Categories Fashion

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: LOUIS VUITTON EXHIBIT

Louis Vuitton’s VOLEZ VOGUEZ VOYAGEZ has landed in New York City sharing the history of a true fashion legacy.  VOLEZ VOGUEZ VOYAGEZ is French for “Fly, Sail, Travel” and highlights the story of a young French boy that left his native home in eastern France to travel to Paris to land a job as a box-maker.  After perfecting the flat trunk Louis Vuitton decided to start his own company, and little did he know he was going to be one of the most recognized brands in the world.  The exhibit displays beautiful treasures from the past, and houses them in the same space with current day items.

This exhibit has been shown in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, and now in the Big Apple.  To date this is the largest exhibit since it has been curated for Louis Vuitton by Oliver Saillard, and is housed on 2 floors in the historical American Stock Exchange building.  The exhibit has been open to the public since October 27th and will run through January 7th.  I would highly encourage making reservations now so you don’t miss out on this historical exhibit especially since this the FIRST DEBUT in the United States.  I have included a couple of tips that would of been helpful to me prior to going.  Plus sharing is caring.

 

  • Make reservations – I strongly encourage making reservation prior to attending.  You are able to reserve tickets for up to 5 in your party, and you can select either the guided tour or the self lead tour.  Walk-ins are allowed but after 6pm it gets rather busy with so many people getting off work.

 

  • They have coat check –  Feel free to haul that heavy winter coat because lets be real it is cold in NYC, and the coat check cost you absolutely nothing.  #TheHawkIsOut

 

  • Download the app – It is available for Apple or Android and it allow you to have interactive experiences with exhibits, utilize special filters, sign their digital guestbook, and more.

 

  • Give yourself enough time to get through the exhibit – The last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing but I would encourage you to allow yourself at least a hour and half.  There is a total of 2 floors and 10 rooms and trust me it is very easy to get caught up in each room.

 

  • Opt for the audio tour – I recommend opting for the audio tour or the self lead tour versus the guided tour.  If you do not want to feel as if you are under time constraints and want to get ALL your photo ops in I would NOT do the guided tour.  There is no cost to add on the audio tour once you arrive.

 

  • Know where the photo op spots are – There are a couple of moments where everyone likes to grab a pic.  They include the following and in chronologically order:
    • The entrance in which it showcased the LED board with the moving subway
    • The Louis Vuitton NYC subway inspired sign
    • The Trunk of 1906
    • The Expedition Room
    • The Automobile Room
    • Aviation Room (features the large plane)
    • Louis Vuitton Loves America Room

 

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

 

Vuitton Family Tree

 

The Trunk of 1906

 

Hat Trunk

 

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Categories Fashion

Chanel’s Fall 2017 Couture Fashion Show

The celebrities and socialites where out and about for the Chanel Fall 2017 Couture Fashion show! The fresh designers shows are always jamming with all the A-List celebrities and the major players in the game! Its always very lit honey!  Also if you where not in the front row, you where not anyway honey! Check out some of my favorite looks from celebrities last night plus some of haute couture fresh off the runway! Karl Lagerfield is the epitome of no joke honey!

 

Tracee Ellis Ross!

 

Claudia Schiffer

 

Model Nana Komatsu

 

Pharrell Williams looking like a zaddy!

 

 

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Categories Fashion, Sales

True Religion Files for Bankruptcy

True Religion has filed for bankruptcy protection today as the brand failed to evolved with fashion! The “high end” denim company have listed 100 million to 500 in assets and liabilities. 
I’m assuming the collaboration with NBA Star Russell Westbrook wasn’t profitable either. 
With that being said…While True Religion is blaming the decline of sales in brick and mortar stores and boom in online sales as there reason a they’ve seen a decline…NO ONE WAS EVEN BUYING TRUE RELIGION ANYMORE! 
All they had to do was go back to the drawing board and redesign the denim! Personally, I’ve never owned a pair of true religion and found the brand to be obnoxious and reminiscent of Ed Hardy but fashion is always evolving and you have to be aware of that getting into this business.  

