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Bunkamura Shibuya Tokyo 25th anniversary in 2014

Bunkamura Shibuya Tokyo 25th anniversary in 2014

Tokyo 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…

Nail polish – The colours you need this fall

Nail polish – The colours you need this fall

While you are saying to yourself that the summer is really over, we need to think about this fall, already here. In terms of clothes, you get the fashion weeks trends. But how to match your nail polish? Here are some tips to help you with that. Let’s start by this interesting presentation by Leatrice Eiseman, Director for the Pantone colour report. So here is a summary of the nice colours for this fall.   Interesting to see that this fall, darker undertones of colours are on the trend. We seek deepness, texture and contrast. A warm feeling has invaded the colour palette for a elegant effect. Out of these cheerful colours, here is a focus on the deep reds. Passionate, warm, energetic, sexy and stylish reds.   Elle Magazine ranked the best top 50 nail polish for this fall, here are a top 5 highlight on red. #1 –…

TOP 10 American fashion brands in the world

TOP 10 American fashion brands in the world

United States had always a very inspiring way of life, very inspirational for many people around the world. Here are the top 10 most wanted American Brands in the world.

Fragrance words, episode 8 with Diane Thalheimer-Krief

Fragrance words, episode 8 with Diane Thalheimer-Krief

Fragrance words episode 8 features Diane Thalheimer-Krief. Please see below for the french version. EPISODE 8: DIANE THALHEIMER-KRIEF (EN) Diane Thalheimer-Krief has 20 years of experience in developing fragrances, international marketing, olfaction and evaluation. From her studies (CELSA, Economics, Olfaction), through her thesis on Perfumery (Study and Research on perfume plants) she dedicated her career with passion to give birth to beautiful creations. After several years of international marketing direction in a composition Laboratory, she created her company, REDBERRY in 2003. It is a company exclusively about services and consultancy dedicated to perfume. Her areas of expertise: Training, training tools, Perfumery gestures, Marketing (culture, trends and conferences), Brand Portfolio (DNA analysis and olfactory mapping) and Intranets. THE FRAGRANCE MARKET IN 2012 Luxury Activist (LA): 2012 New launches, which are the fragrance launches that positively marked this year ? Diane Thalheimer-Krief (DT): Coco Noir, Jimmy Choo, La Petite robe noire by Guerlain, Martin Margiela and Bottega Venetta. LA: According to you, which are the failed launches this…

Fragrance words, episode 4: Pierre Aulas

Fragrance words, episode 4: Pierre Aulas

For the second time this week, Fragrance words reveals the vision of aFragrance expert about perfumery trends. In this 4th episode, we discover the words of Pierre Aulas. As usual, the french version is down below. EPISODE 4: PIERRE AULAS (EN) Pierre Aulas founded in 2001 Art of Nose Consulting, after several years working for Brands and Fragrance Houses in the development of new launches. His abilities in both marketing and fragrance quickly positioned him as the perfect middleman between brands and “noses”. His first client, naturally, was Thierry Mugler as he has worked formerly for this Brand from Firmenich as Key account manager. From this first collaboration came out creations like Mugler Cologne, Alien, Angel les Jardins d’Etoile, la part des Anges… Then came out other brands, and Pierre started working for Azzaro, Swarovski, Fendi, Pucci, L’Occitane, Jil Sander, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, Davidoff or Balenciaga. Pierre Aulas also launched…

Fragrance words episode 3, Yann Vasnier

Fragrance words episode 3, Yann Vasnier

Welcome to the third episode of Fragrance words. This time we discover the vision of Yann Vasnier, Perfumer at Givaudan New York. As usual, the french version is down below. EPISODE 3: YANN VASNIER (EN) Yann Vasnier is a Perfumer living in New York. He works for one of the world leading Fragrance houses, Givaudan. Today considered as one of the rising stars in this industry, he creates fragrances for brands like Kiehl’s, Divine, Delrae, Arquiste, Tom Ford or Marc Jacobs. Yann Vasnier started his career several years ago at Quest International in Paris as Trainee Perfumer, under the mentoring of Francoise Caron, and studied at the same time at ISIPCA, the perfumery school at the University of Versailles. THE FRAGRANCE MARKET IN 2012 Luxury Activist (LA): 2012 New launches, which are the fragrance launches that positively marked this year ? Yann Vasnier (YV): Spicebomb, and the new interpretations of the classics:…

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

The MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. Here is a video with Ingrid Sischy, the Editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about Cindy Sherman work: Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey USA. She is world known for her very conceptual portraits in which…

Louis Vuitton Parfums, a new journey.

Louis Vuitton Parfums, a new journey.

In the Fragrance industry we can have historical Fragrance houses, the Cosmetic brands, we have the fashion houses, the jewelers or even very “marketed” brands. And now we have Parfums Louis Vuitton. This french luxury house is at the same time a summary of the entire luxury industry. A great heritage, a timeless elegance and a sexy creativity either thanks to their Artistic Directors but also with great artistic collaborations. And now they are going to have Fragrances. Since Marc Jacobs took the artistic responsibility for Fashion and fashion accessories at LV, the french malletier just took off with the brand territory extensions. In moments in which some rumors are talking about the departure of Marc Jacobs to Dior as their new artistic Director, we got the official news that Louis Vuitton has now, officially, a Fragrance division. This news is crystallized on the arrival of Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud as Master Perfumer…

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Here is the first video of Fashion zoo by LuxuryActivist…

Marc Jacobs, new Louis Vuitton collection a/w 2011

Marc Jacobs, new Louis Vuitton collection a/w 2011

Marc Jacobs 2011 A/W Louis vuitton collection. He explains the philosophy of creation of the new 2011 Autumn/winter collection. He proposes a classical scenario but with a modern style by the choice of the female models, the accessories (puppies) and the image displayed. It is almost a modern Bonnie and Clyde ambiance without the guns and without Clyde :-).

Louis Vuitton: New flagship store in London

Louis Vuitton: New flagship store in London

British fashionistas, you have now a new temple :Louis Vuitton, 17-20 New Bond Street, London W1.

Marc Jacobs Big BANG….

Marc Jacobs Big BANG….

It is official, Marc Jacobs is launching a new fragrance. The Fashion Gourou had a very elegant and discrete start in the perfumery business through Marc Jacobs Perfume and Marc Jacobs Men. Today here is the masculine answer to Lola: BANG. If you see any similarities to Tom Ford, please do…

Louis Vuitton, The Tribute patchwork bag, new spring itbag!

Louis Vuitton, The Tribute patchwork bag, new spring itbag!

Marc Jacobs might had a crisis of extreme creativity or there was a crazy wind inside LV creative studio… in any case the world knows now the Louis Vuitton new ITbag, the Tribute Patchwork bag.