Designer Christian Louboutin believes that women wear high heel shoes because they make them more confident and sexy.
The shoes designer Christian Louboutin recounted a meeting with a French academic: She said that what is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman's foot when she orgasms. "So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation."
Stella McCartney will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials for Spring 2012.
"The greatest challenge was the amount of time that was spent on research and testing to get the best quality product possible with the highest performance in terms of resistance, while still maintaining the style and finish we always try to achieve," said McCartney.
From 14 to 16 November in the city of Nis, the third-largest city in Serbia, will be held Fashion Week Nis 2011, organized by Agency SNOB. Earlier this year in April was the first edition of the event that gathered fashion designers from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Atelier Ixtys with designer Dimana Nakova was the only representative from Bulgaria and they will participate again in November with their newest collection.
Carrera y Carrera unveils Mediterráneo, a fresh, youthful, and innovative jewelry collection that tells of the legends of goddesses and nymphs who have dwelt in this tranquil sea through the exquisite craftsmanship of its pieces in yellow gold, white gold, and diamonds.
Epic stories have inspired each one of the lines of Mediterráneo: Actea, the beautiful, vigilant nymph that watched over sailors; Afrodita, the embodiment of tender love on the shores of a calm sea; Calipso, symbol of passion and desire for heroic Odysseus; and finally, Atenea, the magnificent goddess that displayed her splendor across the seas of the world.
Marks and Spencer have unveiled their new bridal lingerie collection called Wedding Day Wonders with a cheeky photoshoot. Half-naked models holding bouquets of flowers showed off silk bras, suspenders, adjustable basques and ivory knickers in front of the hotel Kate Middleton stayed at before she married Prince William.
The lingerie is inspired by the style of the famous bride and the 50s. The models wore light high-heel shoes exactly in the style of Kate Middleton.
Fashion house Christian Dior remover all doubt for its ability to be one of the top fashion brands with its collection of women's dresses for Spring-Summer 2012, presented at Paris Fashion Week.
The show at Rodin Museum gathered the high society and was the second show of Christian Dior without the designer John Galliano, who was the art director of the company in the past 15 years. Designer of the new collection is the former deputy of Galliano - the British Bill Gaytten.
American actress and singer, Jennifer López, chose to wear Carrera y Carrera's Tiger ring in white gold with diamonds at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carrera y Carrera is a Spanish jewelry firm that is considered one of the most prestigious in the world. Present in over 40 countries, the Company has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, and Russia, and boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur, among others.
The new shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti tell an underground story, create an extremely poetic abstraction, invent new rhythmical "jazzy" steps, play on underground, but most of all, invent a new happy decadence. It is a new form of Symbolism, of abstract representations as it was in visual arts from 1885 to 1910. Symbolism was about avoiding objectivity in favour of the subjective, of ambiguous and powerful symbols. Primitive.
Among the artists associated in the Movement there were: Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau, Gustav Klimt, Fernand Khnopff... The new shoes addiction is, in that sense, a very modern identification, plus an accent of happiness, of constant play, with a form of exaggerated culture. To play with the colors, with the shapes, to be amused by the abstraction. The new memory is the wake-up, the transformation of a woman who lives the 70's with a constant poetic license. The real memories are a part of the graphics, prints, volumes, but especially colors. All these elements are re-studied, re-formulated and exude a light mood less intrusive, more subdued... After all, this woman aims to be comfortable, at ease and to move with a "contemporary step".
Tommy Hilfiger's Spring 2012 Women's Collection was a fun, contemporary fusion of “pop art” and “modern prep”.
Color blocking, wide '60s shapes, pop art-inspired camouflage, stripes, leather in unexpected colors, and boys basics with a feminine touch gave classic American styles a modern touch.
Accessories in bright colors, including penny loafers with a stacked heel, narrow belts, and shoulder bags, added a finishing touch to the innovative clothes.
The gardens of the Villa Aurelia, built by Cardinal Farnese in the heart of Rome, were chosen by Cartier as the perfect place to unveil its new High Jewellery collection, Sortilège de Cartier.
The collection has been conceived both as a tribute to femininity and a journey in jewellery deep into the world of perfume, allowing Cartier to explore new creative horizons.
The unique villa with its 17th-century architecture and wonderful gardens made a worthy setting for a truly rare experience as this collection wafted its evocative magic on the air.
Guests wound their way through a maze of plants to reach the Orangery where a spectacular selection of high jewellery pieces was on display, honouring the talents and expertise of Cartier's artistic crafts.
