It's with a heavy heart that I write today's post. My city is grieving for the lives lost after Friday night's gruesome attacks. I did not know any of the victims personally but that doesn't seem to matter. The attacks feel personal and devastating all the same.
From where I sit, there are two things currently rattling the luxury fashion industry. The first: Hedi Slimane's cynical but commercially successful collections at Saint Laurent. The second, Raf Simon's decision to leave Dior after a mere three and a half years.
So it's confirmed. There is indeed an Absolutely Fabulous movie in the works with the entire original cast from Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edie (Jennifer Saunders) to long-suffering Saffy (Julia Sawalha), ditzy Bubble (Jane Horrocks) and Gran (June Whitfield) returning.
OMG how cool are they? And edgy. And irreverent. And badass. I mean, is there a better badass credential than a willingness to flip everyone the bird? At a party? Whilst posing for the official photographer? For no apparent reason?
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.