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ooh la la Louis Vuitton Maison Vancouver

2 storey handbag wall @ LV Maison Vancouver

No amount of rain could have stopped VIP guests from attending the invite-only Louis Vuitton Maison opening party last night in Vancouver.  The celebrities and journalists probably didn’t even notice each other’s soppy hair while basking in the lap of 10,000 square feet of LV luxury.

The Louis Vuitton Maison store situated in the Hotel Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada and there are only eleven Maison stores around the globe.  According to Jean-Philippe Hecquet, vice-president at Louis Vuitton Canada, Vancouver was a natural choice for Canada’s first LV Maison.  “It’s a very dynamic city with a strong image and character, and its own personality. It represents a truly diverse, sophisticated cultural centre, one which we knew would be extremely receptive to the very highest level of Louis Vuitton creativity,” he said.

The LV Maison Vancouver houses ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery and of course, LV luggage including a trunk for $35,000.  There is a dramatic two-storey wall of handbags and original Canadian artwork by Vancouver artist Steven Shearer.

Soppy hair or not, Vancouverites are looking good in their new maison.


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Jimmy Choo Sparkles for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to sparkle my lovelies and I’m delighted to share the new Crystal collection from Jimmy Choo, celebrating 15 years of unparalleled style.  I might occasionally cheat with that red-soled devil but my heart belongs to Choo for the brand’s dedication to high-voltage glamour. The Crystal campaign is shot by famed photographer Marilyn Minter.

“In celebrating our 15 years, I wanted to create a modern glamour that stands for the style and imagination of Jimmy Choo,” founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon explains. “I was inspired by vintage jewellery to add sparkling and luminous details to iconic Jimmy Choo shapes. I have long been a collector and a fan of Marilyn’s work and know that she can capture the essence of my vision.”

Getting your perfectly pedicured feet into these shimmery stilettos will set you back around $1500-2000US.

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Sailing the World

If you have ever dreamt of living on a ship and have a few million dollars to spare, you can do just that.  Travel around the globe on The World, a residential cruise ship offering 165 apartment style accommodations from luxury studios to the penthouse suite selling at a cool USD $13,500,000.

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