Louis Vuitton has put together an album chronicling virtually 200 images by famous photographers such as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Henry Clarke, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino plus Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin just to name a few. The book will be published by Rizzoli New York.
This amazing book will have images from Louis Vuitton products to advertising campaigns to fashion articles, from eras such as the Fifties to now. This limited edition book will be available starting October 1 in select Louis Vuitton stores worldwide and online. I will also be available in both French and English versions. VisitLouis Vuitton.comfor more information.
In a recent post, I wrote how Michael Kors seems to be duplicating the looks of many other designers such as the amazing Louis Vuitton with his new bag “Jet Set Logo Tote”. As a phenomenal designer, I just don’t get why you would want to try and duplicate another designers work. Yes, I can see how he is trying to capture the market of women who want that designer look without the designer price, but it’s getting to be a bit excessive now.
Source: Nordstrom Michael Kors Small “Chelsea”
Source: Michael Kors Jet Set in Camo
He has now come out with two more additional handbags that resemble the Stella McCartney Falabella Purseand Valentino’sRock Star Toteand these are just a handful of others that he seems to continue to replicate. I also want to note that the “Falabella Purse” and “The Rock Stud” have been in stores since last year. Am I the only one that seems to notice this? Is it normal for established designers with his stature to create handbags with such similarities to other big designers such as these? Me, being someone who buys nothing but authentic designer handbags, not because they are name brand, but because of the beauty of the handbag and the originality of the handbag.
Source: Stella McCartney Falabella Purse
Source: Valentino Valentino Rock Stud Tote in Camouflage
I personally do not want to carry a knock off version of the original design of the handbag that I paid a pretty price for. In my opinion, its the principal of the matter, and Michael Kors duplicating the looks of many well known designers handbags could very well fall into the category of the black market knock off handbags.
Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to always create fabulous short films for Chanelnew collections. The last short film for Chanel was Coco’s Return, this new short film Karl Lagerfeld presents the Fall-Winter 2014/15 pre‐collection in called “Private View”. The short film features Amanda Harlech (Lagerfelds muse and right hand woman) and models Jamie Bochert, Lindsey Wixson, Soo Joo and Nadja Bender. At 31, rue Cambon, an important client embodied by Amanda Harlech is received by the boutique manager played by Jamie Bochert, for a private presentation and given an insight into the exclusive world of a Very Important Customer for the brand.
Oh, how I just love watching these runway shows, they just spew so many emotions in me. I often tell others and yes, this is true for me, that I don’t care about having the materialistic designer pieces. Although it would be nice to own at least one little piece of their Haute Couture collections, I just love watching what they have created. Pieces of fashions such as these are just pure creations of art. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way, that it’s just pure excitement of just looking at them. Today’s Haute Couture video is Valentino. Valentino, along with a list of many of designers creates just pure beauty from Haute Couture to Ready To Wear. Enjoy his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/15 collection.
Tom Ford has a new ad for his fall campaign and it is live right now. It features various personalities such as Patrick Scharzenegger, Ella Richards and more. Read more at WWD for more on the full ad campaign.
If you love music like I do, and would love to take it with you everywhere you go, then Rebecca Minkoff has the solution for you. It’s a pretty great new tool and invention. The clutches are chic and very discreet, it’s style in one….
As if I thought Chanel’s Cruise 2014/15 was fascinating, The Haute Couture 2014/15 was even more fascinating than it’s predecessor. From the Iconic tweed in which Coco Chanel was famous for to shimmering fabrics of lace to sequence mixed with tweed, this is a collection for the ages. View for yourself below
Me Oh My! Just looking at the art, the exquisiteness in Chanel and everything it stands for just makes me so excited. There were a few pieces from the collection that to me were questionable. But how can I even say? I dare question the great Karl Lagerfeld? Watch the video from Cruise 2014/15
It girl, Cara Delevingne is back with a new ad for Mulberry’s fall 2014 ad campaign and this time it’s in the scenic hills of the Scottish Highlands. She models a collection in which everything fall stands for, wool socks, soft knit sweaters, plaid skirts and of course, her collaboration of handbags for the brand. It is a delectable collection to add to your fall closet.
To get a better feel for the collection watch the AW 14 Campaign Film below:
I love Michael Kors for his phenomenal creativity on his fashion line. I was stunned at his Fall 2014 collection as was everyone else in the fashion community. But I am really shocked and disappointed in his handbag line these days. I feel he isn’t being original and creative when it comes to his handbags and totes. But what really got me to write this post is how he is stealing the style of the infamous Louis Vuitton monogram, tote bag. I was in Nordstrom a few weeks ago and they had the new Michael Kors tote bag on display. At first, I just glanced and thinking to myself, ‘oh, it’s just another MK bag’, but then I did a double take and realized; ‘That looks like theLouis Vuitton NeverFull GM Tote!’ His MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Multifunction Logo Travel Totehas an uncanny resemblance don’t you think? When an designer such as Michael Kors stoops to stealing a pattern down to the initials such a Louis, it’s sheer sacrilege. There has to be a point where designers need to come up with their own designs when it comes to handbags. I love you MK, but you just can’t do this to good ol’ LV. What’s your opinion on this?