From Russia with Love

My mother’s family came to the United States from Russia around the turn of the 19th century so when I saw Karl Lagerfeld’s 2009 pre-fall “Paris-Moscow” collection for Chanel I knew it was my cultural responsibility to own a piece of this stunning collection. At least that’s what I convinced myself when I decided to indulge in a new Chanel bag… I know, so convincing. My ability to justify shopping is a little legendary, even when it comes to shopping with others… just ask the Frenchman. We nipped over to Holt Renfrew the other day to “just look” for him  and not an hour later the charming salesman was thanking […]

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