LV Secret Places

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Wearing: 1/  Asos topJ Brand jeansSophia Webster heelsProenza Schouler handbagJennifer Zeuner necklaceJacquie Aiche finger braceletRebecca Minkoff rings.  2/ Zara jumpsuit (similar here), Sophia Webster sandalsProenza Schouler bag, House of Holland sunglasses, Jennifer Zeuner necklaceRebecca Minkoff rings.

I honestly can’t believe a month has already passed, and it has taken me so long to do this photo diary. I visited Paris with Zanita & Nicole and was invited to experience “Louis Vuitton’s Secret Places”. We spent a few days having the incredible opportunity to get to know the brand from its roots starting with a tour of the Louis Vuitton family home. The beautiful Art Nouveau style house is only around 20 minutes out of the city centre of Paris but it was like we had been transported to the French countryside with blooming roses filling the courtyard and a sun drenched lawn. We walked through the workshop next door which was quietly buzzing as the minute details were bringing the signature Louis Vuitton quality to life.

The following morning we had a private tour of the Louis Vuitton Champs-Élysées flagship store. My favourite part of Louis Vuitton is for obvious reasons the travel section, and I loved hearing how the brand has built its entire empire from its travel inspired roots. After working as an apprentice luggage and trunk maker Louis Vuitton opened his own store Louis Vuitton Malletier (“Louis Vuitton Trunk-Maker”) in 1954 with lightweight flat top trunks. After rival manufacturers began imitating his work Vuitton began creating the stripe and checkerboard patterns, and of course the iconic monogram logo. If I was to ever own a part of Louis Vuitton it would be the passport case or carry on suitcase, having a piece of travel inspired historic design discovering new horizons with me. A girl can only dream!