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3 Great Sweet 16 Gifts Your Teen Is Sure to Love

3 Great Sweet 16 Gifts Your Teen Is Sure to Love

Believe it or not, that tiny baby you carried home in your arms seemingly last week is now a bright, fun and only occasionally argumentative teenager. With their big birthday around the corner, you’re starting to plan an epic Sweet 16 party and shopping for an unforgettable gift to mark this milestone birthday. With this in mind, check out the following three gift ideas, which any newly minted 16-year-old would be thrilled to receive. Chevrolet Camaro No Sweet 16 gift list would be complete without mentioning a new car. Your son or daughter will probably be getting their license soon after their birthday, and you would love to hand your teen keys to a shiny new vehicle. A great choice is the Chevy Camaro; this sports car looks great, has a powerful engine that can help your new driver get through heavy traffic with ease, and it gets fairly decent gas…

Some Quick Tips for Buying Skull Jewelry

Some Quick Tips for Buying Skull Jewelry

Wearing jewelry is a significant part of a lifestyle and has been there for ages now. As the choices differ from person to person, so do the types of jewelry. But most of the accessories lover would want to have something unique in their collection. Following the recent trends, skull rings for ladies and other jewelry in the similar category are greatly in demand. Regardless of punk style, soft grunge, biker, preppy or tattoo, skull jewelry are an evergreen fashion to follow and flaunt wherever you go. There are plenty of them such as shoes, bags, bracelets, earrings, belts and much more but one thing that is loved by all is the skull ring. Skull ring more popular among those daring and passionate individuals who ride bullets or similar heavy engine motorbikes and want to wear skulls fearlessly. If you are lured to buy extraordinary looking jewelry pieces, then you should…

How To Express Yourself Through Fashion

How To Express Yourself Through Fashion

Your clothes are one way to show the world what you stand for and who you are. There’s no denying the impact fashion has on your mindset, mood and confidence. Embrace the amount of choices that are out there for getting ready each day. Remember that clothing is more than simply a way to cover yourself. It’s used to make a fashion statement, and many people turn it into a career. You’re not the only one who struggles to make sense of it all and that’s why it’s important to know all of the ways it can help you feel more vibrant. See how to express yourself through fashion. Dress for You Although you probably page through magazines and see models online who you think look great and want to mimic, keep in mind that your wardrobe is all about you. Pick out garments you think are fashionable and that you…

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

This summer when Lanvin announced the arrival of Olivier Lapidus as Artistic Director, first we thought it was a joke, like “happy Halloween”. Then, we realized it was true which suddenly made us feel dizzy and even worried. Unfortunately we could not call Fashion Police as Paris is out of their jurisdiction. As expected, the first collection was a disaster. At least the good news is that it cannot be worst (well, we never know). Flashback! Jeanne Lanvin, inventor of the idea of modern luxury house It all started in 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion house. In 1909 she officially joins the Syndicat de la couture which marks her official career as Couturière. She started by doing dresses for her daughter and little by little she extended her know-how and her customer list to the most influencial and beautiful people in Europe and beyond. In 1895, Lanvin married…

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

The 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…

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

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

The 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…

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

If you have a big occasion coming up which requires you to wear a suit, then you might be wondering whether it’s worth investing in a tailor-made suit, rather than your standard off-the-rack option. Whilst a bespoke suit may set you back more financially than something from your local department store, there are many reasons to consider paying the extra and investing in something that many would argue every man needs to have in their wardrobe. We’ve listed some of the main reasons why it’s worth investing in a good tailor-made suit. Reason #1. More Choice of Fabrics When you purchase an off-the-rack suit, the fabrics are going to be already decided for you. Because of this, your choices will be narrowed down, and it’s going to be more difficult for you to find the perfect mixture of the right fabric, color and cut altogether. On the other hand, when…

How To Use The Right Hairstyle To Your Face Shape

How To Use The Right Hairstyle To Your Face Shape

How to find a perfect hairstyle? Girls often ask this question when they’re gonna rock something in their lives. The choice of a new haircut is usually associated with dramatic changes in appearance. Indeed, a new hairstyle is able to bring fresh notes both to the way we look and to the way we live. Don’t you think? However, besides everything mentioned above, the right hairstyle can become an alternative to plastic surgery – like a tool that will visually correct a shape of the nose, ears, and the face oval as a whole. But how do you know what style is going to work personally for you? Before booking a salon appointment, the first thing you should do is to determine your face shape, the second – to study this article to find out exactly what to ask for. So… let’s start! 1. Oval HAIR STYLE FOR OVAL FACE…

