Can you imagine a steam engine train pulling onto a runway, inside Paris’ Cour Carrée, with models deboarding in 19th century travel heritage inspired looks? And each with their own porter carrying luggage? Well, it happened – and in the most dramatic fashion. With giant jeweled brooches as buttons for coats, oversized hats by Stephen Jones, and layered kaleidoscopic-like prints, Marc Jacobs’s show stopping collection for Louis Vuitton was ornate and richly detailed. Just when you thought last season‘s carousel-themed presentation couldn’t be topped . . .
The M/V Aria is certainly not your average cruise ship. Custom built by architect Jordi Puig, the 147 foot luxury cruise line explores and navigates through the remote waters of the northern Amazon River in Peru. The M/V Aria features 16 specially designed cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows, each with outward facing panoramic views. How ideal would it be to reserve the entire ship for a family reunion or set sail with 30 of your closest friends?!
Yesterday at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld upped the ante with yet another imaginative and sensational spectacle – this time with crystals as the prominent theme. Rich-toned, dark hued ensembles were embellished with crystal adorned hems, epaulets, heels, and accessories. Lesage, the legendary couture embroidery house, created bejeweled strips that boldly defined models’ eyebrows. Far out and extraordinary.
Honestly…WTF?! I need to stay in this half graffiti and half stark white room, created by artist Tilt, in the Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France. Each year, the hotel commissions artists, graphic designers, and painters to redesign five rooms inside the hotel. Each artist is given full “carte blanche” to do as they please. The idea is to offer artists a three-dimensional canvas and for hotel guests to experience art first hand. I must make it there within the year, before it’s gone!