Saturday, July 30, 2011

Louis Vuitton Lockit BB Obsession

Part of the Fall Winter 2011 2012 Runway Collection, the Lockit BB Obsession is an absolute darling. I LVoe this shade of grey that sort of blends into white. Punctuated with black trim, my favourite feature is the clochette insert. The BB size is becoming more popular with the success of the Alma BBs which I have yet to see one being carried in the wild. The Lockit BB Obsession is slated to be released in August with an estimated release price of $2700. LVoe it!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kristen Cavallari

Nothing beats a classic Speedy with Evidence Sunnies. I don't even really know who she is...

Louis Vuitton New Monogram Vernis Bags

Monogram Vernis Rossmore PM Monogram Vernis Mirada Monogram Vernis Romaine

Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries in Damier Swim Trunks and older sister Kaela at his bachelor party last Sunday (July 24) at Tao Beach in Las Vegas.

Louis Vuitton Island Maison to open at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

You know that the Manila store just got renovated. LVook at what's in Singapore! Singapore will welcome a new luxury shopping destination and retail icon when Louis Vuitton opens its first Island Maison at the Marina Bay Sands in September of this year. The Maison will sit on the waterfront of the Marina Bay promenade and will be a distinctive landmark in the celebrated landscape around the bay. The Louis Vuitton Island Maison is a one of a kind concept for the luxury brand, and will feature nauticalinspired interiors exclusively designed by internationally acclaimed and award winning architect Peter Marino. Visitors can look forward to a unique and sophisticated retail experience as the first Louis Vuitton Maison in Southeast Asia will incorporate art and cultural elements in its retail space. The ground floor of the Island Maison will feature the complete selection of men’s and women’s leather goods, ready to wear, shoes and accessories. Keeping close to the brand’s DNA where the desire is to transform every journey into a refined and personal experience, the mezzanine level will celebrate the romance of travel by dedicating an area to travel luggage and accessories in the first Travel Room in Asia Pacific. There will also be a private lounge for intimate presentations as well as an outdoor loggia reminiscent of a deck on a luxury yacht. From the island, visitors can travel through a tunnel that will showcase pieces of contemporary artwork. The tunnel connects to the Marina Bay Sands mall and visitors will arrive at the Louis Vuitton bookstore, where they can browse through a specially curated range of design, cultural and art books. A spiral staircase on the same floor will lead visitors up to a magnified space which will display timepieces, fine jewellery and exceptional leather bags. The Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands will be the fifth store for the brand in Singapore and opens to the public on 18 September 2011.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Louis Vuitton First LVook: High End Tote

Ouvert et Fermé

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011 2012 Monogram Desire Lockit

Two of the stars of this year's Runway Collection is the Monogram Desire Lockits, MM and GM. Crafted out of a nylon jacquard blend, these draw its inspiration from the uniform-esque ready to wear that it complements. The pull tab and handles are made out of resin. Available in Noir and Bleu, the MM will be around the $2400 range and the GM at $3150. The neat feature about the Grande Modele is that you can fold it over for a different way of carrying it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011 2012 Ad Campaign

I still can't get over the fact that Louis Vuitton used Japanese Chins in their current ad campaigns. There was a period in my life that we had 17 dogs at one time and they ranged from the exotic to the common mongrel and I LVoe them all equally. Now that I am down to one, our darling Piolo, he is every bit as special as any of those photographed. So here he is posing with my Cabas Beaubourg. By the way, the bag that Anaïs is carrying is the Monogram Fascination Lockit in Moutarde.

Louis Vuitton Montgolfière Bag Charm

Whimsy is what keeps me sane so it is my delight that I feature this travel-inspired bag charm. I'm sure it will be a pricey piece but you can see why. The attention to detail from the trunk's hardware to the little tag dangling near the clasp. Named Montgolfière and priced at GB425 (thanks, Sarah), it's an exceptional collectible for the true LVoer.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Louis Vuitton Wine Case

My last two postings are valid reasons to celebrate so I instantly remembered seeing and hoping that I had this $6K wine carrier that Hydie sent me a few days ago. I must admit that this is what I LVoe about Vuitton that they still make custom pieces for their clients. Now that spells ultra-luxury to me. Thanks for the link H!

