Clémence von Mueffling has beauty in her DNA—both her mother and grandmother were French Vogue beauty editors. And von Mueffling has carried on the family legacy with her wildly successful online beauty magazine, Beauty and Well Being, as well as a new book, Ageless Beauty the French Way: Secrets from Three Generations of French Beauty Editors.

Von Mueffling was born and raised in Paris. After finishing her business degree in the City of Lights, she held positions in marketing at Clarins, Puig and Dior. From there, she made her way to New York City, bringing her mother and grandmother’s wisdom and insider tips. She shares these in her book in age-specific categories—Jeunesse (20-35), Plénitude (35-55), and Maturité (55-plus), creating a cool-girl reference guide that any woman can use throughout her life.

And Sarasota, make note: von Mueffling will be sharing insider beauty tips and signing copies of her book at Florida Poodle Rescue’s “Puttin’ On the Poodle” fundraiser at Michael’s On East on November 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individual tickets start at $85 and include a hardcover, signed copy of von Mueffling’s book. Tickets can be purchased online here, or by calling (941) 356-6798.

In the meantime, here’s a preview of what to expect.

What’s rule No. 1 when it comes to French beauty?

In France, women don’t fight their age, but rather try to become the best possible version of themselves; they want to enhance their best features. Instead of trying to look younger, they take measures to look their best for where they are in life. French women know that it is about the whole package, about being your best self.  I always say, “it’s better to look great for your age than to look no age at all.”

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