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Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

If someone would ask me about my preferred moment in Arts, I would answer without any hesitation “THE 19TH CENTURY”. It crystalizes the heritage of the Enlightenment century with the Industrial revolution. Artists became more curious about nature, society and even the human relations. There is this aim to understand the past in order to shape the future. This curiosity initiated an age of exploration that reached all domains in Art. Here is a short recap about the creative minds who have influenced the 19th century in their respective domains and they are still references worldwide. Welcome to the glorious 19th century and the amazing feeling that everything is possible. The 19th Century In Arts, A Beautiful Revolution My approach of the 19th century needs to start with visual arts. This century brought such a creativity that we almost erased history. Sometimes we say that in order to innovate and…

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

The Roaring 20’s shook the Western World as wildly as Josephine Baker’s hips in her infamous “banana dance,” and the world was never the same. From business to culture, politics to fashion, it seemed society had gone completely topsy-turvy in major cities like Paris, New York City, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Modern inventions like cars, electric appliances, and the telephone were making life was good for many. Old, stuffy traditions were loosening up, too. And although prohibition had just come to pass at the start of the decade in the United States, drinking alcohol became all the more glamorous to indulge in while dancing the night away in speakeasies and secret clubs, including for women. Radical changes in politics and social issues were having a big impact on women’s lives. Twenties girls knew how to “werk” with twenty-five percent more joining the workforce from during and after WWI. And, just…

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

You are no longer a second rated individual in today’s society. You have come to love yourself as you are over the past ten years and now the fashion industry has come to love you too! With social media slogans such as “real women have curves” and “big is beautiful”, your voice has finally been heard and the fashion industry has caught on to the ever expanding demographic of real women. In the USA the average woman is between a size 16 and 18, and in the UK a third of women buy plus-size clothing. This begs the question: why did it take the fashion industry so long to start catering for plus-size women? So many real women complain about the impossible body images set by skinny models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and on television shows. The market is finally panning to the majority market. You see more plus-size…

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

This Is Why Victoria’s Secret Is Over.

Victoria’s Secret became the largest business in lingerie worldwide and each of their fashion shows are considered as the super bowl of fashion. Nevertheless sales are not anymore there and most of business analysts say it is game over for the American brand. Victoria’s Secret, Bringing Sexy Back Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, and his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco, California, on June 12, 1977. Legend says that eight years prior to founding Victoria’s Secret, in the late 1960s, Raymond was embarrassed when purchasing lingerie for his wife at a department store. Newsweek reported him looking back on the incident from the vantage of 1981: “When I tried to buy lingerie for my wife, I was faced with racks of terry-cloth robes and ugly floral-print nylon nightgowns, and I always had the feeling the department store saleswomen thought I was an unwelcome intruder.” Raymond spent the next…

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

For many people, jewelry is the ultimate accessory. It can immediately enhance any outfit, dressing up even the most basic t-shirt and jeans ensemble. Jewelry can also be a serious investment and very personal item. Few possessions can have such value and meaning. So it’s only natural people want to show these prized possessions off and take care of them to maintain their integrity. Let’s take a look at how you can get your hands on the perfect jewelry, how to wear it and what to do to take care of it. Getting the Perfect Jewelry There are lots of ways to acquire jewelry. But the perfect pieces that really mean something tend to acquired through one of three means: Custom Pieces Diamonds Forever is a premier purveyor and creator of custom jewelry in San Diego. The company notes that custom pieces always have special meaning. Their clients come in wanting…

Does DJ Micky have the Best Job in the World?

Does DJ Micky have the Best Job in the World?

Meet the resident DJ at Amber Lounge, the hottest Monaco Grand Prix party It’s many people’s idea of a dream job. Travelling the world from one glamorous party to another, playing set after set of pulsating music to a VIP audience of celebrities, sports stars and even royalty. For international man of music, DJ Micky, this life is his reality. The figure behind the turntables at the hottest party during the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge, has a job that takes him around the F1 circuit: from Monaco to Singapore’s iconic night race and the excitement of the season ending race in Abu Dhabi. We meet this lucky Frenchman to learn more. How did you become the Amber Lounge’s resident DJ? I met Sonia Irvine (Amber Lounge founder and sister of ex-Formula 1 driver Eddie) at one of my gigs. She liked what I was playing and asked if I wanted to be part of…

Best Tips To Become A Fashion Model

Best Tips To Become A Fashion Model

Modeling is an on going trend since the 60’s. With the rise of top models until their pinacle in the 80’s, millions of young ladies and young boys dream one day to have their faces in the cover of magazines and their feet in prestigious fashion catwalks. Not an easy thing to do, so here are some good advice that can help you turn into the next fashion top model. Advice Number One: Forget About It! If you think you just need a pretty face on a beautiful body, you are miles away from it. The job of model is tougher than you think. You will spend half of your time on planes, trains, cars, buses, taxis, empty hotel rooms…. and no matter what happen, how sick you feel, you need to be at your max to smile, to look pretty and to strike the pose. There are more than…

Top 10 Handbags For This Summer, The Instagrammers choice!

Top 10 Handbags For This Summer, The Instagrammers choice!

