909 posts categorized "Fashion"

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


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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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 Marriage/Merger of Yoox & Net-A-Porter.

Apr 02 2015

Roy Lichtenstein's The Ring (Engagement) (1962)

Roy Lichtenstein's "The Ring (Engagement)" (1962).

It has been a rather frothy two weeks in the world of fashion what with all the talk of mergers and acquisitions relating to Net-A-Porter. As my regular readers will attest, I'm a huge fan and loyal customer of the pioneering luxury fashion site so I've been following these stories very closely.

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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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An Ode To Eres.

Mar 18 2015


It's been a long, hectic winter and I'm very much looking forward to a family vacation somewhere warm and sunny. I've therefore been looking for swimwear both online and off.

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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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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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A New Costume Designer For Claire Underwood.

Mar 03 2015

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“No more ill-fitting garments Francis."

Netflix just released Season 3 of House of Cards and the Underwoods have moved into the White House.

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