Apr 14 2015


Well If You Can't Beat Them ...


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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Apr 13 2015


Wishful Thinking?

No kardashions

Aristotle reportedly once said that "the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

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Apr 08 2015


Come Again Celine?


Try as I might, I can't quite wrap my mind around the Celine Spring 2015 ad campaign.

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Apr 07 2015


On The Evolution of The Term "Luxury".


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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Apr 02 2015


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

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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Mar 30 2015


A Tech Barbarian At The Auction House Gates?


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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Mar 23 2015


Not Your Parents' Auction House.


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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Mar 20 2015


Happy Friday!


In a few short hours, it will be the start of the weekend and that thought makes me want to get up and dance.

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Mar 19 2015


A New Direction At Dior?


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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Mar 18 2015


An Ode To Eres.


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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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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