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louis vuitton, resort 2009

16 December 2008

 

Louis Vuitton: Resort 2009

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Whilst browsing through style.com, I came across the Louis Vuitton Resort 2009 Collection. And the surprising thing was: I instantly fell in love. It’s just a bit weird, perhaps a bit alarming that I even thought that, nonetheless publicly proclaimed my love for LV’s most recent collection for all the world to see. I’ve never really liked the brand; usually I’d just overlook it with the occasional bits of “What was Marc Jacob thinking?!” for it was always just so… blah (for lack of a better word – or sound, for that matter – to describe LV). But the Resort Collection, on the other hand, was incredible & impeccably simple yet beautifully structured. Either it’s the apocalypse/I’ve gone insane or Louis Vuitton has taken a turn.

Perhaps I’m biased when I say that it is definitely the latter, in the sense that I probably would rather not call myself insane (just yet). But all of that aside, I am not one to fall in love with the monogram emblazoned bags (*ahem* Louis Vuitton, guilty as charged). It does seem a bit obnoxious, if not too much, but on the pink tote, it looks lovely! Since it is all in one color, the monogrammed logo acts as a print that adds interest and dimension to an otherwise simple bag. That color is rather alluring too; hot pink is such a fabulous color that brightens up any outfit, any time of day. And that size – absolutely perfect for toting anything and everything anywhere, from my beloved laptop, to a few books, the usual necessities, and maybe even a change of clothing (in case?)!

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Oh, how that bag, in all its perfections: color, size, and structure, makes me swoon! And it works rather well with a simple black dress. I love the casual look of this one; it can be easily worn in the day, belted, and paired with some statement shoes (like the pink lucite ones that match the bag!). Adorable, I say! The slightly more formal LBD, to the left, is just as fabulous. The perfect cocktail or evening dress, the length is sweet, the back saucy. I love it when a dress (or any item of clothing, for that matter) is constructed so perfectly that it accentuates and hides. This dress does exactly that (through my judgement from the image): the dress is not too tight, but fitted enough to show curves. The little pouf of a skirt hides what a woman generally wishes to disguise or thin – the thighs, the stomach, and of course, the little bum of a behind. It hits at the right length where the legs of the wearer is elongated whether she is short or tall; it also happens to be a modest hemline which makes it appropriate for almost any occasion.

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And these next two pieces from the collection hardly look Louis Vuitton! If I had not known the designer label, I would have guessed the dress to be a hybrid of Gucci meets Versace meets Donna Karan (Spring 09, that is). Anything but Louis! LV definitely has taken a youthful turn; this dress, though modest in the amount of skin shown, is a rather refreshing alternative to the stuffy silhouettes & starched wools. The fabric is heavenly, pleated and falling at all the right places to create this beautiful Grecian effect. It’s like a maxi dress gone glamorous, for lack of a better phrase of description. Just imagine wearing it, hair loose in the wind on a summery day in Greece…

That A-line jacket would be such a wonderful addition to any closet, regardless of the season. I’m in love with the boxy, cropped fit. The shiny material adds a bit of glam, upgrading the typical coat from boring to fabulous. The colors are magnificent too; just a few asymmetrical lines brushed in carefree strokes of yellow, black, and blue creates a soft watercolor effect that balances the squarish structure. Not only is the piece versatile, but can transform outfits from simply “blah” (there goes that word again) to “am-ah-zing” (as the one & only Rachel Zoe would say). Wear it over a little black dress to lighten up the colors; pair it with a simple black tee/tank with jeans; wear it to work with a loose tank tucked into high waisted trousers. Oh, the possiblities!

xoxo,

La C.

P.S. I really am being ridiculously spoiled here – yet another award was bestowed upon me, this time by the loveliest and sweetest girls ever, Hui (well, if I am to be all technical, then I should address you by your proper name: Sylvia Eloise) & Rachel of Fashion is Tension! Thank you so much, darlings – receiving it made my day!

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42 Comments leave one →
  1. 16 December 2008 5:01 pm

    Hey! Congrats on your award!

    I’m in love with the pink tote!

  2. 16 December 2008 5:12 pm

    I love hot pink and orange – so cheerful! Great job on the award…

  3. 16 December 2008 5:12 pm

    Congratulations on your award! I’m obsessed with hot pink too.

  4. 16 December 2008 5:33 pm

    Yay! congrats on the award your blog is fabulous. Love the pics!

  5. 16 December 2008 5:54 pm

    It’s kind of incredible to think about the amount of work that Marc Jacobs is responsible for… Congrats on your award!

  6. thebaglady permalink
    16 December 2008 6:15 pm

    i’m seriously in love with that bag! if i could i’d buy it for you!

  7. 16 December 2008 6:44 pm

    Congratulations on your awards! 😉

    xoxo: Janet

  8. 16 December 2008 8:25 pm

    Congrats, La C!

  9. 16 December 2008 8:55 pm

    Yay for your blog award!
    And that dress is LV dress is absolutely ethereal!
    Thanks for the sweet comment, and i’ve linked you as well 🙂

  10. 16 December 2008 9:01 pm

    Congrats on the award!!!
    And I love that orange and hot pink!

    xoxo

  11. 16 December 2008 9:20 pm

    Congrats on your awards! You deserve them! I love the second black dress.

