Here is a video regarding another option that your lady friend may find suits her needs.
NOTHING says 'a little class (while) well-dressed in the European tradition" like a new Walther PPK/s!
I've also noticed that many who deride the .22 LR as a self-defense option remain stubbornly reluctant to stand up and take 7 or 8 shots of .22 LR to the chest. IMHO, a pistol that a woman has with her and feels comfortable shooting, particularly one she will practice with routinely, offers an advantage over a pistol she won't work with, or the option of no pistol at all.
Just MHO. YMMV.