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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

Adele:25

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

Paris

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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You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?

Oct 28 2015

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Better not drop that bag.


There is more to a luxury brand than merely a hefty price tag and a haughty attitude.

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"The screen has to scream, baby."

Oct 26 2015

Lanvin

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

Absolutely-fabulous:movie

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

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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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