    A very similar thing happened to me with LV. I was flipping through a fashion mag and fell in love with a tulle-y black skirt, only to check the designer and discover it was none other. I think LV is improving. Or at least changing.

  12. 16 December 2008 9:28 pm

    Bold colours = Bold loving

    A nice analysis of Vuitton! I also agree that somehow, when it’s not so overtly LV LV LV everywhere, the appeal increases and it gives you a chance to appreciate the style and craftsmanship without distraction.

    Awesome read, awesome you♥
    “Sylvia Eloise Hui” :p

  13. 16 December 2008 10:40 pm

    i completely agree with you about L-V. normally, so boring! but these looks are different. more fun and special and magical!
    xx
    chloe

  14. 16 December 2008 10:53 pm

    congrat on the award. i love those bright pop of color.

  15. 16 December 2008 11:31 pm

    I’m a real fan of those LV shocking colours too… There’s something about mixing luxury and blindingly brilliant colours that makes me very happy!

  16. 16 December 2008 11:37 pm

    I agree with your thoughts in this collection… and that bag is to die for! You write so well, I hope one day my blogging will be half as good as yours 🙂 love your blog it’s now on my blog roll

  17. 17 December 2008 12:29 am

    OMFG. I love LVs. 🙂

  18. 17 December 2008 1:29 am

    congrats ♥

  19. 17 December 2008 4:29 am

    I really love the colour scheme that LV are using with this collection! And congrats on the award 😀

  20. 17 December 2008 5:00 am

    Looove black shoes. Congrats. for your award! Kisses 😉

  21. 17 December 2008 6:48 am

    i really like that big big big bag. i am needing just that size. i travel so much finland-london-finland so i need that kind of bag to the cabin..i have a huge suitcase to check in.even if i travel just few days i back shitloads of stuff. i need to have obtions!!! 😀

  22. 17 December 2008 8:02 am

    I don’t usually covet LV stuff but that is very covettable. I just need to find an excuse to go to a ‘resort’!?

  23. 17 December 2008 9:28 am

    thanks for your comment!
    And the colours from LV are great

  24. 17 December 2008 12:12 pm

    Ooo that makes me want to go somewhere warm! I love those Lanvin shoes in the sidebar too!

  25. 17 December 2008 1:02 pm

    thank you, you are just lovely. you definetly deserve all these awards =)

  26. 17 December 2008 1:04 pm

    ooh i’m lovin the LV resort collection… and congrats on the award!

  27. 17 December 2008 2:27 pm

    Incredible. I really love the last dress.

  28. 17 December 2008 2:29 pm

    I haven’t worn earrings in ages, then I thought, “why not pop some ‘hoops’ in?”

    Thanks, LC. 🙂

    CONGRATS on the award- you above & beyond deserve the recognition.

    The pops of magical color of LV above- pure genius!!

    xx

  29. 17 December 2008 2:32 pm

    Congrats on the award.

    I’m not usually a LV fan at all, but I’m all over this.

  30. 17 December 2008 2:47 pm

    congratulations on the award! you of course deserve it because of all your wonderful pictures! oh and i loove this with natasha! stunning gal!

  31. 17 December 2008 4:05 pm

    thank you so much for your comment! your site is absolutely amazinggggggggg, keep up the great work. you deserve all the awards you get and more.

    and i love the ads for LV resort 2009, i love the monochrome logo bags. so fun, young and cute. and they come in bright, shocking colors. that pink is a great shade that marc often uses in his marc jacobs and marc by marc jacobs lines as well. and could that dress with the back straps be any cuter?! it’s a simple design, and yet at the same time very innovative and fresh.

  32. 17 December 2008 5:07 pm

    mmm, this is very unexpected. I hardly follow what Marc Jacobs does for Louis Vuitton, but I’m glad you brought this to our attention… definitely going to keep my eyes peeled from now on.

    I really like Natasha Poly, great choice.

  33. 17 December 2008 9:00 pm

    congrats dear! the orange and pink totally pop.
    i like the feel of this resort collection.that grecian dress is so versace!
    muah x
    Marian

  34. 17 December 2008 10:19 pm

    i love the colors!
    and congrats on the award 🙂 you totally deserve it

  35. 18 December 2008 12:18 am

    Thanks so much for the comment. Thanks for making my day on this cold cold winter’s night here.

    Who would have thunk it. pink & orange together..atlast

  36. 18 December 2008 1:18 am

    resort wear is so tres chic! such a luxury item, love it!

  37. 18 December 2008 1:39 pm

    This collection is fantastic!! Love it all as well!

  38. 18 December 2008 5:53 pm

    Totally agree with you on the blahness of overt monogram bags. It just seems mildly obnoxious to me to have a huge bag splattered with logos. That being said, I do have a Gucci monogram clutch! Never say never I guess 😉

  39. 19 December 2008 2:44 am

    yay, i love all of this! that first picture of stam is amazing.

  40. nina permalink
    16 August 2009 9:42 am

    i love the colours so much and was also wondering if i could look into purchacing the black backless dress to the right of the black dress and bright pink bag!! would love if anyone knew how i could..and congratulations..!

  41. zoe permalink
    21 February 2010 6:40 am

    i love louis vutons bags 🙂

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