A much-loved Louis Vuitton Shoulder Bag – the Louise is truly one of its kind. We received a lot of positive reaction when we released this bag on our site and its because this bag is simply gorgeous. No other explanation.
However, Louis Vuitton has decided to change the Louise Bag a bit and as the name already revealed it – it’s the sliding chain.
Here an image of the original Louis Vuitton Louise Chain Bag:
Here’s another image of the new Louis Vuitton Louise Sliding Chain:
Which one you should choose? Well, its just matter of comfort and what you like. But the sliding chain looks much chic’er and modern because the chain is in the outside. The golden hardware shines around the bag.
Another point to notice is the design of the chains. The Louis Vuitton Louise Chain Bag has a much more feminine chain while the Louis Vuitton Louise Sliding Chain is more masculine. It’s bigger, more sophisticated and looks heavier (not that its heavier but it just looks like it).
Other basic element that we adore is the 3D LV logo signature on the front. The interior is slightly different than the original version – with 1 inside zipped pocket and additional leather inside compartment. The Louise Sliding Chain Bag is crafted with calfskin, measuring 8.3’ x 5.9’ x 1.2’ inches, priced at $2200 USD, €1550 euro, £1500 GBP via Louis Vuitton boutique.
Meet the Louis Vuitton Dora Ultra Soft Bag.
And you’re right, it’s belongs to the Louis Vuitton Dora Bag Collection, but the style is different and unique. The shape is more round and because of this, it deserves its own page on BRAGMYBAG.
READ: Louis Vuitton Dora Bag
The sides of the Dora Ultra Soft Bag have the curves like a woman. It’s crafted in rich Taurillon Leather, and it adds a happy pop of color to our neutral wardrobes. This is the newest version, which is made soft with rounded lines that highlight the skin’s supple feel and distinctive grain.
The MM size has plenty of space for all your essentials and it’s the perfect accessory for everyday. Because of the leather strap (which can be removed) and the handles, it can be carried by hand, over our shoulder or even on your elbow.
It comes with a leather luggage tag and with metal LV signature on it, the interior features double pocket and large pocket. Measuring 36 x 24 x 15 cm, priced at $5450 AUD via Louis Vuitton boutique.
Louis Vuitton News
Louis Vuitton is set to discontinue the Monogram Multicolor line which is a collaboration between the French brand and Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Reports said that by the end of July, Louis Vuitton stores will no longer be selling this line. The collaboration started in 2002, wherein former Louis Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs hired Murakami for the Spring 2003 Collection. Over the years, the pair have created limited edition collections, as well as the Monogram Multicolor line that has been made available in the brand’s classic handbags such as Speedy, Alma and Noe. This is the brand’s longest collaboration, and now it has come to an end.
Let’s take a look on the collections that Takashi Murakami has created for Louis Vuitton.
Monogram Multicolore Collection
The first collection that was created by Takashi Murakami. It features the Louis Vuitton Monogram pattern in 33 different colours on white or black background. This is the longest and most popular collection from the Japanese artist. It was first presented at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2003 runway show. The Monogram Multicolore is still available in Louis Vuitton stores, and it comes in a wide variety of handbags and small leather goods.
Eye Love Monogram Collection
Features 4 bag styles namely, Eye Need You, Eye Love You, Eye Miss You and Eye Dare You. These are limited edition pieces that were also added to the Monogram Multicolore line. Only few pieces were produced in black and white, wherein the artist replaced the rounded Monogram flower into multicolored eyes.
Cherry Blossom Collection
Also released for the Spring/Summer 2003 Collection, the Cherry Blossom Collection features the Monogram Canvas pattern printed with Japan’s famous Cherry Blossom flowers. The flowers shows smiling animated faces. It comes in three color patterns, brown and pink, pink and pink, red and cream. This line was only available for a short period of time and was discontinued in June 2003.
A Panda character that was first featured in a short film entitled “Superflat Monogram” by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton. The Monogram Panda was released in 2003.
Launched in 2005, the Cerises Collection is a limited edition for the Spring/Summer 2005 Collection. The iconic Monogram Canvas has been updated with smiling cherry prints.
MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles) Collaboration
In 2007, Takashi Murakami had an exhibition entitled “Superflat” at MoCA which also held a small pop-up store of Louis Vuitton handbags and leather goods. The limited edition pieces includes the Louis Vuitton Hands symbol, which been made available in the Neverfull bags and Porte Monnaie Ronde, both in Monogram Canvas. A new character has also been introduced “Chibi Kinoko”, meaning little mushroom, which comes in Agenda Planner in Monogram Canvas and Black and White Monogram Multicolore.
Released in 2008, the Monogramouflage Collection, features a combination of the Monogram pattern and Camouflage print. It has been made available in canvas and denim, in different Louis Vuitton handbags and small leather goods including the Keepall and Speedy.
Cosmic Blossom Collection
The Cosmic Blossom Collection was part of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. The line features the “Cosmic Flower” in bold and bright handbags, ready-to-wear items and accessories.
