Whilst most of you were wining and dining with loved ones this Valentines Day, I had a date with the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer'13 collection at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin.
As usual this collection fulfilled every expectation with a little something to suit every taste.
From quirky checker board prints to fun and flirty florals with some classic designs thrown in for good measure, I was in absolute fashion heaven as I perused each luxurious item.
My favourites had to be the Ikat floral range, particularly the newly designed "Noé-ful" handbag in cerise pink, a cross between the Neverfull and the Noé. I also adored the "Damier Optic Culr GM" which is my Must-Have bag from the collection!
There was plenty on offer for the Man in your life with strong and classic work accessories, statement travel cases and perhaps the most eye-catching of all, the neon accessories, perfect for the summer sunshine!
This year the Louis Vuitton catwalk show was simply incredible. I thought nothing could top the Autumn/Winter steam train extravaganza until I tuned into the spectacular moving escalator experience of Spring/Summer. I watched in awe as every new piece appeared and it was an honour to get an up close and personal look at some of these showstoppers this week.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Anna Reiter, Tom Meggle and to all at Louis Vuitton for once again inviting me to be a part of this amazing event.
Let me know which of the bags is your favourite!
"This season the Ikat flowers spill onto all leather goods", they adorn scarves and embrace beautiful shoes to embody Summer in every product.
This collection is bright and feminine, from subtle pastel colours to strong cerise pinks and beautiful rich blues, ideal for adding a touch of extravagance to any ensemble.
|The "Noé-ful - a cross between the Noé and the Neverfull|
|The "Pochette" in the IKAT floral|
The Epi Rainbow collection returns for another season and it is brighter and bolder than ever.
If you want to make a statement with a dash of colour this summer then this range is perfect for you.
|"Pochette Accessories" in Epi Rainbow|
|Pochettes in Epi Rainbow|
|"Zippy" wallets and Keyrings in Epi Rainbow|
The Noé is the second oldest Louis Vuitton, iconic daily handbag. First created in 1932 it has been a staple piece within the brand, yet every season gives this stunning bag a new lease of life.
Originally designed to carry champagne bottles this bag began its life in luxury and has continued on the same path ever since.
The Noé bag and the Petit Noé can be found in a "myriad of incarnations from Damier Azur to colourful Epi Leather - each time different yet still, somehow, the same"
The season there is a new kid on the block in the shape of the Noé BB, "irresistibly cute, unmistakeably contemporary" with its new, extra long shoulder strap, it is the ideal bag for the modern woman.
"Noé, Petit Noé, Noé BB. The legend lives on.
This season the materials were different, using thousands of the tiniest sequins to create a metallic effect, using techniques such as "tuffetage" the leather goods were transformed into a whole new medium with stunning result.
This is one of the first seasons where the monogram did not take precedent! Spring/Summer'13 is all about the Damier print which took on a whole new lease of life in oversized checker board prints and stronger, brighter colours. A collection for any fashionista willing to make a statement and stand out from the crowd.
|"Damier Optic Culr GM"|
|"Damier Cubic Speedy Cube East-West"|
"S/S'13 Men's Collection"
"What can be thought of as the traditional nautical theme - that classic cliché of fashion - is given new meaning and life by being playfully put through the filter of pop culture"
Once again Kim Jones has excelled himself with his uniquely wonderful creations for the modern man.
|"Damier Ebene Cabas"|
Another new take on a classic style. The stunning Alma has downsized, making it perfect for any occasion.
Louis Vuitton's new "Mini Icons" invite you to ditch the clutter, allowing just the right amount of space for those little necessities.
The new cross body strap is ideal for a casual day of shopping or a night on the tiles.
"Archetype of a feminine city bag, simple and elegant," the Alma is the perfect accessory for simple, classic chic.
"Lockit - The Collection"
"A modern symbol of attachment for lovers all over the world, the padlock is one of Louis Vuitton's iconic signatures" and it has spilled over into this fabulous new jewellery collection.
With delicate pedants, chic bangles and rings laced in diamonds this is the ultimate luxury collection.
The latest addition to the vast range of travel bags in the LV collection.
The 4-wheely is the most durable suitcase to date, designed to be checked in on an aircraft without second thought or worry.
Modern technology combined with classic tradition makes this case totally indestructible and 100% stylish - a must for any high flyer!
|The "Metis" bag with the "4-wheely" suitcase|
I WAS WEARING:
★ ZARA STUDDED BLAZER ★
★ CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN 25ANS "LADY GRES" HEELS ★
★ LOUIS VUITTON INCLUSION BANGLE ★
★ GUCCI SWIVEL WATCH ★
★ EARRINGS BY ANNA DELLO RUSSO FOR H&M ★
★ NECKLACE FROM CLOSET CLOTHING - DERRY ★
★ LEGGINGS AND VEST FROM RIVER ISLAND ★
Location - Merrion Hotel, Dublin
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