Viewing entries tagged
Yayoi Kusama

Organize in Style: Louis Vuitton Kusama Dots Infinity Agenda

Comment

Organize in Style: Louis Vuitton Kusama Dots Infinity Agenda

So, iCal is nice. I enjoy using a cloud-controlled calendar. It's convenient and let's face it, it makes me feel "on top of things". But there is nothing that is going to take away the place of a beautiful, paper agenda.

LV Agendas

I must admit, I was particularly drawn to the yellow/black combination because I'm a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan (born and raised near "da Burgh"). It's not as subtle as my other accessories, but it's incredibly fun and is a great mini-agenda for the road. It's especially perfect when a larger agenda or even an iPad wont do.

This particular small agenda is in the Infinity Dots collection (also available in red/white and black/white), but recently released as well in a Monogram Town Dots pattern in red, green, and white. See below.

Do you use an agenda in addition or instead of the calendar on your phone, tablet, or computer?

Comment

Louis Vuitton Kusama Pumpkin Dots Stole

Comment

Louis Vuitton Kusama Pumpkin Dots Stole

When I finally fell in love with this stole, there were only two left in the country! This Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton stole is perfect to tuck into a nice fall jacket to keep you warm while also staying chic. Available in blue and green, this "pumpkin dots" pattern from Kusama adds a great dynamic to an outfit--especially for a professional look. When spread to its fullest, the fabric is delicate and thin, but together it is resilient and full. I'm so excited for fall to come into full form!

Kusama Stole

Are you excited for scarf weather?

Comment

100th Blog Post: Louis Vuitton Monogram Kusama

2 Comments

100th Blog Post: Louis Vuitton Monogram Kusama

If you can believe it, it's The Shoulder Strap's 100th blog post! It's not even been a year, and I'm happy to say that I've had a fantastic time so far with this blog. It is such a release--a fantastic outlet to throw creativity into, and I am driven everyday by my readers and the beautiful accessories that come onto the market.

What I'm writing about today is the absolutely beautiful Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection. Since the summer, there have been two launches--one in July and one recently in September. The earlier collection was mostly vernis patent leather with various colors of polka dots, as seen below.

The later collection, just released on September 7 in the US, is primarily focused on the Monogram Town Square pattern, which is highlighted by original pictures in this post. The Monogram Town Square pattern was overwhelmingly more popular than the initial collection. Often compared to a Mickey or Minnie Mouse kind of pattern, there are lots of items still available from the first collection at stores nationwide. These new monogram town dots, though, are flying off the shelves!

I was lucky to grab a few pieces to add to my collection before they go away forever. To me, the red stood out the most. As I was incredibly lucky to add a Monogram Rayures to my collection, I decided to stay away from the white even though I loved it. Money doesn't grow on trees, or I probably would've grabbed a blue Kusama Speedy as well! :) As you can see above, the interior of the Zippy Wallet is red leather. It's a simply beautiful piece that is both sturdy and gorgeous! I would definitely recommend the Zippy wallet over the Insolite. The leather zipper pulls quickly curl (and stay that way!) and doesn't look as "new" as a Zippy might after a few months. I say this because my Monogram Rayures Insolite wallet isn't aging as well as I had thought. Only using it a few times, it doesn't hold well in the dust bag. Definitely consider this when purchasing an Insolite!

Perhaps my favorite part of the new collection is the Neverfull. Not having any red accessories (surprisingly), I decided to choose this gorgeous bag. Another reason is because it is notable that most if not all of the limited Neverfull bags are made with a stronger, more durable canvas. The Monogram Rayures has the same integrity of product. One of the best things about the bag is the interior! Peeking out of the back, if you can see, is this beautiful red and black spotted fabric lining.  Something certain to be a great collector's item today and years from now.

What do you think of the newest Kusama collection?

2 Comments

Infinitely Kusama by Louis Vuitton Launches July 10

Comment

Infinitely Kusama by Louis Vuitton Launches July 10

There is quite the buzz about Louis Vuitton's impending collection, Infinitely Kusamawhich is slated to launch on July 10.

Infnitely Kusama by Louis Vuitton

Known to have influenced Andy Warhol and contemporary to George Segal, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's avant-garde designs turn heads in its bright and bold pop art style. Her iconic, psychedelic patterns bring a new kind of playfulness to Vuitton's French charm. Combining expressionism, surrealism, feminism and elements of sexuality, Kusama's brilliant work has been featured in the Tate Modern and Museum of Modern Art. Without a doubt, Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton will be a hit this season!

Some of my favorites from the upcoming collection:

The Papillon bag has the potential to really make an outfit. Tell me how cute the bag and shoes would be with jeans or shorts this summer or early Fall?! And for any fashion + video game/Nintendo lovers out there, how close does that look to the Mario Mushroom? Or an Alice in Wonderland feel?

This yellow and black polka dot scarf is fantastic! Just adding this to a little black dress will bring such a breath of fresh air.

Want a little Kusama without breaking the bank? This pocketbook is perfect for scheduling and notes. Add a pop to your purse's contents!

Lastly, how can I not mention the Lockit bags? This luggage tote is my favorite. The shoulder strap is a definite seller to me and the bag is whimsical while also being practical. I prefer this luggage tote to the Vernis polka-dot style because I think it looks classier. While fun, I believe the all-Vernis looking Kusama bags can potentially have a way-childish, cheaper sort of look. I would personally go for this more subdued style.

Personally, the hardest thing to choose is which color combination. Which combination would you choose--black, yellow, or red?

Comment