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Hedi Slimane named Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline

Hedi Slimane named Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline

It is confirmed. The rumors were true: Hedi Slimane becomes the new Artistic Director of Celine. As always with Hedi Slimane: this is big news! Two years after leaving Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane arrives at the head of creation of the luxury brand Celine. His mission will be to launch the masculine fashion and fragrances.  He will officially arrive in February and we can imagine that there will be a lot of changes. He is 49 years old and…

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

This summer when Lanvin announced the arrival of Olivier Lapidus as Artistic Director, first we thought it was a joke, like “happy Halloween”. Then, we realized it was true which suddenly made us feel dizzy and even worried. Unfortunately we could not call Fashion Police as Paris is out of their jurisdiction. As expected, the first collection was a disaster. At least the good news is that it cannot be worst (well, we never know). Flashback! Jeanne Lanvin, inventor of…

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

MP3 is dead for good. A chapter of electronic freedom ends.

Friends from the 90’s and the early years 2000 be aware that MP3 is dead. In a world in which music streaming erased the “format” debate, it was just announced that the MP3 format is over by stopping its licensing. An entire chapter of digital freedom has concluded. What a ride ! The explosion of digital and specifically the world wide web allowed the dissemination of MP3. It liberated the audio format and made easier the sharing. Multi-device, multi player,…

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

In 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 –…

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

IOMA, the beauty high-tech brand opens a new store in the heart of Paris, at Saint German des Près. In this new store, the brand gathers the very best of high-tech and skin expertise. You will be able to find the best sellers of the brand as well as specific treatments, including massage cabines. This is definitely a new beauty destination in Paris. IOMA is a skin expert and all the concept is based in trying the find the best…

Fabergé, an unique story of craftsmanship, elegance and luxury.

Fabergé, an unique story of craftsmanship, elegance and luxury.

There are names that crossed decades and became legends on their fields of art. One of those names is Fabergé.

SIHH 2015, what should you know for the incoming year?

SIHH 2015, what should you know for the incoming year?

The Geneva International Watchmaking show is already finished. One full week of amazing watches from some of the most luxury Swiss Made brands. Every year, the Watch press and the watch aficionados hold their breathes until the new watches are revealed during the SIHH. Thanks to an extraordinary organization, precise as a Swiss watch, the 25th edition of SIHH was a great success. The event is strictly reserved for the Watchmaking professionals, best customers and friends of the brands.  During a…

Friday Chronicle #10:  Casino Royal – How France is selling the country away.

Friday Chronicle #10: Casino Royal – How France is selling the country away.

Money makes the world turn around. Money goes, money comes and when you have a lot, you can do a lot. We tend to say that money does not bring happiness but frankly, it helps. And when you are desperate seeking money, you would be tempted to accept any proposition, including the indecent ones (sometimes). It is a sensitive situation for any person, but imagine that at a country level! In this Friday Chronicle, check how France is getting rid…