933 posts categorized "Fashion"

You Call Yourself A "Luxury" Brand?

Oct 28 2015


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


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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All In The Wrist?

Oct 15 2015

Apple:Met Gala:Fashion

So, Apple will be sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala. The theme? “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Let's think about this for a moment.

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Hung Up On The 90's Hedi?

Oct 07 2015

Saint Laurent:Spring Summer 2016

Didn't catch the recent Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week? Not to worry, I'll fill your in.

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Time To Move On?

Oct 06 2015

Celine Handbags

What makes a luxury accessory desirable? When does it stop being coveted and why?

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Food For Thought.

Oct 05 2015


It's fashion week here in Paris and outside virtually every show venue is the usual circus of attendees, bodyguards, drivers, celebrities and street style bloggers, the latter either seeking to photograph or be photographed.

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Fashion As An Expression Of Individuality: Take 5.

Sep 30 2015

Same Glasses

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Subtlety Is Dead. So Now What?

Sep 28 2015


A glittery car wash entrance sign pointing to the model's crotch... Perhaps Jeremy Scott thought he was being clever, original even. Or perhaps he was simply pandering to Katy Perry in the hopes of designing the costumes for her next tour.

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Thank You Cathy Horyn.

Sep 23 2015


This passage from the former New York Times fashion critic's review of Kanye West's latest fashion offering nearly brought tears to my eyes for its brutal honesty:

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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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