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La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

 La Prairie is launching a new outstanding product this year within the White Caviar Collection. It is called the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. The new launch is an incredible moisturizing cream that offers new levels of luminosity and evenness. The accomplished challenge for scientists was to release the most powerful illuminating molecule yet. The goal being to banish dark spots and other skin discolorations. The brand guarantees immediate effects after 2 weeks, visible in one month. La Prairie scientist have screened more than 50’000 ingredients in order to find the most brightening active, this being LUMIDOSE. This revolutionary patented molecule is the most effective in supporting the inhibition of melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots. Melanin production is controlled primarily by one key enzyme for melanin synthesis: Tyrosinase. Of all the ingredients La Prairie screened, Lumidose has the lowest IC50-value — the concentration required for 50 per cent inhibition…

Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

The 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…

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

Classy and Sexy: Top Bikini Trends to Anticipate in 2017

There is no better time to shop for the best bikinis than right now. The latest collections are out and you can easily find the best, trendiest pieces for this summer. On top of that, you will also be able to enjoy the best special offers and off-season discounts on high-end bikinis and accessories for the summer. Before you start browsing through catalogues of designer bikinis, however, let’s take a closer look at some of the best styles and options to consider. These are the top bikini trends to anticipate in 2017. Classy One-Piece and Tankinis It easy to get tempted by sexy two-piece bikinis and open cuts, especially once you have applied the tips and tricks we covered when talking about the top models’ body mass indexes in a previous article. Saying that, going for two-piece bikinis is not always a good idea. Instead, search for classy one-piece bikinis that…

The Finishing Touches to the Perfect Superyacht Experience

The Finishing Touches to the Perfect Superyacht Experience

The most luxurious of pastimes, superyacht charter experiences combine adventurous travel, indulgent relaxation and exhilarating thrills. There is no better way to experience an opulent lifestyle than by chartering a superyacht: friends and families can travel to exotic destinations while enjoying the five star service of a dedicated crew and the onboard features of a luxury vessel, from wellness suites to helipads and sundeck Jacuzzis. These features are complemented by a selection of luxurious finishing touches, which help to etch the yachting experience in one’s memory for eternity. Whether chartering a yacht in the Caribbean this winter or cruising in the Mediterranean, these three handpicked finishing touches are sure to enrich your luxury experience. 3) Caviar Quintessentially luxurious, caviar is a staple of discerning tastes. The consumption of caviar is often associated with the most distinguished of celebrations: for centuries, caviar has been a means of characterising the most elegant…

The World’s Most Expensive Gemstones

The World’s Most Expensive Gemstones

For thousands of years, people have used gemstones in a variety of different ways to add color and more aesthetic value to a range of jewelry pieces, such as necklaces, rings, and earrings. Although today, some gemstones are more popular than others, there is a wide range of other gemstones to choose from which are both stunning to look at and expensive to buy. Whether you’re planning to buy something lovely for yourself, are looking for an expensive gift for that special someone, or simply want to learn more about the most expensive gemstone options, we’ve got all the information you need right here. Diamonds Arguably the most popular gemstone of all time, diamonds are also one of the most expensive to purchase. Hugely durable and long-lasting, diamonds are also the traditional choice for engagement rings and other jewelry items which tend to hold more sentimental value. Although most people…

The JM Weston loafer N.180, icons are forever.

The JM Weston loafer N.180, icons are forever.

While fashion trends pass by and might never come back, icons are forever. In masculine elegance and refinement one of the ultimate icons is the JM Weston Loafer N.180. Created by the French luxury house after the Second World War, around 1946, it entered naturally in any gentlemen wardrobe. We needed to wait until the 60’s to see the jM Weston Moccasin to become the symbol of its time and the icon of a generation. 1960’s, the Drugstore band: rebels with Penny loafers The 60’s were interesting times. Europe was finally free from the war trauma and what was supposed to be rebuilt was rebuilt. The young generations in the working class in London became opinion leaders for Fashion, music and culture. We call them Mods’ for Modern. France is not left aside. The 60’s see the arrival of the Drugstore band in Paris. These young people are wealthy, from…

Luxury in China 2015 – key figures.

Luxury in China 2015 – key figures.

The luxury industry in China is like a roller-coaster. Sometimes we go up, sometimes we go down and sometimes things are upside down. In 2015 the Chinese market represented 20% of the global luxury business. This means $17.2 billion. Full review here.

Henk suitcases, passion for details.

Henk suitcases, passion for details.

The world is about mobility. This means that not only borders are daily crossed by millions of people but also that you need to travel safe with your dearest belongings. Only in the US, there are 450 million business trips every year (source: statista.com).  No matter if it is on a business trip or a personal travel, luggage is a very important topic. If you want to travel with style and still in the most practical way, you want to pay attention to your luggage. Several brands fight for the top 5 leading position but there is one brand that is out of any category and that is Henk. If James Bond would have a preferred travel gear brand, it would be Henk.   Henk, a success story about luxury, details and uniqueness Dissatisfied by the briefcases and hand luggage he used during his frequent trips around the world, a Dutch businessman…

Sisley 2015, new launches you need to know

Sisley 2015, new launches you need to know

Sisley is starting the new year with amazing new products. Every year, Sisley innovates and proposes the best of nature at its best within a cosmetic product. Every ingredient is chosen carefully in order to provide you the best elements to improve moisture, youth and purity of the skin. Here is our selection of some of the new launches. Sisley Intense Dark Spots Corrector With the Intense Dark Spots Corrector, Sisley help to unify your skin by reducing the intensity and the size of all dark spots regardless of age and skin complexion. These dark spots can be produced either because of age, but also the sun or some skin problems. Sisley Intense Dark Spot Corrector is concentrated in highly-performing assets: The exclusive Brightening Complex by Sisley for a proven lightening action on skin spots, Prickly Pear Cactus Flower extract and Salicylic Acid known for their gentle exfoliating properties, Natural Alpha-bisabolol…

JM Weston reopens the Brand store in Paris, La Madeleine.

