Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Two days from now and these new additions will be released and scores of LV LVoers will be rushing to their stores to grab hold of one. I was in LV the other day and my LVoely SA showed me the new cruise line Speedy and the affordable alternative Griet with the regular vachetta. They didn't tempt me at all to put down my credit card but am sure they will get into the arms of fashionistas somehow. Prices: Palermo PM $970; GM $1170 Visit www.louisvuitton.com.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Slated also to be released for this Holiday Season are these balls-a-bangin' key rings. I have not seen them in real life but judging from the pics, I think the Jack and Lucie from Halloween past were cuter. Comes in blue and rose.
I saw these little LVoelies just begging to be purchased in Manila but unfortunately/fortunately the price was too steep for me. They are quite heavy but soooo cute and adorable that I just want to gobble them up. Added feature is the mirror within. A much needed visit to the Maryland boutique is in order to ascertain if these have been released yet.
All in all, my trip to my homeland was fabulous albeit too short. I enjoyed the shopping, the food, the renewing of old ties as well as the meeting of new friends. But most of all, to actually see my country again and through the eyes of my partner who has never been, has made me realize that a part of me never really left. Even though my life now is here in the US, I am still and will always be a full-blooded Filipino. I LVoe, LVoe the Philippines.
I have been wanting a passport cover since I found out that I was going home to Manila but was not impressed with the Mono Canvas or Damier holders. I was really wanting the Utah (which I can't find anymore) but when I saw this in Greenbelt LV, I was thrilled and I knew I had to have it! This line has been discontinued as well and it played a big factor in my decision. I consider myself lucky that they still had one. Your right louis vuitton etc...it is from the Monogram Glacé collection! So here's a pic of my souvenir from the PI. (Monogram Glacé Couvert Agenda de Poche en café, Manila, Philippines October 12, 2007)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sorry for being in absentia for so long. In between trying to get rid of my jetlag and re-arranging furniture to accomodate my Philippine acquisitions, I have been way too busy to take care of my lil' cyber blog. But have no fear, I am back and can't wait for the November 1st releases. I purchased two items from Louis Vuitton Manila. One, being the wonderful, out-of-print coffee table book by Paul-Gerard Pasols: Birth of Modern Luxury. The other...well, I haven't taken pics of it yet so here's a file photo of the line it came from. Can anyone guess?
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Monday, October 8, 2007
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Of late, I have been lazy in writing my Tuesday Trunk Tidbitz. It seemed that every e-bay auction dealt with the same ol' boring steamer. Not today! As of this writing with only two hours to go for the auction, I found this wonderful trunk designed by Manolo Blahnik. In 1996, for the celebration of the company's centennial, pillars of the fashion industry were invited to create their own interpretations of Vuitton's long history particularly that which concerns travel. Blahnik's contribution of course was meant to house his world-renowned forte -- shoes. Lined in a luxurious fuschia fabric that is to die for, my only problem would be what pair from my vast collection would have the honor to be contained in it. I wonder if the Philippines' former First Lady, Imelda Marcos has this in her collection. Maybe she doesn't and will have the ocassion to place a bid. But then again, with 2,000 pair of shoes, she would need a thousand trunks and I don't think Vuitton made that many. For actual auction, click here.
Monday, October 1, 2007
I had the opportunity to take a sneak peak at the lookbook this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Mirage Griet would be released in Damier, Monogram and Black Multicolore. I can't wait for these lines to come out. I hope that they would be more affordable than the pictured exotique. Photo credit: www.louisvuitton.com
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