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If you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton (who isn’t these days, especially with what Kim Jones has done for the mens collection in recent years) and design wunderkind Marc Newson, here’s a new collection from the French luxury house that will get you excited for sure.
In collaboration with Marc Newson, Louis Vuitton has launched a new collection ofRolling Luggages that aims to meet the needs of today’s 21st century traveller. Featuring 3 important innovations that every frequent flyer will appreciate, it a) is made up of an ultra-thin titanium layer bonded to the polypropylene composite shell that makes it super lightweight, b) comes with an external full-width extendable cane (handle) with a simple zip puller closing system and c) is the very first of all Louis Vuitton luggages today to have four wheels, In other words, it’s light, it’s easy to use and most importantly, it will be easier to manoeuver as well, which should cut time spent from the time you disembark the plane to getting into your car by at least a third.
Available in 2 sizes, a Mini50 and a Cabin55 (because God forbid you check in something as gorgeous and as precious as this), this would be the luggage you use for a short two-day trip (use the Mini 50) or go for the maximum allowed onto any airline (the Cabin 55).
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Now for the best part. The Rolling Luggages will come in at least 6 different finishes, which means after you’ve decided on the size, you’ll have to choose from between the following: Monogram Canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Epi (a virtual rainbow of choices here), Taiga and something called VVN, which is basically Vuitton’s vachetta leather wrapped around the entire luggage and one that will patina beautifully over time.
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Priced from SGD3650 all the way to SGD8100 depending on finish and size, here’s another bit of information that will please all of you in Singapore. Whilst the rest of South Asia will only get this new collection sometime in end-September, we can all buy it now at Louis Vuitton boutiques across the island, from Marina Bay Sands to Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.
So what do I have my eye on? Right now it’s the Cabin55 in either Monogram Canvas orMonogram Eclipse, which are also the only ones (along with Damier Graphite) that can be personalised with your initials with LV’s Mon Monogram service. How not to #LVOE?
The new packaging will hit LV stores this weekend so don’t be surprised when your purchases are given the saffron treatment. “We don’t want the packaging to be fashionable. It’s supposed to have quite a long life cycle,” Michael Burke, chairman and C.E.O. at LV told WWD. “In most cases, brand colors play off of black and white. We wanted to be different.”
The color, or variations of it, have been seen on LV products before, it’s also been used in their “Volez Voguez Voyagez” exhibition in Paris. Along with boasting a new color, the new packaging will also be more durable thanks to increased thickness and more resilience.
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5. Hearst tightens budgets as publishers reel from fall advertising pullback: The magazine industry continues to reel as traditional advertisers cut their print budgets and consumers spend less on subscriptions and at the newsstand. -WWD
6. Anne Elizabeth Moore on the global garment and sex trades: What links the world of fashion, the international sex and garment trades, and human trafficking? - Truth-Out
7. Selena Gomez rakes in $550,000 per social media post: Gomez currently stands in the No. 1 slot and, per D'Marie, is worth $550,000 per social media post when the messaging appears across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. -AdWeek
8. Does Taylor Swift have a good legal argument for suing Kim Kardashian? -JezebelLouis Vuitton News
The trunk is available in three sizes mini (50 x 35 x 20 cm), cabin (55 x 39 x 21 cm) and maxi (68x 46 x 26 cm) and you have a range of materials to choose from including classic Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather and Epi leather in seven different colors.
“I think it’s safe to say that we’re striving to break new ground in terms of developing a product which is one of the lightest in the market, and from a technical perspective is one of the most rigorously designed and engineered,” said Newson. “I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size, which is why it was so important for me to design a product that could tick all of those boxes and be the perfect piece of luggage for a person like me, [who] won’t travel with anything more than is absolutely necessary.”
Louis Vuitton trunks are luggage classics, but they can be pretty cumbersome and ill-suited for air-travel. These new rolling trunks, make the much loved design more accessible and mobile giving you the best travel experience possible.
This permanent collection recreates Japanese and European denim savoir faire.
