Monday, March 10, 2014
Anyone that knows me should know that they will be hard pressed to find me going to work, going for groceries or going to dinner without a Louis bag in tote. Thanks to Kanye West and exposure to jet-setting Americans at the US Terminal where I held my part-time job during high school, I have been a looooong time fan of the world famous leather goods manufacturer. So you can imagine my delight when the illustrious Nicolas Ghesquière was named Creative Director for the massive fashion powerhouse. Although Marc Jacobs had a giant impact on the brand and has bridged the gap between trunks and luggage to ready-to-wear and accessories, I think the time was right for some fresh European talent to touch the world-renowned Louis Vuitton. And while Nicolas is still dealing with some type of legal issues resulting from his departure from Balenciaga, no one can argue the immense impact he had on that atelier. But alas, I digress. At the Louis Vuitton RTW FW14 show in Paris last week, Ghesquière remained true to Louis Vuitton's classic aesthetic of finely crafted and label heavy handbags, while subtly and tactfully injecting his own tell-tale play with architectural clean lines. Classic bags like the Speedy and the Alma were both re-introduced but it also felt like they were being paid homage to, and in the same token, Nicolas debuted a new handbag, the Petite Malle bag, which is a miniture LV trunk. Innovation in leather, suede and skin treatment left me longing for more and more of these lust-worthy bags. No matter what Célines or Wangs happen to be the current "IT" bag, nothing will ever beat a gorgeously designed and world-coveted Louis Vuitton. Click READ MORE below for a plethora of more photos of these new runway bags.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Almost two years ago, my wicked girlfriend made a pretty giant investment into my scent reservoir. I have always been intrigued and drawn to a wide selection of fragrances because my dad always, always sprayed a new scent every day before he went to work, and as most things about being a respectable man and husband I have learnt from him, I naturally bought many fragrances when I graduated high school. It was years later that I discovered the allure of a fine French scent, one which cost considerably more then your Armani and Gucci scents. Enter Creed, the fragrance of royalty which has garnered me a million compliments with just one fine spritz in the morning. And, now, enter its companion, a body soap to ensure that the true scent of Creed is in my very pores! Thank you once again, wicked girlfriend, for ensuring I smell on point.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
I said, now I don't need a model / now I don't need a debutante
Just be a tough act to follow / you know, a free spirit, with a wild heart
I said I just want someone real / someone true I said I just want someone else - MIGUEL
Friday, March 07, 2014
Everyone should have some knowledge and know-how about the illustrious (and sometimes controversial) world of diamonds, and who better to become acquainted with then the great Mr. Harry Winston? As we age, and the amount of taxes we pay to the government increases, so should our tastes in music, jewels and homes, don't you think?
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Boots: BCBG, Booties: BURBERRY
No matter the season, the temperature, the occasion or the venue, one should never have the excuse of inadequate footwear. Designers from all price-points have created beautiful shoes to suit any budget and any occasion. Case in point, pictured above, a knee-length suede round-toe boot and a leather almond-toed lace-up bootie - both perfect for a leisurely brunch or a stroll to the mall, and both under $800CAD. How can you go wrong?