Vanessa Paradis on the Champs Elysee yesterday at the official Christmas lighting ceremony. Sigh. What it would be to spend Christmas in Paris.

Rumour has it, Vanessa’s Johnny has just purchased for her a vineyard as a congratulations present for all the hard work she’s put into promoting her new album. Lucky bitch. Just being with him is congratulations enough, non?

But this is a woman who knows her worth. French women usually do. French women could teach Jessica Simpson a thing or two.

And Vanessa Paradis could teach Nicole Kidman a thing or two too. Red lips and white face without looking like a granny. Chic Witch, perhaps, but Chic French Beautiful Witch is still better than Granny Freeze with Brittle Bones.

Photos from Splash