"What is the best fashion compliment you have ever been paid? [...] To be mistaken for a French person, by a French person? Could there be any higher accolade? Not in my book. French women, Parisian women – my, my, don’t they have their own peculiar, fabulous style; a way of putting themselves together that makes us all wonder, ‘But, how?’ Oh, it’s maddening, that signature look of theirs; you can spot a Parisienne fashionista from a mile off with her strong-shouldered jacket, a scarf worn war-reporter style round her neck, looking as though she doesn’t give a you-know-what."