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…

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are planning on traveling this year, but you have no clue where to go, then you have come to the right place.  Below you will find three of the top luxury destinations in the United States.  Each of these locations has something for everyone and all are great places to make memories with friends and family.  Let’s learn more about them, shall we? You just might be surprised at what you find here! Snowmass, Colorado First on the list is Snowmass, Colorado.  This area of the state is a skier’s dream and the perfect place to hit the powder.  Snowmass vacations are not only memorable, you will also have the time of your life and meet some really cool people.  There are many lodges in the area that will accommodate you. Also, you will find luxury condos for rent which will help protect your privacy while you are…

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile tourism to the United States gets more attention, Canada offers many luxury destinations, whether you want to ski, hunt, swim, watch the whales or visit lower cost alternatives to California’s Napa Valley. Here are five great Canadian luxury destinations. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located in Banff National Park. It is called the Castle in the Rockies, and the century old luxury hotel is the center of a massive resort with almost eight hundred rooms. You can find small rooms and fancy suites with amazing views of the mountains. You can golf, hike, go horseback riding, try white water rafting, fishing, ski or enjoy the on-site spa. Day trips from the hotel include Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway. Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, BC sits in the middle of…

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe are always connected. Is there any place in this world where we cannot receive any SMS, email or even a phone call? Even in a desert or in the middle of a sub-tropical jungle things are possible. But there was one place in which we were forced to be off-line. There was one magical place that phones, smartphones, tablets and other laptops were out of the grid. One place in which for once you could just relax and enjoy some hours only for yourself. This place is called a plane. While traveling in a plane you could not take any calls, responde to any SMS or browse the internet and answer emails. It was forbidden as this could short-cut the aircraft technology. If you were traveling for business or for lesure this was a moment in your life that you could use to sleep, relax, have creative thoughts or…

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….

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Reading Time: 6 minutesGeneva is one of the world luxury capitals. From Rue du Rhone to Quai des Bergues, the city of Calvin is one of the best destinations for a luxury traveler. In order to help you organize your trip to Geneva, here are our top 5 best luxury hotels of the city. Geneva, an important city Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named “Métropole lémanique” contains a population of 1.25 million.[citation needed] This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards…

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…

Inside Claude Nobs’ chalet in Montreux, a beautiful place for passionate people.

Inside Claude Nobs’ chalet in Montreux, a beautiful place for passionate people.

Reading Time: 5 minutesMontreux Jazz festival is pulsing and LuxuryActivist got to visit one of the most VIP places of all: the Claude Nobs chalet called Le Picotin. This is a very special place in the highs of Montreux, where Claude Nobs used to live and share his passion for music. 2 years after his death, his spirit has never been so strong and his home became a place for people sharing the same intense passion for music. Only some happy few have the chance to visit the place and enjoy the amazing hospitality. It is a place for memories and a place for hope in terms of the future of music. The review here. The Montreux Jazz Festival, the entire world of music meets in Montreux The Montreux Jazz festival is probably one of the most incredible music festivals in the world. From the edgy program, to the location, period of the…

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 #25 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Friday Chronicles #25 – 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…

The Vaping Sensation: Why a Smoking Cessation Tool Has Become the Hottest New Trend

The Vaping Sensation: Why a Smoking Cessation Tool Has Become the Hottest New Trend

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe first e-cigarettes hit the market back in 2003, and since then, the world has hardly been able to keep up. Today, consumers are delighted by a wide variety of e-cigarette models to choose from and more flavours and strengths of e-liquid than a person could count. In short, there’s never been a better time to get into vaping. In this post, we’re going to highlight three of the vape-related developments that prove this trend is here to stay: Vape Was Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Every year, Oxford Dictionaries name a ‘word of the year’. This is always a new word that wasn’t previously in common usage that has now become mainstream. In the past few years, most of the words of the year were related to the Internet or mobile devices. ‘Selfie’ was a winner a few years back, and more recently an emoji (face with tears…

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…

Exclusive Interview – Nadja Axarlis, Founder of FUZZ

Exclusive Interview – Nadja Axarlis, Founder of FUZZ

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe brand FUZZ is created in 2016 by Nadja Axarlis. She works first as a buyer for the famous Swiss department store Bongenie Grieder, which is why she knows the needs of modern customers. Like Nadja Axarlis, many of her friends wanted to take advantage of the fur assets, but they gave it up for ethical reasons. The mission of Nadja Axarlis is then clear; FUZZ had just been born. Quality, good conscience and fair production are at the heart of the concerns. The first collection is therefore in production and includes jackets, coats and waistcoats both trendy and timeless. They are made in Paris, the capital of fashion. Here is an exclusive interview from Nadja Axarlis for LuxuryActivist.com. Luxury Activist (LA) – How did you get to the idea of launching Fuzz? Nadja Axarlis (NA): The idea was born last autumn within a small circle of girlfriends where we discussed different…