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Nov 07 2014

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Raise Your Glass To The Weekend!

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It's been a long week, hasn't it? It's almost over so I suggest you put one of your best bottles of champagne to chill in anticipation for tonight.

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Nov 06 2014

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Lesson No. 1: Misogyny Pays.

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On the very same day that Dr Dre, rapper and co-founder of Beats stood up on stage to be honoured by the Wall Street Journal Magazine at its fourth annual Innovators Award, Jay Z, another rapper, made headlines for his purchase of the Armand de Brignac champagne brand. There is an obvious lesson here: Misogyny pays. Handsomely.

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Nov 04 2014

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No Time To Read ... So What?

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This is not Fleur Pellerin and that's O.K.


Given the current state of France, one would think that the country would be focused on its countless economic, political and social problems, right? After all, who has time for petty bickering and backbiting when the country is in such dire straits? If only.

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Nov 03 2014

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It Couldn't Last ...

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The weather in Paris throughout September and October had been so gorgeous that I think I had lulled myself into believing it would go on indefinitely. Alas ...

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Oct 31 2014

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A Lovely Weekend To All!

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Friday is upon us (already!) and the weather is unseasonably gorgeous here in Paris. My only plan for this weekend is to take full advantage of my city's great beauty.

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Oct 30 2014

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Is London Becoming The New Centre Of French Luxury?

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Ever since the Hollande government came to power and started rolling out its confiscatory tax policies, rumours have abounded within the luxury industry of brands quietly transferring top level decision makers and their teams out of France for tax reasons.

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Oct 28 2014

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No More 'French Bashing' Please.

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No French bashing here.


We've been hearing the term le French bashing a lot lately. It is used by both government ministers and commentators in response to virtually any and all criticism of anything French, especially as it relates to the country's current economic predicament.

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Oct 27 2014

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Old Cosmetic Giant Learns New Beauty Trick?

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Well, what do you know?! It's apparently possible to teach an old beauty industry giant a new beauty trick after all. Behold a gorgeous and (reportedly) un-retouched image from a new l'Oreal Paris campaign featuring academy-award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren.

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Oct 24 2014

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Happy Friday!!!

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We've survived another week! As far as I'm concerned, that's worth at least a small scale celebration - don't you?

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Oct 23 2014

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Lost In Marella Agnelli's Magic.

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Last night, I finally peeled the shrink wrap from Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan (Rizzoli, 2014). Co-written by Marella Agnelli and Marella Caracciolo Chia, it is a mix of biography and autobiography coupled with beautiful images of various Agnelli homes and their sumptuous gardens.

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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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