Thursday, July 31, 2008
I don't care if it's friggin' 95° down there! I have my Keepall, my Conspiration and my Grand Froid Scarf. All I need to do is to sell my cat so I could buy me a Tambour and I'm all set! LVoe it!!! (www.louisvuitton.com)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Last week, Jerome and I decided that we were going to Miami to visit our dear lil' friend, Arjay. The PTO's have been filed and the tickets booked. Now all we need to decide is what new purchases shall we bring on our trip? Or shall we just save them for the Bal?! Suggestions my readers, please! Of course, my posting will not be complete without a pic of Miami's most illustrious resident! Photo: Zip Fall Winter 2003 Tweedy Collection
...minus the Chanel, of course (no offense) Photo: Lec8504
Posted by Francis at 8:22 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Fine silk satin that was created by Marc Jacobs, who stated you can't spell the word LOVE without the letters "LV". This hand-stitched tote takes over 20 hours and 5,000 sequins to create. It came also with a canvas version and bugle beads as sported by Scarlett Johannson in their '07 Summer-Spring ads. The hefty price tag of $1860 made people shy away from the flimsy product. 'Shy' being used loosely because it is completely sold out in the US! I read that they are still available in 101 Champs-Élysées. A LoVe 2 version came out with Miroir lettering on canvas that suited the budget savvy LVoer. Those being only in $600-$800 range. LVoe it!!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
No pics yet but the Tate is a new Damier ebene piece and the Greta a new multicolore. Both are hobo styles akin with the newly released Manon (pic above), which by the way, I saw in real life today. It only comes in ebene and apparently the dune color is on its way out! A new color of the mini lin would be launched soon and is tentatively called plantain. Correction as of Aug 7th. It's not plantain but PLATINE. It's a beautiful shade of silver with black trim.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I bet y'all are excited about the upcoming free standing store that is expected to open soon. A reader-friend of mine sent me this pic and a big thank you to her! I wonder, if they are going to have a special limited piece or "give-away" for the opening. Maybe I'll get an invite for the ribbon cutting... Photo: K
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I once read an article that backpacks are only for 12-year old boys and that the modern, urban man should be carrying a man bag such as a messenger or body sling. Seeing the Christopher with its "special order" counterparts is making me rethink this proposition. Check it out: The men who wear the Christopher This Photo: fashionphile Epi Leather (approx. $7K) Kanye West with his Damier Azur (approx. $6K)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I've been featuring a lot of upcoming styles and limited edition pieces but have failed to put a spotlight on what is termed as the "core collection". I think that it's time for me to talk about them by starting with the iconic Speedy. I chose the Damier ebene to be the first because I don't have one. Classic in its own right, the Speedy Damier is not as rampant as its more popular Monogram cousin. Yet, the lack of the ever-so-sensitive vache makes it an ideal bag for one who does not want to worry about such things. Ample in space, it holds a ton, but is currently only available in sizes 25 & 30. Rumour has it that an upcoming 35 is on the works. The Damier Ebene Speedy, it's the perfect bag to start a collection with! To LVoe it, visit www.louisvuitton.com or eLUXURY.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
With Fall just around the corner...ahem...(it'z 100 degress in DC and I need to justify my Sprouse scarf), I found this provocative pic of Miss Johannson from 2004. I've always LVoed this line but it seems that only the pochette was the big seller. I have yet to see the other pieces from the collection and would like to satisfy my tactile curiosity. The combination of mink and her glowing skin brings the photo to perfection! LVOE IT!!! Check out my previous posting from almost a year ago: Blast from the Past.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Taken from the late Stephen Sprouse's design, this leopard stole is made out of silk and cashmere. With the success of its predecessor, I bet this will hit the streets donned by celebrities and LVoers alike. Visit www.louisvuitton.com.
The limited edition Treillis is a must have for camouflage lovers. Apol was having a hard time locating one, only to be found by chance at my local boutique. After several charge send transactions later, the Monogramouflage arrived safely to its new drafted soldier! Fight for LVoe!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thanks for the pic that you sent: If you guys have been following the comments in my blog, I received a post from a distressed LVoer who thought she was a victim of the switcheroo trick of unscrupulous SAs. Her concern was that the mini pleaty that she had just purchased from the boutique had a reversed positioning of the straps. This dilemma even reached the highest authority, i.e. LV Asia-Pacific. Upon seeing her pics, it seems that Vuitton has a 'negative' picture posted on their site since a couple of the photos from tPF pleatys have the same positioning as hers. So, my dear, I fear that your pleaty must join the ranks of other pleatys of the world. Enjoy it in good health! Photo: blew415 Photo: mikissima
Posted by Francis at 10:19 PM
New for this season is another small pochette that is named after model, fashion designer, actress and musician Milla Jovovich. The previous ones were the Eva from Eva Herzigova and of course my beLVoed Kate after Kate Moss. Cute, huh? Comes in PM and MM. Photo: minismurf04
After a year and seven months of capturing photos and speed-dialing 1-866 from my lil' N80ie Nokia , I finally had to say goodbye to him when he woke up yesterday with a broken screen. I dunno what happened! It's like losing an old friend. So, I set off today to the nearest wireless kiosk with a heavy heart and got myself a new phone. The criteria was not fettered with the latest technology such as GSM networks, GHZ's and GB's, but it comprised of only two queries: a) Will it fit my Louis Vuitton cigarette case? and b) Does it have a slit to hang my Monogram charm?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Forbes.com For the pics & the article click the links. Louis Vuitton Speedy Cube Bag Starting price: $2,000 This bag is an innovation of the classic speedy bag, an LV best seller. The Fall/Winter 2008 version merges trend with tradition, allowing for a useful and beautiful bag that will outlive seasonal trends.
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