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Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibition | A Recap . . .

LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com This past week I had the pleasure of attending the Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibit in Hollywood. The self guided exhibit was held in a beautiful building with a maze of rooms housing different interactive references of video, clothing and images from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2015 runway show. The free exhibit allowed visitors a glimpse into the vision of LV designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, and the process behind the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear line (the actual runway show was held during Paris Fashion Week last October).

Upon entering, we were greeted with a huge 3D LV logo made of parallel standing, bright red neon lights in glass panels. The logo is modeled after the monogrammed seals used on the original LV steamer trunks of old . . .

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LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com The next room held large scale holograms of models from the show. The large scale presentation in these first two initial rooms was really magnificent and modern . . .

LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com There were references and images of some of the muses of the collection as well as models and actresses wearing the collection . . .

LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com In the middle of the exhibit there was a large screening room with ongoing video footage on both sides of the room showing the actual crafting of Louis Vuitton handbags and clothing, The full video was about an hour long and the wall showed a digital clock in Paris time . . .

LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com The accessories gallery was housed in a stark white room, where everything was white, including the mannequins . . . a perfect background to display the new collection’s shoes and bags as well as a few vintage steamer trunks and a monogrammed sales register containing all the orders placed by customers of Louis Vuitton in the year 1927 . . .

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LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com LVSERIES2_thelookbookphilosophy.com The Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibit was very well done with a modern, cool vibe to it. I love that they chose LA as their first stop, and that photos were allowed (what better way to spread the word in this day and age of social media). The exhibit allowed visitors a much more personal interaction with the collection than one would normally achieve, unless they were in attendance at the actual runway show. As an added bonus, there was even a poster room, offering free posters and fun, modern stickers (reminiscent of the kind you stick on steamer trunks and luggage) to guests. LV Series 2 is off to Beijing this week for it’s second stop on the tour.

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Mood Board Mondays: Meet & Greet

Good Morning Monday! This week I am gearing up for another important meeting for my  line. This is the look I am going for. I call it Classic Business Chic. ☺ Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Have an even greater Monday! xo

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Fashion Illustrated: Kareem Iliya

Illustration by Kareem Iliya

I have had a love affair with fashion illustration since I could hold a pen. I toyed with majoring in illustration in school, but my love for design won out. I collect the images of any fashion illustration that catches my eye, however, Kareem Iliya is my all-time favorite illustrator of fashion. His watercolors are works of art, and have appeared in various editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New York Times to name a few. He has even done ad work for several luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Fendi, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. More recently he has illustrated the covers of several F. Scott Fitzgerald books, including The Great Gatsby. One day I hope to commission him to do an original piece for my living room. Then I could gaze at the beauty of his work daily. Check out the slideshow below for more of his treasures.

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all images courtesy of Kareem Iliya

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