Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Isn't this one of the saddest things that you have ever seen? That poor lil' LV bear is suffocating! Part of the Men's Fall Winter Runway Collection in 2004-2005, this little bear was released in a limited number of 500 units. It's a numbered piece so it's a true limited edition. The cutie pie is number 445 according to the auction which I have been following when it was first listed as $8550. Now it has gone down in price since no one in their right mind would buy such an extravagance. Except maybe me, if I had the cash lying around. For the auction, click here.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
My boutique invited me yesterday to have LVook-See of the Fall Winter bags that are slated to be released this November 1st but are now pushed back to November 15th. It must be a marketing ploy to catch the wave of Holiday shoppers since I noticed even the Speedy 30 is out of stock on line. Also, rumour has it that LV is planning to change the label "made in USA" for those that come from the San Dimas Factory. Apparently they found a loophole to skirt putting the label on. I guess the US will now be exporting LV to meet the worldwide demand and as most of you know, the rest of the world particularly Asia and Europe prefer the "made in France" pieces. They are all the same in terms of quality anyways so I dunno what the big deal is. Hmmm....well, let's wait and see if it's really going to happen....In any case, shall we LVook at the bags? The first one they took out was the Olympe from the High End Collection. This is not the first time that LV has created a canvas and leather combo but what I noticed is that the canvas was so soft and supple that it feels like leather. I was truly amazed by this. The bag has three compartments with a middle zipper. I found the flap cumbersome but it can easily be folded inside to make the bag "open". Between the two, I prefer the Bordeaux but it would have been fabulous in black. I initially thought this was a seasonal line but apparently the LVook book says its permanent so maybe they will release it in other colours. The detailing is very LV especially the locks. The vache zippered compartment in the back as well the the tabs in the closure was a little bit incongruent with the rest of the design but I guess that it's LV's signature leather so it works. The next reveal was the Artsy in its new colour Aubergine. By happenstance, I was carrying my old Onatah also in Aubergine but Artsy's colour was flatter and matte as opposed to the pop that my Onatah has. What impressed me the most is the new Empreinte Citadine GM. I am totally in LVoe with this bag!!!! It comes in Etoupe, Orange and this Midnight Bleu colour that was really, really, really nice. The straps were comfy and the compartment was deep. Also, it came with a small pochette that is detachable. Sigh....*Francis*, I told myself...only one bag a season, walk away since it's part of the permanent line, stop touching the bag, stop playing with it, stop sniffing it...sigh. I am in LVoe!
Friday, October 28, 2011
It's not often that I wander into the shoe section of Louis Vuitton and the sneaker boots immediately caught my eye. Featured here are three wonderful examples that women (and men) should go gaga for this coming winter. Enjoy! Punchy Sneaker Boot in Glitter $690 Medley Sneaker Boot $865 Medley Sneaker Boot in Leather and Fur $916
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Eeeeeekkkk...they have arrived...but not available 'til November 1st. Thanks, M! UPDATE: Release date pushed back to November 15.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I was watching 'Suburgatory', ABC's new series and saw a Monogram Keepall and some other luggage pieces being used in the show. Featured in "Don't Call Me Shirley" episode, I kinda dont like it when the industry uses LV to portray rich b*tches.
Photographer Fulvio Bonavia’s envisions and shoots ‘Food Dresses’ for Garage Magazine's debut issue. Fulvio who has a book called A Matter of Taste, has been known for his food and fashion combination photographs. He worked with stylist Giovanna Battaglia on this project. “It was a really good collaboration, as we were very much on the same page with all the concepts,” “[Giovanna] proposed we do a different look for each different fashion brand, with an interesting structure and textures, and I worked on how to realize these concepts and decide which food would be the right choice.”
Hello Darling, I am a follower of your blog and thought you would appreciate the most recent post on my blog. I finally managed to get the graffiti hat box which was my HOLY GRAIL! Its so happy with its brother the graffiti keepall. Please enjoy the pics and feel free to share the link to my blog and the attached pic with your readers. Much LVoe, http://thegrandeurs.blogspot.com/ p.s. there is a Special Order post too that I think you would LVoe too. :) (One pics attached) Thanks for sending your photos, S. LVoe it!!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Louis Vuitton reportedly has a fragrance in the works. Third-generation master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud is said to be leading the House's first foray into scents. Known for his best selling creations such as L'Eau d'Issey, Nina by Nina Ricci and Stella by Stella McCartney to name a few, LV is leading the movement to reinstate perfumers to head up a company's fragrance selection. Marc Jacobs, LV's creative director, has expressed the desire to have a perfume for LV a few seasons ago especially in the light of his brand's best selling Daisy and Lola. Monsieur Jacques, I hope the sampaguita, my country's national flower, will impress your nose and include it in your much awaited concoction! LVoe it!!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
It was the perfect day to celebrate the union between my friends, Jerome and Tom. The view from the vineyard was breathtaking as Autumn cast its magic spell in Virginia. I am still waiting for Arjay to send me the rest of the photos but here's a couple of iPhone shots that I would like to share with you all. LVoe, LVoe, LVoe it!!!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Louis Vuitton presents this season seven LVooks that define the Vuitton style. Icons that adapts to its wearer in whatever situation she might find herself in whether day or night. Bag wise, take note of the new interpretation of the Lockit. Scroll down to the end to enjoy the "making video". Photos by Paul Empson; Illustrations by Garance Dore; Model: Iselin Steiro; Source: style rumor The Stephen Sprouse Mac The Essential Travel Kit The Indispensable Perfecto The Leather Tregging The Must Have Cardigan The Perfect Parka The True Fit 5 Pockets Jean
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