Watch this: Louis Vuitton celebrates America’s Cup with special timepieces

LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries

As the official timekeeper for the races, which take place in San Francisco for the next two months, the luxury retailer is introducing several timepieces inspired by the world of sailing with technological finesse. Each watch features what is known as the Regatta function, which marks the countdown of the last five minutes before the starting gun goes off for an America’s Cup race. The crown jewel is the Tambour America’s Cup Automatic Regatta , a limited edition offering of only 720 numbered watches referencing the 72-foot A72 catamarans used in the Cup. It sports a red-and-black dial with the America’s Cup logo, waterproof rubber strap and a Swiss automatic LV 171 chronograph movement. There is also a quartz version, with a limited edition of 1,851 watches, referencing the year of the first America’s Cup. The watch retails for $11,600. Other versions feature the Louis Vuitton Cup logo on the dial. Currently, boats are vying for the Louis Vuitton Cup in a challenger series for the right to sail against the American defender, Team Oracle USA, at the 34th America’s Cup, to be held Sept.

Alexa Chung Wearing Louis Vuitton Heels 2011

Alexa Chung Wearing Louis Vuitton Heels 2011

Though she has a sweet-as-a-button appeal, corsets , metallics and playful hems are all part of her style rotation. 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?

Quite the man bag! Justin Theroux totes a large Louis Vuitton duffel as he struts through the Big Apple in skinny jeans and motorcycle boots

Keeping fit: Justin Theroux carried a leather duffel bag as he showed off his muscular arms in New York, on Tuesday

He’s so vein! Justin’s forearms were corded with vascular effort as he carried a knapsack and his LV bag Contemplative mood: The 41-year-old cut a thoughtful figure as he walked alone in the city streets Slung over his shoulder was a knapsack and an army green jacket as his wrist displayed an expensive looking watch. The nephew of famed travel writer Paul Theroux looked to be embarking on a mini sojourn of his own as he was loaded down with his pricey baggage. But he is most likely staying put, as his preferred city of residence is New York and his fiancee Jennifer Aniston, 44, is also currently filming the comedy Squirrel To The Nuts with Owen Wilson and Cybil Shepherd in the world-renowned metropolis. Sports fan: The actor wore a New York Yankees cap as he strolled solo Theroux co-starred with his bride-to-be in Wanderlust just last year and has his own HBO pilot The Leftovers debuting sometime in 2014. The show is based on the book by Tom Perrotta and revolves around the Rapture as it follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton.

Michelle Williams named new face of Louis Vuitton

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. Christy has a longstanding relationship with Calvin Klein. She made her catwalk debut for the designer in 1987 runway show before shooting an iconic campaign for him with Irving Pen in 1988.

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

As a testament to this, we’ve spotted Alexa Chung making use of one very chic pair of Louis Vuitton heels. Her bow-adorned pumps have served her well through fashion parties and premieres (year after year), adding a sweet, polished touch to every look. And because we love when fashion is also functional, we’re big fans of this low heel ! You may not be running out to score a pair of Louis Vuittons, but after a glimpse of Alexa showing off their styling potential, you may just want to shop something similar. We’ve already done the legwork just click through for a closer look at her sweet footwear, then shop a pair for yourself. Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 When you have a favorite style or treasured item in your closet, there’s nothing wrong with giving it the attention it deserves by wearing it all the time. As a testament to this, we’ve spotted Alexa Chung making use of one very chic pair of Louis Vuitton heels. Her bow-adorned pumps have served her well through fashion parties and premieres (year after year), adding a sweet, polished touch to every look. And because we love when fashion is also functional, we’re big fans of this low heel !

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

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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.

Michelle Williams smoulders in edgy fashion shoot

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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Investors were concerned that Louis Vuitton’s growth was running out of steam after enjoying more than two decades of annual increases above 10 percent, driven by a rapid expansion around the globe. The stock in industry leader LVMH (LVMH.PA) rose as much as 5.7 percent – their biggest one-day gain in more than three years. LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man, said in January that Louis Vuitton’s slowdown was voluntary and the brand had put the brakes on opening new shops to preserve its exclusivity. At that time, Arnault publicly admitted for the first time that Louis Vuitton, LVMH’s biggest contributor to profits, was at risk of being too ubiquitous. To counter that perception, Arnault said the brand would move upscale and expand its leather bag offering while pruning its portfolio of LV-embossed canvas bags which make up two third of its business and generate gross margins of around 90 percent.

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