Speedy Bag

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The Speedy bag is probably the most popular and in demand bag that Louis Vuitton has. It launched in 1930 and was originally presented as a travel case. The Speedy became really famous when actress Audrey Hepburn requested a speedy in the 25 size, a mini one. Speedys come in 4 sizes; 25, 30, 35, and 40. Also, they come in the bandouliere (with the crossbody strap) or can get it without the bandouliere. The materials the bag comes in are the Monogram/Damier canvas, Epi Leather, and Empriente Leather.

Surprisingly, the Speedys can fit a lot of things inside even the smaller size ones. The 25 size can fit a regular size wallet. There are base shapers for the Speedy so the bag won’t sag if you’re carrying it. The base shaper will add structure to the bag. Speedys are really durable and can survive any harsh weather conditions.

If I was planning to get a S

peedy in the future, I would get the one in Damier ebene with the bandouliere in the 25 size. I like the look of the bag and it can fit a lot. A youtuber named Allie Sevdalis has this bag and has inspired me to get one. Hopefully I can save up for it because they are expensive. This bag has price inflations ever year.

Although, a lot of people have bought Speedys on eBay for much cheaper prices and in pretty good condition. You have to look to see if the bag is real or hire an authenticator for Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director

Of Rags and Riches: The Life and Accomplishments of Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director

The talent, will, and strength of character to pursue one’s dream to its maximum potential is found in only a select few individuals. It’s safe to say that in the world of fashion, Nicolas Ghesquière can be counted among those few. His self-made rise to success and fortune is matched only by his imagination and skill as a designer.

Born in northern France and raised in Loudun, Nicolas took advantage of his wealthy upbringing to practice many hobbies and sports, including horseback riding, swimming and fencing. Yet from the young age of 12, he already had strong aspirations to be a fashion designer. He worked diligently toward this goal throughout his adolescent life, from making dresses from his mother’s curtains, to working internships at age 14. By 19, he was already an assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier, another successful designer. By the age of 25, he was chosen to head Balenciaga, a fashion house in Paris, which gained critical acclaim during the time he spent as its creative director.

During his time designing clothes for the Balenciaga house, Nicolas was known for his skill with contrast in design, from pairing high-waist skinny pants with a large blouse to jumpsuits with puffed sleeves. It’s not a stretch to say Balenciaga’s commercial success during the 2000’s can be attributed to Ghesquière’s contributions to the house.

But it wasn’t until 2013 that Ghesquière would join the Louis Vuitton Maison as its creative director, replacing the previous director of over 15 years, Marc Jacobs. Ghesquière wowed the fashion world with the release of his spring 2015 line, which featured various colorful and contrasting looks. In 2016, he gained worldwide attention with his spring-summer 2016 line, featuring accessories and clothing inspired by Japanese manga.

During his illustrious career, Ghesquière has received critical acclaim in various forms. In 2001 he received the CFDA “International Designer” award. Time Magazine included him in their list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2006. One year into his time with Louis Vuitton, he was named by the Wall Street Journal as Fashion Innovator of the year, and received the British Fashion Award for best international designer that very same year.

Nicolas Ghesquière is currently still working on Louis Vuitton’s 2016 line; and will likely continue to  rise in skill, influence and success as he works with the Maison.

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Final Fantasy’s Lightning in Louis Vuitton’s New Lineup

The Louis Vuitton Maison has taken unconventional means to market their products, but their latest strategy is a real game-changer. The Maison is rolling out series 4 of its 2016 spring-summer line, but their fashion model is none other than Lightning Farron, the protagonist of the Final Fantasy XIII series of video games. This marks the first occasion in which a video game character has served as a fashion model for real-life products, let alone products belonging to such a prestigious designer.

Lightning can be seen on Louis Vuitton’s promotional videos performing acrobatic stunts while sporting several outfits and accessories from the series 4 lineup. Lightning’s attire includes the “Nano Malle Galuchat,” a mini-handbag priced at $199.00, the Japanese manga-inspired “Heroic Tiara” priced at $930.00, and the eye-catching “Bicolore Calfskin Jacket,” which is described on Louis Vuitton’s website as ‘strong, yet feminine.’ There are dozens of ensemble outfits in the spring 2016 line, including a black studded linen blouse, a reflective embroidered dress, and a black top with leather details on the shoulders.

