age and try to flirt, have humor, low-key, but seduction nevertheless. And what woman is not sensitive to it?" she declares. 

Catherine Deneuve a symbol of the French woman

The French woman seeks comfort and a beauty routine everyday: green food, great attitude towards life and feeling beautiful even when getting older. A great example Mireille Guiliano is offering is Catherine Deneuve who still has the charm at her 70s. "When she was young, the picture was different: longer hair, higher heels, often dressed in YSL. Today, when you see Catherine Deneuve, you still can't help but go ‘Wow,'" Guiliano writes. "She is a little rounder, but seems to be saying comfortably: ‘Who cares? I am the whole package, not an aging neck.'"

The book will be on the shelves on December 24.

Editor Andra Oprea