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Spring Shopping Spree at Louis Vuitton

Want to update and spice up your spring wardrobe with some timeless, classic, yet up-to-date and modern accessories? Here is a look at the great classic and ultra luxury brand Louis Vuitton. The brand is known for its iconic travel luggage and signature LV leather goods. Nothing will spiff you up like a pair of über-glam sunglasses and a small piece of fashion jewelry or, of course, a new handbag.

Malle Fleurs - A romantic piece rooted in Louis Vuitton history, the Malle Fleurs is a reinterpretation of an iconic piece created in the 1910s for our very best clients: the flower trunk. The water-resistant metallic tray and Vuittonite lining mean that flowers, water, or soil can be put in the tray without damaging it.

Malle Fleurs- A romantic piece rooted in Louis Vuitton history, the Malle Fleurs is a reinterpretation of an iconic piece created in the 1910s for our very best clients: the flower trunk. The water-resistant metallic tray and Vuittonite lining mean that flowers, water, or soil can be put in the tray without damaging it.

I’m absolutely in love with this Louis à Paris silk scarf, which comes in two colors, and these My Fair Lady sunglasses, which will give you that classic Audrey Hepburn look. I was looking for some fresh spring colors and found these pink beauties for all different budgets (well, they’re clearly on the high end, after all, since it’s one of the premiere luxury brands, but you can find little things à la Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

Here we get into magenta and dark burgundy colors. I especially love this super chic color which Louis Vuitton calls 'amarente' and the iconic Alma bag which comes in four different sizes–PM, BB, Mini and Nano.

I also fell in love with these classic brown and black staple Louis Vuitton colors. Especially the Alma PM in smooth glossy mirror patent leather with iconic monogram canvas. The oversized LV signature that adorns its instantly recognizable shape is embossed. It is perfectly understated and elegant. The Capucines BB handbag in golden jacquard fabric is inspired by the ornate decorative elements of the Baroque style (you know how much I love the rococo and baroque styles). The precious jacquard is produced on a loom that weaves more than 3000 threads into a perfect fabric. Perfect for a night to shine!

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Haute Couture Week Spring 2019 Paris

Rainbows, Mermaids and Marie-Antoinette

To my great delight, there was a plethora of rainbow colors as well as inspiration taken from my favorite period, the Rococo. Rainbows were seen in many collections, subtle-colored sparkling sequins in the case of Ralph & Russo - or more obvious in the collections of Schiaparelli, Georges Hobeika, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rami Kadi and Givenchy. Lagerfeld’s creations came in pastel rainbows. Alexis Mabille even named his show “Rainbow Splash.” Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier dove into the sea for inspiration, while Giorgio Armani and Stéphane Rolland looked to the Art Deco period.

Karl Lagerfeld invites us to the Mediterranean style “Villa Chanel,” a world he calls “lux, serene and calm, not like [the world] now.” Here we celebrate the joy of beauty and of nature.. Inspired by the exhibition “La Fabrique du luxe: Les marchands merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle,” Lagerfeld gives us a modern take on the 18th century world of King Louis XV and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Here we see sumptuous embroideries of resin-preserved flowers, sequins carefully painted by hand, and delicate lace, hand-painted or iced with silicone whorls, giving it the look of Meissen porcelain. Full skirts contrasted with small-bodices remind us of the days of Marie Antoinette.

Stéphane Rolland describes his collection as being “inspired by the 20s and art deco. I started with the era after the war of 1914/18 when there was freedom of expression. People wanted to live. When we see what is happening today, we want to rediscover this freedom. It's this that drove my collection and my way of thinking. I entered inside the Champs-Elysées theatre and voilà, here is the message. All the shapes flow, the body is free. It's not too sexy, its sensible, and very sensual, but at the same time super fragile and with an extreme sensibility and femininity. This is what I truly wanted. ”

Georges Chakra describes his collection as “a fairy-tale. it’s funny, its romantic, it’s poetic, it’s sensual, perfect to escape from everyday worries. The clothes have to have a very well done and excellent finish. There are dresses that use kilometers of tulle, there are frills and bows, so I think that everything that is romantic and sensual is seen throughout the show.”

“I don’t believe in modernist couture,” says Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, “I love couture for what it is—the lightness, the uniqueness.” And that is what we see in Piccioli’s collection, the lightness and uniqueness of flowers. “I have asked the seamstresses of the Atelier to personally name each dress with a name of a flower,” says Piccioli, “or with the emotion brought by the flower itself. I was inspired by the Abécédaire de Flore.” Even many of the models’ eyes are framed in petals to transform them into flower fairies of the 19th-century French artist J. J. Grandville and the 1960s makeup artist Pablo Manzoni. The collection of 65 looks recalls all that we know of Valentino, from the voluminous ball gowns, to the ruffles, to the lace and wallpaper florals, all made relevant for today.

Schiaparelli Haute Couture

Bertrand Guyon of Schiaparelli describes his collection as “almost futuristic, even, because I wanted to work on totally different color combinations inspired by the porcelain of Sèvres, Chantilly and Meissen for the floral section. It’s also very humorous and optimistic.” His embroideries incorporate antique porcelain designs, as well as an astrological pattern from a 17th century star atlas. For futuristic, take a look at his “Meteroid Swarm Cape” or his gigantic, tiered, pink tulle gown.

