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October 2012

Interview Style

Interview with Dana Thomas

Today’s interview is with someone that I’m sure quite a few of you are familiar with – Dana Thomas, author of the book  Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster. Dana is a New York Times bestselling author, WSJ. contributing editor, and a former cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. Needless to say she is incredibly accomplished and I was thrilled to be able to interview her, as Deluxe has long been one of my favorite fashion reads and has greatly influenced my purchasing decisions. Enjoy meeting Dana!

Dana Thomas (via)

Who are you? What do you do, and where do you live?

I’m a foreign correspondent living in Paris. I mainly write about fashion, culture and the arts, but I can and have written about almost everything, except war.

You wrote Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster – a fascinating look at the declining quality of many luxury goods (in a period of rising prices, no less). What prompted you to write this piece? Was luxury always an industry that you were interested in?

I wrote it because I found that prices of luxury goods were going up as quality was obviously and quickly diminishing, while I was writing stories about the companies, who were reporting record-breaking sales and profits. I thought: something is up here. So I decided to find out. Continue Reading

Closet 101 Style Travel

Traveling with Luxury Bags

Today I want to talk a little about traveling with luxury bags. I like to travel, I like nice things, so it stands that I’d like to combine them, right? Traveling however, poses many hazards to luxury items and…

Interview Style

Interview with Uyen

Today’s interview is with the lovely and charming Uyen. Uyen is incredibly accomplished with a career as an ophthalmologist, and lives in Nashville, which is a city that’s been on the top of my “must visit” list for years! She…


Interview with José

Today’s interview is with the very talented José, a designer who is lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney. I wanted to feature José for several reasons, but largely because he is such an…

Interview Style

Interview with Wei

Today’s interview is with someone who I’ve long admired for her beautiful sense of style (and not to mention fantastic wardrobe). Wei is one of those girls that you see on the street, and you instantly stop and admire…

Closet 101 Style

Favorite Fashion Books

I have really enjoyed putting together some of my favorite reading recommendations for Feather Factor, and today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite fashion and style books. I’m a sucker for any book that advertises…

Food Style

Russian Festival

This past weekend, we were driving over to my mom’s house when we saw a giant Matryoshka cardboard doll on the side of the road, advertising a Russian festival. My husband and I were both very intrigued and quickly…