Sunday, April 07, 2013
I have found a small job in the most exclusive area in Paris the 8th Arr. ( by accident) , or was it the Fashion Gods’ way of telling me to get a clue ..
Every day, I walk past the ” Names”, that are Paris’s Fashion Gods. I do get a small sense of enjoyment walking past these expensive windows , knowing that in some small Chinese factory copies are being made . I see this as economic karma hitting back, at the designers , who do not want to pay a fair wage to American or European workers .. but that is another blog…
Today is LV , the company started in 1854, with the simple design of a flat top steam truck. This was a new idea – to make them stackable , most were designed like a doctors bag – rounded on the top. Think of the movie “Titanic”, with all those rich women going on that ship , you know, they needed lots of room for all those gowns, and hats ! ( love hats) !!
These LV trunks , were made for the rich – from the start. Some opened up like a mini closet on one side- and the other a small chest of drawers.
Well, LV has come a long way baby from the steam ship trunks. This brand is one the of biggest Gods over here. Every day, I take the metro to school & work, and never had a LV free day yet ! His traditional colors of brown & gold , still are a fashion classic here. I find this very strange , because most french women do not wear brown or gold at all . Even the winter coats are black ..so this bag , never ” matches ” ..yes, I know, what you are saying – that is old fashion to match .. maybe .. but I still like the look ..
It seems, that LV is now taking on a checkered style as a new signature under designer Marc Jacobs . It was everywhere on the runway, and every window .. and I think, every body style can wear this. … but really .. who wants to look like a checkers game .. at that price ?? Time will tell if Marc .. did not hit the mark .. ha
Now, I will be sharing with you , LV’s spring windows .. because, I do not want to have a heart attack and go into the store and see the price tags of these things..my blood pressure is finally back to normal ..
It looks very ” Retro ” ..again.. but still in the decade I do not like .the “1960’s ” .. I love the 1920’s .. but here , you can see the VERY short dresses ( don’t bend over ) , and the big high hair ( who needs that silly ozone layer ?). For spring, it looks like they are doing yellow & bright greens .. both are colors , I would never wear. I have seen very fair skin with these colors and it looks very nice – also, these look great on darker skin .
I was very happy to see the pointed toe shoe back in style here.. or as we say back home ‘ men haters ‘, or ‘roach killers ” .. This is a classic look, that most women can wear, the trick, if you have a larger foot, is a heel is needed with this toe shape .. other wise, your foot will look like an oil tanker .. big.. and full ..
LV also did hats this spring .. I like these !!
So this ends my little notes on Louis , and as I walk & talk , ( yes, I can do that now ..) I will share with you the “windows ” , to another world .. of which, I dare not even enter.. but will always try to copy ..
ps , i am attaching the link, for the Spring collection