On the eve of the fall-winter season, fashion designers keep us intrigued by new updates every now and then, installing no more than one or two pictures of their recent campaigns. Each has its own trick: Mark Jacobs, for instance, surprises everyone with unusual images of Sofia Coppola and Winona Ryder adding descriptions of those images in detail. Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, unlike his peer colleague, seems quite stingy in words being extremely laconic. He has tapped famous photographers Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller for the Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2015-2016 campaign, and keeps uploading pictures from their thrilling photoshoots. The campaign has been named “Series 3”. A few days ago, two pictures appeared in Ghesquière’s Instagram, in the first of which we were amazed to see the 26-year-old Swiss dancer and actress Alicia Vikander. Being the big fan of Ghesquière’s art and creations, she has lately become the new face of the brand and a muse for the French house. The second picture portrayed the 19-year-old promising model Rianne van Rompaey from The Netherlands in strong imagery.
Only a day later a new image featuring “Requiem for a dream” star Jennifer Connelly appeared in the web. We were anticipating the appearance of the 44-year-old actress in the campaign of LV, as long as she is another muse of Ghesquière. Vikander joined Vuitton stalwart Connelly in the fall spots, planning to break the fashion titles of August. The fourth image did not keep us waiting too long and appeared the next day. The Australian model and star of LV’s fall-winter collection show Fernanda Ly made an immense jaw-dropping impression with a powerful look spiced up with pink hair.
Seeking to represent diverse ages and nationalities, Ghesquière also cast the Ethiopian supermodel, designer and actress Liya Kebede, gorgeous models Freja Beha Erichsen, Angel Rutlege and Julia Merkelbach to be featured in the Louis Vuitton fall 2015 advertisements. To represent the character of LV’s fall-winter collection, Teller took photographs of Fernanda Ly, Angel Rutlege and Liya Kebede at a utopian home for a sculptor near Barcelona, Spain. Bruce Weber took Freja Beha Erichsen, Rianne von Rompaey and Julia Merkelbach to a private Miami airport to take his shoots. We can smell a winking hint to Louis Vuitton’s travel heritage in this idea: well done Weber!
Being extremely happy to see the new muse of Louis Vuitton Alicia Vikander, we should mention it was a genuine step. Alicia is going to appear in eight movies this year, including “Ex Machina”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “The Danish Girl,” “Tulip Fever” and “The Light Between Oceans.” We have no doubt she will have immense success and a breakthrough fame with these, and appearing as a fashion muse of the renowned French house will only add to the excitement providing a boom for both Vikander and LV.
Remembering the rumors about Selena Gomez becoming the new fresh face of the luxury brand, we are eager to see her in the campaign as well quite soon. Yesterday Selena uploaded a new picture of her, Ghesquière and Michelle Williams on her Facebook page with the inscription “TBT with Michelle and @nicolasghesquiereofficial for @louisvuitton”, which we guess is a proving hint for our predictions. Rock the beauty collection, Selena!
It's almost as if the powers that be at Louis Vuitton sent out a secret, celebrities-only missive instructing all their celeb field operatives to bust out their newest, nicest Louis Vuitton bags if they wanted to remain in the brand's favor. But, I somehow doubt that the powers that be at Louis Vuitton are quite that sinister. In any case, there's a beautiful selection of Keepalls, Speedys, and more recent LV styles to gaze upon in this week's last celebrity bag round-up, plus some non-LV bags you won't want to miss.
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LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY BAG
Here's Rev Run's daughter Angela Simmons, flashing some cash as she grabs a juice in Beverly Hills. We've never seen this particular design on a Speedy before, and we suspect Angela may have commissioned a special custom job from a painter.
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CHLOÉ FAYE BAG
Eva Longoria flashed her beige Chloé Faye as she left Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills in the company of assorted kiddos to whom she is reportedly related. A lovely, neutral Chloé bag + denim + denim + updo = casual, summertime PERFECTION.
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FENDI PEEKABOO BAG
Irina Shayk made a show of sneaking out of the Chiltern Firehouse in London solo after a little date with her new flame Bradley Cooper. She's hiding behind a bright blue Fendi Peekaboo, which is humorous in a way that probably didn't occur to her at the time.
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JADA PINCKETT SMITH
LOUIS VUITTON W BAG
Here's Jada Pinkett Smith at LAX, most likely heading out to do some press for her new movie Magic Mike XXL, which is currently playing in a theater near you. (No, really. If you duck out of work early you can probably catch a matinee.)
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LOUIS VUITTON DAMIER INFINI KEEPALL BAG
Kendall Jenner carried one of Louis Vuitton's blazingly bright yellow Keepalls to the British Summer Time Festival, which she attended with gal pals Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne...and possibly a Jonas brother?
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SAINT LAURENT SAC DE JOUR TOTE
Here's Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, exiting Whole Foods with a massive grocery haul and a two-tone Sac de Jour. STARS! They...would probably just like to do their grocery shopping in peace, thanks.
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LOUIS VUITTON NICE BEAUTY CASE
Nicki Minaj keeps popping up on our photo service this week, which is highly unusual. Here she is watching boyfriend Meek Mill play at the BET x Celebrity Basketball Game. Nicki is sitting courtside with a Louis Vuitton Nice Beauty Case, and it looks like she also has a Chanel Boy Bag with her, but we can only see the chain strap.
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BALENCIAGA PAPIER A4 TOTE
Finally, here's Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, cruising through LAX with a massive, pastel blue Balenciaga tote. Her outfit is perfectly attractive, yet also dowdiest thing I've ever seen her wear. I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that.