Takashi Murakami stikes again in full force. After creating the Monogram Cerises line along with Marc Jacobs, his creative talent gave birth to the new Monogram Panda line of bags and accessories. Don’t be fooled, this series is not new. Murakami released limited editions of monogram bags with Pandas and other characters a few years ago. However, the limited eds were only available in Japan. The line then included a variety of bags featuring the Panda, including the round coin pouch, agenda, billfold, the vavin and others.
To me, the Panda looks a little freakish. Not to mention, it might be cute on a different backdrop, but on the classic monogram…? More than questionable. But as long as it sells and the Vuitton fanbase is not revolting, Murakami must be doing something right. As about only online store, ELuxury sells the pictured Panda keychain for $140.
Searching online archives, I’ve managed to collect two images from the past Murakami Panda collection for you to appreciate:
Flower Hat Man, Panda and Onion Head:
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Accessorizing or more commonly known as dressing up bags is very normal for Louis Vuitton bag owners. It spices up and adds character in the bag which would make it look even more prettier. The accessories chucked on a bag differs from one person to another. You might see someone carrying a Monogramouflage Speedy with a Pastilles Key Ring like camocouture; scary but true. But there are some accessories that are really
born made to complement a certain bag. Here are some equations that I formulated perfect for bag accessorizers.
Formula # 1
Pastilles + Watercolor = Aquarelle Bling
Crown a Watercolor Speedy ($1,270) with a Pastilles Chains Key Ring ($435) and have a very cute and colorful combo bag fit for spring and summer. It’s a match because the color tones of the watercolor are similar to those of the Pastilles. And the gold chains complements the innocent and virginal looking vachetta. Here are some exclusive photos of the “coronation” via mustlovecatz from tPF.
Formula # 2
Bandeau + Watercolor = Aquarelle Hypnosis
Bring out the cute in you! Aquarelle Bandeau is another perfect match for the Watercolor Speedy, the reason is simple in which I think you already know… they’re both have aquarelle prints! Now that’s a shocking information! Lol.. Here’s Lec8504′s Aquarelle Hypnosis.
Formula # 3
Pastilles x Aquarelle Bandeau ÷ Watercolor = Aquarelle Overload
Now this combination is a winner, the Aquarelle Bandeau ($135) adds more color and volume to the bag making it look sassy and posh. The Bandeau and the Speedy both have the same print so it doesn’t look over-accessorized. It’s just somewhere in between. Here are Cyndee’sAquarelle Overload! I love the striking blue in the background. So summery!
As the one of most outstanding luxury brand in the world, this French luxury Louis Vuitton have been always leading the fashion trends for many years, every year, there are many of newest series products will be launched and lead the top fashion trends. In Paris in 1854 opened his own name the first luggage store, a century later, Louis Vuitton luggage and leather goods in the field to become one of the best brands, and become a high society symbols, many of celebs and rich people rush to it. I love the models from LV because they are always very special and hand mad in Italy & France. With high quality and beautiful details created very different styles. Now, let us enjoy those perfect girls, macrons and pretty clothes from Louis Vuitton blow!
When we invited to the Louis Vuitton store to look at the latest summer collection, with skills handmade and unique design really make them special, i personally love the very highly quality of Louis Vuitton sunglasses, you also can pick them at Louis Vuitton online store to enjoy a lower price than physical store. The Summer fashion trends of Louis Vuitton is inspired by the island of Mykonos and dominate the colors white, blue and fuchsia. Check out those beautiful images below and choose the most fashionable Louis Vuitton product online for your love.
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Louis Vuitton never ceases to amaze me. With their high end fashion and exquisite taste theLouis Vuitton Fall Fashion line would make any girl or guy envious. When you think of LV, you think of the classic monogram canvas, the dark brown leather background with the LV gold print.
The Fall line focuses on the famous LV pattern with some new and intriguing accessories. What I noticed and love was the emphasis on small hand totes, rather than over-the-shoulder bags. Although big bags are practical, a small handbag draws focus to the outfit and the girl!
