Alice Schneiter

friday @ louis vuitton

22 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton

 

Friday I will return to work at Louis Vuitton. Being sick and away from a job for the first time in my life ever feels a bit awkward. Did not know if I should call in everyday (3 days) or if there is any form to sign about being sick as one returns to work? Anyway 3 days with fever and spending all hours in bed has at least got me to find time to update me in the world of fashion! A bit sad I missed out on our "Trunk event" Thursday evening :/ A bit sad that I will not be able to attend the "Volvo event" that Louis Vuitton has been invited to Friday evening :/ The things that have been mostly positive this week is: 1. I finally got my first Swiss passeporte and ID-card in the mail. 2. On Saturday morning it is time for the trip to London with my beloved father 3. I guess there will be some serious shopping in the U.K the upcoming days :) That´s all folks! Have a great weekend! xoxo

 

 

All pictures from instagram.com/louisvuitton. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


italian fashion - update ss2018

22 September 2017

 

 

 

Prada

 

Moschino

 

 

 

As being home sick I do find some time, when I am not sleeping, to keep myself updated in the world of fashion and Milan is this week the fashion centre of the world. These are so far the best collections from last day. Italy still feels very strong in its idea of modern fashion with a look in the future as well as with a blast from the past or heritage! Love it! xoxo

 

 

 

 

Fendi

 

Max Mara

 

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


bravissima: alessandro michele!!!

20 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUCCI

 

 

Now, as one of the absolute genious creative designer of our time, Alessandro Michele, has shown his collection for GUCCI ss2018 in Milan I reflect upon it here. First and foremost, I am not disappointed at all even though this post is not as me in astonishment as ususal after his presentation of his collections!  I tend to look upon the more subtile fashion as the prime looks of this collection. I did a forecast on this blog a couple of months ago about up-coming global fashion movements and ideas such as: Sleeves with fur (here mink cuffs), waistbags/fanny packs, check patterns, more animalprints and strong vibrant metallic colors. In this collection I prefer these looks above, as the pieces of metallic was a bit too much for me (primarly in cuts). I do love that GUCCI is getting a bit more mature and classic, a fact that I think will go well with the customers of today. I was soo tired of some of the prints and badges all over wonderful garments (although still on fleek on accessoires). I must say, Michele has that magic fingers and mind that in some strange way makes me always feel like he has read my thoughts about modern fashion and beauty and made a collection all for me! Ofc, I know that is not true at all, it is just that he grabs my fashionheart every season in some strange new way! xoxo

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


bedtime stories

20 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

The story of today is told from the bedside! Current status is staying home sick with fever and a very sour throat :/ I called in sick yesterday and I do think this is the very first time ever in my life that I have missed out on a day at work. Still fever this morning as I woke up, so current position is laying in my bed. I do hope to get well soon and takes all sorts of vitamines and veggies to boost my chance to get back to work asap. Tomorrow we have an event at Louis Vuitton and I really feel that I can not be sick for that too. Fingers crossed I will be back at work tomorrow Thursday and also be well enough to take the flight for London on Saturday morning! Laters xoxo

 

 

 

 


recently @ catwalks - ss2018

20 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Julien Macdonald

 

Emilia Wickstead

 

Today I went thru all the recent collections ss2018 from the catwalks. These are my choosen collections and the looks from them that I would love to wear myself next spring/summer. There where also collections I felt very fashion forward and lovely but not wearable for myself. I really liked the collections from for example Gareth Pugh and Mary Katrantzou. Although not represented here as I for now just present looks for myself out of personal flavour! xoxo

 

 

Amanda Wakeley

 

Marques' Almeida

 

Erdem

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


alice in wonderland - current status

16 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I pop in here this friday night, I might as well keep you a bit update in my life. Currently working at Louis Vuitton and I love it! <3 I work soo much so the little time off I try to focus on health and with that I mean working out at the gym! Tonight I finished work just before 7 o'clock and went straight to the gym. A friday evening well spent; gym and fashion updating myself :). Tomorrow, back to work on the weekend too! What's up besides that? Well, a trip to London for an extended weekend with my father in a couple of days, wiie! <3 Then Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Formula 1) with my lovely Angelica in a couple of weeks! <3 Otherwise, I focus on work and preparing myself for next year! Sooo much more is coming, trust me! xoxo

