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Designer Profile: Meagan Hayes Kamerbeek of Klutch

I rarely come across a collection of handbags that’s stylish, versatile, timeless and affordable, so I was thrilled to learn about Klutch. I had a chance to chat with the woman behind the Klutch brand, Meagan Hayes Kamerbeek, and feel like we’re already friends.

HR: When did you first begin designing handbags?  How did you transition from an established career woman in the events industry to running a successful handbag company?

MHK: I was THAT girl. The twenty-something who watched countless reruns of Sex and the City and just HAD to take a bite out of The Big Apple. I was also that same twenty something who was broke and nearly out of a job post September 29th, 2008 when the stock market crashed. I was working for an Event Firm living in an almost 200 sq ft apartment in Hell’s Kitchen above a butcher shop, attending high-profile events at The NY Public Library and The Harvard Club to promote our luxury event rentals. These events required the right outfit and, while that little black dress was versatile, I relied on my accessories to spruce up my “it’s been two weeks since it’s seen the drycleaner, LBD.”

I had no business even perusing the shops on Fifth Avenue so, I did what any resourceful, Southern gal would do. I hit the flea market for my accessories. A single gold handbag purchased for $1 would carry my necessities from one event to the next commanding compliments from some of New York’s most well-dressed women. I knew there were more like me. More women who longed to tote the latest it-bag without breaking the bank and so I vowed to start a line where nothing would ever retail for over $100. A line where even the broke, twenty somethings living off of cheap red wine and cans of soup could afford to feel fashionable. When life took us to Thailand I decided it was time to cut ties with the world of weddings and turn my attention toward building a brand.HR: What is the most challenging/rewarding aspect(s) of designing handbags and being in business for yourself? 

MHK: Two words: time management. I’m also mom to a darling 18 month-old boy we lovingly call Wild Willie so managing my time is my biggest challenge. I spend a lot of nights at the computer long after my family is tucked into bed dealing with our manufacturers. Some of my greatest inspiration occurs around 2 am, standing in front of the open refrigerator door guzzling my son’s chocolate milk. 

HR: Shopping for textiles seems like a fun part of the design process.  Where do you find inspiration when creating each collection?

MHK: I tend to draw on things I see in my day-to-day. We travel as often as possible so I’m always taking note of what I stumble upon in foreign places. The Blue rooftops in Santorini, Greece perfectly mirror the Blue Textile in our Wanderlust Cross-body and I designed our Faux Snakeskin bags to mimic the epidermis I saw on actual reptiles at the flea markets in Bangkok, Thailand.

HR: Describe the woman you design for and three celebrities who embody the Klutch brand. 

MHK: The woman I design for has a classic and somewhat practical sense of style but still likes to make a statement. She would likely never spend a fortune on a colorful bag but if it can be edgy and still affordable she’s all in! I feel like Houston-born Jennifer Garner, mom of 3 Mila Kunis and Southern Belle turned Broadway star, Sutton Foster embody the Klutch Brand. Comfortable in their own skin and not afraid to have a little fun.

HR: What five accessories should every woman invest in? 

MHK: My belief is that you invest in your staple, wardrobe pieces…accessories should bring the fun + flare without the price tag! If you’re spending too much money then the guilt sets in (for most of us) and you wind up talking yourself out of something you love. How many times have you said “oh I love it but I’d never spend THAT on a {bag, bracelet, belt}?” When those statement pieces are more accessible you tend to treat yourself. I personally try to always support my fellow designers when I accessorize. On any given day I’m going to be seen wearing a long, gold necklace (or two) by BB Lila Jewelry, a stacked arm of bracelets by Erimish and a statement ring or earring from a Give-back Brand like BelJoy HaitiHR: What advice can you give to aspiring entrepreneurs? 

MHK: BE your brand when it comes to customer service. There are hundreds upon thousands of emerging brands out there and some of their stuff is likely cuter/better/trendier than yours. Set yourself apart by being kind and honest. If you are unable to accommodate a customer’s request, tell them. Always offer a solution and remember “no” is never an acceptable answer. Mind your manners and always treat others the way you would require being treated before you give that five-star rating on Trip Advisor. YOU should be what sets your brand apart. Anyone can make a handbag but I want to be the reason that they prefer to continue buying mine.

