Early this week we told you Uggs and Jimmy Choo are teaming up for a collaboration. And we used the power of Photoshop to imagine a pair of high-heeled Uggs. But lo and behold, Louis Vuitton already has a version of this shoe. Keep reading »
Louis Vuitton’s now-famous bunny ears retail for about $335, which, given that you have to tie them yourself, is a bit steep for us. To remedy the situation, Topshop has just knocked them off at a lower price ($36!) and with a more convenient headband attachment. Yes, this remains a particularly ridiculous accessory, but they’re at least good for a costume…or a day when you’re feeling mischievous and know that work is going to be particularly boring. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Here’s a lesson in how to be cool and highly pretentious at the same time: Louis Vuitton collaborated with Damien Hirst to create these surgical trunks inspired by a David Cronenberg film. [View on Fashion] Keep reading »
The staff of Dazed Digital got a sneak peek at some of the goods from Louis Vuitton‘s men’s collection. The spring 2010 line apparently includes these very shiny dress shoes covered in silver sequins. As far as sequins in men’s fashion go, they’ve thankfully stayed put in the closets of Chippendale’s dancers. Is this Louis Vuitton’s attempt to make them manly?
In the realm of weird new shoe trends for guys, many of you were actually not that bothered by men’s shoes with a bit of heel. So, what about this flamboyant footwear? We have to say we could totally see Kanye rocking a pair …
So what’s the word, twinkle toes? [Dazed Digital] Keep reading »
Remember those Louis Vuitton bunny ears from 2009? Well, two women at New York
magazine got their hands on a pair of them and took their new stylish ears out for a test-drive. For starters, the ears, when you first get them, are way bigger and somewhat less easy to style than you might think. But after the ladies twist their ear origami into the proper shapes — bat wings and bunny ears — they set off down the streets of New York City to find out what the people think. Mostly, their large LV ears don’t garner as much as a second glance. The strongest reaction they get is from two little girls who crow and yelp at the sight of them. Apparently, only Madonna
can wear Louis Vuitton rabbit ears to proper effect. [The Cut
] Keep reading »
Personally, I hate fanny packs. To me, they represent crowds at amusement parks and tourists in Europe that give Americans a bad name. You know what I’m talking about. But Marc Jacobs is trying to bring back the pack, as he sent his models down the runway during the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 show sporting the design. I’ll admit, there are trends that are brilliant on the runway that will never work in real life, and this should have been one. But no. Rihanna‘s clearly feeling the heinous trend, and even wore the same accessory TWICE in London. She must really love her fanny pack. But what do you think? Keep reading »
When one door closes, another opens. We’ll sort of miss Madonna‘s insanely airbrushed Louis Vuitton ads, but we certainly don’t mind staring at their new spring muse, supermodel Lara Stone. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
Most designer clothing for women is sized ridiculously small (we’re looking at you, Alexander Wang), and the sample sizes that dress the models on the runway can be even more petite. It hadn’t really occurred to us that the same extreme proportions would apply to male models until New York magazine revealed that the Olympic fencer Jason Rogers was cut as a walker from Louis Vuitton‘s Paris show because he couldn’t fit into the pants. Come on, this Hottie McHotterson is too fat for the runway? Keep reading »
Costco used to be the ultimate shopping mecca for people who like to stock up on toilet paper, meat, and socks in bulk. But pretty soon the ladies-who-lunch crowd could become the giant retailer’s best customers, now that the cat is out of the Chanel bag. You see, the Costco store in East Harlem, which opened last week, is selling Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Burberry, and Salvatore Ferragamo purses for a discount (well, a discount compared to their regular prices, not to most people’s expendable income). Burberry’s mini satchel costs $1,019.99. A medium shopper tote by Tod’s is $549.99. The Ferragamo “Marissa” handbag goes for $629.99. And the Chanel bag costs $1,999. I think it would be strange to purchase one of these high-fashion wares while everyone around you is pushing a shopping cart and sampling microwaveable foods. Am I the only one that finds Costco selling designer handbags weird? [StyleCaster] Keep reading »
There’s a new online fashion magazine out there called Flamboyant, and its debut issue presents this “artistic” spread of designer-inspired loaves of bread. In the mix are carb-loaded replicas modeled after brands like Hermès, Valentino, and Vivienne Westwood. Normally, we squeal girlishly (um, you know, on the inside) at these types of conceptual fashion/food photographs. Remember those Chanel and Louis Vuitton cupcakes?
While we get the idea, Flamboyant‘s take doesn’t quite follow through. OK fine, we’re just going to come out and say it: that Burberry “croissant” looks like a turd. Yum! [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »