Do I really need to say more? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand plus words and today, this photo is here to make us all drool. The Louis Vuitton Alma is one of the most classic handbags of all time, and when I saw this green alligator version, I felt my heart skip a few beats.
Despite having its detractors here and there, Louis Vuitton is a brand that’s overwhelming adored in the fashion industry in general, but by handbag lovers in particular. There is a certain amount of respect given to any brand that has a brand identity as strong as Vuitton’s; that’s not a simple feat to accomplish by any stretch of the imagination.
To be perfect honest, it’s been a long time since I even felt 100% sure that Louis Vuitton was still making its brightly color Monogram Multicolore canvas. It’s a look I associate so heavily with the early 2000s, with Jessica Simpson when she was still married to Nick Lachey and toting her Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolor Speedy all over MTV on Newlyweds, and when the economy crashed and Simpson and Lachey got divorced and people mostly stopped wearing Juicy Couture sweatsuits, the majority of Vuitton customers moved back to regular monogram or on to one of the brand’s other materials.
By now, more or less every handbag lover in the world should be aware of the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection, called Infinitely Kusama, that launched yesterday in New York with a star-studded party. We’ve already given you a rundown of the collection’s bags and accessories, and now we have the cute lil’ collection video to take you into lunchtime. The retro music, amateur dancing and bobbed model all remind me of the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Therman so famously did the twist, and although that’s not the reference they were going for, it still makes me smile.
If you’ve been jonesing for Kusama, you can now peruse the collection on Vuitton’s website. For purchasing, you’ll still have to head in to your local boutique. Do you plan on buying anything from the collection? (more…)
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is perhaps the only person in the world who could turn the act of carrying a handbag – any handbag – into an event worth noting. Over the last couple of days, I saw no fewer than three people note on Twitter that Wintour had been seen “with handbag” while partaking in the Wimbledon festivities (where Roger Federer goes, The Bobbed One follows).