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Apr 20 2015

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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

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday

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

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Apr 14 2015

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Well If You Can't Beat Them ...

Chanel-Net--Porter

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

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Wishful Thinking?

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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

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Come Again Celine?

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

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Apr 07 2015

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On The Evolution of The Term "Luxury".

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You'll be happy to know that according to Euromonitor International, a market research company, "luxury toilet paper" sales reached $1.4 billion USD last year outselling regular toilet paper for the first time in 10 years. It has been hailed as a sign of a strengthening economy.

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Apr 02 2015

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On The Marriage/Merger of Yoox & Net-A-Porter.

Roy Lichtenstein's The Ring (Engagement) (1962)

Roy Lichtenstein's "The Ring (Engagement)" (1962).


It has been a rather frothy two weeks in the world of fashion what with all the talk of mergers and acquisitions relating to Net-A-Porter. As my regular readers will attest, I'm a huge fan and loyal customer of the pioneering luxury fashion site so I've been following these stories very closely.

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Mar 30 2015

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A Tech Barbarian At The Auction House Gates?

Sotheby's:Auction:Digital

What happens when a venerable 271-year old auction house recruits a tech-savvy media executive with little knowledge of the art world as their new CEO?

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Mar 23 2015

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Not Your Parents' Auction House.

Drake:Sothbys

As you may have heard, Sotheby's has teamed up with Canadian rapper Drake for its upcoming private sale of African American artists.

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Mar 20 2015

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Happy Friday!

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In a few short hours, it will be the start of the weekend and that thought makes me want to get up and dance.

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Welcome to The Luxe Chronicles.

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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