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Many Louis Vuitton bag fanatics are unaware about the word Patina. Is it a new bag or is it a new canvas pattern? Neither, Patina is a phenomenon that occurs in the vachetta or untreated cowhide leather on your bag. When the leather is new, the color is very pale beige. Over years of use, it darkens to its full patina in various stages, to deep honey brown. which is it’s final dark patinated color. Patination is caused by oxidation, sunlight, weather, oil in your hands and dirt. If you happen to have a bag that is 5 to 6+ years old, the vachetta would definitely darken. It’s something you can’t avoid. Every Louis Vuitton bag with a vachetta will surely patina, all we have to do is to take care of the leather so that it would have a clean, even, and gorgeous patina.
Advantages of a Patinated Bag
A Patinated bag also has some perks. The first and the most important, no one will dare accuse your bag as counterfiet. A patinated bag is a proof that your bag is geniuine. But now, the counterfieters are becoming more skilled, they can make a fake bag that can also undergo patination.
There are certain bags that looks good when it’s vachetta has patina. For example, if your bag is in Monogram Canvas, the patina will complement the color of the canvas and gives it a vintage feel. The vachetta will also look and feel smooth. But if your bag is Damier Azur, unfortunately, it doesn’t look that beautiful. Majority of the Damier Azur owners don’t like their bags to patina and are finding ways to prevent or slow down the process.
Candidates for Patination
Here’s a list of Louis Vuitton bags that are candidates for patination:
All bags in Monogram Canvas
All Damier Azure bags
Vernis Roxbury Drive
Vernis Summit Drive
Denim Mini Pleaty
Denim Sac a Dos
All Monogram Multicolore bags
All Monogram Rubis bags
To sum it up, all bags with vachetta will patina.
An Obsessive Compulsive’s Guide to a Gorgeous Patina
A perfect patina is color honey. It’s color tone is even on all sides and there are no stains, watermarks, and scratches. Sounds heavenly but the process in having a gorgeous patina is ridiculously extreme and you might not survive through the process.
After you arrive home from purchasing your bag at the Louis Vuitton boutique, sanitize your hands and/or wear clean surgical gloves to prevent dirt from transferring from your hands to the vachetta.
Place your bag at a carefully selected spot in your home wherin no sunlight will hit the bag. This will ensure your bag will not patina prematurely.
After months of oxidizing your bag (leaving it in the “carefuly selected spot”), the vachetta’s color will darken a bit.
The bag is now ready to tan. Move the bag in a spot where there is sunlight (not direct), remember to sanitize your hands and/or wear surgical gloves. Leave the bag there for a few months, turning the purse once in a while to have even exposure to the sunlight. After that, the vachetta will be browner that it was before.
Continue this process for 5 to 10 years. Then you will have a gorgeous even patina.
That guide was absolutely ridiculous. No one can ever do that. I suggest that always do the basic care formula; avoid water, clean the vachetta using baby wipes, and love. The vachetta won’t always look perfect. One way or another, it will have stains and other unneccessary marks but always remember, the stains are the evidence that your bag has gained lots of experience and that’s the real beauty of it. Viva la Patina!
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According to the globally-renowned consulting firm Bain & Company study of a recent date show, Louis Vuitton Brand producing the womens handbags, purses and men’s briefcase, trunk and other those products are accounting for 42% in the global luggage market. With the global economic development, the fashionable men and women cost more than 155 billion euros to buy LV fashion and handbags each year. From the report, we can see how popular and hot the Louis Vuitton products are. Every year, It is release the latest new design outfit and handbags, and the same to this year.
For per-fall 2013, that willingness to play on classics has yielded the Louis Vuitton Speedy Damier Paillettes. The bag comes in a black-and-brown version, below, that mimics the traditional Damier Ebene fabric, but I’m feeling particular partial to the navy embellishment that you see above. Navy is going to be a huge trend for fall, the navy leather handles and clochette are a nice touch, and the big advantage Damier is that the trim isn’t vachetta and won’t wear as obviously as it does on the monogram bags.
There are also another styles Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2013-14 handbags, the Monogram Chain Louis Vuitton handbags looks great and fashionable. Heading up this Fall Winter Collection are Iconic pieces with a bit of a twist. The Speedy and Lockit have both acquired chains drawing inspiration from the runway’s fifties LVook. LV as one of the largest global luxury brand, whether its fashion or handbags, its production process and design is unique in the fashion field,if you are want to get something different, then Louis Vuitton is your best choice.
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