L O U I S . V U I T T O N . M A I S O N .

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Last Friday I had the absolute honor of attending the opening of the Louis Vuitton Masion store on George Street in Sydney. Being only the 13th of its kind in the world, the Louis Vuitton Maison is spread out over three beautiful levels and is Australia's largest stand-alone luxury store. Full of exquisite and breathtaking pieces, this store is home to $6 million dollars worth of jewelry, each with its own story and inspiration behind its design. Trust that my favourite piece (the jeweled statement necklace above) is worth a cool $1.5 million dollars alone. Cate Blanchett was described as "part of the Louis Vuitton family" and was there to show her support by cutting the ribbon to officially open the LV Maison store, which just so happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Louis Vuitton in Australia. I didn't know it was humanely possible to illuminate the way Cate does in real life, but apparently it is. Besides its incredible decor and mouth watering collections, the most fascinating part about this store is the VIP room located on the very top floor. Here you will find Haute Maroquinerie, the luxurious service where customers can custom build their very own Louis Vuitton bag. Only the second store in the entire world to receive this exclusive 'Made to Order' service, customers have the option to choose what leather, shape, size, colour, lining and hardware they desire to suit their own personality and taste. Designed to be a 'dream of a process', each bag takes between six to twelve months to make in Paris and comes with your initials iron stamped on a leather patch inside. Considering there are eight different types of fine and exceptional leathers, including shiny or matte crocodile or alligator skin, available in a range of twenty-six colours and over eighty thousand shades of silver and gold hardware to choose from, I think someone as indecisive as myself would have to spend a week in there just to choose what colour I would want the lining to be! That being said it would be a process I'd be more than happy to undertake for such an iconic and timeless piece such a Louis Vuitton bag.

A special thank you to Matt, Natalia and Sophia from EVHPR for making this happen, and also to Amanda Gay, Phillipa Jenkins, Yves Carcelle and Jean-Baptiste Debain from Louis Vuitton for taking one day to new heights of surreal. This experience is definitely in my top three. Ever.

47 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so incredible! Your pics look so luxe Nicole. Gorgeous.
    Ohhh I would have been in awe of Cate Blanchett. Always absolutely transfixed by her on screen, can only imagine how stunning she is in person!

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  2. Beautiful pictures... Thanks!
    Cate really looks amazing!
    I'm loving all the bags without the monogram.


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  3. wow this is absolutely amazing!

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  4. wow what an amazing experience for you, I would love to see that!

    mango
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  5. wow! and Cate Blachett! Love her!

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  6. This store opening looks incredible! What an amazing place.

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  7. This is so cool. So amazing that you got to go see it all in person.

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  8. i LOVE cate blanchett

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  9. wow, lovely pictures, the store opening looks so cool! lad you went

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  10. Such an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing it with us x

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  11. fantastic photos - particularly the customisation stations! the store looks beautiful :)

    B xx

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  12. louis vuitton love louis vuitton

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  13. OMG!
    I ADORE Louis Vuitton :O
    Love from Spain!

    Check out y blog

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  14. each piece is amazing. love l.v

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  15. Lucky girl! beautiful pictures :)

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  16. It's amazing! i love LV! :) Great photos :)

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  17. Oh my goodness it's beautiful. I can't wait to pop in
    Xo

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  18. beautiful pictures,I love Louis Vuitton bags.

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  19. I love the new bag designs and colors, they look really luxurious. The white floral shift dress is really cute too :)

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  20. Beautiful store and store opening! Love LV bags.

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  21. Beautiful shots!

    xx
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  22. wow! perfect all these shoes and bags wow! Love it!

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  23. So cool! Pretty! Happy friday! XO Rebecca

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  24. i love how your pictures are always so lovely!! x

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  25. Wow! I didn't even know that there are eighty thousand shades of silver and gold! These pictures are amazing.

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  26. Wow what an amazing experience. Those sequined peep toes are exquisite too! xx
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  27. WOW. WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. THE STORE IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

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    ELLE

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bags, love the place and how amazing would it be to have a custom-made LV!? xoxo

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  29. Love Lois Vuitton!!! OH MY GODDD!!!

    XXX
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  30. Wow - every photo is so beautiful! Love all the detail shots you took. Lovely!

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  31. loveley!
    greetings from germany! :-)

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  32. so exciting!

    Bises,
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  33. faboloussssss!
    love this post,great pics ;)

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  34. Thank you for sharing the photos with us. I walked past the store a couple of months ago when it was still in the making, so nice to see what it looks like inside. Hopefully one day I can own my own Louis Vuitton bag ! :)

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  35. Oh wow! this is some exciting times for Australia, seems like Sydney is fast catching up to Melbourne's claim of being the fashion capital, is this the first LV store in Sydney?? what an amazing opportunity to have attended! <3
    Monica

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  36. WOW! you really caught some stunning pics of those LV bags & shoes. Love the laced, knee-high boots~ dying to get my hands on them and order one with my initials <3

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