Stop What You Are Doing: Louis Vuitton Is Opening A Shoe Salon
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!
Louis Vuitton Cup led by New Zealand, super catamarans flying together on SF Bay (Video)
Oh, good grief. Because obviously, you dont have enough shoes in your collection already, July 15 marks the launch of the Louis Vuitton Shoe Salon (a.k.a. heaven) within the department stores Shoe Hall. Alongside a carefully curated selection of the brands luxury footwear, therell also be a limited edition LV heel on sale, titled the “Pump London.” As exclusive as it sounds, it’s actually even more so. Turns out, there are only 24 pairs of the pump being made, so expect hair pulling and elbow jabbing.
How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport
San Francisco’s Paul Cayard, now CEO of Artemis Racing, won the Louis Vuitton Cup finals in 1992 as helmsman of the Italian team, Il Moro di Venezia, against Team New Zealand. Photo: Vince Bucci, AFP/Getty Images San Francisco’s Paul Cayard, now CEO of Artemis Racing, won the… Font Page 1 of 1 It was in the early 1980s when the accomplished French sailor Bruno Trouble had the idea of finding a sponsor for the qualifying series of the America’s Cup, sailing’s greatest race. Until then, teams had organized – and paid for – the America’s Cup selection series themselves. “The concept arose from the fact that we challengers were tired of footing the bill for the organization of the qualifying regatta,” Trouble said. “It occurred to me that instead of spending money on the selection process, we should find a partner. 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.
Related topics Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco 37.777118682861 ; -122.4196395874 New Zealand sails alone on Sunday for a point New Zealand will sail the course alone on Sunday, July 14 to receive a second point, for a total of three so far and putting New Zealand at the top of the leader board. The Italians receive no point today although Luna Rossa came in close to the five minute cut off. New Zealand sailed close to top speed hitting 40 knots at the start of the race, which sailors in general consider to be the most critical element in winning. Luna Rossa trailed boat lengths behind. New Zealand led decisively, sailing past spectators at 30 knots for the win and tacked back for a fly-by of the dock full of fans holding cameras over each others heads.
Julie de Libran: Louis Vuitton’s secret weapon
‘Maybe, but it was a big culture shock,’ says de Libran. First they moved to New York – ‘too cold for my mother’ – then to San Francisco – ‘too rainy and windy’ – and finally to San Diego: ‘That was just like the South of France, with olive trees, so we stayed.’ Julie de Libran, aged seven But Southern California turned out to be a less than fashionable destination. ‘It was just beachwear,’ says de Libran. ‘I could never find anything I liked. So my mother, who Louis Vuitton Handbags had always worn YSL, Sonia Rykiel and then Chanel, would take me to fabric shops and I’d design what I wanted and have it made up for all those parties, proms and things.’ Her father, seeing the signs, enrolled her in fashion school, at the Marangoni in Milan. ‘Milan was difficult at the beginning, especially the weather, but I loved the Italians. I didn’t go home for a year and a half.’ De Libran, it turns out, comes from entrepreneurial, if aristocratic, stock.