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

Louis Vuitton Upgraded to “Buy” at UBS AG (LVMUY)

. . (PacificCoastNews) “It” bag alert: Olivia Palermo has been spotted everywhere this summer with her red Louis Vuitton “Sofia” bag. And for good reason. It goes with everything! Our street style crush has worn the caryall with everything from shorts and button-downs to adorable dresses and flats. And the bonus? The luscious red color pops agains anything she wears. Meaning: You need this bag, too. Especially if you’re on the hunt for the perfect everyday satchel. But we understand, spluging on this stunner will set you back more than at least three time’s a month’s rent at upwards of $3,000. So here are three similar styles to channel your inner-Olivia.

HOW TO: Spot a fake Louis Vuitton handbag

Robinson Louis Vuitton Cup update after seven races SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2013 Just two matches remain in the Louis Vuitton Cup round-robin matches, but Emirates Team New Zealand has now won nine races in nine starts , which gives the team the option of advancing to the Louis Vuitton Cup Final or choosing its opponent for the semifinal round. With skipper Dean Barker back on the helm after Saturdays breather, on Sunday the Kiwi team grabbed the lead on the first reach leg against Luna Rossa Challenge and never looked back. Emirates Team New Zealand led by 7 seconds at the first turning mark, 35 seconds at the second turning mark and 1:35 at the third turning mark on the way to a 3:20 victory. After Sundays victory, Emirates Team New Zealand exercised its option to skip the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals and advance straight to the final. That decision ensures a semifinal match between Luna Rossa Challenge and Artemis Racing. Artemis Racing first day of sailing on the Big Blue. (Photo: Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing) Barker told a press conference in San Francisco on Sunday that the team had thought about how to use the time between the end of the round robins and the final. We weighed up whether to race the semifinals and get more race practice on the course but not knowing if Artemis would be ready to start, against spending more time on developing the boat. Without going into detail, Barker said a number of subtle changes (some cosmetic) and improvements in various components should make us significantly faster around the course. Barker said the team would not race against Artemis on Tuesday, the teams last scheduled round-robin match, opting instead to use the time to work on the boat. Artemis Racing is back sailing the teams AC 72 , following a fatal training accident in Maybut has yet to start a Louis Vuitton Cup match. The team says that it intends to compete in the semifinals, marking August 6 as its target date for racing. Jill K. Robinson is an award-winning journalist and adventure seeker. Follow her adventures on dangerjillrobinson.com and Twitter @dangerjr .Jill is an avid kayaker and owner of Half Moon Bay Kayak Company .

Tickets to go on sale for Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final beginning Tuesday

RELIEF Sales growth at LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division, of which Louis Vuitton makes up 75 percent of sales, doubled in the second quarter to 6 percent from 3 percent in the previous three months on a like-for-like basis. “It is a relief that there is an improvement in the second quarter and that the margin (at LV) stopped deteriorating,” said Zurich-based Andrea Gerst, who helps run the Julius Baer Luxury Brands fund with 417 million euros ($551.92 million)under management. Referring to Louis Vuitton’s performance regionally, Guiony said trading in Asia was “flattish,” in the United States “in the mid-single digits” while in Japan and Europe, it was “a bit higher or a bit lower than double digit.” Guiony added that the bulk of Chinese demand today was from tourists and estimated overall Chinese demand for the brand to be in “mid-single digits” terms. Analysts estimate that growth in the global luxury goods industry will slow down to around 6-8 percent in 2012, or about twice the level of global GDP growth depending on estimates, compared with 10 percent growth last year. Luxury investors and analysts said they expected trading to continue to improve in the second half of the year, partly thanks to the return of Chinese customers, the world’s biggest buyers of luxury goods. “We expect a slow but steady recovery of Chinese luxury demand because of the underlying appetite for luxury and wealth creation continuing,” Gerst said. In the past year, China’s luxury market, which had been the industry main growth driver, was hit by a slower economy and the government’s crackdown on the country’s tradition of gift-giving to facilitate transactions and deals. LVMH rival Kering on said on Thursday the slowdown continued in China but earlier this week Swatch Group (UHR.VX), the world’s biggest watch maker, said it expected Chinese demand to improve in the second half. Before Friday’s rise, shares in LVMH were down 6 percent since January, making them the second-worst performers on the Paris CAC 40 index .FCHI of blue-chips and the worst performing European luxury stock overall.

Michelle Williams Is Un-Photoshopped Perfection Behind The Scenes For Louis Vuitton

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 Louis Vuitton Outlet 2012 Oscars? This partnership is also particularly noteworthy, since it marks the star’s very first major fashion campaign. (Williams did star in the Band of Outsiders lookbook back in 2012, though.) You can catch her new Louis Vuitton ads in Marie Claire France on Aug.

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In this new behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, we can see that the actress’s beauty is not a product of Photoshop. It’s God-given and there’s no doubt about it! Check out the clip (above) and see Michelle take direction from a very animated Peter Lindbergh as they make magic together! And another thing, her piece-y pixie cut is FANTABULOUS.

LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries

Shoppers walk past a Louis Vuitton store in Shanghai in this March 8, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Aly Song

This, after Emirates Team New Zealand elected to advance directly to the Final which set up the Semi Final pairing of Luna Rossa vs. Artemis Racing. Tickets for the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals (Emirates Team New Zealand vs. the winner of the Semi Final) and Americas Cup Finals (ORACLE TEAM USA vs. the winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup) are already on sale. Weve had great support from all the teams and its nice that everyone has recognized the effort our team has made to get on the water Artemis Racing skipper Iain Percy said on Sunday. At the end of the process well be good to get out there and race. Were really looking forward to it. Ahead of Sundays press conference with the skippers of the three challengers, Barclay also paid tribute to the response from the public in San Francisco to the opening weeks of preliminary racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup, Americas Cup Challenger Series. Over these opening weeks, weve had nearly 175,000 visitors at Americas Cup Park (on the Embarcadero at Piers 27/29) and over 25,000 at the Americas Cup Village (at Marina Green). Thats around 200,000 for the first three weeks which exceeds our expectations, Barclay said.

Louis Vuitton Cup nears the end of round-robin matches

So we’ve rounded up a few tips from our friends over at thevivant.com on how to check if your new LV purchase is in fact the real deal. Ready for a lesson in Vuitton perfection? Here we go… TIP 1: Always remember that the O’s in Louis Vuitton should have a perfectly round shape many counterfeits use oval shaped O’s instead. TIP 2: Check that the Louis Vuitton bag you are considering buying actually exists. Sounds obvious, but there have been examples of the Vernis being sold in black even though Louis Vuitton never made it in black. TIP 3: Louis Vuitton is extremely careful about the way that its monogram is placed, and it is usually completely symmetrical from side to side.

UBS AG has also taken action a number of other stocks recently. The firm raised its price target on shares of DCP Midstream Partners, LP from $44.00 to $54.00. They have a neutral rating on that stock. Also, UBS AG raised its price target on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC from $40.00 to $45.00. They have a neutral rating on that stock. Finally, UBS AG cut their EPS estimates on shares of Embraer. They now have a $40.00 price target on that stock. Louis Vuitton has a 52 week low of $29.00 and a 52 week high of $38.47. The stocks 50-day moving average is currently $33.8. The company has a market cap of $89.849 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.27.

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