I must admit, I was curious about the Ai Weiwei installation at Paris' Le Bon Marche but I had my doubts. Can serious, culturally relevant art co-exist with fragrance samples? Would the art of commerce overshadow or even cheapen the artist's message?
Last April, I wrote a post on racial diversity in the fashion industry in which I suggested that progress on this front seemed to be more forthcoming from brand adverts and e-commerce sites like Net-A-Porter than mainstream fashion editorials in magazines like Vogue.
So much has been written about David Bowie's legacy since his recent death that there seems nothing truly of consequence to add. Except perhaps one thing: The manner in which he lived his life is, to me, proof that fame does not have to come at the expense of either privacy or dignity.
I've spent altogether too much time in airports this week and it has taken it's toll. And to think there was a time when the thought of zipping through airports seemed grown up and oh so very glamorous. What was I thinking?
Long before musical artists discovered the power of fashion to create ever changing identities, long before Madonna or Lady Gaga discovered the power of reinvention, long before professional stylists invaded the music scene, there was you in all your androgyny and sartorial splendor.
I won't lie, it's been a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. In an effort to combat my embarrassing lack of motivation, I decided to make a list of specific events I have my eye on. In no particular order, here are ten things I'm looking forward to in 2016.
As my regular readers can attest, I am a self-declared bone fides Christmas freak. I love Christmas and I simply don't care whether in some circles, that may make me what the French would call plouc (deeply uncool to the point of being backward). I will concede however that I had to work a bit harder this year to capture the festive spirit.
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.