Portraits

Portraits
Caroline Fredericks

Carole Fredericks: Honoring an American Sister’s French Musical Legacy

There are numerous examples of African-American artists who were, and are, very successful in France: Josephine Baker in the Twenties, Richard Wright in the Forties and James Baldwin in the Fifties. Yet for some, their accomplishments remain unknown and often uncelebrated in their native country. Thus was the case of my sister, Carole Denise Fredericks.
dancer becomes actress

Passionate Dancer Leaps from Stage to the Silver Screen

Talented Eurasian dancer Claire Tran has danced the steps of internationally renowned choreographers and tried her hand at creating for others. Now 31 years old, she's leaping in a new direction: acting.
fit to inspire

Rebeca Plantier: Don’t Punish Yourself With Exercise to be Fit to Inspire

How many women out there would love to get fit? Eat healthy; exercise regularly. How many of us are too busy caring for our families, juggling work or can’t find the time to look after our own bodies?
biracial

Métis: The Beauty of Being Biracial in France Today

Award-winning photographer Alexis Duclos produces a photographic essay featuring 46 biracial personalities living and working in France today.
Agence Le Bon Mot team

Creators of Agence Le Bon Mot Bring Philippine Savoir-Faire to Paris

The two Filipinas behind Agence le Bon Mot describe their goal of bringing unique brands that celebrate traditional craftsmanship to Paris and the world.

How a Single Mom in Paris Covers War, Conflict and Human Lives

Many women choose to alter or give up their careers when they have children. Not Janine di Giovanni. An award winning war correspondent and Middle East Editor of Newsweek, this single mother feels the call of duty each time an opportunity arises to slip into battle zones to put a human face on war.
Author Elaine Sciolino © Gabriela Sciolino Plump

Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.
Thalys train attack survivor

Terrorist Train Attack Survivor Speaks About Her Life Today

Isabelle Risacher Moogalian is a bicultural coach whose life aboard a peniche on the Seine seemed idyllic with American-born husband Mark Moogalian, until they were victims of an attempted terrorist attack on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Seconds after Mark wrenched the automatic weapon from the hands of the attacker he was shot in his back as he tried to get away.

ARTECASE: Parisian Treasure Hunters in Search of Collectible Design

Art lovers are rarely disappointed when they visit Paris for cultural inspiration. And when two like minds meet, sparks fly. Elizabeth Chase and Susan Bouliier are both cultural addicts who met in Paris and decidedly joined forces to create ARTECASE. Experienced in the art of treasure hunting for collectible design, the two co-founders mapped out their favorite cultural places for INSPIRELLE.
teen coach

Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.