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How To Dress Like A Man

How To Dress Like A Man

Reading Time: 5 minutesJust because you’re a man, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to dress like one. Dressing like a man should not be considered along stereotypical lines — dressing like John Wayne in a Western or wearing army fatigues. Manliness is not about looking tough–it’s about looking elegant, confident, and strong. The opposite of dressing like a man is looking as if you’re still in college. Dressing like a man is all about making you look like a man of the world. The Dilemma of the Modern Man It’s one of the ironic facts about life that men are never taught how to dress up by their fathers. The default idea of dressing up for men is to wear a suit and tie. While this may work if you’re the president, it looks a little ridiculous if you dress up for casual occasions, too. As a modern man, you may face the dilemma of wanting to build your wardrobe,…

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

4 trends for 2015 in which Millennials are already on

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe 14 to 34 years old have developed a great capability of self-expression. While marketers tend to place them under the same umbrella, Generation Y is probably the one since the last 3 generations with a strong will of differentiation. They also tend to believe that one should accept how and who you are rather than following any kind of reference. At the same time, we understand that the 4 big institutions of modern society have simply lost its identity builder factor: Family, State, Military and Religion. Without references given by society, the young generations need to create their own and choose to build their identities by themselves. Here are 5 main trends for 2015 that will blow your mind, unless you are under 35 years old. Zombie Walks and how to get a bite With the huge success of the TV series “The Walking Dead”, being a Zombie is probably…

Balmain Paris completely lost it with the Army of Lovers campaign. Super disappointed!

Balmain Paris completely lost it with the Army of Lovers campaign. Super disappointed!

Reading Time: 3 minutesFrom all amazing French Fashion houses, Balmain is one of the most beautiful jewels. Well, up to now. They revealed a new campaign called Army of Lovers. It features Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Frankly Balmain: red card! Balmain is a temple of elegance The story of Balmain is written with golden words. After the war, 2 French luxury houses shaped the 50’s. It was Christian Dior with the “New Look” and Balmain with its’s “Jolie Madame“. Balmain was the luxury house for iconic stars, from Marlene Dietrich to Katherine Hepburn. After Pierre Balmain’s death in 1982, the heritage of the Brand was kept preciously decade after decade. Olivier Rousteing, the captain on board since 2011 Olivier Rousteing joined Balmain in 2009. After an interesting parcours from ESMOD via Roberto Cavalli, Olivier learned the true meaning of elegance during the time he was leading the Women’s wear design studio. In…

Victoria’s Secret, the ultimate Haute-Couture show?

Victoria’s Secret, the ultimate Haute-Couture show?

Reading Time: 5 minutesEvery season, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is one of the most expected runway of all. It is probably the biggest fashion show of all. The lingerie company found the perfect concept and gave a complete new meaning to bras and panties. They are now an object of desire. Each female model is chosen among the most popular top models. It is a dream team called the “Angels”. For sure their look is out of this world. Victoria’s Secret fashion show is probably the last true haute-couture catwalk in the world by the means put in place and the aim of fulfilling the entire concept to the end! Victoria’s Secret, from California to the world The world famous lingerie company was founded in 1977 by Roy Raymond in San Francisco, California. So Palo Alto is not only the land of modern internet, it is also the birth location of the…

Exclusive interview – Laura Adrianna Romanin, creative director for AUDREYMAG.CH

Exclusive interview – Laura Adrianna Romanin, creative director for AUDREYMAG.CH

Reading Time: 5 minutesDiscover this exclusive interview with the Stylish Laura Adrianna Romanin, Creative Director for AUDREYMAG.CH Magazine. The interview was conducted by Katrien Verhassel, Stylist and Fashion Blogger at Your Style and it is an exclusivity for LuxuryActivist.com. Having met Laura Adrianna Romanin earlier on this year at a SWAP SHOP event in Luzern, I took the opportunity to interview her right after London Fashion Week. Here is what she had to say… Katrien Verhassel (KV): When did AUDREYMAG.CH Magazine launch and what kind of women read this magazine? Laura Adrianna Romanin (LAR): Less than 24 months ago, AUDREYMAG.CH was re-branded and re-launched under my leadership here in Zurich, Switzerland. A new, innovative online and quarterly premium magazine that fits the context of the women we represent:  smart and stylish women who lead with a global perspective and flair.  And being stylish is ultimately an attitude that sets us apart from other magazines. There…

