Nov 26 2014


A Meeting Of The Minds At Moët & Chandon.

Moet & Chandon:Yannick Alleno Collaboration: David Lebovitz

Photograph courtesy of David Lebovitz.

Let's suppose for a moment that you've reached the pinnacle of your profession. You've amassed your professions's highest honours, earned the respect of your peers and achieved fame. In other words, you have nothing left to prove to anyone. What then?

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Nov 24 2014


In Celebrity We Trust?


I confess that I've lost count of all the women claiming to have been raped or sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby over the years. Now, a former NBC employee has come forward to confess to having been his "fixer" during the years Cosby reigned over television with his hit NBC series The Cosby Show. The
role allegedly involved standing guard at the door during some of these encounters and distributing pay offs.

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Nov 07 2014


Raise Your Glass To The Weekend!


It's been a long week, hasn't it? It's almost over so I suggest you put one of your best bottles of champagne to chill in anticipation for tonight.

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Nov 06 2014


Lesson No. 1: Misogyny Pays.


On the very same day that Dr Dre, rapper and co-founder of Beats stood up on stage to be honoured by the Wall Street Journal Magazine at its fourth annual Innovators Award, Jay Z, another rapper, made headlines for his purchase of the Armand de Brignac champagne brand. There is an obvious lesson here: Misogyny pays. Handsomely.

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Nov 04 2014


No Time To Read ... So What?

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This is not Fleur Pellerin and that's O.K.

Given the current state of France, one would think that the country would be focused on its countless economic, political and social problems, right? After all, who has time for petty bickering and backbiting when the country is in such dire straits? If only.

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Nov 03 2014


It Couldn't Last ...


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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Oct 31 2014


A Lovely Weekend To All!


Friday is upon us (already!) and the weather is unseasonably gorgeous here in Paris. My only plan for this weekend is to take full advantage of my city's great beauty.

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Oct 30 2014


Is London Becoming The New Centre Of French Luxury?


Ever since the Hollande government came to power and started rolling out its confiscatory tax policies, rumours have abounded within the luxury industry of brands quietly transferring top level decision makers and their teams out of France for tax reasons.

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Oct 28 2014


No More 'French Bashing' Please.

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No French bashing here.

We've been hearing the term le French bashing a lot lately. It is used by both government ministers and commentators in response to virtually any and all criticism of anything French, especially as it relates to the country's current economic predicament.

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Oct 27 2014


Old Cosmetic Giant Learns New Beauty Trick?


Well, what do you know?! It's apparently possible to teach an old beauty industry giant a new beauty trick after all. Behold a gorgeous and (reportedly) un-retouched image from a new l'Oreal Paris campaign featuring academy-award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren.

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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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