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How does the Web 3.0 Love Grow?

Saturday party time!
Saturday party time! – by TrendyGoodnight on Polyvore.com

Polyvore is sending some love out via web 3.0, check it out.

I always wondered if any one would follow my theme of Web.30 Love….

The Best of Trendy: Love market grows Web 3.0

lookie here——

Web 3.0 love secrets of the French

If you love something… set it free | Twine

😉 Thank you Kosmix for Web 3.0 Love :#

Boyfriends
Boyfriends – by TrendyGoodnight on Polyvore.com

The Sexiest "Louis Vuitton" I Ever Did Hear

Oh, I so would have loved to have had my camera at lunchtime today.

I was on Canal Street walking my way up to New York State Civil Court.

All along the way from Eighth Avenue to Lafayette, Canal Street was crowded; no news there.

However, there was a difference, things had changed. Its as if there was a choreographed ad viralizing on the street. People were moving up to me and whispering “Louis Vuitton.” As I sashayed myself eastward I heard the sexiest “Louis Vuitton” I’ll probably ever hear in the NYC.

While some may think a fake Louis Vuitton is to the brand’s disadvantage, today’s performance proves otherwise. Every minute of everyday offers subliminal branding on Canal Street; the street that never sleeps on bargains in luxury’s world capital, New York City.

See further:

eBay Guides – How to Spot Fake Louis Vuitton – Authentic Guide #1

A Feng Shui Day on Canal Street

Changing faces at Louis Vuitton is a 3D Matter

Can You Kick Ass in A Skirt?

The Sexiest "Louis Vuitton" I Ever Did Hear

Oh, I so would have loved to have had my camera at lunchtime today.

I was on Canal Street walking my way up to New York State Civil Court.

All along the way from Eighth Avenue to Lafayette, Canal Street was crowded; no news there.

However, there was a difference, things had changed. Its as if there was a choreographed ad viralizing on the street. People were moving up to me and whispering “Louis Vuitton.” As I sashayed myself eastward I heard the sexiest “Louis Vuitton” I’ll probably ever hear in the NYC.

While some may think a fake Louis Vuitton is to the brand’s disadvantage, today’s performance proves otherwise. Every minute of everyday offers subliminal branding on Canal Street; the street that never sleeps on bargains in luxury’s world capital, New York City.

See further:

eBay Guides – How to Spot Fake Louis Vuitton – Authentic Guide #1

A Feng Shui Day on Canal Street

Changing faces at Louis Vuitton is a 3D Matter

Can You Kick Ass in A Skirt?

Murakami finds his Buddha Nature

I am Murakami! © 2008 Bubblegumvision

While Mr. Pointy made it in, Murakami was unable to get his 6,613 lbs and 18.5 plus foot bodpod into the Takashi Murakami’s Brooklyn Museum retrospective space.

Thanks to the visionary work of owner, Minskoff Group, over a decade ago, the “Oval Buddha” has abundant headroom to reflect its Murakami at 590 Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden, 56th Street in New York City through September 7, 2008. It was a bold move back then for a private public space to mess with City public art vision, to maximize seating and sculpture and minimize trees and flowerbeds.

MurakamiMe © 2008 bubblegumvision

Murakami’s “Oval Buddha” is probably the most mutually symbiotic sculpture to rule over 590 Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden’s space in years. While Murakami’s commercial kingdom presently rules Brooklyn; his Soul is perfectly positioned for homage in the most prestigious commercial spot in Manhattan, next to Niketown and Trump Tower, in the Plaza, not too far from Mother Lode Vuitton at 1 East 57th, less than one minute away. This former IBM space is now in peak bloom.

The sculpture’s fit inside this space is genius; are there just two sides to a buddha? Fear not the air is clean here (no puffing away outside) you can actually eat your brown bag lunch. And people wonder why the Kitty is crying (Goodbye Mary, Hello Kitty).

See also Flickr wallyg on the iconic Oval’s history and detail and some really cool pictures.

