on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Philosophy

 The cultured class, as we know it, is dwindling. In school, at home and in the community, we no longer teach children appreciation for fine art. And our elders rarely mention it. Vivian Alexander fine art sculptures are created for those who deeply appreciate culture, art and fine...

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

The Minaudiѐre

The Minaudiѐre and Vivian Alexander When an early owner of Van Cleef & Arpels, noticed a wealthy client in 1930 insouciantly carrying her ladylike essentials in a tin cigarette case, he had an idea: What if he constructed a small luxury purse in silver or gold for a...

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Ocean's Twelve

Does Ocean's Twelve have two Vivian Alexander eggs and if so which scene do they appear in? Vivian Alexander was commissioned by Warner Bros. to make two identical Imperial Coronation Eggs to be used in the movie Oceans Twelve. both Imperial Coronation Eggs were shipped to the movie...

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Custom Saints Purse

Custom designed, handmade Saints purse to be auctioned by LPB. A unique Vivian Alexander black Louisiana alligator purse has been created to honor the Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory. The black alligator skin covering is hand laid on the six panels that comprise the football shaped evening purse....

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Faberge, the Legend

Faberge is one of the most well known and least understood persons in most countries around the world. The first thing that pops into most people’s mind when they hear Faberge is Imperial Easter Eggs. While he did create the Easter eggs that were given to the...

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Ornaments of Fine Silver

The history of Vivian Alexander Silver Ornaments Vivian Alexander has been in business of creating egg shaped products for over twenty years. The idea actually started in the summer of 1986 by decorating goose eggs for Christmas tree ornaments and dioramas. The...

on 12-Jan-2017
by Joshua Carlson   

Vivian Alexander minaudière collection

The new Vivian Alexander minaudière collection features couture designs, engine-turned pure silver bases, fine enamel, gemstones, and decorative metalwork. When an early owner of Van Cleef & Arpels, noticed a wealthy client in 1930 insouciantly carrying her ladylike essentials in a tin cigarette case, he...

on 21-Aug-2011
by Joshua Carlson   

Bespoke

This is art. This is a minaudieré. This is bespoke, you can’t just have it. This is what Vivian Alexander is about. But if you are that one in a million that can afford it, and you have the guts to carry it, I will create one for you. It will be your very...

on 21-Aug-2011
by Joshua Carlson   

Exhibition

Secretary of State Jay Darden announced the opening of the Vivian Alexander Art exhibit to run from May 18 through August 31, 2010 in the Louisiana Archives building in Baton Rouge. The exhibit includes: A retrospective of sculptures and purses produced by Vivian Alexander...

on 21-Aug-2011
by Joshua Carlson   

Designed for the Elite

Vivian Alexander has created unique evening purses for over twenty years. All are American made in the heart of Louisiana Cajun country. The artisans are personally trained by Alexander and work for a full year before they are allowed to begin the exacting task of creating these...

on 21-Aug-2011
by Joshua Carlson   

The Forbes Collection

For seven years Alexander worked with the Forbes’s to capture the spirit and techniques of Peter Carl Faberge. Malcolm Forbes started collecting the incredible works of the famous Russian jeweler in the fifties. The collection became the world’s largest private anthology of this nineteenth century artist. Alexander was...

on 11-Aug-2011
by Joshua Carlson   

The Sitter

Vivian Alexander, maker of exquisite purses and collectibles for nearly 20 years, has been commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox to create a Faberge-style egg for the upcoming movie The Sitter which stars Jonah Hill and Sam Rockwell. This “dinosaur-sized” egg is not Vivian Alexander’s first foray into the...