Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's the Two-Year Anniversary of my Blog!!!

I started Louis Vuitton Lover only 3 days after I purchased my Reporter PM, my first LV ever. Click here to see that post. Since then, I have tried to blog anything and everything about Louis Vuitton and have met tons of wonderful people along the way from all over the world. Recently, I added "Insatiable Quest" to my blog description to encapsulate its essence. I want to express my immense gratitude to all of you who make reading this blog a habit and allowing me to be a part of your daily LiVes. (*SNIFF**SNIFF*). But seriously, a big 'THANKS' to all my LVoe Readers. Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. I remain, Louis Vuitton LoVer. LVoe it!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram

A lot of people have e-mailed me inquiring about the 17 color combos of Louis Vuitton's Mon Monogram service. Thankfully, NicoleLV has provided us with a snap shot of the color chart that some stores use. Click pic to enlarge. I know, it's kinda archaic but they also have a swatch sampler that you can flip through. Here's Juana Manahan at Louis Vuitton, Manila perusing the said sampler. Photo from Lastly, software developed for Louis Vuitton is used to capture a visual simulation of what your future Mon Monogram would LVook like. This is the final step wherein a print out of your order would come from. I would suggest that you decide on a color scheme before heading down to one of a hundred Flagship Stores worldwide that offer this service. With all the combinations of colors, placement, fonts, two initials or three, it can get a tad bit overwhelming. My head ached by the time I walked out of the 5th Avenue store. Also, I was irritated that a few months after, the counterfeiters decided that my Mon Monogram was a limited edition piece and decided to make copies. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH! Click here to see post. But the experience was well worth it. Here's mine today as I run off to the gym. Go Terps!!! LVoe it!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Kelly Rutherford with her LV Jasmin in Epi Leather

Expecting her second child this June, the 'full' mother LVooks fantastic with her Epi Jasmin. Actually, she is known for using bags from her personal collection in Gossip Girl. Click here for my previous post. LVoe it!!!

Louis Vuitton "Muse" Exhibit 5 Canton Road

Entitled "Muse", the current Louis Vuitton exhibit in 5 Canton Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui is a collection of pieces inspired by the House along with specially commisioned artworks. The exhibit highlights the collaborative efforts of the likes of Manolo Blahnik and Vivienne Westwood together with local Hong Kong artists, Tsang Kin Wah and Doris Wong Wai Yin. It opened on May 8 and will run through August 22. From what I can see, I really would have LVoed to be there, HK! For more info, visit

Louis Vuitton Candy Bag Charm

Mary posted wondering if this "Candy Bag Charm" was ever released. I don't remember seeing them ever before so they might be a soon-to-be-released item. Any idea, LVoe readers? Is it from seasons past?

Close Call for my Damier Géant

Have you ever had one of those days that you know it's going to rain but you ignored the looming clouds, the cool feel in the air or the sunless sky? I had one of those days today and as soon as I stepped out of the Metro elevator, I knew that droplets were imminent. I looked down anxiously at my Damier Géant Compagnon, the natural cowhide leather still virginal as the day I bought it. Hurriedly I shuffled and nervously I took each step. The soft rumble in the distance of thunder did not help my anxiety. As soon as I stepped into the threshhold of my home and closed the door behind me, rain started to fall. I said outloud: "Thank you, Jesus!"

Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Check out the cool, new animation for the Neverfull at LVoe it!!!

Louis Vuitton /underground/ Store Opens tomorrow

The very first Louis Vuitton store that is situated below ground level(hence the name), opens tomorrow May 30. Located within the flagship of Seibu Department Stores in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, this limited "installation" is a concept store outfitted with packing crates to display LV merchandise. American rapper Cool Keith performed in last night's opening party. Sigh...I wish we have these kinda events in the US. Photos from: Fashionsnap & Verbal (who was the host for the evening) Verbal and Cool Keith chatting

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Louis Vuitton Watercolor Frame Papillon

Oh my!!!! That poor, little Papillon! So much LVoe has it gotten from LiLo. Richard Prince Spring Summer 2008 Collection

My 1500th Post: Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram

My Speedy from last year See post here. Almost a year after they first started offering the Mon Monogram Service, Louis Vuitton is now branching out to the other pieces in the collection namely the iconic Pegase 55 starting June 1st, 2009. (Speedy and Keepall are now available too in all sizes). Here's an excerpt from the media kit. "For over a century and a half Special Orders have been a tradition at Louis Vuitton, who take pride in fulfilling traveller's most exceptional requests, helping them to satisfy s specific need, express their individuality, or realise a dream." Comprising of 17 colours resulting in more than 200 million possible combinations per bag, the two tone initials of up to three bespoke that the LV is truly yours. Such a wonderful service. Special thanks to SL. LVoe it!!! I LVoe her rings too!!!

First LVook: Louis Vuitton Clé USB Damier Graphite

DeluxeDuck has just acquired something that is truly comp savvy, a Clé USB Damier Graphite . Having a capacity of 4GB and is compatible with USB Ports 2.0, this über chic storage device can spruce up any boring briefcase. But knowing DD, his briefcase is an LV, of course. Visit his journal at Excess Baggage. LVoe it!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kanye West Louis Vuitton Shoe Collaboration

A behind the scenes LVook on Kanye's collaboration with Louis Vuitton shoe-desginer Fabrizio Vitti.

Monday, May 25, 2009

First LVook: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Wow, I've learned something already from The Bag Lounge . A new Louis Vuitton book is slated to be released this coming September 2009. Entitled Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture it can be pre-ordered from I just ordered my copy. LVoe it!!! Here's the product description: "Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the world’s major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines. Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to maintain the richest and most varied associations with the world of art. Included in this volume are Louis Vuitton’s important collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects, designers, and photographers, such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean Larivière, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. The book is structured as a seductive anthology of the house’s most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis Vuitton’s patronage—under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs—during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design."

First LVook: Louis Vuitton Speedy Eclipse

LVook at all the details that went into the Speedy Paillettes. LVoe it!!! Photo is courtesy of The Bag Lounge, the latest forum to hit the net. Register today by clicking the pic above! I can't believe this piece. Click on photo to enlarge. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!!

Louis Vuitton Rock Flower Charm

In my quest to look for a cell phone charm replacement last week (which I don't need now since I found my old one), I began to see bag charms in a different light. I wondered too why I don't have one in my collection. My last feature was the Insolence Charm in early May which I am still mulling over. But my manager showed me an interesting one that is called the Rock Flower Charm . Made of perforated resin and antiqued brass, it reinterprets the monogram flower into an industrial piece that is both charming and fashionable. It costs as much as a small LV wallet ($405) but it is a huge piece that would surely attract attention and admiration. Visit

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Best Birthday Surprise!!! Louis Vuitton Rossy de Palma Abanico (Hand Held Fan)

It's 11 more days to go until my birthday but I wanted to share with you all something that I gave up on and thought would never get. For previous post, click here. But fortunately, it's easy enough to move heaven and earth when you have friends who travel. Muchas gracias Reid, Wil and Angel por mi Éventail (French for fan) de Rossy de Palma. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!! Limited Edition Eventail Fan to benefit OrphanAid Africa, Barcelona, Spain, May 24, 2009.

Takashi-san at the Hong Kong Museum of Art

I LVoe this photo of Takashi Murakami atop one of his artworks at Louis Vuitton's A Passion for Creation exhibit at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Photo:
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