Murakami on his Oval Buddha:

“Over the years, as I worked on it, it became a self-portrait,”

“It says I’m getting old and fat and have a big head,”

“No sports; just sitting every day. A very tired back. Those are the feelings that went into this.”

“He’s a very honest character,”

“Oval Buddha” is Murakami’s newest addition to his cast of creatures… five years in the making from conception to creation, the Oval character came to Murakami as he sat on the toilet.”

“Sad, isn’t it? I wish it was a more beautiful story,”

–Los Angeles Times, “Superflat World

Superflat
Murkami Takashi Art Flower Soccer Ball Molten
Takashi Murakami Kaikai Kiki Happy Flower Cell Phone Strap Badge Pink
Murakami
Summon Monsters? Open The Door? Heal? Or Die?
My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Keba Keba
Japanese Experience: Inevitable, The (In the Floating World: Slash with a Knife, 1999)
Takashi Murakami Kaikai Kiki 11″ Kaikai Plush Doll Figure
Takashi Murakami Art Print Mr. DOB Jellyfish Eyes

Changing faces at Louis Vuitton is a 3D Matter

Some have spoken out in wonder about the changing faces of Vuitton. Is Giselle still in? Why Pharrell, why music? Why doesn’t Vuitton stick to fashion faces?

Fashionistas know the Vuitton merchandise but do they know its culture?

The traditional culture of Vuitton has always been celebrities. The brand stamp before Jacobs was Hollywood. See “In Hollywood How Long Does a Face Last.”

The faces in the current Vuitton Ads, celebrity from the catwalk of fame, 3D-ego

The fashion faces of Moss and Naomi and Giselle are driven by celebrity. The face of Pharrell is multidimensional, collab jewelry designer, an HP face, VIBE.com: Watch World Premiere of Pharrell’s HP Commercial, a JLo face, Jennifer Lopez // jlo.net: Lopez, Williams recording reggaeton song, his own face, Pharrell – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Has Marc Jacobs mixed the customer up in his nuance101ology?

“For people that don’t have any interest in the psychology of nuance, who need everything to be in their face, who don’t want to analyze . . . those aren’t the people I romanticize about dressing.”

The culture of Marc Jacobs is upon us, so pack these words into your attitude when you embody the icons of Vuitton.

Confidence in :
“introverted” “mysterious” “youth” “innocence”
“young and sweet and innocent and beautiful”
the irony of awkwardness being a source of comfort

equals success:

“In 1997, prior to Jacobs’s hire, Louis Vuitton’s revenues were $1.2 billion. Last year, they were $3.5 billion—thanks, in part, to Jacobs’s collaboration with Takashi Murakami (pop updates—luscious red cherries, neon logos—on the classic Vuitton pattern), which sold $300 million in handbags. In 2005, Marc Jacobs International has done about $400 million in sales.”

Fear of failure a big part of success?

“He never played it safe design-wise, exploring the ideas that have since become his signature: looking backward for inspiration, a sense of irony and wit, and the tendency—so familiar now, so remarkable then—to represent street clothes on the runway. Jacobs was in love with rock and roll—“the throwaway attitude of it,”–Anna Sui.

You’ve got to get fired and have IT friends willing to do IT free and also buy from you. Mainly you’ve got to get the press to fall in love with you.

Perry Ellis fired him for this, but the press fell in love:

“In 1992, Jacobs showed a landmark collection, one that people still marvel over thirteen years later. Jacobs was into grunge, and he decided to put it on the runway: flannel shirts, thermals (his reimagined in cashmere, a Jacobs signature to this day), Doc Martens, layers and layers, all of it topped with a little crocheted skullcap. “

source: Marc Jacobs’ Paradoxical Triumph (August 19-September 5, 2005)



See Also:
How Classic Handbags Add Trendy to Their Modern Lines – Vuitton
How Classic Fragrances Become Trendy in the Modern World