Tag Archives: Louis Vuitton

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

My mother-in-law had occasion to travel extensively by sea and by air during the heyday of glamorous voyages. There were porters, matched sets of hard-sided luggage, and ample legroom. She is wont to bemoan the falling standards of today’s travelers. … Continue reading

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Un emballeur

Our house is scheduled to go to settlement in a few days, all going well, and I’m not the only person who’s hoping that there will soon be a sold sign on the lawn. We’ve gotten several mailings from companies who … Continue reading

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Quand le vin est tiré, il faut le boire

Even through the economic downturn in recent years, luxury goods held their own and often prospered. Recently on the French news, they featured the many skilled craftsmen and women of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. The initials stand for Louis Vuitton … Continue reading

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Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre

Fine watches and jewelry also have a Fashion Week. It’s taking place right now. Appropriately, the event takes place in Switzerland, the country synonymous with precise timepieces. It’s a big deal; in 2012, over 100 nations were represented at Baselworld. … Continue reading

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Une archiviste de la mode

Every year, the school where I work has a career day, just like my own high school did when I was sitting on the other side of the desk. They feature all the usual suspects, but they’ve never had fashion … Continue reading

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Un soutien-gorge

Lejaby is back. Just a few months ago, the French lingerie manufacturer was making news for for reasons that were far from uplifting. Right in the middle of the French election campaign, the 82-year-old  company announced that it was closing … Continue reading

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Une valeur sûre

I’m pretty much guaranteed to find a special exhibit to enjoy at the musée des Arts Décoratifs. It’s une valeur sûre (oon valur soor), a “secure value” or we’d say “a sure thing.” This year, there were three interesting exhibits … Continue reading

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Le clou du spectacle

The Louis Vuitton fashion show at the Paris 2012 Spring ready-to-wear show was presented by artistic director Marc Jacobs, who is popularly assumed to be the front runner for the top job at Dior. The fashions, in ice-cream shades of … Continue reading

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Poule de luxe

Forbes magazine just named Bernard Arnault the richest man in Europe and the fourth richest internationally with a fortune estimated at 41 billion dollars. Arnaud is the head of LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate that includes Louis Vuitton, Moët-Hennessy, Veuve … Continue reading

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Bon voyage et bon retour

Louis Vuitton died on February 27, 1892, one hundred and twenty years ago, but his eponymous company is still alive and well. In fact, sales of the fine quality luggage firm regularly top 2 billion a year. He was appointed … Continue reading

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