Friday, July 31, 2009
Did I mention that I LVoe this clutch?!?!?!?
SoBe Clutch measures 4.3" x 10.2" x 2.2", large enough to carry make-up, keys, coin purse and other small sized necessities. SoBe is exclusively available at Louis Vuitton and louisvuitton.com for $895.
Named after a well-known street in Los Angeles, California, the Monogram Vernis Melrose Avenue offers a definitive design and timeless sophistication.
Melrose Avenue is crafted from Monogram Vernis patent leather, textile lining and leather trimmings. It features shiny golden brass hardware including a unique press lock closure and the metallic feet at the bottom of the bag for protection. Melrose Avenue can be carried by hand or on the elbow thanks to its rolled leather handles also made from patent leather.
Monogram Vernis Melrose Avenue comes in two dim and elegant colors: Amarante and Bleu Nuit. The bag measures 14.1" x 9.8" x 4.3", exclusively available at Louis Vuitton stores and online at louisvuitton.com for $2490
Dress in silk jersey. Boots laced in satin and velvet calf leather. Monogram Eclipse Speedy 28, Pochette Accessoires and Mini Pochette Accessoires, monogram canvas bags embroidered with sequins. Tights and bracelet Louis Vuitton. Director Joe McKenna. Make-up Lisa Butler. Hair Didier Malige.
GAP the very well known label of casual clothes is about to launch two new fragrances at the end of this summer.
The Original by Gap is a divine concoction of fig, cardamom and leather, while The Lover by Gap is a heady oriental fragrance with pineapple, jasmine and patchouli.
Both are unisex and will cost £25 for 100mlsource: Marie Claire UK
Thursday, July 30, 2009
source: Marie Claire UK
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Victoria Beckham is well known for her extravagant taste in fashion, but news that she owns 100 Hermès Birkin bags is likely to be seen as nothing less than excessive.
A US financial website worked out that the sometime pop star's collection of the coveted bag alone is worth £1.5million.
Thebigmoney.com revealed that the 35-year-old owns around 100 of the style, which start at £4,200 for the basic model.Of course, La Beckham is not one to settle for basic. As countless photographs will testify, she regularly carries luxurious versions in pink ostrich skin and glossy black crocodile, worth up to £42,000 each, as well as the rare 'Silver Himalayan' style, which, at £80,000, comes complete with three-carat diamond.
he bag, which was designed in 1984 by French fashion house Hermès and named after the actress Jane Birkin, is seen as a fashion classic.
It follows in the footsteps of the 1935 Kelly bag - named after Princess Grace of Monaco because of her many appearances with it.
The Birkin was allegedly created after the company's CEO Jean Louis Dumas sat next to the actress on a Paris to London flight.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
French luxury goods group Hermes has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles on farms in Australia to try to meet demand for its leather bags, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.
Customers sometimes have to wait several years for certain exotic-skin bags, which can fetch over 35,000 euros ($48,410).
Hermes’ leather goods, which account for 40 percent of its business, have been the most robust in the current downturn with the group taking on 50-100 leather workers this year to add to the 2,000 craftsmen it already employs at French sites.Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris. “We cannot face demand. We have massive over-demand. We are limited by our ability to train new craftsmen''.
Another store this time in Deuville has gotten a facial lift. Renamed the Villa Vuitton, the 960-square-foot boutique is typical of Normandy architecture and carries accessories and leather goods over two floors.
To celebrate the opening Louis Vuitton launched a limited edition Neverfull bag with “Deauville” written in purple on the front with matching interior stripes.
The Louis Vuitton “Deauville” Neverfull is only available at the Villa Vuitton in Deauville. Image via WWD
We are waiting to see the results of the facial lift at the store here in Thessaloniki,Greece!
Do you think a limited edition of Thessaloniki Neverfull could ever happen??
*Sign* Let's hope so... Soo do we know anyone in Deuville?? ;)
Pierre Hardy continues to design shoes for GAP for the fourth consecutive year, for fall/winter 2009 there will be three models produced exclusively for GAP. The range consists of suede boots and leather sandals available in navy blue, beige, khaki and gray. The footwear is slated to release in mid-September in all GAP stores. Can’t wait!!! I like them all!!! I think I'm going to book them from now...Just in case!! ;)))
Model, singer, songwriter, and now designer – is there anything that Lily Allen won't turn her hand to?
Debuting her latest style endeavour, the songstress invited the fashion press to tea at Claridge's yesterday, where she was personally on hand to show off her first ever collection of jewellery.
Characterised by colourful enamel and diamante clad pendants, the self-titled line features an array of smiley faces, giant pears, cherrys, fishes pandas and flamingos, all dangling from silver chains, rings, earrings and bracelets.
As for her inspiration, and the singer didn't have to look too far. The smiley faces, for example, are replicated from a tattoo on her wrist, while the pandas are inspired by her fancy dress costume of choice.
