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  • Published: 1 February 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099504252
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Two Lipsticks and a Lover



A smart and witty investigation of French chic and that certain je ne sais quois, in the bestselling tradition of French Women Don't Get Fat

Why is it that French women look just as glamorous in a T-shirt and pair of jeans as in a sleek designer dress? How do they look sexy, chic and timelessly elegant from eighteen to eighty? Pencil-thin, stylishly dressed and, always, impeccably groomed?

In search of answers, travel and lifestyle journalist Helena Frith Powell goes behind the scenes to investigate the famous French je ne sais quoi. Talking to fashion gurus, beauty experts and It Girls, professional seducers, lingerie designers and personal shoppers, she discovers a whole new world: indispensable wardrobe and beauty secrets; shopping done the right way and exercise routines promising lasting success; advice on sex toys, family life, relationships and clandestine affaires. French women, Helena realises, achieve maximum effect with the least amount of effort. And with the help of a few little secrets, you too can become impossibly French ...

  • Published: 1 February 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099504252
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Helena Frith Powell

Helena Frith Powell is a journalist and author who has written for, among others, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, Grazia, The Telegraph and Red Magazine.
She has lived in the south of France since 2000. As well as her novels, she has also written a diet book, a book about how not to age badly, a memoir and a guide to moving to France.
She is married to the writer and journalist Rupert Wright and they have five children between them.

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Praise for Two Lipsticks and a Lover

Smart and very funny

Richard & Judy

Witty, and very elegantly written... verbal Viagra

Sunday Times

A fascinating - and illuminating - read.

Daily Mail

Funny, warm and charming

French Magazine

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