The 54th Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week takes place in Madrid from 16 to 20 September. The presented collections confirm the fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012 already marked by fashion experts - full skirts, shirt dresses, belts, white dresses, bold colours and floral prints, tail dresses, sheer fabrics, wide pants, shorts. Although Madrid is not considered one of the major fashion capitals like New York, London, Milan and Paris, I think the presented models are original, stylish and elegant. We present to you models from the collections of Roberto Verino, Jesus Del Pozo, Andres Sardá, Duyos, Adolfo Dominguez, Victorio & Lucchino and Angel Schlesser.
In the same way as at the February edition, the fashion shows can be followed live via the web site, www.cibeles.ifema.es, and, as a new feature, a permanent programme will be offered between fashion shows that includes interviews and reports relating to the world of Spanish fashion and its leading figures.
Last night, on the eve of London Fashion Week, at the iconic London landmark Battersea Power Station, the cream of the fashion world and London’s most stylish elite gathered to celebrate 10 years of Kate Moss and Rimmel. Arriving at the venue by helicopter (replicating Kate's dramatic closing scene in her new TV commercial for Rimmel where she is seen escaping the paparazzi), Kate Moss was then driven to the entrance in a Rimmel branded London black cab to make her electrifying appearance. Dressed in a vintage black dress and her personally designed Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection in Red (shade no.1) Kate looked the epitome of London cool.
CUSTO BARCELONA presents its new Spring - Summer 2012 collection named "TRIPOLAR" at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center.to a standing-room-only crowd of international editors, photographers and fans of the brand. In this SS 2012 collection garments are divided into three groups, each with its own identity and theme. This created spectacular presentation on the catwalk, empowering the collection with a triple personality.
The first group is called DUAL and proposes a casual look, suitable both for men and women, dominated by contemporary graphics. Key garments from that line are shorts, blazers and knitwear for women; blazers, shirts, knitwear and comfortable trousers for men. All the pieces immersed in a color palette of greys, beiges, blues, khakis and blacks, designed and made with natural raw materials such as linen, cotton and silk; and synthetic fabrics such as nylon, acetate rayon and Lurex.
The high quality fabrics of the Italian brand Vitale Barberis Canonico, used mainly for men's suits, were presented on a fashion show in Ruse, Bulgaria. The foyer of the theater building gathered connoisseur of fashion, music and good wines. During the presentation of the fabrics from the models of Visages agency, the guests listened to the magnificent trio of tenors "The Unique voices" and had the opportunity to taste selected wines from "Rousse Winery".
Specially for Fashion.bg the representative of Vitalis Barberis Canonico, Franco Brovelli shared that the company successfully works with the Bulgarian brands Richmart, Agressia etc.
Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2011 on the 60th edition of the contest in Brazil. Leila Lopes beat out the 88 other young women to win the world's largest beauty pageant. The jury selected her because of her beauty and intellect.
The first runner-up was the 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko from Ukraine and the second runner-up was Priscila Machado from the host country Brazil. The third runner-up was Miss Philippines and the fourth - Miss China.
"Miss Earth is much more than just a beauty pageant, it's also an international environmental campaign." said Wanthanabhadee Jittanukroh, the CEO of the organizer PD Creation Co., Ltd., in an interview after the press conference on July 20, 2011 at the Kirimaya Resort in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima.
This year, Thailand is honored to be the host country for Miss Earth 2011 with the theme “Smile for Earth, for All”. Aligning with the International Year of the Forests, this year’s staging of the Miss Earth pageant is expected to be a grand showcase of Thailand’s rich culture, tourist spots, and, more importantly, its efforts to save and protect the environment.
The Spring 2012 collections of over 99 designers and brands will be presented in New York from 8th to15th September at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The Spring 2012 Collections will feature Nicholas K, Porter Grey, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai, Supima, Tadashi Shoji, Candela, EMERSON, Project Runway, Electric Feathers, Luca Luca, General Idea, Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Helen Yarmak, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Joy Cioci, Concept Korea, Cynthia Rowley, Academy of Art University, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Ruffian, Lacoste, Pink Tartan, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, ADAM, Vivienne Tam, Farah Angsana, Honor, Charlotte Ronson, Monique Lhuillier, Rafael Cennamo and others.
Hotel Saint George Palace in St. Vlas, Bulgaria was a center of the beautiful European event - the contest Mrs. European Union 2011.
The 30-year old Olena Koch from Germany is the new Mrs. European Union. She was crowned by Elena Karakoleva, last year winner. Elena was dressed in a black dress from the brand Enzoani for Celebrities 2012. The dress is made from 35 meters natural silk with laser-cut elements, hand embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystals. The outfit was given to Elena from the director of the company Dick van Zutphen, partner of Bridal Fashion.
