Archive for December, 2009

New Vernis Colors for Spring 2010

For Spring 2010, Louis Vuitton will be releasing three new Vernis colors which were inspired by art movements through the ages: Rose Florentine, Vert Impression, and Gris Art Deco. These new colors are softer in comparison to the loud, pop colors of Spring 2009 and will be seen in bags, wallets and small leather goods, and shoes starting January 1, 2010.


Inspired by the Renaissance, a cultural movement that started in Florence, the Rose Florentine is a lovely shade of pale pastel pink which exudes softness and femininity. Its great for pink lovers and those who find Rose Pop a bit too shocking.


If Vert Tonic was on steroids, Vert Impression is its sober counterpart. This calm greenish yellow color took its name from Impressionism, an art movement that seeks to capture a feeling rather than accurate depiction.


This steely tranquil gray color inspired by Art Deco of the 1920s exhibits an elegant and glamorous appeal perfect for the evening. This color beautifully compliments the golden brass hardware of the pieces. Really chic!

Visit your store this New Year and check out the new Vernis colors.

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New Vernis Colors for Spring 2010

For Spring 2010, Louis Vuitton will be releasing three new Vernis colors which were inspired by art movements through the ages: Rose Florentine, Vert Impression, and Gris Art Deco. These new colors are softer in comparison to the loud, pop colors of Spring 2009 and will be seen in bags, wallets and small leather goods, and shoes starting January 1, 2010.


Inspired by the Renaissance, a cultural movement that started in Florence, the Rose Florentine is a lovely shade of pale pastel pink which exudes softness and femininity. Its great for pink lovers and those who find Rose Pop a bit too shocking.


If Vert Tonic was on steroids, Vert Impression is its sober counterpart. This calm greenish yellow color took its name from Impressionism, an art movement that seeks to capture a feeling rather than accurate depiction.


This steely tranquil gray color inspired by Art Deco of the 1920s exhibits an elegant and glamorous appeal perfect for the evening. This color beautifully compliments the golden brass hardware of the pieces. Really chic!

Visit your store this New Year and check out the new Vernis colors.

Images via Louis Vuitton



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Congratulations To…

Happy Holidays! On Christmas Eve, I’ve put up a small giveaway for the readers of this blog; the Percy Jackson & The Olymians: The Lightning Thief book with my handwritten personal greeting. With the help of the randomizer application that I’ve programmed back when I was still studying Computer Science, I’m happy to announce that the lucky person who wins the book is…



PATRICIA


Congratulations! I’d like to thank everyone who participated. Soon, I’ll put up another giveaway and it’s something fragrant. ;p

Cheers!

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Proenza Schouler PS1 vs River Island Men’s Bags

The Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag is my dream. In the meantime though, River Island’s men’s bag collection might just tide me over. Compare, crickets.

Lola Re xoxoxoxoxo

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ILVOELV Christmas Giveaway – Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

In this season of merry making, jingle bell-ing, decking the halls with boughs of holly… fa la la la la la la la la, I wish everyone a very merry Christmas! And in the spirit of the holidays, I will be giving away a little something to the readers of ILVOELV.

Its the Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief in softcover which I bought a few days ago while I was on vacation. I’m supposed to be keeping it but just this morning, I bought the boxed hardcover set version as a Christmas present for myself. So rather than just stowing the softcover book in my overcrowded shelf unread, I’ll be giving it away to one lucky reader! How fun is that?!

The book will include a personalized greeting handwritten by me and a bookmark designed and made by me. The book + bookmark will be sent to the winner free of charge. Tempting? I know! LOL…

I’m aware that this giveaway is not LV related but its the thought that counts, right? ;p

So if you’re interested, here’s how to get it:
• Comment below this post and tell me what’s your Christmas wish.
• Make sure you post the comment with your name/alias.
• Email the same comment you posted here at giveaway.ilvoelv@gmail.com with Christmas on the subject line so I could contact you if you win.
• You have until December 27th to send your entries.
• Winner will be selected randomly and will be announced on December 28th.

Good luck and merry Christmas!

Note: I will not be granting the Christmas wishes your post in the comments… I’m not Santa. ;p

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Flocon Coin Purse

In the spirit of the holiday season, Louis Vuitton has released a beautiful line of coin purses in a delicate snowflake shape embossed with small snowflake patterns with LV monogram and flowers. These charming coin purses comes in two snowflake designs, its a great accessory for the holidays and also makes a great seasonal gift.

Each of the Flocon Coin Purses comes with a silvery brass chain that has two charms (snowflake with Swarovski strass and LV monogram) and hook for attaching to a D-ring. It measures 4.3″ x 3.7″ x 0.8″, large enough to carry coins and business or credit cards.

