724 posts categorized "Art & Culture"

A Tantalizing Thought.

Dec 09 2015

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There is a tantalizing rumor currently circulating amongst Paris fashion circles regarding the changing of the guards at a fabled fashion house.

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Adele 25: A Genuine Success.

Nov 25 2015


So, Adele's long-anticipated new album 25 has already sold millions in just a few short days since its release and is set to shatter pretty much every music industry sales record in recent history.

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Elegance May Be Refusal But So Is Defiance.

Nov 20 2015


It's Friday. Today marks exactly one week since the massacres that plunged Paris into a state of fear and mourning.

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A City In Mourning.

Nov 16 2015

Paris Attacks

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.

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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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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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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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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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