I checked out Mireille Guiliano's books, French Women Don't Get Fat and French Women for all Seasons. These books are good fun. People seem to get very up in arms about them in reviews, but I thought they were really cute. The author is totally over-the-top, but hey, it's entertaining! She does make some great points about portion sizes and really enjoying meals.
I also checked out Amelie, which I have seen 4 billions times and could watch 4 billion more. Second film up was Claude Chabrol's Les Bonnes Femmes. Whew! I am too much of a happy-ending girl to love these broody French films, but the clothes and scenery are enough to keep me coming back always.
I loved the brunette, Bernadette Lafont. She reminded me of a vintage Kathleen Hanna, all surly and take-no-prisoners attitude in a killer dress.
These movies make me crazy! I am totally ready to chop my hair off again. I will wait a while, but it's an exciting prospect. Here's the pic of Jean Seberg that I took with me to the salon last time I went short...and I loved my haircut!