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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Piling on the Prints with Louis Vuitton

Here's Your Ticket! Let's Jump Aboard The Orient Express! This Louis Vuitton fashion editorial for Vogue China, came out September 2012. It featured models Tian Yi, Bonnie Chen, Miao Bin Si, Danni Li, and Ma Jing. The stylist was Candy Lee and the photographer was Stockton Johnson.

Perception vs. Reality! When I first blogged about this LV collection, my thoughts were it's beautiful but, gosh EVERYthing is SO over-sized and there's SO much print. How could ANYone (besides a really tall model) wear so many STRONG statement pieces? The hats are BIG! The shoes are CHUNKY! The bags are OVERSIZED! But somehow, it ALL works.

I appreciate and love the collection even more so after seeing it on these beautiful Asian models, because I would've never thought they would be able to carry off such a collection (height and petite). I thought it would OVERWHELM them! This goes to show you that size doesn't matter! What is perceived to be, is not always what is reality (perception vs. reality)! Also, confidence is KEY! These models exude that!

What are YOUR thoughts regarding the printed designs Louis Vuitton, Prada and Marc Jacobs came out with for Fall?  In my opinion, the Marc Jacob and Prada designs didn't end up as polished or refined as the LV collection. Do you feel anyone (no matter what size) can carry these styles off?



Style Journey said...

These photos are always gorgeous and the outfits are really cool and artistic, but sometimes I feel like these looks would not translate into real life everyday women. They are pretty to look at though :) Heather

Megan said...

Love the set of these photos - so cool! And your new blog design looks great, Kim :)

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Very hard to pull off the full emsemble, unless you're a model of course! But a few items? hells yea! I'd rock any of those hats - and I live in Miami! I'd also pair a print with some skinny jeans and balance it off with any of those jackets. I don't think you can go wrong with this collection. Now affording any of it is a whole other story for sure.

Lorena said...

What an amazing set of artistic photos.... if i could only have ONE... just ONE of those garments.... ahhhh

Coco said...

Awesome post dear!I find both LV and Marc Jacobs' collections totally charming and unique, while Prada doesn't call my name. I think that as long as you have charisma and innate elegance, you can wear absolutely everything. Love love love Coco


This editorial is fabulous! I had the same feelings when I first saw the LV show. Gorgeous but how could anyone pull it off. I don't think just anyone can do it...you probably have to be on the thin side but it's nice to see that shorter girls can make it work. Love this post :) xoxo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

That last photo is gorgeous! Loving the big hats and the deep lip colors. The train station makes for a good backdrop.

Again, diggin' the new blog look.

Always Maylee said...

What a gorgeous editorial and stunning collection!

xo, Yi-chia
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TheTinyHeart said...

These are gorgeous photos but I can't see someone in real life actually walking down the street like this!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

This editorial is STUNNING. So gorgeous. I love the clothes. But they seem like clothes that I would desperately try to pull off in public and only end up looking ridiculous. Sigh.

PAPS said...

I love your new blog layout. And lovely Lv post.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

This is over the top, but fun and controlled. Ooh and your new look is too fun!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anya adores ☆ said...

Hi Kim, adore this editorial - the images are rad:)
And love the lady ga ga launch - she is hilarious I think :))
AND I love your pic with the lollipop - so adorable,

Jessica said...

eek i could never! lol makes for a nice editorial though haha

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i love the prints in there - they make me wanna grab a coat and an old suitcase and a birdage and hop on a train

<3 katherine

Elle Sees said...

Great editorial!!

rae said...

god i love what marc jacobs did for this collection. these photos are amazing!


xx rae

Alexa said...

What an amazing collection and so whimsical!

yiqin; said...

love the photos <3

A BRIT GREEK said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this editorial, it's just so luxe and embraces everything fabulous about fall.

Loved the Gaga perfume launch too, shame I wasn't there, but she looked so unlike herself but totally gorgeous!

LOLA FINN said...

This is a really amazing photo shoot!!! I love this look! And this girls are really gorgeous :)
xoxo Lola

Sam said...

This was a very whimsical range to start with so I think the theme and styling of the photoshoot compliment it beautifully. I doubt that these looks would easily translate into reality...unless it was fashion week street style, anything goes there. Great pics! Love the new layout, its super sweet and pretty!

Hair Extensions Australia said...

Wonderful photos! I love the photography,the models are looking so stunning in those classy outfits.


Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Lovely clothes and the models look terrific. I'm not sure I would be able to pull off the busy prints though. One thing I do want to try from this stunning shoot is the make up! I love that shade of red lipstick. As always Kim, thanks for keeping me in the know of the fashion world.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Such a good topic Kim. I saw it streaming with a friend and it was very off-putting, then I saw the ad campaign and thought it was really beautiful. But I don't think it did well in the stores and his new collection for spring is way more wearable.

p.s. love your little signature above the comments with macarons - so adorable! :)

xo Mary Jo

Miss Laia said...

I have to say that I don't really like the collection, too much pronto for me, but I understand why you have choose the pictures they are completely awesome, the style, the backround, Love it!

Stephanie G said...

i love the photography and styling, such perfection. definitely outfits i'd want to be wearing if i were to ever board the orient express (actually did when i was 17 but pretty sure i was wearing unglamourous old sneakers then hehe)

actually more inspired by the makeup, especially that last picture. love the stained lips and minimal eyes.. good for people with monolids like myself :)

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Courtney Starr said...

I love this editorial!

xo, Courtney

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I adored this editorial and unlike most people I thought the collection was quite beautiful. I'm not sure about layering the pieces but I think they could be great broken up and worn in separate outfits. Total statement pieces.

Thanks for your super sweet comment on my Disney post! You totally should go in the fall/winter. I know you would just love the decorations. And I can see you working there cause you have the perfect sunny disposition for it Kim :)

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daisymay aka Chantele said...

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Champagne Star said...

I'm not a fan of the bold prints, but I love the vintage style, and the models are gorgeous!


I think they're lovely to look at, especially in a beautifully-shot, atmospheric spread like this, but perhaps a little overwhelming for everyday life? Some of the pieces would be brilliant separately though; the jackets with jeans for example. Not sure about those hats haha.. The best part about this editorial is its showcase of Asian models; it does help break the mould of Asians being small and petite. There are lots of very tall, burly Asians in fact haha, in this current generation especially :)

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Love the bold prints and the deep colours, really beautiful and very vintage!

xoxo Bree
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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

WHOA! Love the new blog design! I'm not sure I'd wear some of the new designs. Though I do like the shoes!

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Fashion-isha said...

Marc Jacobs sure has a great sense of humor in his designs and people are loving it but I'm not sure I would wear any of his pieces this season!

LyddieGal said...

i really love these bold prints - so gorgeous!
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Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm in love with all of those hats! So fun!


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aki! said...

Kim, please feature more spreads with Asian women! I don't see enough of it.


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Dale Janeé said...

I totally agree with you, I looked through it once and thought how cool and retro it is and I know ads and runways are supposed to be really dramatic, but this is definitely too much and I can't picture many women daring to wear this many statements at once. You put it perfectly and I love the setting of these ads like a modern train station.

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Rakel said...

amazing post!! ^^

songbird said...

i am damn sure they are quite tall..enough to carry them..this is their way of styling it..we will style it our way..but this is one reason i shy away from maxi dresses which are too long..or skirt which are too long..love the pritns and all though!

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Mica said...

What a lovely shoot! I think the pieces are beautiful and the models wear them so well!
But too much of one print for me, this is the kind of outfit I'd admire from afar knowing it wouldn't work for me :)


rooth said...

Kim, I really like this editorial - the models look so happy and are smiling so big, which is really uncommon for Vogue editorials. Thanks for sharing

oomph. said...

This is so great because it has captures a couple of falls' trends...opulence, Oxblood on the lips...and these Asian models do wear it well!!

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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

How gorgeous are the clothes huh? Love the visual effects.
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Rola said...

This editorial is so different. The clothes and hats are vintage throwbacks. Not exactly my style, but love looking at them on the models.

Fashionista622 said...

Kim, This editorial spread is luxe and fun all at once. It makes me want to go to my closet and just pile and pile on all my longer dresses, coats, hats etc... Umm nah! LOL I think I might look a little lost in all those clothes and maybe a bit frumpy. Somehow it works I think best if you are leaner and taller. In reality a better idea to try one or two trends at a time. :)

Thanks for sharing this great post doll!

Musings in Red said...

Oh my...you weren't lying about everything being so...BIG! :D

The hats are ridiculous! hehe

But I did so love the yellowish coat with the big buttons and the shoes! Clunky shoes were in style about 7 years ago and I used to love them.. hehe Memories :))

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