Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is a very well known fashion figure, sometimes considered over the top and very controversial. He worked for a few fashion houses before starting his own brand. Let’s talk a little more in depth about his personal life and career. Also, I should let you know, Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers along with a few more, which I will make sure to write an article about as well.

  He was born on the 9th of April 1963, in New Jersey. He had what you would call a rocky childhood, with his father dying and his mother starting living a life of power dating with a bunch of failed marriages after her husband died. After moving from New Jersey to Long Island and later to the Bronx, he moved in with his grandmother. They grew a really close relationship thanks to her love for aesthetically beautiful things and her encouraging and appreciative comments on his creative work. “No one ever said ‘no’ to me about anything,” he said. “No one ever told me anything was wrong. Never. No one ever said, ‘You can’t be a fashion designer.’ No one ever said, ‘You’re a boy and you can’t take tap-dancing lessons.’ No one ever said, ‘You’re a boy and you can’t have long hair.’ No one ever said, ‘You can’t go out at night because you’re 15 and 15-year-olds don’t go to nightclubs.’ No one said it was wrong to be gay or right to be straight.” 

  Even with all this freedom, at 15, he never strayed away from his studies at the High School of Design and Art. He used to work at an upscale boutique called Charivari after school where he met designer Perry Ellis who became his mentor. He was allowed to design sweaters for the shop by the boutique’s staff after finishing his tasks. This helped him secure a spot at the Parsons School of Design.

  In 1984, he designed the Sketchbook label for the clothing manufacturer Reuben Thomas, Inc. That same year, with help from the company’s executive Robert Duffy, he launched his own line, Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. Jacobs, which helped him secure enough financial backing to start his own label. He became the youngest designer to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent (1987)—one of the industry’s highest honours.

   In 1993 he founded his namesake fashion house and after being signed as creative director for Louis Vuitton, he got the funding he needed to open his first of the many boutiques to come. He later stepped down from Louis Vuitton, in 2013, but his brand is still as strong as ever. He recently launched a new, more accessible line, called Heaven by Marc Jacobs. I highly suggest you check it out.

  Hope you enjoyed, I know I haven’t posted in a while, I have been really busy, but I will make sure to upload as often as possible. Have a great day,

                                                                                                      XOXO, Delayla

The story of Louis Vuitton

Hello guys, let’s continue with our series ‘The story of…’ Today we will be talking about the designer Louis Vuitton. He was born on on the 4th of August 1821 in France in a family of carpenters and farmers. When he was 10, his mother, who was a hat maker, died and his father followed soon after. He had a very difficult relationship with his adoptive stepmother, so he left at the age of 13. Doing some weird jobs for a living. he traveled aprox 450 km to Paris where he arrived in 1837, in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, he apprenticed under Monsieur Marechal, a successful trunk maker and packer. Within a few years he gained a reputation among the most fashionable people of Paris, as one of the city’s premiere practitioner of the craft.

After the re-establishment of the French Empire under Napoleon III, the Empress of France hired Vuitton as her personal trunk maker and packer. She charged him with “packing the most beautiful clothes in an exquisite way”. This provided Vuitton with an opening to the royal and elite clientele which provided him with work for the rest of his career.

He married 17 year-old Clemence-Emilie Parriaux in 1854, when he was 33 years-old. He left Marechal’s shop soon after and opened his own trunk making and packing workshop in Paris. He hung a sign, outside his shop, that read “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specialising in packing fashions.” In 1858, Vuitton introduced his revolutionary rectangular canvas trunks, inspired by H. J. Cave and Sons of London, at a time when the market only had rounded-top leather trunks. The demand for his trunks was huge, so he opened a new shop in Asnieres-sur-Seine. The original pattern of the canvas was called “Damier”. Vuitton also invented the first pick-proof lock

After the Franco-Prussian War, in 1871, the demand fell and his workshop was in shambles. Many of his tools were stolen and all his staff was gone. Vuitton rebuilt quickly, opening a new shop at 1 Rue Scribe, next to a famous jockey club in the heart of Paris. He later ied in 1892.

Hope you enjoyed and let me know who you want me to do next. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

Styling the 2020 trends

Yesterday I posted about the trends that are coming in 2020, so today I am going to show you some looks that I styled and contain the trends.

Suits and blazers

dress: Elisabetta Franchi,490$

bag: RED Valentino, 639$

shoes: René Caovilla, 395$

earrings: Oscar de la Renta, 195$

Tropical

coat: Undercover,720$

dress: Eywasouls Malibu,255$

shoes: Yves Saint Laurent,1195$

bag: Givenchy,791$

earrings: Ileana Makri,359$

Puffed sleeves

dress: Alexandre Vauthier,1445$

shoes: Dolce and Gabbana,2025$

bag: Gucci,1595$

bracelet: Annelise Michelson,266$

necklace: John Brevard,4200$

perfume: Chanel,80$

Neon

coat: Eudon Choi,766$

pants: Gucci,1500$

shirt: Michael Kors,850$

shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker,345$

bag: Furla,371$

earrings: Moschino,390$

Sequins

shirt: P.A.R.O.S.H,388$

skirt: Love Sam,265$

bag: Miu Miu,1478$

shoes: Christian Louboutin,695$

earrings: Ben-Amun,173$

Spring/Summer 2020 trends

Since the year is almost ending, I think it’s only appropriate to be prepared for the new year with the upcoming trends.

As I didn’t go to any of the fashion weeks, I watched them online. Here are some of the trends of 2020:

Suits and blazers

Burberry,Versace,Chanel

You are definitely going to see a lot of suits and blazers in 2020. Most of the big fashion houses presented at least one suit or blazer in their runway shows. I think they are absolutely gorgeous and they are very versatile, because you can use for almost any occasion.

Tropical prints

Dolce and Gabbana,Versace

The tropical prints have also been all over the fashion runways. It’s so summery and fun, I think it’s a great trend. The colours are so vibrant and it seems as if they make you happy by looking at them.

Puffed sleeves

Chanel,Louis Vuitton,Tory Burch

Puffed sleeves are such a great detail for shirts, they change the whole dynamic of the outfit. They are one of the trends I am looking most forward to.

Neon

Versace,Balmain,Balenciaga

The neons are making a comeback, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The power of neon colours is so strong and their such a statement piece.

Sequins

Versace,Louis Vuitton

Sequins were everywhere in the fashion weeks. They are such a cool trend and also they can mix with almost everything. Not really my favourite only because I find them a little bit to out there for me, but I do enjoy them on other people.

LVMH decides to buy Tiffany in $16 billion deal

In a call Monday, LVMH Chief Financial Officer Jean-Jacques Guiony described the deal as a “game-changer” for the conglomerate’s watches & jewellery segment, batting away concerns over Tiffany’s near-term performance.

“We strongly believe that LVMH is not only an ideal owner for Tiffany but also that this iconic brand is a perfect addition to our portfolio and perfect complement to our existing model,” Guiony said.