Sunday, December 30, 2007

Making of Spring-Summer Campaign 2008

Click here ( to watch it. Natalia Vodianova, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Eva Herzigova & Angela Lindvall.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Philippine Showbiz Politicking

I have really not been following the scandal surrounding Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby, two Filipino matinee idols allegedly having a LVoe relationship. Jeff practically swoons over the both of them. I should keep tabs on it, after all, the defendant in this case is none other than Angel's mom, Miss Lolit Solis. I only catch snippets from my not-so-updated friend. So when she showed me this recent photo of her mom together with Sam and Piolo's lawyer who by chance is sporting a Damier Speedy, I knew that I had to follow this case more closely. For all of you who are not familiar with P&S, I've also attached a pic of them. Not sure if it's a photoshop since they are locked in a man handheld. For full Tagalog article by Jojo Gabinete click here.

Marc's LVoe

Jason Preston sporting the Millionaire's sunnies. Photo: mattd7474

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Discover !

LVoe the hardware. Visit

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Man Bag Epic Continues...

It seems that Vuitton is really targeting its male clientele. A few weeks ago I posted the Utah Kiowa tote from their holiday catalog and instantly fell in LVoe when I saw it in real life. Clearly it is trying to define how Americans perceive the man bag. It looks like a shopper tote but the sportish, old Western straps give it that masculine look. I adore Utah leather because of the way it feels and the hardware is finished to perfection. Discreet that does not scream LV but it does say that one has style. $1940

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Exactly my sentiments

I saw the Damier Lune Cabas today in real life and what do you know, my co-blogger bagaholicboy from Singapore had the same reaction as I did. Click here for his post. I felt that the nouveau design was fantastic but the fabric material just didn't do it for me. The suede handles will probably worry me to death and the lining just fell flat. I did LVoe the burnished finish of the Vuitton plate inside though, but even so, it just didn't grab me. To top it all off, my SA was not interested in showcasing the piece but was more into my non-LV bag that I had with me today. She ran her hands onto my quilted, luxurious lining and said: "Lemme just feel another bag other than LV." Hahahaha, I left with a skip in my gait. $1420

The Vibrant Palette of Richard Prince

I could see that this collection will not be so popular among the masses but you got to hand it to Marc for once again collaborating with an artiste. It gives the brand that edginess that is lacking in the core collection and presents LV in a different light. I'm not sure yet if I will partake of this line since other preoccupations are underfoot. Coming in Spring-Summer 2008. Photos taken from seahorseinstripes (tPF).

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Musings on the Murse

Last Hannukah dinner at Jeff's ancestral home, his 7 year old niece suddenly picks up my Macau clutch and asks me if it were mine. I answered in the affirmitive and then began a series of sing-song teasings: "Francis has a purse!" End of story. Last night, Jeff was watching the third season of The Wire wherein one of the agents in a covert operation was required to carry a similar looking clutch to make him look more European. The detective's response: "What the F##K is that?". Why are Americans so averse with a carrying bag? Granted that I am an extreme in my choice of LVs since I don't care about conforming to what society dictates. Isn't it time that all of you wisen up and realize that carrying a bag or clutch does not dictate what your proclivities are? Photo: David Beckham

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Spring/Summer Tote

Up for your perusal is this Neverfullesque spring/summer bag designed in collaboration with the artist Richard Price. I LVoe the bold print of the monogram against the smaller and subtler lining that is peeping out. Also, the convenience of adjustable straps is a big plus. I wonder what the price point would be for this wonderful seasonal...Photo credit: princesscathryn

Nimbus on Miss Duff

LVoe the look!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Perfect Piece of Weekend Luggage

The Fashion Editor of The Times in London, Lisa Armstrong, voiced out her fantasy to an LV PR about her eternal quest for the perfect piece of weekend luggage. Nine months later, after discussions and planning with the Asnieres Factory in France, this purple beauty was born and will be up for grabs to benefit charity. Not only do you get the bag, but it contains a host of travel essentials - passport cover in monogram canvas to protect your travel documents, oversized cashmere eyeshades and blanket for in-flight comfort, computer case for working on-the-go, a transparent detachable toiletries kit for swift X-ray security navigation at airports when carrying liquids, a foldable jewellery kit to store your precious cargo, an evening clutch in monogram Vernis leather for instant glamour on-the-run and a laundry pouch. Similar in size to my Eole 50, it also has a set of wheels and pulling mechanism for ease of travel. According to the Times, the Ultimate Travel Bag will be auctioned online and by phone. It will be on display until December 18 at Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1. All the proceeds will go directly to CLIC Sargent, the charity that helps children with cancer and leukaemia, and their families. To bid, go to between now and midnight (UK time), December 18. To bid by phone call 020-8752 2883. The starting reserve is set at £10,000. The website and telephone voicemail will include a daily update on the new daily reserve based on previous bids accepted. For actual Times article click here. Photo credit: Times and CLIC Sargent

