Recently, The Style That Binds Us had the honor of having a conversation with Clemence Von Mueffling about her book, Ageless Beauty the French Way: Secrets From Three Generations of French Beauty Editors, and about growing up with a mother and grandmother who were both beauty editors at French Vogue. Could there be a life more chic? We wanted to find out! How do the French continue to maintain such effortless style and beauty year after year? What is their secret? It’s in this book!!!

Clemence told us she feels extremely fortunate to have learned so much as she grew up about grooming and self-confidence from the female matriarchs in her family. She includes much of their advice in her book. She had the advantage of spending time at the Vogue offices, and was able to try out all the latest beauty products; she was fascinated by the all the beauty editors and the glamour that surrounded them. How exciting it must have been to be at the center of the Parisian beauty world, the country that practically invented self-care!

In the book, she shares all of this with us, and has also included pertinent information from the world’s foremost French beauty powerhouses today. All in all, this a true beauty bible, and Clemence is the epitome of French elegance and grace.

We were thrilled to spend time with her at her home, and she even shared with us photos taken of her grandmother by Irving Penn! If you have visited the Dior store in Paris, you may have even seen a photo of Clemence’s grandmother that covered the entire wall by the spiral staircase!

The Style That Binds Us highly recommends this wonderful book, so filled with tips you will need a highlighter as you read, so you don’t miss a thing! We hope you will watch this video and get to know Clemence, you will fall in love with her as we did!


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