With Fall comes a whole host of fashions and accessories. Louis Vuitton teamed up with sibling fashion duo Jake and Dinos Chapman a.k.a. the Chapman Brothers to go in on the Fall/Winter Accessories collection. Known for their eye-catching and provocative designs, The Chapman Brothers brought a new element to the Louis Vuitton brand. The bags and scarves are adorned with a heavily embroidered and colorful pattern, compliments of the Chapmans. The edgy patterns have navy blue and red bases, with owls, vines, flowers, sharp-teethed koalas, and even an eye ball as part of the design. This limited edition collection will be dropping soon at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Check the gallery after the jump to some of the pieces and the design.
(POTUS scored an Hermes golf bag, a Louis Vuitton briefcase and a Lacoste shirt from President Sarkozy in 2011 alone.) But the rest of the world’s leaders got in on the fun at this week’s G8 Summit : Women’s Wear Daily reports that Mulberry gifted Obama and his fellow attendees with sweet monogrammed leather bags . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and President Obama all reportedly received brown leather overnight bags from Mulberry’s Fall 2013 collection. As the only woman of the group, Germany’s German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a black Piccadilly bag, one of the British brand’s classic leather handbags. ( It’s going for $2,300 on Mulberry’s website right now, if you’re looking to channel the German politico.) The fashionable gifts are a nice perk, especially since the G8 turned out to be a surprisingly informal conference. Over the course of the two-day event in Northern Ireland, we barely saw anyone wearing a tie — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even got away with a snazzy pink shirt and two-toned shoes . Unfortunately, no sightings of the Mulberry bags.
One Direction polish off the bullies! Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermès is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermès handbags and this sale offers the crème de la crème of Hermès designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermès Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed.
We’ve long thought Louis Vuitton’s epic handbags are museum quality, but now their flagship store will be, too. Starting tomorrow at Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue Maison, models of dinosaur fossils will appear in the windows, propping up and interacting with classic Vuitton bags including the Speedy, the Sofia Coppola (created in partnership with the filmmaker), and the Alma. Mannequins dressed in Vuitton’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection will “ride” the dinosaurs, too (but with considerably less carnage and more status accessories than Laura Dern in Jurassic Park). The project was inspired by a visit to the French Natural History Museum in Paris’s Les Jardins des Plantes. As these exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Vuitton studio prove, when history repeats itself, it sometimes gets much more chic.
Now it’s time to bring a smile to dad’s face by gifting him an over the top item that screams luxury. We have rounded up a list of Louis Vuitton accessories for fashion conscious fathers. While all the three bags belong to their Summer Spring 2013 collection, the cufflinks and bracelet will also help to jazz up the world’s best father’s style statement. Keepall Bandouliere 45 (featured above) – The bright orange Keepall Bandouliere 45 in supple Damier Infini leather celebrates Louis Vuitton’s heritage. Worth $3,050, it can be worn on the shoulder or carried by hand. Aptly designed to serve as a stylish travel companion it is sized at WxHxD – 17.7 x 10.6 x 7.9 inches. Messenger Bag – Louis Vuitton’s messenger bag offered in two shades of Khakhi and Oxygene will add a splash of color to the season. Specially designed to easily accommodate A4 docs, it will appeal to the men in Damier Challenge nylon canvas. Pick it up for $2,950.
There were no cars, smartphones or cameras, so the rules were much simpler. While the monks need to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, current events and technology, they are restrained to choose the appropriate tools,” the agency’s director-general Nopparat Benjawatananun said in a statement this week, according to The Gloss. Nopparat added that the monks in the video were acting “inappropriately, not composed and not adhering to Buddha’s teachings of simplicity and self-restraint.” It is unclear where the monks might have collected such expensive items. The director suggested that at times, followers of Buddhism often share gifts with monks to show their appreciation. Like us on Facebook “In many cases, it was the followers who gave the monks the luxury. Some bought them Louis Vuitton Outlet sports cars.