All posts tagged: Louis Vuitton

Falling for Autumn

The family and I have been back in France for the last two weeks to celebrate my mama’s birthday, which btw has been far too much fun. Spending time in the French countryside in Autumn is magnificent. Big blue skies and soft sunshine during the day whilst sightseeing the local villages and evenings spent by the fire drinking red wine – who could ask for more? This countryside doesn’t exactly call for high fashion, so as the leaves turn from bright green to dirty yellow, a cozy jersey and muted layers are the best wardrobe pieces for comfort and a bit of warmth. On one of our daily explorations, we stopped by the medieval town of Martel to snap a few photos (taken by my talented sister-in-law) while the locals set up for a medieval festival! I love this cozy cream jersey, (the tie in the front adds a cute detail making it a little less ‘grandma’) and I find myself still reaching for summer’s denim shirt – worn here around the hips (so 90’s but so versatile!) …

The Art of Packing with Louis Vuitton

I have a gluttonous passion for travel and luckily not only do I come from a lineage of equally hungry voyagers but my small, cute family and I get to travel a lot. My first overseas adventure was with my mother and grandfather, I was 14-years-old and it was an unforgettable tour around Europe and the UK – Big Ben, Tower of London, The Eiffel Tower, the Black Forrest, just to name a few of the sights. Growing up, both my grandfather and my mother travelled to Europe a few times a year, they met up with work colleagues, friends and family and explored different cities all over the continent. I listened to their stories, received the postcards they sent, saw their photos and was the spoilt beneficiary of awesome travel gifts and chocolate over the years! My Grandfather has since passed away but what has been passed down is this passion for exploring different locations, the architecture, scenery, culture, food and people, being immersed in and soaking up each unique experience. One of the things I …

It’ll be hard to hold yourself back!

I’m sitting at my desk tonight catching up on a whoooole lot of admin but finding myself distracted by the stream of tweets and IG posts lighting up my iPhone screen with the hashtag #LVjozi (have I mentioned how much I hate admin?) Tonight, the who’s who of my home town, Johannesburg, have donned their best and highest heels to celebrate the newly re-launched Louis Vuitton store in Sandton City’s Diamond Walk – can anyone say “homesick”? Not only is this store the continent’s flagship (and modelled on the new look as seen in the Avenue Montaigne store by architect Peter Marino) but Louis Vuitton was also the first major luxury brand to arrive in South Africa in 2004, which fits perfectly with the maison’s rich history in exploration and travel. In 1865 Monsieur Louis Vuitton even designed the trunk bed, a bed that fitted inside one of his famous trunks which was used by the notorious French explorer and establisher of French colonies in Africa, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza – yup, trust only the French to have come …

Louis Vuitton A/W 2015 show diary : see all the pics

Fashion week month is over and the hangover has set in. I had a huge party and now my head’s  little fuzzy with the realisation that it’s over and I’ll have to wait a whole season for all those designs to hit the stores! The Louis Vuitton show, held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton was the climax for me. Not only did I get all dressed up, have amazing access to see front rowers and celebs entering the Fondation but I revelled in experiencing the energy of the show, eyeballed who was wearing what, marvelled at the ingenious structure, designed by Es Devlin, and ogled Nicolas Ghesquière’s magnificent collection. If you haven’t managed to watch it yet – GO! The highlight was taking over Louis Vuitton’s South African twitter account, alongside well-known bloggers (Manrepeller’s Leandra Medine and The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni, amongst others who took over their respective home country’s accounts). What a fun experience and I’m still pinching myself! Watch the slideshow below and if you want more head over to: https://twitter.com/louisvuitton_za https://twitter.com/labellecrush https://instagram.com/labellecrush Photos by Jonathan Jones.  

Labellecrush x LouisVuitton

It’s not often a girl gets a great opportunity with a lust-have-must-have luxury brand like Louis Vuitton – and this time, I’m not even talking handbags here – I’m talking about sitting at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week surrounded by fashion’s finest tweeting from Louis Vuitton South Africa’s twitter account. I think I may still be in shock, and up until I received this gorgeous invite I didn’t really believe it was going to happen – it is on! See more details on Louisvuitton.com I’m grabbing this once-in-a-lifetime chance, along with my borrowed new season handbag, and tweeting my ass off! Come and join me, it’ll be awesome to have the support, as I tweet you through the show in 140 characters and a few images at a time! You’ll find me at @louisvuitton_za Wish me luck! XO

Dreaming of azure waters, white beaches and sunshine thanks to Louis Vuitton

It’s no lie that whenever I’m back from a holiday I already start dreaming of and planning the next one. My desire to travel the world, meet new people and experience their cultures, food, fashion and way of life is well known amongst my friends and family. Perhaps this is why the Louis Vuitton Spirit of Travel Campaigns gets me all excited – “To travel is to live”. This season the luxury house has migrated to the perfect cerulean waters of the West Indies, specifically St. Barths, shining the sunlit-spotlight on it’s lightweight luggage and new Twist bag, designed by Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière for LV’s Spring collection. The mini video also highlights both the Alma and Epi bags in lickable sorbet colours – yum! Wherever you are, feel the sand under your toes, squint your eyes as you look out to the ocean and feel the breeze through your locks – go on, escape for a few minutes!   If you’re not quite finished with your mini travel-break, then see one of my favourites and the most magnificent so …

Lifting the curtain on LV’s renovated Avenue Montaigne store

For months the Louis Vuitton store on Paris’s most famous luxury fashion street has been under construction. A gigantic white metal ‘curtain’ hid the magic that was happening behind it, and finally this week, that curtain has been lifted to unveiled the maison’s new-look store. As the doormen open the large glass doors, you enter the open plan space designed with all the trademark LV colours of beige, brown and gold. The design of the store, created by architect Peter Marino, is created in the spirit of a Parisian apartment (although way more modern the mine!). There are break-away areas with tables and coral hued loungers where you can try on and enjoy the merchandise at your leisure. It does feels as if you are in someone’s super posh home where you’re treated as a VIP guest and nothing is too much trouble. My girlfriend and I browsed for over an hour and a half, we tried on the beautifully curated selection of bags and shoes, sat on the comfortable sofas, sipped champagne and used the time to catch up on each other’s …

A glass cloud? A floating sailboat? A smashed perfume bottle?

Nope, it’s the new Fondation Louis Vuitton recently opened in the Jardin d’acclimatation in the Bois de Bologne in the west of Paris. The merging of two visions between LVMH’s CEO, Bernard Arnault and Frank Gehry the controversial Canadian-American architect-extraordinaire. I headed there on a very grey Parisian day with my youngest strapped into his pram. There is no doubt when you arrive at the entrance that this building is special. It is ginormous in size and the shiny Louis Vuitton Logo stands out like a diamond encrusted brooch on the entrance lapel . From the publicity photos the building seems as if it’s floating like a glass cloud above the park and has in fact been described as a “cloud of glass – magical, ephemeral, all transparent” by Mr Gehry himself in a 2006 interview with the Guardian . But as I stood outside admiring it’s size I didn’t get a sense of anything light – the gallery is imposing, grand, powerful and dominant – which is perhaps a reflection of the luxury conglomerate itself. …