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Fashion, Lifestyle, Magazine Covers, Men Fashion, Music, The Look

Ye’ Turns 40


Today we celebrate Kanye West 40th birthday and whats a better way to honor the former Louis Vuitton Don than with some of his greatest moments in Fashion. Just like we all have a favorite Ye’ album, we all have a favorite Ye’ fashion era. I honestly prefer anything pre 2012 (shade), though the fashion on Yeezus was impressive. I’m not here for the homeless/bodysuit monochromatic look where I have to pay 600 bucks for a sweatshirt that I can get at Walmart. 
So here’s to you Kanye, we hope you give us 40 more years of style. 





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Categories Fashion, Sales

Sample Sale: Frye

Happy Monday DC Fam!  Frye has a sample sale that starts tomorrow and we don’t want you to be the last to know.  This is one that you need to set that alarm and grab a latte with extra shot of espresso.

 

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Categories Celebrity News, Entertainment, Music

World Stop: Beyoncé is Pregnant with Twins 


The day was September 10th 2016 when Beyoncé was an hour and twenty minutes late to her Formation Tour stop in St. Louis. Not to mention, she rescheduled a few dates earlier in the week due to “exhaustion”. Once Yonce’ took the stage, I instantly noticed how flushed her face looked. Everyone else was cheering but I was too concerned with whether or not she was going to be able to give the performance I’ve seen all over the gram! She tried. She looked visibly sick again as she sat down to perform “1+1”. I knew something was up! 
Moments before Beyoncé dropped the pregnancy pic on ig, she released new images of in her Ivy Park workout gear. So myself along with the world we’re completely caught off guard. 


 Idk what she’s trying to convey with this floral backdrop that looks like it came from a funeral but I will say if you play attention to the mismatch bra/panty set, you may figure out the sex of the twins. Maybe we a niece and nephew on the way! 

Congrats Jay and Bey! I can’t wait to me the bundle of joy!! 
Photo Credit: Instagram

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Categories Fashion, Instagram, The Look

Follow Alert: Chanel Archives


Chanel Archives is one of the dopest Instagram pages you might not be following, yet! While sitting at my desk at LAFW, a buddy of mine brought this page to my attention. Chanel Archives is exactly what the name is, archive photos of everything Chanel. From runway shows with Naomi Campbell to ads with Linda Evangelists draped in Chanel Gold, Chanel Archives is sure to give you your vintage fashion fix as well as inspire your wardrobe today.

 


Bonus: Not sure if you guys remember the episode of Tyra where she confronted Naomi Campbell for being a bully. Tyra shows a photo from a Chanel shoot they did together to explain what Naomi said to her. Of course, Naomi doesn’t remember lol! Chanel Archives posted that photo as well!


Photo Cred: Instagram

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Categories Art, Fashion, The Look, Uncategorized

Art Basel 2016 Winning Looks! 

These are a round up of some of favorite looks and images from Miami Art Basel 2016 Art Fair! Art Basel is all about the art and bringing together beautiful pieces from all over the world but the fashion is also made it’s way to be apart of the show! Of course we are always late here for winning look!  Let’s see who mastered the art of the slay! 

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Categories Fashion

BLACK FRIDAY POP UP DESIGNER SALE

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers and I hope you are spending it around your loved ones and eating good.  To prepare for Black Friday tomorrow I wanted to share with you an awesome Pop Up Designer Sale in NYC.  I have purchased shoes from the group that puts on these Pop Up events and I was lucky to be added to their email list.  Luxury 9 does a great job of having great size runs in shoes, great handbags, a large selection of designers, and a helpful staff to assist you as well.  This not a sale that is heavily advertised like others I have featured on the blog, which makes it a little more exclusive!  But hey this is The District Confidential and you got front row tickets to all the hottest news.  Check out the image below for more detail.

 

 

pop-up-sale

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