893 posts categorized "Fashion"

"Well, Isn't It Time?" Asks Rick Owens.

Jan 27 2015


Full disclosure: I love designer Rick Owens. I've worn his wonderfully versatile pieces since the mid 2000's and continue to do so to this day. In fact, the pieces I purchased in 2006 remain as relevant today as the day I bought them. But that's not the only reason I love him.

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Time To Go Glenda?

Jan 20 2015


Terry Richardson, the man The Guardian dubbed "fashion's shameful secret" is back at work and we have Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of US Harper's Bazaar (Hearst) to thank.

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I Salute You Rosamund Pike.

Jan 13 2015

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I'm not much into the whole celebrity red carpet thing. I find it generally insipid and a waste of time. The above image of British actress Rosamund Pike however grabbed my attention.

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Can We Really Call This Progress?

Jan 06 2015


As you may have heard, British model Jourdan Dunn graces the cover of the February 2015 issue of British Vogue. I'm sad to say that even in 2015, this tidbit of information is actually still newsworthy.

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Is That Really You Ines?

Dec 15 2014

Ines de la Fressange:Vogue Paris:December 2014

You may have noticed that the December issue of Vogue Paris features the lovely Ines de la Fressange on the cover.

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It Couldn't Last ...

Nov 03 2014


The weather in Paris throughout September and October had been so gorgeous that I think I had lulled myself into believing it would go on indefinitely. Alas ...

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Requiescat In Pace Mr. De La Renta.

Oct 21 2014

Oscar de la renta

I woke up this morning to the very sad news of Oscar de la Renta's passing. So much has been written about the man, his tremendous skill, generosity and elegance of mind and spirit that there seems little left to say. Instead, I would like to share a personal anecdote.

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Porter Magazine Persuades.

Oct 14 2014


I should state from the outset that I'm a huge fan of Net-A-Porter and the people behind it. I've been a loyal customer since 2006 and the bulk of my fashion-related purchases are made on their site. Whether or not that makes me more inclined to like Porter magazine as a result, I couldn't say for sure. What I can say however is that to date, I'm fairly impressed by what the team behind Porter has managed to do in only five issues.

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Isn't It Ironic?

Oct 09 2014

Anya Hindmarch F14 Counter Culture show 2

When it comes to protecting trademarks, logos and intellectual property in general, no sector has been as aggressive or as persistent as the luxury industry.

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World Retail Congress 2014: A Review.

Oct 08 2014

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I had the opportunity to attend the World Retail Congress which took place in Paris last week. Over the course of three jam-packed days, some of the world's leading retailers and retail service providers converged on my fair city to present and discuss current and emerging retail challenges including the tremendous potential of new payment technologies, digital integration and the ever changing consumer behaviours that are forcing retailers to radically rethink the in-store experience. Not surprisingly, the terms "disruptor" and "disruption" were on virtually everyone's lips.

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