HR: What’s next for Klutch? Are there plans to expand the brand? 

MHK: At this moment we are happy to keep doing what we’re doing in the lower 48. We are beginning to see a following in the UK and UAE so there is always potential to take the #travelingklutch across the pond! 

Check out the Klutch collections {here} and connect with Klutch on Facebook, Twitter, IG and Pinterest.

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2017 Walk to Answer TTP Together

I have finally recovered from the emotional roller coaster that I experience every year around this time, specifically, Mother’s Day through September. Four years ago, I lost my mom (who I affectionately refer to as “Joanie”) to a short battle with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (aka “TTP”). She went to the hospital right after Mother’s Day and never came back home. TTP is a rare blood disorder that is considered a true medical emergency. TTP is diagnosed at a rate of 3-4 in 1 million people per year. Potentially fatal complications can result from internal blood clotting with damage to critical organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys. On August 18th, I celebrated Joanie’s birthday with my colleagues by sponsoring my 2nd Annual Jeans Day for TTP Awareness. It was a huge success thanks to all who donated. It’s an amazing feeling to be supported by so many. All of the money raised during jeans day was donated to Team Walking for Joan for the Answering TTP Foundation’s 2017 Walk to Answer TTP Together. This year’s team was just me, my dad and my boys, Nico and Ivey. It was perfect. We found a trail near our new neighborhood in Germantown. Next year, I will have t-shirts made for the boys. I totally dropped the ball.

We exceeded our fundraising goal and completed our ongoing mission to raise TTP awareness and honor our beloved Joanie. For more information on TTP, visit answeringttp.org.

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Designer Deal: Saint Laurent La Boheme Fringe Shoulder Bag

Doesn’t this bag just scream Hello, Fall!?! I was browsing around Jill’s Consignment and this cutie caught my eye. Yves Saint Laurent Small Orange Suede Fringe La Boheme Bag. Made in Italy. Interior magnetic snap closure. Satin lining with flat pocket. Shoulder strap has light gold ring hardware. This bag is in like new condition. Price: $425.00 at Jill’s Consignment.

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Shop Labor Day Sales + Get Cash Back with Ebates!

Hi, my name is Staci Rutherford and I’m addicted to Ebates. Seriously, I’m a huge fan of Ebates because I can shop at some of my favorite stores while getting cash back! When you sign up for email notifications (which I highly recommend), you get the latest info on hot deals, in-store cash back, and double cash back offers. I have my favorite stores saved to my dashboard so I can easily spot what specials to jump on. Labor Day sales are happening now, so here’s how to get started shopping with Ebates:

  1. Sign up {here} – it’s FREE (no hidden fees and no strings attached).
  2. Look up your favorite stores on Ebates (there are thousands!).
  3. Start shopping!  Ebates will tell you the percentage of cash back you will receive from your purchase based on the store.
  4. You will receive a “big fat check” every three months.
  5. Share Ebates with all of your friends and receive a “tell-a-friend” bonus (more cash back!) 

The weekly emails from Ebates summarize which stores are having sales, online coupons or double cash back, which is the perfect excuse to do a little shopping on your lunch break, right? Before I buy anything online, I always check Ebates first so I can make money while spending money.  You’ll thank me after you receive your first check!

Note:  This is not a paid advertisement.  I am a loyal Ebates customer.  I will receive a referral bonus once you sign up through my link and make your first purchase.

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Designer Deal: Louis Vuitton White Multicolor Pochette

Doesn’t this bag just scream “I’M READY FOR SUMMER!” I have always loved the Louis Vuitton White Multicolor collection so I nearly gagged when I saw this fab find at Jill’s Consignment. The pochette is super cute and perfect for carrying the essentials. It has never been carried and comes with dust cover. Price: $395.00.

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Louis Vuitton Damier Illustré Tahitienne Collection

Louis Vuitton introduces its Summer collection, featuring the iconic Damier Azur canvas with fresh pink signature.

To celebrate Summer 2017, the Damier Azur canvas is revisited with an inspiration from the endless summers of paradisiac Tahiti, multicolor sunsets and stunning beaches.

A new twisted yet recognizable Louis Vuitton signature, inspired by the archives of the House, gives a modern aspect in the reinterpretation of the Monogram. A light pink signature, highly feminine for a summery and radiant allure.

