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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…

Party season fashion: is less really more?

Party season fashion: is less really more?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter spending your teenage years experimenting with coloured eyeshadows and pop-star inspired ensembles, discovering your personal style normally means you’ve finally learnt the one key, basic rule the fashion world lives by – less is more. Go for fit, go for quality, and go for style over trends. That’s the fail-safe formula for sartorial success. But then it comes to the festive season and every year the shops fill with a variety of sparkly clothing and accessories. Like all advocates of minimalist chic, you’re suddenly completely lost: “Is velvet acceptable for the over 10s? How much glitter is too much glitter? Am I really allowed to wear head-to-toe sequins?” Party wear is tricky, and the one place where a less is more approach isn’t always helpful. This season’s rule Take this year’s trends as an example. On the one hand, anything seems to go. A party dress embellished with sequined lace and glittering inlays, or a…

Power Your Way to the Top with These Fashions

Power Your Way to the Top with These Fashions

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnyone looking to climb the corporate ladder needs to understand just how important fashion is in their endeavors. As little children, we were taught ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ but unfortunately, that’s just how the world of business operates. If you are looking to power your way to the very top of your profession, you sure better look the part. Here are some tips on fashions that can send you on your way. Timeless Timepieces With all the buzz about digital this and digital that, there is something quite dignified in the timelessness of a mechanical watch. For some undeniable reason, an analog mechanical watch brings with it the perception of a person who has control of their own life. A digital watch just keeps going and going until the battery runs out, but an analog mechanical watch from days gone by offers the image of a person…

Fashion Tips for the Business Professional

Fashion Tips for the Business Professional

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnyone looking to carve a name for himself or herself in the world of business knows just how important it is to dress the part. No, you don’t need to sport a $5,000 Rolex, if you can find one for that price, but you do need to look and act professional. That may be one area you’ve neglected if you studied for your Masters in Business Administration online. After all, when working towards your online MBA who’s going to see you in your slippers and house clothes? Before venturing out into the world of business professionals, take a few moments to review some good fashion tips to help you look like the professional you know you are. To Suit or Not to Suit – That is the Question There was a day when no self-respecting business professional would leave the house without a suit and tie. While there are still…

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutesThink of the airport as your very own international fashion runway. Hundreds of eyes on you, people from all over the world—it’s your chance to show them just how plane chic you are. Wearing the following will make you look ravishing and let you shine in full force on that moving walkway: 1.Large Leather Satchel You’ll inevitably need a bag to carry all your personal items onto the plane—make it a good one. A large leather satchel gives you the ample room and compartments to store your most important items like make-up for touch ups, iPad to stream TV up in the air and of course, some cash for the in-flight adult beverages. Choosing a leather one will also give you that classy edge and the quality assurance to endure all the movement that goes along with travelling. 2.Dark Skinny Jeans The sweatpants look may be enticing, especially when you’re…

Friday chronicle #23 – What if Hedi Slimane joins Chanel as Artistic Director?

Friday chronicle #23 – What if Hedi Slimane joins Chanel as Artistic Director?

Reading Time: 10 minutesHedi Slimane officially left Yves Saint Laurent, a lot of fashion experts are speculating about what would be his next move. At LuxuryActivist we know there is only one possibility. It is Chanel. Not only because it is Chanel but there are several reasons that proves that this move would be the only obvious move for Hedi Slimane. Here are the arguments. 1- He dreams about a French Global multi-category brand Hedi Slimane was never such a rebel that he would dare going to a more alternative parcours. He always dreamed to work for well known-brands and his versatility as an artist, fashion designer and photographer makes him consider different angles in terms of products and activities. That’s why Chanel would be the perfect brand with equally strength between Fashion, Make-up and Fragrances. Its international aura would allow him to deploy his art at a global scale. Hedi Slimane started…

Tips To Style Up At 40+ With Casual Clothes This Summer

Tips To Style Up At 40+ With Casual Clothes This Summer

Reading Time: 4 minutesCasual clothing makes us look and feel good in the hot summer days. With just a little time left for summer to set in most of you may be busy updating the wardrobe. Wearing casual clothes does not mean that you need to look too young or sloppy. There are a number of ways out there through which you can look stylish by wearing casual wear even at 40+. So in case you are planning to shop for casuals, then let me show you some tips and tricks that will make you look superb in the coming hot days. Special tops with jeans: Just like others, even I don’t like to dress up in a boring t-shirt over the jeans. Most of the time it looks simple and ends up showing the bumps and lumps giving me the most unflattered look. So the most effective way to upgrade the look…

Millennials: be your own fashion designer

Millennials: be your own fashion designer

Reading Time: 3 minutesLooking good is important. You want people to notice you and admire your choice of outfit, but unless you can afford to pay designer prices, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. High street fashion is great, but there are always thousands of people wearing the same outfit and putting together an original outfit is hard to do. Luckily there are ways to look like you were born a fashionista without spending a fortune – and here’s how.

