"French Women Don't Get Facelifts" Explores Aging Gracefully à la Française

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Mireille Guilano has made a career out of guilting American broads for not being more like their French counterparts. Okay, that's not completely fair -- her books are extremely informative and dangerously addicting. She started out with "French Women Don't Get Fat," which lead to "French Women for All Seasons," "The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook," and "Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire : Business Sense & Sensibility."

Now she's tackling the issue of aging, and unsurprisingly, the French have it on lockdown -- or at least they fake it way better than Americans do. In her new book, "French Women Don't Get Facelifts," she explores a world of minimal makeup, maximal moisturizing, and the anti-aging properties of champagne. As Guiliano told WWD: "The difference is the U.S. is a ‘youth’ culture, France is not. Literally, here you are old after 30 and not in France. There is still respect for women in their 50s. I feel young in Paris for the obvious reasons. Men still look at women my age and try to flirt, have humor, low-key, but seduction nevertheless. And what woman is not sensitive to it?"

The book will be released on December 24, just in time for us to drink champagne, slurp oysters, and slather on the EmbryoLisse Crème 365 Raffermissante Corps -- all in the name of aging gracefully, French style. Until then, let's gape at these famously beautiful French faces (over 45, gasp!) that make us think wrinkles are actually pretty chic...

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