J.M. Weston store re-opening in Geneva. Absolute elegance

J.M. Weston store re-opening in Geneva. Absolute elegance

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn September, J.M. Weston brought the french touch to Geneva in Switzerland by re-opening its emblematic store of 29, Rue de la Croix d’Or. And the result is as subtle as elegant. Geneva has now a true temple for masculine elegance and men can find the latest collections by J.M. Weston in a sort of Curiosity Cabinet, designed by Michel Perry himself. J.M. Weston and Geneva, a long elegant story J.M. Weston is probably one of the first international Shoe manufacturer to establish in Geneva more than 30 years ago. So the history of the Brand and the Swiss city are connected. All the well establish business men and women from geneva are loyal customers of the brand. Being in a central position in the city, the J.M. Weston store benefits from a high street traffic. It is a discreet store yet with strong luxury recognizable codes, so you cannot…

Thierry Mugler – Spring Summer 2015 by David Koma

Thierry Mugler – Spring Summer 2015 by David Koma

Reading Time: 3 minutesParis Fashion week is always an exciting moment to be in the French capital. And when David Koma presents its new collection for Thierry Mugler, then it is a great event. David Koma is a great fan of the work of Thierry Mugler since he is a child. By accepting the artistic lead of the French fashion brand, he lives a dream that came true. With this new collection for Spring Summer 2015, David Koma wanted to present an active and fierceness femininity. The brand DNA was respected with the anatomic designs, choice of innovative materials and the presence of metal. The 2015 Mugler Woman wins it all The 2015 Mugler woman is truthful to her Muglerian heritage. She is a conquerer, she lives actively her life and never stop seducing . She is a modern amazon with style, grace and power. David Koma is the new Mugler What can…

Karl Daily, the newspaper by Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Daily, the newspaper by Karl Lagerfeld.

Reading Time: 3 minutesKarl Lagerfeld is more than a fashion icon. He became a true cultural reference. According to Forbes magazine, he is in the top 5 most recognizable person in the world just after Queen Elisabeth! He is a popular figure and his talent exported his reputation beyond borders. He is the spirit behind Chanel but also the captain of his own brand that he leads with a sharp eye. As he is always up to something, this month Karl Lagerfeld is revealing the launch of a new bold project: The Karl Daily! As he spent so many years making the buzz in the international press, probably now he can have his own newspaper! And that is precisely the Karl Daily. The launch is programmed for September 20th, so you get the exclusivity of the news here! Karl Lagerfeld will be adding a new media to his creative empire. It is a…

Gisele Bundchen, the last Super Model?

Gisele Bundchen, the last Super Model?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIs the time of Super Models over? We tend to believe that Gisele Bundchen is the last real super model in the world. She is like the last of her “species”. The glamorous times of super models are over and if Gisele Bundchen is still at the top of her career, she is the only one. The After-war period. Back to glamour. Between the end of the Second World War and the 80’s, the world shaped itself in order to escape from the ghosts of the past. The war changed drastically how people would live their lives and after the chaos, there was a long period of reconstruction and regain of faith. As human beings, we tend to skip the bad memories and focus on the great ones that are still to come. So the post-modern period brought amazing opportunities, great new industries and the world became smaller than we…

