Sunday, May 25, 2008

Twon S/S '08 Collection

Twon is a new brand from New York City and what it catches my attention is the t-shirt with LV signature on it! This is Sweet!

Source: Twon

Nike Hyperdunk - Kobe Bryant & Jackass

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Introducing A New Fashioned Mobile Phone

As we know Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani have released mobile phones collection already and now it is Dior turn! Dior recently unveiled that they will be releasing a line of mobile phones hoping that it can boost their sales from only concentrating on their tradition fashion business inclduign watch and jewelry lines.

Dior phone would not have something in common like other fashioned mobile phones. Dior want to make it "BIG" by setting a retail at approx USD5000 when compared to other fashioned mobile phones that are retailed for approx USD600. Yep, it is about the price. However, Dior is hoping to make a hit by targetting to brand-hungry consumers in new markets such as China and Russia. Dior is expected to sell at least 10,000 of them a year at the beginning and hopes to reach annual sales of €200 million in the longer term.

Can they make a hit as they are expected? I guess we just need to see. Personally, I need to think twice becuase the price doesn't hook me at all. ^^

For more info: The wall Street Journal

Friday, May 23, 2008

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Christpher Backpack!!

OMG...This is killing me guys! This real sweet custom-made red epi christopher....and yes with those AJ 7....OHHH....make me drooling over it! What if I could....ohh...yeah...hope dream can come true...^^

Thanks to Just Don It!

New!! ~ Louis Vuitton Epi Coin Purse

The new Louis Vuitton Epi Accordion Wallet/Purse comes in two colour, ivory and black. The wallet features multi compartments which can hold credit cards, bills and changes. No exact release date (for Australia) or price are confirmed. The approx retail price would be AUD380.

Gents and Ladies, this would be another great piece to add to your collection!

Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Damier Geant Messenger NM

This new Greant Messenger bag feautures a zippered closure. Its several compartments easily hold a laptop and A4 documents with an external, zippered pocket. It surely suits everyday use. Retail price is USD 1270.

Are you interested to get one?!? ^^

Thursday, May 22, 2008


During the film festival, Louis Vuitton has set up a showroom in the Hotel Martinez presents its latest collections of Mens and Womens' Ready-To-Wear including leather goods, shoes, jewellery and accessories to the international stars attending the festival.

Source: Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs up for an interview!

Marc recently visited Central Saint Martins school in London for the interview and here is what he said during an interview:

On designing his first ready-to-wear collection as the newly appointed creative director of Louis Vuitton in 1997:
“This Vuitton thing was scary … Suddenly you’re on the Paris stage, with this huge name. I felt so paralyzed by it. That first collection was a no-win situation. I thought, if I give them what they expect, they’ll be disappointed because they wanted to be surprised. If I give them a surprise, they’ll be disappointed because it wasn’t what they were expecting.”

On the difficulties of getting his spring 2001 Stephen Sprouse monogram collection for Louis Vuitton produced:

"I don't understand corporate people — I always say the design team's on the second floor and the corporate people are on the fifth floor, and it might as well be the distance between here and Mars … The press reaction to all that graffiti was so amazing … [but] they bitched and moaned, [saying] 'we're not going to do it'. I just couldn't believe it … at the time, that's how narrow-minded they were … [but] $300 million later, they think it's a good idea!"

On hiring Tom Ford to design denim for Perry Ellis when Jacobs headed the label:

"Tom was a different person then … Tom was this very, very sort of haughty, tasteful person, very Waspy … or that's what he was affecting at that moment. I thought it would be great to do a jean line with someone who has a very sophisticated mind."

On what fashion really is all about:

"When I trust my own whims, and the whims of people I trust, I feel that has credibility … Belief is embedded in everything you do — so it doesn't actually matter whether people like it. I guess what we do, as a team, is a daily, weekly, monthly re-evaluation of whims."

The quote that will make you say "word":

"I can't bear it when designers go on about inspiration … If a girl wants to wear it and feels good then who cares?"
We love you Marc!

Source: WWD

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Crime of Fashion

May 15, 2008 -- A manager at a Marc Jacobs store in the West Village was busted for stealing $62,000 from the boutique, and admits he had "been doing it for a while," authorities said yesterday. - New York Post reported

Kyle Avila, 24, worked at the chic Marc by Marc Accessories store as a manager at 385 Bleecker St. for the past 11/2 years. The Kansas native, who also appeared nude for a Marc Jacobs tee, was busted for stealing $62,000 from the store.

Co-manager Mike Okerson was the one who noticed the missing dough while doing routine receipt reviews. Okerson had given Avila a chance to return the money, but Avila failed to show up with the money, so his colleague called the cops. He is now charged with grand larceny and remains in jail after failing to post $2000 cash bail set by the judge.

Esquire's 75th Anniversary

To cerebrate Esquire's 75th Anniversary, they have recreate some of the magazine's most iconice covers by working with some of the world' s well known fashion designers. Designers included Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabanna, Tommy Hilfiger, Luscus Ossendrijver, Alber Elbaz, Christopher Bailey, Donatella Versace, John Galliano and Giorgio Armani.

