TT Vol. 96
Bulgari Paris, Louis Vuitton Resort, Dua Lipa & Cabana Shirts
Clockwise from Top.
Bulgari Hotel Paris
A few months ago, luxury jewelry house Bulgari opened up its first Paris hotel on Avenue George V, located in the city’s Golden Triangle. It is the seventh hotel property for the LVMH-owned brand.
What we really liked about the design is the rooftop promenade, with views of the Eiffel Tower and the Rive Gauche. It feels like an intimate version of the High Line or the Promenade Plantée.
The Bulgari brand has come a long way. It was founded in 1884 by a Greek silversmith in Rome, and now does +$1B in sales across hard luxury, cosmetics, fragrances and experiences.
We talk more about Paris and Bulgari on this week’s podcast.
Louis Vuitton Resort 2023
Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director of Louis Vuitton Women’s, held the house’s Resort 2023 at the Salk Institute, a Louis Kahn-designed brutalist masterpiece in La Jolla, California. As Harper’s called it, “Louis Vui-kahn”!
It’s not a classic resort collection, with many of the looks using metallic fabrics and details. While certainly not the most comfortable looking, the garments did do a magnificent job reflecting the sun as it set over the Pacific Ocean.
As Vogue calls out, Louis Vuitton has a history of staging its Resort shows at noted architectural sites, including the Niteroi Museum in Rio de Janeiro and the Miho Museum near Kyoto.
And we like that LV is continuing do so; plenty of brands have cut back on capsule collection shows like Resort, but Louis Vuitton clearly has deep pockets.
Dua Gets Her Vogue Cover
Pop star Dua Lipa graces the cover of the June/July issue of Vogue in a Prada piece that walked the runway back in February.
Some are predicting this Prada set is poised to go viral. Let’s see what TikTok does with it!
Lipa is now on a major tour, promoting her album that came out in March 2020, just as the pandemic hit. She also recently launched her own newsletter and podcast.
And - she has been hitting Paris with Simon Jacquemus. Allez!
We’re thinking about what we’re going to be wearing at the pool this summer. All of the resort wear/camp shirts/vacation shirts are hitting the market. The great thing about this style shirt is that Raquel and I can wear the same stuff. It’s like they are all half off!
A profiled on Hill House founder Nell Diamond, and her runaway hit nap dress.
Uncle Ewan from Succession glues himself to a Starbucks counter.
Passenger who did not know how to fly lands plane after pilot passed out.
Justin Bieber’s gender neutral streetwear brand drew house is now up on SSENSE.
Does the rotating designer model - Moncler Genius, AZ Factory, Jean Paul Gaultier - really work?
Making airport shopping good again.
Chris & Raquel
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