To me, French women are so beautifully styled, yet it seems so effortless. I try, I try, but my Southern roots always show through. Growing up in a culture where bigger and gaudier is always better, I must force myself daily to resist big hair and a can of hairspray. I admire the simplicity of French fashion. Every fashionista, whether a master or still-in-training, should own a copy of Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange (successful business woman,former model and muse of Karl Lagerfeld). Read it, and repeat, until each page is memorized.