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19 posts from September 2011

Weekend Plans ... A Date With Diana Vreeland.

Sep 30 2011

Diana Vreeland's Red Room

My copy of Lisa Immordino Vreeland's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel arrived yesterday so naturally, my weekend will be spent immersed in the world of the legendary former Vogue editor.

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Just A Thought ...

Sep 29 2011


"The journey of a thousand miles begins by finding your shoes." I would simply add that the journey is enhanced tremendously when you find the right shoe.


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*Quote borrowed from the Beatrice Ong shoebox.

Carine Roitfeld: "There Is a Very Fine Line Between Accepting a Gift and Being Bought."

Sep 28 2011

Olivier Zahm and Carine Roitfeld

Unless you live deep within the caves of Afghanistan with little or no communication with the outside world, you no doubt are aware that "Irreverent", the tribute book dedicated to former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld penned by Olivier Zahm (Purple Magazine) is set to drop just in time for Paris Fashion Week. Ms. Roitfeld is therefore currently doing a series of press interviews for the book including one in which she graciously sat down with a group of French fashion bloggers.

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Social Media: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington.

Sep 27 2011


First came the heavyweight lobbyist in the form of Joel Kaplan, former deputy chief of staff under George W. Bush and the man known throughout Washington as responsible for successfully shepherding the highly invasive Patriot Act through Congress. Now comes the PAC (Political Action Committee) which will funnel political donations to various political candidates who might be persuaded to help them advance their policy interests. This is no coincidence.

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Why Do These Things Keep Happening on "Planet Fashion"?

Sep 26 2011

The Luxe Chronicles:Incredulous

"Didn't know or didn't care?! "

When the industry's lead magazine is not publishing surreal profiles of dicators' wives extolling their fashion-forward credentials and idyllic lifestyles, dictators' daughters are being given coveted spots on the New York Fashion Week schedule ... It begs the question: Why do these things keep happening on "Planet Fashion"?

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The Week End Is Here ...

Sep 23 2011

The Luxe Chronicles:It's Friday

But it will be over in the blink of an eye so by all means, pop the cork, kick up your heels and make the most of it!


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Digital Privacy: Please Scan/Rob/Stalk Me!

Sep 22 2011

QR Codes:Skanz

By now, most of my regular readers have probably concluded (correctly) that I love technology almost as much as I love shoes. Mind you, I don't love technology in of itself the way I love shoes but I do love what technology enables me to do. Thanks to technology, I can save precious time by working more efficiently and eliminating hassles. I can stay in touch with my loved ones regardless of my geographical location and I can even connect and exchange with complete strangers with whom I share an interest or passion. In short, I believe in the tremendous power of technology. The problem is that I don't always believe in the good intentions of the purveyors of that technology.

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Breaking: Fashion Writer Dares To Publicly Criticize Tom Ford.

Sep 20 2011


Dear Readers:

Apologies for the delay in posting this morning. I was momentarily dazed and confused after reading an actual honest critique of Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2012 collection in The Guardian this morning. I'm collecting myself right now but please do take the time to read this short piece posted by Jess Cartner-Morley. I also suggest you bookmark the webpage as this type of event doesn't happen every fashion season.


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DSK, Claire Chazal and The Triumph of Style Over Substance.

Sep 19 2011


The French electorate was treated to a well-rehearsed, well-orchestrated piece of political theatre last night in the form of the the long-awaited television interview of disgraced former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn by lead TF1 anchor Claire Chazal. No doubt chosen for her "polite" interviewing style (more Katie Couric than Chistiane Amanpour) and her long-standing friendship with DSK's wealthy, politically connected wife Anne Sinclair, her questions were pointed enough to be uncomfortable but stopped well short of making him squirm.

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Sep 16 2011


It's been a long week and you've worked hard. By all means, kick back, relax and enjoy the weekend! You've earned it.


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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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