Luxury can get a bad rap. Sometimes deservedly so. In the wrong hands it can represent exclusion, inaccessibility, greed, frivolity, waste, gaudiness, rigidity, even fossilization.
On its best day, though, luxury can provide beauty, inspiration, illumination, pleasure, wit, tranquility, excellence, meaning and joy. It can represent grace, intelligence, elegance and élan.
At Dandelion Chandelier, we think that luxury is fascinating and complex: it’s transparent and mysterious; it’s elegant and edgy; it’s London, Paris, Manhattan and Monaco – but it’s also Brooklyn, Berlin, Iceland, and Ibiza. It’s on the street and online, and it’s definitely in the eye of the beholder. It’s soaring and grounded. It’s dandelion and chandelier.
Our name reflects the inherent duality of luxury, and it also reflects our editorial mission: to illuminate and inspire – to explore the diverse, eclectic, electric world of luxury in a smart, fresh and elegant way.
With roots in fashion, consulting, wealth management, media and investing, our team of far-flung correspondents provides a unique insider’s perspective. We’ll share our tips and insights (and maybe just a little gossip), and do our best to help you find the products and experiences that will help you live life luxuriously.
We’ll also spend some time reflecting on the nature of luxury itself. Excavating the past to help predict the future. Highlighting everyday micro-luxuries as well as grand adventures. Not just focusing on getting and spending, but also on celebrating the luxury of spreading light in the world through acts of generosity and grace.
We’re a global community with many voices. We’re curious, optimistic, and as bad-ass as the situation requires. Come join us.
Dandelion Chandelier: See Luxury in a New Light.
Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder and CEO of Dandelion Chandelier Digital Media and the Lead Independent Director of the board of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX). She is also a member of the Board of Directors at Peloton Interactive and the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Sons, which is based in Bermuda (NASDAQ: NTB). A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Pamela is a C-Suite executive with global expertise in multiple consumer-facing industries.
The first black woman to be elected Partner at global consultancy McKinsey & Co, she worked for 10 years as a leader in the firm’s Consumer, Retail and Media practices. Pamela served as global Chair and CEO of CNBC Television and CNBC.com for six years. She was a Group President at Liz Claiborne, Inc., and was an operating partner in private equity. Most recently, she served as Chief Marketing and Talent Officer, head of Private Banking Wealth Management New Markets, and as a member of the Executive Board at the global financial services firm Credit Suisse.
Originally from Detroit, she serves on the board of the Parsons School of Design.
Pamela is also the author of the Ivy League Mystery Series, three suspense novels published by Simon & Schuster. She is married with three children, and loves running, skiing, writing, the New England Patriots, the Golden State Warriors, Valentino and Alexander McQueen.