He is one of the most popular stars in music. And Kanye West is trying to bring his influence to bear by calling on his fans to boycott Louis Vuitton. The rapper pulled the stunt during a radio interview in which he explained his anger at being snubbed by the firm’s vice-president Yves Carcelle.
Speaking on 92.3 NOW radio, he said: ‘I was made for this moment. What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don’t understand why we need to meet with you.
‘I said, “let me explain to you why you need to meet with me.”
‘Everybody in New York City right now don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until after January.
‘Now do you want to meet with me? Now do you want to meet with me? Influence. They think that I don’t realise my power.’
Kanye is hoping his clout will stop fans splashing out on the French brand’s luggage and handbags, which range in price from £300 and £8,000.
Luxury: Kanye carrying a Louis Vuitton bag in Los Angeles last month
However, just days after the “boycott” Kanye was spotted carrying a Louis Vuitton bag into his car (below).
What do you think? Was it fair for Kanye to feel upset? Do you think Yves Carcelle should have at least said hello to Kanye as a customer? Leave your comment below.
We wonder what Kim thinks of this.
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We caught up with these stylish beauties while shopping at the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall recently. Sierra (left) and Shelley are both from The Babushka Ballerina, a boutique which specialises in everything wedding.
Their printed tunic dress and high bun look is a favourite among Brisbane fashionistas especially in this sunny weather.
Both Sierra and Shelley are sporting fresh faces with minimal makeup. Defined brows and nude lips are perfect against their printed dress. Let’s look a little closer at what they are wearing.
Both Sierra and Shelley style their tunic dresses well.
Shelley’s print tunic dress is a great casual chic piece.
Defined eyebrows are in this season. Shelley’s high bun is chic and keeps her cool on sunny days. She cleverly decorates her hair with these funky sunnies.
Shelley’s Mulberry bag in mustard adds colour to her ensemble.
Sierra balances her snake print dress with black accessories.
Sunnies completes the look for Sierra.
A BCBG Maxazria cuff looks chic on Sierra.
Sierra picks up the black from her dress print and accessorises with this black tote.
Platforms in nude softens the entire look.
Check out the Babushka Ballerina Facebook page here.
Get the look with these tunic dresses and nude shoes from boohoo.com. They ship internationally.
So what’s your favourite look? Will you give these a try?
We’re so into the military look right now. The camouflage print is really growing on us. If you’re like us and would like to slowly ease into this trend, try wearing something with a camouflage trim or a plain T-shirt with a camouflage pocket. We tried finding it in the stores but weren’t very lucky. So we decided to just make it ourselves! See below on what you need and how to make this chic T-shirt. This cost us less than $10!
Plain T-shirt, $4, from Big W (you can find this anywhere).
Camouflage print fabric, $6 (1/2 meter), from Big W.
The rest of the items like scissors, needle and thread, we already had.
Place the paper pocket shape on your choice of fabric.
Trace 1cm extra around it. Cut.
Fold the sides in with the top one to be the last one.
Folding the paper in helps you get the shape you want. Iron it neatly.
Remove the paper. This is how it looks on the outer side.
On the reverse side, sew this top part first.
Then, flip back to the outer side. Position it on your T-shirt.
I like to use sellotape to secure it well. Sew on all sides EXCEPT the top.
Voila! C’etait tres facile! It was so easy!
Now that we have this new T-shirt, how do we wear it? Here are some ideas:
Wear it with houndstooth pants and studded flats.
Wear it with jeans, a black leather skirt or denim shorts and add a leather bracelet with chains. These are from Sheik. Head to our shopping directory here. If you like lots of rings, these are from Lovisa.
Are you going to try this D.I.Y camouflage pocket T-shirt? You can also pick other prints like polka dots, stripes or even florals.
WONDERMIKA gets the scoop! Founder and designer for Sambag, Sam Wagner revealed to Editor Mel Kamaruddin that these leopard print ballerina flats could be the latest addition to Hollywood celebrity Nicole Kidman’s wardrobe. Wagner said, “We’ve sent Sambag products to Hollywood celebrities before and Nicole has been photographed wearing our pieces. Nicole likes classic looks and we might want to send these to Leopard Print Ballet Flats to her. And even this blouse with the pleated collar.”
Could this be Nicole Kidman’s new shoes? Sambag designer Sam Wagner says this shoe might be sent from Australia to Kidman in the U.S. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
This white blouse could potentially be in Nicole Kidman’s wardrobe! PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Wagner spoke to Mel Kamaruddin at an exclusive in-store party celebrating the first anniversary of the Sambag store in the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall. The party was attended by Brisbane’s fashion bloggers like Brisbane Threads Editor Danielle Lewis and Jenni Sellan of Stylehunter who previewed the latest 2014 collection. Also present were bloggers Birdette from Boughtbybirdette and Demi of Carbon Chic. “The store is doing well here in Brisbane. Before we had this one, Sambag was first in Brisbane in a warehouse and that did well. So we knew that Brisbane was a good place for us to expand into,” said Wagner.
Sambag is in the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
This Australian designer revealed, “We’re looking at having 20 stores next year.
At the moment, Sambag has 10 stores.
Sambag is already in Hong Kong and picking up really well. That’s the only store in Asia at the moment but we will explore more,”
And keeping with the global trends, Sambag’s online store is its second biggest store in terms of business. Wagner said that Singapore and Malaysia would be an interesting market to be in for Sambag. During the party, Wagner was asked on whether it was true that she had sold her wedding ring to help fund the early days of Sambag. She said,”Yes, it’s true,”
Wagner who started her business selling bags at the Sydney markets has now carved a place in the fashion industry. This would be her 15th year doing what she loves – Sambag.
Sambag is also known for their flats. Here are some of what’s in store. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Sambag flats are popular with shoppers. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Sambag stands for affordable luxury. Leather sandals and flats are typically priced around $175. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
This shirtdress is Wagner’s personal favourite. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Sam Wagner with WONDERMIKA editor, Mel Kamaruddin. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Some of Brisbane’s stylish people who attended the party at the Wintergarden. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
Stylehunter stylist Jenni Sellan with Sam Wagner. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
A variety of mouthwatering canape served at the party.
Danielle Lewis of Brisbane Threads (right) with Sam Wagner and guest. Photo by Carole Margand/Caco Photography.
Brisbane’s fashion flock in Sambag Wintergarden Queen Street Mall. PHOTO by Carole Margand/Caco Photography
If you want to get your hands on what might be Nicole Kidman’s new shoes, Sambag is online and ships worldwide. Click here for store listings or to shop online.
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