Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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
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...^^
Gents and Ladies, this would be another great piece to add to your collection!
Source: Louis Vuitton
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
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?"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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
"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.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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.
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."
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
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?".
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.
Photos: NYC LOVES NYC
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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
Check the previous post "Upcoming Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull" for more info!
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^^
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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!
"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!