“Louis Vuitton Malletier — commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton , or shortened to LV — is a French fashion house founded in 1854. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. Louis Vuitton sells its products through small boutiques in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.” ~Wikipedia, 2010
LV 2011 designed by Marc Jacobs took a really oriental turn in its Spring Summer 2011 collection. Mao-neck pieces were all over the runway. LV made it a little more fierce by splashing some colors. The following were the highlights of the collection:
1. Prints. The collection was a mixture of animal prints, even having a panda printed on one, and florals.
2. Colors. List any bold colors you can think of and the weirdest combination. 2011 LV did it. Just take a look at these:
3. Texture and cut. Aside from the bold prints and colors, tassled tops and dresses and super sheer one-pieces and skirts (if you can call them skirts) were also eyecatchers.
4. Shoes. The shoes used throughout the whole show only had two straps, one for the toes and one for the ankles. Some had tassles, too.
5. Bags. Of course, all bags had LV written on it. The spherical one looked adorable but I doubt anything can fit in there (A lipstick perhaps? And some mint, there you go.) As always, the LV bags are to die for.
The 2011 Paris fashion show of LV showcased boldness at its finest, which I think, however, at some point, were a bit over-the-top. Some pieces are obviously not ready-to-wear and convenient. Not everyone would like to display to the world their underpants. The shoes seem hard to walk on, having only two straps to hold the wearer’s feet in place. Some of the designs and the cut were a tad bit ordinary as we have seen some of them already, except that LV creatively mixed and matched colors and prints to give a more modern take on them.
While some may have questioned LV’s 2011 Spring Summer collection (which leaned mostly on Asian design), I think it’s great that the brand/company tries to impart to everyone that “cultural dressing” is beautiful and fashionable (although I doubt if it ever includes wearing see-through skirts :p).
I have been very open about my love for fashion. Sad to say, I only know minuscule things about it. A true fashion enthusiast, I believe, should know every prominent label in Milan, London, and New York. He/she should be adept in executing the current trends, e.g. the colors, textures, and designs for Spring Summer 2011. In this post, I will attempt to share the trend for S/S 2011 and perhaps give a few insights of what’s in store for next year’s fashion industry, well, according to Chanel.
Fashion ignoranti like me only know well a few fashion labels–most of the time, the popularly-used ones. Who has not heard of Chanel? This uber famous brand is founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. It is recognized as the most established in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others (Wikipedia, 2010). No wonder, every fashionista in the world worships Chanel.
Winter is almost over, and summer and spring are upcoming. What way to rock those seasons best but wear Chanel’s S/S 2011 collection. They are chic, some are cozy, elegant, and adventurous.
But that’s only if you got thousands of dollars to spend. What about the people who only have meager finances but still want to look in style? Here are some highlights from line’s 2011 collection designed by Karl Lagerfield:
1. Prints. The 2011 collection were like an exhibit of geometry. Jackets and skirts were all emblazoned with patterns and florals.
2. Feathers. Coats and dresses were adorned with lots of feathers and fur.
3. Cut. Skirts were either cut above the knee. Flowy dresses were just right at the calves.
4. Colors. Lots of black, white, gray, and light pink, yellow and blue were used. Garments which colors are not too bold graced the runway.
5. Shoes. Of course, no outfit is ever gorgeous without statement shoes. Strappy, wedge-like shoes and sandals strutted the runway in black and gray.
6. Bags. Shoulder bags are so eras ago. Purses and pouches in black, gray, and white, and patterns complement the season best.
Bottomline, you need not wear nor buy Chanel from head to toe. Just follow these trends when choosing for pieces to wear and you’ll surely be in style for next year!
***Photos from Google. Just click the photo if you want to look at the full size.
When I first saw this on TV, I snorted. I thought, wow, another marketing ploy to attract consumers. Activated carbon, really? I never knew much about chemistry, but I found it ridiculous splashing carbon all over your face. Yeah, that was exaggerated. Needless to say, I wasn’t excited to try it.
When the product was launched, free sachets were given out to MRT stations. This one lady was in a real hurry so she gave me tons of samples. And it so happened I had no more facial wash at home. Great, so I guess I have no choice but to try them then. Being a cautious consumer, I read the labels first.
Lifts away impurities
Helps cleanse face thoroughly
Reveals natural pure white skin
THE REAL SCORE:
All three claims are true. It does cleanse really well, I’ve been using it for over a month already. My skin has become noticeably clearer and fairer, too. The only problem is, and this is usually true for all Pond’s products (according to my experience at least), that though it cleanses thoroughly, facial skin tends to become dry in which one needs the use of a moisturizer after.
I am not allergic to any product (that’s a yay for me!), so I cannot assure that Pond’s Pure White with Activated Carbon is safe for everyone’s skin. Overall, the product is excellent. My friend and I actually buy bigger containers now. I recommended it to a neighbor, and she loved the results. 🙂
Everyone close to me knows that I am so in love with fashion. It does not seem like it when I dress up on ordinary days, but my increasing number of fashion magazines at my dorm room is an attestation to my love for anything chic and glam. So last month, I bought my first ever Preview magazine. As the magazine’s tagline states, it is the best-selling fashion magazine in the Philippines. I don’t know if that is correct (like when all novels at bookstores boast that they are best-sellers), one thing I am sure of though is that Preview shouts FASHION from the cover to the inside pages.
My first Preview mag is that of Cristine Reyes on the cover. Cristine frequented men’s mags so it was quite a surprise (for her and for many of us) that Preview got her to do a cover shoot. Nevertheless, the Louis Vuittons she donned suited her. She looked very sophisticated and captured the vintage-nostalgic effect that Preview was going for (a lot of help came from the six-digit LV pieces and the cat’s eye make up, too). Steamy!
A Php 150 magazine is a little expensive for my heavily budgeted income, but hey, it’s a lot cheaper comparing to those adorable shoes I’ve been eyeing at Parisian. And so I bought my second Preview magazine with Solenn Heussaff on the cover. I never really fancied her beauty, but when I saw the Preview cover two days ago, she won me hands-down. Solenn is not your typical controversial celebrity; she is a fashion designer and a make-up artist at the same time. Whoa to that!
Aside from the gorgeous Tory Burch 2011 Resort Collection Solenn sported, Preview launched the first ever Augmented Reality issue. Curious? Just grab a copy of December 2010 issue of Preview, then go to http://www.stylebible.ph/preview_augmented_reality/. Btw, you must have a webcam, and you will be able to travel the world with Solenn. So cool!
Well, I cannot wait for the new year’s edition. Let’s all have a blast this Christmas. 🙂