Fashionista 514

Grand Master Marc

Posted in artwork, designer, fashion, genius, handbag by fashionista514 on April 23, 2009
There is something about that boy Marc that has just got the fashion world tripping over themselves. Marc Jacobs has become an iconic name ever since he changed the face of Louis Vuitton when he took over designing in 1997.
Many of you will remember the white multicolored monogram (adorned with Japanese anime characters), the defaced graffitti monogram, and most recently the new sneaker line that oozes street style and 80’s hip hop. These are the product of numerous collaborations with artists from every creative spectrum of the globe. Takashi Murakami, the late Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Kanye West and Sophia Coppola are just a few who lent their artistic perspectives to Jacobs.

Jacobs grew up in New York City and after attending Parsons school of design won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award. In 1997 when he joined the french fashion house Louis Vuitton, Jacobs shook up it’s traditional style and added a fresh breath of street style!

In recent years, Jacobs has successfully launched his own lines – Marc Jacobs, and it’s younger sportier line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs features some incredible designer handbags, and Marc by Marc has a full line of handbags, accessories, footwear and clothing at a more affordable price point.

The Rolls Royce Bag… drool…

Jacobs is also notorious for his selection of muses he features in his advertising campaigns. Sophia Coppola, Victoria Beckham, Chloe Sevigny, Stephen Malkus, Jarvis Cocker and
Michael Stipe of R.E.M., M.I.A., and the russian pop duo t.A.T.u. (remember the song “All the Things She Said”?)

Above, the Marc Jacobs handbag line

Marc Jacobs on the cover of Andy Warhols “Interview” magazine.
Below – The Marc by Marc Jacobs Line of colourful candy totes! Enjoy 🙂

Jacobs Marc by Marc bags are all made with luscious Italian leather. Above an embossed chocolate brown looker.

Every piece has a contrasting interior in a funky eccentric print. What looks like a conservative bag from the outside really has it’s own wild side…

One of my favorite details of his bags are the hardware. Turnlock clasps, quality links, and the Marc Jacobs logo on an army-like shipping tag.

Perfect for groceries! Fold it up and keep it in your purse! A stylin’ way to be green 😉


Summer Candy

Posted in accessory, colorful, fashion, handbag, summer by fashionista514 on March 19, 2009
Before we know it, summer will be in full bloom – feast your eyes on things to come… 😉

All the following eye candy is available online at YUM!

Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton

Posted in artwork, designer, handbag by fashionista514 on January 26, 2009

The celebrated and late Stephen Sprouse currently has released the most coveted handbag & accessories collection of the moment. Inspired by the street flair and rock n’ roll scene of nyc, the untraditional twist brings some needed edge to the Louis Vuitton group. I’ve personally been lusting after the rose print classic speedy bag, and the hot pink and neon yellow graffiti luggage carriers.

Check out for an insane trip into the urban fashion world of Sprouse… I recommend taking a peek at the Marc Jacobs interview – sooo delicious!

P.S. Manslave in pic not included with purchase of bag (damn!)