LOUIS VUITTON MAHINA ASTERIA BAG

Louis Vuitton News

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The new Mahina print has been introduced not long ago. You can say that it’s a new addition to the signature Monogram Family. The Mahina print is more modern, brighter and colorful, it has already been embellished on the SevresBabylone and Girolate Bags.

For the Fall Winter 2017 Collection, Louis Vuitton announces the release of the Asteria Bag. The name Asteria is awesome because it means ‘star’ in Latin, which matches perfectly to the eye-catching design of this bag.

The Design

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The Asteria Bag feels supple but also strong and durable. It’s made in calf leather, which feels smooth and luxurious. The overall look is quite complicated because the Mahina Print is actually a perforated version of the Monogram. Each symbol on the print is crafted with little holes.

Then the zip is purposely made very long. Both ends are hanging on the sides, but can be fixed by slipping inside the side-leather. The top is crafted with double zipper (also with long leather straps for the ultimate chic’ness) and the center features the iconic LV lock. And of course, a key bell is included and hanging on the side handle. And talking about the handles, it’s refined with braided work.

This bag looks timeless and different. The leather, the print and the shape make it eye-catching and certainly attention-grabbing. This bag is made to flaunt, but it’s also designed to differentiate yourself from the crowd.

The Interior

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This bag is made to be an everyday bag and the interior is quite roomy. You will find one large compartment inside as well as flat pocket. You can compare it like the Speedy Bag.

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 14.1’ x 8.6’ x 7.9’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at €3000 euro, £2800 GBP, $34000 HKD, ¥31500 CNY, $5350 AUD, ¥482760 JPY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON CITY STEAMER CLUTCH WITH STRAP

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The City Steamer is taking the bag industry by storm! As if it couldn’t get any better, the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Clutch with Strap is the newest addition to the family. Ladies, this one is a smaller version of our well-loved City Steamer Tote Bag.

With the perfect blend of House heritage and the new codes established by Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere, the City Steamer Clutch with its sleek lines and signature turn lock brings a modern day-to-evening charm to your overall ensembles.

Saying goodbye to its conventional single color, this newest City Steamer Clutch with Strap offers a tricolor combination adding a bold and cheeky touch to any silhouette. With Veau satin leather exterior, which is luxurious to the touch, this one is definitely worth the investment!

The leather is well-matched by the silver coloured metallic pieces while the cowhide lining, calfskin trim, and the LV Circle hot stamped signature on the back body makes it fancier. It also has a zip closure and 8 CC slots inside, featuring a removable non-adjustable leather strap.

Measuring 8.7′ x 6.7′ x 2.8′ inches (L x H x W) and is priced $1920 USD, $15800 HKD, $2400 AUD, ¥224640 JPY via Louis Vuitton e-store and boutiques.

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Louis Vuitton City Guides 2016

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Since 1998, Louis Vui on has been sharing its unique take on the world through its City Guides, offering a careful selection of addresses chosen with originality and just a touch of bias. November 2015 sees four completely new cities added to the collection: Bangkok, Chicago, Prague and Rome.

Fully updated, the Paris volume is packed with new addresses, as are London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Beijing, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice. This is year, for the first time, a mobile App will be available (as of November 2015) to complement the collection of City Guides. Easy to use, in one click you’ll be as well- informed as any local!

Special guest contributors, secret addresses, city walks, cultural events: it’s the full City Guide perspective. Fluent, intuitive… Your route to the best possible travel experience. 25 cities available for iPhone and iPad, selected contents free to download, US$9.99 per city from the App Store.

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2016 App

Louis Vuitton on City Guides continues it’s commitment to providing readers with a comprehensive guide to their favorite cities. The App will also offer instant updates. Hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, tea rooms, stores, spas, antique shops, designers, museums, galleries… Headings are the same as in the original books, so the traveller can find the essence of the City Guides in this touchscreen version, with a special place for personal experience, snapshots of city life, detailed descriptions of places to go and a genuinely personalised approach to each city using interactive links and localisation.

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Free access to the app kiosk – As a taster before you travel, Louis Vui on offers a free selection of addresses and content for every guide. The Kiosk also provides access to the complete chargeable catalogue covering 25 cities around the world, available in French and English. The App is fully accessible offline.

