How lucky is Susie, of Style Bubble, to have been one of the few people invited to visit Louis Vuitton‘s original workshop in the Parisian suburb of Asnières? From 1859 to 1977, the Asnières workshop was Vuitton’s sole production facility and two adjacent homes were where generations of the Vuitton family resided. So fascinating, right?! In addition to all the luxurious vintage trunks, I’m smitten with the gorgeous Art Nouveau details, from one of my favorite periods in decorative art and history. Be sure to check out the rest of Susie’s tour and a peek inside the atelier as it functions today.
Australian brand We Are Handsome is dipping into floral for the first time in their fifth collection, which is appropriately titled The Romantic. My favorite is the Secret Garden suit, splashed with blooming wildflowers and sassily dotted with tiny puppy heads throughout. The pets pictured on the prints actually belong to the staff of We Are Handsome, which makes their designs so darn likable and charming. I can’t wait until the collection hits stores next month as I’ve been searching for a one piece that doesn’t remind me of something my mother could own.
Ryan & Sheri Killackey have created this stunning time lapse film, composed of over 10,000 photographs, of our Golden State. The imagery is breathtaking – especially paired with the music by The Cinematic Orchestra, one of my all time favorite bands.
The cavernous chamber of the Galerie Courbe in the Grand Palais was temporarily transformed into a magical backdrop for Chanel‘s new Metiers d’art collection, inspired by India’s Maharajas and lavish palaces. Tables were set with tiers of fruits, sweets, and flowers. Models, with khol-rimmed eyes, donned jeweled tikkas down the middle of dreadlocked hair. And this is just a sliver of the many extravagant details. Check out the beautiful footage below and see how pieces from the collection came together at embroidery house Lesage and button and jewelry atelier Desrues.
I have absolutely fallen in love with The Kooples‘ ad campaign, which features real-life couples looking drop-dead cool and outfitted in interchangeable separates by Kooples, of course. A bit of rock ‘n’ roll with a British edge, the line was founded by three French brothers who turned to Saville Row for their iconic ateliers. Saville Row is a street in Mayfair, London, made famous for its bespoke tailoring. If fact, the term “bespoke” is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. Check out the rest of the too-sweet videos from their campaign here!
Photography duo Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner, of New York-based Floto + Warner, choose abandoned buildings and the stark landscape of the Nevada desert for their latest photo series. The video is especially mesmerizing, with colorful smoke moving along to Bon Iver’s moody Holocene.