Jan 27 2015


"Well, Isn't It Time?" Asks Rick Owens.


Full disclosure: I love designer Rick Owens. I've worn his wonderfully versatile pieces since the mid 2000's and continue to do so to this day. In fact, the pieces I purchased in 2006 remain as relevant today as the day I bought them. But that's not the only reason I love him.

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Jan 26 2015


On Watches, Models and Lion Cubs.


No doubt one of the oddest bits of news to emerge from the most recent edition of SIHH in Geneva last week was the announcement by Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer (LVMH) that it had retained the services of model Cara Delevingne to front its most recent ad campaign.

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Jan 22 2015


Not Even A Hint Of Irony? Really??


A reported 1700 private jets will be ferrying an assortment of billionaires, celebrities and heads of state to the tiny remote town of Davos this week to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum conference.

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Jan 20 2015


Time To Go Glenda?


Terry Richardson, the man The Guardian dubbed "fashion's shameful secret" is back at work and we have Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of US Harper's Bazaar (Hearst) to thank.

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Jan 13 2015


I Salute You Rosamund Pike.

Rosamund Pike golden globes-2015_9

I'm not much into the whole celebrity red carpet thing. I find it generally insipid and a waste of time. The above image of British actress Rosamund Pike however grabbed my attention.

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Jan 12 2015


All Charlie? Not Quite.

Paris:Charlie Hebdo

As you no doubt noted, a silent rally of unprecedented proportions took place in Paris yesterday.

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Jan 06 2015


Can We Really Call This Progress?


As you may have heard, British model Jourdan Dunn graces the cover of the February 2015 issue of British Vogue. I'm sad to say that even in 2015, this tidbit of information is actually still newsworthy.

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Dec 24 2014


A Very Merry Christmas.


My tree is finally trimmed, the last of the presents have been wrapped and the wine is chilling for tonight's Christmas Eve dinner. I can finally shut down my computer and get down to the business of celebrating Christmas with my family.

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Dec 17 2014


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?


Sarah Jessica Parker for Halston Heritage, Lindsey Lohan for Ungaro, Kanye West for Kanye West ... And now, Rihanna for Puma.

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Dec 15 2014


Is That Really You Ines?

Ines de la Fressange:Vogue Paris:December 2014

You may have noticed that the December issue of Vogue Paris features the lovely Ines de la Fressange on the cover.

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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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