Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Presentation at Paris FW
Just when you thought you could define the Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear aesthetic, the luxury fashion house throws you a curve ball. Hot off the heels of the Fall 2011 offering - a dominant, military-inspired, Victorian-aged collection - comes the spring 2012 showing which was the exact opposite. The Louis Vuitton fashion presentation was carnival-themed: picture models resting on a merry-go-round ride until it was their time to strike a pose. Pastels ruled the show from soft yellows and baby blues to crisp white and powder room pink.
Highlights: my girl Kate Moss (because I feel like I know her) closed out the show in a fabulous white, mini sundress (A-line) adorned with ostrich feathers. There were many more sundresses featuring daisy prints and light fabrics that were feminine, chic, and wearable. I also love dramatic outwear statement pieces so the 60’s styled black trench coat with white polka dots was right up my alley. In fact, Audrey Hepburn could have easily worn it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The trench had ¾-length sleeves, and utilized a rich, almost satin-like fabric and large, white buttons.
In terms of how the models were styled, there were cat eyes, fresh faced/minimal makeup, nude lips, with hair pulled back into a bun and affixed with a slender headband. Of course, almost all looks were paired with a Louis Vuitton handbag or clutch and surprisingly, the white shoes they wore didn’t particularly turn me off (like they usually do). For as long as I can remember, I’ve associated white heels with old church going ladies…not exactly the look I’m going for. However, the white pumps were perfect. There were also color block sandals in white and metallic.
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Marc Jacobs, of the namesake label and Creative Director for Louis Vuitton
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris Announces Exhibition on Marc Jacobs for 2012
The Musée des Art Décoratifs, the museum of the decorative arts and design, will host an exhibition in honor of the American fashion designer Marc Jacobs and his impact on the Louis Vuitton brand. Jacobs is the head designer for Marc Jacobs and the creative director at Louis Vuitton.
The exhibit will be curated by Pamela Golbin, head curator at Musée des Art Décoratifs, and is slated to open sometime in 2012. According to Art Media Agency, “Pamela Golbin decided to divide the exhibition in two parts with the first part focusing on Louis Vuitton in the nineteenth century and the industrial revolution. The second part will focus on globalization and Marc Jacobs’s contribution to the world of fashion.” We look forward to hearing more about this exciting project!
Fashionable Celebrities Dressed in their Halloween Best
Check out the more interesting Halloween costumes from celebrities in the fashion world! From top left to right: the always lovely Gwen Stefani, Maybelline model Jessica White, Heidi Klum and husband Seal channeling Planet of the Apes, Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on the Today Show as British royalty, designer Marc Jacobs, and Jessica Simpson (who announced her pregnancy while in a ‘mummy’ costume).
Kirsten Dunst Shines in NY Times ’60s Spread
In a recent spread for T Style Magazine, Kirsten Dunst is glowing as she discusses turning 30, shopping for a more mature wardobe, and her Best Actress win at the Cannes Festival this past spring for her role in the 2011 film, Melancholia.
Despite the lengthy time she has spent in the spotlight, “In person, Dunst is stunningly unpretentious. (When a taxi driver wonders why a paparazzo is bothering the fragile blond woman he has just picked up, she points to her face and jokes, “Hello? ‘Spider-Man’?”).” In terms of shopping habits, Dunst is not one to buy the latest trends and is a huge vintage shopper. She prefers the vintage stores of LA over their NY counterparts because she feels that NY vintage shops are overpriced. For more, check out the rest of the article on NYTimes.com.
“And wherever she’s going, she’s dressed in style this season by Louis Vuitton.”
- Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2011 Campaign
…A girl can dream lol. Check out the making of Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter 2011 campaign, narrated by Artistic Director Marc Jacobs! LV is going back to basics with this: classic, old world refinement, and elegance.