687 posts categorized "Art & Culture"

Come Again Celine?

Apr 08 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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