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Kasdienės elegancijos pamokos su Madam Elegancija: Subtilaus žavesio galia

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,590 ratings  ·  190 reviews
Galbūt jau pastebėjote ją. Stilingą ir savimi pasitikinčią moterį, kuri elgiasi maloniai bei oriai ir eina per gyvenimą taip, tarsi žinotų kokią nors ypatingą paslaptį. Ji tikrai turi kažką, kuo visi taip žavisi.
Madam Elegancija – tikras išskirtinės elegancijos įsikūnijimas ne tik dėl taisyklingos laikysenos, stilingos išvaizdos ir natūralių manierų. Kad ir ką darytų – ben
Paperback, 272 pages
Published 2016 by Sofoklis (first published October 27th 2015)
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Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been fascinated with etiquette books ever since I found a very heavy, very red tome from the 1950ies or earlier (?) in my parents' bookshelves.
I don't know how it got into our possession, but I spent many hours pouring over some by now outdated rules, some of them very much not outdated though, however unfortunately neglected nowadays.

This cute little book on poise, or elegance if you will, reminded me a lot of that red book.
And I highly enjoyed it.
I read the Madame Chic one last summer and
“Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic” is the third in a series of gracious living lifestyle books by Jennifer Scott under the “Madame Chic” banner (a nod to her elegant host family from her year as a study abroad student in France). In a world full of twerking, selfies at funerals, and anything Kardashian, Scott’s message of common sense manners and tasteful (while still alluring) apparel are a welcome antidote. Unfortunately readers of her previous books will have a sense of déjà vu with this la ...more
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Jennifer Scott boxed set, and as with the other two, I enjoyed it immensely. This one focused on living with dignity, poise, and grace, something that’s sadly often lacking today. This book even inspired me to buy a lovely apron on our recent visit to France.

Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First sentence: Madame Chic, my host mother as a study abroad student in Paris, looked presentable and elegant on a daily basis.

Favorite quote: ...the poised person is self-aware. She is driven by faith, inner peace and high standards. These are the tools she uses to get through any situation in life.

I so enjoy these types of books. They give me faith that we are not loosing poise, manners, etiquette and grace. This particular book is full of thoughts and ideas all of which make ones life so muc
Jennifer Waller Hall
Compared to the wide variety books available on this subject, this author comes across as pretentious, pushy and a bit entitled. Definitely not the uplifting feeling I have received from other similar books.
Mrs. Seed
A little disappointed...Very much like her other books that I loved but not much new material.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer L Scott is heralding a much needed message in the age of "anything goes", that is not talked about often - the importance of poise. Before I read the book I wondered how the author could write an entire book on the subject of poise - but she does, and does it well. She addresses issues such as graciousness, dignity, manners, perspective, thankfulness and "joie de vivre" among other things and does it (fittingly) in a very gracious and mannerly way. It would be so easy for a book like th ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-living-well
Well-written & more polished than the earlier two books by Scott, this read reminded me of so much I already know. Whereas Scott has branded Madame Chic, the woman she feels has shaped her lifestyle, I believe this work shows Scott to have grown into a woman independent of the French lifestyle education she gained as an exchange student years ago. Poise should be an element of behavior among all of us & not the underrated, unrecognizable characteristic it has become in our society. A "good read" ...more
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really nice refresher course for followers of Jennifer Scott and Madame Chic. I always love her books. She has this way of being wonderfully relatable and inspiring at the same time. Yes, this book does go over several of the points introduced in her first book, Lessons from Madame Chic, but I think it builds of of that book. Her first book is like History 101 , while this book just looks at European history between 1890-1960. It refines previous information and introduces new areas of ...more
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in living well
Recommended to Relyn by: I love Jennifer L. Scott's work.
I really enjoy Jennifer L. Scott's view on life. I find her thoughts on poise and gracious living to be thoughtful and timely. In a culture that grows more and more casual, Jennifer is a strong voice for intentionally living well. More than once while reading her book, I found myself cringing over my own lack of poise, and not all the events are as far in the past as I might hope. This book is a helpful guide on living with style, intention, and poise. I loved it!
Linshu Wang
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy the book. There is wisdom and elegance behind being poised. It’s fascinating.

The advices I found most useful are :” always wear your best clothes”

“No is an acceptable answer. People might try to guilt you. Be firm.”

“Always have good manners.”

“Manage your expectations.”
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love all Jennifer's books. :)
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's really hard to review such a book. I believe that others might love it but for the most part, I had the feeling, the author wanted to make me feel bad. Maybe poise just isn't for me. Maybe the author should stop being so judgy.
Seriously, she once heard someone drop the f-bomb and both were embarassed.

