Beauty Routine for Men, The Essentials. 

Beauty Routine for Men, The Essentials. 

Reading Time: 10 minutesVery often, men struggle with their beauty routine. Either we have no time for anything more than the basic hygiene or we will take hours treating ourselves. At the end, we do not really know how to handle a beauty routine on a regular basis. Here are 5 key tips to help you manage it. Nothing over the top, only the essentials. 1- Get your skin clean and healthy let’s start from the first step which is your skin. Do not mess around with it as you only have one (ok cells regenerate but you need to treat your skin well in anycase). The basic gesture for every men is to maintain one’s skin clean and healthy. And the solution is to exfoliate your skin twice a week. As we need to shave quite often, if your skin is recovered with loads of dead cells, shaving will not work well…

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt was more than 30 years ago: La Prairie created and launched the Skin Caviar collection. It has set the rules for the entire luxury skincare industry. For the 30th anniversary of the legendary Caviar collection, La Prairie has developed a new anti-aging treatment based on revolutionary technology: Caviar Absolu, the most renewable and volumizing caviar cell concentrate to date. The Caviar Absolu fills, repulps and helps to restore the density of the skin. The Skin Caviar collection, 30 years of master pieces in terms  of skincare The Skin Caviar Collection has evolved since its inception 30 years ago to continue to offer exceptional lifting and firming action combined with cutting-edge performance. With the launch of the collection, La Prairie made the audacious choice of using Caviar Extract. With continued research and new technological advancements, La Prairie then created Caviar Water, which is produced using a state-of-the-art steam distillation process…

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe United Kingdom is a gold mine in terms of fashion talents. From the prestigious Saint Martin School to the street pop creativity, the UK reveals each year several new fashion talents, some of them will definitely shape the future of the fashion business. Here is our top 6 UK fashion brands to watch in 2017. Martine Rose, from experimental to men’s elegance Founded in 2007, Martine Rose background comes from Men’s shirts. Her artistic exploration drives us towards exploration of individualism and yet belonging to a cultural group (for the reference). Martine Rose will choose amazing icons from the past in order to provide them with a contemporary context. Obviously the work of the fashion artist is to take those icons and offer them a new context that might be a quite subversive approach, questioning the former functionality or past popularity of certain aesthetics through their re-appropriation today. Have a…

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast week LuxuryActivist enjoyed an amazing #LiveClicquot moment in Lausanne to discover the new Veuve Clicquot Cuvée Saint Petersbourg. It was a special exclusive moment in which we could also experience the Veuve Clicquot lifestyle. Veuve Clicquot, more than champagne, a way of living Philippe Clicquot, from a family of bankers and textile merchants, already owns vinyards and decides to establish a champagne house. His ambition was to “cross the borders”, and true to his word, Venice was the destination of his first shipment of champagne. Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, her social standing allowes her to provides an excellent education, founded upon the traditional morals and values of the time. In 1798 she married François Clicquot, son to the founder of the Maison Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because…

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery explores the history perfectly through the below infographic. The piece explores key moments in the brand’s history, such as how in 1911, the pilot’s watch was launched to the general public, and by the start of the First World War in 1914, pilot’s watches were a common accessory for British fighter pilots.  The design of them was altered to allow pilots to unleash attacks at precise times.  Glow in the…

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

Reading Time: 7 minutes2017 is a great year for the fragrance industry. Among great launches of this year, Aura Mugler is definitely one to highlight. We have already written a full review that you can read here about Aura Mugler. Now we have taken a closer look into the Fragrance and the Flacon during the Swiss launch in Lausanne. These are two important topics that will explain why we think Aura Mugler is a great Mugler. Aura Mugler, the Fragrance What makes a Mugler fragrance a Mugler fragrance? Not an easy question to answer. There are Fragrance Brands who are known for their distinctive olfactory signature. And Mugler is one of them. Year after year, launch after launch Mugler has shaped its olfactory footprint and all Mugler fragrances have a high common denominator, a powerful sharpness with a lot of generosity. From Angel, to Alien, now Aura but also the masculine fragrances like A*Men, they…

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTraveling is always an adventure, especially if you are a luxury traveler. While holidays is already knocking at your door you might still wonder where you should go and which hotel you should stay. Switzerland represents an amazing destination for holidays, no matter if it s winter time or summer. You will be amazed by the beauty of its landscapes, the kindness of people and the important premium and luxury hotels you might find. Away from the big hotels networks, here are 5 small luxury hotels that you probably do not know….but you should. They are unique, outstanding and highly stylish. Ultima Gstaad – Luxury Boutique hotel When you think about ski resorts in Switzerland, probably the mist luxurious experience will be found in Gstaad. This small and unique ski resort had attracted the attention of worldwide celebrities as well as of a luxury clientele. If we should recommend one…

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Reading Time: 8 minutesJean-Paul Gaultier brought an idea of impertinence to the fragrance industry. With the 2 pillar creations as Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male and Le Classique, it opened a new route for fragrance creation that would not follow the standards. From an olfactory point of view as well as from a flacon and outer-packaging perspective, Jean-Paul Gaultier changed the traditional codes of luxury by creating new icons. With the launch of Scandal Eau de Parfum, the French brand tried to create a third pillar, which they have been falling to do since the mid-90’s. Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. And this is why. The life of Madame la Ministre: sex and politics… pfff! The new fragrance tells the story of a woman who has a double life. During the day she works in the French government and in the evening she has an intense life, openly sexual. She is a woman with…

