by The Author on April 27th, 2008
So while digging the Internets for more information on LV’s upcoming launch of the Monogram Camouflage line, I happened to hit on Fashioniseme.com’s exclusive image of an upcoming “Speedy (?)” in the camouflage print that was provided by Karen Kooper.com.I’m not totally sure if that is the Speedy or not but it’s definitely got that “handbag-I-can-hold” look and feel. And the outfit and shoes – the ensemble is to-die-for – can we talk? LoL
I’m not into the “fru-fru” handbags that try to be like “Look at me and hate me” ‘cuz I just think that’s a desperate call for attention to yourself. That said, I like how this handbag takes fashion to a whole different level. It’s like “bling” without trying to make it say you’re wearing “bling”. And because it’s definitely got this whole “Street Chic” look to it, it’s aces in my book. All I need now is some Louis Vuitton Blason and I’m set!
All I want to know is how much am I going to have to save up to get it and will my government rebate check cover it? I’m crossing my fingers that this bag is as dirt cheap as the Neverfull although I think that that’s too much wishful thinking at this stage. It’ll probably be somewhere in the $1,600-$1900 USD pricerange. Call your local LV store to find out or ask the good folks at the Brooklyn Museum Louis Vuitton boutique.
by The Author on April 10th, 2008
Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner wasn’t the only one causing controversy at the Brooklyn Museum’s gala celebration for the Takashi Murakami retrospective last Thursday night. Some attendees say Jamie Snow, wife of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, was rather boorish in her accumulation of freebies at the event.
Each diner at the gala was entitled to one special edition technicolor fiberglass placemat designed by the trendy artist, but it seems Snow’s sense of entitlement was big enough to accommodate eight of the souvenirs, which she snatched from abandoned place settings and had autographed by Murakami after dinner. The mats have been sold for up to $1,000 on eBay by revelers who took them from previous events.
When some attendees at Thursday’s gala realized they missed out on the placemats, they went crying to Snow for one of her eight. According to Radar, she had little sympathy: “You guys really should have acted faster. This is Brooklyn!” Other placemat pleas reportedly elicited responses such as, “You snooze, you lose, buddy. Forget it.” And when her husband, the borough president, was asked to intervene, he responded with a shrug: “Just try being married to her.”
The Daily News confirmed the contretemps with Snow, who admitted it was “a little true.” So Marty Markowitz has vowed to sell the placemats to raise funds for Camp Brooklyn, a program that sends low-income kids to camp. “She didn’t steal, she didn’t thieve, she didn’t take from anyone else,” Markowitz told the News.
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