Friday Chronicle N.26: The “Mon” trend – Mon Guerlain, Mon Paris…. 

Friday Chronicle N.26: The “Mon” trend – Mon Guerlain, Mon Paris…. 

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Fragrance market is an amazing creative industry in which every year more than 400 new major products are launched. The best creative minds (and noses) of this world meet to create the next big thing, the next Chanel N.5 or the new Tresor by Lancôme. Unfortunately for a lot of these creative people, from all these 400 launches, only 1 or 2 are still ranked in the market 18 month after the initial launch. Some big trends just take over the market and become a standard. Here is what we call the “Mon” trend: Mon Guerlain by Guerlain vs Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent. It is not the first time that the word “Mon”,which means “Mine or My” in French, is used in a fragrance name. Other brands have added this word into their fragrance names. It procures a more personal style to the fragrance that is suppose…

Planning For Another Type Of Two-Wheeled Tour Of The UK

Planning For Another Type Of Two-Wheeled Tour Of The UK

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is all about participation. If you aren’t able to get involved in what’s going on around you, you aren’t getting the full experience. That includes the process of actually reaching your destination. An airplane flight is functional; that is, it rapidly gets you from point A to point B. But you don’t experience anything situated in between, and sometimes that’s the best part. Hence, the appeal of the motorcycle. Riders know that their mode of travel is superior not just to air, but also to auto and rail. Aboard a motorcycle, you can hear the rushing ocean waves on the rocky cliffs of Dover. You can smell the fragrant hay of countryside farms. And without the interference of a roof, you can fully enjoy the bright rays of the sun. So a motorcycle ride through any part of the UK is absolutely amazing. If you’re convinced and just need to…

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast weekend Amazon got 3 Oscars, which is a first in Amazon Studios history. While everybody is talking about the Academy Awards messed-up Best movie, at LuxuryActivist we were impressed to see how digital is now becoming the new Hollywood. Amazon Studios had 2 movies in the Oscars competition: Manchester by the Sea The Salesman With these 2 movies, Amazon Studios won 3 Oscars. With Manchester by the Sea, they won Best Male Actor with Casey Affleck and Best Screenplay. With The Salesman, Amazon Studios won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It is the first time a Digital player wins an Oscar. It shows that the world is shifting and that digital audio-visual world is taking over. Amazon Studios is a division of Amazon.com, that focuses on developing television shows, distributing and producing films, and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. It was started in late 2010. Content…

Mon Guerlain, the new fragrance with Angelina Jolie

Mon Guerlain, the new fragrance with Angelina Jolie

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Luxury Fragrance industry has more than 3’000 different brands around the world, but only a few companies are more than brands, they are legends. Guerlain is for sure a true legendary icon of the Fragrance world. The Perfumery house has been shaping the history of fragrances since 1828. Almost 200 years later, the French luxury house is launching a new feminine fragrance, Mon Guerlain, and to celebrate this launch Guerlain has chosen one of the most amazing and beautiful faces of modern cinema: Angelina Jolie. Guerlain and Angelina Jolie, a personal story. Despite the fact a new face for a fragrance is always big news, the surprising point into this new Guerlain’s story is that Angelina jolie accepted to play this role. She is known to not accept brand sponsorships as she dedicates her “free” time to philanthropy and to her family. Several brands from L’Oreal, Clarins and many others…

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…

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…

Bride-to-be’s Guide: The Most Exotic Ideas To Choose Wedding Flowers

Bride-to-be’s Guide: The Most Exotic Ideas To Choose Wedding Flowers

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn a day like your wedding, with the glamorous bride, stunning venue decoration is essential. What do you think? Obviously, everyone wants to see a bride, how is she looking?, which gown she’s wearing?, and the main part: which flowers are there in her wedding bouquet? Undoubtedly, brides are in the limelight because it’s all their day. Most of the brides & grooms start wedding decoration planning before a year or just after their wedding date is fixed. Anyway, there is a good news for all the new-couples out there or the couples-to-be that you can also send flowers online by moyses flowers, even on the same day. Are you a new bride? Do you seek for some creative ideas? Well, it’s the best page you would love to recommend further. Check it out…  Wedding trends Traditional flowers can never be outdated, and when it comes to decorating your wedding…

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…

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…

Luxury news, information for hyper-luxury customers

Luxury news, information for hyper-luxury customers

Reading Time: 5 minutesNews are news, no matter if they are old or fresh. One of the biggest increase in the news business is the one for Luxury news. While the 2008 crisis is still hitting the board, the luxury industry has year after year a solid positive growth, between 4 to 6%. In 2016 the growth was 4% and it was leaded by Luxury cars, luxury hospitality and luxury personal goods. These 2 segments represented 80% of total luxury activity in 2016. The total luxury market represented sales for USD 1.20Trillion. The luxury car segment had the strongest growth with +8%. The very top level in this segments had a very solid growth thanks to new markets like Asia and South America. The personal luxury goods segments was mainly flat reaching a USD 2.75 billion. In order to maintain this level of business, we need customers aware and educated in luxury. Nowadays…

Exclusive interview with Ricardo Guadalupe – CEO of Hublot

Exclusive interview with Ricardo Guadalupe – CEO of Hublot

Reading Time: 7 minutesPour la version française, cliquez ici. Behind great brands are great men. Hublot  is not an exception. This week, the LuxuryActivist team had the privilege to obtain an exclusive private interview with Mr Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot’s CEO. We met a determined man, very passionate for what he does and definitely the engine of Hublot’s current success. His strong experience within the Swiss watchmaking industry gives him a clear vision on where he should lead Hublot and he has the entire trust and support of his team. His speech is very inspiring and should be a lesson to many people. Swiss watchmaking is a leading force and the men working very hard behind the scenes are the number one inspiration of this success. Mr Guadalupe is an important person worth listening. LuxuryActivist (LA): You started in 2012 as Hublot’s CEO, what is your recipe that guided you all the way to accomplish…

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt was in Geneva, that we discovered the new tour of French singer Patricia Kaas. It was the first date in Switzerland. She will cross Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and of course France. We saw a charismatic, inspired and enchantress Patricia Kaas. After singing other artist’s songs like Edith Piaf, it was time for Patricia Kaas to come back with her own songs. The tour gathers a collection of her greatest hits as well as songs from the new album. It has been several years that we did not see Patricia Kaas in concert. Patricia Kaas sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. All fans waited for more than 13 years to see a new original album. We have the very best Patricia Kaas possible. Her live voice is perfect, like in the CDs. The mise en scene is minimalistic, elegant and essential. This album would reflect the woman she…