Visit The Fashion Tellers Notes Blog for more on the AWESOME newly launched Louis Vuitton ‘Graffiti’ fine jewelry line, and homage to the late Punk Legend and GlitterRockAlicious Artistic Visionary, Stephen Sprouse.

You’ll probably remember the collaboration b/w Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs and Sprouse in 2001. Here’s an excerpt of proper news via firstwaternews.com:

His Day-Glo colours, ‘60s-inspired shapes and graffiti prints earned him the prestigious CFDA award for Best New Designer in 1984.

Despite the critical acclaim for his collections, however, commercial success consistently eluded him until he was invited by Jacobs to collaborate on Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2001 collection. The graffiti bags were an instant sell-out. 

Louis Vuitton Graffiti Line - bag

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Magnificant Work of ‘Memoirs’ by Rumors Boutique

rumorsownsyou:

Awesome swimwear line (along with some dresses & leggings) by an Australian design team We Are Handsome, who has a love for the beautiful things in life. I’m wanting to visit Australia more and more these days…

3 Fashion Trends of the Vintage Variety Coming Soon!

The following is taken from the fashion forward publication, fashionising.com. The article outlines 3 Fashion Trends that will be appearing in 2012, written by Tania Braukamper:

Fashion Trends of 2012, To Invest in NOW…

Oriental

The emphasis here is on opulence. Keep an eye out for:

  • Exotic silks
  • Vintage kimonos
  • Oriental-inspired floral prints

1920s / Flapper

On the horizon courtesy of the upcoming The Great Gatsby film. Avoid anything too costumey. Beading and drop-waist frocks are all good, but for something even more unique and likely to be on-trend look for the more subtle 1920s fashion and 1930s inspirations:

Mod / 60s

Away from the 50s and early 60s prom style, look for things like:

  • Short hems, especially shift or sheath dresses, a-line and babydoll styles
  • Peter pan collars
  • Fur chubbys
  • Lace dresses, and
  • Pretty much anything that you might imagine on Jane Birkin or Jean Shrimpton

Naturally there’s one more key thing to remember: only make the purchase when the quality & fit are right. A vintage find is only as good as it is wearable, and any piece – on-trend or not – should still be worthy of your carefully curated wardrobe.