Sunday, July 17, 2016
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Louis Vuitton will celebrate “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” at the Grand Palais from December 4th, 2015 till February 21st, 2016.
Curated by Olivier Saillard, this exhibition retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 till today, through depictions of the Maison’s founding members and those who create the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.
"Louis Vuitton has always been at the avant-garde of creation. More than a century after, if Louis Vuitton remains at the helm of fashion, it's because we continously inspire ourselves from the past while anticipating trends of our times. For this exhibition, Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the archives of our Maison to decode its secrets. He delivers a fresh vision of our past, present and future." says Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton.
The Grand Palais was constructed in 1900 during one of the most spectacular Universal Exhibitions in Paris which welcomed 48 milllion visitors. At this turning point of the century, Georges Vuitton was in charge of organizing the whole section of "Travel & Leather goods". The Louis Vuitton booth, surprisingly in shape of a merry-go-round, presented the Maison's most innovative luggage and elegant bags and was the center of attention.
You can book your visit here.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tournon-sur-Rhône is a picturesque village in the Ardèche department in southern France. Known for its dominating castle and botanical garden, the quaintness of the town is where LV got the name for this bag. It reminds me very much of the Artsy. Luxurious finishing touches such as leather knots and the uniquely Capucines leather-wrapped closure sets it apart from its predecessor. Priced at $5750 for the python embellished and $4550 for the all leather version.
Of all the bags that I have seen for Spring Summer 2016, this little number has caught my attention. It reminds me of building blocks that I played with when I was a child. Definitely a collector's piece so I will have to check it out if it does go into production.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Classic? Of course! Beautiful? Absolutely! Functional? Most definitely! Ground-breaking? Uhhhhh...hmmmm. The City Steamer that is new for Cruise 2016 fits all the criteria that women (and men) want in their bags. The timeless design and practicality of the tote will surely make it a popular sell. But I miss the days of the cool, collector pieces that MJ was known for. True, this bag will probably last me a lifetime as it quietly whispers LV, but is it something that I would want to carry when I am out and about town? $4250 for the GM. Visit www.louisvuitton.com.
$55500 for Exotique
$3850 for MM
$3550 for PM
$5750 for the studded version
I have always appreciated holiday windows and Louis Vuitton did not disappoint me this year. Enclosed in a mirror like bubble are its current offerings for the season. In this case, I believe they have a Lockme II BB in Dune. Man, I have been so out of touched with LV that I need to do my due diligence.
Monday, November 23, 2015
I have not stepped in a Louis Vuitton store in ages but I bolted out of the couch when I saw this online. I should have been nursing a painful foot but I rallied in the name of LVoe and braved the throngs of early Holiday shoppers. There were only 19 left in the country and only 1 in my immediate area. 1-866 was so efficient by calling the store on my behalf and placing it on hold for 48 hours. I don't remember them being so accommodating before but it was a pleasant experience all the way. So here he is, my Palm Springs Mini Backpack from Cruise 2016. (Bloomies November 21, 2015)
Allow me to review this latest interpretation from Nicolas Ghesquière. The seemingly small bag holds quite a lot. Lined in black nylon, it creates the illusion of being cavernous. It actually contains my LV sunnies (with case mind you), a 10 credit card wallet, a card holder, a hefty coin purse that I use for my rosary, and a Loewe Toro Animales where I store my earphones and charger. That's quite impressive for one so little and with a bit more room to spare. The Monogram canvas is soft and plumpy to the touch. They must have put something between the canvas and lining to make it so. The adjustable straps have several configurations that you can play with, affording you different ways to carry the bag. My personal favourite is crossbody style. I LVoe the top handle detail. Not only does it make it utilitarian, but it attractively pulls the black leather pieces together. That too is soft and plumpy when you grab it. The zipper pulls are easily accessed, though in the proposed design the main compartment originally had two but was only produced having one. I kinda like the look of double zippers but what can you do? The black tabs are useful when opening the tiny outer pocket. The folded canvas though that covers the zippers worries me that in time it will chafe off as you open and close the bag. Hopefully, that doesn't happen. Lastly, I used to be VERY particular with flower alignment and my unit does not have it perfectly. I do not have the luxury of time to wait for another one to be shipped to me because I want to use it for my upcoming trip. I guess with age comes wisdom, sort of, and you tend to not let little things bother you anymore. But one thing is for sure, this Mini Backpack has awakened the Louis Vuitton Lover in me once more.
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