Tag Archives: Style Icons

Picasso, French style icon

The French have more style icons than any other culture, but as if that weren’t enough, when they choose, they take on “foreigners” and make them their own. If they want you, they’ll take you! Such was the case with Picasso. That rotund, Spanish phenomenon of a man and artist who became a French style icon, spent […]


French style icon Jane Birkin’s basket

I’ve become a Francophile. It was inevitable, I think; it wasn’t really a choice. There seems to be a tipping point, after you’ve traveled a certain number of miles around the world and landed in that one cafe, to sit at that one table with that view. It happens after you’ve eaten a certain number of perfect baguettes with perfect […]