All of the works, with the exception of one, are based of covers designed by esquire's long time art director george lois. in his career with the magazine, he helped create 92 covers. New York’s M.O.M.A. is holding an exhibition about his career. The new photos were recently feted at an unveiling in Milan.

Source: Design Boom

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

World Record For Titanic Blue Diamond~Anyone Interested?

A blue diamond of 13.39 cts. became the most important color diamond sold at auction anywhere in the world during the past 10 years, according to Christie's. Offered at auction house's in Geneva location on Wednesday, it achieved a world record price of $8.9 million.

"This impressive result is due to the scarcity of colored diamonds on the market, and to the great demand from collectors around the world for exceptional artworks and jewels that is currently dominating the auction world," said François Curiel, chairman of Christie's Europe.

Source: JCK

Monday, May 19, 2008

Marc Jacobs on Interview Magazine June 2008!

With the red hair, high heels, posts...Oh Marc, We love you!
Source: Interview Magazine.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

~Attention to Mont Blanc Lover~

Alexander Amosu has created a limited edition diamond Mont Blanc handcrafted pen exclusively for the elite in aid of charity. These exclusive pens are handmade with 77 diamonds, and feature 0.45 carats of VS, F grade diamonds with a choice of white, black, pink, brown or blue diamonds set into the gold clip.

The pen’s ubiquitous style features an 18k gold nib, platinum inlay and black precious resin cap. With the bespoke diamond encrustation, the pen is not only a global style statement, but also a true gesture of goodwill, helping to raise vital funds for the ACLT Charity (a charity which helps promote bone marrow and blood donation).

The Amosu Mont Blanc is priced at £1500 and only 1000 Amosu Diamond Meisterstück pens will be made, with proceeds going towards charity.

Source: Bornrich

The Perspective of LVMH Chairman

Bernard Arnault, chairman of luxury goods monolith LVMH, says that despite dire economic predictions and reports of a fall off in parts of the luxury sector the company expects profits to actually improve in 2008. "We are in a position to meet our objectives for a sharp rise in earnings in 2008," Arnault just announced at LVMH's annual shareholders meeting, according to Women's Wear Daily. "Every time we've been [in a difficult economy] we've increased market share. We've started the year strong. We will not pull off [of the accelerator]. We are focused on innovating."

Arnault, whose company recently added Swiss watchmaker Hublot to its portfolio of luxury brands, singled out handbags as a strong earner. "There are tons of new leather goods," he declared. "The Richard Prince bag for Vuitton has been an immense success and we won't be able to meet demand," Arnault said. "We can't produce the pieces fast enough." He also predicted strong sales this year for Fendi, calling it "one of the most important Italian brands on the market."

Source: Luxist

Louis Vuitton in Qatar

Louis Vuitton has opened its first store in Qatar at the Villagio shopping mall on the 15th May 2008 and will open to public this coming Monday. The store will offer a range of products for both men and women

Louis Vuitton Europe president Jean Marc Gallot was at the opening. Here is what he said to Gulf Times:

“It is natural for Louis Vuitton to open a store in Qatar, which is aiming to become a role model for economic and social transformation in the region,” Louis Vuitton Europe president Jean-Marc Gallot said yesterday.He explained that the store is a very special blend of tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and creativity, history and modernity with a luxurious architectural concept.

The store is based on the concept by architect Peter Marino, which has been carried out globally for the 396 Louis Vuitton stores in 58 countries.

Source: Gulf Times

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Louis Vuitton with Bloggers for a Breakfast!

Louis Vuitton invited about 15 fashion bloggers including Bag Snob, Fab Sugar, Fashion Indie, Fashion Tribes, Get Kempt, Haute Concept, Nitrolicious to a breakfast last Thursday with Louis Vuitton’s CEO of North America, Daniel Lalonde and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication, Heather Vandenberghe, along with the LV team.

You may just wonder "why?". Louis Vuitton invited the bloggers to discuss about blogging community as they have noticed the importance of blogs and the rapid "growing" of blogs. Louis Vuitton has touched on with many topics with the bloggers including information about the history of the brand and product developments. On the top of that, Louis Vuitton also asked the bloggers "How do we work with you?".

Interestingly, during the discussion Louis Vuitton has revealed that there is a Louis Vuitton Bible filled with over 150 years of history for the iconic brand, which we hope they will think to put in print one day. Moreover, They did mention about the Journeys ad campaign and partially revealed that the next Journeys ad campaign will feature a couple. Umm who might they be?!

I personally think Louis Vuitton did take a really wise step in contactign with the independent bloggers! Louis Vuitton is surely up to something! We jsut need to wait for the surprise!

