La Perfection Louis is also proud to offer discerning Los Angeles-based winter sports fans the luxury Boheme line of 100% handmade skis, snowboards and mono-skis all created by skilled artisans at the base of the French Alps. The Boheme brand was founded by three extreme sports enthusiasts who were simply never satisfied with the existing equipment on offer and the resulting ride. Starting with exclusively handmade swallow boards, Boheme soon expanded to the luxury ski market and the brand exploded. The performance of Boheme's skis and snowboards is the ultimate objective, and to this end Boheme's designers and craftsmen choose the most elaborate and expensive components, spending at least 30 hours lovingly creating each individual piece. Finally, the Boheme logo is attached and each customer receives a specially numbered "guarantee" card which not only shows the signature of the artisan who crafted the piece, but is also their membership into the exclusive Boheme club. Boheme equipment will never be for the masses, but La Perfection Louis is excited to finally offer this European secret ski-weapon to its newfound Californian clientele.
La Perfection Louis' proprietors are also passionate about introducing Los Angeles patrons to exciting and collectible French artists. Sculptor, Christophe Charbonnel is virtually unknown here in California, but he's already well-established in his home country having successfully exhibited in Paris, Cannes and other French centers for the arts, as well as several European cities since 1998. Charbonnel started his career as a designer at Walt Disney's studio in Paris, but he rapidly became an artist of some renown, who is now considered one of France's greatest living sculptors. Christophe Charbonnel's beautifully crafted bronzes are almost neoclassical in style, featuring figures from ancient mythology, history, music and literature. Although their physical weight and structure are by nature heavy, Charbonnel's exquisite technique lends these pieces a lightness and fluidity that belies their fabrication. Christophe Charbonnel's works are considered by French art-world cognoscenti to be a great investment. La Perfection Louis offers one of a kind Charbonnel bronzes exclusively through the website at present, but will soon be proud to offer their clientele private viewings of the sculptures themselves, by appointment only at the Sunset Plaza showroom in West Hollywood.
The House of Duvelleroy was founded in Paris in 1827 by Jean-Pierre Duvelleroy and to this day creates exquisite hand-fans which are now exclusively for sale in Los Angeles at La Perfection Louis. Situated on the Right Bank in Paris, the Duvelleroy House carries with it years of history among the highest echelons of international society. Official fan-maker to several prominent female royals, starting with Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Duvelleroy created the fans that were given to the spouses of foreign statesmen on their official visits to France.
The Duvelleroy House also created Eugénie de Montijo’s fan for her wedding to Napoleon III, as well as the white ostrich feather fan worn by the Queen of Egypt at her wedding in 1938. Celebrity stylists, wouldn't these exclusive wearable art-pieces make the perfect addition to your star client's next red carpet look? We believe it's time for Hollywood's chicest leading ladies to flutter and flirt once again.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a private viewing of the treasures by Anonyme, Boheme, Charbonnel and Duvelleroy at La Perfection Louis on Sunset Plaza, please call (323) 942-4000. If you live within 5 miles of the West Hollywood showroom, they will even send a driver for you.
By Annabel Schofield