Louis Vuitton Cabas Mezzo

Well, it's official! The Cabas Mezzo or at least a version of it is slated to be released by the end of August, early September. This is in response supposedly due to the overwhelming demand after Angelina Jolie's ad hit the new stands. The last price point for the Mezzo before it was discontinued was $1440. Now, the "new" version's price is yet to be released so let's hope that its around that ball park. Take note that the above photo is from the days of eluxury. LVoe it!!!

Expanded Louis Vuitton Store at Greenbelt 4 Manila opens in October

Louis Vuitton is proud to announce the reopening of its store in Greenbelt 4, Manila this October after an intensive expansion project and renovation program. First opened in 2003 on Makati Avenue,the Louis Vuitton store has always been one of the most popular anchor brands of the premier shopping arcade in Makati. Today, this expansion re-affirms the Malletier’s confidence in the Philippine retail market. Featuring a uniquely conceived façade inspired by the brand’s signature Damier pattern, the new store is a testament to Vuitton’s spirit of combining innovative retail concepts with the tradition of savoir-faire and travel legacy. The new store will be transformed into a 2-level luxury retail space. The store’s main entrance opens up into an intimate travel area on the left and an expansive leather goods bar to the right. A few short steps lead you up to the mezzanine floor where a dedicated Men’s Area is located. The main staircase takes you down to the Women’s Universe featuring a vast array of leather goods, shoes, and accessories. An entire wall showcases Rare & Exceptional pieces on this lower floor. Aside from a special room dedicated to after-sales services, a highlight of the new store will be the unique and luxurious VIP salon, offering the ultimate personal and luxurious shopping experience. The Louis Vuitton boutique at Greenbelt 4 re-opens on October 15, 2011. LVoe it!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Monogram Vernis Colour

Slated to be released this August, the Monogram Vernis Collection is acquiring yet another colour to the line-up called Givre. Meaning "frost" in French, it adds a certain freshness to the upcoming winter months. Hmmm...bit of a tongue-twister. Anyways, it will be available in a variety of other bags and small leather goods. I dunno about you guys but I think it's also a perfect colour for the spring. LVoe it!

Cabas Mezzo to be re-released?

This is how I remember Angelina with her LV --- pregnant. There are rumors circulating that the Cabas Mezzo is going to be re-released for a limited run due to the influx of requests after the Core Value Ads came out. Now, I think the one in the ad is actually the Cabas Alto, a much bigger version but the Mezzo was the more popular one. So let's wait and see if LV will really answer the demands of the people.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Blocks Zipped Tote

Part of the Pre-Fall Collection, the Monogram Blocks Zipped Tote is an amalgamation of Monogram canvas, embossed smooth goat leather and heavy-grained calf leather with the colour blocking continuing on the inside. It measures 11" x 18.7" x 6.7" that boasts it can fit an iPad and comes in Bordeaux and Marine. I'm not so wild about the design and materials that were used on this bag but I do LVoe the two-tone clochette. Also, take note that the Monogram flowers are perfectly aligned as it goes from one "skin" to the next. Priced at $3800.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lady Gaga

Photo: zimbio Lady Gaga beating the heat with the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer Chinoiserie Fan in the West Village today. LVoe it!!!

Louis Vuitton Baltic Ankle Boot

I was never one to wear boots in the middle of summer much more suede shoes. So the the Ankle Boot in Calf Skin Suede was a bit of a surprise to me since it's considered a Summer 2011 Men's collection. Asymmetrically designed, Blake stitching is the LVook that sets these boots apart. Available in Carbone (Grey) and Blanc (as shown), they are $900 a pair at www.louisvuitton.com.

Price Increase for August 2011

Yet another price increase (for the US) is slated in two weeks so if wish lists need to be fulfilled now is the time to do it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

From Hezly with LVoe

One of my favourite readers surprised me today with pictures of his latest acquisitons. I would like to feature first the Fall Winter 2011 2012 Lockit Pulsion. Crafted out of shearling, this 'fun' bag I must admit is not for everyone. It comes in Caramel, Marine and Gris which is what Hezly has. I do LVoe the small pillow it comes with to keep the shape. Thanks for sending in your photos, H. LVoe it!!! .

