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Au Revoir Monsieur Bowie.

Jan 11 2016

David Bowie:Iman

Long before musical artists discovered the power of fashion to create ever changing identities, long before Madonna or Lady Gaga discovered the power of reinvention, long before professional stylists invaded the music scene, there was you in all your androgyny and sartorial splendor.

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Ten Things To Look Forward To In 2016.


I won't lie, it's been a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. In an effort to combat my embarrassing lack of motivation, I decided to make a list of specific events I have my eye on. In no particular order, here are ten things I'm looking forward to in 2016.

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Merry Christmas?

Dec 24 2015

Merry Christmas & A Chic New Year

As my regular readers can attest, I am a self-declared bone fides Christmas freak. I love Christmas and I simply don't care whether in some circles, that may make me what the French would call plouc (deeply uncool to the point of being backward). I will concede however that I had to work a bit harder this year to capture the festive spirit.

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Keeping It Classy At Vogue.

Dec 17 2015

Shag, Marry or Kill

Pardon me but when did it become acceptable for the term "shag" to appear on the Vogue website?

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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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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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