Victoria Beckham has released her new handbag collection.
It is early to say that Victoria Beckham's fashion line can be haute couture, but her clothes and accessories are very popular among women in UK. Her bags are sold almost at the same price as the bags of brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermes. In the collection there is an alligator-skin handbag costing $29 600.
Julia Saner - the former model of Valentino who conquered the catwalks in Paris and Milan, is the new face of the Autumn collection of the English brand Karen Millen
The brand presented its latest models for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012. The main accent in the line are the silk and velvet dresses, as well as the leather accessories. The bold colours underline the chic and elegance of the collection.
Simple and casual, but at the same time elegant are the clothes for Spring-Summer 2012, presented in a fashion show at Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
The color combinations and designs of the dresses, skirts, handbags and sneakers create the feeling for youthful light-heartedness. Shawls are trendy not only in winter. The summer women's shorts will be in fashion, combined with blazers, summer vests, jackets with or without sleeves.
London has overtaken New York as the world's fashion capital for 2011, fueled by media interest in late British designer Alexander McQueen and Kate Middleton, according to a survey by the Global Language Monitor. London moved up from third to first place in 2011, ousting New York from the top spot it had held in the survey for several years.
The former Kate Middleton has become an international fashion icon following her engagement and marriage in April to Britain's Prince William.
British experts made a new study, which shows that women should not economize from sunglasses. They found that too cheap accessories not only do not protect eyes, but they are also harmful. Fake sunglasses do not protect the retina from the UV rays, interfere clear vision and cause a headache.
According to the statistics, 2/3 from all sunglasses being sold in Great Britain are fake and at very low prices.
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s lead singer is entering the world of fashion, designing a clothing line. He has teamed up with Andy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger’s brother, for a ‘rock inspired’ clothing line for Macy’s called Andrew Charles.
Steven Tyler was the main inspiration for the Andrew Charles clothing line and will star in the ads alongside Chelsea Tyler, his 22 year old daughter. The women's wear was influenced by the wardrobe of the singer Stevie Nick.
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
The fashion brand Gucci never forgets men and occasionally creates new models to catch their attention. The designers created a new collection men's shoes Gucci, which are not made from leather, but from carbon fiber. This material becomes more and more popular for the production of shoes. GG Plus Moccasin is made in Italy and comes in elegant beige/ebony colors, laced in dark brown leather. The best feature of these shoes is the cut out at the front that shows a beautiful G as brand logo. The carbon fiber is found at the beautiful back heel of the shoes in the rubber sole. The shoes can be found at various stores at the price $425.
From 12th to 15th July 2011 "080 Barcelona Fashion" celebrated its 18th edition. About 50 national and international fashion brands and designers presented their collections in the showroom.
The Spanish fashion brand Mango made its first triumph on the fashion stage. Mango made not just a fashion show, and a true beauty review. For a part of its collection the brand was inspired by Nomadic tribes. The designers played with asymmetric and colored mosaic, and the fabric looked like bathed in light.
It’s finally beginning to feel like summer, and as we gear up for much anticipated longer days and warmer weather, it’s time to start getting ready for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. For the seventh year, thousands of fashion industry professionals will migrate to the sands of Miami Beach to see what’s in store for the swimwear industry in 2012.
"This season is one the most exciting to date; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is bringing it’s most international roster of swimwear designers yet," says Christina Neault, Executive Producer of the event for IMG Fashion.
Bulgarian fashion designer Dessislava Goranova - one of the 17 winners in 19th edition of the competition Mittelmoda
The winners of the 19th edition of Mittelmoda that took place in Gorizia on July 1, 2011 were 17 and came from all over the world. One of them was the Bulgarian designer Dessislava Plamenova Goranova. She was born on 12.07.1983 in Sofia and now studies at "Accademia di Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo".
The other winners were :
Four Italians: Gea Antonini and Federica Croce from "Accademia di Costume e Moda", Petra Dorigoni from "Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti" and Federico De Peppo from "Accademia d'Alta Moda Koefia"....
The Bulgarian fashion brand Denyl presented its new collection in a non-standard way. The clothes were painted on the bodies of the models.
We have used to see the new designer collections at traditional fashion shows, where nice models pass on the catwalk and show the new trends. Yesterday in Sofia took place a non-standard event. For the first time the models did not wear the clothes, they were painted on them. "Our aim was to make the clothes live. Everyone can dress a model and make it walk back and forth. But not everyone can make the clothes live", explained the organizer of the event and author of the idea Mariana Germanova.
Unique diamond collection worth 3 million dollars gathered the VIP society in Varna, Bulgaria. The оccasion was the presentation of the three diamond concepts of one of the world leaders in this branch - Altinbas. Organiser of the event was the fashion agency from Varna VIP Fashion Group.