 

 

 

 

 


nyfw - final update II

16 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Coach 1941

 

 

This is just a little update from NYFW ss2018 :) As usual this is looks I want to wear myself from the best collections out of personal taste! xoxo

 

 

Jenny Packham

 

Marchesa

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


louis vuitton - thoughts of the day

16 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Picture from www.di.se

 

 

When you read the largest financial newspaper in Sweden, Dagens Industri (Todays Industry), and find an article about hertitage in fashion in connection to your employer Louis Vuitton a smile tends to appear on your face. I really liked to see that double page article in a swedish financial paper. The article by Di:s Caroline Åkerlund had a title was spot on:"Arvegods" (freely translated into english as: Inherited goods). Åkerlund gets back to basic and the heritage of travelgoods and trunks, as she has based her story upon her interview with Patrick Louis Vuitton. A short article about facts!

Why I liked the article, being in that kind of newspaper, is that its outside the tradional relation between fashion and media. Fashionmedia itself and the difference/gap between editors, journalists and the advertisers influence is a whole other story. Kawamura has his ideas on the subject and I agree. I do think this blurred relation of interests is one of the major reason papers are losing readers, both on-line and on traditional paper. People want storys, people should be considered intelligent readers and as so in want to be able to read well done articles that challenges and provides something new in the debate of today.  I know I do not really have time in my busy schedule for deep analysis. Although, I feel I have to! Especially as I am currently preparing a speech at Louis Vuitton about cross-selling in a couple of weeks.

I once again return to what I have learned at Stockholm University. Not so much to my studies in fashion, rather to my studies in ethnology. Ethnology, for those of you who are not familiar with the word, is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples and the relationship between them. I studied ethnology fulltime for 1,5 years and focused in my studies on the area abot the human creation of appearence, image and identity. (My personal thoughts about this subject is that it really is the basic for work within fashion journalism, PR and Marketing and the courses could, together with more head-on practial courses, change and really improve the Media, PR and Marketing world of business today and in the future).

Now, back to cross selling thoughts of today. As a client advisor I of course have knowledge about the fashion house and its heritage, the creative processes by the creative directors and their teams, the collections, the innovations and the craftmansship. That is the basic knowledge, nothing new in this. Then we come to the meeting with different presumtive customers. Customers come into luxury stores for many different reasons. Someones wanna look around and breath-in the luxury atmosphere, someones has already a fixed product in mind and someones are open for suggestions to improve and express themselves through fashion and seeks advices in that area. Humans has all through history expressed themselves thru fashion. Fashion is the visualization of image, identity, class, gender, nationality etc etc. So, as a client advisor I always strive to do my best as to be attentive, curious, perceptive and creative while putting the customers desires in focus.  Desires as related to the analytical concepts that I mentioned a few above. I ask myself in meetings with customers; What desires can I fulfill for this particular customer? I always try to "blank" myself from first-impression thoughts and try hard to let our interaction rule the sale instead. In the area of luxury goods there is also many thesis throughout history that is adaptable on selling that lingers in the back of my head. As for exampel the immitation theory by George Simmel (b1858). To put it short: If you imagine the world of people as culture social beings in the connextion of fashion, you might visualize it as a ladder. People want to have rolemodels, people want to strive up that ladder. Luxury goods is such an amazingly large area of desire fulfillment. But, where are you on this ladder? Are you trying to follow and get what others already has on your way up, or are you already on the top of the ladder and now trying to differ yourself from the other climbers? As I interact as a client advisor this theory is very useable. I have so many theories in my academic background and they truly help me daily. I want the customers to trust in me to fulfull their luxury desires based upon their innerselves and this I think this is why cross-selling is a thing that I am really good at. 