The architect behind this campaign is none other than Vuitton’s current creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. In an interview with Telegraph, he explained that the latest line was inspired by video games, and that using Lightning as a model serves to explore uncharted territory in art and expression. Telegraph also snagged an exclusive interview with Lightning herself, and she expressed nothing but positivity about Vuitton’s latest collection and her experience serving as a model for them.

The announcement and images featuring Lightning in Louis Vuitton attire caused quite a stir among fans of her and the game series she stars in. While some were pleased with the exposure and normalization of gaming in modern culture that this clothing line would bring, some were skeptical as to why the cold and masculine Lightning was chosen to be a fashion model. Many have said her sister Sera, the protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and more effeminate of the two sisters, would have been a more appropriate choice to have as a fashion model. Nicolas Ghesquière seems to know what he’s doing however, as the campaign has succeeded to raise quite a few heads in both the fashion industry and in the gaming world, and such attention is all one really can ask for. It remains to be seen whether or not this line will be more or less successful than previous ones.

Noticeably absent from this line is both a male line of clothing, as Lightning’s line consists solely of women’s clothing and accessories, as well as a male counterpart to show off such a line in a similar fashion to Lightning. Final Fantasy developer Square Enix has no shortage of male characters that would be perfect for such a task. The brooding yet sensitive Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy VII fame comes to mind immediately, as he will be staring in a new game soon. There’s also Noctis, the newest protagonist in the series and main character of the soon-to-be-released Final Fantasy XV. If this is the route Louis Vuitton has chosen in the marketing of its new line, there’s really no reason not to go all the way. Regardless, as new looks are added to the 2016 lineup through spring and summer, Lightning will likely make more appearances in Louis Vuitton’s promotional material; a fascinating addition to the fashion world.

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LV – Celebrity Interviews!!

The LV Now section of the Louis Vuitton website has some super interesting interviews with some major celebs where they share their love for LV!!

Some of the celebs interviewed are:

  • Lea Seydoux (an actress from France who has starred in some American films like Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol)
  • Alicia Vikander (well known Swedish actress)
  • Bae Doona (So.Korean actress who co-starred in Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8)
  • Liu Wen (first Victoria’s Secret model of East Asian decent to walk in their fashion show)
  • Jennifer Connelly (oscar winner!)
  • Adele Exarchopoulos (French actress)
  • Cecilia So (Model and actress from Hong Kong, she likes the new backpacks!)

Louie Vuitton’s new TWIST handbag!

Louis Vuitton has introduced a new handbag called the “TWIST”.   It’s called the twist because of it’s innovative clasp which keeps the bag closed and secure by twisting the “L” and the “V”.

It’s reasons like this that Louis Vuitton is my favorite bag!

The Twist will be available in different colors and different types of leather.

The Twist will sell for $3,550.00 !!!

Here’s a great video from Louis Vuitton featuring the Twist:

The history of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is known to be one of the most luxurious brands in the world. It’s known for the bags such as the Speedy, Alma, Neverfull, and many more. These bags are timeless and will always be in style. Before it became such a beloved brand, the actual Louis Vuitton was hired as a personal packer and box-maker for Napoleon’s wife. He opened his first store in 1854.

When Louis Vuitton was 16, he started his career as a trunk maker. His brand’s monogram canvas debuted in 1896 as way to fight the counterfeits. The world’s largest luggage was opened by LV on Champs-Élysées in Paris. It opened in 1914. People started to develop a craze for the designer after it was featured on Sex and the City and its knockoffs.

Interestingly, all of the handbags from LV are handmade. It takes 1 week to make 1 bag. Their bags are very durable and can last for a lifetime. The material of the bags are fireproof and waterproof. Canvas is used for waterproof and PVC is for fireproof. Therefore, the bags will never be damaged.

Not only is he known for his bags, LV has wallets, luggage, scarves, and accessories. Some of his popular items are the Keepall, Key Pouch, and the Monogram shawl. People can wear Louis Vuitton from head to toe. Recently, actress Alicia Vikander wore a bright yellow gown from LV to the Oscars. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award in The Danish Girl while wearing that gown.

Finally, Louis Vuitton is a fashion empire. It is known for their pieces and the warranty of them. It is loved by so many people around the world. Anyone who is into fashion has some sort of a Louis item in their collection or wardrobe. Louis Vuitton is a classic designer and will live on for more generations to come.

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