I’m definitely a Louis Vuitton girl and I always will be. Just last week I was at the Neiman Marcus here in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Galleria Mall. I was looking at the Prada “Parabole”, which I’m absolutely in love with, and the Sales Associate was telling me all about the bag. I remember, I kept saying to him “But I’m a Louis girl, it’s hard to cheat”. He then told me Chanel girls like Celine. Louis Vuitton girls like Prada. Michael Kors girls like Kate Spade. Not sue how much I believe in that because I like anything that’s cute. If it fits my style I’ll most likely love it regardless of the brand!
I didn’t end up ordering the Prada “Parabole” because I purchased a bag last month! The Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30 “Bandouliere” and I’ve used it almost everyday since I’ve had it. I’ve always wanted a Damier Speedy 30 and when I realized about two months later that the bag had came out with the strap making it now the “Bandouliere” and I convinced myself that I has to have it!
Your weekly roundup highlighting news from around the web!
Saint Laurent Paris moves in to SoHo. As of yesterday afternoon, Saint Laurent opened the doors to their new 4,000-square-foot boutique on Soho’s Greene Street. [nymag]
Designer von Holzhausen Carrera Bag Giveaway! psst, when your friends sign up, you get extra points! CraAzy huh? [facebook]
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is launching SJP, a line of shoes, bags and trenches coats. She’s doing it with a little help from George Malkemus, the CEO Manolo Blahnik. [fashionista]
Andrew Gn debuts Fall 2013 bag collection made w/semi-precious stones including amethyst, jade and turquoise. The collection will include four styles with a price range from $1,065 and $1,965. Will be sold at Bergdorf Goodman. [WWD]
Gucci coming to a counter near you! It is rumored that Gucci is developing a makeup line as part of its beauty licensing agreement with Proctor & Gamble to hit stores in 2014. [WWD]
I have the Louis Vuitton Azur Bandouliere Carry-on in my collection and when I purchased it a couple years back, it was my favorite go-to travel bag. However the last 8 months or so it’s been tucked away in its sleeper bag and only brought out on a few occasions.
A few months back I got the Crown Edition by Heys Luggage spinner, which is such a dream! It has become my essential when air-traveling. No carrying, dragging or pushing needed, it glides at your side with easy (be careful going down slanted walkways!) And if you’re like me and tend to stuff your carry-on travel bag to the max, luggage on wheels is totally the way to go. Nobody wants a sore back. That combined with jet-lag could put your vacation off on the wrong foot.
It seems like only a few years back these limited edition beauties were presented as newbie’s to the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton. The Cherry Blossom and Graffiti Collection were just two of the many collaborations the French house engaged in with some of the hottest pop culture artists of the moment.
The years went by quick, and now our favorite treasure hunters, What Goes Around Comes Around, is labeling these as vintage!
In case you missed it, there were a bunch of new Louis Vuitton and Chanel handbags added over the weekend on ShopBop. The seller is WGACA (what goes around comes around), a brand that specializes in reselling previously owned luxury handbags. One of the beautiful bags that caught my eye and I’ve grown to love over the years is the Noe carryall in a lovely blue Epi leather.
Obsessed: Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Pigment Orange
Loving the gorgeous pop of colors this bag is available in, especially the bright and juicy color Pigment Orange. So perfect for any season and most important wearable beyond the warmer season – I’m a firm believer in wearing a pop of color during the winter months. It’s not just a spring / summer thing. Especially over here in Seattle where everyone wears shades of grey. So dull. This bag is the perfect addition to liven up even the dullest outfit.
Louis Vuitton has faced off once again with the Contemporary Arts! The French luxury brand has collaborated with the Princess of Polka Dots, Ms. Yayoi Kusama, and has brought to us one of the most interesting collections yet. Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”. “Without beginning, end or center”, Kusama presents her designs as repetitious, infinite, and with much energetic vibe. Her signature pattern of spots on a solid background has captured the mind of Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, bringing their exciting affiliation to the world of fashion. Their vision is presented among some of Vuitton’s most classic collections.
To celebrate Louis Vuitton‘s 100th anniversary of the monogram canvas in 1996, Louis Vuitton selected a handful of designers to create their own signature piece. One of the designers asked was Spanish shoe designer Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodríguez.
His creation, an oval shoe trunk (obviously right?)