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

Artemis to set sail in Louis Vuitton Cup semi-finals

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.

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

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 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.

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi finals

Where to Watch

Luna Rossa Challenge will meet Artemis Racing, who are making their debut on the race course in this Louis Vuitton Cup. The Semifinals are a best of seven match. The winner will advance to the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals. The loser is eliminated from further competition. Americas Cup Village11:00am-12:00pmAC Open: SUP Yoga Tickets available here for special seating free viewing at America’s Cup Pavilion . Piers Americas Cup Park, Piers 27 / 29

Vuitton’s grand strategy for Beijing

2.  An installation outside the store recreates the look of the runway show in Paris.

“We have our other wing on standby and ready to go. We’d like to use wing two because it’s more refined, but wing one is just as good and we’ve spent a lot of time working on it, making it good and reliable.” Artemis go into their first series still learning the limits of their boat. “Personally, it’s been one of my most enjoyable weeks of sailing,” Artemis skipper Iain Percy said of their preparations. “We’ve learned so many things at such a fast rate. But to say that we’re ready to go would absolutely not be the case. “Our competitors launched their boat nine months ago. We launched our boat nine days ago. Obviously if we had nine more months we would progress a lot more. That’s not an excuse.

Louis Vuitton Draws on Indonesian Artistic Talent

Indonesian fashion designer Eko Nugroho. (JG Photo/Sylviana Hamdani)

“With this new store, we would like to take a step further and provide adapted shopping experience and service for our sophisticated clientele,” says Philippe Fortunato, president of Louis Vuitton China. Last year, in the annual China Luxury Study conducted by Bain, the French label fell to second place among Chinese women’s “most desired luxury brands” – after being in the top spot the previous two surveys. Among Chinese men it remained in first place. In the second World Luxury Index China released last month, the brand dropped to No 2 among the most sought-after fashion brands in the country. “Louis Vuitton has been pushing very hard in the Chinese market, suffering from saturation,” says David Sadigh, founder and CEO of Digital Luxury Group, the firm that conducted the report. “Its mother company LVMH understood this very well, reacting immediately, announcing price increases and the production of higher-end leather products.” A tour of the Shin Kong Place store shows another way that Louis Vuitton has adjusted to the quickly maturing tastes of Chinese luxury buyers. Its leather bags, in calfskin, python, ostrich and crocodile skins, come in a rainbow of colours – but many no longer have the brand’s popular L-and-V logo emblazoned on their surface. Understated luxury is now the growing thing in China. Since the store offers women’s products only, this will also help the label to deepen ties with female customers by offering them tailor-made products and services, say analysts. Jonathan Siboni, president of Luxurynsight, a Paris-based luxury consultancy, which has worked with other brands in the LVMH Group, thinks Vuitton “will try to find new ways to renew this personal connection”.

For the scarfs design, Eko created two oil paintings within six months. Louis Vuitton chose one of Ekos paintings and produced it as a scarf. They gave me freedom to experiment and express my talents as an artist, and I truly respect them for that, Eko said. He also had the right to approve the final design, which he named Republik Tropis, before it went into production. Indonesia is a tropical republic, Eko said. Its a country rich in flora, fauna, arts and traditions and Ive tried to encapsulate all that in my design. The square silk scarf features a circular mythical figure at the center. It looks like a giant crabs claw consisting of Indonesian fruits and vegetables, including pineapples, dragon fruits and cassava leaves, as well as ocean reefs and sea shells. Among the flora and fauna in the mythical figure is a pair of masked male and female faces. [The masked figures] represent us, Eko explained. We all wear different masks for our different roles in society. The mythical figure sits at the center of the scarf in a sea of blue.

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