These new prints are available on Louis Vuitton’s most iconic models such as the Keepall, the Speedy and the Neverfull. This new transversal print story, also seen on accessories and shoes, perfectly mixes with the summer feminine silhouette.


Keepall 50
Size: 19.7 x 11.4 x 8.7 inches
Price: US$2,260


Speedy 30
Size: 11.8 x 8.3 x 6.7 inches
Price: US$1,700

Nano Noé
Size: 5.1 x 5.9 x 3.5 inches
Price: US$1,110

Neverfull MM
Size: 12.6 x 11.4 x 6.7 inches
Price: US$1,570


Mini Pochette Accessoires
Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 0.8 inches
Price: US$365

Bag Charm & Key Holder
Price: US$220

Bora Bora Sneaker
Size: 12.6 x 11.4 x 6.7 inches
Price: US$705

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Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: A Wheatfield with Cypresses by van Gogh

Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing “Gazing Ball” paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

A Wheatfield with Cypresses by van Gogh

 
Van Gogh is most often romanticised as the quintessential misunderstood artist, possibly because his most painful periods psychologically were the ones that defined his bold, colorful style. For instance, Van Gogh painted A Wheatfield with Cypresses while voluntarily interned in the Saint-Paul de Mausole Asylum. The swirls, impasto, and vivid colors are packed with emotional resonance, painted the year before the artist’s suicide.

Van Gogh, who painted two other similar landscapes, wrote to his brother Theo that these scenes represented “sadness and extreme loneliness”, and that the wheat’s thickness symbolized the sun’s intense heat. The painting is held in the collection of the National Gallery in London.

One of the most influential figures in the history of western art, Vincent van Gogh started out as a reserved child with a fragile personality and an early interest in art. Later he studied in Antwerp, Belgium, where he was influenced by the works of Rubens.

Romantic disappointment and various forms of instability would later mark much of Van Gogh’s adult life. He cut off part of his ear with a razor following the end of his friendship with fellow artist Paul Gauguin. He died in 1890, two days after shooting himself.

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Speedy 30
Price: US$2,800

The iconic Louis Vuitton canvas is the perfect blank page to express the uniqueness of this Masters Collection’s piece of art. The pure lines of the historical Speedy allows an expression of refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Keepall 50
Price: US$4,000

Your iconic travel companion Keepall is twisted with exclusive details: the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Montaigne MM
Price: US$4,000

Sophisticated and feminine, the Montaigne bag is twisted for the first time with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Palm Springs
Price: US$3,200

The trendy and bold shape of the Palm Springs backpack are the perfect base for the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings distinctive of this collaboration. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

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Zippy Wallet
Color: Poppy
Price: US$1,770

One of our most iconic and versatile models, the Zippy wallet is adorned with this exclusive collaboration: silver Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with silver tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Clutch
Color: Vert D’eau
Price: US$1,470
For the collaboration, the House developed a stylish solution to organize daily essentials. The flat pouch perfectly wears gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear the pouch outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Monogram Shawl Light
Price: US$1,460

The iconic Monogram Shawl becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a new, soft and airy monogram jacquard material embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Silk Square
Price: US$730

The famous Louis Vuitton silk square becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a silk twill base embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

Images via Louis Vuitton


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Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Girl with Dog by Fragonard

Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing “Gazing Ball” paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

Girl with Dog by Fragonard

 

Fragonard’s paintings are known for combining charming lightness with innuendo and psychological insight. In Girl with Dog, the subject’s pose and the treatment of light could be lascivious were it not for the subject’s innocent expression. Erotic overtones aside, the work captures the love of luxury and voluptuousness enjoyed by the wealthy in pre-Revolutionary France. Sophisticated portrayals of unfettered sensuality and self-indulgence were groundbreaking for the time. Girl with Dog currently hangs in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany, on permanent loan by the HypoVereinsbank, Member of Unicredit.

