Monday, April 5, 2010

New sunglasses and learning what it means to be mysterious

I found my new sunglasses today. I got some chic knock offs like the ones Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although, a very American movie, I figure you can't go wrong with Audrey style--which I have tried to emulate over the years. From looking at different websites and pictures of French people, it seems, the French have very similar taste. Simple cuts, basic black and white, flats--all very Audrey Hepburn.

So, I have my sunglasses. The mysterious French woman vibe is something I am still trying hard to work on. Telling people details of your life you hardly know at work or in general conversation is so common for Americans--but not for the French! It's interesting each day to catch myself doing this so much and trying not to. The mystery and sexual intrigue of the French woman is one aspect you can't buy like sunglasses--you have to learn it.

Next, with learning feminine mystery is the search for a perfect trench coat and maybe some more flat shoes or sandals. I must say eating things like croissants with hazelnut chocolate every day is very fun and one of my favorite parts of this whole experiment!



  1. Now that is absolutely true: in the U.S you meet a girl and an hour later you can know every singel thing about her. Don't do that, keep the mystère, let others ask you questions and you decide what you reveal or not

  2. See, with men I actually do this in a romantic sense but not with men and women in a friend sense. I will hold back when it's a date, but if I know it is someone I will never date or it's a friend, I will talk and talk. That's what I am really trying hard to stop doing.