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The Night The Americans Ruled Versailles.

May 07 2015

The Battle of Versailles:Robin Givhan

On a recent holiday, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, the newly released book by Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan.

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"Women Love It Here."

May 06 2015

Mad Men:Season 7:Lost Horizon

No television show has done more to glamorize the mid-century aesthetic than AMC's cult series Mad Men. While we may revel in the fashions and the interior design however, it's the story lines that keep us coming back for more even when, to be perfectly honest, many of those stories make us cringe.

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Met Ball Or Halloween Party?

May 05 2015

Met-gala-2015

Trick or treat?


Grace Coddington wore something akin to fancy pajamas. Rihanna wore a dress with a train that looked like a giant plate of scrambled eggs. Perhaps they coordinated? The least we can say about the images of the 2015 edition of the Met Gala is that they make for entertaining breakfast table chatter.

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Fashion Stereotypes Alive & Well On Planet Fashion.

May 04 2015

British Vogue: Twitter

Behold a tweet from one of the fashion industry's leading publications, British Vogue, on the occasion of the recent royal birth.

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Random Musings On Fashion Diversity.

Apr 20 2015

Fashion:Diversity:Net A Porter

The sight of Liya Kebede in an advert for Louis Vuitton on the inside cover of this past weekend's How To Spend It has me mulling over the issue of racial diversity in fashion.

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Well If You Can't Beat Them ...

Apr 14 2015

Chanel-Net--Porter

The duel announcements that Chanel would be joining the e-commerce fray in 2016 and debuting a fine jewellery collection on Net-A-Porter starting this week may not seem like much at first blush but in luxury industry terms, it amounts to a minor earthquake.

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Wishful Thinking?

Apr 13 2015

No kardashions


Aristotle reportedly once said that "the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

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Come Again Celine?

Apr 08 2015

Celine-Summer-2015-Campaign-6

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

Sotheby's:Auction:Digital

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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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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