Victoria Beckham spiced up her life on Sunday by attending the Wimbledon Men’s Final. With hubby David nowhere in sight, the designer looked incredibly seksi in a Louis Vuitton checkered lace slip dress that barely passed as acceptable for the classic tennis tournament’s notoriously strict dress code. Dress code, smesh code! She’s Victoria Beckham! She can wear whatever she wants and we’re willing to bet no one was complaining! A Victoria Beckham Collection laser-cut clutch, black Manolo Blahnik pumps and gold frame sunnies completed Vic’s racy ensem. We’re sure Golden Balls couldn’t wait for his wifey to get home to show her a grand slam of a good time!
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The transaction values Loro Piana at 2.7 billion euros ($3.47 billion). That’s more than three times the expected 2013 sales of 700 million euros ($900.4 million). Paris-based LVMH operates such brands as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Fendi and Donna Karan. The Loro Piana family began trading wool and fine textiles at the beginning of the 19th century, and in April 1924 Pietro Loro Piana established the business in Qarona Sesia, Italy. His work is continued by Sergio and Pier Luigi Loro Piana. Under their stewardship, Loro Piana has become the world’s leader in cashmere and the rarest wools and has developed a worldwide network of more than 130 exclusive boutiques, where products are sold under the Loro Piana brand. Brothers Sergio and Pier Luigi Loro Piana will remain at the helm of the firm.
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‘But it’s not like we go out for dinner all the time.’ In this world, relationships are instead forged through intensive work schedules. ‘The longest day? Well, during the shows, we could start around 8.30am, work all night and not go to bed at all. Sometimes I manage to go home and take a shower before the show starts at 10am.’ De Libran with Christel Takigawa and Sofia Coppola Love and perfectionism, she says, keep her going, ‘and coffee and lots of water’. De Libran and Jacobs only met at her job interview, though both were mutual friends of the film director Sofia Coppola, whom de Libran had met in Paris at the ‘baby gym’ with Balthazar. One of the first pieces she produced at Louis Vuitton was the wonderfully understated Sofia bag, which has since been seen on the arm of every celebrity from Kate Moss to Kirsten Dunst. ‘I bumped into Sofia on the way to meet Marc, which felt like a sign,’ she smiles. ‘But from our first conversation I felt like I’d known him for so long.
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(She’s basically Brazil’s unofficial mascot.) But every so often, girls just want to go dark. Gisele found her way into Louis Vuitton’s brooding Fall 2013 ad campaign, lounging on the smokey set with Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy and Isabeli Fontana. Steven Meisel captured the supermodels in all their louche, devil-may-care glory, each looking more glamorous than the next. But even so, it took us a few seconds to recognize Gisele. This new ad is a far cry from her last stint with Louis Vuitton . What do you think? Gisele for Louis Vuitton Fall 2013: Gisele for Louis Vuitton Spring 2006: She’s been around the block: Loading Slideshow
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As a result, LBH wins. Actress Moon Chae Won ‘s little beige dress with the black intricate design is absolutely gorgeous. Classy, simple, and neutral. She definitely did this Louis Vuitton event right in this number. Hey Choi Ji Woo , who told you to wear a banana peel to this event?
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Sales of luxury goods in Russia expanded 6 percent to $8.8 billion last year, versus 4.6 percent in 2011, helping reverse a 20 percent decline between 2007 and 2009, according to Euromonitor International Plc. While thats slower than Chinas 18 percent luxury growth in 2012, its far better than western Europe, where sales fell 1 percent last year as the debt crisis weighed on domestic spending, the researcher estimates. What were seeing now is a comeback in Russian demand for luxury goods, said Hermes International (RMS) SCA deputy chief executive officer Patrick Albaladejo. God-given Talent European brands such as Vuitton have already started toning down the bling as they contend with homegrown Russian labels such as Vika Gazinskaya, Alexander Terekhov and Uliana Sergeenko, who reckon they know better what shoppers want. Terekhovs latest collection features simple silk floral dresses, while Sergeenkos spring couture covered more flesh than it showed. Sales of Gazinskayas collections of 1,500-euro ($1,980) dresses have doubled in the past year as shoppers seek something different, said the 24-year-old designer. With 25 outlets, including in Paris, New York and Hong Kong, Gazinskaya says shes seeking investors to fund more expansion.
One boat match race
(Christophe Karaba / July 27, 2013) By Adam Tschorn July 1, 2013, 1:10 p.m. For spring and summer 2014, the Louis Vuitton man was indulging in the time-honored tradition of the West Coast American road trip, men’s studio and style director Kim Jones and artistic director Marc Jacobs explained in the show notes. “The collection is really about the freedom of the road and that freedom itself being luxurious, Jones says in the notes. The clothing should have that do-what-you-want attitude. Its a road trip drawing on elements of classic American culture from clothes, music to souvenirs. Its the changing environment from city to forest to desert, that journey in a day from snow-covered mountains to cacti in the desert that you can only really seem to have in America. Like the radio you listen to as you travel through the states. Based on what we can suss out from the show photos, that inspiration took to the runway in the form of a motorcycle-meets-letterman-jacket silhouette; some versions sporting a bold, tufted V logo on the left breast (awarded for lettering in runway, perhaps?), others a stylized yacht-club-meets-semaphore flag logo. (The other iconic jacket of the American rebel — the denim jacket — was also in evidence.)
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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.
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The Kiwi team brought Aotearoa onto the racecourse doing 30 knots and riding on her foils. Around the course she recorded a top speed of 42.8 knots and averaged 20.7 knots around the course. 42.8 knot was faster than the top speed the 90ft LWLmultihulls that competed in the 2010 Americas Cup recorded. We actually enjoy it when its windier, then you really start ripping downwind and can pull off some slick jibes, said Barker. You never finish a race in one of these boats and think its all gone perfect. We made a couple of mistakes today, but it was good to get out and go through the paces. As to why they didn’t follow Luna Rossa’s example and boycott the race, Barker explained:”We are a commercially funded team. Its important for us as a team, to our sponsors and followers in New Zealand to get out there and race.