Louis Vuitton Exhibition: Volez,Voguez, Voyagez

Louis Vuitton Exhibition: Volez,Voguez, Voyagez

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Wearing: Zara top & pants | Nasty Gal harness (50% off right now!) | JustFab booties [First pair is $15! Mine are sold out 😦 ] | Ann Taylor bag 

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The Louis Vuitton exhibition in New York City is a must see if you happen to be in the City between now and January 7th 2018! The exhibition is hosted within the American Stock Exchange Building in FIDI (financial district) 86 Trinity Place to be exact and the best part is that it’s free and open to the public!

As told on the House’s website, the exhibition retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. A story told through the portraits of its founders, as well as those who today are inventing the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.

This historic journey, designed by Robert Carsen, is divided into ten chapters, one of which is entirely devoted to the United States of America and New York City. The tour opens with the most symbolic object of the House: the trunk, a model fashioned with contemporary flair, embodying the iconic hallmarks and bold spirit of Louis Vuitton. The exhibition features objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton heritage archives, as well as select articles on loan from the Palais Galliera and the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. The exhibition concludes with a display devoted to the savoir-faire of the artisans in the Louis Vuitton workshops.

A dear friend of mine who works for the exhibition invited me along for a guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable docent. She narrated for us the brand’s 160-year history of trunks and travel items. Many rooms are themed after different modes of transportation. The House of Louis Vuitton innovatively created trunks, hand bags, and luggage for every new travel invention. One of the first rooms displays a soaring sailboat mast and endless ocean backdrops to portray the luggage used when traveling by boat. The room is filled with variations on the steamer bag, which was originally intended for dirty laundry. For any LV lover that knows the steamer bag knows that everything started with this bag. The aviation room is where I learned that the iconic LV logo was not created by Louis Vuitton, but by his grandson Gaston-Louis as an ode to his grandfather in 1896. I was also shocked when I was informed that the checkered, damier print came before the LV logo. Following the aviation room is one that is modeled after the Orient Express. They did an incredible job making any viewer feel like they were a traveler on board. As the masses started to travel across the country by railroad the House began to design bags, trunks of various sizes, and hat boxes that fit perfectly above or below the passengers seat. I also loved the display of stickers from Gaston-Louis’ personal travels around the world.

Another addition to the New York exhibition is the celebrity style room, featuring “the most famous” outfits worn on the red carpet and the runway by celebrities throughout the Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquière years. Selections include Madonna’s 2009 Met Gala dress, Julianne Moore’s 2014 Cannes Film Festival gown, Nicole Kidman’s 2015 Oscars gown, Alicia Vikander’s 2016 Oscars gown, Taylor Swift’s 2016 Met Gala cocktail dress and Ruth Negga’s 2017 Golden Globes gown. Stephen Sprouse graffiti dominates the walls surrounding a large screen showing the dresses in their runway and red-carpet glory.

I cannot recommend this exhibition enough! It is the perfect place to take in some fashion history all while window shopping to the next level. SO, get there before January 7th!

xo, L

 

 

 

 

 

4.20 @TheTravelinBum Launch Party

4.20 @TheTravelinBum Launch Party

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Wearing: Ann Taylor pants & suit jacket | Victoria Secret corset | Michael Kors heels 


A dear friend of mine and the creator of the Instagram account @thetravelinbum hosted a launch party last night at Beautique NYC. He created a platform with the goal of turning a typically stressful process of coming out into one that is therapeutic and inspiring. He explains, “The nudity is something that makes light of what may be a difficult situation. The concept of nudity behind The Travelin’ Bum was to allow people to ‘free’ themselves from their secrets they have been holding in. It allows them to bare it all and be their true self, finally.”

As last night rolled around I was yet again unprepared outfit wise. With no time to go shopping I had to pull something together quick from my closet. I spent my high school and college summers working at Ann Taylor so as you can imagine the majority of my clothes are from there. All black is my go to look, so I reached for my  Ann Taylor suit from their petite collection (which is unbelievable and also 40% off right now) and decided to sex it up a bit with a Victoria Secret corset and Michael Kors heels. I’m obsessed with this look and can’t wait to recreate it!

xo, L

04.01 ZERO The Masquerade : A Fool’s Paradise

04.01 ZERO The Masquerade : A Fool’s Paradise

 

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Wearing: Nasty Gal pants & mask | Necessary clothing body suit | H&M earrings


Tasteful debauchery, world class sound, unique art installations, and undeniable positive vibrations filled a Bushwick warehouse from sundown to sun rise on the first of April. The ZERO community put on a magically, mysterious celebration with the sounds of

Rampue

Mira

Satori

Timujin

Milo Häfliger

Lost Desert

Daniel Cowel

Bo

Lovecraft

Stephanie Roxanne

We had the chance to snap a few pics of what we wore, so I wanted to post a few pics so you could get some outfit inspiration especially with festival season upon us!

xo, L

All Day I Dream: Governors Island

All Day I Dream: Governors Island

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Beautiful music, expressive costumes, and like minded souls are the first things that come to mind when attempting to describe this magical mind opening experience. What started as a Sunday Brooklyn rooftop party in 2011 has evolved into a global techno and house presence, from Burning Man to Governor’s Island. ADID has since become an international sensation, spurred on by Lee Burridge and his partner Matthew Dekay’s signature technicolor emotionalism, the sort that’s all too rare in the current electronic music scene.

It explores beautiful, emotional and melancholic shades of House and Techno through its label’s releases, events and artists. Spreading from New York across America to Los Angeles, the parties expanded and flourished as a result of Lee’s major presence at Burning Man and Matthew’s creative ingenuity.

Giving the party-goer or “Dreamer” more than just DJ sets, All Day I Dream works to create a special ambiance and the combination of the music and unique venues decorated with draping fabric, fairy lights and lanterns form an unparalleled and magical atmosphere.

xo, L

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Wearing: Zara cropped top | 

 

Art Basel 2016 : All day I dream

Art Basel 2016 : All day I dream

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This was my first Art Basel experience and it did not disappoint. The two day All Day I Dream event is what initially brought my attention to the Art based festival. However, music has become an important element of the Art Basel experience and All Day I Dream brought their own artistic musical expression to the gathering.

Lee Burridge and company descended upon a secret island location AKA Virginia Key Beach Park where they painted pure magic with their music. Music that takes you on a journey to unknown lands. At these events all you must do is close your eyes and be transported to  otherworldly places. Open them and fall under the spell of the community of beautiful, passionate, like minded creative hearts who smile without care until the sun dissolves into the night.

xo, L

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A Bushwick staple : House of Yes

A Bushwick staple : House of Yes

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Not sure where to even begin when it comes to the epic venue that is House of Yes! Bejeweled bathrooms, aerialists, and indoor pool parties are the first that come to mind. OH and brunch, they have a bomb bottomless brunch! My girlfriends and I came across this magical location when we moved in just up the road. The massive YES painted on the side of the building was enough for us to say lets check this place out and we haven’t been the same since. Its a place that embodies everything that Bushwick is – a vibrate art scene, hipster population, and unapologetic bohemian way of life. This place is literally made for the purpose of self expression and its BEAUTIFUL! You will never know what to expect when you enter its doors and I would not have it any other way. Dear House of Yes, never change, I love you.

xo, L

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