‘IN THE MIX’
It’s December 1st and to celebrate the holiday festivities I have teamed up with Designers Remix to giveaway a favourite of mine from the AW13 collection – the oversized checked coat that will propel any outfit into new fashion heights. The coat is made in a soft wool blend and worth €43o.
To enter the giveaway, simply:
1. ‘Like’ BLAMEITONFASHION on Facebook
2. Comment with your name and size on this post’s comment section (not on Facebook)
Giveaway ends on Saturday, Dec 7th. Winner will be announced via BLAMEITONFASHION’s Facebook.
Now all I need is a masquerade ball – and a hot air balloon to take me there.
Drama and fantasy come together in the second chapter of Louis Vuitton’s L’invitation au Voyage starring Arizona Muse and David Bowie (and the bag of my dreams, the black Vivienne).
This mask is too good not to show off. Now where’s the masquerade ball?
I miss this place.
In the beginning of November I was invited by Filippa K to spend the weekend in Fjällnäs in the northern of Sweden. It was the most peaceful and relaxing weekend I’ve had for a long time. On the occasion of Filippa K’s new soft sport collection and the release of the new Altromondo Yoga DVD we were treated to a weekend with lots of healthy food (and wine), beautiful nature, spa-time and hours of yoga whilst being dressed in Filippa K’s soft sport collection.
Now, when can I go back?
Photo credit: Sima Korenivski
I’m back in London and fully recharged after having spend the weekend on a yoga-retreat in the northern of Sweden with Filippa K. It was absolutely amazing and I’ve got a bunch of pictures to show you, but first a little about how to style the oversized blazer. My friends over at Refinery29 and Motorola challenged me to style the wardrobe staple in 3 different ways – and this is one of the outfits that happened. For the remaining two looks (and the full feature and some very sweet words from R29) – click here – and then tell me which is your favourite?
Back in September when visiting the Louis Vuitton residence in Asnières (pictures from the house here) I also got to see the beautiful atelier in which Vuitton’s trunks and special orders are made. And believe me, it was such an incredible experience to walk through the atelier and to see how the trunks and bags are made – step by step.
When I stepped into the workshop I was met by wooden skeletons of soon-to-be iconic Louis Vuitton trunks. I’ve never really thought about what was behind the leather but now I know (and so do you). The trunk on the second picture was a special order that will end up as a shoe trunk (for someone extremely lucky). In another room all the leathers were stored at a constant temperature between 16 and 19 degrees and upstairs craftsmen (most of them wearing beige lab coats stitched with their name and the year they started) assembled the different pieces of the bag or trunk. Nothing is random in the house of Vuitton so placing the leather correctly is a skill itself. The logo must always be centered, the monogram must never be cut and the flowers must correspond perfectly from one edge to another. Since the beginning of Louis Vuitton every trunk has been giving its own personal lock and lock number, which unlocks the secret to when the trunk was made, by whom and where it was purchased. I suddenly understand why some bags and trunks can take up to 6 months to make…