Louis Vuitton Kicks off America’s Cup with Pop-Up Store
I never get paid for painting walls or shutters in the street and I normally cover all the costs. I sell art, canvases and prints, which themselves are luxury items. I sell luxury items and then paint the streets for free. What is your favourite font? My favourite font changes a bit, it depends on the surface and the shape of what you’re going to paint on, whether it’s a canvas or a wall. A lot of the time the size and the shape of the wall dictates the style of the letters and the type of font you can use. Different flavours for different occasions.
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That’s how it all started.” Trouble turned to the French-based, internationally acclaimed luxury goods company Louis Vuitton , founded in 1854, just three years after the start of the America’s Cup in 1851. “I had a meeting with the skippers (of the challenging teams), and I called Henry Racamier , the chairman of Louis Vuitton,” Trouble said. “It took a phone call and he said, ‘OK, I’m in.’ ” The first Louis Vuitton Cup, to determine which of the challengers will face the defender of the America’s Cup, was held in 1983. That first race marked a turning point in the history of the America’s Cup, as an Australian team skippered by John Bertrand wrested the Cup from the New York Yacht Club and ended America’s 132-year winning streak. This year represents the 30th anniversary – and eighth regatta – of the Louis Vuitton series. Round-robin qualifying races begin Sunday, and continue until the start of the semifinals on Aug. 6, with the finals running from Aug. 17 to 30. “The first Vuitton Cup was a big deal,” Trouble said.
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Round-robin 5: Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rossa Challenge July 30 12:15 p.m. Round-robin 5: Artemis Racing vs. Emirates Team New Zealand* Aug. 1 12:15 p.m. Round-robin 5: Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Artemis Racing* Aug. 6 1:15 p.m.
Louis Vuitton Cup schedule
Skipper Dean Barker, Tactician Ray Davies, and Trimmer Glenn Ashby lead the challenge for Emirates Team New Zealand (America’s Cup 1995, 2000). Swedens Artemis Racing is being lead by Skipper Iain Percy, and helmsmen Nathan Outteridge and Loick Peyron. Artemis Racing, who tragically lost a team member in May (Olympic gold medalist Andrew Bart) will not take part in the initial phases of the Louis Vuitton Cup a round robin that begins Sunday, July 7, 2013. The involvement of the world-famous luxury goods company in the race has transformed the match from a friendly competition into a modern media event, and has helped raise the international profile of the prize. The opening ceremony on July 4, 2013 is a celebration of international culture, will mark the debut of the Americas Cup Park at Piers 27/29 on San Francisco’s waterfront, and is the start of the Summer of Racing in San Francisco for the America’s Cup. Members of the competing teams will take to the stage to share unique cultural programming and entertainment from the nations of Italy (Luna Rossa Challenge), Emirates Team New Zealand, Sweden (Artemis Racing) and ORACLE TEAM USA. Watching these boats sail across the San Francisco Bay will be visually stimulating for the community and the world due to the scenic backdrop of the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This is going to be a fantastic day for the Americas Cup in San Francisco, said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the Americas Cup Event Authority. Weve been working towards this moment for nearly two years and the opening ceremony is the start of what is going to be an unforgettable Summer of Racing. This summer, Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup celebrate a unique partnership rarely seen in the world of sport.
The farm is registered with CITES and open to tourists who want to learn more about the crocodile industry in the Philippines. Mr Mercado said the farm is also into conservation of the crocs for ecological balance. Philippine waters have a large number of the saltwater crocodile. In 2011, the world’s largest crocodile, later named Lolong, was captured in the province of Agusan del Sur. However, Lolong died in early 2013 while in captivity. Besides Louis Vuitton, a local shoemaker is also into reptile fashion. Saldana Shoes has been making shoes, belts, bags and other fashion accessories since the 1950s. The news of Philippine croc skin being imported by branded bag makers would surely lead to jokes about the inclusion of the skin of Philippine politicians in the trade.
How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport
Located in the Americas CupVillage at the end of Pier 27/29, the luxe shop celebratesthe 30th anniversary of the partnershipbetween Louis Vuitton and Americas Cup. Guests of the Louis Vuitton pop-up store will enjoy a rare view of the races, along with live streaming coverage and behind the scenes video content between races. An invitation only salon on the second floor will provide guests with a more intimate experience for clients. Not only does the store provide visitors withviews of the sailing finish line on San Francisco Bay, but the pop-up offers themost extensive assortment and exclusive product from the Louis Vuitton CupCollection. The store will carry new ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes,accessories and watch styles introduced to the collection this summer. Like Haute Living San Francisco? Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @HauteLivingSF .