Some not-so-good news, ladies – Louis Vuitton’s Multicolored Monogram Bags will no longer be available in stores this year. This iconic design was the brainchild of the collaboration between Takashi Murakami, a prolific contemporary Japanese artist, and the French luxury design house (which was then spearheaded by Marc Jacobs). It was a huge success – and a clear favorite of high-status celebrities who wanted to get into the huge following (big names like Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton and Sarah Jessica Parker all had this bag). It was a rebirth of the iconic LV monogram, and a clear combination between commercialism and high art forms.
Since the fashion house is now under the wing of Nicholas Ghesquiere, his vision is hell-bent on returning the glory of classic prints, and that includes re-establishing one of the major foundations in fashion which is the original monogram (and other basic prints). Although this is exciting (and really throwback-worthy), we cannot help but feel a bit off because we are about to lose one of the most loved designs in fashion history. It may have been just a phase, but it was madness.
What do you think about this new artistic direction that LV is taking? Do you think they should bring the Multicolored Monogram back to life?
Next, I always always carry notebooks around with me in my purse (I’ve done this because I was a little girl!) . I like to keep To Do lists, packing lists, etc., and at times random jolts of inspiration will strike while I am outside and I want somewhere to jot down them. I picked up these notebooks from Target in the office supplies department. The polka dotted one says “Goal Digger” – they are adorable & a reminder to go after your dreams!I also take a couple of pens with me – my mother bought me the adorable Golden Retriever pen so it’s sentimental to me! My favorite pencil to write with based on caliber is this Acroball pencil from Target. I have a zillion of these around my house and they’re the only pens I’ll use.You can always find a pair of sunglasses in my bag! My current favorites right now are such Celine aviators. I’ve been sporting them nonstop, they’re really lightweight and fit my head perfectly!I’m the woman that always has snacks wrapped in her tote – I’m always out running errands and recognize that I am starving! I like these 100 calorie packs of whole walnuts & almonds (sometimes I purchase only the almonds) because they are a quick, healthful snack. I am currently hoping to avoid processed foods as much as possible, which is why I turn to entire nuts rather than a granola bar or something processed!Next is this gorgeous Louis Vuitton Pallas wallet that I picked up in Charleston. I don’t use this wallet every day since I typically use my key pouch – however I bought it to use on several forthcoming trips. I believe it will be a fantastic travel wallet, especially if you’re heading from the country! The two photos above show the front and rear view. I really like the way the “Rose Ballerine” colour complements the traditional monogram print.