LOUIS, LOUIS, LOUIS, LOU-EYE!!!
While I still lust for some Louis, the more classic wares make me want to scream "PLAYED OUT!"
Case in point is the Louis Vuitton Pouchette above. It's gotten to where even if I see a woman stepping out of a Porsche carrying one I wonder if it's a knockoff. This pattern has been so bastardized by years of black market mass production, that I wish Louis Vuitton would just stop using it for at least a couple of seasons.
Yes, yes, it's LV's most classic of patterns, and it's almost like asking Chanel to incur the wrath of Coco's spirit by retiring her interlocking C's. Almost. It's not as central to the Vuitton line because it's just one color and variation among many, such as this cute little trinket schlepper:
The bread-and-butter of Louis Vuitton is the name Louis Vuitton, not any one of their particular styles, colors, or materials used for working the LV initials. Which reminds me, they are trying entirely too hard for knockoff-resistance with the following hairy deal:
Let it be known that I have a bias against the whole fur trend, and not just because of the needless killing of and cruelty to animals that otherwise would not be used for food -- oh, and don't even get me started on the "mink fur" used in the crap that ends up at discount stores (a.k.a. J Lo's stank line) but which is actually the hides of unfortunate cats and dogs from China and elsewhere.
I can't abide it because I personally find wearing any hair other than my own disgusting. And that's what fur is, hair, maybe a little softer and thicker than most, but sheddable, rottable hair, so ick. Just not my thing, but leather, long as cruelty was not involved in the rearing and death of the livestock from which it came, is oh so right. So yeah, I'm not quite PETA material.
But I digress. Besides the hairorrificness of this number, it would look like an underfilled pillow even if the fur was synthetic. Although I love the LV multicolored pattern over a white background, this blown-up version of it reeks of desperation, as in "LOOKIT, Y'ALL, I GOTS A LOOEE VEETON CUZ I'Z GOTS MONEY, FOR REALZ!!!" In other words, it's Britney Spears' next diaper bag.
P.S. While fishing for some LV imagery, I came across this oldie-but-goodie gossip gem:
" LOUIS SACKS LOPEZ - December 12, 2003
Jennifer Lopez has been sacked as the face of luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton because she took too many freebies, according to the New York Post.
Despite the popularity of the ads, in which she cavorted clad in Vuitton items, J-Lo's behaviour during the campaign shoot upset bosses because she allegedly took tens of thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods, the report said.
Louis Vuitton declined to comment, except to say that it was a one-time contract."
Via: The Age