Sunday, August 31, 2008
With the Fall Collection trickling down from Paris this week, starting with the Shimmer, I thought it a good idea for us to refresh our memories to what's coming. So whip out your pens and start taking notes, here's Marc Jacob's Fall Winter 2008-2009 Women's City Bags Collection for Louis Vuitton: Lutece Monogram Collage Collection by Deposit only. Made out of Python with metallic and possibly acetate letterings attached. Comes only in Grey. 14.4" x 9" x 1.4" ~ 29,5 x 23 x 3,5 cm. Order code for your associate is M95821 Lutece Python Perfore Collection. Made out of perforated python skins. Comes in Black or Ciel. 15.9" x 7.8" x 3.9" ~ 38 x 20 x 10 cm. M95824Black; M95823Ciel Delphes Python Perfore Collection. Made out of perforated python skins. Comes in Black or Sable. 9.6" x 9.2 x 5.1" ~ 24,5 x 23,5 x 13 cm. M95826Black; M95825Sable Halo Monogram Shimmer Collection. Made out of leather with coating. Comes in Silver and Peach. 9.6" x 8.7" 4.7" ~ 24,5 x 22 x 12 cm. M95819Silver; M95820Peach Comete Monogram Shimmer Collection. Made out of leather with coating. Comes in Silver and Peach. 12.6" x 7.1" 8.7" ~ 32 x 18 x 22 cm. M95817Silver; M95818Peach Wish Monogram Embossed Suede Collection. Made out of suede. Comes in Khol and Amethyst. 14.1" x 10.2" x 4.7" ~ 36 x 26 x 12 cm. M95812Khol; M95813Amethyst Whisper Monogram Embossed Suede Collection. Made out of suede. Comes in Khol and Ivory. 12.1" x 9.8" x 7.8" ~ 31 x 25 x 20 cm.M95809Khol; M95808Ivory Whisper Monogram Embossed Suede Collection. Made out of suede. Comes in Khol and Jade. 12.1"x 12.9"x 5.9" ~ 31x 33x 15 cm. M95811Khol; M95810Jade Wish Paris Souple Collection. Made out of leather. Comes in Burgundy and Chocolate. 11.7" x5.9"x 5.9" ~ 30x 15 x15 cm. M95830Burgundy; M95829Chocolate Whisper Paris Souple Collection. Made out of leather. Comes only in Chocolate. PM 9.8"x 7.8"x 5.1" ~ 25x 30 x13cm; GM 14.8"x 7.4"x 6.1"~ 38 x19 x15,5 cm. M95827Pm ; M95828GM Louis Vuitton Paris Speedy. Made out of leather. Comes only in Black. Mini 8.6"x 7.8"x 5.5"~22x 20x 14 cm; Cube 11.7"x 8.6"x 7.8" ~ 30x 22 x20 cm. M95814Mini; M95816Cube.
I was a bit confused at first when I saw Alvin's pic. I said to myself: Hey, that's not Singapore! It turns out this super sexy Asian was on a trip to Niagara Falls with his Damier Géant Cougar and wanted to share it with us. He has his own blog which you can visit by clicking the link. But what he didn't post there were his collection of Damiers: Neverfull, Ribera, Broadway and Speedy. Thanks, A. LVoe it!!!
I just LVoe it when friends take pictures of Louis Vuitton boutiques when they are in a different country just because of me. It's as if I was there with them. Here's a pic of the Dubai store feauturing the Graphite Pegase as taken by my friend, John. He was only there for four days and yet has managed to lug himself over to take a pic. He hates LV! Shookran, John.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I gotta work the weekend today but I wouldn't miss celebrating Angel's new job. She has decided to become a recess monitor for her local school and what better way to start it with than to get a new damier ID badge. The whistle was provided by the school for her to control our youth! Thanks guys for meeting me. Patayin sa inggit si Arjay!!!
