Below: If I have S$1000, I could buy... #1: LV Messenger Sandals in Taiga Leather...
Below: or #2: LV Messenger Richelieu Lace-ups in Taiga Leather...
Below: or my favourite... #3: This gorgeous short sleeve shirt with shoulder panel details (but in olive green)!
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2010 Wishlist: If I have SGD$1000 Edition...
Never in a million years will I expect myself to lust for Louis Vuitton pieces in multiple quantities, not one but 3 at the same time. Louis Vuitton monograms are not my cup of tea anymore. Their bag design though classic, usually gets too safe and does not resonate with me. Their ready to wear is even more elusive to me... it either cuts too big or too expensive to make me want to own them.
But using New York bike messengers as the source of inspiration for Spring Summer 2010's mens collection, the designs get an instant urban edge, especially with new desirable taiga leather colours. I was 'foolish' enough yesterday to attempt to hit the LV store at Ngee Ann City to view the collection without being succumbing to temptation (Blame it on their highly 'drool-able' catalogue featuring Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry's boyfriend). Sure enough, I spotted 3 things I want... and I mean LUST!
First, is this pair of leather strap sandals, Messenger Sandals in either Beige or Bleu Gris Taiga Leather. There is a heel pad at the back which adds comfort when wearing. The cool new shades of taiga leather makes it easy to hit my want list! It's LVoe at first sight. Beyond that, I saw the lace-up version of the family, the Messenger Richelieu Lace-ups spotting a remarkably beautiful side detail inspired by butterfly wings. The round toe shape makes this a pair of modern dandy shoes perfect to be worn with pants or bermudas. The taiga leather also adds textural interest to the shoe and sets it apart from its peers. I can definitely foresee lots of occassions to wear this versatile shoe.
Lastly, spotted on the clothing racks is this runway featured short sleeve shirt (not the exact version worn by the model) with shoulder panel details. The one I saw is a solid military olive green with tone on tone jersey panels on the shoulders, which I much prefer than the gradation coloured version from the runway. It is made from the smoothest high quality cotton and made with utmost care. The cut is amazing except for the sleeves which is always too big for my slim arms. Grrrr. I was on the verge of flashing out my credit card and make an impulsive purchase. But I held back. I was on a mission for 'Save Kevin's Bank Account', so I resisted with all my willpower. Believe me, it was tough.
So the question begs, if I have an extra S$1000 to spare... what will I buy? Will it be:
1) Messenger Sandals (S$1000)
2) Messenger Richelieu Lace-ups (S$1350..okay needs a top up of $350...but $350 is manageable eh?)
3) Military Green Short Sleeve Shirt with Shoulder Panel details (S$940)
Or all 3? What will you choose? S$1000 these days definitely do not go a long way. OMG...Lottery here I come!
Source: Louis Vuitton, Vogue