Jul 03 2015


Paris When It Sizzles.

Paris When It Sizzles

Cole Porter sang "I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles". I can't say I share his enthusiasm.

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Jul 01 2015


I Salute You Misty Copeland.


I greeted yesterday's news that Misty Copeland had been promoted to principal dancer by the American Ballet Theater with utter elation.

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Jun 29 2015


Sad But True.

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Pierre Bergé, longtime companion of Yves Saint Laurent and co-founder of the fashion house, is well known for his acerbic pronouncements. Interviewed in this morning's U.K. Telegraph, he had this to say on the state of our culture:

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Jun 26 2015


Happy Friday!


After Saturday, Friday is my next most favourite day of the week. Can you tell?

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Jun 25 2015


Thank You Vogue.


It's not everyday that U.S. Vogue profiles a woman who is neither white, wealthy, already famous (or infamous as the case may be), an entertainer, stick thin and/or under thirty. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to read the profile of Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby.

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Jun 24 2015


Well Said Dame Helen.


When asked what she thought about thirty-seven year old actress Maggie Gyllenhaal being turned down to play the part of the love interest of a fifty-five year old actor, Dame Helene Mirren had this to say:

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Jun 23 2015


Nine Thousand Hidden Women.


Today's post is dedicated to a review of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. In the interest of full disclosure, please note that the book's author, journalist Carla Power, is a dear friend.

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Jun 22 2015


When Authenticity Is In Short Supply.

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We're frequently told that digital platforms constitute a "disruptive force". Streaming services like Spotify threaten to disrupt the recording industry, Uber the taxi industry, Airbnb the hotel industry, and so on.

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Jun 15 2015


Something In The Air?

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I don't know whether a truth serum has been surreptitiously released into Hollywood's water supply or some air born version thereof but Hollywood actresses seem more willing then ever to publicly call out their industry's rampant sexism and double standards.

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Jun 12 2015


Happy Friday!


It's been a very long week but the sun is shining and Paris is finally experiencing more Spring-like weather. Makes me want to run out and buy another Eres swimsuit to add to my collection.

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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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