‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermès Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Hermès CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular ‘Birkin’ bag. The Kelly bag was named after Grace Kelly, who in 1956 had just become Princess of Monaco and was seen carrying the original leather ‘Sac à dépêche’ to hide her pregnancy. Photographs of the young starlet were sent all over the world, leading to the bag being known as the Kelly. Originally designed in 1935 the shape is a classic form which has gained worldwide acclaim. Actress Jane Birkin circa 1967 (left) and Coco Chanel (right) Chanel Chanel, ever practical, introduced a handbag suspended from thin straps in 1929, as an alternative to the clutch – freeing up the busy woman-about-town’s hands for other things. When she returned from retirement in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag even further and called the bag 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955. The 2.55 remains the most popular bag today, both vintage and new. In fact, Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 to commemorate the bag’s 50th birthday.
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The Philippines have the most Passionistas with 32 per cent of women polled and Indonesia next with 25 per cent. 1 in 3 earn the most in their household The study also found that more women in SEA are becoming more affluent – with one–third of Singaporean women taking on the role of household chief income earner – and the majority of them own luxury items. Two out of three women in SEA possess at least one luxury item and each of them spend at least S$2,100 a year on luxury items such as shoes and handbags, with Louis Vuitton and Gucci being the market leaders across all five personality categories. Women in SEA also channel most of their spending to buying other goods such as beauty products with as much as S$460 per month on mainly skincare and cosmetics. According to NBCU, this figure is more than what they spend on dining out. In Singapore, the study shows that women mainly prefer skincare products by Sk II, Biore and Estee Lauder, and cosmetic products by Maybelline, L’oreal and Chanel. When it comes to cars, 60 per cent of women in SEA are main or joint decision makers, and the popular car brands among them are Honda, Toyota and BMW. First phase of ‘High Heeled Warriors’ The current results are from the second phase of NBCU’s study. The results of the first phase, released in October 2011, measured the qualitative aspects of women’s shopping decisions. It found out that many Asian women web link are educated, independent and success-oriented. They have high expectations of themselves while holding a traditional perspective on family values.
The video has sparked criticism from all over the world, prompting Thailand’s Office of National Buddhism to announce it is now monitoringÂ the monks for inappropriate behavior. The agency’sÂ director-general Nopparat Benjawatananun said this week : “When Lord Buddha was alive, there wasn’t anything like this. There were no cars, smartphones or cameras, so the rules were much simpler. While the monks need to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, current events and technology, they are restrained to choose the appropriate tools. Nopparat added that the Buddhist monks in the video were acting “inappropriately, not composed and not adhering to Buddha’s teachings of simplicity and self-restraint.” Glad that’s settled. He did, however, offer one interesting piece of data by way of explanation: Â ”In many cases, it was the followers who gave the monks the luxury.
The Louis Vuitton atelier will receive a thousand guests, who will visit the facilities and see the process firsthand. For everyone else, a virtual tour: On the workshop’s ground floor, artisans select and prime materials. Here, carpenters create the skeletons of those legendary LV trunks with supple wood sourced from France and Africa, the combination of which helps the luggage withstand variable weather conditions. Nearby, the less exotic leathers are stored — lamb and goat for linings, veal and cowhide for exteriors — all at a constant temperature (between 16 and 19 degrees Celsius). The house’s signature material is flesh-colored natural cowhide leather, the basis for all monogram bags. The more exotic leathers — stingray so thick you can’t stitch into it, python skins as long as eight meters — require specific expertise. Each exotic skin is colored and given a matte or glazed finish, then cut with pressurized machines, except for special orders, which are always cut by hand. Upstairs, craftsmen assemble and perfect the pieces. Glimpsing an unfinished handbag lining is like catching someone in her underwear: it appears denuded, vulnerable. Nearby, the wooden frames for the trunks are covered with canvas and leather.
Father’s Day gift ideas from Louis Vuitton SS 2013 collection Christopher Parr , Pursuitist Jun. 16, 2013, 9:55 AM 4 Email Christopher Parr is the CEO and Editor of Pursuitist Recent Posts Daily Dream Home: Ettley Residence While Mother’s Day is way behind us, Father’s Day is just around the corner! We had handpicked exclusive accessories by Roberto Cavalli to woo all mothers. Now it’s time to bring a smile to dad’s face by gifting him an over the top item that screams luxury. We have rounded up a list of Louis Vuitton accessories for fashion conscious fathers. While all the three bags belong to their Summer Spring 2013 collection, the cufflinks and bracelet will also help to jazz up the world’s best father’s style statement. Keepall Bandouliere 45 (featured above) – The bright orange Keepall Bandouliere 45 in supple Damier Infini leather celebrates Louis Vuitton’s heritage. Worth $3,050, it can be worn on the shoulder or carried by hand. Aptly designed to serve as a stylish travel companion it is sized at WxHxD – 17.7 x 10.6 x 7.9 inches.