One of the pre-Revolutionary Ancien Régime’s most prolific artists, Jean-Honoré Fragonard is synonymous with the exuberantly hedonistic spirit of 18th-century France. After Louis XV bought a painting, Fragonard found favour with the French court, the aristocracy, and the emerging bourgeoisie. He was admired for his expressive portraits and genre paintings of intimate settings and erotic themes, some of which caused scandals. Despite having created over 550 paintings in his lifetime, the Revolution had swept away his wealthy customer base and he was almost forgotten when he died in 1806.

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Speedy 30
Price: US$2,800

The pure lines of the historical Speedy allows an expression of refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Montaigne MM
Price: US$4,000

Sophisticated and feminine, the Montaigne bag is twisted for the first time with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Zippy Wallet
Price: US$1,770

One of our most iconic and versatile models, the Zippy wallet is adorned with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Clutch
Price: US$1,470

For the collaboration, the House developed a stylish solution to organize daily essentials. The flat pouch perfectly wears gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear the pouch outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

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Monogram Shawl Light
Price: US$1,460

The iconic Monogram Shawl becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a new, soft and airy monogram jacquard material embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Silk Square
Price: US$730

The famous Louis Vuitton silk square becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a silk twill base embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

Images via Louis Vuitton


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Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: The Tiger Hunt by Rubens

Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing “Gazing Ball” paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

The Tiger Hunt by Rubens

 

As European courts expanded their influence to far-flung horizons, artistic currents also took on powerful new directions. Rubens, whose most dramatic and celebrated paintings were works commissioned by these wealthy royals, portrayed wild, exotic animals that most people had never seen before. The tigers, lions, and leopards clashed with the power and intellect of man, especially people of African and Asian cultures, whom colonists encountered in their travels.

Tiger Hunt, a large, breathtaking painting, is one of four done for Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria to decorate his palace. The composition is inspired by The Battle of Anghiari, a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The original hangs in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, France.

‘We chose Rubens’s The Tiger Hunt, which is quite powerful and moving.’ – Jeff Koons

The Flemish Baroque master Sir Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most successful artists of his day. Early in his career, he toured Italy where he made copies of the Renaissance masters. After earning a reputation as a charismatic businessman and skilled diplomat, he traveled across Europe to work for several royal families. He even earned himself knighthoods from the kings of Spain and England.

Rubens’s career flourished thanks to an extravagant style that concentrated emotion, sensuality, and movement: his masterful depictions of voluptuousness live on in the term “Rubenesque”. Upon his death in 1640, Rubens was one of the most famous artists in Europe.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Keepall 50
Price: US$4,000

Your iconic travel companion Keepall is twisted with exclusive details: the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Palm Springs
Price: US$3,200

The trendy and bold shape of the Palmsprings backpack are the perfect base for the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings distinctive of this collaboration. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this surprising collaboration.

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Zippy Wallet
Price: US$1,770

One of our most iconic and versatile models, the Zippy wallet is adorned with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Clutch
Price: US$1,470

For the collaboration, the House developed a stylish solution to organize daily essentials. The flat pouch perfectly wears gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear the pouch outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

Images via Louis Vuitton


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Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Mars, Venus & Cupid by Titian

Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing “Gazing Ball” paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

Mars, Venus & Cupid by Titian

 
A virtuoso of the Italian High Renaissance, Titian was so revered he became known as the ‘sun amidst small stars’, a reference to Dante’s Paradiso. Among the artist’s most sensual masterpieces is Mars, Venus, and Cupid, an animated, erotically charged composition. The sense of energy and the emotional interaction between the subjects point to Titian’s evolution from a naturalistic approach to a more mannerist style marked by intellectual sophistication and compositional tension. This painting now hangs in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

The greatest painter of the 16th century Venetian School, Tiziano Vecellio — known as Titian— created about 600 known paintings. He dominated Venice’s art scene in its golden age; not only would he shape Renaissance art, but also generations of European artists to come.

After completing a portrait of Emperor Charles V in 1532, Titian was made a Count Palatine and a Knight of the Golden Spur. Titian became the official painter of The Republic Serenissime for 60 years and was as highly regarded as Raphael and Michelangelo.

He worked until his death in 1576.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Monogram Shawl Light
Price: US$1,460

The iconic Monogram Shawl becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a new, soft and airy monogram jacquard material embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Silk Square
Price: US$730

The famous Louis Vuitton silk square becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a silk twill base embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

Images via Louis Vuitton


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