My most memorable sell is from a previous employment in luxury sales and that sale can serve a purpose as a great example. I had a lovely old lady as a customer who came into that store in search of a leather bag. A classic leatherbag was all she had in mind. As we talked and discussed her passions in life, I found she was soo into English gardens. She loved roses and vibrant colors! After choosing a leatherbag I asked her if she wanted to join me into the other room in the store to show her the new collection from the creative designer? I showed her a beautiful bomberjacket in silk with wonderful roses in lovely colors. A bomberjacket for an old lovely lady! She put the jacket on and smiled. I think I almost did see a tear in her eye as she looked upon herself in the mirror with that jacket on. She felt absolutley beautiful! That was a cross-sale based upon interacting with, and seeing, the customer in my strive to fulfill her desires. Although over a year ago this is a memorable moment for me! <3

That´s all on this subject for now. I still have to figure out how to make my cross-selling speech and message less formal and less academic and easy to understand. Still a couple of weeks left, so much time left to do work on it! xoxo

 

 

 

My pictures of the article mentioned in this post.

 

 


nyfw - ss2018 - update I

12 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Sally Lapointe

 

Zadig & Voltaire

 

Not so much revolutionary with this update in terms of NYFW presenting new overwhelming fashion from my point of view. On the other hand I instead choose to show some very wearable and fresh looks from collections selected from my personal taste. Enjoy xoxo

 

 

Anna Sui

 

Zimmermann

 

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


nyfw - ss18 - best looks

11 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford

 

 

Do not get your hopes up, yet! I still have no time for serious fashion blogging with analysis and trend forcasting! As I went thru all the fashionshows from NYFW for spring/summer 2018, I just might as well share my thoughts about those days. These collections was the ones I was most impressed with. (I went through them all, belive me). Not much new is happening at N.Y fashionscene was my immediate feeling. Althought, I must say that Tom Ford made a collection right up my alley, presented in N.Y. it felt like urban city life in London or Paris as well as N.Y. I love the collection, maybe because I am a sucker for Vaccarello and Saint Laurent? Do not get me wrong, this is a modern style although I feel iconic pieces from fashionhistory has been taken in consideration. Beautifully! 

Then I will come to the collection that really was fashion to me, Calvin Klein! Raf Simons is a special genius in the global world of fashion. Lots of fashion feels mainstream in its approach to gender and class, garments cuts and the designers contemporary voice. Not Raf Simons, his collection breathes modernity and is so fab created and also pitch perfect in styling. Urban, young and fresh! But most of all, fashion forward!!! 

That´s all for now folks! Sorry, for not having time for more deep analysis!  I will be back one day with much more blogging on regular basis, but as you know; I WNBRB! xoxo

 

 

 

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

 

 

Cushnie Et Ochs

 

 

Victoria Beckham

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg

 

 

All pictures from www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


lvmh and kering - love this!

07 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The global fashionindustry and the leading multicompanys has such a major part of creating the future of fashion in so many areas. One of them is the view on the body that fashion is being attached to. As I remember, it was Joanne Entwistle thought of fashion that a garment is just a garment, until a body get dressed up in a garment and this combined becomes fashion. Garments (or accessoires) needs bodies for the creation of fashion! The fact that LVMH and Kering have drawn up a charter on working relations with fashion models and their well-being are a breakthru and a step in the right direction of more healthy models in the fashionindustry and also a special care for the youngest models. I do love this and I am ofc especially proud to have being employed by LVMH. Read the pressrelease, the charter here! xoxo

 

 

 

 


travel lifestyle - update

05 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My last update it about travelling! In the end of september I will travel to London with my father, a regular trip we do together a couple of times every year for some serious shopping and some daddy/daughter alone time. Precious moments <3

You must know by now that I do love to travel and Dubai have a very special place in my heart. So, for the third time this year I just booked a week in the end of november, wiie! Not so many tickets left when I booked my flights yesterday. as I always travel there with my favourite airline company, Emirates. Nothing beats Emirates when flying: Suberb food, excellent staff and such professionalism with everything! Love em :) Dubai has so much to offer, first of all ofc that my bestie Angelica lives there <3 But there is such more in Dubai as the beautiful beaches, amazing adventures, shopping, food, climate and all the friendly people living in Dubai. This time I do think we will rent a car and drive to Abu Dhabi as I got an invitation to Formula 1. Maybe we will book some hotel in Abu Dhabi or live on a friends boat? Angelica has her apartment in Dubai, but I am sure we want to stay in Abu Dhabi and not travel back and forth the entire week.  Soo Dubai, soon we meet again! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


louis vuitton - work!

