The summer in Colombia is full of fashion. After the recent Fashion Week Colombiamoda 2012, between July 31 and August 3, 2012, in Corferias, the main exhibition and fair venue in Bogotá, Colombia, takes place the International Fashion and leather show (IFLS). It showcases the most comprehensive offering of latest-collection products for professional buyers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Spain, the US, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The shows already started and the presented models are for Spring/Summer 2013.
Today, Campari® is officially unveiling Penelope Cruz as the star of the 2013 Campari Calendar, which will be captured by Paris-based fashion photographer, Kristian Schuller. The beautiful Spanish Oscar winning actress takes the lead in the 2013 edition making her the 14th star to feature in the world renowned Calendar.
Penelope, who was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award, is following in the footsteps of some of the world's most elegant women who have adorned the pages of previous Campari Calendars, including, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich.
Colombiamoda is considered Latin America’s biggest fashion event. The fashion show, also known as Colombia’s Fashion Week, takes place from July 24 to 26 in Medellin’s Plaza Mayor.
Colombiamoda 2012 brings together 450 exhibitors, 600 brands and 9,500 buyers, including 1,500 international buyers. It is considered to be Latin America's biggest fashion event and is unique in the world for combining runways with trade shows and information sessions.
Highly regarded as the go-to event for swimwear designers to debut their latest collections, and for buyers and editors to plan their upcoming assortments and stories, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim will see over 30 international designers.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim takes place at The Raleigh from July 19-23, 2012.
From 17 to 20 July in Expo Guadalajara takes place Im Intermoda Mexico.
Intermoda IM is the most important event of the fashion industry in Mexico. It was established in the city of Guadalajara for 25 years.
The International Exhibition of Fashion in Mexico known as Intermoda, conducts two annual editions during the months of January and July, is also prepared to the best of the fashion industry, domestic and abroad at Expo Guadalajara, official venue of the event.
The 26-year-old singer and songwriter will grace the latest campaign for the high street chain H&M.
The theme of the campaign is a modern and feminine woman with a soft attitude. Curves and waist are important in the silhouette for this autumn, with a focus on knitwear and tweed. The colours include powder tones and accessories in wine red.
The seventeenth edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) took place from the 11th until the 15th of July on the Westergas Area (Cultuurpark Westergas) in Amsterdam. Both renowned designers and upcoming talented designers show their latest collections to fashion professionals.
The fashion week has started on Wednesday night with shows of two talented Dutch designers. Claes Iversen made a big impression with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
A never-before-seen show took place on the fashion stage in Berlin - men in high heels shoes walked as graceful models.
That excitement was caused by the German designer Marcel Ostertag who put on high heels to present his Spring-Summer collection for 2013. His show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week definitely gathered attention because of the non-standard presentation of the spring line.
The American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger presents his latest Promise collection for summer 2012.
The Collection is a unique capsule collection that supports lasting change throughout Africa in conjunction with Millennium Promise - an international non-profit organization, committed to accelerating achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and eradicating extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease.
Donatella Versace presented her new Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collection in hotel "Ritz" in Paris on the first day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, in honor of her late brother Gianni, who was killed in 1997.
Floor-length silk gowns dominated the collection, for which Donatella said she took inspiration from a set of Tarot cards.
The 19th HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer will be staged from 3-6 July 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Over a dozen fashion shows will run throughout the fair period, showcasing designer brands and up-and-coming designers. Seminars by key trend forecasters will bring insights into the global market direction and a presentation on NGO support for eco-friendly developments in the fashion industry will outline a sustainable future.
Fashion designers from both Hong Kong and overseas will showcase their unique designs at the 2012 event.
On 1 July started Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013.
The collections of Christian Dior, Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani Privé, Elie Saab, Valentino and others will be presented. July 5 is a day of fine jewelry, with Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collections from Chanel, Dior, Boucheron, Mellerio Dits Meller and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The fifth edition of Festival of fashion and beauty Varna 2012 took place on 22 and 23 June in Grand hotel Varna in St. Konstantin and Helena, Bulgaria.
So far for 2012 this is the biggest and most reputable fashion event in Bulgaria, on which were presented the collections of more than 20 Bulgarian and foreign fashion brands. For the first time two Spanish brands, known from the Spanish fashion weeks chose Bulgaria to present their collections - Rosalita Mc Gee and Missing Johny.
