Paris is always a good idea!
It's an even better idea when it is with one of the oldest and most prestigious fashion houses in Paris, Louis Vuitton.
Romanticism is so overpowering in Paris, getting lost between one petite rue after another and finding yourself in poetically perfect gardens is the dream, that is the allure of Paris.
With Louis Vuitton we embarked on such reveries on our first day in Paris, we started at Place Colette dressed in deep burgundy culottes and a navy blue cape sweater from the pre-fall 2013 collection and the roomiest fuchsia Lockit bag. The Lockit is discreet, it is an ideal bag for city dwellers and travellers because it could fit everything but the kitchen sink!
We then ventured into what almost feels like the secret gardens of Paris hidden behind La Comédie Française to the Jardin Palais Royal. Saying it is beautiful is an understatement, the richness of the gardens and the walls surrounding the garden speak of so loudly of the events of yesteryear. You can't help but feel like you'll be transported a la Woody Allen in Midnight in Paris!
Our next stop was Pont Alexandre III, possibly if not certainly, one of the most ornate (overdressed) bridges in the world! To which we wore an equally ornate and overdressed Louis Vuitton look from pre-fall. This was probably one of our favorite looks as it ticks all the overdressed boxes, midi length bordeaux coloured sequined dress worn with a short sleeve sequined embellished angora sweater and over the knee leather boots. Perfection.The Alma BB in Monogram Vernis was the perfect addition to the look, not to mention that the Alma is one of our all-time favorite handbags.
Of course no trip to Paris is ever complete without visiting the landmark Louis Vuitton Champs-Élysées boutique. After being shown around the shop floor we were quickly whisked away to the haute maroquinerie salon where all the customised Louis Vuitton bags are made, the choices of leather colours and exotics are limitless.
It is the pinnacle of Louis Vuitton’s craftsmanship and the ultimate shopping experience. The exclusive service allows one to create a unique bag of their own, by choosing the style, the leather and the color according to preference. Owning an haute maroquinerie bag is one of the highest most refined forms of luxury.
After gawking at all the leather options and dreaming of the perfect customisation…a trip into a black elevator took us to the rooftops of where fashion meets art.
We were in an exquisite Louis Vuitton by Nicholas Ghesquiere Fall Winter 2013 look carrying the ever so special Petite Malletage and wearing over the knee leather boots.
Just before parting the store we said goodbye with an incredibly shaped redder than red Doc BB Epi. Thank you Louis Vuitton for an incredible day one!
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All photos by the wonderfully talented Aldo Sperber