05 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Do not get me wrong I am not about to start blogging on a regular basis, yet! I just checked in to keep you all updated in a very small extent of my current status. I am working at Louis Vuitton on a fixed contract :) I am soo utterly blessed to work at Louis Vuitton with everything from the products created out of innovation and craftmanship that creats desire and together with an amazing staff! Love it! xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All pictures from the fall campaign 2017 at www.louisvuitton.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


a royal fashion icon - crown princess victoria

05 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am soo truly impressed with Crown Princess Victorias very own amazing style :) I am also sooo very proud if I took a small part in the development of her royal style that now renders headlines in so many different foreign and domestic media as for example: Crown Princess Victoria is a Royal fashion icon, Crown Princess Victorias dress explains exactly why she´s the ultimate Royal Style Icon and Crown Princess Victoria Borrowed Queen Silvia's Dress From the '70s, and It's Damn Stylish. (This is just a small selection of recent headlines this month)

As I started writing on my essay during fall 2016 it was exactly this I dreamed of to accomplish and be a small part of. I was in a mission with a thought that an academic research of the Crown Princess way of dressing would improve it and put the Crown Princess in the spotlight as a royal fashion icon. I know for a fact that the Crown Princess herself would read my research and essay in full. My hidden agenda was for the Crown Princess to develop her very own style in order to look her absolutely most wonderful, but also in order that she thru her fashion choices would be able to get more media and public attention to her Royal duties and Sweden, but also in order to be that Royal front figure for the enviromental issues so very close to her heart and of admost importance for our planet and its future. It is amazing how much fashion science as a subject actually is about PR, Marketing and Branding in many if its courses, even though it is not labeled that way and therefor quite unknown for people outside the academic circles.

You can find the essay here! The final version of the essay has been cut down for many different reasons. For example the drafts contained writings about my suggestions to that the Crown Princess should start wearing vintage that was discussed during my interviews at the Royal Castle. The reason for this cut down was that vintage was not in the interest of her stylist, who actually questioned my suggestion that a Crown Princess should wear clothes that others has used before! Now, I am absolutely thrilled as our Crown Princess show a great sense of her very own style! The change is enormous this during this last year, and that is the true reason she is becoming a style icon now. As I suggested in my essay: She is using more patterns and colors. Her style also consist of more sustainable clothes then ever and she has been starting to use vintage on a regular basis. Mostly I am proud that she dared to do this bold fashion choices that makes her stand out, which I know for certain was not a strategy as I started working on the essay. As always it seems that when our Crown Princess puts her heart into something, she is brilliant! Crown Princess Victoria is on not just our Royal fashion icon, she is also a great rolemodel! So very proud of her, and myself maybe too a little bit for my contribution in the dark. xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from www.expressen.se.

 

 

 


alice in wonderland - what´s up?

02 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just checked in, mainly to express my deepest gratitude for the lovely messages, both directly as comments on this blog and those sent directly to my mail!! <3 So, what´s been cooking?

My summer has been absolutely amazing and I do feel that my life is in a very good place at the moment!  Although I have worked almost the entire summer there has been some time spent abroad and also at my family countryhouse! Utterly blessed <3 What has becoming clearer daily is how much my studies has formed my sense for, and approach to, fashion. It is amazing that a university exame with a major in fashion science actually is a deep education in everything from fashion economy, insight in the changing world of the global fashion industry, fashion marketing and pr, knowledge of fashionhistory, fabrics and craftmansship and how all this has been essential for my ability to react, analyze and predict fashion as art and art as fashion! Another thing that really has hit me is how the ethnological studies at the university actually helps me in my daily customer relations mainly in the way that I truly can relate and understand people as culture beings and their desires for creation of their identities thru fashion, especially luxury fashion. My post-academic fashion journey as a career has just begun and I feel that there is soo many areas to explore and I just took my first step at the wonderful fashion house of Louis Vuitton :)