The brand MISS SELF. DESTRUCTIVE brings us it's first collection for brides: "My sweet neo Victorian bride".
For the first time, MISS SELF. DESTRUCTIVE push us into the world of the brides with a collection of clear Victorian inspiration, in which we also find flirtations with the burlesque glamour and vintage lingerie.
Most brides who were married last year, chose a strapless dress, according to a new study.
The wedding dress is perhaps one of the most precious in life. That's why women want to look like princesses and waste lots of money for it.
The strapless dresses today are quite modern. They are very convenient for dancing during the wedding. Designers also prefer these dresses because they do not have to complicate their work and to make sleeves or anything, just cleavage.
The new collection of the Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova is inspired by the Bulgarian symbol - the Lion
The Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova presents her new collection 'Legend for the lions', which is inspired by the Bulgarian historic symbol, that exists in the national emblem of the country - the lion.
The photo shoot is made in Sofia on the Lions` Bridge. Photographer is Dilyana Florentin.
Strength, personality and good luck are some of the words that describe
this magnificent piece inspired by the Dragon, a symbol of strength and
power, like the woman that will wear this spectacular jewel.
Carrera y Carrera invites you to discover the Dragon Bracelet – a piece belonging to one of the firm’s boldest and most iconic collections, Circulos de Fuego – which coincides with the 2012 Year of the Dragon, its emblematic animal that will bring us new experiences.
The 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island Olivia Culpo won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant. She was chosen among 51 beauty queens on Sunday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
She is a 2010 graduate of St Mary Academy Bay View, an all-girls Catholic school in Riverside, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She is a sophomore at Boston University.
here is no time for rest for the catwalk in Brazil. After the wedding
fashion week, the fashion shows presenting swimwear began.
Until May 26 Rio de Janeiro was the hottest spot on the planet. 29 leading designers presented their new swimwear collections for Summer 2012. The models focus on femininity and sensuality, some of them are influenced by the retro fashion form the 70s.
The collection of wedding dresses of the Chinese designer Guo Pei was shown in Beijing. Well-known for her lavish frocks that are worn by celebrities on the red carpet, Guo Pei manages to infuse Chinese elements into the world of fashion.
"I meet all kinds of celebrities in my work, but what really touches me is designing for normal people. It is probably something that they will have once in a lifetime, and they will treasure it for a life time, and that design will bring them happiness," said Guo.
strong>The 20th Life Ball was held on Saturday, May 19 in Vienna. The event is Europe's biggest AIDS charity fundraiser, first started in 1993 and held every year in front of the historic City Hall building.
The theme of 2012 was "Fight the Flames of Ignorance". Nearly 40,000 people dressed in colourful costumes attended this year's Life Ball. Among the guests were actress Milla Jovovich and former US president Bill Clinton.
Festival of FASHION AND BEAUTY is the biggest and most prestigious fashion forum in North-east Bulgaria, which provides a possibility for different fashion brands /Bulgarian and foreign/, to present their collections to a specially selected audience. By tradition, the host of the forum is Grand Hotel Varna, and the organizer – Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group.
Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival is back for the 9th time at Sentra Kelapa Gading area on May 12-27 2012. This year’s theme is INNOFASHION, a mix of two words Innovation and Fashion, an interpretation of national culture richness in the fashion and culinary industry with the touch of latest trend.
After shooting for Versace and Givenchy advertisements the famous supermodel Gizele Bundchen took part in Salvatore Ferragamo Spring-Summer 2012 ad campaign.
The photossesion was made against a background of deep Caribbean sea and shot by photographer Michael Janson. On some of the photos Gizele has teamed with sexy Canadian model and actor Noah Miles.
Europe future fashion 2012 will be held in Split, Croatia from 14th to 15th of July in the 5 star hotel Le Meridien Lav. The previous edition proved to be the homecoming for international designers around Europe.
Europe future fashion gives an opportunity to European designers to show their collections around the world. It is two days of networking, exchange of knowledge and the most important - its two days of incredible positive vibe in fashion.
The fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" presented their summer collections, in which the mini dresses from lace dominated.
The most seductive dress this season will be ultra-short dress. Black remains a modern classic and among the materials lace is used the most. Both fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" will dictate the fashion in the summer wardrobe with the new romantic visions they presented
Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to a son just two days after a party for the upcoming birth, Brazilian media reported.
