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12 posts from October 2015

You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?

Oct 28 2015


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


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


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


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


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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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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