Saturday, September 02, 2006

Louis Vuitton Latex Tunic Top + Cool Fashion Trends

It's back to school time again, folks. Whoopeee. Actually, it's "let's buy a shitload of new clothes and worry about the credit card bills later time".

So...

I was going thru my fashion mags gathering tear sheets and overall inspiration--'cuz I'm a deh-zai-naaah. Yeah, if I keep telling myself that, it may come true. Shutup. Ok. Anyway, look at what I found:


For only $1704 you can buy this top w/ belt by Louis Vuitton. Found this pic in this months Harper's Bazaar in a spread called "Factory Girl" photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Yes, it's unpolished latex, probably 0.45mm gauge, with some fugly belt and some type of lacing crap I could barely make out at the sides. I thought it was leather at first, but the glued seams gave it away. I have no idea who the peeps at Louis Vuitton contracted to make this. If you know %100 who made this, please leave a comment.

Let's go on to the trends. Trends are a good thing, especially if they are fetish/alterna orientated. Know what that means? You can get awesome stuff cheap at the trendy stores. Good places to check out are H&M, Zara, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe, etc. Don't underestimate the power of mall shopping.

I tried reading the articles, but fashion journalism pisses me off to much. WWD.com is more my cup of tea. At $99 a year, I better fucking read it everyday...

Overall trends that may be of interest to you:

  • Trenchcoats: They were big last year and they will continue to rule this year as well. I noticed lots of sweet satin and leather numbers. And you know what the best part will be: walking around mid-day in a rubba mac won't seem so strange.
  • Fetish Shoes: Bold, dramatic curved lines is the rule of thumb. Classic Betty Page fetish all the way here. Be prepared to see round toe platform stiletto pumps with insanely shaped heels. I was going to scan some examples, but there were too many gorgeous shoes to choose from.
  • Buckles and Metallic Crap: The metallic accessory craze is showing no sign of stopping, which is pretty awesome. Now's the time to find some belts, purses, and hats to jazz up the de facto latex basics like catsuits and tank dresses. Fendi is oversized buckle happy this season. I mean huge shiny buckles.

That's it for now. My hands hurt too much to write anymore, so until next time my dears...

7 comments:

Asudem Latex said...

wow - that is horrible!!

i can imagine what i could do with that much money.

i've added a link to this entry on my blog and just used the scan to illustrate it.

xx

sick puppy said...

I've seen this at Dollsrealm. I don't know very much about latex prices, but I guess that, for $1704, I can get a latex top deserving that name, and would still have founds to get a lot of the cool stuff you mention as well in your post.

Oneeyedjack said...

Hmmm... I have mixed feelings about a mainstreaming of rubber. On one hand it's just great to see women in latex in any capacity. Spreads like that one will expose many to it for the first time. Some will treat it like any other trend and others will really get into it more deeply. On the other hand, there is something to be said about the exclusivity of it. Maybe that's just the old, jaded punk in me, lol. However just thinking though... I don't think many ordinary people, who don't have a real love for the material will get into it, since it is such a labor of love to wear and care for properly.

One thing that I didn't think of is that, yes, soon we'll be able to find more fet oriented stuff at the cheaper shops, like H&M. My girl went nuts with all the EGL tops that H&M were selling last year and we love that look.

That Louis Vuitton top and belt are pretty weak though. I think Libidex's raw rubber looks way better and for a fraction of the cost - even factoring the US$ vs. the UK pound. I love raw rubber for men and I'd like to save up and get that Libidex western shirt. That's right up my alley!

Anyway, great post. Maybe we'll see you at Sunday's Fetish Retinue. :)

Betty LaBamba said...

i've added a link to this entry on my blog and just used the scan to illustrate it.

thanks for the link! mucho appreciated. i have to buckle down and figure out where to do that html blogroll shite.

...that top is too ridiculous. you know how many shoes i can buy with that much moolah?!?!

Betty LaBamba said...

I don't know very much about latex prices, but I guess that, for $1704, I can get a latex top deserving that name, and would still have founds to get a lot of the cool stuff you mention as well in your post.

$1700 can get a whooooole lotta latex stuff. catsuit, blow-up hood with all the trimmings, a real corset, a few seperates like skirts tops pants, decent shoes, and some makeup. the mark-up on that LV top is insane.

Betty LaBamba said...

Maybe that's just the old, jaded punk in me, lol. However just thinking though... I don't think many ordinary people, who don't have a real love for the material will get into it, since it is such a labor of love to wear and care for properly.

I got that jaded punk in me too. Part of me still goes, "those fuckers coppin' my style". haha. i am all for the mainstreaming of latex and rubber, though. it can only get "mainstream" to a degree. most people will say "eww, freaky whips and chains shit", but the rest will develope a positive interest in it, even if they never get around to buying a latex item.

One thing that I didn't think of is that, yes, soon we'll be able to find more fet oriented stuff at the cheaper shops, like H&M. My girl went nuts with all the EGL tops that H&M were selling last year and we love that look.

oh man, don't get me started on H&M, or HAM as i like to call it. depending on the trends, that place commands most of my budget! did you ever go to loehmans (sp?) on 7th ave b/t 17th and 18th st.?

Oneeyedjack said...

We've done some shopping at that Loehmans that you mention. Can't remember what we bought, but they had a lot of stuff. I'm a huge fan of Century 21 for myself. Great suits and other dress clothes for men. Men's Warehouse was also a favorite when I needed to rock suits everyday.

Yeah, I hear what you are saying... Really, how mainstream can latex get? It's way too fetishy for most people, not to mention the care it takes to keep a garment in good shape. I just hope it's popularization doesn't make latex designers water down their ideas to cater to a more mainstream consumer. I enjoy high fashion latex and bizarre heavy rubber alike.