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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…

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Reading Time: 3 minutesAre you travelling around the world visiting stunning locations, but only share your experiences and photos with loved ones? Well with that in mind, have you ever thought about sharing this aspect of your life with a larger audience? Well, you don’t need a website or specialist platform to do that – it can all be done from the comfort of Facebook. After all, Facebook is used by many adults in the Western world. You are also no doubt well-versed with how this social media platform functions. So if you want to create a casual blog of sorts, Facebook is one of the best options available for doing that. However, there are various things to consider for growing your Facebook travel page. Produce an enticing cover Considering a cover is the first impression you have with people on Facebook, it is not exaggerating when saying that it is one of the most…

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf 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…

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

Top 5 Tips for Luxury Travel in the States

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen we think of luxury travel, we often imagine whisking ourselves off to Rome or the Maldives. We seem to equate luxury travel with overseas trips. However, you can find the same luxury right here in the United States. We have curated a list of tips on how you can experience European luxury here at home! It’s All About the Location! Of course location matters! We have amazing beaches on the west coast of Florida and in Southern California. We can travel for the best shopping in New York City. We can experience culture in every corner of the continental US. Whatever it is you want to achieve with your luxury vacation, make a list and talk to your travel agent on finding the best locations to get the most out of your travel. Stay in the Best Hotels When talking with your travel agent, be sure to inquire about…

Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé on Ice – mixology is luxury.

Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé on Ice – mixology is luxury.

Reading Time: 4 minutesVeuve Clicquot is by far the most festive champagne, always on the edge of trends and fashion. A name that does not require introductions.Created expressly for mixology, Veuve Clicquot Rich is one of the most versatile Veuve Clicquot Champagne designed to allow anyone to create their own playful drinking experience. Bringing a cocktail spirit to a House already known for audacity & innovation, Veuve Clicquot Rich is an invitation to enrich the tasting experience with The Clicquot twist. Veuve Clicquot, more than just a Champagne house, a cultural reference for daring and celebration. Veuve Clicquot is one of the most prestigious French Champagne houses with a worldwide reputation. More than 8 million bottles are sold every year with an extreme attachment to quality and regularity. The widow Clicquot gave an international stature to this house of champagne. It bears her name, was created in 1772 and bought in 1987 by the…

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Reading Time: 4 minutesVictorinox Travel Gear introduces its most sophisticated rigid hull luggage collection to date and sets new milestones in molding technology and functionality. The Lexicon Global hand luggage maximizes storage space with a volume of up to 34 liters leaving behind all other suitcases in its range of sizes available on the market. And to better meet the challenges of modern business travel, it is equipped with a versatile tool with USB port. LuxuryActivist was lucky enough to be part of an exclusive presentation made by the brand in which we got to meet Carsten Kulcke, Victorinox Travel Gear CEO and Olivier Paillot, European Sales Director for the brand. It was an interesting meeting during which we learned more about how Victorinox is dedicating its time to the highest standards of Travel Gear manufacturing. It was also the occasion to discover the new Lexicon Hardside collection – State of the art….

Sunglasses Trends Through the Decades

Sunglasses Trends Through the Decades

Reading Time: 5 minutesDespite 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…

Breaking news: Olivier Saillard becomes the new Artistic Director of JM Weston

Breaking news: Olivier Saillard becomes the new Artistic Director of JM Weston

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is always something interesting going on with JM Weston. This week, the luxury French House released the news that Olivier Saillard becomes the new Artistic Director of JM Weston. This is definitely big news. Olivier Saillard, a man of Arts. Olivier Saillard was born in France in 1967. He studied History of Arts and since his young age, he was interested by fashion, design and arts in general. At 28 year old he became the curator of the Marseille Museum of Fashion. Olivier Saillard runs this museum for five years; He then changes radically the usual codes of fashion in museums. It is there that he meets for the first time the one who will become a good friend, Azzedine Alaïa. Following Marseille, he became curator and responsible for the programming of “fashion shows” at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and a time resident at Villa Kujoyama. He is…

Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe luxury industry is completely redefining its scope right now. From the explosion of internet and specially Social Media, Millennials being so radical in terms of choices and a new luxury culture being established… all these elements bring luxury brands to develop new strategies. The time during which luxury brands would arrogantly dictate what people should wear or do is over. Here are 4 luxury trends that you better watch out if you wish to keep ahead of the luxury game. luxury [ luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh- ] Main Entry: luxury Part of Speech: noun Definition: great pleasure, indulgence Synonyms: affluence, bliss, comfort, delight, enjoyment, exorbitance, extravagance, frill, gratification, hedonism, high living, immoderation, intemperance, leisure, luxuriousness, opulence, rarity, richness, satisfaction, splendor, sumptuousness, treat, well-being Antonyms: austerity, economy, frugality The Luxury Market, big money for a worldwide business We estimate the global luxury market in 2017 up to $289 Billion (source: Worldwide Luxury Market…

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe best way to leave a lasting impression with your office colleagues and superiors is a gesture of gratitude that thanks them for their hard work and/or mentorship. In the corporate world, gifts of gratitude should be luxurious and impressive. A luxury gift is an investment that helps cement a strong and long-lasting professional relationship with your colleague or superior. Here is a list of five luxurious gifts for your office workers: Desk Clock The old adage, “time is money,” is the quintessential philosophy of the corporate world. Give a gift that will support time keeping and management: a desk clock. Choose a clock that has a timeless look and can complement any office decor. An overly ornamental clock will distract, so make sure you choose something with simple lines and classic materials, like crystal, glass and wood. The Simon Pearce Ludlow Clock is crafted through the 16th-century technique of shaping molten…

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe price of city living and the lack of land within the city limits sees up to half of the population living in apartments, either as owners or tenants. For the many people who do live in an apartment, it’s hard to juggle space and luxury, particularly in living rooms and bedrooms: the traditional hearts of the home. Just because a bedroom is small, however, it doesn’t mean you must compromise on either style or comfort. Here are some tips to add a touch of luxe to any bedroom, no matter the size. 1- Get a great bed It’s the most important – and for some, only – piece of furniture in your room, so get it right. Invest in a quality well-made modern bed that will last for years, and survive current fashion trends. Get the biggest bed possible for the space and use small side tables, as nothing…

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you thinking of putting your high-end home on the market this year?  If so, then you have come to the right place.  Getting the most for your property is always a top goal, but trying to get a higher asking price for an empty home can be difficult.  So, if you have already moved out of your house, you will need to do some staging.  By placing temporary furniture and other items inside the home you are selling, you will draw more interest and be able to sell your home quickly. Add Elegance with Artwork You might be asking yourself, “how to sell my house quick”?  A great way to do so is by adding some elegant artwork to the walls.  Bare walls are a turn off to most buyers, so make sure to hang some pictures along with some eye-catching artwork.  If you have any nice pieces of…

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