Louis Vuitton Noctambule in Black Epi
Because I got the strange idea in my head that I should buy all my "luxury" goods before I hit my 30s, I wondered what my inaugural Louis Vuitton would be. A way to tip my hat to a brand I used to be a fan of. While I've always admired the Neverfull, one I would not be comfortable carrying monogram, and two I don't believe in spending a lot of money just to have the same darn thing as 3578458985 other people. And too bad Vuitton treats Damier Graphite as men's only. With those two out, that leaves epi leather. Discreet and durable. Hmm...sounds like something I would like. But which one? I briefly considered an indigo (blue) Alma because I liked a similarly shaped Brooks Bros bag. I even hoarded various internet pictures of the Alma. But then it occurred to me: if I have to convince myself, it's not the bag for me. And now when I look at it, I see it's too "marcjacobsy" for me. I don't have a rational explanation for this, and yes I'm aware that Coco Chanel allegedly carried a Louis Vuitton Alma. Now I don't remember how the Noctambule found me, but however it happened there was no turning back. It's unique, discreet, with a touch of oriental chic. Plus, I remembered it from Fernanda Tavares' ad campaign that I loved so much. Good enough for Fernanda T, good enough for me!