Spring is done and we are finally but surely entering the summer season, so now the big question is what should we wear this season? Here below you will find a sharp choice inspired by what top instagrammers would choose. #1- The Ipanema Midi by RealTrue Happy to start with this one as it is Swiss-Brazilian, sustainable and ecological responsible. Who said that fashion and luxury cannot align with today’s responsibilities? REALTRUE stands for a business and its products where beauty and sustainability fuse and can ultimately be experienced with enthusiasm and a clear conscience. The Ipanema Midi is made of true Brazilian Pirarucu Fish leather, manufactured in Italy. Great style. Thanks to Eileen for the tip –  @eileenschuch #2 – The Mini Roy Bucket Bag by Chloe Mini Roy bucket bag by Chloe is in smooth calfskin with “little horses” embroidery. Elegant yet relaxed, the Roy line’s mini bucket bag is…

Inside Chanel Destinations. First stop: Deauville

Inside Chanel Destinations. First stop: Deauville

 Like the stars that would form a constellation, certain cities made a lasting impression on Gabrielle Chanel. Deauville, Biarritz and Venice are part of CHANEL’s own astral chart. These destinations were linked to encounters, journeys, love or friendship stories, with some of the most important people in Gabrielle Chanel’s life. Each of these cities inspired the designer in its own way, helping to shape the CHANEL allure: horseracing, architecture and artistic movements down a sunny street, the presentiment of lifestyles to come, on the bridge of a boat or a beach, an instinct for future desires gleaned from simply walking and watching other women on holidays. Inside Chanel Destinations Chapter 22, first stop: Deauville. This first journey takes us back to Deauville in 1912. At this time, the French city is the epicenter of ambition and elegance. It is also one of the most popular seaside resorts in Europe…

The Royal Wedding: A Closer Look Into That Givenchy Dress!

The Royal Wedding: A Closer Look Into That Givenchy Dress!

It just take Google 0.74 seconds to find 90.2 million results about the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was probably the news of the month and there was so many things already said about it. At LuxuryActivist we decided to focus on just one single thing: the Givenchy dress! French Style Meets British Talent: Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller As we noticed, this British Royal wedding was different from all the previous one. Experts tend to say it was the renewal of traditions. Among many things: The first one in modern English Gospel and an American preacher acting A French Fashion House did the bride’s dress! By choosing Givenchy, Meghan Markle opted for simplicity, modernity, elegance and style. Since the departure of Riccardo Tisci back in 2017, it is the British designer Claire Waight Keller who is the Creative mind behind Givenchy. She was born in…

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

This 71st Cannes Film Festival will be an edition to remember. For sure the French film festival will always be a special event. With the glamorous and activist Cate Blanchett as president, we could only see great positions taken. What is not allowed: Selfies, Harvey Weinstein and avant-premières! This year it was once again a sexy year for the Cannes festival with quite daring looks. Here are our best two looks and, oh boy, the two worst ones. Top: Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture The lady in red(head) walking the red carpet. This was a pure glamorous moment. We would love to see more elegance like this one. Julianne Moore had a very outstanding look and she definitely made her entrance. Top: Diane Kruger in Armani Privé What can we say about Diane Kruger in this amazingly beautiful Armani Privé dress? She is a true princess. It remind us…

Margot Robbie Is The Face Of Coco Neige By Chanel

Margot Robbie Is The Face Of Coco Neige By Chanel

It is official, Margot Robbie becomes a new egerie for CHANEL. Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Academy Award nominated actress Margot Robbie, an ambassador of the House, to become the face of the campaign for CHANEL’s first Coco Neige collection, designed by the couturier for winter 2018/19. What Is CHANEL’s Coco Neige? It is written in the DNA of the luxury French house that innovation and creativity will always be a strong source of inspiration. Gabrielle Chanel has set the foundations of the brand and provides an endless source of guidance to Karl Lagerfeld, the in-house Creative Director. Coco Neige is a specific line dedicated to winter sports, the snow and “après-ski”. The challenge of this collection was to combine technical materials with elegance and style. Each piece explores the ski world with all the CHANEL codes. Material combinations are very interesting as well. There is a true couture work and some…

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!

Probably The Sneakers Of The Summer And A Stan Smith Killer: Axel Arigato

Probably The Sneakers Of The Summer And A Stan Smith Killer: Axel Arigato

Summer is almost here and we are still wondering what we should wear. One thing that you definitely need to have it right is what shoes you should wear, especially sneakers. Stop looking, we just found the brand you need. Discover here below Axel harigato, probably one of the most refreshing sneakers brand for the past 3 years. You might want to buy them all! This brand is what we call a “Stan Smith killer“. Axel Arigato, the story “The idea of Axel Arigato started with us just questioning how and why you make things. The way we work is not traditional and I think that’s one of the reasons why people enter our brand.” – Max Svardh, Creative Director for Axel Arigato Axel Arigato is a contemporary fashion brand injected with counter-cultural references. From the beginning, Axel Arigato has always been about showcasing the imagery the brand was started with and…

How to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme

How to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme

When it comes to planning a wedding, it is incredibly easy to be influenced by the people around you. It is also very common to fall in line with a traditional celebration, rather than exploring your distinctive tastes and interests. In order to prevent this from happening, you will need to push forward with your own plans. Try to think creatively and make as many bold decisions as possible. One way of doing this is by introducing bright colors into your wedding scheme. This is a big move, so it is vital that you get it right. Below are five key areas that you need to focus on. Your wedding invitations If you are determined to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme, it is important that you do this from the start. Including lots of color in your wedding invitations is a great way for you to let your…