Monogram Vernis Flocon Coin Purse comes in these colors: Taupe, Silver, Light Blue and Pearl. They’re available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$465. Lovely!



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Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Slouchy Hobo

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This is my new favorite bag! I have been sick for a week and nothing makes me feel better than finding a fabulous new IT bag. If you haven’t seen the Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Slouchy Hobo, you’re in for a treat! The color is “ocean”, which I totally see as I gaze into the different shades of blue and green. I am mesmerized. Check out the details – dark brown leather braided shoulder strap with tassel pull, top handle with rings and golden hardware. Price: $875 at Neiman Marcus.

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Coach Gifts Under $100

With Christmas a few days away, many have waited to the last minute to purchase stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts. Coach makes it easy to stay within your budget while still finding the perfect gift. There are many accessories that are both stylish and practical which makes it easy to please everyone on your list.

Metallic Leather Medium SkinnyMadison Ocelot Mini SkinnyGramercy Patent Mini Skinny

Metallic Leather Medium Skinny, $42; Madison Ocelot Mini Skinny, $38, Gramercy Patent Mini Skinny, $42

Coach offers mini skinnies, coin cases, and wristlets in a variety of colors and prints such as the Pop C Art and Op Art graphic patterns, metallic leather, embossed patent leather, and sateen. The price range is $48.00 to $98.00. The wristlet has a 12” strap with dog-leash clip, which allows for several style options. It attaches to form a shoulder pouch, wristlet, or to the inside of a larger bag. Since most of the small accessories complement the larger Coach bags, you can purchase a pair of items to make a customized gift set. Visit Coach.com today so your gifts will arrive by Christmas!

Pop C WristletPoppy Tartan Wristlet

Pop C Wristlet, $48 and Poppy Tartan Wristlet, $48

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Louis Vuitton Savoir-Faire Sunglasses Collection 2010: Portrait Gallery

Louis Vuitton has been expressing its expertise in the production of sunglasses since 2005. Like the other products, the eyewear is exclusively manufactured for Louis Vuitton by optical craftsmen from the French region of Morez, the Jura and Italy’s Cadore region. The eyewear is sold exclusively in the Louis Vuitton network. The acetate frames have been developed by hand to obtain the house colors reminiscent of the leather goods lines – crafted by the most experienced of eyeswear makers, LV sunglasses provide a reliable protection against solar UV radiation combining new technology and high quality, the lens benefit from special treatments: Photochromy and Polarization. The finishes on the hinges have been carefully crafted to form perfect LV initials. The styles have been created by a design department using a unique three-dimensional process – designed by Marc Jacobs, the sunglasses line takes its inspiration from the house codes: the Monogram flowers feature in the design for the women’s styles, while the Damier check appears in the collection for men – the Summer 2010 collection takes on a seventies feel with an injection of arty technicolor. It is illustrated by the portrait gallery (shown below) by Parisian and New York trendsetters. The collection is exclusively available from Louis Vuitton stores on March 2010.

Inspiration:
The inspiration for the 2010 SS collection is a blend of the natural world with myriad amazing details contrasted with the technological world of experimentation and innovation. The women’s collection develops the Floral monogram world, taking its inspiration from nature with a language of soft, sinuous lines and volumes, appealing to different types of women: from the elegant woman drawn by the sparkle of stones to the sophisticated seductive woman to the cool, trendy woman.

The men’s collection develops the Damier graphic world, taking its inspiration from avant-garde contemporary architecture and appealing to the classic man, the casual, avant-garde man and the extravagant, egocentric man. This collection is packed with technological content with 3D hinges, original arm end details and pure lines. Colours range from black to honey tortoiseshell to lilac to multicoloured, which is where the “Rainbow“ name for
the collection came from.


Vahina Giocante


Birdy Bell


Joshephine de la Baume


Gildas Loaec


Isabelle McNally


Hailey Gates


Theodora Richards


Olympia Le-Tan


Lucien Smith


Annabelle Dexter-Jones


Chrissie Miller


Daphné Herard


André


Olivier Zham


Wade Oates

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Marciano Oversize Studded Dome Satchel

Marciano Oversize Studded Dome Satchel

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While browsing through Nordstrom for Christmas gifts, I came across the Marciano Oversize Studded Dome Satchel. This bag is huge! Its neutral color makes it a perfect everyday bag. Check out the details – extra large pyramid studs add a twist of modern shine to the pleated and textured leather. It has top zip closure, removable shoulder strap, interior pockets with logo-print lining. Price: $325 at Nordstrom. It is also available in black and black multi.

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