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  • Is the Cannes Film Festival soft this year?

    The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is coming across a bit soft this year. After Hollywood’s writers and actors strike, the South of France cinema gathering has the star power but not the potent zest. Many of the anticipated titles from industry heavy weights Coppola and Costner came up short with critics.

  • My First-The Champions Burger Berlin

    My First-The Champions Burger Berlin

    I attended Berlin’s first The Champions Burger. The eleven day event ends May 19th at the RAW-Gelände Friedrichshain. Not knowing what to expect, I got more than I expected, a big choice of hamburgers. Tis the season in the German capital for outdoor events, a big communal BBQ is fun way to start. The Champions […]

  • Going Green Tech

    Going Green Tech

    Green Tech Berlin arrived with 200 exhibitors showcasing products and services. The two day fair is a place to learn about products and services tackling carbon zero and sustainability challenges with fresh ideals. German automotive company presented a mini concept car made from recycled and 3-D printed materials.  The 240hp was made by twelve interns […]

  • What are the answers?

    A few questions to ask. Today it is hard to answer because of media overload and desperate attention seeking. What is ELEGANCE in 2024? Why does modern style lack NUANCE? Has glamour become a CIRCUS? Is fashion inspiring or SILLY? What’s the definition of Celebrity OVEREXPOSURE?

  • Going Green This Week

    Going Green This Week

    Many industries converge this week for Green Tech Berlin. Because the topic of sustainability is on everyone’s agenda, we decided to see what happens at this conference with topics on fashion, mobility, technology and travel.

  • Apple’s iPad Souped Up Surprise

    Apple’s iPad Souped Up Surprise

    Can Apple get its groove back? The tech giant has set the trends over the past years.  The Cupertino California based brand gave the world iPhones, iPods, Air Pods, and iPads, but lately the $2 trillion valued giant seems to have lost its glow.  At one time a new product announcement gained the equivalency of […]

  • Met Gala’s Garden

    The Met Gala happened yesterday.  The ultimate “LOOK AT ME “Red Carpet ceremony went off without a hitch after brokering a last-minute deal averting a strike involving NewsGuild members of Conde Nast employees. Anna Wintour took center stage.  The Vogue head has transformed the event into the most important annual fashion ritual on the calendar […]

  • Tribeca Fest 24

    Tribeca Fest 24

    The 22nd Tribeca Film Festival starts June 5th. With 103 films and 86 premieres this yer looks promising. Get the news, reviews and interviews here and on the Chat Cinema Podcast.

  • A Conversation with Brett

    A Conversation with Brett

    Designer Brett Johnson returns for a conversation on this Before Tacky episode. The Milan luxury fashion head talks about his vision for his label, the quiet luxury trend and the current state of the industry.

  • Talley’s Chiffon Trenches

    Talley’s Chiffon Trenches

    I finally read Andre Leon Talley’s book The Chiffon Trenches, the fashion authority’s memoir published in 2020.  The Brown University graduate shows his gift of flowery as well melodramatic language describing his pioneering life in the fabulous  stratosphere.  However, therein lies the problem with the book.  The author weaving the tales got tangled in the […]