Race 6 of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2013 Finals gets underway at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) live in high definition (with closed captioning). Sailing aficionados in the United States can catch all the action on ESPN3 ‘s live stream ( DVR replay available) and international coverage is available on America’s Cup YouTube channel . While territorial restrictions apply, a replay of Race 6 will be available on YouTube immediately following its conclusion (must subscribe). On Wednesday, Emirates Team New Zealand took a commanding 4-1 lead over Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in their best-of-thirteen series. Led by (OBE) Grant Dalton, Team New Zealand extended its streak to three straight victories, on the strength of Italy’s DNF in Race 3, followed by a 2’18” and 1’27” delta in Races 4 and 5. Thus, Luna Rossa will have its work cut out from here on out, as skipper Dean Barker and his crew are just three wins away from securing a spot in next month’s America’s Cup Finals (Sept.
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There is a bracelet made from pink spinels and sapphires replicating the Damier motif. There is a constellation of diamonds in the shape of a Peter Pan collar similar to some of the shapes in Marc Jacobs ready-to-wear collections for Vuitton. Baumer recreates the nail heads seen on Vuitton trunks and bags using rose cut diamonds. The result are pieces that are beautiful, luxurious, and elegant but at the same time they are also modern in that they challenge conventional shapes and jewelry-making savor faire. Below, Baumer talks about creating jewelry that could very well be considered art pieces. Lorenz Baumer, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for fine jewelry What makes Louis Vuitton jewelry unique and special? At Vuitton we love diamonds and we love to cut it in different ways.
How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport
Luna Rossa non rivede la luce e nelle acque di San Francisco va ancora al tappeto. La finale della Louis Vuitton Cup e un monologo di Team New Zealand che coglie la quarta vittoria consecutiva e sale sul 5-1. La sesta regata vede il Team NZ imporsi con un margine di un minuto e 57 secondi, sfruttando al meglio un vento moderato e portandosi in vantaggio sullimbarcazione azzurra sin dallinizio. Luna Rossa non e mai stata avanti e, ora, ha davanti un weekend che si preannuncia difficilissimo. Le prossime due gare a San Francisco potrebbero mettere un ulteriore ipoteca sul successo finale. * * * Tutte le news di sport sono disponibili 24 ore al giorno anche via Facebook e Twitter sulle pagine ufficiali di Eurosport
What Goes Into The Making Of Louis Vuitton Jewelry
Playing the trend CLSA forecasts that China will become the world’s largest market for luxury goods over the course of the next decade, accounting for 44% of global sales by 2020, from 15% today. Emerging markets are hot: Place your bets Though they do take a hit during economic downturns, Magoon Capital Chief Executive Christian Magoon said the luxury brand companies are still sound investments. “Luxury brand companies are solid investments over the long term because it’s very difficult for new players to enter the space,” Magoon said. “These brands have tradition and status that makes them unique and gives them the ability to price things as high as they want.” Chinese buyers are Louis Vuitton’s biggest customers already, according to CLSA, and sales will likely keep growing alongside an increase in the number of Chinese millionaires. And demand for luxury goods is likely to pick up even more steam if the Chinese government allows the yuan to appreciate, which would make imports like Louis Vuitton bags less expensive. Prada may be the next hot buy. Last month, the Italian fashion house announced plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange as it looks to expand its international business. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer .
China loves Louis Vuitton, and so will investors
This year represents the 30th anniversary – and eighth regatta – of the Louis Vuitton series. Round-robin qualifying races begin Sunday, and continue until the start of the semifinals on Aug. 6, with the finals running from Aug. 17 to 30. “The first Vuitton Cup was a big deal,” Trouble said.
LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries
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. LVMH Finance Director Jean-Jacques Guiony on Friday said Louis Vuitton’s margins rose in the first half, both at the operating and gross level, reversing a decline which analysts estimate started two or three years ago. “People feared that less canvas and more leather could impact Louis Vuitton’s margins,” said Exane BNP Paribas analyst Luca Solca.
Louis Vuitton suit adds fraud allegation
Is this some sort of mischief Murakami’s having at the expense of his collectors?” Arthur scoffs at Louis Vuitton’s suggestion that the handbags on sale nearby should have tipped him off that the prints were not an original design: “It’s not my responsibility to inspect their handbags. I’m only interested in collecting fine art.” As for the prints being sold as “revisited” Murakami works, Arthur said: ” ‘revisited’ means he’s gone back and done another take . . . another riff on that same concept or idea” — rather than putting a frame around pre-existing handbag material. Another new development in the case is Louis Vuitton’s admission that it ignored some provisions of California’s 39-year-old Fine Prints Act, which requires dealers in limited-edition prints to disclose an array of information, including how the works were created and to post a sign informing customers of their rights under the law. “Louis Vuitton is not ordinarily in the business of selling fine prints, but rather is in the business of manufacturing and selling luxury handbags, luggage and accessories,” contend the company’s attorneys in a memo intended to persuade the judge that its violation of the act was not done “willfully.” If it was, the merchant could be subject to damages under the Fine Prints Act of triple what it originally charged for the prints — potentially $12 million if Arthur’s case goes forward as a class action. The separate class-action suit against MOCA in Los Angeles Superior Court, reported by The Times last year, alleges no fraud but concerns failure to provide proper certificates for three Murakami prints that Arthur bought for $2,655 at the regular museum shop. Judge William Highberger is expected to rule by summer whether that case should go forward. MOCA contends that the suit should be dismissed because last month it gave Arthur the legally required certificates it had previously failed to provide; Arthur says that in describing two of his purchases as “posters,” the certificates raise even more troubling questions about whether MOCA was cheating buyers by charging inflated, limited-edition prices for mere posters.
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Louis Vuitton designs its own slowdown
With the racing back to it regular start time of 1310hrs the two feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be averaging 16-18kts, and will be gusting higher. The key to the day is whether the wind will build at the rate the forecast indicates. It is predicted to build much earlier than previous days. Wind map for 1310hrs on Saturday 24 August, 2013 – PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo The top image shows the wind speed and direction at 1300hrs with one feed showing winds of 22kts while the other is at 23kts – these are only average speeds and gusts will be higher. There is a little variation in the forecast indicating a higher degree of certainty as to the outcome. The key feature of the forecast is the breeze starting to build much earlier in the day with both feeds indicating the breeze will be 18kts at 1000hrs and then buolding at varying rates over the rest of the day, before reacing a peak of around 25kts at 1500hrs. The first image shows the wind prognosis for the scheduled start of the second race. Wind graph for 1310hrs on Saturday 24 August, 2013 – PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo The second image shows a graphic representation of the wind build – confirming the numbers for the prognosis.