The Brazilian beauty became the mother of a boy who will be named Noah. She gave birth on May 7th, at the clinic Santa Helena in Florianópolis, South Brazil. The newborn is the second child of Ambrosio by her fiance, businessman Dzheymis Mazur, father of her three year old daughter Anya.
Stylists believe that women of any age and in any situation can follow fashion trends and pregnant women are not an exception.
This years top trend for future moms are long beach dresses in bright colours and wide enough to ensure freshness and convenience. This model is a simple way to look chic even in late pregnancy. Celebrity moms are followers of this trend and it is about time all women to follow their example.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia takes place from 30 April to 4 May. Big names in Australian fashion hit the runway - Lisa Ho, Joanna Johnson, Zimmerman, Gail Sorronda, Ellery, Camilla, Oroton.
Gail Sorronda became the highlight of the opening day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Sorronda made her models stood up on blocks like mannequins and model the clothes that give an intimate view of the collection. She used bright colors with bold shapes like circles and stripes. Elements of quirkiness, comfort and unique character are predominant in most of her designs.
The world-famous fashion designer Carolina Herrera presented her new bridal collection for 2013 in New York.
New dress collection is more sensual and soft than present models, witch were with a bold personality and wicked charm.
The models from new collection seem like out of the Baroque or Renaissance era. They have attracted a great interest during the bridal fashion week in the Big Apple, and with good reason.
Pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio posed nude for the Brazilian jewelry company Vivara. Supermodel is due to become a mum for a second time in June and has chosen not to keep her baby bump under wraps, taking part in a revealing new ad campaign for Vivara instead.
On Sunday 22nd April Victoria Beckham and Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham Special Edition at an exclusive launch event in Beijing, China. The event, took place at The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) on the eve of the Beijing Motor Show. The Special Edition vehicle was revealed for the first time.
Super model Bar Rafaeli has been named the new face of the 2012 Piaget Rose Jewelry Collection. The collection includes watches, cuffs, necklaces, rings and bracelets, as on each of one has a rose.
At Piaget, the rose is first and foremost the expression of a natural environment that is interpreted in a stylized rather than naturalist fashion. For the House of Piaget, the rose is a talisman. A message of eternity and renewed love that pulsates daily. A generous, joyous icon mirroring the rose of which it is the muse: the Yves Piaget rose.
Taking the stage at the 2012 MusiCares benefit gala, honoring Paul McCartney, in Los Angeles, California, a stunning Katy Perry was seen wearing the maxi ring in white gold with diamonds and rock crystal from Gardenias, one of the company’s most romantic collections.
Meanwhile, fashion icon Olivia Palermo selected the leopard pendant in yellow gold and diamonds from Bestiario, one of the boldest and most creative collections from Carrera y Carrera, for a New York premiere.
The 28-year old British singer Cheryl Cole presented her second collection of shoes in cooperation with the brand StylistPick.
All the shoes have candy-themed names like Fizz Balls, Pink Shrimp, Flying Saucers, etc.
The range consists of various models - from spring ankle boots to classic heels for the holidays. It's a fun but stylish collection full of pastel shades and platform heels.
The fashion brand Prada has come out with a pair of stiletto-heeled sandals with bright pink patent leather lips with a lit cigarette hanging delicately from the lips. The sexy, 1980’s inspired “Lips” shoes feature a foxy ankle strap and half inch platform. The model is from their Spring 2012 collection.
The Italian-made heels cost $890 at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. There's also a pair of "smoking" slides for $590.
Rihanna is working on a male scent and she plans to wear it herself. The 24-year-old star launched her debut perfume, Reb'l Fleur, last year before following it up with Rebelle, and has plans to expand the range further in the coming months.
The singer admitted: "I'm working on a male scent. But it will be unisex, because I love wearing men's fragrances. You know how you love to smell like your boyfriend all day?' The Umbrella singer also shared: "I wanted this to be the fragrance no man can resist - and it is!"
The 28-year-old model has been voted Most Beautiful Person of 2012 by the Australian magazine Who and is posing for the publication with her 15-month-old son Flynn. In the accompanying interview Miranda Kerr revealed that her family always comes before her work. She said: "I was working 18-hour days. Now that pace has slowed so I can spend the majority of my time with Flynn. I'm first a wife and a mother, and then comes work."
