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Russian luxury market, so what?

Russian luxury market, so what?

Since the ex-URSS disappeared, many brands, especially the luxury ones have been trying hard to make good money in Russia. Luxury shopping malls in Moscow were built and many companies installed subsidiaries there. But are they really making money? What is the luxury industry status today? Until the global financial crisis of 2009, the luxury market in Russia was at the level of 8 billion dollars. Since the crisis stroke hardly many of the industrial countries, this figure was basically…

Sisley new launches september 2012 – exclusive

Sisley new launches september 2012 – exclusive

Summer time this year was the moment for me to discover the new launches by Sisley. I would call them the Brand who never sleep and that always surprises us with great products. It is really impressive how creative, innovative and caring this brand can be by proposing the best products in it’s category. This september in all affiliated stores, you will be able to discover 4 amazing new products: – Global Perfect Pore Minimizer – Eau Efficace Démaquillant Doux…

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Following Stasha’s last sell out exhibitions REACTION in 2005 and SOFT in 2006, she is once again taking the London art scene by storm with her new vibrant collection of work, simply called COLOUR. Stasha – Rainbow 250cm x 200cm, Acrylic on canvas Her style is a complete freedom on the movements. Her creative mind liberates the artist paintbrush to a very original artwork. In this new exhibition, colour is honored. It is an interesting work, between abstraction, expressionism and…

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Next month we will have the London Olympic games, so you will probably visit the british capital during that time. There is not only sports in live, art too. So if you will be in London then, you need to visit an interesting exhibition by Jessica Zoob. It is called Passion and  it will take place at NEO Bankside. The style expressed in this collection is amazing and electrifying. Passion liberates the artist. It make her get rid of barriers…

Why Social media will evolve or… die.

Why Social media will evolve or… die.

Since the invention of the steam power engine, internet might be one of the biggest invention of the 20th century that changed the world in a way that things would never be the same. And the world got hit by a second wave called Social Media. Today Social Media is a trendy and big topic. But did you know that if Social Media does not evolve fast, it might die one day? At least the way we know it today….

aBoatTime, sailing with style.

aBoatTime, sailing with style.

When it comes to luxury holidays, one amazing service company needs to be highlighted: aBoatTime, Yatch charters – sailing & motorboat rentals. This company is the first fully transactional boat charter booking website in the world, offering completely online real time bookings. All the boats displayed on aBoatTime website have real time availability, so they can be booked and confirmed immediately. The payments are also done online following a payment schedule that starts with a 20% down payment. Payments can…

The Blick Girl, the myth of the girl-next-door.

The Blick Girl, the myth of the girl-next-door.

Blick is a german-language daily newspaper in Switzerland. It is published in Zürich since 1959 by the communication group Ringier. And one of the most popular section in the newspaper is the famous “Seite-1-Girl“, the Girl first page! In deed, it is one of the characteristics of the newspaper. They choose a girl out of the public and she becomes the star of the day thanks to a sensual photo shooting. Girls can apply from all over Switzerland. They are…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Fallon is one of the great names in photography during the 60’s. He introduced the legend of Marianne Faithfull as the symbol of a new youth. He is our photographer of the month. He is the photographer of the month at luxuryactivist.com. The 60’s represented a renew in the fashion photography. After all the classicism of the 50’s, this new decade inspired us with a “boutique spirit”. In deed, the ready-to-wear style was predominant on the 60’s, showing much…

Elīna Garanča is back!

Elīna Garanča is back!

Elīna Garanča is back! After a break for personal reasons (She got a lovely little girl -congratulations) she is back and for her return, she is performing at one of the most elegant and mythic places – Vienna – during this Spring. From May 17th to May 27th she will perfom the role of Sesto in Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Vienna State Opera. La Clemenza di Tito, in english the Clemency of Titus, is an Opera Seria in…

Jelmoli, luxury department store in Zurich

Jelmoli, luxury department store in Zurich

Jelmoli is a luxury Department store in Zurich, Switzerland and probably one of the oldest in the world. Their Claim: The house of Brands. During the Sisley event last week for the launch of their new flagship counter at Jelmoli, I was happy to get back one more time to this nice Department store. In Switzerland is by far the most upscaled Big Department store. Manor, Globus and Bon Genie are far behind. The Store itself is a true piece…