Inspiring French ladies II.

Emmanuelle Alt is the current editor of the French Vogue and a true style icon. She started working at the fashion industry in 1984 at Elle magazine when she was only 17 years old! She said: ‘I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.’

Colette /1873-1954./ was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century’s French literature. She herself chose Audrey Hepburn to play the main role of her short novel, Gigi in the theatre when the actress was not yet famous. She said: ‘I was happy. I regret that I realized this only now.’

Brigitte Bardot, the French Marilyn Monroe is an iconic actress and singer. In the 1960’s she started campaigning for the rights of animals. She said: ‘I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.’

Madame de Pompadour /1721-1764./ was the lover of King Loius XV and he listened to her opinion about state affairs. She was a supporter of arts and sciences. She said: ‘Everyday I wish to make the world more beautiful than I found it.’

Caroline de Maigret is a model who co-wrote How to be Parisian. She said: ‘Paris pushes me to think. It releases all my strengths and weaknesses. It’s a city for walking. I cross the river, I’m in jeans and a biker jacket, with the wind in my hair. I see the history and the beauty of the buildings. I never forget Paris…’

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