The Victoria's Secret model said about her child: "He's a really charming, lovely boy. He has that look in his eye like, What trouble am I going to get into next? But I like that, it's like me."
Volvo Moscow Fashion Week was opened on Wednesday with the demonstration of a new collection by the Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin.
Yudashkin said that while working on his collection he was inspired by “the expressiveness of rock music”, which materialized in hard silhouettes and a rich color gamut. The collection has already been presented at Paris Fashion Week.
He's one of the most prolific directors of all time, and James Cameron’s career is the subject of a new pictorial in Harper's Bazaar's May 2012 issue.
To mark the re-release of "Titanic" in 3D, the monthly mag put together a fashion shoot, starring model Hailey Clauson and based on four of Cameron’s super-successful films.
The fashion glossy and Mr Cameron partnered to create a behind-the-scenes expose of the styles and props used in some of his most memorable movies, including the Oscar-winning film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
We present the jewelry collection of boutique Il Cuore with designer Alexandra Meshkova. The collection is made from various glass elements, Swarovski stones, nacre in different shapes, pearls.
With this variety of different materials and splendor every lady can not go unnoticed. The jewelry is a perfect combination to the formal clothes of boutique Il Cuore.
Adidas and Stella McCartney officially launching The Kit - exclusive Olympic collection designed specially for Team GB. The collection design is inspired by the British flag. “The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union flag. For me it’s one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way", says Stella. She has accounted for everything, right down to the smallest of details.
Celia Kritharioti is the highly acclaimed, internationally recognized couture designer from Greece. She has become a firm fixture on the fashion scene in Athens, thanks to her extraordinary design prowess and couture know-how, making House Tsouhlou very much her own - the highly esteemed salon established in 1906. Her distinctive style of femininity and air of seduction has revamped the house, namely her savvy innovation with embellishing and fabulous fearless creativity.
The funny brand of fresh, singular and vintage inspiration designs GUATEQUECACAHUETE has just released it’s new Collection Spring/Summer 2012 “Lorraine returns to the past”.
The Collection is characterized by a set of fifties and sixties dresses, extremely becoming and sexy.
The Strong colours like yellow, blue or red claim the happiness of living of a woman of suggestive necklines and sharp lines thanks to a perfect and studied patterns that knows how to take out the best of each figure.
The world champion of Formula 1 Jenson Button has been signed as the ambassador for BOSS Bottled Sport, the newest addition to the BOSS Bottled portfolio.
This is not the first time the 32-year-old former world champion (in 2009) has modeled for Boss, since he and Lewis Hamilton were part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Hugo Boss’s partnership with McLaren in 2011. Now Jenson Button is fronting the Sport version of Boss Bottled.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will release his first scent called 222 next year. Adam will team up with ID PERFUMES for the product, which will be made for both men and women. The new fragrance will be available for sale in May 2013.
"Adam is a performer with tremendous charisma, both on stage and on TV," the perfume company's chairman and CEO Ilia Lekach said in a statement.
After New York, Milan and Paris, its turn to Mumbai, India to show the trends for Spring-Summer 2012.
Fashion conquered the Indian metropolis Mumbai from 2 to 6 March. 83 designers showcased their collections. The main color palettes for the season are gold and black, but all bright colors are also popular. The dresses are very feminine, tailored, with prominent shoulders like in retro fashion.
Gucci has announced that it will be continuing its collaboration with Charlotte Casiraghi - equestrian show jumper and granddaughter of Princess Grace of Monaco. Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini designed a riding line exclusively for Miss Casiraghi.
Very strong shoes and accessories, in classical bourgeois style, reminder of past decades or very extravagant. Le Silla uses all his energy to express the depths of his soul but he also makes attractive and measured offers for different kinds of women.
She’s a Bad Girl with a strongly rebellious streak, perhaps towards crisis, and she wears her shoes as though they were armour to hide her fragility and make her strong and independent. She's elegant but ferocious, a Lady Gaga or a Rihanna who keeps her arms at their feet.
Rada world, always characterized by several colors and psychedelic materials, create a total white theme with its typical showy chic taste.
Waterfalls of white beads for necklaces together with stress, white plexi flowers alternates to micro waterfalls of white beads and tassels for ear-rings till white crochet mini bag with plexi drops. It’s a white world, made of creativity, fantasy belonging from typical Radà style. Impossible not to be noticed and appreciated!