Giambattista Valli’s trademark tulle explosions, extravagant trains, and fez hats mark his latest collection. Thousands of sparkling Swarovski crystals that crunch under your feet create a feeling of lightness and of Paris at night. Valli describes what led him to become a couturier by reflecting on a photo he’d seen by Helmut Newton, one of models lounging in the couture salon of Yves Saint Laurent. “He captured the atmosphere of the French maisons de la haute couture I was dreaming about when I decided to move to Paris to become a couturier. That attitude only exists here in Paris, a sort of posture of the mind, a nervous silhouette, décomplexée.”

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2019

Pearls, pearls and more pearls mark the revival of the House of Balmain’s haute couture atelier. Giant orbs encircling wrists and carried by hand were emblazoned with the Balmain name, signifying the house’s return. “Here, it’s all about bringing back Balmain to the elegance of la France,” explains designer Olivier Rousteing. “Of course, the house is known for being edgy and sexy and glamorous. Everything you see will give the sense that it’s taken from the ideas of Mr. Balmain,” he continues, adding that the maison’s archives were essential.

“Every color has its own energy,” says designer Alexis Mabille, as he presents his spring collection, appropriately named “Rainbow Splash.” “It’s a rainbow in every sense — freedom of color and freedom of expression.” He completes his rainbow with the full spectrum of colors, from black to neon by way of turquoise, emerald, navy and gold.

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture


For its Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection, Maison Georges Hobeika evokes the timeless essence of the Château de Versailles and the passionate myth of the legendary Marie-Antoinette.

In his Armani Privé collection, “Laquer,” Giorgio Armani brings us the Art Deco aesthetic of the Jazz Age fused with the beautiful red lacquers that are a hallmark of Chinese art.

Zuhair Murad’s “Aquatic Serenade” makes the greatest splash at Haute Couture Week. “The inspiration was all about the sea, the world of the deep sea, the sea from the beaches, from inside and outside,” he explains, adding that his colors are meant to “evoke the feel of ripples on water.” Murad’s palette includes the whole range of ocean colors, from shades of blue dégradé to turquoise to mother-of-pearl.

“I wanted to celebrate the magic of femininity,” says Elie Saab “Oui, c’est le rêve! It’s a dream of luminous mermaids emerging from the waves and promenading along the sea.” Sequins of ocean-blue remind us of the shimmering surface of the sea.“ I wanted to express the brilliance and the glamour of women; I try to enhance their charm with my creations: I look at femininity with my utmost respect. I bring to French haute couture my Mediterranean sensibility, a vision of a woman almost regal in her demeanor.”

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2019

Crush of the Day: Flash Tatoos 'Desert Dweller By Child Of Wild'

Flash Tatoos the original innovative jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for serious (and not so serious) fashionistas. The brand responsible for launching the metallic tattoo craze, Flash Tattoos are perfect for the beach, the pool, parties, festivals, concerts... anywhere you and your skin might be seen having fun. Just apply, glimmer and go!

Channel your inner gypsy, and get Flashy with this new bohemian collection 'Desert Dweller' from Child of Wild. This pack features four beautiful pages of hand drawn designs in an earthy array of metallic gold, silver, black and turquoise colors. Inspired by the nomadic tribes of the desert, the collection includes a variety of traditional Berber-style tattoos, henna-inspired geometric designs, Native American motifs, and many more. Wrap the cobra around the wrist or ankle for an exotic look. Place the thunderbird at the nape of your neck. The possibilities are endless!
 

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Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Desert Dweller

Sheebani is a line of unique henna-inspired temporary tattoos named after Sheebani, the orphan child who was the inspiration for the creation of the The Miracle Foundation. The exotic collection features intricate designs. Wear the shimmering hand art, delicate bands and playful elephants anywhere, whether you’re on your paddleboard in Malibu or laying on the beaches of Bali.

Sheebani

Sheebani

Sheebani

Sheebani

Flash Tatoos partnered with the Rainforest Partnership to bring us a Ilia, colorful collection inspired by the beauty and magic of the rainforest. From electric-hued blooms to the vibrant colors spotted on birds, butterflies and all creatures in between, the neon brights and glistening gold designs featured in this collection are all inspired by the rich color palette found in the Amazon jungle. Declare yourself a BFF of the rainforest by layering the neon friendship bracelets. Apply the feathers down your shoulder and arms for a display that will make a Bird of Paradise jealous, and make a style statement with the layered necklace. The options are endless!

Ilia

Ilia

Ilia

Ilia

The first collection to introduce color alongside Flash Tattoos' signature metallic designs, the Isabella collection features a feminine mix of jewelry-inspired designs in a bold blue, soft green and gold hues. Inspired by the vibrant color palette of the Mediterranean and the region’s ancient, yet timeless, architecture, it’s the perfect collection to add a little whimsy and spice to classic looks - whether it’s jeans and a tee or a cocktail dress. An original ‘something blue’ for brides, as well!

Isabella

Isabella

Isabella

Isabella

Goldfish Kiss H20 is a line of innovative jewelry-inspired temporary metallic tattoos for all you sandy, saltwater-loving gals. With Hawaii’s sun-kissed beaches serving up some seriously awesome inspiration, surfer babe and designer Rebekah Steen designed a collection that is giving us a serious case of island envy. Check out these cute flamingos and baby pineapples!

Goldfish Kiss H20

Goldfish Kiss H20

Goldfish Kiss H20

Goldfish Kiss H20

Available at Flash Tatoo.com  and Sephora.

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