Reflections on art, fitness, family, politics and literature that hit me like bricks as I chauffeur my children from place to place...
A pink taxi
January 10, 2011
French is Cool
Stromae may not be French, but he sings in French. An Anglophone music lover, and friend of mine, rejected him at first tune because he was "too French". French is Cool! Kanye endorsed Stromae with a mix they made together.
DJ David Guetta is perhaps the most famous DJ out there today. He is quintessentially French. His party demeanor is Saint Tropez all the way! I have seen many documentaries about him and discovered his typically French upbringing. He has had to endure Alphonse Daudet and write in cursive with a ink fountain pen like the rest of us. Look at the creativity that the system delivered! Rihanna has agreed to mix with him in the latest Whose that Chick Single. This is the tip of the iceberg. France has the top DJs of the world.
Ed Hardy and French DJs go hand in hand. Christian Audigier Americanized his brand but he is a bling French man at heart. I thought his Swarovsky studded Tigers, Skulls and Bulldogs would go out of fashion, but Madonna doesn't think so. Neither do people in Las Vegas, Miami and Dubai.
For those who aren't as bling as Ed Hardy but are still looking for a rockin'roll look, the brand Zadig and Voltaire is the right choice: provided you agree to dress like a French woman, that is in a simple skimpy flower dress and cowboy boots.
I am surprised President Sarkozy hasn't been caught in an Ed Hardy sweatshirt or a Zadig and Voltaire Cashemir! He sports Ray Bans and Rolex watches and has taken up "footing", that is French for running. The bling President Sarkozy, hot tempered, has made presidential style casual before Barack Obama whose latest was calling Kanye West a jackass!!!! Only a French President would have pulled that off.
The pink taxi runs from 7 am to 7pm. It picks and drops off my 3 kids at school, ballet,judo, aikido, violin, climbing, riding, squash, basketball, skiing, skating, swim team, friends, grandparents and teachers. The car, not pink, but a black SUV, drives to Carrefour and Coop. To Club stretch for pilates and Aviation club for weekly workouts. It is driven by a woman who navigates on the radio, gets DJed by her 4 year old or sometimes quietly reflects. The thoughts are about politics, family, humor, literature, art or fitness. Sometimes they are excruciatingly longwinded, other times they are gossipy and hot.
I hope you will all enjoy!