Team NZ through to challengers final
Despite more bad publicity than good over the last 12 months, Bieber isn’t quite on the breadline with an annual income of $58 million. Those teenage girls clearly have some spare money to spend. Taylor was pipped to first place by musical rivals Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber And taking third place is the young country music star Taylor Swift. She clearly has more luck with her finances than with her string of disastrous boyfriends. The 23 year-old You Belong With Me singer, who has dated 1D’s Harry Styles amongst others this year, pocketed a cool $55 million. Her earnings received a boost thanks to her album Red which sold 1.2 million copies in the first week. It was a good year for singer songwriter Calvin Harris who made $46 million Barbnados-born beauty Rihanna came in a respectable fifth place in the top earners under 30 Meanwhile Scottish singer songwriter Calvin Harris, 29, has made a fortune after morphing into a global DJ sensation. He beat 25 year-old Rihanna into fourth place with earnings of $46 million. Not bad for a boy who was discovered on MySpace. Barbadian beauty Ri-Ri came in close behind with $43 million.
A monk with Louis Vuitton luggage causes huge scandal
When she saw the shoes on the catwalk, being worn by Edie Campbell and Cara Delevingne, her tears were of pride and joy. Artisans at Louis Vuitton’s shoe atelier in Italy work on the high-heeled ankle-strap shoes for the luxury houses’s autumn/winter ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: Katya de Grunwald Photos: Katya de Grunwald Paola is one of the many craftspeople at Fiesso who have decades of experience in the shoe industry. For most, shoemaking has been in their family for generations. In 1997 Louis Vuitton bought what was then a small family-run shoe factory and built on the expertise of the artisans who worked there to create a new fully integrated factory. It was the year that Marc Jacobs became the creative director of the luxury brand, when the focus of the house changed from luggage to high fashion. When Yves Carcelle, then the chairman of Vuitton (he stood down last year), opened the workshop with Serge Alfandary, newly appointed as the shoe unit business director, he announced it was to be as important as Asnieres (the workshops near Paris founded by Louis Vuitton himself in 1859) was for trunk-making.
Kiwis rout Italians in Am Cup challenger series
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“Although the delta still seems substantial, we’re moving forward and things are getting better. But clearly we’ve got a lot to do to get to where we need to be. We can’t hide from the fact that, at the moment, the Kiwis are the class act.” When the Italians launched their 72-foot catamaran in low tide, the port rudder hit bottom. It had to be removed and repaired before the team left the dock. “We dropped the rudder out, brought it to shore and the boatbuilders tickled it up,” Scott said. “Then the divers stuck it back in before we left the dock.
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They pulled steadily clear, making the biggest gains on the upwind legs of the race in winds that hovered between 15 and 19 knots. Team NZ’s top speed of 39.5 knots eclipsed the Italian’s best of 36.6 knots. They averaged more than one minute advantage across each of the seven legs, clocking a winning margin of 7min 14sec. Luna Rossa’s hopes weren’t helped by an accident on the way to the start line. A low tide saw them drag a rudder along the bed of the Bay, forcing them to return to dock for quick repairs.