Luxury Deals To Pick Up In Asia Pacific: A Bling For The Buck

Michelle Williams named new face of Louis Vuitton

The only reason I do now is because in Mumbai, among Indias fashionable and elite, they are almost as ubiquitous as a Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton bag with their unmistakeable trademark patent. The same is true across growing Asian Pacific metros Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, and Kuala Lumpur. Recognizing the opportunity a young and fashionable demographic, rising disposable incomes, access to global trends luxury brands have long flocked to Asia like hummingbirds to nectar often doing mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures with local brands. As of June 30, there have already been deals valued at about $1 billion globally in the luxury sector, as compared to only $1.6 billion in all of CY12, as per Mergermarket data. And this doesnt include the $2.6 billion that French-luxury goods maker LVMH Group offered for a majority stake in Italian cashmere clothier Loro Piana in early July. Asian-Pacific deals, however, have been muted as compared to a five-year high in 2011 partly due to the slowing Chinese economy a coveted mainstay for luxury companies globally. But the trend is expected to reverse: sovereign governments will adapt policies to attract investors; potential suitors both corporates and private equity firms will be lured by compelling though evolving dynamics; and possible targets will seek associations with industry heavyweights. Last year, the Indian government announced it would allow (with caveats) foreign companies to invest up to 100% directly in retailers which sell a single brand. Since then the government has seen about 60-plus applications from global brands seeking to set up shop in India, said Aparna Mittal, partner at the corporate M&A division of India-based law firm Luthra & Luthra Law Offices.

Michelle Williams is Louis Vuitton’s Latest Siren; Lena Dunham Wigs Out; and One Direction’s New Cosmetics Line

The actress is debuting some new designs and one of her sexiest looks yet! The campaign, due to launch in September, captures the blonde beauty looking extremely high-fashion and chic, sporting a spiked pixie and dramatic red lip. The ad, which has a very punk couture vibe, aims to promote LVs new bags: the W and Capucines. The photographs, shot by Peter Lindbergh, show a completely different side of http://www.avlogbook.com/louis-vuitton-outlet.html the big screen starlet, as she dons a black mani and a shoulder-clad dress from the Fall 2013 Collection. We love that shes rocking this edgy look since we didnt get to see Michelle embracing her inner-punk at the 2013 Met Ball. The Oscar-nominated actress looks confident and beautiful as she poses on a gold-detailed trunk with the new French designer goods. We love this look so much that we think Michelle should adopt it as her new signature style! Its one of the few celebrity-featured campaigns where we forgot shes an actress, and instead thought she was a model. Were pleasantly surprised with everything weve seen so far and cant wait to see the rest come September! Hollywoodlifers, what do YOU think?

Michelle Williams smoulders in edgy fashion shoot

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE She poses with two of the brand’s new luxe handbags the W and Capucines carryalls in tan and black. The shoot, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, marks Michelle’s first major fashion campaign. Michelle has a good relationship with Louis Vuitton. For the 2012 Oscars, where she was up for the Best Actress award, she wowed in a vibrant gown by the Italian fashion house. With a ruched bustline and peplum detailing, the burnt orange number had a distinct prom vibe and ensured that Michelle stood out from the crowd. Michelle is recently single after splitting from her partner of one year Jason Siegel. Jason was Michelle’s most serious boyfriend since the death of her former fiance Heath Ledger in 2008. In other fashion news, Christy Turlington, 44, has made a reutrn to modelling with a sultry advert for Calvin Klein. The former supermodel is the new face and body of the luxury brand’s underwear range, showing off the incredible body that made her famous in a series of black and white ads. Michelle wearing Louis Vuitton to the Oscars in 2012 The mother-of-two looks nowhere near her 44 years as she poses for the sizzling shots, photographed by Mario Sorrenti.

In her first major fashion endorsement since a Band of Outsiders gig several seasons ago, the A-lister sports an artfully mussed pixie cut by Sam McKnight and a siren red pout courtesy of Stephane Marais. Lena Dunham has been papped all over New York and Brooklyn while shooting season three of Girls. But shes her own best advertisement, taking to Instagram to post a few selfies in wigs, accompanied by expectedly witty captions such as: Its 1973 and this aspiring backup singer is looking for love in all the wrong places or Its 1984 and this club promoter (Ronnie) had to move back in with his ma. Needless to say, the posts got their fair share of likes. Teen pop sensation One Direction has teamed up with MUA Cosmetics on a range of products for UK beauty and health retailer Superdrug . The heartthrobs Little Things Collection will include lipsticks, lip polishes, cheek tints, and nail lacquersin a range of colors and flavors. Harry Styles is reportedly a fan of the strawberry lip polish, while Louis Tomlinson is into vanilla.

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Williams poses with her now trademark short blonde hair, holding a W handbag. Her hair was done by Sam McKnight and the makeup was done by Stephane Marais. In a statement, Louis Vuitton said Michelle Williams was selected by Louis Vuitton for her independent spirit with which she has forged her path through Hollywood, defined by her outstanding talent, her passion for her craft, and her choice of daring and challenging roles. People reports Williams had a prior relationship with the brand, wearing one of their gowns to the Oscars last year. The pictures will be seen in the September advertisements, while a different show, featuring Williams carrying the brands Capucines bag will make its debut this October. GlamScene reports the first ads will premiere in Marie Claire France before they make their rounds to other magazines.

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