Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

a louis vuitton circus

Louis Vuitton Circus 01

Beautiful Elephants, Monkeys, Seals and even a Polar Bear fills the stage in Louis Vuitton‘s latest Christmas Brochure and window displays worldwide. In Mid-November the curtains rose as Louis Vuitton unveiled their Circus themed holiday theme, photographed in Paris by Toby McFarlan Pond.

Louis Vuitton Circus 02

At center stage, the Louis Vuitton Cape Town Christmas Event held last night was filled with circus themed installations, complete with diamond patterns that alluded to circus clowns’ harlequin costumes that immersed the viewer in the whimsical fantasy.

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Guests were treated to decadent Moët & Chandon Champagne and light nibbles as they perused the luxury collections on display, making final decisions on their latest luxury purchase.

Louis Vuitton Circus 04

Just moments after arriving, sipping on a glass of champagne, I noticed on display the beautiful Monogram Rayure Neverful bag, unveiled earlier this month, suiting the setting elegantly. Also recently introduced is MonMonogram for a selection of Small Leather Goods, including diaries, ladies and men’s wallets and passport holders.

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As a keepsake, guests were invited to have their photograph taken with a whimsical circus themed backdrop while entertained by a Jester poised to add the cherry on top of the festivities. A spectacular event, delighting all who attended. For more about their latest collections go to Louis Vuitton.

November 27, 2011

sneak peek: louis vuitton damier infini

Louis Vuitton - Damier Infini

Louis Vuitton introduces Damier Infini, a new Leather goods collection for men – soft calf leather textured in the signature Damier check. Capturing an ideal balance between smooth softness and structure, Damier Infini responds to the needs of modern urban men. With its casual chic feel, the Damier Infini bags and small leather goods are the perfect companions to suite any men, from the leather epicure to the cool and easy going personality.

Pictured here are two pieces in the small leather goods collection:

Damier Infini James Wallet in Fusion (also available in Arctic and Onyx).

Damier Infini Brazza Wallet in Onyx (also available in Fusion).

See more at Louis Vuitton.

November 24, 2011

christian dior’s la collection privée


Mitzah, New Look 1947, Milly-La-Forȇt, Granville, Ambre Nuit, Leather Oud, Bois D’Argent, Cologne Royale Granville, Vétiver and Eau Noir with the recent introduction of Patchouli Impérial completes Christian Dior‘s La Collection Privée fragrance collection for men and women.

While most of the fragrances are unisex, the Milly-La-ForȇtMitzah and New Look 1947 are more feminine. A fragrance that really makes an impression is the Bois D’Argent, inspired by a precious ingredient: Florentine Iris Absolute. Powdery and slightly woody, the Iris is wrapped in the amber, musk and spicy notes of Yemwmi Incense and Somali Myrr, the perfect ‘fresh’ choice for the modern man this summer.


Add intrigue to an evening out or a dinner party, Granville blends powerful and invigorating note – Pine, Thyme and Rosemary on a spicy, woody base of Black Pepper and Sandalwood.

Perfect as an everyday fragrance, the Cologne Royale introduces it’s rare, exclusive ingredients including Sicilian Lemon and Italian Neroli resting perfectly on a base of Mint and citrus.

Discover the entire collection at the Dior.

La Collection Privée is available exclusively at the Dior counter in Edgars V&A Waterfront, retailing at R1595.00 (125ml) and R2395 (250ml) – contact 021 421 5927.

November 23, 2011

tommy hilfiger ‘preps’ for the holidays

Tommy Hilfiger Preppy Holidays - 01

Following the Spring 2011 Prep World capsule collection, celebrating the ancient classic preppy with a twist, Tommy Hilfiger launches a new capsule collection entitled Preppy Holidays. This collection offers a series of clothing and accessories for men, women and children, including stuffed animals, candles, gloves and umbrellas. Inspired by the Scottish Tartan, the theme is widely used in this range in fund and unexpected ways, such as the folds and linings of a pair of chinos or classic blazer.

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The Preppy Holidays collection for men, women and children will be available online at Tommy Hilfiger stores from November 2011.

November 22, 2011

sidebar: louis vuitton monogram illustration

Louis Vuitton Monogram Illustration

A seasonal release, which means it is a one-off collection, Louis Vuitton introduced Monogram Illustration in September 2011. Comprising of a selection of Small Leather Goods featuring prints inspired by drawings from Louis Vuitton‘s advertising archives from 1910 and 1926.

Included in the selection are Bag Charms in 3 different designs, such as the Damier Azur piece featuring a hot air balloon as well as charms featuring images of everyday scenes available in Monogram Canvas and Damier Ebene.

The Small Leather Good selection include the Zippy Wallet and diaries.

See Louis Vuitton for more.

November 21, 2011

globe-trotter luxury


Established in 1897, founded in Saxony Germany by englishman, Davis Nelken who later returned to the UK. Globe-Trotter products are style icons adapted by purveyors of traditional craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic. Each case is handmade with just the handles taking 5 days to make in antique Victorian presses. Cases themselves are made out of heavy fibreboard with multiple layers of bonded paper making them solid and reliable. Cases are made to order and take approximately 4-5 weeks to complete.

