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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Jun 10 2015


A Fresh Take On Petit Bateau Classics Courtesy of JCdC.

Petit Bateau:Jean Charles de Castelbajac

To my mind, the hallmark of a good collaboration is when the resulting products combine both brands' DNA into a graceful, cohesive whole. In other words, the product itself must be desirable on its own independent of the brands behind it. In this respect, the new Jean Charles de Castelbajac collaboration with Petit Bateau looks like a winner.

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Jun 08 2015


Not Much Yves Left In This Saint Laurent.

 Yves Saint Laurent ad:Elle UK mag

One of the first things Hedi Slimane did when he was named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent was to drop the "Yves" from the brand name. In hindsight, it was a very good decision, if not for the brand, then for the man who founded it.

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May 29 2015


Weekend Plans


You know that feeling you get as you awake on Saturday morning and realize that it's the weekend?

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May 28 2015


Looking Forward To Club eLuxe International Summit 2015.


One of the annual events I look forward to most each year is the Club eLuxe International Summit organized by Paris-based luxury consultants Luxe Corp.

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May 26 2015


Well Played PETA.

Peta:Pamela Anderson:David Lachapelle

Last week, Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released a very clever advert featuring their celebrity ambassador Pamela Anderson shot by David Lachapelle in a pose reminiscent of the classic Hitchcock thriller Psycho.

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May 25 2015


Can You Blame Her?

Gerard Depardieu:Isabelle Hupert:Cannes 2015

"I'm sorry but I just .... can't."

The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has just wrapped. The awards have been handed out, the distribution deals have been cut and the borrowed jewels and frocks have been returned. And what sticks in my mind after nearly two full weeks of this annual circus? The rampant sexism on display.

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May 19 2015


A Fond Farewell.

Mad Men:Season 7:Finale

It's over. The cult television series Mad Men aired it's final episode of its final season and I am quite simply bereft.

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May 07 2015


The Night The Americans Ruled Versailles.

The Battle of Versailles:Robin Givhan

On a recent holiday, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, the newly released book by Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan.

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May 06 2015


"Women Love It Here."

Mad Men:Season 7:Lost Horizon

No television show has done more to glamorize the mid-century aesthetic than AMC's cult series Mad Men. While we may revel in the fashions and the interior design however, it's the story lines that keep us coming back for more even when, to be perfectly honest, many of those stories make us cringe.

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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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