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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 ...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Mar 19 2015

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A New Direction At Dior?

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As you may have heard, Dior has signed Rihanna as their new brand ambassador. She is the first woman of colour to land this lucrative contract which makes this a historic moment for the brand. For that reason alone, part of me so badly wants to celebrate the decision. Alas ...

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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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