May 12, 2021

Day: May 12, 2021

Slain woman was like a little sister, says man who helped fund luxury lifestyle

A Melbourne accountant who helped fund the luxury lifestyle of a woman before she was killed has denied being her pimp or sugar daddy, maintaining they were close friends.

However, Mark Paul Gray said his friendship with Ellie Price soured shortly before her death in April 2020, when she threatened to falsely report him for rape unless he paid her $100,000.

Ellie Price and (inset) murder accused Ricardo Barbaro.

Ellie Price and (inset) murder accused Ricardo Barbaro.Credit: Supplied

Mr Gray, 58, who was one of the last people to see the 26-year-old alive, told a Melbourne Magistrates Court hearing on Wednesday he regarded Ms Price as a

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How Chanel reinvents its famous symbols in jewelry, fashion

From fashion and decor to jewelry, the French house reinvents its enduring emblems

Few luxury brands have as many instantly recognizable motifs as Chanel. The maison’s genius lies in constantly interpreting its symbols — founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s favorite flower, color pairings and more — across categories. Here’s a look at six of her original symbols and how they’re translated from fashion to glamorous jewelry, watches and a stunning boutique backdrop.

The feather

A feathered look from Chanel’s spring 2021 show by creative director Virginie Viard calls to mind a Plume de Chanel 18-k white-gold bracelet with diamonds, $12,900. All jewelry available at London Jewelers.
A feathered look from Chanel’s spring 2021 show by creative director Virginie Viard calls to mind a Plume de Chanel 18-k white-gold bracelet with diamonds, $12,900.
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New York Fashion Week Will Be a Thing Again

In 2017, four prominent young American fashion brands decided that they would show their new collections on the runways of Paris.

These were largely business decisions and would mean little to the average customer. But cumulatively, within the fashion industry, they constituted an exodus: confirmation of a broader nagging feeling that New York Fashion Week, which typically had attracted 150,000 attendees every February and September, was losing its cachet.

For the next three years, that narrative persisted: New York Fashion Week was either dying or already dead. (Even after two of those departing brands, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, came

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How Designer Thakoon Panichgul Reinvented His Fashion Brand For A New Era

As far as fashion curveballs go, an entire year of living in sweats is one that no one could have predicted. And yet, five months before the pandemic threw us into a state of turmoil — a catalyst for a complete and total disruption to our sartorial status quo — Thakoon Panichgul quietly relaunched his namesake label from a luxury ready-to-wear collection to a direct-to-consumer model that was rooted in one brand-defining ethos: comfort clothing.

As far as predictions go in terms of how we would dress — and will likely continue to dress in some form or another —

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Sally Singer Amazon Interview – Amazon Fashion Direction

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Brought on board at Amazon last year to helm fashion direction, Sally Singer is a woman who’s made a career on having good taste. Her sterling bonafides combined with the launch of Luxury Stores at Amazon (a luxe digital storefront accessed in-app by shopping by department and selecting Luxury) have helped turn the ecommerce giant into a must-shop destination for fashion-lovers. Singer’s sharing her current 13 buys with here, along with a few thoughts on her journey into ecommerce and how magazine-life helped prep her for the career switch.

What drew you to this role with Amazon?


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