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12 posts from October 2015

You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?

Oct 28 2015

Chanel-lego-purse-nyfw

Better not drop that bag.


There is more to a luxury brand than merely a hefty price tag and a haughty attitude.

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"The screen has to scream, baby."

Oct 26 2015

Lanvin

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.

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Bon Week-End!

Oct 24 2015

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It has been a hectic week and Friday came and went without my usual "happy week-end" post. My apologies dear readers.

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Yes Sweetie, It's True!

Oct 20 2015

Absolutely-fabulous:movie

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.

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Here's To The Badasses ...

Oct 19 2015

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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?

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Gloomy Friday.

Oct 16 2015

Vintage umbrella

The weather in Paris has taken a gloomy turn. Seemingly overnight, we've gone from crisp sunny days to cold, bitter rain. The impact on my mood and energy level is not pretty.

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All In The Wrist?

Oct 15 2015

Apple:Met Gala:Fashion

So, Apple will be sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala. The theme? “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Let's think about this for a moment.

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On The Decline of Playboy.

Oct 14 2015

Vintage Playboy Cover:The Luxe Chronicles

I've been mulling over the decision by Playboy to cease featuring naked women in its pages.

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Happy Fashion Friday!

Oct 09 2015

Anna della Russo

Not me but a reasonable facsimile of my current mood.


It's finally Friday and not a moment too soon. The shows are over, the parties have wrapped and buyers, press, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts have gone home.

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Hung Up On The 90's Hedi?

Oct 07 2015

Saint Laurent:Spring Summer 2016

Didn't catch the recent Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week? Not to worry, I'll fill your in.

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ABOUT ME...

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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