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Hand~Woven~~~

....Some of you might have seen the above photo of my favorite bag(a.k.a my travelin' companion!) in one of my blog-posts... Well, I've never mentioned it before, but it's by Bottega Veneta (ehem-ehem* ~show off!) Anywayyy...
This brand is best known for its hand-woven leather goods... Founded in 1966, Bottega Veneta which literally means 'Venetian atelier' began life by taking on subcontracts, particularly for Armani, before coming out under its own in the 70s. Unlike other names in the luxury world, they 'gambled' on not having a showy logo. Its seal/label appears only very discreetly inside the bags. Its creed “When your initials are enough” took off in the world of the discreet jet setters. It was then that the brand lived its finest hour. That is, before slowly returning to oblivion...

In 1998, Bottega Veneta’s founders gave some young designers the task of restoring the fortunes of the brand, but the introduction of models flaunting ostentatious logos was a flop! It took the arrival of the designer Tomas Maier, formerly from Sonia Rykiel and Hermès, for Bottega Veneta to reconquer its former glory; a return back to “no logo”. Success was back in business! As early as 2002, three stores were opened, in Paris, London and Milan. In 2002 they launched the ready-to-wear fashion, followed by the opening of a flagship store in New York (& now more than 86 stores world wide!) and later in 2004 was the jewelry collection. The launch of the furniture-home collection was in 2006. Here are some of the designs ~Take a look darrrlingsss...
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" Le sighhhhh...~Gorgeous!!! "
... Well-well-well...the last time I checked, a Bottega Veneta bench/trunk made with the signature woven leather was about USD$ 20 000 (~ouch!) Hmmm...how many bags can one buy with that? errr...& what recession?!!
~XOXO*

-Pics & Source via wallpaper, ppr & wikipedia.Com

40 comments:

janettaylor said...

I'm envoius Ur bag, darling L! :-)

XoXo

The Cottage Cheese said...

Ooh, beautiful bedroom and dining room. You are a lucky girl to have that lovely bag! I'm so happy you like the camera, girlie!

Laura Trevey said...

You know how I love butterflies!! I am in love with the one on the wall:)


xoxo Laura

Saving Capulet said...

your bag is just gorgeous!

Leah said...

Love their home collection... and I love your bag!

Down and Out Chic said...

whoa, so classy i'm not sure i'd touch anything in the space!!!

amy @ switz~art said...

I knew it! Or I thought it was Chloe! I adore it, Lenore!

Ela said...

Um a house filled with BV...would I ever leave the house again??? I'd have to guard all my goods :)
xx

photojoy said...

You are so funny.
You love bags! I wonder how many you have now and how many more you'll have in the future. Some day you can show us your collections. That would be great!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

BV is the epitome of luxury. To have that bench!!! Someday...

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling L!
Love all those mocha-hued spaces and your traveling companion, too!

xoxox,
CC

Kwana said...

Thanks for the history and what gorge furniture. Yum.

Shaddy said...

I suspect I won't have any of those on my shopping list. Not that I don't like them, I love them.

I could rob a bank but then I'd be in jail and a lovely purse wouldn't be allowed.

Keith said...

I love the bag. I also love all those other items. Would love to have that in my home. So beautiful.

Jaime said...

Sighhh is right! Loving the table setting accessories!

fhen said...

wow the collection is amazingg
but the price is.. ehemmm haha



xoxo

Kym said...

one day, one day... i shall have a house like that!!!! loves it!

Tights Lover said...

I love how BV has a signature look without using flashy over the top logos.

I had no idea they had a home collection. I really like it. Though the bench is sadly out of my price range!

Sher said...

Such understated luxury! Oh a dream of a place :)

And Santa baby just leave the bag under the tree...for me ;)

Clorivak said...

Wow...I love all this decor, incredible...all of it...wow. i need to strike some gold to get me some of this..woah, don't think i'll be finding any of that in this snow storm we're having though..heheh.

Iva said...

Its so beautiful! So calming and peaceful. ;)

Kristin said...

My Mom has a ton of those bags. I wonder if we could skin them and make a trunk? Ah ha

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'd never leave home!! OMG!

Mary Standish said...

Had not the slightest idea of all the hurdles BV went through to be where they are today, nor did I know the history of it's stylish initials! I did all the mirrors in the furniture designs...

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Toothfairy said...

I like it... I would want my house to look like that...

loves

Cameron said...

have to say, that is some zexy furniture!!!
Cameron
www.conquerthemonkey.com

Jan said...

Soo classy - a bit like yourself really :)

Jill said...

Three of the only good things my ex-husband ever bought me...and this was before we were married...were two Bottega bags and a Leiber that isn't a typical blinged out clutch. It's been years and I still have them.

That bench is swoon worthy!

sofiasophie said...

Bottga Veneta is my fav brand...
I actally thought your bag was from BV....
and TMAier stuff is really cool too..

Susan said...

Supremely stylish! Just like you... and your bag xx

xphoebelinax said...

oh. my. god. the home collection is so gorgeous! when i have my own house i want it to look just like it ;)

Jessica said...

It's such a refined, elegant brand. Yet it doesn't seem pretentious.

LPC said...

My mother, my sister, and I all bought BV in New York in the early 80's and wore them until they frayed and died. The no logo thing REALLY works in the High WASP world.

Sam said...

That bag!! A real beauty to be sure! You'll have it forever and ever because it's so wonderful and wonderfully made = timeless! That interior - gosh!

kys said...

Classic and elegant. Beautiful!

Phoenix said...

I think if I lived there I'd just hang out at home all day and order in chinese food. And drool over my own house.

Savvy Gal said...

Cute bag. I am drooling about the cabat but just can't drop $5000+ for one yet..... : ) maybe you can tell santa for me.

TheFashionAve said...

Wow.. Bottega Veneta is really expensive, but it's hand woven. :P
Better buy a BV bag than any cheap thing that was produced by children -.- !!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Okay, I really don't need much convincing here - I'm sold. Want it all. Plus bag(s)! (Now I also understand where the idea of a wood-panelled walk-in closet comes from. May I call you Lady of Luxury from now on?) xox