That is all for now and this little update! I will be back with my writing here in the future, but I "WBRB"!! Of course I do want to keep you, and myself, updated with my analysis of the wonderful world of fashion from my perspecive based upon foremost my passion for fashion, but also based upon my academic studies and experience. Love you all! Remember, be kind, always!!! xoxo

 

 

 


alice in wonderland - wbrb

02 August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do belive me when I say I do not want you all to miss me! I have during these last three years felt blessed that all you folks, all over the world from China to Brasil, have been loyal in following my life. It has baffled me that I have had so many thousands of readers every week. This has been my true diary, where I have tried my admost to keep you updated in my life, the world of fashion and the pure grinding that comes along with combining advanced studies with work and leisure.  I have kept this diary free from advertises to keep it as my very own diary straight from my own heart! One of my main goal with this diary has been to be truthful. Truthful in everything as for example there is not one lie or exaggeration in this diary. Truthful that there is not one picture altered with or changed in anyway, except for some funny snapchat filters that is :). I have had the ambition to use an academic approach to fashion and I do not want to let you down by not putting in enough time to make that continue at the same level.

You might think that I have not written about the most private, with this I mean "matters of the heart"? That is mainly because I am actually a very private person with great respect for my heart and others. For now I have much too much going on in my life that takes focus from this diary! My life is truly like this little Alice lives in Wonderland and I feel utterly blessed. Therefor I say bye-bye for now! I hope I will be back very soon, but I "WillNotBeRightBack"! Love you all! Remember to be true to yourself and be kind, always! xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 


country girl - last weekend

01 August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, soon off to Louis Vuitton and work :) I had worked a Saturday extra last month and therefore I got a extended weekend with saturday-monday off! Of course, I chose to go to the countryside and get that extra energy that only truly calm life can provide. As dad would come home from Switzerland on saturday night, we took the early morning boat on sunday! When I was little I thought it was sooo hard and boring to live on such a big farm, without neighbors with kids to play with and just cold water. Now I love the contrast from urban city life! <3

In the picture you see me in the public shore in Bamböle, which is our neighboring village! To sit on the sunwarm rocks when the sun begins to set, what can be more magical? Our farm, although the habit itself has a long water line, has no sandbeach just a dock and rocks, so it was in Bamböle I learned to swim as a child :) As I understand, due to Åland being situated is in the middle of the Baltic Sea,  it is quite windy and that´s the reason why our family thru history has kept the trees between ocean and houses. It was more important with houses situated in shelter, than with oceanview. It was also more practical for the animals, I presume? Still there is a barn with both a part for all the cows and a stable for a couple of horses, maybe it also the trees were kept to make sure the animals would not tremble downhill into the water? :)

Now time for fashion, urbanlife and a hectic lifestyle! Love the contrasts! xoxo

 

 

Tisdag, snart dags för Louis Vuitton och kliva på jobbet :) Jag hade ju jobbat en lördag extra den förra månaden och därför blev det ledigt lördag-måndag! Självklart valde jag att åka till landet och få den där extra energin som bara lugnet egentligen kan ge. Eftersom pappa kom hem från Schweiz först på lördagskvällen, så tog vi morgonbåten på söndagen! När jag var liten tyckte jag det var sååå himla jobbigt att bo på en sådan stor gård, utan grannbarn att leka med och med bara kallvatten. Nu älskar jag kontrasten mot storstadslivet! <3

På bilden ser ni mig på badet i Bamböle, som är vår grannby! Att sitta på varma klippor när solen börjar gå ner, vad kan bli mer magiskt? Vår mark, även om själva hustomten har lång vattenlinje, har ingen riktigt sandstrand utan bara en brygga och klippor, så det var i Bamböle jag lärde mig simma som barn :) Som jag förstår så är det för att Åland ligger mitt ute i Östersjön, vilket gör att det blåser himla mycket och kallt, så därför behåller familjen träden mellan vatten och husen. Det är liksom viktigare med hus i lä, än med sjöutsikt. Sedan var det mer praktiskt för djuren också förr. Vi har ju bl.a. en ladugård med både stor kobåsdel och ett stall för några hästar, kanske ville man inte att djuren skulle trilla i spat? :)

Nu dags för mode, storstadsliv och en snabbare livsstil! Älskar kontrasterna! Pussen