Angelina Jolie Looks Fabulous As New Face of LV – Who Cares If She`s Wearing Makeup!

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Well, it`s official. Angelina Jolie is the new celebrity face of Louis Vuitton. The world`s most famous luxury brand can now add to its list of smiling faces behind its core values campaign, the woman who`s perhaps the most famous actress-activist in the world. The only question is why it took this long? She`s perfect in the role!

The ad features Jolie contemplative and relaxed on a wooden boat in Cambodia, the country she`s adored ever since filming the Lara Croft movie there, and where she adopted her most recent child, Maddox, with hubby Brad Pitt. They`ve also started a very large charity in Maddox`s name in Cambodia.

What`s strange about the whole situation is the mindless gossip floating around about whether or not she`s wearing makeup, whether or not her bare feet are flattering to her, and whether or not it`s really her own six year old Louis Vuitton Alto Monogram in the picture.

Frankly, it`s absolutely obvious that she is wearing makeup in the picture, but who cares? Yes, the photo shoot (shot by long time LV photographer Annie Leibovitz) is meant to depict a natural situation, but I mean really, when would a huge celebrity ever allow herself to be photographed without makeup? For an ad that will be shown all over the world in ten thousand different publications? Dream on!

I for one think it`s more interesting that she`s decided to donate a large portion of her payment (rumored to be $10 million) to charity, likely to the Maddox Jolie-Pitt fund, of course. Also the fact that Maddox and three more of her children were at the photo shoot, apparently horse-playing just out of the shot. Or how about that she chose the location in Cambodia to draw further attention to the struggle that the people are going through there.

I think it`s admirable, and after all she looks fabulous, at ease, and chic. So, it is just a fashion advertisement, but good fashion is about more than that, and there`s no harm in her attempt to use that power for a little more…it`s just too bad people can`t get over the makeup question!

Reality alert…she is wearing makeup, and so am I!!

What do you think about Angelina as the face of Louis Vuitton?

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Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Grumpy with the Paparazzi, Pleased with Her New Louis Vuitton Bag

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Sarah Jessica Parker carries a yellow Louis Vuitton bag in NYC (5)

Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker, about to treat a nearby paparazzo to some very creative hand gestures while walking her son to school in New York City. On her arm is a sunny yellow Louis Vuitton W Bag with flocked monogram motifs. The W is a new LV bag for this season; it’s so new, it’s not even available online yet, but we know that Sarah’s all-leather PM version retails for $4,400. Be sure to check out the rest of SPJ’s extra luxe bag stash in “The Many Bags of Sarah Jessica Parker”.

Amanda just recently introduced our readers to the Louis Vuitton W a couple weeks. The bag comes in several different varieties of mixed coated canvas, tonal leather, and inventive motifs. There’s also at least one edition of the bag that features no monograms at all! (GASP!) Despite my general distaste for monograms, I really like this bag in some of its darker, more subtle variations.

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To The Beach! The Best Replica Beach Bags Of The Year

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Beach time is here! This weekend I`m doing nothing but lounging at Miami Beach. It`s been in the plans for months…that in mid June I would spoil myself with new sunglasses, sandals, bikini and most importantly, a new stunning beach bag, and park myself in the sand to watch the people go by, the waves come in, and the hot sun go across the sky. Well, the time has come, no doubt about it. To the beach!

Don`t worry, I was thinking about you all too when I was researching for my new beach bag! I`ve been on the case since spring, looking for the best bets for this Summer`s sunshine chills. Here are the best of the best:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley Straw Tote

Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley Straw Tote

Wow. Greet the sun with a yellow glow of your own. This Marc Jacobs creation is like a little effigy of summer, in warm, glowing yellow straw and leather. I love the wow factor of this bag. Do it best with a neutral tone one-piece or bikini, some classic shades and some straw or cork sandals.

Louis Vuitton Tuareg Blue

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This is a great choice for those toting more around, like mothers or those among us who can`t help but bring forty things with us to the beach. (You know who you are!) I like it in blue detail, but this LV collection, as many of you know is available in various different shades. This one is also available in replica FYI, and you can get it right here

Ralph Lauren Natural Straw Basket

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It`s not so often I suggest a Ralph Lauren bag, as they`re often sort of neither here nor there in my opinion – for simple things though, they`re lovely. This is a great example. What a fresh and airy tote this is. I love the natural straw tone, and the sort of yacht trip kind of style of this bag. It`s chic without being smarmy.

Bottega Veneta Woven Ostrich Tote

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This is a bit more of a color stretch. A plum tote could be a lot to handle, but I think it`s just fabulous. It just takes a little more preplanning in terms of coordination. This is simply stunning weaved ostrich leather. The detailing is spectacular, and this one is also available in a lovely replica.

