JULIA NOBIS FOR LOUIS VUITTON ICONOCLASTS MONOGRAM COLLECTION

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We’re almost there.

Louis Vuitton is about to release the Monogram Collection, but before that, they want you to see Julia Nobis’s latest Ad Campaign.

Not too long ago, we wrote an extensive article about the Monogram Iconoclasts Collection and we shared the entire history. But it’s basically a limited series of Monogram Accessories designed by the six world-class renowned designers – Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo.

READ: Louis Vuitton The Icon And The Iconoclasts Celebrating Monogram Ad Campaign

And it’s not just another release, this one is special as you will see handbags crafted from artist that has gathered inspiration and experience around the world.

The most notable is Karl Lagerfeld’s punching bag collection. It also features the Monogram Punching Trunk and though the prices haven’t been published yet, we know it’s going to be expensive.

Okay, let’s drop some information. Ahum, the New York Times Magazine estimated the price to be around $175,000 USD. Yes, you heard it right!

READ: Louis Vuitton Monogram Iconoclasts Bag Collection

But back to Julia Nobi’s Monogram Collection Ad Campaign, it’s a very personal thing. You see, she is spotted taking a selfie picture while carrying the Monogram Travel Shoulder Bag.

She is also featured with Cindy Sherman’s Monogram Studio Trunk in a messy room, Julia is lying on the couch and playing with her parrot.

Then another picture showed her face painted like a clown, with her eyes closed and sitting on the Monogram Studio Trunk (folded) and holding the Monogram Tote Bag.

So what do you think? Would you get one?

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Goyard Saint Louis – The Tote of All Totes

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The Goyard Saint Louis Tote has been on my shopping list for some time. I purchased one for my sister back in May from Barney’s, but could not come to a decision as to the best size for my personal needs. My sister shared with me how much she enjoyed her PM that adding one to my collection was soon inevitable. The only lingering questions were what size and what color to buy? It was in Paris with the girls when I finally made my decision.

Let’s talk about the sizes of the legendary tote. There is a GM and a PM. In my mind they each have distinctly different purposes.

The Saint Louis is the quintessential “hold everything” tote. It has almost no structure, but its basic silhouette and overall lightness makes it extremely versatile. The canvas material, composed from cotton, hemp, and linen, is waterproof and easily cleaned adding to its durability.

Goyard Saint Louis GM Best Uses:

  • Travel Bag: It can easily store a laptop, another bag and accessories, or clothing items.
  • Beach Bag:  The waterproof material makes the Saint Louis perfect for a beach or pool setting. It can easily fit towels, sandals, and outdoor products.

Goyard Saint Louis PM Best Uses:

  • Everyday Bag: It can easily store a wallet, makeup bags, sunglasses, and keys with a little extra wiggle room.
  • Errand Bag: It can easily hold loose papers or a small notebook along with other daily essentials when you’re on the run.
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Purchasing my tote from the Goyard mothership made for another extra special shopping memory in Paris. Follow #pursebopgoestoPARIS on IG.

Not to mention the savings buying it in France made it worthwhile to wait for my trip.

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Region Saint Louis GM
USA $1,795
Europe €1,200
VAT Refund (approx. 10%) - €120
Cost after VAT €1,080
USD Equivalent $1,170

Goyard Saint Louis PM

Region Saint Louis PM
USA $1,560
Europe €1,040
VAT Refund (approx. 10%) - €104
Cost after VAT €936
USD Equivalent $1,014

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I had never seen the beautiful brown exterior packaging. I was only familiar with the yellow dust bag and tissue that came with our Barney’s PM tote for my sister. Snapped a few pictures while packing for my departure from Paris.

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In deciding the ideal size for my needs I asked myself :

  • “when would I use this? “,
  • “what type of places would I take it? “,
  • “what would I need to be able to fit into my tote?”

My answers to my questions:

  • I would use it mostly for travel, road trips, likely shorter domestic flights as there is no zip
  • I could see myself taking it to FL, any beach vacation and somehow I envisioned warmer climates.
  • As the tote alone would never be my only handbag for travel, I carefully considered all the sizes of the other bags the tote would need carry.
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Taking my Goyard GM tote on her maiden voyage to Washington DC. Accessories for the trip and tote contents: Birkin35, Smal Chanel Boy Bag, Hermes Shawl, New Hermes Leather Beret from the Paris H Sale.

Packing for Washington DC: the tote will make it’s maiden voyage fully loaded with my Lady B Vermillion Birkin (details here), Chanel boy bag (details here), Hermes shawl (details here), leather beret from the Hermes Paris sale (details here).

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The birkin35 would be the largest handbag I would need to carry from my collection and it comfortably fits in the GM tote.

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The B35 fits very comfortably in the Goyard GM tote.

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Close -up of bag details. Hermes Vermillion Birkin35. GHW, Hermes So Black Rodeo Charm, Laduree Large Macaroon Key Charm.

Let’s do some Handbag Math…

Goyard Saint Louis GM Price in US: $1,795
Goyard Saint Louis GM Price in Europe: €1,200

Total Price in US: $1,795 + $184 (tax 10.25%) = $1,979 total
Total Price in Europe: €1,200 – €120 (VAT refund 10%) = €1,080 = $1,170 total
What I saved: $1,979 – $1,170 = $809 (~41% savings)

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TSA check point, the birkin travels through security safely tucked into my GM tote.

