Saturday, November 29, 2008
Featured today is Nix and his good friend Jennifer as they pose with their Roxbury Drive and Bedford, two of my favorites from the Vernis collection. They look fabulous, don't they?! But aside from their LV's, I was astounded by the Ferrero Rocher installation in the background, this being my favorite chocolate. Thanks for sharing, Nix. LVoe it!!!
I decided to use the painting "Tampuhan" by the renowned Philippine painter, Juan Luna to showcase Vuitton's new color palette for the Vernis Line. Painted in 1895, the scene depicts a lovers' quarrel set in a typical Philippine colonial house. It is a snapshot of life in old world Manila. As you can see, the new colors of the Vernis compliments this painting beautifully. From the top we have Rose Pop, Vert Tonic, Bleu Galactic and then Orange Sunset. Vernis Colors: ilvoelv.com
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Even though it's practically freezing where I am, I can't help but feel the warmth and excitement that the Spring Summer 2009 Collection brings. This new interpretation of the Vuitton Denim is quite interesting. The monogram and flowers are teased out of the fabric but this time with colors that vie for Nature's palette. I can't wait to see this because I LVoe it!!! More from the collection to come in the following days. Photo: style.com
For the longest time, LV never allowed outright photography within their stores but I just received an e-mail from a little P birdee that this is something that they allow nowadays within the New York Flagship. I cannot vouch for the other stores but just a tidbit info for all you Holidays shoppers in the Big Apple. Here are photos from eastriver39 of flickr of the Maison in all its Holiday Murakami splendor. Thanks, P for giving me another reason to take a trip to NY!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Ushering 2009 with a bang, the Deitch Project is hosting a retrospective of Stephen Sprouse's work called Rock on Mars. It promises to transform its 18 Wooster Street Gallery into a 'realization of the artist's rock and roll futuristic vision.' As you all know, our highly esteemed Marc Jacobs is a huge fan of Sprouse's and in conjunction with the project, he has created a new collection for Vuitton resurrecting the Sprouse Graffiti from 2001 but this time in glow-in-the-dark luminescent form. Collection hits stores in January 9, 2009 to coincide with the exhibit's opening. Click the link above for more info.
Jeff and I have been wanting to see the exhibit, Pompeii and the Roman Villa, at the National Gallery of Art. What better way to enjoy a lazy Sunday than to spend it with antiquities. For the Gallery's site, click here or for the exhibit's downloadable brochure, click here. Me and Mon Monogram in front of the Capitol
Karl Lagerfeld really LVoes his iPods! Aside from the Fendi Juke Box that he designed to supposedly hold his 40 iPod collection (it only holds 12), he has now commissioned the Vuitton atelier to construct a Taiga trunk that will hold 20 iPods, a set of JBL iPod speakers, subwoofer, and iPod docks. I guess I won't be seeing this in store unless I happen to be there when Tito Karl picks up his special order.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
After several harrowing trips to LV, I had to say goodbye to my Whisper GM. The handle glaze was unraveling and even with replacements, the same problem happened within a day! The Store Manager decided that it was a material defect and she asked me to return it. So, I'm really sad since it was the bag that was with me and Jeff in Paris, a silent witness to all we experienced in that trip.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Now, Connecticut can enjoy the luxury of having their own Louis Vuitton Boutique conveniently located at the West Farm Mall. Comprising of 2900-square feet, this is Vuitton's 4th store in New England and will showcase leather goods, jewelry and sunglasses.
Also new are these Taiga pieces which are for the old and the young at heart. The clutch really reminds me of what my dad use to carry. In Asia, they are popular as accesories for men. I know that it is hard pressed to see an American carrying one of these. As for the other one, the website describes it as inspired by the traditional school bag. Check them out at www.louisvuitton.com or purchase from eLUXURY.com . Belaia $965 Anton $2170
The Nomade collection hasn't had a new piece in a while so it is with great pleasure that I feature this multi-functional portfolio, the Honoré. It feautures a press lock and pockets to hold those essentials that will get you through your business day. Visit www.louisvuitton.com or purchase from eLUXURY.com . Estimated at $1780.
Spring Summer 2009 Men's Collection Taken from the Japanese website these Spring Summer 2009 pieces are the first to come out from the men's collection. I think the release is meant to coincide with the opening of the all men's line Omotesando Store on November 23. They appear to me as variations of the ever popular Keepall and truly functional Reporter. I am not sure if these would only be available in Japan or will they be released to the world market. We'll see. There's a buzz that New York City will also have an exclusive Men's Vuitton Store in the not so distant future. Visit www.louisvuitton.com.
Zac Efron, High Musical's dreamy heartthrob has reportedly purchased his 'long-time' girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, an antique $50,000 Vuitton trunk as a housewarming present for her $2.5 million house. Phew, a lot of figures there! Vanessa, who has been photographed with several LV's will surely LVoe it. I wonder what are the specifics of this expensive piece and if it was owned previously by somebody famous. It would be the perfect entry for my Tuesday Trunk Tidbitz! Here's hoping that pics would show up soon.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I LVoe posting Filipino celebrities and their LVs! So, I was happily surprised when I received these photos of Kris Bernal and her Mancrazy at the GMA grounds. Thanks Fashion Goods for the pics and keep sending them in folks!
Matching the ever popular Stephen Sprouse Leopard scarf, the Marquise is the latest addition to LVs acetate frames. Described as square retro-style shades in the website, it comes in gray and brown and features the Louis Vuitton graffiti signature on the left arm and engraved on the lens. $400. Visit www.louisvuitton.com or purchase from eLUXURY.com to save on tax.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Congratz Eiza on your fabulous Bowling Montaigne GM!!!
I was only away for a few days and Vuitton has updated their site with their latest offerings for Cruise 2009. Visit www.louisvuitton.com or purchase from eLUXURY.com to save on tax. Damier Neverfull GM $750 MM $700 PM $650 Scuba GM $2580 MM $1940 Scuba Clutch $725 Traveller $2420 Rider $1940
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