Sunday 12 August 2012

getting back on the carousel!


I’m back in the blogging saddle, and hopefully this time there won’t be all those obstacles…

Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it;

the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear. William Shakespeare

{Image: 1. Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Collection 2. Lisbon carousel via This is glamorous}

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Saturday 17 December 2011

Carousel of Pastel Delights


A sugar-spun ride :: Louis Vuitton spins candyfloss carousel.

Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what little girls are made of…

“A frosted sugary, sponge sugar type of feeling — like wrappers on a candy.” 

Marc Jacobs, Le carrousel, the circular dance of fashion.

Perched side-saddle on an old-fashioned white merry-go-round, Louis Vuitton’s belles

came wrapped in broderie anglaise in baby doll tones of cupcake or candyfloss.

Tinkling music signalled the start of the show, with models each poised sweetly atop whitewashed horses

on a spinning carousel, hooves studded with an “LV” monogram.

Round and round they went, descending one at a time, in sugary sweet 1960’s inspired looks.

ice-cream pastels hues ~ baby blues and pinks, dreamy peach, soft yellows and mint greens

silk organza layering, tweeds, ostrich feathers and

peekaboo cutouts of lasercut flowers and giant broderie anglais.

… swing coats in pastel tweets with exaggerated peter pan collars, lace, dipped in ice cream shades and coated a million different ways adorning dresses, blouses and skirts, floral appliqué creating dreamlike textures and even a touch of girlish rocker edge in the form of a luxe powder blue crocodile biker jacket. For cocktail and evening, lightweight ostrich feather fringe pulsated gently off of ultra-feminine tweed suiting or adding an additional layer of soft dreaminess to floral cut-out beehive dresses. Ally Pyle

A lady upon a white horse

And for the fairytale finale, there was Kate Moss,

cloud-like in a shimmer of fluffy white feathers and daisy-cut out anglaise, the icing on Vuitton’s cake.

The meaning of the carousel for Jacobs: It’s also a bit of a metaphor about this cycle of fashion and how it goes around and around, and regardless of what your references are, whatever you choose to look at, it’s just cyclical…We had one of the horses in the office, because all the girls had to pose on it during the fittings. So I did get on it and did some crazy poses.

Jacobs told AFP he went for a look that was “soft, soothing, gentle, light, tender, feminine, airy, loving”. Ultra-light, frothy pastel organza was laid over white broderie anglaise, laser-cut lace or crisp georgette crepe, with fabrics layered up to four times to produce the desired effect, he explained.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 @ courtyard of the Louvre Museum.

Accessories: Patent high-heeled mules, Lockit and classic Speedy bags in hyper-luxurious fabrics like whitewashed crocodile and deer, hair pulled back into chignons under thin silver tiaras on every head.

Monogrammed napkins, trays embossed with LV displayed a selection of sweets, macarons, coffees and, of course champers, and were carried by white clad waitresses in immaculate LV-logo perforated white gloves.

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Tuesday 24 May 2011

as Sweet as Honey


Louis Vuitton strikes gold with their stunning store windows, dripping gold & bee’s ~ featuring golden starbursts and dripping liquid gold, forming a pool of precious honey on the floor.

This spring {northern hemisphere}, Louis Vuitton is celebrating the first batch of honey produced from the three beehives installed on the roof boca raton roofing of its Parisian head quarters back in 2009.

In April 2009, Louis Vuitton installed three beehives on the roof of its Parisian HQ on the rue de Pont Neuf.

Its first batch of honey is now ready for spring, celebrated through creative displays at many of its store windows worldwide till May. It is a nod to biodiversity. As Louis Vuitton tells it: ‘35 per cent of food resources in the world are insured by nectar- and pollen-gathering insects.’

Through 2010, 200,000 bees gathered 75 kg of nectar for Louis Vuitton.

The honey won’t be sold: it will be given to friends and family of the company.

Called “As Sweet as Honey”, Louis Vuitton shop windows worldwide feature bags and shoes dripping with the sweet stuff and surrounded by bees, inspired by the global need for sustainable development, of which nectar and pollen gathering insects play an important role.

The campaign has been in the works since 2009 when three beehives were installed on the roof of the Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris by the professionals at Throughout 2010 more than 200,000 bees gathered 75kg of nectar, from which the golden honey was produced.

Be drawn in by these dripping golden honey bursts

with shooting golden bees and LV logo/icons bursting all over.

As Sweet as Honey :: Louis Vuitton shop windows feature bags and shoes dripping with honey.
These installations are surrounded by bees, which highlights the global need for sustainable development, of which nectar and pollen gathering insects play an important role. The campaign has been in the works since 2009 when three beehives were installed on the roof of the Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris.

    Honey honey ~ Sweet indeed.

    Passing by the LV shop of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & the Gold Coast,

    I keep noticing the beautiful window display ~ a honey inspired installation.

    Photos by Stephane Muratet for Louis Vuitton.

    {Images via Lucire & Freshmess}

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