Making waves this morning in the images of my mind was a piece that came from Takashi Murakami's 2003 Spring Collaboration with Vuitton: the larger than life Eye Dare You . This humungous bag is quite an eye sore, no pun intended, with it's playful peeking eyes interpersed with the monogram and flowers. Fetching a hefty price of roughly $4250, I saw this at the Brooklyn Museum in all it's glory. LVoe it!!! Photos: tPF
N. Ismail from Singapore has recently started to build up an LV collection. And what a collection it has become!!! This Three Speedy's and a Papillon reader of mine has a discriminating eye for limited edition pieces that made me ooohhed and aaaahed with delight. Thanks for sharing N. LVoe it!!! Mon Monogram Speedy 30 Monogramouflage Speedy 35 Blanc Watercolor Speedy 35 Watercolor Papillon Frame
Louis Vuitton has recently opened it's first free stand-alone store in Ross Park Mall at McKnight Road. For years, the only LV that catered to the Steel City was the leased space in Saks. The boutique will house handbags, small leather goods and lunettes. Rest assured by the end of the year I will visit this store with a smiley face cookie in one hand and an LV in the other. See y'all there!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I had nothing better to do tonite so I stayed home and decided to review the Women's Fall Winter 2008-2009 Runway show. (The exciting life that I lead, huh?!) In any case, as I was thumbing through the snapshots, I noticed this fantastic brooch on one of the models. It looked to me like a pimple that just popped, only this time, Marc Jacobs had fashioned it into an artpiece. I knew that I have seen something like it before so I started scrambling through the internet until I blessedly found it on one of my favorite blogs: www.bagaholicboy.com. . He featured the necklace version last August 20 with the title: Louis Vuitton 'The Heart of Glass' Plastron. Click the link to see his post. I knew this would have kept me up all night thinking where I could have seen this form. LVoe it!!! Photo: www.style.com
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Spending 5 days in Miami without a trustee ol' shoulder bag was a difficult situation to be in. My That's LVoe tote can only hold as much and sometimes you just need a bag that you can go anywhere without worries, such as the Beaubourg or my Compagnon. Secretly, I was jealous of Arjay's Horizontal Lockit because it holds a ton! So, I decided to feature for my next Discontinued Piece, the Sac Flanerie. Produced in only two sizes, 45 and 50, this ample luggage piece can be used as a huge tote for those I-just-want-to-throw-stuff-in bags. I LVoe the way how the vachette hugs and supports the bottom creating a perpendicular design. I called 1-866 to figure out when it was discontinued and was informed that it was around late nineties or early 2000. LVoe it really and too bad that it's no longer available.
"My Heaven's Door" was the subject that Nix from Melbourne Australia used for his e-mail. I gasped when I opened his picture! Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, this LVoer and bag packrat has an amazing collection. I could see a Fersen, an Onatah, a Sac plat, a Denim Pleaty, a Rita and countless other Vuittons strewn on the floor and piled up high on his lavander colored walls. Thanks for sharing this photo! The execution of it is quite exceptional. Very artistic! LVoe it!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Quite a few people e-mailed me and inquired about the bags that I was carrying during my recent trip to Miami. I usually announce a new purchase, but I wanted to surprise my friends so I didn't post them here. Well, the bags were both from the Spring 2007 Runway show. Most of you are familiar with the That's LoVe tote. This is the piece that takes 20 hours to hand sew the sequins onto the satin. The fabric is so fragile and light that I have to be extra careful when I use it. The other one, which was the show stopper for the trip, of course after Jerome's Treillis and Arjay's Horizontal Lockit, is the Bowly from the Polka Dots Panama collection. The actual runway piece had bigger 'trunks and bags' circles whereas the one that was released for retail sported the smaller polka dots. The documentary by Loic Prigent entitled Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (click here), has MJ brainstorming with his staff about "little bells, like lily of the valley's" hanging from bags. Also he had a meeting with Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist known for her ever-present polka dots on whose influence Marc got his idea to create the collection. 2007 was the year I got into LV so this runway show is very close to my heart. I had to scour far and wide to get these pieces and I truly LVoe them both! Thanks, guys! Photos: www.style.com Marc Jacobs, the inventor of grunge and the ultimate sloppy LVook!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
These are too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liwayway from Laguna, Philippines has just sent me these fabulous pics of her Vuittons and posh pooch, Beauty. L, has been visiting and posting in my blog as waves and has decided to share with us all these fabulous pics. It's not only the LV's but the technical aspect that went into them. To actually have your little one dressed in so many outfits and have her pose, it's just too adorable. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!! Thanks, L! You just made my night! LVoe it again!!! Vernis Alma and Zippy Wallet; Pastilles chain key ring on Beauty Damier Azur Berkeley and Zippy Damier Ebene Duomo and Zippy Monogram Hudson and Pochette Wallet Monogram Alma and Pochette Wallet Multicolore Speedy, Tresor and Brauty Vernis Rosewood and Pochette Wallet
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