Channeling our inner French girl while sipping cocktails at a party or attending Fashion Week is just a bit entry level, non? Any Francophile will agree that real success comes when you can capture that messy-cool, enchantingly "over it" attitude while shopping the frozen-foods aisle. That's where Caroline de Maigret (very French) and Laura Brown (not French) step in.
De Maigret, the model and music producer, is an expert on all things chic (which, you'll learn in the video above, does not include straws of any kind). And, as one of the authors of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits, she's penned the definitive guide to mastering French cool. But, to get the inside scoop on whether these tips can truly transform us into the devil-may-care femmes we long to be, Brown test drove them first.
We know what you're thinking: The Harper's Bazaar executive editor is pretty fabulous as it is. But, Chanel muse Caroline did not take it easy on her. Click play and let the tutoring session begin. Just be warned: It's gonna make you think twice about everything you thought you knew, like the awesomeness of cronuts and the importance of smizing.