Fashion Accessories for Supercar Driving

Fashion Accessories for Supercar Driving

Reading Time: 3 minutesHire a luxury supercar to best experience the thrill of driving. Discover the latest fashion accessories to complete the stylish look.

Friday Chronicle #20 – Why the fashion industry is killing fashion? A heritage and creativity debate. 

Friday Chronicle #20 – Why the fashion industry is killing fashion? A heritage and creativity debate. 

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhen a very well known trends agency in Paris said back in 2012 that fashion needed to get its freedom from the heritage and history or die, it was probably the most stupid thing to say. Nevertheless it was the state of mind of many people at that time. Since then several iconic Fashion houses decided to embrace this over-modernity philosophy and now, 4 years later, they are dying .

Fashion is dead, the industry killed it. 

Fashion is dead, the industry killed it. 

Reading Time: 7 minutesIt is official, fashion is dead. Fashion designers have continuously resigned from their roles at some of the most prestigious fashion names. From Dior, to Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, all these brands are dying as their respectives Artistic Directors are leaving their position. Most of them declared that they do not accept anymore the conditions and the pressure in which they live constantly. The industry of fashion is killing fashion. Luxury Fashion Houses are changing to become fashion labels and ultimately generic apparel items. A new model need to be find.    Hedi, Albert, Raf, Stefano, Christophe, John… all gone. Every chain reaction has a starting point. In our case here it all started back in 2007 when Hedi Slimane resigned from his position at Dior Homme. At that time everybody was shocked. When Hedi Slimane took over the artistic direction of Dior homme in 2000, he reshaped the fashion…

Mugler fashion, the exceptional heritage in a dazzling future.

Mugler fashion, the exceptional heritage in a dazzling future.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThierry Mugler is a legend in the fashion industry. His style and his legacy became an endless source of inspiration for fashion artist from all over the world. The Fashion and Beauty House is fully owned by Clarins since 1998. The Clarins Group has since then helped to established the French luxury brand among the iconic names of fashion design and beauty products. The creator himself developed his full talent from the end of the 70’s until 2002. In 2002, Thierry Mugler decided to leave the fashion house and fully dedicate his time to other projects like theater, music-hall and other performances. Clarins kept a caring eye on the Mugler brand in order to keep alive the heritage of sophistication, quality and originality. 2013 was an important year for the brand. Sandrine Groslier was appointed as President Clarins Fragrance Group & Mugler Mode. Sandrine has worked for the beauty brand for several years….

YESAH, The fashion brand all it girls will wear next year. 

YESAH, The fashion brand all it girls will wear next year. 

Reading Time: 3 minutes2016 will definitely be an interesting year for fashion. After the rise and fall of many iconic brands and designers, there is a true renewal in the fashion landscape. One of the most expected brands next year is YESAH and we can already say that many it girls will be wearing it in 2016 and beyond.   There are more than 80 million people working in the fashion/apparel industry around the world (source: fashionunited.com) that generate around $500Billion worldwide. It is hard to define but there are approximately 2 million fashion/apparel brands and when you are a young fashion designer, why should you start your own label as the market is over saturated? Probably the main reason would be talent. And talent is something that YESAH has to offer. Behind this indy brand is young fashion designer Linda Hao. This Young artist was born in Shanghai and lives in Singapore….

Vanessa Beecroft x Valentino for Vogue Ukraine: a timeless idea of femininity

Vanessa Beecroft x Valentino for Vogue Ukraine: a timeless idea of femininity

Reading Time: 3 minutesVanessa Beecroft has proved herself to be one of the most original artists of her generation. Always finding the specific angle that will generate a strong reation to everyone who would see her work. Exploring the human body and the vision of femininity, Vanessa Beecroft made her own mark in the artistic international scene. In the past 10 years she started a collaboration with brands, mostly fashion brands in order to illustrate a certain vision of fashion. This time Vanessa Beecroft, alongside with the creative director of Vogue Ukraine, Olga Yanul, has worked in association with the great Italian fashion house Valentino. This latest project, the creation of a portfolio, was conducted for the magazine Vogue Ukraine on the occasion of the release of its second issue of the Art magazine.   The story puts on stage different materials to create an entirely feminine and sensual world. Marble and semi-naked…

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