Louis Vuitton 5th Avenue Flagship Store

What is a magnificent LV display?!? Louis Vuiton has decorated their 5th Ave flagship store's display with multi-colour of neons reflecting their Multicolore line.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Pharrell with Blason Belt Buckle

OMG....look what he got! I totally love the "bling bling" buckle and yes his LV tie is to die for!!
Check my previous Blason post Click Here
Source: BBC Blog

Thursday, May 15, 2008

~World of Neverfull~

Monogram Neverfull
Damier NeverfullAligator Neverfull
I just amaze with the Aligator Neverfull as I did not think they will come up at all! They look great and mature-conserve looking. Damier Neverfull is amazing too. Cannot wait to see it IRL!

Visit: Louis Vuitton

Update on Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull!

Pictures of Damier Neverfull on the display at the LV botique in Hawaii.

Check the previous post "Upcoming Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull" for more info!

Thanks to Kate c (tPF)!

Wanna own Hermes Kelly Bag?!?

This is not about Louis Vuitton but Hermès!^^...but I just cannot stop loving this cutie Hermes "paper" Kelly bag....hehe...There are eight styles to choose from with one of them is plain which you can customize by yourself! Own little Hermes now at Hermès!

Source: Hermès

Louis Vuitton in Marriott!

Hotels are slowly moving beyond the bar, nightclub and restaurant trend to add some hip retail spaces in their properties. Of course, this is nothing new as some hotels have been doing this already for a long time. But what is news is the report of a Louis Vuitton store opening inside the JW Marriott Bucharest Hotel.
The store will open in June and offer customers the standard LV leather goods as well as the opportunity to design their own travel trunk based on their "requirements and taste."As for why LV would open in a Marriott, international senior VP for LV said :

"We looked on Calea Victoriei and on other boulevards in Bucharest but chose the Marriott because it is a visually safe and controlled environment, where you know who your neighbours are and do not risk having a sex shop open next door."

Source: hotelchatter

The World's Most Expensive Shirt!

Eton shirts are celebrating their 80th birthday in style, the Swedish company have commissioned an ultra-special shirt which is excessive even by Elton John standards.

The world's most expensive shirt is valued at £23,000 (US $45,000) and features the finest Egyptian cotton yarn. The studs and cufflinks are diamond encrusted, the studs have coloured diamonds and the cufflinks have the plain old normal diamonds.The shirt is touring the world passing through some of Eton's stores including Milan, LA and Stockholm and will be auctioned off for charity next year.

OK Gents! Get ready for the auction^^

Source: brandish

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

~Louis Vuitton in Sex and the City~

New picture of Sex and the City featured with Louis Vuitton Luggages from Vogue magazine, June 2008.

Gents~Time For A New Tie?

I have seen this "nice lay out of ties" ad pic on the Louis Vuitton website and wanted to share. I think it may be time for me to get a new tie too!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kanye West with Ksubi for Pastelle

Australian fashion label Ksubi, famed amongst many celebrities, will be collaborating on an eyewear range for Kanye West’s Pastelle line. The range was designed by George Gorrow and according to SMH, “Gorrow met West in Los Angeles over the past year to design the collection”. Come October, Ksubi for Pastelle will be released globally and “will feature limited-edition gold frames, which will sell for about $2000″.

“I love the sunnies Ksubi has produced over the years, and it’s an honour to collaborate with them on this first instalment of Pastelle frames,” West said. “George is an incredibly talented designer, and I’ve never met anyone who knew more about sunglasses and other cool stuff"

Check Ksubi for update!

Louis Vuitton and a Religion?!?

I have came across MergsWorld blog and found his own creative LV-like Monogram pattern. He mentioned about how the big iconic luxury brand names have so much influence to people and how it could be related to religion-like. Here is part of his post:

"The monogram is essentially an observation of how some myths can be taken as reality (like religion) and how real life can escalate into myth (like religion!). It is also an experiment into the idea of the mythology behind couture and big fashion labels, handbags and limited edition designs having become a religion in its own right with private shrines dedicated all to their glory! The use of the LV monogram is not only a nod to its iconic image but also a reference to how some people feel when they see this pattern stretched over a piece of luggage or a tiny wallet."

Isn't it interesting?

Thanks to MergsWorld!

Which one would you go for?

I found this quite interesting and would like to share to you guys. Marc has recently designed two nearly identical floral rings, one is for "Marc by Marc Jacobs" and another is for "Marc Jacobs Collection". They both surely look nice but with one difference...price! It is USD32 for Marc by Marc Jacobs (left) and USD907 for Marc Jacobs Collection (right).
The USD907 ring is not gold but 14k gold plated and for the USD32 ring is silver. But I guess when the flower is on your hand, nobody gonna notice it.

However, I must admit the USD907 has a "hi-class luxury looking"?!? But at the end, it's your choice.^^ We all love Marc!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Louis Vuitton Prices to be increased in Australia!?!

Source from TPFer, m1nime said that LV price in Australia will be increased but not sure how much it will rise and no exact date is confirmed.

Gents~Ladies, we better wrap up ourselves and complete the "wish list" fast before the price increase..LOL...this is gonna be hard for list is long!!....^^ hoho^^....