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Ten Things To Look Forward To In 2016.

Jan 11 2016

2016


I won't lie, it's been a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. In an effort to combat my embarrassing lack of motivation, I decided to make a list of specific events I have my eye on. In no particular order, here are ten things I'm looking forward to in 2016.

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All In The Wrist?

Oct 15 2015

Apple:Met Gala:Fashion

So, Apple will be sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala. The theme? “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Let's think about this for a moment.

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On The Decline of Playboy.

Oct 14 2015

Vintage Playboy Cover:The Luxe Chronicles

I've been mulling over the decision by Playboy to cease featuring naked women in its pages.

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Fashion Crimes: Update.

Jul 31 2015

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Good news! The two Moroccan women who were harassed, arrested and detained for wearing mini-skirts have been exonerated.

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When Authenticity Is In Short Supply.

Jun 22 2015

Fall of Brian Williams:social media

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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Looking Forward To Club eLuxe International Summit 2015.

May 28 2015

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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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Well If You Can't Beat Them ...

Apr 14 2015

Chanel-Net--Porter

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

Apr 02 2015

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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A Tech Barbarian At The Auction House Gates?

Mar 30 2015

Sotheby's:Auction:Digital

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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Porter Magazine Persuades.

Oct 14 2014

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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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