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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…

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…

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, is launching a new Limited Edition. It is called the Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013. It is a beautiful tribute to Mr. Carl Elsener Sr. who left us last summer. Carl Elsener Sr. – A Swiss visionary leader The Victorinox family lost its Patriarch. He was an inventor, a visionary leader and a great entrepreneur. His son, current CEO of the company, said about him: “He always used to think with…

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

Lifestyle is a matter of taste and not a matter of money. When clever people places Design at the service of a luxury lifestyle, DeViehl London is defined. Discover this amazing company that provides you probably the most outstanding experience in terms of Coffee cups design. All details count when it comes to a matter so passionate as coffee. When Andreas Bös and Jonathan Strauss decided to create DeViehl London, one strong idea united them: Their mutual passion for Coffee….

David Bowie for Vuitton, just class.

David Bowie for Vuitton, just class.

Louis Vuitton revealed its new campaign called “Invitation au Voyage – Venise”. It is part of the travel theme collections, as the brand developed a full collection of products. Here the video: An amazing collaboration between photographer David Sims and film director Romain Gavras. Both used to work for fashion houses and qualitative magazines like Vogue.  The storyboard is between a living dream and a sophisticated journey. In this short film 2 main characters are on the spot: David Bowie…

Bang & Olufsen, masters of Design with the new BEOLAB14

Bang & Olufsen, masters of Design with the new BEOLAB14

Bang & Olufsen is a Danish company founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. Since then the company became a world reference in luxury and Design. They are specialized on Televisions, audio products and telephones. Today the company’s CEO is Tue Mantoni and has opened a factory in Czech Republic that employs 250 people for the high quality audio devices. Certain products of the Brand became iconic and represent a must in modern technological design. Bang & Olufsen is present in…

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Fashion turns around world capitals like Paris, New York, London or Milan. But more and more creativity  rises elsewhere. Discover Bianca Warren, South African designer who proves fashion is where creativity, hard working and style sit. Durban in South Africa is definitely the place. Bianca Warren is our fashion designer of the month.   Bianca Warren was born in Johannesbourg and made all her education in Durban where she established her fashion house since 2010. The label is called Bianca…

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Version française ici During Baselworld 2013, Luxury Activist team got the privilege to have the new collections presented by Stefano Macaluso, Product Development Director at Girard-Perregaux. Much of the interview was devoted to a fascinating piece called Constant Escapement which has the advantage of surprise by a visible revolutionary escapement mechanism, and enhanced dial side. With this launch, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds continues the momentum of innovation and high technology characterizes the past 222 years. First of all, and we…

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

Montblanc Patron of Art 2013, Ludovico di Sforza

In Arts, the artist is of course the key person but history has shown that Patrons played a key role too in protecting and sponsoring the ones to accomplish magnificence. Every year Montblanc reveals a new edition called Patron of Art. It is supposed to highlight and honor those who allowed artists from all eras, to fulfill their work. In 2013 Montblanc honors Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. He was one of the most prominent patrons of Italian Renaissance and…

Who wants to buy Le Printemps department stores?

Who wants to buy Le Printemps department stores?

2006 was an important year for Le Printemps, the french department store. It was the year that PPR group sold the luxury department store. Financial speaking, the trade was pretty complex. Le Printemps was sold for 1.07 billion euros to a financial group based in Luxembourg. A subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, grouping several investors take over 70% of the capital. The other 30% is taken by the Borletti group. This group, also based in Luxembourg gathers several investors: The Borletti…

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