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Come Again Celine?

Apr 08 2015

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Try as I might, I can't quite wrap my mind around the Celine Spring 2015 ad campaign.

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On The Evolution of The Term "Luxury".

Apr 07 2015

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You'll be happy to know that according to Euromonitor International, a market research company, "luxury toilet paper" sales reached $1.4 billion USD last year outselling regular toilet paper for the first time in 10 years. It has been hailed as a sign of a strengthening economy.

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A Tech Barbarian At The Auction House Gates?

Mar 30 2015

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What happens when a venerable 271-year old auction house recruits a tech-savvy media executive with little knowledge of the art world as their new CEO?

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Not Your Parents' Auction House.

Mar 23 2015

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As you may have heard, Sotheby's has teamed up with Canadian rapper Drake for its upcoming private sale of African American artists.

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A New Direction At Dior?

Mar 19 2015

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As you may have heard, Dior has signed Rihanna as their new brand ambassador. She is the first woman of colour to land this lucrative contract which makes this a historic moment for the brand. For that reason alone, part of me so badly wants to celebrate the decision. Alas ...

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Yes But What About The Clothes?

Mar 12 2015

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In case we needed any further evidence that fashion has become as much a form of entertainment as film, music or sports, the characters from the cult 90's film Zoolander made an appearance on the Valentino runway recently.

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Requiescat In Pace Albert Maysles

Mar 11 2015

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I was saddened to learn of the passing of documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles on March 5th.

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All In The Family.

Mar 09 2015

Salma Hayek:Pomellato

As you may have read, Salma Hayek replaces Tilda Swinton as the face of Italian jewellery brand Pomellato.

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Happy Fashion Friday!

Mar 06 2015

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Not me but a reasonable facsimile of my mood.


The sun is finally out, the fashion pack has descended upon my fair city and in a few short hours, it will be the weekend ....

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Requiescat In Pace Bettina.

Mar 04 2015

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I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite models of all time, Bettina Graziani, passed away earlier this week.

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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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