Limited edition Speedy in pink ostrich, $12,000. Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton
While touring the Louis Vuitton atelier last week, I spotted a craftswoman working on something pink… something ostrich…. something totally Tina. I ran over to her and grabbed the bag out of her hand and found out it is the new Speedy (you should have seen me there– I was a wild woman running around breaking rules and taking photos of areas that no one, not even WWD nor Vogue have ever taken photos of before! I was shocked they didn’t kick me out, in fact, the LV staff was quite gracious and even offered me champagne– which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am sorry it’s taken me so long to put it all together but I promise to have it up soon!). I reluctantly handed it back to the stunned worker and watched as she meticulously finished off stitching the sides of the bag– it makes me want to buy this bag even more knowing the care it took to make it. Fabulous and stylish for those who adore pink (though I could do without that gold “Speedy” emblem on the bag), this is a lovely modernization of the timeless Speedy bag (but the original will always be available for its loyal fans!). It has a gorgeous structure without being rigid and the ostrich skin is superb. The size is around 30cm, it is fairly lightweight and opens to a large interior– a ladylike yet functional bag, in pink no less. What more could a girly girl ask for? At Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide in July. On a different note, I was invited to the Louis Vuitton Resort show in New York today but am still in Paris… sigh. So much to do so little time. I would have liked to attend this show, LV ready to wear is always so sumptuous and luxurious. Next time, next time….