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13 Nov

Blogger: what is luxury?

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What is Luxury? By Alexis Fasol

 

Ever since I started working with my hands, focusing my ambitions on becoming a master craftsman, I have been fascinated by the idea of luxury and what it means. As a creator one dreams of forming part of en exclusive group of the most gifted, able to create objects that will provoke the attention of those who have the means to own them into competing to obtain your services and subsequently allowing you to increase the price you can command for your work. However, luxury is not just about the expensive and the beautiful for the rich and powerful. It has always been so much more and has constantly been evolving, reinventing itself over time influenced by the way the world is seen through the eyes of different cultures and their customs. Luxury has been on a roller coaster ride since the time of the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs. The Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The Persians, the Chinese to the Japanese and the Europeans, in fact every single society on earth has a concept of the idea of Luxury that on the surface may well appear to be have significant differences, yet I believe that the underlying motives that drives luxury and its creation is in fact very similar around the world. All societies that have indulged in luxuries have seen them very much as a barometer of social status and often even virtue as the have nots aspire, NOT to overthrow the ostentatious elites who benefit from a luxurious lifestyle, but rather they aspire to join the elites one day and so benefit from a  bit of luxury for themselves and their loved ones. So, although the ostentatious flaunting of luxury may well have been the motive for a few revolutions over the times it would seem that most of the time the aspirational narcotic of luxury has inspired those who have little to try and climb the social ladder in order to consume the tantalising temptations that only luxury can provide.

Belts for sale are 2.5 cm wide with solid brass buckle. Pure and simple embodies the concept of 'less is more' with an appeal to minimalist that lies within.

Mini multipurpose bag that can serve all sorts of situations from a travel document holder, make-up purse, camera protector, the list is endless, you decide. These come fitted with the Excelia line of zips used in fashion houses such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton.

My client Angélica and very great friend shows off her new pair of sandals 'casablanca' with silver flower engraving on the famous Rio de Janiero pavement designed by the great landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. My feet walked on that emblematic pavement almost 20 years. I hope to go back soon! 
 
 
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Casablanca Sandals
 
 
 

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