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Tote with birkin inside sits comfortably on the rolling carry-on. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA.

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Tote sitting safe in the seat in front of me. Chanel boy bag inside the birkin.

I think my next visit to France I might pick up the Anjou Reversible Tote in the PM size as a casual daily bag.  I really liked the leather lining, and it was a  fantastic option, but considerably pricier for a bag to  just carry another bag!

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LOUIS VUITTON VENUS BAG

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Named after the Roman mythological goddess of beauty, love, sex and fertility, the latest Louis Vuitton Venus bag is more than just the name implies. Beautiful, captivating, and desirable, this bag is a sure win to your heart.

The lovely Venus bag took its inspiration from the Steamer bag, a smaller piece purposely designed to be kept inside the luggage trunks by Louis Vuitton himself way back in 1901. Fast-forward to the present time, the Steamer bag is finding its way again back to the halls of fashion. A beauty and a class on its own, the Venus is made up of Monogram canvas with colored cowhide leather trim.

It also has the following features: has microfiber lining, 2 puffed handles, has golden color metallic pieces, with removable shoulder strap, padlock, key bell, outside front and back pockets, central zipped compartment, 2 smartphone pockets and 4 protective bottom studs. Due to its large capacity, the LV Venus bag is the ideal one to take from day-to-office use. It has the following dimensions: 14.6′ x 9.1′ x 5.5′ inches (L x H x W) and retails for $2490 USD at Louis Vuitton boutique stores.

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LOUIS VUITTON PASADENA BAG

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I have something that will create glitter in your eyes. And it’s great news if you’ve been seeking for your favorite shoulder bag but can’t find the one that suits your personality.

Meet the Louis Vuitton Pasadena Bag.

The bag that brings a touch of sweet sophistication to styles from chic to preppy. The Louis Vuitton Pasadena Bag is your companion in all occasions – use it as an everyday bag. Carry it to work, the weekends, when you go shopping or even to the chic evenings. It will certainly not be disappointing.

You see, the Pasadena Bag is covered with Monogram Vernis – Monogram is Louis Vuitton’s most famous print and has proven to be timeless. The Vernis is another beautiful cover that gives your bag a touch of chicness and freshness.

Embossed with calf patent leather, refined with a signature LV twist lock, it’s a charming bag indeed.

The interior features a LV metallic plaque, it’s detailed with gold or silver metallic pieces. The inside also comes with double smartphone pocket.

You can wear the bag in two ways; for the hand-carry options grab the flap-top handle. Or carry it around your shoulder or on your shoulder with the removable leather strap.

Measuring 8.7’ x 5.9’ x 3.5’ inches, priced at $1820 USD or €1320 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.

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LOUIS VUITTON PHENIX BAG

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So let’s play a guess game: ‘This bag reminds you of…’

A new handbag from Louis Vuitton, this beautiful accessory is called: ‘The Phenix Bag’. For the true lady-like, tote it from work to the evening. It’s even perfect for the weekend or in short, as an everyday bag.

We all know how durable and strong the materials are from Louis Vuitton, the Phenix bag is partly designed with the iconic Monogram Canvas. The other part is made in cowhide and sharp colors like red and black.

It’s a modern bag and ideal for work as the interior compartment is large enough to fit every daily-items you need. Refined with golden colour metallic pieces, the two toron handles are for the easy hand-carry. The Louis Vuitton Phenix Bag comes with a long strap for shoulder carry and it features 1 interior zipped pocket and double smartphone pocket.

The PM size is measured 14.6’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ inches (L x H x W), priced at $1960 USD and 1460 euro. The MM size is measured 15.7’ x 10.2’ x 5.9’ inches (L x H x W), priced at $2440 USD and 1880 euro. Available via Louis Vuitton boutique.

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Louis Vuitton Phenix Bags are also available in Epi Leather; the PM size is priced at $2500 USD or €1880 euro, the MM size is priced at $2810 USD or €2080 euro.

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LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM STUDDED ALMA BAG

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The Alma BB Studded Monogram studded bag from Louis Vuitton is the perfect go-to hand accessory for cosmopolitan women who needs an extra flair and style that goes well with their busy schedule. This gorgeous LV creation is said to have drawn its inspiration from the original Art Deco icon which was launched in 1934. With convertible straps that lets you adjust in waist or hip level, this trendy bag can be worn across the body if one prefers to give their hands a rest from holding such a gem.

The Alma BB monogram is the mini-me version of the regular-sized Alma monogram bags which is really perfect for women on-the-go as you can easily stow your smartphone, wallet, keys and make up kit all at once. Whether you take it with you at the office, mall, romantic dinner dates or night out with your girlfriends, you’ll definitely not go out of style with this equally trendsetting LV piece. Sleek and simple in overall design but nevertheless elegant, the Alma BB is no wonder a constant favorite among celebrities like Rihanna, Dianna Agron, Andrea Duro, Jessica Hart and Arizona Muse to name a few.

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