Louis Vuitton Relaunches Website
Today a newly relaunched Louis Vuitton website went live, boasting a bounty of mixed media features including photos from a trip to India, an interview with Angelina Jolie and rotating timepieces. The new site is divided into five comprehensive sections, including the brand’s online magazine “New, Now”. The Journeys section is dedicated to corporate content and Collections features 360-degree images of products and an enhanced search facility that allows users to browse by category, line, color or collection. The Stores section offers both online shopping and links to physical stores, while My LV allows visitors to bookmark information in a customized space. Guests can even to interact on the site and share information they find via their favorite social networks. Following the Dior web makeover last month, this LV relaunch is a part of the continuing efforts made by parent company LVMH Moet Hennessy to keep their luxury brands fresh and accessible.
UNICEF’s Annual Designer Dolls Inspired by Nature
This year’s installment of designer dolls known as Les Frimousses (or little faces, in English) for philanthropic organization UNICEF, were conceived with nature in mind. Forty-five dolls were created in collaboration with designers and fashion houses, including Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Christian Dior. The designer dolls will be on show at the Petit Palais from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4. Following that, the Les Frimousses will attempt to find home from the highest bidder at Paris’ Drouot Montaigne auction house on Dec. 13. The reserve price for each little toy is 300 euros, or $417 at current exchange. UNICEF is to distribute funds raised from their sale to help vaccinate children in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Michael Kors to Judge Costumes at Bette Midler’s Halloween Bash
Halloween is just around the corner! Do you know what your costume is yet? Hopefully, the guests of Bette Midler’s annual “Hulaween” part tonight do, since Michael Kors will be reprising last night’s Project Runway role and serving as costume judge. Kors will also be in charge of awarding the standout looks, which fall into comical categories such as Most Obvious Rental and How the F*!# Did You Do That. But Kors isn’t the onyl one getting into the spooky spirit. Fellow guru Narciso Rodriguez is among the co-chairs and Douglas Little is designing the “Dia de los Muertos” decor combined with Midler’s Hawaiian theme. Elettra Wiedemann, Jane Krakowski, Renée Fleming, John McEnroe and Martha Stewart will all be in the crowd at the fund-raiser for the New York Restoration Project and as a special (trick or) treat, everyone will be regaled with a performance by Stevie Wonder.
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