About Chic-Londres “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”… Or so said journalist Samuel Johnson to his biographer James Boswell in 1777. More than two centuries later, this quote still rings true, as London remains one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world, as well as an inspiring symbol of cultural and social diversity. Launched in June 2009, Chic-Londres aims to celebrate London’s formidable culture and people. While primarily targeted at the 400,000-strong French community in London, Chic-Londres offers all Londoners an upmarket online lifestyle magazine centred on whom and what makes this city so unique, with an emphasis on interviews with personalities such as Nicolas Anelka, Nicole Farhi, Ron Arad, James Dyson or Vincent Cassel.
About its Founder A journalist for the past seventeen years, Paris-born Frédérique Andréani has worked in Paris and Sydney before settling in London in 1999. As the former London correspondent for leading French publications Le Point and Libération, she has interviewed personalities including Tony Blair, Jamie Oliver, Paul Smith, Bob Geldof, Natalie Massenet and Seif Gaddafi. In 2000, she produced and directed two Australian-based documentaries (about the Sydney gay and lesbian police force and about a wildlife centre built and managed by inmates within a prison) which were broadcast on prime time French national TV and sold worldwide. In England, she has contributed to The Lady magazine, Mr & Mrs Smith guide books, Quintessentially Publishing books and RED magazine. She studied History in La Sorbonne and Politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and lives in Kensal Green with her young daughters Blanche and Galliane.