How To Choose Your Clothing Palette

How To Choose Your Clothing Palette

You like shopping! Very well! But if you`re ready to buy every piece that you like that`s not good. It often happens, you buy something (for example, lovely skirt or top) and when you come home, you realize that you can’t match it with any piece in your closet. Of course, you get upset and put your purchase away. If you are tired of being frustrated after shopping choose your best clothing colors and create personal clothing palette. Below you can read how to build properly a great color palette for your closet.     Let’s not forget that you’re all striving to find your unique personal style, that`s why there won’t be any general rules of picking your clothing palette JUST advice. We all have color preferences in daily life. Your color palette is completely up to you, but it’s so important to learn how to coordinate your color preferences with…

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

She is Brazilian, beautiful and young. Gabriela “Gaby” Machado is definitely the next it-girl in fashion modelling. With only 15 years old she has already 7 years of experience in modelling. She started at the age of 8. If you think she was discovered in the street, in a party or on the beach, you are wrong. She was discovered in… social media. At the age of 8 she was discovered by a Brazilian modelling agency in ORKUT, the brazilian Google social network at that time. This is an interesting fact as more and more models are discovered via their social media presence. Gaby Machado has already a very solid experience and all Brazilian fashion press already know her. She is definitely the next super model. She knows what is required to become a model without compromising who she is. She is photogenic, she “grabs light” like no one at her…

Sunglasses Trends Through the Decades

Sunglasses Trends Through the Decades

Despite their name and use, sunglasses are rarely if ever purchased based on how well they block out the harmful rays of the sun. Instead, sunglasses are mostly chosen for how they look. This choice, as one could guess, is based primarily on which styles of sunglasses are most fashionable at the time. It’s safe to say the last several decades have not been in want of diversity in the sunglasses department. We, the eyewear buyers of 2017, have inherited countless styles produced over the years as a result. The wide variety of affordable designer glasses for men and women available today is a testament to that fact. Here is a breakdown of the most memorable and iconic sunglasses trends of the last 40 years: 1977-1987 Inspired no doubt by the eyewear worn by Elvis during his mid-70s comeback, a revolution in sunglasses frames begin to take shape in the years…

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Wearing fur is nowadays a very sulfurous topic to talk about. Animal rights defenders will make you feel guilty to buy a fur coat as you might not have thought about the animal suffering that goes with the coat manufacturing. Well, a fur coat is made… of fur, meaning animal skin. Nevertheless, if you like the cosy, warm and stylish look of a fur coat, you need to discover FUZZ. A Swiss company designing their non-fur coats in Geneva and produce them in Paris. It is all false fur and they work very hard to give you the impression that it is as good as a true fur coat. Yet, it is all ethical as there is no animal involved. So FUZZ (and not Fur) will definitely conquer your heart of winter lover. While Fur consumption has increased since 2008, many names in the fashion industry as well in politics…

Top 5 Summer Fashion Items for Men

Top 5 Summer Fashion Items for Men

Summer holidays are not far away and you start wondering what would you need to purchase in order to make sure your look has the perfect fit for the season. At LuxuryActivist, we have digested hundreds of reviews and here are our top 5 best items for men you will need this summer, unless you wish to stay at home until Fall. Not really, so  check out these items and put them right away in to your shopping list. 1- SunGlasses, only Italian Independent The brand Italia Independent was founded in 2007 by Lapo Elkann, Andrea Tessitore and Giovanni Accongiagioco The company sells its products in about 70 countries, operating through brand stores, subsidiaries, agents, and through a network of distributors. The young brand became famous with the promotion and the launch of the first model of sunglasses made entirely of carbon fiber, handmade in Italy and presented at the Pitti Uomo in Florence. Italia…

EMYUN, the elegant sport outfit designed in Switzerland.

EMYUN, the elegant sport outfit designed in Switzerland.

In general when you are a sportsmen, you do not have much choice in terms of outfit. Either you want to be classy and comfortable and buy Lacoste, or you wish to be very technical and you might be tempted to buy Nike, Sorel, Moncler or even Napapijiri. Obviously an accomplished sportive gentleman should be able to find other qualitative choices. Here is when EMYUN plays an interesting role. Designed in Switzerland and produced in Italy, EMYUN is the first technical sportswear line inspired by the fashion world. Having teamed up with active wear studios, designers and Italy’s finest textile manufacturers, EMYUN is ready to go wherever you do. All with style and comfort. The aim for EMYUN is to remain classy and stylish while being comfortable and performing the best possible during a running or a workout session. With a very specific fabric, no more smells that permeate the fabric,…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

The Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

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