"...whether at home or in the outside world, she presented herself beautifully, with flattering clothes; natural, age-appropriate makeup...".
She doesn't believe in loungewear and talks about
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I absolutely loved this book! I really admire and look up to Jennifer L. Scott. I'm so grateful that a friend recommended her books and YouTube channel (The Daily Connoisseur). She gives useful tips on how to carry yourself with poise and grace to feel more confident and graceful. She goes over various sections, including posture, communication with others, self-discipline, good grooming and dressing, and so much more. This author is life-changing and giving me so much inspiration. 10/10 recomme ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the opening page of her new book, Jennifer L. Scott writes of the “calm contentedness” of her now famous Parisian host mother, Madame Chic. I would offer that it’s Jennifer herself, who beckons us into her world with a promise of calm and contentment.

I am already of fan of Jennifer’s writing (New York Times bestselling: At Home with Madame Chic and Lessons From Madame Chic, as well as her blog, The Daily Connoisseur). Jennifer’s insights into home, fashion, family and life, make me want to ta
Primrose Jess

Thank to you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a nod to her prior books in which she pays her appreciation of the teaching and observations of her time spent in France with Madame Chic. The lessons in this book educate the reader on how to regain or develop your elegance and poise in a society that has lost this along the way. If you have read her prior books, you may be disappointed to discover some of these lessons have already
I'm adding one star because this book might actually be useful to someone raised by wolves (and more and more people actually seem to be).

What really bothers me, is that when I was reading about the book online, checking whether it will be a massive waste of time or not, I found many inspiring, wise quotations I cannot for the love of me recall finding in the book. It must have been the crap overload.

Edit: I have since then realized that the inspiring quotations were NOT from this book. Le sigh.
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Jennifer. I love you. I love all of your books. In fact, I love you (your blog) and your book so much that many of the things in this book seem a repeat. The little that was new was great. The list of poised characters was a nice touch. A lot of themes repeat from the first and second book, of course, yet I was hoping there would be less emphasis.

Again, lovely lovely lovely new content just not enough of it to allow me to give it 4 stars.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read Jennifer's two previous books at the urging of my daughter. I've enjoyed them all. This one made me realize once again that common sense and common decency are not common anymore. Jennifer urges us to live our best lives within the self respect, and common decency perameters. She's wise beyond her years and has great advice. Poise isn't something most younger people even talk or think about, let alone try to implement in their own lives. Bravo.
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful. I liked this just as much as "Lessons from Madame Chic". True, some - or many - insights from that book are repeated here, but we learn so many things by repetition, don't we?
I appreciate the values Jennifer represents, her enthusiasm, her honesty and the inspiration and encouragement she gives.
Her blog has a new follower, as of today. :)
Kathryn Beal
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homemaking
Etiquette, at its core, is about living well. This book contains practical tips on interpersonal skills, managing your home, and carrying yourself with grace, but the author arrives at these conclusions from first principles: being honest, having integrity, and living in reality. Very inspiring. Highly recommend!
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So to be honest I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book but it was actually a good book and more about feeling confident and calm in yourself than fashion etc. I think I want to read her other books as well.
Elisabeth Ensor
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good review of her first 2 books! Lots of simple ideas about cultivating Poise and bring your best! Loved it
Jessica Gutierrez
I wish everyone cared as much about poise and manners! I enjoyed this book and found it refreshing.
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Every woman should read this. It is truly wonderful advice.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Very enjoyable!
Chase L.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Had some great takeaways about how to present yourself with more poise. Definitely incorporating some of these ideals into my daily life.
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was four out of twenty in 2020.

I read the first book in the Madame Chic trilogy a while ago and found the tips to be so rigid for me. I really enjoy the Parisian chic aesthetic, although I find that my personal aesthetic lies in my own Indian heritage. This book, however, is less all-over-the-place than the previous book and is more pointed on how to clean up your life. And it definitely did motivate me to clean my life up, starting with my closet. After reading this book, my room which wa
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt it had somewhat of a narrow perspective - at times it felt more like a handbook for French culture. It had some good points, but overall I felt if focused too much on what someone wears...even after saying that’s not the only important thing. While I agree that presentation is a lot, I’ve met door poor people with not much more than rags who have extraordinary poise. I felt the examples given of poise in this book weren’t far reaching or diverse, and that’s really the only thing that I do ...more
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This whole topic is sort of a secret guilty pleasure of mine. Part of me loves the idea of becoming more graceful and poised and lady-like, and part of me scorns the whole antiquated concept and thinks that there are much better, more worthwhile ways to spend my time and efforts. But this book did a good job of making me feel that becoming more poised is a worthwhile pursuit, that worrying about things like posture and clothes isn't vanity, but self-respect. It has inspired me to act better and ...more
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Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster), Mademoiselle Chic (Daiwa Shobo), and Connoisseur Kids (Chronicle Books). She is also the creator of the blog and YouTube channel, The Daily Connoisseur, where she explores the fine art of living. Jennifer has been featured on CN ...more

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