So it came as no surprise to see Sarah Jessica Parker carrying the latest W tote bag from Louis Vuitton during a recent outing in New York. The 48-year-old actress was spotted with the distinctive canary yellow accessory as she climbed from the rear of a car and made her way into an office building on Tuesday. Distinctive: Sarah Jessica Parker shows off her new W tote bag from Louis Vuitton on Tuesday With her hair tied back from her face and a pair of large sunglasses firmly in place, the usually good natured Sarah seemed preoccupied as she hurried past, one hand clutched tightly around the totes calfskin handles. And little wonder the luxury bag, which comes in a range of styles and colours, costs a sizeable $4400 (2907.17), no doubt a snip for Carrie Bradshaw, the designer obsessed columnist made famous by Sarah in HBO show Sex and the City. Made primarily from Veau cashmere leather, the bag which went on sale in July also includes palladium brass pieces, suede lining and various interior pockets. Smart as always: Sarah debuts the new $4,400 bag as she arrives at an office block in new York City Trendsetter: The Sex and the City star’s new bag went on sale in July Its also made up of a three-part shape that give it a distinctive look, while its exterior is decorated with the Louis Vuitton insignia. On another hot day in the Big Apple, Sex and the City star Sarah opted for a seasonal stripy vest top that showed off her toned arms -and a visible blue bra strap. That’s what you call a profile picture: Paul Weller’s wife Hannah Andrews posts selfie of her gravity-defying baby bump The casual look was completed with a pair of skinny jeans with striped detail and a pair of strappy black heels. Sarah who lives in New York with husband Matthew Broderick and their three children recently celebrated beloved mother Barbaras 75th birthday with a sumptuous dinner party at the citys upmarket French restaurant Le Charlot.
Louis Vuitton’s Epi Neverfull collection tours London with Angela Scanlon
The photos, which were shot by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh, feature Williams posing with the brand’s new W and classic Capucines bags and wearing Marc Jacobs ‘s Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection for the house. The brand said in a statement that it chose Williams for her enduring beauty because she picks challenging roles. And with talent like hers, this surely won’t be the last time we see Williams in a campaign like this. Get a look at all of her ads here in the gallery. Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The first two ads from Michelle Williams’s Fall 2013 handbag campaign for Louis Vuitton caused so much buzz on their own that it’s only natural to assume the other images will get tongues wagging, too. The photos, which were shot by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh, feature Williams posing with the brand’s new W and classic Capucines bags and wearing Marc Jacobs ‘s Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection for the house. The brand said in a statement that it chose Williams for her enduring beauty because she picks challenging roles. And with talent like hers, this surely won’t be the last time we see Williams in a campaign like this.
Louis Vuitton Buys Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France
LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man, said in January that Louis Vuitton’s slowdown was voluntary and the brand had put the brakes on opening new shops to preserve its exclusivity. At that time, Arnault publicly admitted for the first time that Louis Vuitton, LVMH’s biggest contributor to profits, was at risk of being too ubiquitous. To counter that perception, Arnault said the brand would move upscale and expand its leather bag offering while pruning its portfolio of LV-embossed canvas bags which make up two third of its business and generate gross margins of around 90 percent. LVMH Finance Director Jean-Jacques Guiony on Friday said Louis Vuitton’s margins rose in the first half, both at the operating and gross level, reversing a decline which analysts estimate started two or three years ago. “People feared that less canvas and more leather could impact Louis Vuitton’s margins,” said Exane BNP Paribas analyst Luca Solca.
Louis Vuitton tops global luxury brand list as Fendi and Coach crack top ten, brand study finds
That decision ensures a semifinal match between Luna Rossa Challenge and Artemis Racing. Artemis Racing first day of sailing on the Big Blue. (Photo: Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing) Barker told a press conference in San Francisco on Sunday that the team had thought about how to use the time between the end of the round robins and the final. We weighed up whether to race the semifinals and get more race practice on the course but not knowing if Artemis would be ready to start, against spending more time on developing the boat. Without going into detail, Barker said a number of subtle changes (some cosmetic) and improvements in various components should make us significantly faster around the course. Barker said the team would not race against Artemis on Tuesday, the teams last scheduled round-robin match, opting instead to use the time to work on the boat. Artemis Racing is back sailing the teams AC 72 , following a fatal training accident in Maybut has yet to start a Louis Vuitton Cup match. The team says that it intends to compete in the semifinals, marking August 6 as its target date for racing. Jill K. Robinson is an award-winning journalist and adventure seeker.
LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries
In a somewhat aggressive move, LVMH has revealed its financial share in Hermes has grown from 22.6% to 23.1%, despite being issued a 8 million fine earlier this month . Now, that doesn’t sound like much of climb in everyday numbers, but in the world of stocks and shares? When you’ve already been warned off by official regulating bodies? It’s on a par with flipping the bird. Sparking rumours that family-run Hermes might be in more financial trouble than they’d care to articulate, there’s talk that new shares in the company are being leaked by those at the top, to help to keep the books afloat. Yikes. Hold on to your Birkins folks, it could be a bumpy few months for poor old Hermes!
Louis Vuitton company increases Hermes stake again despite legal fines
The survey said luxury brands had become more “accessible, collaborative and experimental”. After a modest purchase, for example, a firm might send a thank you note on Twitter while a couture fashion customer might receive an invitation to an exclusive show. Handbag firm Coach owed its position at number 10 on the list to its presence in China where it added 30 stores by the end of 2012, taking its total there to 69. The survey said it was among the firms making extensive use of social media and the Internet, “emailing over 1.2 billion messages to selected customers”. Models wear creations for Gucci women’s Fall-Winter 2013-14 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week earlier this year. Gucci was named the third-most valuable global luxury brand, after Louise Vuitton and Hermes. Picture: AP And it found that the Chinese customer continued to be key to the fortunes of luxury firms in Europe. Although, the sector felt the impact of government limits on official gift giving and slowing economic growth in China, purchases by Chinese and other Asian tourists to Europe “buoyed luxury sales in the economically troubled markets of western Europe”, it said.
These boats are pretty new. We made probably a 20 percent improvement in boatspeed over the past 10 days. We are still developing our boat every single day, said Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena. For experience, I can say that time on the water is helpful to go around the marks, but Artemis Racing is full of great sailors and Im pretty sure they will push hard to be ready to race. One thing that might work in favor of Artemis Racing is the newness of the AC72. In the grand scheme of things, the AC72 Class could still be considered in its infant stages. It was just one year ago (Aug.
Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinals one week away
BY Alice Newbold | 31 July 2013 Irish broadcaster and fashion writer Angela Scanlon has been on an adventure with Louis Vuitton. Related articles READ: Who’s that girl? Angela Scanlon Queue a nattily dressed Scanlon putting a wash on in a launderette with a post box-red Neverfull; toting a yellow Neverfull while cruising around the capital on a skateboard and scouring in a curious antique store modelling the classic LV monogrammed Epi. Irish broadcaster Angela Scanlon modelling two of Louis Vuitton’s new Epi Neverfull bags Originally designed in 2007 in Monogram and Damier, the new Neverfull bags are made of Epi leather: the first colour leather line of the Louis Vuitton House, created in 1985. The grained Epi line was transformed in 2012 to include the seven new vibrant shades – orange, purple, teal, navy blue, yellow, black and fuchsia – which the July launched Epi Neverfull comes in. Each rainbow hue retails at 1,160 online and in store. Angela Scanlon clutching the yellow Epi leather Neverfull, 1,160 Scanlon, who describes her style as “a bit schizophrenic”, previously visited Louis Vuitton for her Glamour Women of the Year Awards outfit – a classic pale checkerboard number from the square-heavy spring/summer ’13 collection .
Louis Vuitton Cup nears the end of round-robin matches
Located on one of the loveliest beaches of the island of St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies, Hotel Saint-Barth Isle comprises 39 rooms, suites and villas. It also includes the Isle de France Spa and the resorts signature restaurant, Las Case dIsle, one of the most popular on the island. The luxurious property is set on the white-sand shore of the Flamands Bay, amidst enchanting tropical gardens, offering guests the best of both land and sea. In addition to its five-star status, the Hotel has won numerous awards including being named in 2013 to Conde Nast Travelers Gold List as Best Hotel in the Atlantic & Caribbean Islands and US News & World Reports 2013 list of Best Hotels in the Caribbean, among many others. LVMHs Hotel Management division will operate the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France. A natural extension of LVMHs activities across the luxury spectrum, LVMH Hotel Management is dedicated to responding to the great demand for innovation in the luxury hospitality sector and offering the Groups wines and spirits and perfumes and cosmetics brands to guests within luxurious hospitality and spa settings. Given LVMHs global-leadership in the luxury industry, it is well-positioned to attract travelers from around the world to its properties. Its portfolio includes Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, one of the most exclusive resorts in France, with extraordinary accommodations, an exceptional spa and a range of unparalleled culinary experiences. The LVMH Hotel Management portfolio also includes Maisons Cheval Blanc currently under development in the Maldives, the Sultanate of Oman and Paris at La Samaritaine, as well as White 1921 in Saint-Tropez.