Valentino Landscapes Bow Tote

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Here`s one for the daring darlings out there. Bored of my other choices? Try this Valentino number out. Wow! The bow detail is naughty vinyl on a shiny cotton exterior. This is a risk, sure, but most of all it`s just fun! What more do you want from a beach bag? I`d love to see some ladies rocking this one at the beach.

So, you know where to find me this weekend. I`ll be lounging at Miami Beach…I`ll be the one with a Marc Jacobs on one arm, and the Ralph Lauren on the other! Which bag will you be wearing on your beach getaway?

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Louis Vuitton Still The World`s Most Powerful Luxury Brand

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Well there were definitely some surprises on the Forbes top ten richest luxury brands list that was just recently released. One thing that came as no surprise was of course, the fact that Louis Vuitton ranked number 1…again. It seems I`m not the only one whose favorite fashion house is LV!

The List:

Louis Vuitton $19.4B
Hermes, $7.86B
Gucci, $7.449B
Cartier, $5.327 B
Rolex, $5.269 B
Hennessy, $4.997 B
Moet & Chandon, $4.570 B
Fendi, $3.422 B
Burberry, no total value listed

LV has placed number one for the last decade as the largest, most profitable brand, with the greatest overall net worth, calculated to be, ready for this, $19.4 Billion. The next highest was a surprise to many – Hermès, with a mere fraction of LV`s worth at $7.86 billion. This is where it got kinda strange and has spawned a lot of commentary from the fashionistas – In third place was Gucci, while C crawled up to fourth, followed by luxury watch mega-name Rolex. Those with loyalties to C (which I`d often count myself among) were surprised to see their favorite fashion house beat out by Gucci and Hermès.

The fact is though that C`s bags are often in an entirely higher price bracket than Gucci and LV, which makes them more of a specialty purchase for a smaller part of the population. That of course doesn’t explain Hermès, whose bags are often the most expensive of all. The Hermès brand apparently had a 41% jump in profit in 2010 which will surely help convince LVMH, who own not only LV but also the 7th and 8th place companies Moet & Hennessey, that it`s time to make their move and buyout Hermès like they`ve been talking about doing for the last couple years.

A nice surprise for me was that Burberry squeezed onto the top ten this year. Ominously missing were Prada and Dior among others.

What do you make of LV`s popularity? Does it reduce the appeal?

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag

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With Louis Vuitton’s renewed interest in high-dollar, logo-wary customers has come a bevy of new products that are set to take the brand in a new, more sophisticated direction for Fall 2013. First came the wide-gusseted W Bag, which had commenter reactions seemingly split right down the middle, and now we have the Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag, which borrows the name and a detail or two from a classic Vuitton bag but expands on them to form something ladylike and luxurious.

We first spotted this bag on the arm of Angelina Jolie a couple of weeks ago, and it’s a perfect pick for her style – neutral, elegant, understated. The bag is an important addition to Vuitton’s lineup, because not only is it all leather (which appeals to Vuitton’s desired clientele and allows the brand to price it prohibitively for aspirational customers), but its minimally branded. The LV that you see above is totally optional, and if the wearer prefers, it can be covered by a flap that’s tucked inside in promotional photos. Instead of the well-known letters, it bears a more subtle star motif that plays a secondary role in the iconic Vuitton monogram print. It’s still LV, but it’s not a literal LV, which is an important distinction for many of the most high-end customers.

The bag comes in two sizes, MM and GM, with a 1.5 inch difference in width between them (14.2 for the MM, 15.7 for the GM) and a price difference of $450 ($5,150 vs. $5,600). That kind of pricing puts the brand firmly in Hermes territory, a comparison that Vuitton is likely hoping to draw with its new leather offerings and their attendant prices. Currently, the GM only comes in two colors (black and red), while the MM comes in a range of six shades, including one that’s strikingly similar to Hermes’ signature orange. The bags’ hardware varies between silver and gold, depending on the leather color. Check out some of our favorite versions below or get more information about both the MM and GM versions via Louis Vuitton.

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Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Ieoh

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The Ieoh is a messenger bag that is named after the Chinese-born American architect Ieoh Ming Pei who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983 which is considered to be the highest distinction in the field of architecture.

Did you know that the bags from the Damier Graphite collection are all named after architects who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize? Now you know!

The Ieoh offers tons of storage space. It has a double zipper pocket in the front and a large main compartment with zip top closure. It also has a leather shoulder strap with adjustable buckle and link attachments. This bag along with the other Damier Graphite bags has smooth leather trim and polished silver metal hardware which contrasts the color of the bag which makes it very modern and elegant.

The Ieoh measures 13.9″x 11″x 6.3″ and is available for $1,330 at eLuxury and at Louis Vuitton stores near you.

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