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe world of fashion is one very dynamic industry that generates more than 3’000 Billion USD of sales every year. From ready-to-wear, to Couture, sportswear or even Childrenswear, it is a very juicy industry to work with. Here are the key facts and numbers you might want to know and that will define the incoming trends. From the 3 trillion USD, womenswear represent 621 Billion USD worldwide. The fashion business is a worldwide business Fashion is never out of fashion. A simple statement that means a lot. Today more than 5 million manufacturers maintain more than 2 million brands across the globe (source: Euromonitor). In the last 20 years, the fashion industry employed a lot of people. It went from 15 million employees back in the early 90’s to almost 30 million today. From this 3 trillion dollars business, 6 segments outstand from the rest. The leading category is Womenswear…

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this fastest ever life, you don’t get time to spare for yourself. It’s even more disturbing when you have an extraordinary day of your life coming your way a few months later. Thanks to the electronic revolution, you have internet and e-commerce to help you. From pin to plan, everything is available online that too delivering at your door step. However, people still doubt on the quality and authenticity of the products available online and prefer buying it offline following the conventional shopping methods especially when it’s something precious like jewelry. Clarifying the suspicion of the people regarding online shopping, we would like to say that it’s entirely transparent these days. The websites give their customers various facilities like easy return, exchange offers and good discounts. Hence, be it buying a hair pin or to buy engagement ring mountings online, the level of quality you’ll get here shall be the…

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

Reading Time: 4 minutesLondon‘s claims as a capital of commerce and culture remains unchallenged and commercial properties in the UK capital are coveted. But investing in prime property here can be challenging — the best locations are snapped up super-fast and it’s hard to predict the next prime spot for investment. So here are London’s five hottest commercial locations — take a look to see which spot suits your project perfectly. East Croydon The Home of the UK Home Office was once criticised for its drab concrete architecture — but it’s now home to some of South London’s best shops and bars. The Westfield shopping centre is a mercantile mecca for bargain-hunters from across the city and the Gatwick Express makes it a stone’s throw train trip away from the centre. So East Croydon is particularly primed for property investment and is definitely worth consideration, depending on the nature of your business. Forest Gate Property prices in…

Breaking news: Chanel reveals the new visual for the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance

Breaking news: Chanel reveals the new visual for the Gabrielle Chanel fragrance

Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter the announcement of the launch of Gabrielle Chanel fragrance, now the French luxury house just revealed the new campaign visual shot by Karim Sadli. The visual features Kristen Stewart, friend of the house and one of the leading faces in Chanel communications this year. The new CHANEL fragrance named Gabrielle celebrates the extraordinary personality of its founder and conveys a very modern message inviting all young women today to live freely, by and for themselves. Talented actress Kristen Stewart immediately came to mind as the obvious choice to incarnate this courageous, valiant, bold and impassioned femininity. Here is the print campaign visual: Everything on this new fragrance is to remind the amazing work Chanel does in the Fragrance industry. It has set trends, written down in gold letters the history of fragrances. It is always surprising the fans with amazing stories and uncompromising state of the art creations. Gabrielle Chanel…

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesBathrooms are a key part of any home that truly distinguishes luxury from mediocrity. The luxurious home puts thought and care into the bathroom because it’s one of the most used rooms in a home. Plus, if it’s decoration appropriately, you have the opportunity for an in-house spa. Who wouldn’t want that? Don’t settle for a drab bathroom that only fulfills basic functions. Make it a focal point for your home! From full-renovation to simple design tricks, here are the top five things you can do to make your bathroom luxurious: 1. Proper Lighting This one is an absolute no-brainer. Good lighting is not only essential for any bathroom, but you need it if you have any sort of beauty routine. That is why you need vanity lights in your bathroom. Not only do they cast great light that illuminates the room, but they also give you the perfect lighting to…

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe all dream of creating a home that looks straight out of a magazine. Yet, we can sometimes lack the confidence of a professional interior designer. However, achieving a beautiful home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Simply read our tops tips on how to decorate your home like a stylist. Frame Feature Wallpaper Interior designers love nothing more than playing with designs. Instead of covering your walls from top to bottom with feature wallpaper, you could follow the stylish trend of wallpapering a section of the wall and framing it with wooden beading. It’s a great way to complement the colors in your sofa and drapes. Embrace Repetition Three is the magic number when it comes to interior design. Many home stylists use a series of identical images to create a focal point within a living room, hallway or bedroom. For instance, you can hang three photos in a…

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe vase is something that holds paramount significance in our lives. When it comes to sprucing up interiors of the house, it is the first thing that comes to our mind. It has the power to add simplicity and elegance to the look of your home decor without any hassle. Whether you opt for floor or flower vases; it can help you to fill up those empty corners of your living room. You know how important are vases in your lives. But the question is that do ever show concern for its hygiene? People often surf for the best ceramic vase designs and look forward to buying it. There’s nothing wrong in it; you acquire better idea before purchasing it. But, why not to obtain knowledge for cleaning it? Think of it before it’s too late. Vases are meant to add grace to the home decor and not to spread illness…

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