The original Vernis bags were named after streets in downtown NYC. When I first saw the name of this clutch I wondered if Louis Vuitton named it after another famous city, South Beach. After talking with my SA at LV today I can confirm that the Sobe clutch is indeed named after South Beach, which is perfectly fitting for this clutch. All about style and easy to take out into the nightlife, this clutch is nothing but hot. Fergie wore the much loved belt that accompanies this bag to the LV show last month. Size is 4.3″ x 10.2″ x 2.2″. About a month ago, the Purse Blog team attended the Kayne West Shoe launch at Louis Vuitton Bal Harbour. We did not leave with a new pair of sneakers, but I left crushing on a new handbag. One of our favorite SA’s at LV (the entire staff at LV Bal Harbour is amazing) showed me a new clutch that I adored. The Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch is the all-around perfect attention getter. The patent leather appears liquified and the LV signature in golden brass finishes the clutch off beautifully. Today marks the 40th anniversary of Man’s greatest achievement. Over 400,000 years of generations of men and women gazed to the sky, wondering if it was going to be possible to once reach the unreachable. All these combined visions, unbound imagination and unprecedented engineering led to the ultimate achievement on July 20th, 1969, when NASA astronauts Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. stepped foot on the moon. Countless celebrities were in attendance, including Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Cassie Ventura, Whitney Port, Lance Bass and cast from Gossip Girl. Frankly though, I did not care much about the a-list crowd of people.
Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell, along with the thousands of engineers and brains behind the Saturn rocket missions have had more significant impact on the progression of humanity than any of these ‘celebrities’ ever will even dream of. Hence, my ultimate goal was to fly to New York City for a few hours and to shake the hands of these special men, so one day I would be able to point my finger to the sky and tell my kids about the day that I met them. With patience and perseverance I eventually achieved my goal, the wonderful Rebecca Minkoff was there to snap the glorious moment of meeting Jim. There is is photographic evidence of meeting Buzz as well, it is still making its way through the PR channels at Louis Vuitton before I can get my hands on it. Blast, wish I could have posted it tonight as well. I am still in awe over this fantastic opportunity to meet Buzz and Jim, many thanks go out to Louis Vuitton for inviting Purse Blog to the Lunar event. A PurseForum discussion thread on the event is located here. I am way too young to tell you how people felt that day, watching the moon landing being transmitted on their tellies around the world. Ask your parents or grandparents and they will be able to tell you exactly where they were and who they were with, as they witnessed epic history being made. I believe there is no other achievement in human history that taught us that we are only limited by the limitations we impose on ourselves.