Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons: An Investment to Make?

Dear readers,

as many of you may know, Louis Vuitton launched their collaborative collection with Jeff Koons on April 11th at the Louvre. Ever since the very first pictures popped up, I’ve been wondering about both the artistic and the investment value of the collection, hence, I decided to share my views.

The collection features copies of artwork by Da Vinci, Titien, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh and its a dream come true to any artlover. However, I believe it’s on the very thin line of being a well-carried-off  intellectual property infringement. Moreover, speaking from a purely fashion side, none of the pieces are bold or extravagant, they are just unexpected and indisputably not to be incorporated into ready-to-wear, which, thus, makes them into collectors’ pieces.
This leads me to my next question: Does this collection have true investment value?
Considering the design, the lack of originality in the bigger picture and the interest from the buyers expressed thus far, it is a safe speculation that this collection will be just a boom when it hits the stores on April 28th which will get little interest after a couple of interest.
Thus, judging by the trends in the fashion market in the last couple of years and what pieces are worth the investment in regards to the resale market, this collection is unlikely to be it.
I am interested in more opinions on the collection from anyone who’s invested in the market, so shoot me an email at asja.zolotovna@gmail.com.

Until next time,

Dreaming of Paris

Hello babies,

It’s a lazy Saturday night and we’re currently laying in Ana’s bed, dreaming of vacations past and missing how fresh our faces looked pre-exam season. It’s hard to not idealize Paris– the city of lights, love, art, and good (vegan!) food. Now that classes have started again, we want nothing more than to be back exploring Saint Germain or strolling along the Seine. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite moments from Paris with you, as well as the best little vegan place we found tucked away in the 7th arrondissement.

Paris in Autumn was absolutely stunning, and of course we saw the backdrop of flaming leaves as the perfect location for a photoshoot. The Jardin des Tuileries, nestled between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, is a beautiful haven from the busy city. It was pouring rain for a lot of the day, which only added to the soft fall vibe (if you forget about the struggle to all fit under Ana’s umbrella).

Of course, a trip to Paris would be incomplete for any fashion lover without a trip to 31 Rue Cambon, the location of the original Chanel shop. The surrounding streets are as glamorous as the brand, and you can’t help feeling just as fancy from walking among Paris’s most fashion forward.

Travelling vegan with a group is never easy– but luckily, in this case, it was two against two, so finding a restaurant went relatively okay. (Especially because we both like to get our way… and we weren’t up for another overpriced salad ordered sans chevre.) After a little research, we found the cutest place tucked out of the way in the lovely Saint Germain neighbourhood. 13-A Baker’s Dozen immediately wowed us with its warm, homey atmosphere, international staff, and delicious menu. After iced berry tea, turmeric lattes, and quinoa porridge, we were ready to keep exploring the streets.

We’re excited for many more adventures like this one and have already started planning a Croatia and an Iceland trip which we’ll keep you updated on. Feel free to send us requests of posts you want us to do, as well as things to try.
Until next time,
Stay stylish and ambitious!
Asja & Ana

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