Made in St. Louis: Maplewood glass artist’s jewelry can be seen in Vogue | Lifestyles

A life in pictures • In 2008, when Schmidt was still perfecting her craft, her mother experienced a recurrence of cancer. “I decided to make a necklace that year for her 60th birthday with 60 photos from throughout her life — film snippets — that I placed in 60 tiny bubbles,” Schmidt says. “She loved it.” Her mother died a few weeks later.

“My dad, Edward Schmidt, always had a camera around his neck and took lots of photos when I was growing up,” she says. “He’s an artist, a painter and my interest in film probably comes from him.”

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Louis Vuitton FW21 Menswear Accessories

Virgil Abloh has unveiled his latest collection of Louis Vuitton accessories for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 season. The collection focuses on sunglasses and jewelry, each of which has been designed to celebrate “art and open-mindedness.”

Stand-out jewels are a mixture of elegance and playfulness, with fluorescent links and colorful features sitting alongside the iconic Monogram pattern and engraved metal. Other features include necklaces with matching “You and Me” rings, military-inspired tags with handwritten text and the a multicolored beaded necklace.

As well as the jewelry, a selection of sunglasses chains can be worn as necklaces, sporting Monogram flowers, LV initials

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Louis Vuitton plane-shaped bag costs more than an actual plane

A Louis Vuitton bag that’s shaped like a plane has become the subject of ridicule on social media.

The aviation-inspired men’s bag, part of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, was designed by Virgil Abloh and sells for $39,000 (around £28,000).

The brown bag features Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram pattern and has wings, engines, a tail and a nose to form the shape of an aircraft.

French fashion house Louis Vuitton is well-known for its luxury leather bags, but the impracticality of a plane-shaped design and the price tag has caused a stir on social media.

One social media user wrote:

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