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…

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 #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…

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…

Aura Mugler… only Mugler would dare. Full Review.

Aura Mugler… only Mugler would dare. Full Review.

Reading Time: 16 minutesThere are brands who have shaped the history of fragrances and there are brands shaping the future. Thierry Mugler has since 1992 shaped the future of the fragrance market by bringing new standards. 25 years after the launch of Angel, the launch of Alien and Womanity, Mugler is back with a new strong female purpose: AURA MUGLER. By reinventing itself like no other brand and by daring to go where most would not even dream of, Mugler is back with a striking new fragrance. Here is the review. It all started with a lucky star… 1992 is a date in which all professionals in the fragrance industry remember. The year that Angel Eau de Parfum was launched. From a true ground-breaking fragrance to the ultimate icon of glamour, Angel was defined as a trend-setter. It has defined what are the gustative notes in modern fragrances. It also set the Mugler…

Know Why You Should Use Cold But Not Hot Water To Wash Your Hair

Know Why You Should Use Cold But Not Hot Water To Wash Your Hair

Reading Time: 4 minutesOne of the most major problem that almost all of us face nowadays is hair-loss as well as hair-thinning, thanks to the faulty daily hair-care regimens and excessive pollution. But, various best hair-care products have been somehow a sigh of relief for all of us. And more precisely if we end-up landing into any high-end store like Debenhams then the cake gets iced as there are some top hair-care brands available at an affordable rate in such a store. But, inspite of using some cut-edge shampoos and serums in your hair you can still continue loosing some of the remarkable amount of the same. And one of the main reasons behind such a fact is that whether or not you’re maintaining the right temperature to wash your hair or not. You might have heard many suggestions from various people on this topic but let me put forward the real fact. I…

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…

Verizon Fios – Is It Really The Best in Class?

Verizon Fios – Is It Really The Best in Class?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to cable TV, you won’t get any better than Verizon Fios. However, Verizon Fios isn’t for everyone, and it does have its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s weigh the pros and cons of Verizon Fios and determine for whom it is a great deal and who should go somewhere else. Pros of Verizon Fios The Verizon bundle lets you save money by combining your TV, internet and phone service with one provider. Look at the Fios custom tv packs to save even more over the extra channels you’re probably paying quite a bit for. This could let you drop the satellite connection and rely entirely on cable service for both internet and TV. For some people, the consolidated bill is a significant convenience. A consolidated, lower bill may reduce the telecom taxes and sales taxes you have to pay for internet, phone service and streaming media like video on…

Choose Private Transportation Services to Travel Luxuriously

Choose Private Transportation Services to Travel Luxuriously

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is a stark reality that most people detest waiting for transportation services. When it comes to traveling and moving around the world, the worst thing to do is travel on a crowded bus or wait hours at the airport for a cab to arrive. This is the reason why so many private transportation service providers are now offering easy pickup and drop services based on your scheduled time to and from the place you book. Among the many advantages of hiring private transportation services is that they take you directly to your destination with no halts in between, saving much of your time along the way. Here are some tips to consider in order to save time and money when hiring a private transportation service. 1- Book Early: If you are booking well in advance, you have a better chance of getting a good deal. If you wait until the last moment…