Archive for August, 2008

everyone’s watching

Louis Vuitton Oslo, 29.08.08

This has got to be one of the more visually-arresting window display incarnations in Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide to date. The Damier Graphite line, represented by the Keepall 55 Bandoulière pictured here, came to being with a bank robbers’ tale in mind. This idea is translated even more explicitly in Louis Vuitton’s 5th Avenue boutique, with broken glass vitrines and bags that seem to have gone missing.

Very catty cool, indeed.

louis vuitton: the birth of modern luxury

Finally, after months of hunting and waiting for its availability, as well as subsequent two weeks of waiting, it came in my mail! I ordered it before my self-imposed ban so this is counted in.

Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury

Purchased off Amazon UK.

If you like Louis Vuitton and if you could get your hands on this, get it! It’s filled with pages after pages of the brand’s history, vintage photos and stunning images that encapsulate Louis Vuitton’s rise to become today’s global benchmark for luxury. 

With a ban on buying anything LV until 2009, I will just sit through this the whole 2008 through.

back from london with a new louis vuitton

This is my last LV purchase for the year. I am setting a self-imposed ban until my birthday in January 2009. I was meaning to get the black multicolore scarf to go with my Wapity, but the lovely SA at the relaxed Sloane Street boutique pulled out several scarves for me to see and when I tried this, I was sold.

Petit Damier Scarf in Graphite. Sloane Street LV Boutique, London. 24.08.08

Now I’m all set for winter! Full report on my three-day holiday in London coming up. Thanks for looking!

in transit: london

I’m leaving for London tomorrow for a three-day weekend with my buddy Neil. It’ll be my first time in the United Kingdom, I’m so excited and hoping for all things best. We’re really wishing for a fine weather so I could enjoy the sights and the street scene. Full report when I return next week. 

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

snapshots from stockholm & utö

Before I head to another destination this coming weekend, let me close the chapter of my recent Swedish soiree. As most of you would know, I was in Stockholm for a week to attend the Europride and just enjoy the Scandinavian capital I fell in love with the first time. It was raining sporadically during this holiday but that didn’t stop us and a throng of thousands from viewing the Pride Parade. We also managed a bit of shopping, sightseeing, and dining. 

I have mentioned in an earlier post that we were to watch Kate Ryan in concert, but tickets were sold out. We, however, were able to see some of Sweden’s biggest artists like the handsome Jude Law-ish Måns Zelmerlow and 90’s duo Right Said Fred (yeah, you read that right) at the Pride Park grounds.

A couple of days were spent out in the Stockholm archipelago on a beautiful island called Utö. Sadly, the weather was not as beautiful as it rained the days we were there, but we managed to entertain ourselves indoors with a boardgame and a pool table.

Here are some photos (this number is nothing compared to the actual number I took) and this is a heavy post, so I hope your connection allows you to enjoy these images of Stockholm and Utö.

   

 

 

           

 

 

  

Thanks for looking!

the day we saw amit paul

August 1, 2008.

I was completely stoked the day I finally saw Amit Paul in person! It was during our recent trip to Stockholm that we managed to track down the location where Amit was making an appearance for the Doodle for Google tour. We first read it online and with three venue changes, we weren’t certain when we headed to Medborgerplatsen in central Stockholm that Friday. Upon reaching the square, I immediately saw the Google van and even from a distance, I could figure out it was Amit shifting the mic stand to level. Excited as we were, Knut and I headed to the spot. And before we knew it, we were each handed a sheet to doodle a Google logo and seated right in front of Amit, a shy meter away. Boy it was so surreal! I had been listening to his successful pop group A-teens for some years now, so sitting in front of him as a happy audience was way beyond I imagined. I have been following his career as a solo artist lately and it was a blast singing along to few of his songs. The guy has great material and I couldn’t wait to see him go mainstream and be recognized for the talented artist that he is. Anyway, I was hoping for a picture together with him like a crazy fan, but that just didn’t happen. We were a bit shy to approach in between sets and after his performance, he was picked up by his parents (so sweet and dear) and we just didn’t want to bother. Oh well, I took these great pictures of him anyways. 

In between taking these pictures and watching him perform, I managed to doodle this as my entry to the competition. I wonder what happened with that? I had no idea that day as it was totally unexpected so I just picked up from details of my Wapity.

Here’s Amit’s latest single from the album, Songs in a Key of Mine, “Judge You”. Enjoy!

the day we saw pharell williams

08.08.08

And from like a million meters away. Here’s the view from the bridge where Knut and I stood and listened to Pharell perform at the Øya Festival in Oslo.

Thank god there was this big screen from which we could see him up close. Knut and I share this man-crush on the guy and whenever we feel sexy at home, we play a N.E.R.D. album. 

Look at these girls with their jaws on their breasts. 

Grrrr.


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