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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.
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HSBC calculated that Louis Vuitton’s operating margin fell to 42 percent from 44 percent between 2011 and 2012. 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.
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Barthelemy Island Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 10:15am EDT LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA announced that it has acquired Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France from majority owner Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners (AJ Capital Partners) and others. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located on the island of St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies, Hotel Saint-Barth Isle comprises 39 rooms, suites and villas. It also includes the Isle de France Spa and the Las Case d’Isle restaurant. Latest Developments for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
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The Swedish team has been fighting the clock to be ready to race in time. Launching their second AC72 so late, Artemis Racing to date has only managed six days of training on their new boat. And at present their helmsman Nathan Outteridge says they are still on a steep learning curve in terms of how hard they can safely push their boat, noting how difficult it is to sail cautiously: “The only way to sail these boats is hard and fast. The moment you take your foot off the throttle is when it’s going to bite.” Both teams are planning to get more training in over the weekend ahead of Tuesdays first race. Iain Percy, Artemis Racing skipper, Iain Percy commented on how it is going: Personally, its been one of my most enjoyable weeks of sailing. Weve learned so many things at such a fast rate. But to say that were ready to go would absolutely not be the case Our competitors launched their boat nine months ago. We launched our boat nine days ago.
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The French design house has a history of very fine taste in celebrities, such as Uma Thurman who launching the famous Louis Vuitton Manhattan handbag; Scarlett Johansson and even the timeless Kate Moss. Notably, most recently their advertising campaigns have been lighter. ## Even better this time, they snatched up Academy Award nominee Michelle William, famous for her role in the movie My Week with Marilyn. The innocent girl with a dash of sexiness matches perfectly the pattern of celebrities the Louis Vuitton design house has chosen over the years. Williams innocent and flawless beauty was photographed by Peter Lindbergh, with mysterious, dark romantic make-up that is hard for blondes to get away with, but under the hands of the one and only Stephane Marais with her solid reputation as an extraordinary fashion make-up artist they managed to rock the look. Marais says “makeup is part of custom.
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