My stint at thePurseForum has been short yet fun and fruitful. I was able to make friends with many nice people from all over the world who (like me), shares the same passion for Louis Vuitton. So after my banishment from the said forum, I was still able to contact my forum friends-among them is LVMode-and continue to share our thoughts about Louis Vuitton, life, Twilight books, unrecieved catalogues and more. *wink*
I will define LVMode as the human form of cool! She’s the nicest person and has got the coolest Vuittons in the world, one great example would be the Richard Prince Yellow Laser-etched Pony Hair Cartoon Firebird, a runway prototype that debuted at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2008 fashion show and was featured at some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world… it’s the only piece ever made, one-of-a-kind , and she’s got it!
LVMode also got other cool stuff, but the latest and the greatest (as of yet) is the world’s first ever custom made Trunk in Damier Graphite Canvas. The Trunk looks like a vanity kit or cosmetic case but no its not, the Trunk was actually designed to hold remote controls for LVMode’s TV, DVD, and more. She said that she couldn’t think of anything else to get a trunk made for and she wanted to have a Graphite trunk so bad so the Damier Graphite Remote Control Case was born.
The Damier Graphite Remote Control Case was assembled at Louis Vuitton’s workshop in Asnières, France and was designed by Jade Hantouche, Special Order Manager at Louis Vuitton Asnières Atelier. The trunk was also mentioned in the August 2008 Quantas Inflight Magazine article called LV Special Orders along with Karl Lagerfeld’s infamous iPod Case, Sofia Coppola’s Sound System Case and more. Read the article below:
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So, after 6 months of waiting, LVMode’s Damier Graphite Remote Control Case was finished. And as part of the Louis Vuitton’s Special Order tradition, the last nail will be hammered into the trunk by the customer but unfortunately, LVMode was unable to go to Asnières to nail the trunk so it was sent straight to her. Also at that time, LVMode’s Sac Louis was getting made so it would have been a double treat for her to go and see both being made, but alas… there’s always next time though.
And if you’re wondering how much the trunk costs, LVMode says “It was a much better price then I had expected.” The Damier Graphite Remote Control case currently sits next to the TV, an absolutely witty location.
I would like to thank LVMode for sharing her newest prized possession to us, its a great honor to feature it here in I LVOE LV. LVMode is currently making a website that would feature her collection and I will be posting the link soon when it’s up and running.
Image via I LVOE LV c/o LVMode