When I think of Christian Dior, all I see is Charlize Theron stripping down and all I hear is her voice softly and seductively saying “J’adore Dior”. The brand is known for its long history and timeless aesthetic. And with the re-opening of their store in Shanghai, Dior has decided to create an exclusive and limited edition selection of items.
Christian Dior’s boutique at Plaza 66 in Shanghai, China will re-open this May. With the reopening, Dior has decided to launch a limited edition selection of iconic pieces from the house in Dior blue. These pieces will be sold exclusively at their Shanghai store, which means many of us will never be able to buy them. This launch coincides with the World Expo and the Dior Cruise 2011 fashion show being held in Shanghai on May 15th.
One of the brands I have extreme respect for is Dior. However, in all the years of my respect for the new, never once did I actually like anything in the House’s luggage set. There was never enough magnetism from any of the brand’s luggage for me to obsess over– I have never loved anything sufficient to purchase something. Not even convinced after viewing Princess Diana carrying the bag — and I love her enough to enjoy what she is seen carrying!This Diorama bag is what so many people are now liking in Dior’s collection.The tote when taken, is admittedly fairly. But in my eyes it reminds me a lot of this Chanel Boy bag.And even though it arrived in among my favorite colors, it still did not do much for me personally. Regrettably. Because I have been expecting that I would finally see something from Dior that is well worth considering. I really like bags that may be known as “timeless” based on design, but I think Dior bags have only been so “blah”. I barely even remember the last time I had written something glowing about the brand’s bag. Such a shame. But this remains an opinion. Don’t hesitate to tell me how you feel about the bag above.The classic quilted Lady Dior has been a staple handbag at most a fashion maven’s cupboard for years. However, the new is presently making the bag more appealing to a brand new crop of young luxury lovers by introducing a concept which allows for the It bag to be personalised to the wearer’s individual taste. The My Lady Dior is the first such customizable tote from the French maison.
The Dior blue collection will feature 12 products in total including: a Dior mobile phone in sapphire crystal with cannage marquetry, a Lady Dior evening bag in blue calfskin with blue sequins in Dior’s iconic cannage design, a Lady Dior classic bag in blue calfskin, a Mise en Dior costume jewelry necklace in blue colored pearls, and a graphic “Dior Lucky” scarf featuring a collage by John Galliano displaying one of the house’s most famous models Lucky.
Of course we are drawn to the handbags immediately. The Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag is beautiful in blue calfskin with black trim. Fitting for the trends this season, the bag features a military style messenger strap. This bag would be my personal choice as it is both classic and current. There is also a blue calfskin Lady Dior Evening Bag with blue sequins. And while not handbag related, the Mise en Dior costume jewelry necklace, originally introduced as part of Camille Miceli’s first collection for the house, in blue colored pearls is breathtaking.
This information leaves me blue knowing that I will not be able to partake in seeing the pieces in person or purchasing.