You’ve read all of your free items this month. To register, get added benefits and unlimited access to articles, Become a Member. Already a Member? Sign in. Advertising Age Article Abstract Why Conde's Cocktail of Sex Appeal, Biz News Failed Insiders Blame Portfolio's Ill-Timed Focus on Luxury, Lack of Editorial Vision By Nat Ives, Published on May 04, 2009 6 Want more Access, Content & Connections? Upgrade to Membership. We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today. Register Now Already a member? Log in.