J.M. Weston goes Neo-Punk with Charlie Casely-Hayford

J.M. Weston goes Neo-Punk with Charlie Casely-Hayford

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are trendy brands and there are brands which create trends. J.M. Weston is definitely a Brand and a luxury house that sets trends in terms of masculine elegance. This year the French brand revealed an extraordinary collaboration between the in-house Artistic Director Michel Perry and probably one of the most talented fashion designers of his generation: Charlie Casely-Hayford. Between tradition, style and a contemporary vision of modern elegance, J.M. Weston presented an edgy collection. You can read our full review here. To celebrate and illustrate the collaboration, J.M. Weston in partnership with Nowness, just revealed a video made from the collaboration of best visual talents. Piece of fine art. Shoemaker J. M. Weston pairs up with menswear designer Charlie Casely-Hayford to add his style to its 123-year tradition. Watch as Lyon-based filmmakers Gasface roam the streets of London with the maverick tailor and the French brand’s Creative Director Michel Perry, who…

The complete guide to Masculine elegance.

The complete guide to Masculine elegance.

Reading Time: 13 minutes[contextly_auto_sidebar id=”CAkvu1fWQhw9vZBNnLbfDKqFXqBxYmNv”] If every morning you wonder how to dress and that elegance is for you essential, then, you are at the right place. In deed, when you start working and you wonder how should you build your wardrobe, how many shoes, ties, belts and suits… well, here below some clues to help you getting out of this mess. As the title says: A gentleman wardrobe is his best friend. Suits, the fine signature of your silhouette. When you finally decide to start paying attention to what you wear, especially if you have a professional reason to do so, here are some great tips concerning suits. Probably the first question you might ask is How many suits should I buy? Many look-advisors will tell you, it is not a matter of quantity but a matter of quality. A cheap suit will make you look cheap. There are no miracles on…

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe fashion industry is a mighty powerful institution and Fashion designers collect a great amount of creativity. Every year rising stars make their entrance in the international fashion scene and shooting stars just vanish in the forgotten sands of unsuccess. Behind the fancy sparkles of fashionistas, there is a tremendous industry. Sometimes it shines bright and strong, and other times, human misery and depression await you around the corner of a catwalk. The fashion industry, economicus-machina Today in the world, we count between 14’000 to 16’000 fashion designers. By 2016, expert estimations calculates the total amount of 21’000 talented people. 25% of them are and will be self-employed whereas the others will work for a fashion company as employee. Overall, the fashion industry employs more than 4 million people worldwide. In terms of sales, the world fashion industry, including clothing, textiles, footware and luxury goods represented last year over a…

Who is Kenta Matsushige? Hyères Fashion winner

Who is Kenta Matsushige? Hyères Fashion winner

Reading Time: 3 minutesDespite the fact Fashion became a powerful industry in which nothing really is let randomly, sometimes a little sparkle shines brighter in the sky and makee you believe that creativity and passion is not dead. It is all the contrary. And this sparkle just came out of the dark at Hyères Festival for fashion and photography. His name is Kenta Matsushige. Kenta Matsushige inspirations What is amazing with Kenta Matsushige is the simplicity of his approach of fashion. Talent has often the capability to make things look brilliantly simple. And this young Japanese creator has a huge amount of talent. Since the 80’s and the arrival of Japanese fashion style in the international scene, it is a all different universe that was added to fashion creation. And Kenta Matsushige is just the loyal heir of this. At 26 years old, the young Japanese creator developed a solid and specific identity….

J. M. Weston, the new Dandy has arrived

J. M. Weston, the new Dandy has arrived

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn terms of Masculine elegance, J. M. Weston is definitely a reference. You can ask any man around the world to quote 2 or 3 Shoes brand and you can be sure Weston will be one of them.  The great work of this manufacture over the years has proved that doing things in the right way always pays. Here is what JM Weston has been up to and you will see, the revival of the dandy is stronger than never. J. M. Weston, a matter of excellence at work. The story of this amazing luxury brand would start in 1891 when Edouard Blanchard founds a workshop in Limoges that specializes in manufacturing shoes. Then, the beginning of the new century opened the doors of traveling and his son, Eugène Blanchard decides to travel to the USA to learn the goodyear welting. It was in the city of Weston, close to Boston that…