Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sweetening Up Louis



It's been a while since I made a thinly veiled attempt to inspire a luxury brand into showering me with beautiful free fripperies out of gratitude for illustrating one of their objets de lust.  {Even a light sprinkle or dusting would be quite all right.}

Today, it's Parisian Louis Vuitton's turn, with this bold resin, metal and brass bracelet of jewelled candy.  The pieces include the quatrefoils and flower symbols from its legendary Monogram Canvas {launched in 1896 and inspired by the trend of using Japanese and oriental designs in the late Victorian era ~ according to Wikipedia, at least}.  I couldn't locate this design on the website but I was temporarily blinded by something quite sparkly and spectacular on its home page, so please, forgive me.  {And if anyone from LV is watching, I'm happy to accept luggage in lieu of jewellery.  I'll even forgive Marc Jacobs for this.  You're welcome.}

20 comments:

  1. That's so cute, Sherree!!! I like it! I have LV's veil too..heheh

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  2. Finie ~ hee hee!!

    Adventures ~ I rest my case. ;)

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  3. Oh poor you, no free fripperies. The cads. Have you tried drawing some frozen peas to see whether any International Pea Freezer would send you frozen peas? I feel that your mistake may be in not starting small, you see. What a lovely bracelet.

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  4. I'm pretty sure Shell could sketch anything and the result would be charming. Think what she did with a tractor.

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  5. That Louie Vuitton looks like a fake. That's not real candy! Any K9 can sniff real sweets out.

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  6. Ohhh purty! King Louis the V had better send you something. I hope it's not a man skirt. Hee hee!

    See anything at Cartier worth drawing? lol!

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  7. Thanks, Vicki! :)

    Mise ~ now, it's funny you should mention peas. Back in primary school {I think Grade 5}, we had to draw our version of a label from any canned food. I chose peas. Edgell.

    Hiker ~ keep that up and my head will be too fat to fit through the LV necklace that's surely on its way...

    Cafe ~ I'd never doubt your nose.

    Cali ~ "King Louis the V" ~ hahaha! I'll do some lengthy research on the Cartier for you. ;)

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  8. Well, really! If they don't send you appropriate fripperies for your wonderful illustration, they certainly should for forgiving Marc Jacobs for THAT!

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  9. Is that what you've been doing? Bucking for gifts? All this time I thought you'd been creating art. Either way, I'm charmed. I don't forgive Marc, however--the skirt I forgive, but not the stockings.

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  10. As much as I like your LV drawing, I'd much rather see your take on a man in a skirt wearing funky stockings!

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  11. I like how you think, Katie. Only please, Shell, don't do that to a certain guy . . .

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  12. Alexa ~ yes, maybe they misunderstood when he told them he thought the graffiti design had legs...

    Petrea ~ ok, you sprung me ~ gifts are not my motivation ~ but I wouldn't say No if one happened to fall my way!! So, you'd rather we didn't send a pair of mantihose over to John for Christmas??

    Katie ~ oh no, I can feel the wheels turning...

    Cali ~ don't worry, C-guy is safe with me, LOL!

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  13. My dear Shell, C-guy is anything but safe with you!

    wv (I kid you not) beaters! lol.

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  14. Fabulous, isn't it! I wish I could claim it, but I saw it somewhere...

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  15. I just have one thing to say ( or maybe a bit more)...that guy looks like a damn fool!

    I'm not a Louis fan but that bracelet of yours is quite delightful Shell. My next visit to Paris, I'll photograph some trinkets for you!

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  16. Oooh, why stop at jewelry, Shell? Draw yourself a new Aston Martin or fabulous chateau!

    Was that picture of MJ taken on Halloween?

    I'm not much for LV luggage (any old case will do) but I'll take that outfit the model is wearing. Love the leather jacket.

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  17. Virginia ~ I'm sure it seemed a good idea at the time, but ...! And thank you re: the trinkets ~ that will be lovely!!

    PCN ~ the only time my LV luggage will travel is when LV sends it to me. Then I'll be happy to stow it discreetly in the middle of the entry hall with a chandelier over the top.

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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