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lady Gaga

Photo: zimbio Lady Gaga arriving at LAX Airport 2 today carrying a Monogram Canvas Boîte Flacon. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!!

I'm ready....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Louis Vuitton Monogram Clutch Historique

I've been posting so much about the Women's stuff that I've practically forgotten about the fabulous pieces that are slated to be released for the Boyz. Let's begin with the Clutch Historique. Crafted out of Monogram Canvas, the man bag is decorated with a huge brass mechanism; drawing its inspiration from Vuitton's antique trunks of the past. Sadly, this still VERY European arm candy still has yet to cross over to the US. I still see a lot of men with backpacks and gym bags in conservative Washington, but the occasional trendy tote or messenger sling pops out every now and then. So things are slowly changing. Hmmm...I would do away with the Historique's wrist band though. It just gets in the way and it makes it simpler. LVoe it!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

From Nuno da Costa with LVoe

It always makes me feel LVoed when I get e-mails like these: "I just wanted to send you a very quick email to say hello and thank you for all the hard work you put into your great blog! I am a fashion illustrator and your site is always such a great source of inspiration, thank you! I have attached a little thank you present for you…" All my very best, Nuno Thank you for sharing with me and my readers your amazing artwork. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!!

Jennifer Love Hewitt with her Alma BB

Man, I am really LVoein' the whole Alma LVook. Here's JLH carrying her Rose Florentine at The Foundation Polo Challenge held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club yesterda.

Paris Hilton with Vernis Alma

This is one of my favourite pictures of Paris with a Vernis Alma in Bleu Infini. It's just effortlessly chic. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!!

Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim Daily

Before we delve further into what's coming for the cold months, I wanted to feature a perfect summer bag called the Daily. Crafted out of the new Monogram Denim, this will surely win the hearts of those that miss this line. Ample space with outside pockets for the bigger version, the adjustable vache leather straps make it the perfect lazy day bag, plus they are lined in microfibre. What I LVoe about these are the brass engraved press buttons that have the vintage signature on them. Furthermore, they are then sewn onto the fabric with circular vache tabs. Details, details, details! They come in three colours: Gris Bleu (below) & Bleu Clair (above) for the GM and Noir (black) for the PM. Priced at $2000 and $1490, they are available at www.louisvuitton.com.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ailleurs et Amalfitana

It was such a glorious summer day today so my friends and I decided to meet for brunch and some flea market browsing. I was happy to see that Angel decided to bring her Ailleurs because I have not played with it fully ever since she got it. As for me, my trustee ol' Amalfitana was my bag of choice for hands free shopping. Nothing caught my eye but Wilfredo and Reid snagged a pair of brass Moroccan candlesticks for their home. I hope your Saturday was as fun as ours.

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011 2012: Monogram Fetish Lockit BB

Well, the "Fetishes" are soon coming our way to titillate our senses for the fall winter months. I want to start off with the Monogram Fetish Lockit BB. Small in stature, I believe it is a statement piece that goes a long way from day to evening. I LVoe how the lock is enveloped in Monogram canvas and that it is a footed bag. I can't quite figure out what material the clochette and zipper pull is made of so I'm really LVooking forward to seeing them in real life. For now, no price point or release date. I'll keep y'all posted for more of the FW pieces. LVoe it!!!

The Weekend has begun!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

LV at the KC

We went to see "Wicked" tonight at the Kennedy Center and though I've seen it a handful of times, the Defying Gravity scene still gives me goosebumps. My Irvine was the bag of choice for the evening.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer 2011 Windows

In the grand tradition of Louis Vuitton Lover, I present the summer windows! I really enjoy it when I can bring the LV Boutique windows to my readers especially to those who do not have a local store near them. This summer, they are decked with miniature modes of luxury transport that are tugging and pulling on Vuitton pieces. They are quite adorable and I applaud the men and women behind these whimsical eye catchers. LVoe it!!!
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