Jeans are available in three styles: classic regular, slim classic and slim stretch fit.
You can choose from an array of washes and colors. Details include LV embroidery on the front pocket, metallic rivets and snaps as well as yellow topstitching on the inside of the belt.
This collection will be launched alongside the Heritage Denim Capsule which has been inspired by Louis Vuitton’s archival trunks and come in five styles of which three are limited edition.
Among the Limited edition pieces are a pair of metallic gold jeans inspired by a 1903 copper-covered trunk and a silver-coated pair inspired by a trunk from 1899.
The third limited edition pair references the brand’s 1936 crocodile trunk and is made from luxe croc leather. Only 101 pairs of these limited edition jeans have been created. The Denim collection will be available from July 2016 in just six of Louis Vuitton’s stores worldwide
One of the bags I really adore is the legendary Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM; a beautiful and versatile purse, perfect for any occasion or location. It is always exactly what you need it to be, very spacious but not at all bulky, with a supple structure and as the name says it is “never full” so you can carry all your necessary stuff and more without filling that it is too loaded.
I went online and purchased a replica of this amazing LV Neverfull MM Damier Azur Canvas bagfrom Ebay and I have to admit this was neither my smartest idea nor an intelligent choice to make. The order came pretty soon so I didn’t have to wait too long to find out I made a mistake when I purchased this bag. Even if I always say you have to pay a lot of attention when you buy a replica online, this time I made a mistake and I received a bad replica. The pictures I saw online were beautiful and the bag looked exactly like the original but when I received it I realized that those were not the pictures of the purse I got at home.
First of all the bag doesn’t stand on its own as it should, a good replica uses the same LV Damier Azur Canvas and even if it is not an original bag it should stand like a genuine one. Another issue is the color of the canvas, on the fake one the azur is rather purple and the grey is cream-colored. Unfortunately this way anyone can see the bag is a replica and I will never be able to wear it.
The pattern is not the same on both sides of the bag, the front has 6 logo squares and on the back there are only three of them. This is unacceptable; both sides should look the same and have the same authenticity markings.
The handles of the original bag are beautiful and made of natural cowhide leather stitched on the canvas with discreet cream colored threads. On the replica bag the handles don’t have the same shape, they are loose and the threads are bright yellow.
The interior of the fake bag is even worse than the exterior. Unfortunately the lining is moldy and dirty, making the bag useless. The shape of the interior pocket looks totally different than the original one and the font used for the “Louis Vuitton” “Articles de Voyage” “Maison fondee en 1854” are totally different.
Needless to say that I will never wear this LV Neverfull MM Damier Azur Canvas replica bag, it is very bad replicated with poor quality materials and a lot of obvious differences. It was a bad choice and some money spent on a useless product, but fortunately I had the chance to talk to you about it, to show you how a bad replica looks like, to teach you how to avoid such crappy purses.Fashion Trends
Looks like American singer/actress Selena Gomez couldn’t really keep her hands all to herself since she’s busy holding Louis Vuitton bags in the latest Fall/Winter 2016 Series 5 Ad Campaign of the said leading French luxury brand.
Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has posted the first photo of the campaign on his Instagram while the Hollywood star also shared a photo on her account too.
It’s no secret that the pop star has been one of the faces behind Louis Vuitton for quite some time now so it won’t come as a surprise for her to lead the brand’s newest campaign. For this particular campaign, Selena was seen wearing an oversized black fur hat and a leather jacket while carrying a Petite Malle bag in Monogram canvas.
Now let’s talk more about this particular bag. This bag was released not long ago so this is not a new bag but it’s making its grand reappearance for the said Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2016 Series 5 Ad Campaign.
The Petite Malle bag is inspired by Maison trunks, a perfect hybrid of Monogram canvas and classic hardware. It has a golden brass finishing, golden brass S-lock, magnetic closure and a removable shoulder strap.
This box of a beauty measures 7.1′ x 4.7′ x 1.6′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $5200 USD or €3750 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.