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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…

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…

Chanel N.5 new TV ad spot. The real woman.

Chanel N.5 new TV ad spot. The real woman.

Reading Time: 12 minutesThis month, Chanel released its new TV spot for its iconic 1921 fragrance, Chanel N.5. It is a surprising film as the French brand took us from the magic of modern fairy tales to reality show. Welcome to the real woman? Chanel N.5, an unique story of über-femininity When Chanel launched the N.5 in 1921, it was the symbol of the strong personality of Ms Chanel. It was bold, facetted and with a strong signature. It was also the first time a fragrance would use a perceptible dose of Aldehyde C12, a very powerful ingredient. It procures a clean, high-pitched floral-citrus note. For the first time in history a floral fragrance went from a “nature morte” to an “impressionism” approach. Until the launch of the Chanel fragrance, all floral fragrances were floral bouquets with a natural representation. So women would smell flowers, which was pretty convenient by that time. With…

Chanel financial results revealed.

Chanel financial results revealed.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis month, an astonishing news came from the Netherlands. Chanel Administration comitee validated the financial results for 2012 and simply published them! So now we know how much the luxury Brand legend represents in terms of business. Check it out. Chanel increased sales to 6.3 Billion$ (+7% vs previous year) for a net result of 1.53 Billion$. This means a profitability of 25% !!! In comparison, LVMH is 12% and Hermès is 21%. The operational result grew by 17% to reach 1.46 Billion$. Chanel explained that the situation will be probably the same for 2013 as there were no specific big expenses. Another ridiculously positive figure is the value of its stock-options that were shared among the leader-executives. Their value went from 536$ in 2008 to 1836$ in 2012. This means that the company valorization multiplied by 3 in the last 4 years. Of course there are no miracles. The…

Karl Lagerfeld on top of your mind. Literally.

Karl Lagerfeld on top of your mind. Literally.

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast month Karl Lagerfeld gave his name and iconic face to a very exclusive hat collection by New Era. This exclusive work was made possible thanks to an interesting collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Tokidoki. Tokidoki is an iconic Lifestyle Design company based on the vision and creativity of Simone Legno. He is an accomplished Italian artist and currently the Artistic Director of Tokidoki. From this collaboration, a premium headwear collection was born and only New Era would have the quality and the excellence at work to produce them. With a true Heritage in sports for more than 90 years, New Era had what it took to make this amazing work happen. Karl Lagerfeld is probably the most iconic Fashion Designer of his time. His look and name are universally recognized. Nevertheless he only work with the best and always dare to stretch the boundaries of Fashion. He multiplies professional…

Jelmoli Zürich welcomes Karl Lagerfeld

Jelmoli Zürich welcomes Karl Lagerfeld

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Luxury Department store Jelmoli welcomes Karl Lagerfeld in a edgy 20m2 store in store. From March 20th, you will be able to dive into the amazing world of one of the most incredible fashion designers of all. Jelmoli once again defines itself as the true house of luxury shopping. They always select the best of the best and most of the time you will find brands that you can only find at Jelmoli in Switzerland. Their work in terms of exclusivity and trendiness pays as many customers became loyal as they know they will always find the best. Jelmoli is definitely the fashion address in Switzerland. With this store in store, you will be able to shop all the must haves of the brand and keep updated on the latest collections. Jelmoli “eye” will definitely partner with Karl Lagerfeld to bring you all the icons of the season, so…

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you like Fashion and beautiful watches, you need to discover the new Karl Lagerfeld by Bamford Milgauss. Based on a Rolex Milgauss, BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT dresses this amazing timepiece with a black tie attitude and a signature style from KARL LAGERFELD. It will be available December 3rd in Paris and Munich at Karl Lagerfeld Boutiques. Bamford, a luxury taylor for your watch Bamford Watch Department is like Pininfarina, Brabus or Prindiville for Automobile brands. They work officially with beautiful watch-makers in order to push further the customization of certain models without loosing the initial spirit of each timepiece. Brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemar Piguet or Tag Heuer trust Bamford for the excellent work they accomplish in each timepiece. All timepieces are new and no customizations on already owned watches are possible. This insures the perfect state of the customized watch. With the launch of this limited edition, Bamford…

Bunkamura Shibuya Tokyo 25th anniversary in 2014

Bunkamura Shibuya Tokyo 25th anniversary in 2014

Reading Time: 5 minutesTokyo is probably one of the most inspiring cities for art and design in the world. One of the main players is Bunkamura, established in Shibuya since 1989. And in 2014 it will be their 25th anniversary. A quarter of a century being a cultural ambassador in Japan. In the 80’s, the Tokyo Corporation, one of the biggest companies in Japan, started different projects with the idea to integrate their services into people’s lifestyle. From public transports, to banks and credit cards up to cultural events. In 1989, they open Bunkamura center, a true cultural village in the center of Tokyo. Bunkamura is located in Shibuya, one of the most dynamic and young areas of Tokyo. 25 years ago, it was still a non interesting place and Bunkamura center contributed in the development of this area. The Bunkamura center is a high-place for culture. Several services and installations are available Bunkamura…

Fashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne

Fashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne Katie Holmes on Allure Each week FashionTV rounds up the most fashionable highlights of the week buzzing on the net. From the best cover shot of the week to sexy trends and amazing videos! Cover Shot of the Week: Single lady Katie Holmes shows some skin on Allure’s April edition and looks gorgeous as ever. Katie talks about her hopes for 2013, opens up about her family life, and breaks down her fashion style over the years. (Pop Sugar) Hot in the News: Rihanna is helping out her BFF Cara Delevingne launch a music career! With such good friends, how can you go wrong? According to reports, in the recent London Fashion Week the two decided to take their two year relationship a step forward. Cara is planning to head on over to Los Angeles for the…

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

Reading Time: 1 minutesChanel initiated a world-tour photo exhibition called “The Little Black Jacket”. Next friday, it will be in London at Saatchi Gallery until October 28th. The exhibition is designed to show the versatility and creative genius behind the legendary fashion house as well as showcasing how the jacket can be worn in a multitude of ways. Karl Lagerfeld’s 113 photos of different celebrities donning the jacket will no doubt provide inspiration for budding fashionistas out there so head down to the Saatchi Gallery for an eye opening look at the power and influence of the high end fashion industry (viewlondon.co.uk). See here the presentation video: Click here for information about Saatchi Gallery: SAATCHI GALLERY DUKE OF YORK’S HQ KING’S ROAD – LONDON SW3 4RY 10AM – 6PM LAST ENTRY 5:30PM Next stops: Moscow, Sydney, Berlin and Paris. LA Info sourced at Chanel dedicated website, viewlondon.co.uk, Saatchi Gallery website.  All content is…

Karl 2012 Olympics capsule – at Selfridges.

Karl 2012 Olympics capsule – at Selfridges.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSelfridges customers will be exclusively introduced to a temporary and dedicated KARL LAGERFELD space as the fashion house unveils a unique ‘pop up store’, in the heart of the 3rd floor within the store’s Contemporary Womenswear Department. This will allow customers and fans to experience and be part of the KARL LAGERFELD world. Karl Setting high standards of quality and accessible fashion, Selfridges is proud to debut the Autumn Winter 2012 KARL collection. The more casual of the two lines, this luxury yet affordable range, for men and women, offers the wearer sharp tailoring and fresh silhouettes without compromising great fabrics and durability, that can only compliment the modern wardrobe. Karl Lagerfeld Paris As part of this great occasion, Selfridges’s customers will also be exclusively introduced to the debut of KARL LAGERFELD PARIS MAN, a luxury ready-to-wear range reflecting the strong style and personality of the modern man. This contemporary…

Le Printemps in Paris, a success story.

Le Printemps in Paris, a success story.

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter a long period of renovation and a brilliant reveal of last year Christmas windows with Vanessa Paradis and Karl Lagerfeld, we see that Le Printemps became THE Parisian destination for luxury shopping in France. Le Printemps was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos. Jules Jaluzot was considered as a “self-made” man. He was one of the biggest entrepreneurs of that time, very charismatic and social. After learning the business at Le Bon Marché, he gets married with Augustine Figeac in 1864. She is a member of La Comédie Française and she brings to the couple a quite big dowry of 300,000 francs. Thanks to this money, he can create with Jean-Alfred Duclos the french department store Le Printemps on November 3rd 1865. To remind the different inauguration dates: Le Bon Marché: 1838 BHV: 1856 Le Printemps: 1865 La Samaritaine: 1869 Les Galeries Lafayette: 1895 Le Printemps has a great history of innovation…

Visionaire, larger than life

Visionaire, larger than life

Reading Time: 1 minutesLet’s start the year with something greater than usual. It is the last edition of Visionnaire magazine. It is called the Larger than life special edition. According to Karl Lagerfeld, “Life should be larger than life”, which means that life should be greater than normality. So the Visionnaire magazine made a special edition that is literally larger than life. This means 2 different Extra-over-sized magazines. The biggest one is 79h x 57.8w inches (2 meters high x 1,50m large) and was edited in 250 copies. It entered the World guinness book of records for the biggest magazine. The edition costs around 1,500$ which finally is not that expensive when you see how big the magazine is! Another version, slightly smaller is also available (49.5h x 36w inches) and was edited in 1,500 copies. The Cover reveals Lady Gaga, shot by Inez and Vinoodh. We can see her as an amazing…

Le Printemps celebrates a very Chanel Christmas

Le Printemps celebrates a very Chanel Christmas

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is official, the luxury french department store Le Printemps revealed his Christmas theme. This year, Chanel will thrill you during the Holiday season in France. The inauguration of the Christmas windows is always a great event as it kicks-of the beginning of one of the busiest commercial periods of the year. Le Printemps in Paris has evolved towards one of the top levels in terms of Luxury and lifestyle in Europe. Sak’s Fifth Avenue in NY and Takashimaya in Tokyo have now a real competitor in the world. This year, they really placed the level of Christmas very high. They have a global partnership with Chanel for an amazing christmas theme. Not only the luxury french brand has the “commercial windows” but Karl Lagerfeld designed the famous animated windows that thousands of Children and families visit in the animated Haussmann boulevard in winter. For the PR event, Mr Lagerfeld…