JM Weston reopens the Brand store in Paris, La Madeleine.

JM Weston has an amazing history and a great heritage in which Michel Perry, the Artistic Director of the Manufacture, draws his inspiration. Michel Perry not only creates all the product collections but he is also completely invested into the stores interior design. The French luxury house has been revamping its stores in order to rewrite the Brand universe into a more contemporary and adapted environment. In September JM Weston reopened its store in Geneva and this time, it is the Madeleine – Paris store that got a new look. JM Weston, the temple for elegance. Every JM Weston boutique has its own universe and its own story. Michel Perry, tries to be inspired by the city in which the store is located and by the spirit of the store itself. His ambition is to bring a true elegant ambience to each location, transforming the existing stores in true contemporary…

Victorinox opens new Flagship store in Zürich

Victorinox opens new Flagship store in Zürich

Victorinox is celebrating its 130 years. To mark this amazing anniversary the Swiss brand is opening a new Flagship store in Zürich at Rennweg 58. It is a few steps from the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most central commercial areas in Zürich. The store has 220m2 and proposes the 6 divisions of the Swiss brand: Pocket and kitchen knives, Timepieces, Luggage, Fragrances and Fashion. The company has been wanting to open a flagship store in Zurich for some time, and now its patient search has finally paid off: the long-established Swiss brand has opened its latest store in an optimal location at Rennweg 58. It is the fourth store in Switzerland and just a stone’s throw from Ibach-Schwyz, where Victorinox was first established. When you enter the store, you dive into the amazing world of Victorinox. Everything is done in a way that you will immediately understand the company’s…

A Room with a View – 5 Luxury Apartments in Paris, with Amazing Views

A Room with a View – 5 Luxury Apartments in Paris, with Amazing Views

Paris: the tantalizing, never­aging goddess. Living in Paris may truly be a unique experience, as the affluent can benefit here from the best of everything that makes life worth living. The City of Light is not just the Capital of France, but the Capital of elegance, refinement and good taste, in terms of gourmet cuisine, fashion and architecture. Paris is divided into 20 arrondisements, arranged in the form of a spiral and starting in the center, on the Right Bank of the Seine. The fanciest and most expensive are the 6th, home to many artists and celebrities in the past, the 7th, that includes the Eiffel Tower and the Dome des Invalides, the 8th, where one can find the Arc du Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, or the 16th, the quiet residential, upper­class area, the least populated of the arrondisements. High­class Parisian architecture is defined by the quality of…

Add a Touch of Class and Sophistication with these Respected Luxury Appliance Brands

Add a Touch of Class and Sophistication with these Respected Luxury Appliance Brands

When looking to add a touch of sophistication to your home, ‘quintessence’ is the word and great luxury appliances the way to go. However, if you are wondering where to start, the following list of popular luxury brands should help set you in the right direction: AGA AGA is an abbreviation for Aktiebolaget Gas Accumulator. The company is mostly known for producing magnificent cookers and heat storage stoves, although it also makes ventilation hoods, refrigeration products and dishwashers. That said, the inventor of the Aga cooker was a Swedish by the name, Gustaf Dalen. He was a physicist by profession and the founder of the Aga company. The brand’s products are not only made and designed to last, but also to add that classic ambiance to your kitchen. Miele Miele is a German home and commercial appliance company with an outstanding reputation that is as old as the brand itself. Founded in…

Never Apologize For Owning A Luxury Watch

Never Apologize For Owning A Luxury Watch

It’s your money–do what you want with it! In the next few paragraphs, I am going to present a few good reasons why you should never apologize for owning a luxury watch. But this is probably the best one: It’s your money. You acquired it legally (I hope). You have to answer to no one for how you spend it. It brought you satisfaction for your own reasons. In fact your reasons need not be good ones. There are no bad reasons for owning a luxury item. Apology is from a Greek word meaning defense. You don’t need a reason. You don’t have to defend yourself. It’s your money. No one has a right to challenge what you do with it. Philosophically speaking, there is no better way to spend your money. Consider my generalized definition of luxury: It is a good or service with a cost or value above…

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Best Fragrance news from 2013

Luxury Activist takes the holiday season as an opportunity for thematic flashbacks on the most popular articles, news and reviews of 2013. In this session, find here the 5 most popular articles in 2013 in Fragrances. Good reading. When the Fragrance industry forgot to say no… The Fragrance industry has a hard life for the past 10 years. Economic crisis? No, not at all. Here we are talking about all the forbidden ingredients black-listed every year and that start making things impossible. In one side we have official institutions and NGOs fighting against Fragrance ingredients supposed to be allergens and in another side, the Fragrance industry…. silent as tomb. Check here our review: http://luxuryactivist.com/beauty/when-the-fragrance-industry-forgot-to-say-no Supremÿa Yeux La Nuit by Sisley, Efficiency while sleeping All wise people will tell you: “nothing better than a good night sleep”. Sisley this fall helps you maximize your night time to give you the best…

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