The collection will go on sale this September at H Samuel and Argos, with price starting ranging from £30 to £100.
Monday, July 27, 2009
One of my most favorites bags, that I actually do own!!!
I looooove it!!!! Is one of my most precious!!!!!! <3
And I really like how Dakota Fanning is caring it! Very slick & casual!
(Hey,why dont you send a picture of you and your bags to post it?!!)
urope’s luxury industry drew some comfort on Friday from Hermes’ (HRMS.PA) relatively encouraging 2009 outlook, and a positive trading update from LVMH (LVMH.PA).
The news from the world’s two biggest luxury groups by market value lifted the whole sector, battered in recent weeks by disappointing sales and growing evidence of restrained spending even among the ultra-rich.
Fresh figures from the pair showed upmarket handbags, shoes and other leather goods resisted consumer thriftiness better than jewellery, watches and certain spirits. Hermes said it aimed to keep 2009 sales relatively constant against 2008. Many analysts expect the global luxury market to fall about 10 percent this year. LVMH said January “was not a bad month” but declined to give any guidance for 2009. Shares in Hermes rose as much as 8 percent, and were up 6.1 percent at 79.56 euros by 1308 GMT, valuing it at 8.4 billion euros ($10.8 billion), making it the world No. 2 behind LVMH.
The French CAC 40 index .FCHI of blue-chip companies was up 0.4 percent, while the DJ Stoxx Personal and Household Goods index .SXQP was up 1.6 percent. The Dow Jones Retail index .SXRP was 0.7 percent higher.
LMVH shares were 7.4 percent higher at 47.67 euros, giving it a market capitalisation of 23.4 billion euros, while PPR (PRTP.PA), owner of luxury group Gucci, also saw its shares rise more than 6 percent. The positive ripples reached Luxottica (LUX.MI), whose shares were up more than 5 percent, even though the Italian eyewear group cut its 2008 earnings forecast. Hermes and Louis Vuitton have been shining partly thanks to their trademark leather goods, but LVMH has been more exposed to the poor state of the jewellery and watch markets than Hermes. Leather goods sales at Louis Vuitton likely rose between 6 percent and 7 percent during the fourth quarter, based on analyst estimates, while at Hermes they rose 8.7 percent.
Hermes said leather handbag sales jumped 14 percent during the period. “We have seen a slowdown since October but we are still growing,” Hermes Finance Director Mireille Maury told Reuters in an interview on Friday. Most luxury groups, except for Tod’s (TOD.MI) and Burberry (BRBY.L), have published disappointing sales figures for the fourth quarter. In January, Italian jeweller Bulgari (BULG.MI) and Switzerland’s Richemont (CFR.VX) warned of a difficult 2009 and U.S. jeweller Tiffany issued its second profit warning in three months.
Hermes beat expectations with a 1.7 percent rise in sales at constant currencies in the fourth quarter, while LVMH said its quarterly sales were “about flat”, without giving details. “Fourth-quarter figures demonstrate that the resilience of the Louis Vuitton brand cannot be ignored when assessing LVMH investment risk versus other luxury companies, notably the watch players,” HSBC said in a note. The wines and spirits unit at LVMH, which also owns Krug champagne, Chopin vodka and Hennessy cognac, suffered particularly in the United States and Japan.
After reaching a peak in the first half of 2007 of more than 20-times current year earnings, average valuations in the European luxury sector have fallen to 2003 levels at about 9-times to 10-times this year’s expected earnings. LVMH is trading on about 11-times this year’s earnings while Hermes is still on about 30-times due to its resilient profile and recurring takeover speculation. Since Jan. 1, LVMH stock has fallen by 2 percent, Richemont by 11 percent, PPR by 8 percent and Hermes by 20 percent, all underperforming the DJ Stoxx Personal and Household Index, which has itself gained 4.6 percent.
Fergie with her Coquette Pochette from the Fall winter 2009-2010 collection
Madonna with her Monogram Pailletes Pochette from the Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2009-2010 Runway Collection.
Eva Longoria with her Speedy Pailletes from the Fall Winter 2009-2010 Collection
If there's any time of the year you can get away with wearing sequins it's Christmas,' says marieclaire.co.uk editor, Carla Bevan. And I totally agree with her!! Sequins remind of Christmas or performers live on stage! I can't say that I was never tempted to buy a sequined pair of leggings but I don't think I would have the nerve to wear it...Who knows maybe eventually I will But I wouldn't say no to a mat-sequined jacket... What about you?
Harem pants might be the season's trickiest trend, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try a pair out - just make sure you wear the right accessories with them. The truth is that the harem pant has been getting mixed reviews... What do you think?!
The first pics of Lily Allen’s Chanel campaign have finally hit the web
I think I really like this puffy one!!!
The prices remain unknown for now....
Sunday, July 26, 2009