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I come home and find that Jeff's new Taiga is stuffed to the brim!!! That poor lil' wallet can't even breathe. I guess I have to throw out the idea of giving him a small baggie so it won't get wet in the rain.

Friday, December 7, 2007

This is to DIE for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: Bummer, just called 1866 and they connected me to the SF boutique only to find out that this particular jacket never went into production. Sigh...

Kurgan Clutch

One thing I enjoyed seeing last nite at the event, was this tiny, little number from the Taiga line. They had it displayed with the strap neatly tucked inside so I thought that it was a handheld bag. It has an interesting snap that I fiddled a good 10 minutes with before I discovered how it opened. The Taiga leather lends it a bit stiff for my taste but it's surely different from the rest of my collection. Visit $970

Give Me You!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Damier Lune

Well, I attended my first LV event at the Chevy Chase store and was instantly drawn to the new addition in the men's collection. It is called the Damier Lune , a new interpretation of the iconic checker board pattern. Unfortunately, they only had one of the two that came into the store for tonight's event. Apparently, the handheld Cabas was pre-ordered. Oh well, there are still nine left in the country so I will have to do a lot of debating in the days ahead. Trotteur (satchel) $1270; Cabas (handheld)$1420; Sac de Sport (carryall-type) $2020. Photo credit: princesscathryn

Snow Shot

Latitude 48.194 / Longitude 02.286

Christmas window designed by Christopher Lawson (21, from Ireland) and Marcos Villalba (26, from Spain), students from Central Saint Martins. Louis Vuitton held a competition in March commissioning 80 graduates from the BA course and the result is this wonderful three-dimensional topographical map of the area surrounding Asnieres, the cradle of the brand's tradition. According to Yves Carcelle, Chairman and CEO of LV, he found it "interesting that in the whole history of Louis Vuitton, no worker has ever thought of travel in terms of latitude and longitude until now". . Great job guys! Watch out for it in your local boutique. LVoe it!!!

Sarah Jessica Parker

Arjay, are you sure you want to give up your pochette? Consider this pic of your idol.

Something to look forward to...

Photo credit: princesscathryn (tPF)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jeff and his first Louis

Jeff received his first Louis from me on our fourth Hanukkah together. He really LVoed it and was not averse to the discreetly embossed monogram. Taiga Six Credit Card Wallet, Chevy Chase, MD, November 18, 2007.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy Hanukkah Everybody!!!

The Neverfull

I just LVoe these Holidays ads from

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Jorge and his iPhone

The first of upcoming Filipino Holiday extravaganzas happened last night in a small suburb of DC. I saw dear ol' friends that I have not seen in awhile and was pleasantly surprised that one of them had a new iPhone. Now my surprise came not from the fact that he purchased this latest craze from Apple because Jorge is very much up to date with his gadgets, but it was prompted by what encased it! It was LVoeingly held in the all too familiar monogram canvas. I featured this latest accesory a few months back but have never really seen it in real life. The phone practically slid into the case because it was lined with what I believe is microfibre. Jorge has always been a Burberry, Prada kinda guy, so I was delighted to see a little LV creep into his collection. $225 in

Shopping Weekend -- 300th post

I was tasked to chaffeur Angel around this weekend as she revises her wardrobe for the winter months. It was two days of nitpicking shopping (she stayed overnite) as we braved the sale racks in three different malls. I think I have perfected the mathematics of computing discounts in my head. Thankfully, I refrained from buying anything so here's a couple of pics in the rare and few moments that I am actually resting.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mini Lin Croisette Sac Marina


Vuitton for Bang and Olufsen

Vuitton has collaborated with Bang and Olufsen to dress up quite a few of the company's products. Utilizing LV's buttery Nomade leather as second-skin, these already ultra-chic gadgets are further taken into the realms of luxury! Featured above are the cases for the Serene Mobile and the Beosound; and below is the Seranata's . I am so technologically challenged that I will direct you to the website where you can find more info about them. ( Visit
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