Why Louis Vuitton’s Latest Muse Angela Scanlon Likes to Hang Out at Laundromats

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The Neverfull, which originally debuted in 2007, now comes in a variety of brilliant shades, which means the flame-haired Scanlon was undoubtedly spoiled as she was asked to take the bags out for a spin around her top-choice East London haunts. Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Smith for Louis Vuitton “I’ve always been a huge Louis Vuitton fan,” Scanlon told us. “It’s just such an iconic brand, so when they asked me to showcase their Neverfull and LV pre-fall and Icons 2013 collections in my favorite spots in London, I rescheduled a couple of things! Seriously, what girl wouldn’t want to go gallivanting around town in her Louis Vuitton finery?” The style starwho jets back and forth between London and her native Dublinhit up local hangouts ranging from her pal’s flat and Canonbury Park to Les Trois Garcons antiques shop and even a laundromat. “I wanted to really showcase the places I actually hang out at, some of which are not very glam at all,” Scanlon explained. “I think that’s what I love about them!

LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries

Shoppers walk past a Louis Vuitton store in Shanghai in this March 8, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Aly Song

In the past year, China’s luxury market, which had been the industry main growth driver, was hit by a slower economy and the government’s crackdown on the country’s tradition of gift-giving to facilitate transactions and deals. LVMH rival Kering on said on Thursday the slowdown continued in China but earlier this week Swatch Group (UHR.VX), the world’s biggest watch maker, said it expected Chinese demand to improve in the second half. Before Friday’s rise, shares in LVMH were down 6 percent since January, making them the second-worst performers on the Paris CAC 40 index .FCHI of blue-chips and the worst performing European luxury stock overall. By comparison, shares in peers such as Kering (PRTP.PA), previously known as PPR, have gained 28 percent since January while shares in Bruno Cucinelli (BCU.MI) and Salvatore Ferragamo (SFER.MI) have risen more than 50 percent. On Friday alone, Kering shares jumped 4.5 percent.

Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton Campaign Is An Edgy Turn For The Star (PHOTOS)

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In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles, as the company’s large creative team looks on. Scroll down for video Model moment: Michelle Williams smoulders in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign, but it took an army of hair-stylists, make-up artists and photography assistants Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk to capture the perfect picture Perfect shot: With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed photographer Peter Lindbergh ‘It’s like falling in love, I fall in love with characters like falling in love in life,’ said Ms Williams during the shoot. ‘I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?’ she added. The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012. Posing pouts: In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles Lights, camera: The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012 Primp and prime: The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais Louis Vuitton’s latest: The actress models the French fashion house’s new fall collection in the campaign The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais. Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is currently filming Suite Francaise, based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, which follows a blossoming romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation in France. The actress discussed her role as Marilyn Monroe, revealing just how seriously she takes each character in the lead up to a film. image002.png Looking on: Louis Vuitton’s large creative team behind the shoot Fashion role: Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is adept at getting into character ‘I started working on Marilyn a year before we started filming,’ she said.

Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

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. According to the New York Post the bash which took place last Wednesday was attended by more than 30 close friends and family, with Barbara full of joy as they helped her celebrate the milestone.

From girl-next-door to smouldering Louis Vuitton model: Behind the scenes of Michelle Williams’ first fashion campaign

Fortunately, it looks like that fearlessness has paid off with a new gig as the face of Louis Vuitton . The actress stars in the fashion house’s autumn/winter 2013-14 campaign, which focuses on two new handbags, the W and the Capucines. Sporting wine-colored lips, dark brows and her signature cropped haircut, Williams looks particularly edgy in the Peter Lindbergh-lensed shots wearing clothing from the fall collection. It’s certainly a far cry from the young girl we met on “Dawson’s Creek.” Of course, this announcement isn’t too surprising — remember how great Williams looked in her show-stopping Louis Vuitton gown at the 2012 Oscars? This partnership is also particularly noteworthy, since it marks the star’s very first major fashion campaign.

Louis Vuitton company increases Hermes stake again despite legal fines

The 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown, found luxury firms struggling with the need to balance exclusivity with attracting new customers through use of social media. “On Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, brands across the luxury spectrum mediated the tension between the exclusivity that protects brand desirability and the inclusivity needed to attract new customers,” it said. 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.

Sarah Jessica Parker debuts her new $4400 Louis Vuitton tote bag as she steps out in stripes

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!

HOW TO: Spot a fake Louis Vuitton handbag

So we’ve rounded up a few tips from our friends over at thevivant.com on how to check if your new LV purchase is in fact the real deal. Ready for a lesson in Vuitton perfection? Here we go… TIP 1: Always remember that the O’s in Louis Vuitton should have a perfectly round shape many counterfeits use oval shaped O’s instead. TIP 2: Check that the Louis Vuitton bag you are considering buying actually exists. Sounds obvious, but there have been examples of the Vernis being sold in black even though Louis Vuitton never made it in black. TIP 3: Louis Vuitton is extremely careful about the way that its monogram is placed, and it is usually completely symmetrical from side to side. TIP 4: Not all Louis Vuitton bags are made in France, so if your bag says ‘Made in USA’ don’t automatically assume it’s a fake.

Michelle Williams is striking as the new face of Louis Vuitton handbags

With bleach blond hair and bold red lips, the look is edgy and nearly gothic, but strikingly beautiful. By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:04 PM Michelle Williams makes Louis Vuittons W bag look even better. Related Stories Fashions Night Out goes on the shelf after concernsabout chaos and wrong crowds With porcelain skin and dark red lips, Michelle Williams made her debut as the fierce new face of Louis Vuitton. The actress will show off two of the luxury brand’s latest handbags the W and the Capucines in striking ads for the fashion house’s fall/winter 2013-14 campaign. Williams, 32, follows in the footsteps of A-listers like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen, who have all worked with the brand. Louis Vuitton Michelle Williams as the newest face of Louis Vuitton. The campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire France next month, and worldwide in September and October. RELATED: MODELS PLAY PROSTITUTES IN LOUIS VUITTON VIDEO It was photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The pixie-haired, Oscar-nominated actress is best known for her parts in “My Week with Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.”

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