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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…

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWearing 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

Reading Time: 7 minutesSummer 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.

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 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.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe 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!

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe’re already months into the new year and, for many of us, not much about our lives has changed. And while the certainty of a steadfast routine can positively influence many aspects of life, it can also be boring. If you’re never changing, adapting, and growing, you’ll be left behind. Now, most men would default to changing up their wardrobe when it comes time for a change, but this can be extremely costly and time consuming. However, a simple hairstyle transformation can go a long way when revamping your style and look. The beauty of a hairstyle change is that it’s cheap and completely temporary – if you don’t like your new cut, it will grow back in a few weeks. When getting a new cut, it’s important to pick a hairstyle that is going to make a statement that is fashion-forward and awesome. Men’s haircuts with short sides and long…

Make a Statement, One Accessory at a Time

Make a Statement, One Accessory at a Time

Reading Time: 3 minutesMoving up the ladder isn’t based solely on your work ethic and attendance record. To get ahead, you must exude confidence as a go-getter and be a game changer. Often how we show confidence is through our fashion choices. While keeping things business oriented is a good way to do that, throwing in some custom accessories that are daring can help you stand out from the crowd as one who is willing to be a risk-taker. Here are a few tips on just how to accomplish that. Invest in Yourself and Your Future It sounds cliché but it’s true, investing in yourself is the best investment you could possibly make. When selecting, a unique and daring accessory, you are going to shell out some serious cash. This is you and you deserve the best. Additionally, the piece should reflect who you are. That fantastic quirky bit of you that others…

5 Staple Fashion Items Everyone Should Own

5 Staple Fashion Items Everyone Should Own

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile fashion changes all the time, there are some staple items everyone should own, which can transform your look. Whatever your style, we have chosen to look at the five essential fashion products you should have in your closet or jewellery box. 1- A Luxury Watch Nothing quite screams style and sophistication quite like a luxury watch, which can add extravagance and elegance to any outfit. So, whether you are on a date, attending a formal event or on a night out with friends, you will stand out in the crowd for all the right reasons. In fact, for a timepiece with dual purposes, you should consider one of the many luxury smartwatches on the market right now, which offer fitness tracking and notification alerts. For example, you can track your health and fitness with a watch from Diesel, Armani or Kate Spade. So, not only will you look good, but…

Havaianas celebrates its 55th anniversary. Parabéns!

Havaianas celebrates its 55th anniversary. Parabéns!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis year we are celebrating the 55th anniversary of the most world famous flip-flops brand: Havaianas. It all started in 1962 back in  Brazil. Every year, the company produces 200 million Havainanas and since the foundation of the company it is more than 1.2 billion Havaianas that were sold around the world. Happy birthday Havaianas! The name Havaianas is Portuguese for Hawaiians. The first pair of Havaianas was born in 1962, based on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the Zori, whose soles are made of rice straw. The texture of Havaianas’ rubber soles are like rice grains, one of the many details that make Havaianas unmistakable. By 1964, almost every Brazilian worker had a pair of Havaianas. Salesmen from the company would drive around the country in small trucks in order to sell the flip-flops in simple plastic bags. It was the beginning of a true revolution. The brand…

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn 2017, CHANEL will celebrate Gabrielle. 2017 will be a year of celebration of Gabrielle Chanel. Five years after its first launch, Chanel pursues its story-telling of the Inside Chanel series. Launched in 2012, each chapter tells a piece of history of Chanel, its founder and its iconic products. The French luxury house has chosen LuxuryActivist.com to reveal the 18th chapter of this amazing online novel. So this is breaking news. The chapter is called Gabrielle, a rebel at heart – in french: Gabrielle ou l’insoumission. Here is the video: Inside Chanel, a great window into the Brand’s history book In order to understand the future, you need to know your heritage. Chanel launched during Fall 2012 one of the most ambitious online series called “Inside Chanel”. It tells the story of Mademoiselle Chanel, Coco, and the heritage of the French luxury house. With several videos per year, you can get inside…

Chanel is officially launching a new bag, and it is big news.

Chanel is officially launching a new bag, and it is big news.

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen a magnificent luxury house decides to launch a new bag, it is more than big news, it is probably the birth of a new icon. Chanel is launching a new bag called Gabrielle de Chanel. How much more iconic that could be? The new bag will be launched in April and will be supported by an advertising campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld in person. What do we know so far? Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Kristen Stewart, Caroline de Maigret and Pharrell Williams, all Chanel’s ambassadors, along with Cara Delevingne, a friend of the luxury House, to embody Chanel’s GABRIELLE bag. These 4 amazing people have all strong connections to Chanel and to Karl Lagerfeld. Mr Lagerfeld wanted to have a personal approach for this project and everything needed to make sense. The Fashion Maestro put all his talent to make this launch a success. This bag was firstly presented at…

Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses

Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor many brides getting married means searching boutiques for wedding dresses and designer dresses to find ‘the one’ and for some brides where money is no object, the wedding gown they choose to wear will be impressive and stylish. Unfortunately, most brides-to-be will be working to a budget though the average wedding dress in the UK costs around £2,000 and not every bride will be restricted by a budget. Indeed, some of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses are extravagant gowns that impress. 1 Kim Kardashian For her 2014 wedding to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian is rumoured to have spent $2 million on a Givenchy gown. 2 Grace Kelly One of the world’s most famous wedding dresses was warned by the actress Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 and the extravagant gown, which consisted of 100 metres of fine silk, would cost around £50,000 today….

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

Reading Time: 5 minutesShe 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…

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is no better time to shop for the best bikinis than right now. The latest collections are out and you can easily find the best, trendiest pieces for this summer. On top of that, you will also be able to enjoy the best special offers and off-season discounts on high-end bikinis and accessories for the summer. Before you start browsing through catalogues of designer bikinis, however, let’s take a closer look at some of the best styles and options to consider. These are the top bikini trends to anticipate in 2017. Classy One-Piece and Tankinis It easy to get tempted by sexy two-piece bikinis and open cuts, especially once you have applied the tips and tricks we covered when talking about the top models’ body mass indexes in a previous article. Saying that, going for two-piece bikinis is not always a good idea. Instead, search for classy one-piece bikinis that…

Top Models Body Mass index – Health Red alert!

Top Models Body Mass index – Health Red alert!

Reading Time: 7 minutesDespite of all alerts about women under-weight in magazines, we can see that not much changed. Top Models are still underweight and some of them might also get serious health problems if they remain at that level of weight. We can see that most of feminine-fashion-lifestyle magazines are run by women, which make a complete non-sense when you see what kind of women are displayed in the glossy pages of those magazines. You can see more details about it in a previous article we wrote, just click here. In order to show you how worrying the situation is, we took 10 current top models, and calculated their BMI (Body Mass Index). This will give us a clear idea of how badly nourish are these top models. The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual. The BMI is an attempt to…

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