My French Life
Each May, the Southern French city of Cannes hosts one of the most famous events in the world of cinema - the Cannes Film Festival. From 15 to 26 May this year, Hollywood’s finest will descend upon the city of Cannes.
In a few months, Parisians will be privileged enough to go and do their shopping at Primark. Primark has chosen to install its first stores in the French capital. What will the French make of the 'fast fashion' giant and its slogan - “Amazing fashion, amazing prices"?
Every city on earth is made for walking, but some are better for it than others. On the top of my list of places to explore à pied is Paris, of course. This is especially true when I walk “in the sky,” almost above the rooftops, along the re-purposed elevated railway tracks by the Promenade Plantée.
Iman has enjoyed a rich and rewarding career as a prominent media personality. Although having never been to France and admitting to not having spoken French for 23 years since she arrived in Australia, she is inextricably linked by the gravity and allure of this ‘passionate mother’ nation.
The hat is a curious deus ex machina. Its sudden entry into the lives of its wearers transforms them for the better. Daniel, emboldened by his new sartorial accessory, speaks his mind and wins a promotion. Then he misplaces the hat in turn. It is picked up by Fanny Marquant, an aspiring writer...
Elizabeth is a talented fabric artist, specialising in silk dyeing and printing, quilting and mixed media art. Stuart is a keen amateur photographer and accomplished woodworker.
An interview with a young French feminist who shows us her views on the the Ukrainian FEMEN movement and its repercussions. An opportunity to get an update on neo-feminism in France.
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