Explore 25 World Cities with an Intuitive an Personal Approach

THE ADDRESS BOOK – Each guide is on sale for US$9.99 from the App Store and lists almost 500 regularly updated addresses. With a single tap you can call or access the company’s website,
and direct map access makes it easy to find each destination. Users can share practical info by email, text or social networking, to recommend an address to a friend.

MAP AND SEARCH ENGINE – It’s a snap to find any address on these easy-to-read maps, available offline. In location-aware mode, you can see all nearby businesses and points of interest, zoom in and refine your results by topic. With the search engine, you can switch to list mode.

FAVORITES – Create and view your address book of favourites at any time.

SEND A POSTCARD – Send your loved ones a photo from your camera or from the guide’s gallery of pictures. Personalize your postcard and share your travel memories by using the filter in the color of each city.

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To complement the new Louis Vuitton City Guide App,Louis Vuitton has produced a small leather case with the Monogram pattern, designed to protect your iPad and iPhone. Available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new cases come in four extra colors inspired by the city collection: blue for Paris, yellow for Rome, red for Beijing and pink for Tokyo. An essential fashion accessory, not only elegant but also the perfect way to personalize your iPhone when you are travelling.

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For nomads moving from city to city or for the armchair traveller, the Louis Vui on City Guide has produced a special limited edition box set.

The 15 world cities featured this year are collected in a beautiful lacquered wood case in a choice of three bright colours: Bangkok blue, Rome yellow and Prague pink. The clean lines of this box set will delight any traveller with a discerning eye.

Available exclusively in Louis Vuitton stores.

Independent Contributors all Keen Observers
This new collection of guides for the world’s most exciting cities would not have been possible were it not for our excellent team of 50 contributors, supported by unrivalled editors, translators, copy editors, editorial assistants, production experts and many other professionals. Expert wordsmiths and seasoned communicators are behind every guide in the collection.

To capture the heart and spirit of each city, Louis Vuitton reaches out to journalists, writers, major figures in the world of arts and letters, many of whom divide their time between two cities and whose work often appears in the most prestigious newspapers and magazines. Several authors often collaborate on one city, as is the case for Bangkok, Chicago, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Istanbul, Milan and Shanghai. Their contributions, joined with those of artists, businesspeople, creative geniuses of various stripes, all backed by the authority and experience of Louis Vuitton, make each City Guide a publication like no other – original, offbeat and invaluable. Bursting with curiosity, cosmopolitan, irreverent, playful and literary, each guide reflects the personalities of its contributors.

All of them are astute observers of life and wear their vast cultural knowledge with ease and elegance. They have the rare gift of being able to appreciate both the frivolous and the essential, seeking out what is truly magnificent in the many little pleasures each city has to offer.

A Personal View of the City from a Special Guest

Each Louis Vuitton City Guide includes the participation of a special guest contributor, who all speak from personal experience of their home cities. Local celebrities or insiders, they take the reader on a personal exploration of their city, along the way sharing tips on their favorite spots: a first person singular initiation to the city. At various points throughout the guides and at the end of each chapter, these guest contributors open their personal address books and divulge several secret preferred haunts.

For example, Prince M.L. Poomchai Chumbala suggests some of the elegant highlights to discover in Bangkok, while the film director Ivan Zachariáš takes the reader for a stroll around his favorite parts of central Prague. Catherine Colonna, French ambassador to Rome, paints a highly personal picture of the Eternal City and Naomi Beckwith, a curator at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, creates a fascinating portrait of her city. Plus there is the very talented interior designer Faye Toogood in London, the great director Takeshi Kitano in Tokyo, the actor Guillaume Gallienne and his wife Amandine in Paris. Some singular new voices offering an entertaining and unexpected look at the cities they love.

Noted Photographers Capture Views of Each City Exclusively for Louis Vuitton

The Louis Vuitton on City Guides have always placed special emphasis on the finely crafed contributions of their authors, supporting them in their quest to find just the right words and an appropriately elegant style to reveal the soul of each city. Without departing in any way from this philosophy, the City Guides now include photographic contributions to o er their readers an additional perspective, not merely to illustrate the text.

The photography collective Tendance Floue has produced a new series of images for the City Guides and some exclusive photographs for the Louis Vui on City Guide App which are proposed
in the Scenic Route chapter. The collective’s photographers sensitively capture the charms and distinctive allure of destination in original ways.

