Sunday, 6 May 2012

Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs Exhibition

Whilst in Paris, on my last day I had some time to fill before catching my flight. Fighting temptation to go shopping, I decided to see what was on at the Textiles museum and found that there was a Louis Vuitton exhibition on, Perfect!

I always want to knowhow 'big name' designers got started, so it was interesting to read that Vuitton started out by interning with a local trunkmaker before starting making his own trunks which evolved into the high fashion luggage collection which we see today. It pays to get experience!

The exhibition has several fabulous displays of Vuitton's fashion lines, and the later collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Here are a few snaps of the displays, which include some rather interesting styling of the mannequins!


Saturday, 5 May 2012

A flying visit to Paris ♥

I have been a little quiet on the blogging front lately, whilst making some decisions and plans for the future of Laced With Love.

I recently made a trip to Paris to get some thinking space, time out and to take in the breathtaking french charm which I find so inspiring.

Monmatre is my favourite area of Paris, for it's bustling streets full of fabrics and fine bakeries (with crepes to die for). Not to mention the Basilica de Sacre Coeur which happens to have beautiful weather whenever I have visited there.

I thought that staying in Monmatre would be a great idea, although I did not realise how hilly this area is. Rather than taking the uphill cobbled street route each time I returned to my hotel, I took the back route via the Basilica which meant climbing the hundreds of steps to the top, although the view more than made up for it.

The friendly hotel staff upgraded me to a top floor room so that I had the best view over the city.

From my hotel view I could spot the Eiffel tower, which added a bit of Parisian charm to my stay.

Now that I am back from Paris, feeling refreshed, inspired and all stocked up on beautiful silk and trims. I can't wait to get back in the studio and create the vision I have for Laced With Love.