Influencers – Who and why are they?

This is an excellent brilliant 13-minute documentary called the INFLUENCERS, How trends and creativity become contagious, produced by R&I Creative and directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson. This film is interesting because of the content and interviews that have a … Continue reading

Prada creates “temporary” store in Paris 8e (92 rue Faubourg St Honore)

While Prada renovates its flagship store on rue Faubourg St Honoré, they have created a temporary storefront at 92 rue Faubourg St Honoré, Paris 75008, (previously it was the chic Ariane Dandois art gallery, pictured right courtesy of Google Maps).  … Continue reading

Social Shopping as part of the Web 2.0 Revolution

In the wake of the social networking onslaught has come the wave of the more overtly commercial social shopping online concept. A combination of social networking and e-commerce, the concept is a consumer-centric version of Amazon, putting the shopper at … Continue reading

Customer Service is Dead?

Is customer service dead? asks Tom Asacker at Brand Strategy Insider. I do believe that the nature of customer and service have both changed — but neither is dead. A little different from Mr Asacker’s final point in his incisive … Continue reading

Rugby values multi-cultural – RWC 2007 commentary

Rugby values are truly multi-cultural if they can cross the Channel. I was enthralled by a couple of articles written in the “Coupe du Monde — Plantète Rugby” magazine by Le Nouvel Observateur (the article is no longer available on … Continue reading

Marc Jacobs – Welcome to the late late night show

For the latest fashion week in New York, the standout performance has been the pre- and post- tangle surrounding the Marc Jacobs Collection, shown on September 10th. Among other things, I was very impressed by the use of SMS by … Continue reading

Klute style is back – neat and naughty

The New York Observer gave a half page last week to the apparent revival of a close-to-the-brow (“neat and naughty” says the article) haircut made famous by Jane Fonda in the 1971 film Klute, by Alan Pakula. Headlining with Donald … Continue reading

Turkish Delights – Cappadocia Holidays in Turkey

The Dial ’07 Summer Holidays, C’est L’Aventure — Part 2 of 3. After our 7-day “yin” stint at Palmiye Club Med, we struck out for the “yang” part of our holidays, and headed for the airport of Antalya to rent … Continue reading