Posts tagged ‘travel’

September 8, 2012

louis vuitton introduce city guides 2013

Louis Vuitton, Introducing City Guides 2013

As adventure can be found on any street corner in any city – whether a financial capital or a culturally rich town – Louis Vuitton shares its passion for travel and city life in the pages of its City Guide series, whose thousands of addresses have been revealing the soul of cities since 1998. The Louis Vuitton City Guide draws upon the talents of a team of journalists and writers, who provide an attentive, informed commentary on the changes shaking the heart of cities and offer objective views on fashion, design, the arts and gastronomy. Highlighting the latest trends and offering unique advice, the regularly updated contents of each guide are aimed at laid-back travellers, business travellers and the residents themselves of the cities being explored.

The collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides provides the traveller with an original view of the 40 cities and 10,000 addresses, combining traditional and new values, traditional and extravagant locations whether known, unknown or out of the ordinary, as long as they best express the essence of each city. Luxury hotels and charming guesthouses; gourmet restaurants and local bistros; street markets and fine food stores; antiquarians and designers; museums and fashion stores, essential or secret monuments. The Louis Vuitton City Guides offer the traveller an insider’s guide into these cities. Practical and unique, each City Guide includes one or more soft-back booklets that you can take with you wherever you go, moving from city to city as the mood takes you. Visit Louis Vuitton for more about the Louis Vuitton City Guides series or contact their Cape Town store at 021 405 9700 or Johannesburg store at 011 784 9854.

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June 13, 2012

muhammad ali joins louis vuitton’s core values campaign

Louis Vuitton (Core Values) Muhammad Ali by Annie Leibovitz

Travel is a fundamental and defining value of Louis Vuitton’s more than 150-year heritage. The Core Values campaign was launched in 2007 as a long-term restatement of Louis Vuitton‘s legacy as the pioneer of the Art of Travel. Travel is an emotional experience, a process of self- discovery. We all have the potential to accomplish our own personal journeys. Naturally, the Core Values campaign features personalities of truly global stature ranging in professions and backgrounds. Above and beyond their celebrity status, they are individuals who are widely recognized to have lived full and interesting lives – people who have accomplished personal journeys of their own. The latest personality to feature in Louis Vuitton’s Core Values advertising campaign is among the most outstanding athletes the world has ever seen – indeed, he was crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999. Louis Vuitton is proud to present “The Greatest™”: Muhammad Ali.

For Louis Vuitton, Muhammad Ali was photographed by Annie Leibovitz at his home in Arizona, watching one of his grandson who, wearing a pair of boxing gloves, stands proudly as if waiting to enter the ring. An athlete, artist, humanitarian, and outspoken political figure of unwavering integrity, Ali changed the world around him and remains a figure of inspiration to millions.

June 2, 2012

louis vuitton – the iconic bags

Louis Vuitton, Icones, The Iconic Bags, Speedy, Neverfull, Alma, Noe, Saumur

Some bags seem destined for stardom. Though they are our ordinary, everyday companions, there is absolutely nothing ordinary or everyday about them. These bags have style – and more than style. A spirit. Perhaps even a soul. Some have an illustrious past. They have accompanied the twists and turns of history, elegantly outlasted the vagaries of time and trends. Others have written their own success story, achieving cult status almost overnight. All have a sense of identity so strong that – while they may adopt different sizes, colours or materials – their essence remains unchanged. These bags are individuals. It is only natural, therefore, that we should know them by their name. Speedy, Alma, Neverfull, Noé, SaumurLouis Vuitton presents it’s icons.

An icon among icons, the Speedy was launched in 1930, it’s shape reflected the prevailing passion for elegantly fusing form and function. In it’s multiple modern incarnations – the complete, quintessential city bag: roomy yet never bulky, feminine but not girly, sublimely understated and utterly sophisticated.

This most parisienne of icons, the Alma‘s bold, architectural lines, inspired by the Art Deco movement, are as modern now as they were almost a century ago.

Never was a bag more aptly named. The Neverfull is the consummate holdall, always willing to welcome that extra item, be it a laptop or a magazine, a cardigan or a baby’s bottle. In the city, on the beach, folded flat in luggage just in case, the Neverfull is never out of place.

Noé: a timelessly simple, pleated shape, supple and spacious, closed with a distinctive leather drawstring. In the intervening decades, the Noé has carried countless treasures in addition to champagne.

Oh, the eternal allure of the equestrian! Named after the city of Saumur and its world-famous riding school, this thoroughbred design nods to the shape of a horse’s saddle. Derived from a hunter’s game bag, its two compartments, sturdily buckled together at the side, and its casual cross-body strap, make it the perfect choice for women who stride through life with style and spirit, bringing to their every movement an equestrian’s nonchalant grace.

Visit www.louisvuitton.com for more information or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town at 021 405 9700.
May 24, 2012

louis vuitton: 100 legendary trunks ipad app

Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks iPad

On 10 May 2012, Louis Vuitton launched it’s first iPad application designed in partnership with Les Editions de La Martinière. Adapted from the book Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks, this application offers a new reading experience and constitutes an innovative digital approach. Trunks for explorers, magicians, movie stars, princesses and maharajas, the Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks application provides a wonderful breakaway through the most beautiful creations of the Maison, enhanced with videos, sound clips, unpublished texts and documents. This application goes back over 150 years of history through a hundred or so varied and surprising pieces of luggage, which witness the art of travel as well as the fascinating adventures of their owners. The application text is available in 4 languages (French, English, Mandarin and Japanese) with 360-degree views of 4 very special trunks and also includes the feature to share the app via email, Facebook and Twitter.

To purchase the App at the iTunes Store go to:

UK: http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/louis-vuitton-100-malles-legende/id516001520

US: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/louis-vuitton-100-malles-legende/id516001520

April 18, 2012

talking luxury – la maison goyard

Goyard, Orlando Bloom

Goyard, established in Paris in 1853 has over time become one of the most famous luxury leather goods brands not only in France but also worldwide with their stylish chevron motif and emphasis on detail, executed entirely by hand. Whether it be a wallet, like the one Orlando Bloom was spotted with a few days ago (in the picture above) or a luggage trunk, each Goyard piece is unique. The brand also creates custom-made pieces and special orders, such as a trunk designed to carry a polo player’s equipment, or a holder for perfumes, cigars and even a iPhone 4 case priced at around $900 taking anything from 4 to 8 months to complete. As a luxury malletier, each trunk is numbered and bears a reference label with the name of the worker handwritten inside. Goyard does not create seasonal limited edition pieces, however did reintroduce a range of pieces in Pink, a color which is not part of their regular offer, as a once off run. A very exclusive brand, Goyard do not advertise at all, but rely on word of mouth from their customers which include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Kim kardashian, Joshua Jackson and Karl Lagerfeld to name a few. With prices ranging from $2000 for a handbag to over $50 000 for a large trunk, it may be one of the most expensive brands in the world, but definitely worth the craftsmanship and luxury.