Nov 25 2015


Adele 25: A Genuine Success.


So, Adele's long-anticipated new album 25 has already sold millions in just a few short days since its release and is set to shatter pretty much every music industry sales record in recent history.

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Nov 20 2015


Elegance May Be Refusal But So Is Defiance.


It's Friday. Today marks exactly one week since the massacres that plunged Paris into a state of fear and mourning.

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Nov 16 2015


A City In Mourning.

Paris Attacks

It's with a heavy heart that I write today's post. My city is grieving for the lives lost after Friday night's gruesome attacks. I did not know any of the victims personally but that doesn't seem to matter. The attacks feel personal and devastating all the same.

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Oct 28 2015


You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?


Better not drop that bag.

There is more to a luxury brand than merely a hefty price tag and a haughty attitude.

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Oct 26 2015


"The screen has to scream, baby."


From where I sit, there are two things currently rattling the luxury fashion industry. The first: Hedi Slimane's cynical but commercially successful collections at Saint Laurent. The second, Raf Simon's decision to leave Dior after a mere three and a half years.

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Oct 24 2015


Bon Week-End!


It has been a hectic week and Friday came and went without my usual "happy week-end" post. My apologies dear readers.

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Oct 20 2015


Yes Sweetie, It's True!


So it's confirmed. There is indeed an Absolutely Fabulous movie in the works with the entire original cast from Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edie (Jennifer Saunders) to long-suffering Saffy (Julia Sawalha), ditzy Bubble (Jane Horrocks) and Gran (June Whitfield) returning.

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Oct 19 2015


Here's To The Badasses ...


OMG how cool are they? And edgy. And irreverent. And badass. I mean, is there a better badass credential than a willingness to flip everyone the bird? At a party? Whilst posing for the official photographer? For no apparent reason?

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Oct 16 2015


Gloomy Friday.

Vintage umbrella

The weather in Paris has taken a gloomy turn. Seemingly overnight, we've gone from crisp sunny days to cold, bitter rain. The impact on my mood and energy level is not pretty.

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Oct 15 2015


All In The Wrist?

Apple:Met Gala:Fashion

So, Apple will be sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala. The theme? “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Let's think about this for a moment.

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The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic.

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