Introducing two new limited edition collections:


Globe-Trotter Cocoa Limited Edition

The Cocoa Special Edition combines a luxurious Colonial Brown body a with deep Burgundy lining and leather trim. Introducing a brand new colour combination is the perfect complement to the Candy Special Edition.

The collection includes 13” Vanity Case £410, 18″ Air Cabin Case £625, 18″ Trolley Case £725, 21” Trolley Case £820, 28″ Suitcase with wheels £980, 30″ Extra Deep Case with wheels £1,015 and 33” Extra Deep Case with wheels £1,065.

Globe-Trotter Candy Limited Edition

The Candy is a very special edition with eye-catching Hot Pink body and delicious Burgundy leather trim and lining. A reissue of the fastest selling colour in Globe-Trotter’s history, this limited release will not be available for long.

The collection includes 13” Vanity Case £410, 18″ Air Cabin Case £625, 18″ Trolley Case £725, 21” Trolley Case £820, 28″ Suitcase with wheels £980, 30″ Extra Deep Case with wheels £1,015 and 33” Extra Deep Case with wheels £1,065.

For those who prefer a more classic look, find their classic range at Globe-Trotter.

November 20, 2011

new louis vuitton monogram macassar wallets

Louis Vuitton recently introduced two new wallet additions to their Monogram Macassar men’s range, distinguished from other Monogram Canvas wallets with the addition of the black cowhide leather strip.

The Monogram Macassar Gasper Wallet

The Monogram Macassar Gasper Wallet

The compact Gaspar Wallet is sleek and sophisticated in Monogram Macassar canvas. Black cowhide leather trimmings and a practical interior give this masculine accessory enduring appeal. Inside, a slot for notes, 6 credit card slots, as well as 4 additional compartments for receipts and other bits.

The Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Tanon Wallet

The Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Tanon Wallet

In masculine Monogram Macassar canvas, the black natural cowhide leather trimmings make this the stylish way to carry cash, cards and coins. Inside, a zip compartment, 8 credit card slots, as well as 3 other compartments for notes, receipts and such.

Visit Louis Vuitton for the full Monogram Macassar range.

November 19, 2011

louis vuitton cuir indra collection

Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2011 Menswear Show introduces the Louis Vuitton Cuir Indra collection. With refined modern fusion of style and practicality perpetuating the iconic tradition of the Louis Vuitton’s traditional travel pieces.

Cuir Indra, crafted from calfskin, is embossed to achieve the pronounced grains of elephant leather then adorned with strikingly huge golden brass locks, reminiscent of vintage Louis Vuitton trunks.

Three pieces are introduced: (the Clutch Historique, a Portfolio and a 48 Hours Travel Bag)

Louis Vuitton Clutch Historique

LV Clutch Historique

The Clutch Historique in the elephant hide embossed leather, with a vintage inspired golden brass trunk lock for that touch of sophistication and heritage. It can be carried by hand with an optional strap. A great day/night accessory. Inside, Clutch Historique features a zipped pocket and 2 compartments and lined with Calf leather.

Cuir Indra Portfolio

LV Portolio

Carry business documents in style with the sleek Cuir Indra Portfolio, with an A4-sized main compartment and interior double flat pocket. Calf leather lines the interior, while an oversized lock inspired by vintage Louis Vuitton trunks acts as the bag’s centerpiece.

48 Hours Travel Bag

LV Cuir Indra 48 Hours Travel Bag

With it’s masculine curved shape enhanced by its bold vintage-inspired trunk lock, the Cuir Indra 48 Hours Travel Bag celebrates Louis Vuitton’s rich travel heritage. The bag can be carried in two ways thanks to its round handles for comfortable hand carry and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap with patch for shoulder carry. The calf leather lined interior offers generous space and has an interior zipped pocket.

November 19, 2011

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Rayure

Sidebar: Introducing the Louis Vuitton Monogram Rayure collection, as part of their Cruise 2012 Womens Collection. The Monogram Rayure Neverful sees classic Neverfull is revisited with broad vertical cream stripes, but if you look closely, you’ll notice the house fleurs in a slightly lighter shade of cream. Included in the collection is the Monogram Rayure Noé and Monogram Rayure Insolite Wallet to complete the look, perfect for a sunset cruise on your private yacht.

November 18, 2011

mungo & jemima media launch of claremont store

Mungo & Jemima Media Launch Party 01

‘Simple elegance’ may be the only way to accurately describe the scene set at the recent Mungo & Jemima Media Launch Party for their new store in Clarement. With exquisite attention to detail, Mungo & Jemima showcase a range of South African ladies’ clothing and accessories designers & brands.

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The spacious interior lends to the sense of pure fashion indulgence, with designers and brands well established in South Africa such as Coppelia, Missibaba and Michelle Ludek. Located just behind Cavendish Square, 6 Cavendish Street, Claremont, one is immediately mesmerized by the beautiful garden and amazing 1920’s cottage.

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A perfect companion to their store at 108 Long Street, Cape Town.

Mungo & Jemima Media Launch Party 03

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Special thanks to fashion writer & designer Nadine R. Arendse.