Founded in 1991, Tendance Floue, a collective of thirteen photographers sees itself as a laboratory, exploring the world and working together to open up new horizons and diversify approaches in contemporary photography. Apart from the personal aspect of their work, Tendance Floue’s members have all taken on the shared goal of contributing to a wider photographic mission. By joining, combining, comparing and contrasting their images, they move their work beyond the limits of individual creation to something entirely new. Tendance Floue looks behind every door, experiments with all techniques and processes used in contemporary photography, without taboos.

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The Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag

Handbags

Louis Vuitton has served up some great bags as of late. Rapid recall of a few of our favorites: TheDora, The Garance, and The Petite Malle. PurseBop even speculates that the Louis Vuitton Capucinescould reach classic status.

Today, we excitedly introduce a new LV bag with some promising potential: The Louis Vuitton City Steamer

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History and Specs

The Louis Vuitton City Steamer first appeared in the Cruise 2016 runway show and received lots of hype immediately after its debut. The City Steamer finally arrived in stores at the beginning of this month, and the buzz still hasn’t stopped. What’s all this talk about? The LV City Steamer just looks a little too familiar…some may say, very Birkin-esque. Before you can decide whether you’re yay or nay on the Birkin similarities, let’s take a closer look…

The City Steamer is a modernized version of LV’s original steamer luggage bag. The bag is very structured and roomy, which make it very functional for carrying travel essentials and other business documents. Adding to the travel element of City Steamer, the bag features an engraved padlock in the center and an embossed luggage tag. Other functional features include a double zip enclosure and a detachable shoulder strap. The City Steamer comes in 3 different sizes, PM, MM, and GM.

Creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere seemed to carefully design the City Steamer with a clear purpose in mind. Overall, the City Steamer is very sleek, minimalistic, and appropriately functional. The exterior details that are present don’t detract from the bag’s silhouette. The handles have the same attachments as the Dora bag and the gold padlock dangles elegantly from the middle. With various sizes and leather options, the LV City Steamer can hold its own in daytime or evening occasions.

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Prices

Style Price in USD
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM $3,550
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM $4,100
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM $4,400
Louis Vuitton City Steamer Studded PM $5,750

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City Steamer vs. Birkin

From first glance, the City Steamer may scream “Birkin”especially if you focus on the gold padlock. However, as far as the silhouette itself, if the City Steamer does mimic the Birkin, it only does so innocuously. The bag’s rectangular shape is fairly common as seen by the structured bag trend this year. It’s hard to decide whether we should have a grievance with the gold padlock or not. Instead of asking “Does the City Steamer look too much like the Birkin?”, a better question to ask is: “Is the City Steamer special enough for us?”

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The verdict is up to you: LV City Steamer – YAY OR NAY?

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag

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Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 City Bags Ad Campaign Featuring Michelle Williams

Louis Vuitton News

Following her highly successful debut as the face of Louis Vuitton, actress Michelle Williams is back this spring in a second advertising campaign spotlighting three key city bags: the new Lockit, the Capucines, and the iconic Alma.

Photographed once again by Peter Lindbergh, whose sensitive portraits embodied the spirit of the first campaign, Michelle Williams is here revealed in a new light, bringing her special acting talents to bear as she projects three different facets of femininity in a series of visuals styled by Carine Roitfeld.

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For the Lockit, Louis Vuitton’s contemporary reinterpretation of its classic 1950s design, Michelle Williams is the essence of the stylish, self-confident Parisienne. Her nonchalant poses reflect the understated elegance of the new day bag in supple Veau Cachemire leather, which is featured in chic pastel shades. For the Alma, the actress is in playful spirits, showcasing the bag’s eye-popping colors of Epi leather as she perches on a pile of trunks. The ladylike Capucines, meanwhile, is ideally complemented by a more restrained, sophisticated mood.

From the compelling combination of force and fragility of the first campaign, to the vibrant contrasts of this second outing, Michelle Williams – as she has done so many times on screen – makes her own her latest role as the multi-faceted Louis Vuitton woman.

First rising to prominence in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain (2005), Michelle Williams went on to give critically acclaimed performances in films such as Synecdoche, New York (2008), Shutter Island (2010), and My Blue Valentine (2010). In 2011, her performance as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn earned her a Golden Globe and her third Oscar nomination. Michelle Williams has finished filming Suite Française, which is based on the award-winning novel by Irène Némirovsky, discovered decades after the writer’s death in Auschwitz.

The new Louis Vuitton advertising campaign with Michelle Williams will break in the May 2014 issues of magazines worldwide.

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