‘IN THE MIX’
And then this happened…
Monday the 13th of October this little man finally decided to meet the world. He is happy, healthy and ready to conquer the world, and I honestly can’t believe how lucky I am to have him in my life.
Also, thank you so much for all your greetings on both Facebook and Instagram. You are the best.
You know you are in for a treat when you get an invite by Louis Vuitton to come see their workshop outside of Venice where all their shoes are being made. And trust me, it was just as magical as it sounds.
It’s all about shoes at Fiesso d’Artico, the Louis Vuitton workshop, where even the building has taken its inspiration from a shoe box. When entering the box we were welcomed by one of three sculptures of shoes and a moment later we found ourself in the gallery where art pieces of shoes were exhibited along with previous Louis Vuitton runway shoes, and even a peaceful library with books that were mostly about… shoes. As a strong believer of the saying that one girl can never have too many shoes, I was in paradise.
Moving on to the four workshops named after iconic Louis Vuitton fine leather goods, we discovered the making of men’s and women’s sneakers in Speedy, classic men’s shoes with leather soles in Taiga, men’s and women’s rubber-soled moccasins in Nomade, and finally my favourite room, Alma, where all those to-die-for women’s shoes are created. Traditional know-how and craftsmanship meet the most advanced technology at Fiesso d’Artico, and producing a pair of shoes takes an average of two days and somewhere between 150 – 250 operations, most performed by hand. Seeing all the various processes that a single pair of Louis Vuitton shoes go through was incredibly fascinating and interesting. Designing and drawing them is one thing, making them is whole other thing, and something I haven’t given much thought until I visited the workshop. When it comes to shoes, you get what you pay for, and I think Louis Vuitton perfectly proves this.
I need to treat myself with a pair of the black ankle boots with the wooden LV heel. They are everything.
We all have our dreams, ambitions and secrets that are only waiting to be declared and fulfilled, and with this in mind, Elizabeth Arden launched UNTOLD ABSOLU, a deeper and more sensual sequel to UNTOLD that hit the stores last year. With notes of black raspberry, bergamot, plum, jasmine, rose and cashmere woods, we’re in for a captivating treat, and I’m happy to give away two sets containing the Untold Absolu 50 ml (the new fragrance), Untold 50 ml (the classic fragrance) and Untold Shower Gel 200 ml – each box worth 175 EUR.
To enter the giveaway, simply let me know why you should win, and send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I told you the other day I won’t be writing a lot about my pregnancy here on BlameItOnFashion as I know exactly how boring pregnancy and baby-talk is for anyone but the pregnant (after all that was me only 6 months ago) but since becoming a mom is quite a big deal I decided to create a baby-blog. For me – and for all the moms-to-be and new mommies out there.
On October Nine (that’s my due date, ladies) you’ll find shopping and beauty tips (for both the baby and the mom), interviews with some of the coolest ladies I know and pretty much everything that crosses my mind these days.
And in case you’re not pregnant or mom with a baby or toddler, then make me happy and spread the word to your girlfriends that are!
I’m always super excited to see the new campaigns coming out and so far Louis Vuitton takes the prize for delivering the best. Shot by not one but three of the world’s most renowned fashion photographers, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller, the campaign stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Freja Beha, Liya Kebede, Jean Campbell and Kirstin Liljegren.
The Autumn/Winter collection is the first designed by the new Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière and no matter how much I loved Louis Vuitton when Marc Jacobs was in charge, I love the French luxury house even more now.