May 19 2015


A Fond Farewell.

Mad Men:Season 7:Finale

It's over. The cult television series Mad Men aired it's final episode of its final season and I am quite simply bereft.

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May 07 2015


The Night The Americans Ruled Versailles.

The Battle of Versailles:Robin Givhan

On a recent holiday, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, the newly released book by Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan.

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May 06 2015


"Women Love It Here."

Mad Men:Season 7:Lost Horizon

No television show has done more to glamorize the mid-century aesthetic than AMC's cult series Mad Men. While we may revel in the fashions and the interior design however, it's the story lines that keep us coming back for more even when, to be perfectly honest, many of those stories make us cringe.

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May 05 2015


Met Ball Or Halloween Party?


Trick or treat?

Grace Coddington wore something akin to fancy pajamas. Rihanna wore a dress with a train that looked like a giant plate of scrambled eggs. Perhaps they coordinated? The least we can say about the images of the 2015 edition of the Met Gala is that they make for entertaining breakfast table chatter.

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May 04 2015


Fashion Stereotypes Alive & Well On Planet Fashion.

British Vogue: Twitter

Behold a tweet from one of the fashion industry's leading publications, British Vogue, on the occasion of the recent royal birth.

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Apr 20 2015


Random Musings On Fashion Diversity.

Fashion:Diversity:Net A Porter

The sight of Liya Kebede in an advert for Louis Vuitton on the inside cover of this past weekend's How To Spend It has me mulling over the issue of racial diversity in fashion.

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Apr 17 2015


Happy Friday!

Happy Friday

It has been one of those weeks ... Long, complicated and frustrating.

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Apr 14 2015


Well If You Can't Beat Them ...


The duel announcements that Chanel would be joining the e-commerce fray in 2016 and debuting a fine jewellery collection on Net-A-Porter starting this week may not seem like much at first blush but in luxury industry terms, it amounts to a minor earthquake.

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Apr 13 2015


Wishful Thinking?

No kardashions

Aristotle reportedly once said that "the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

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Apr 08 2015


Come Again Celine?


Try as I might, I can't quite wrap my mind around the Celine Spring 2015 ad campaign.

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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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