The top models from VIP Fashion Group Dimi Drumeva, Sneji Kassabova, Irena Ivanova and Reneta Cholakova demonstrated three unique diamond collections named "Antique treasure from the royal treasury", "LOR" - a collection, symbol of the gold time and Classic - investment diamonds.
Europe Future Fashion 2011 presented designers from Croatia and other world fashion brands as French, Swedish, from Kosovo, Romania
On Friday, 8 July, was opened the 2011 edition of Europe Future Fashion. The nice atmosphere of hotel Le Meridien Lav gathered fashion experts and people from Split, who wanted to feel the fashion atmosphere. During the first evening famous designers from Croatia, France, Sweden Romania and Kosovo presented their new collections. The show was opened with ballet dances and the collection of Omnia Mei.
During the second evening their collections presented Edor Paris from France, Anemarie O, Mihaela Cirlugea, Maria Hera, Ana Čurić i David Priol.
The new SHERAZADE line by daniela de marchi is as enchanting as an oriental fairytale where a breathtakingly charming princess is wrapped in the atmosphere of marvellous worlds.
Imagination runs wild in the hot orient, a journey to far away land where seduction mingles with mystery, magic and sensation. Arabesque metal threads tangle with drops of natural stones and give life to a vast collection of rich jewellery, where earrings are the undisputed protagonists.
The 19th edition of AltaRomAltaModa was held from 8 to 11 July 2011 at Complesso Monumentale S. Spirito in Sassia. This year, the image of the event has been entrusted to British artist and photographer Katerina Jebb whose stylistic code is characterized by the use of superimposed images achieved through the use of photocopiers and scanners.
Well-established names of historic Maisons including Sarli, Curiel, Balestra and Gattinoni presented their collections in Rome.
The absolute highlight on the penultimate day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was Iris van Herpen’s show in the venue at the Brandenburg Gate, presented by Mercedes-Benz and ELLE. The Dutch designer, already a rising star in her native land and one of the most celebrated performers at the Paris haute couture fashion shows, presented a true firework of originality and avant-garde beauty.
Christian Louboutin created ballet shoes with eight-inch heels, featuring the brand's distinctive red soles. The shoes will be put up for public auction, aiming to ease cash problems at one of the world's leading dance companies, the English National Ballet.
Louboutin commented: "Isn't the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven."
Beads, macro strass, brass petals and trickles of burnished chain.
A necklace trusses up precious materials, amalgamating them, then lettings them scatter and flow to "dress" femininity according to the style of RADA. This is the exemplar created by Daniela Ravioli's creative flair on occasion of the company's 30th anniversary.
And produced as a limited edition of just 300 pieces, as is fitting for celebratory item.
It was during the 80's that Daniela's creative river flowed into the ocean of suggestions balanced between art and fashion which have distinguished RADA over the years.
Summer is the time when many fashion shows around the world take place and present Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 fashion trends and even Summer 2012 fashion trends, so we decided to publish a calendar of future fashion shows and fashion weeks around the world - New York, Paris, Milan, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo and other cities.
On 17 and 18 June 2011 in St. St. Konstantin and Elena will be held the fourth edition of the biggest fashion event in North East Bulgaria - Festival of fashion and beauty Varna 2011. Host of the event is Grand Hotel Varna and sponsor is fashion agency VIPFashionGroup. The event will take place in two evenings, expecting more than 800 guests from the whole country.
In the first evening on 17 June will be presented the newest trends of „Puma“, „Triumph“, „Sara Pen“ shoes, "Roberta Biagi", "Mariagrazia Pi", "Imperial" and "Northland" - presented by boutique „Allure“, „Nysens“, „Evona“ and „Cango Rinaldi“ - presented by boutique „Vogue“, men's fashion „Pierlucci“ and jewelry from „Altanbas“.
Andrea is on the cover of the biggest Bulgarian magazine for bridal fashion and wedding services - Svatben katalog (Bridal catalogue). In the new issue are presented in detail suitable for the summer season bridal and formal toilets of the most popular Bulgarian and foreign fashion designers. Andrea grabs the attention in a vanguard dress of the brand Enzoani.
Today the most important criteria for the bridal garments is so that they match the style of the lady that wears them, no matter if it is a gorgeous dress, decorated with gold, a suit with trousers of a bare back dress.
A lot of beauty and charm promise the organizers of this year's edition of the contest Miss Bulgaria, which will be held for the first time in a special TV reality format. Everyone will be able to sense the emotions directly on TV7.
Conferencier of the gala ceremony will be the Bulgarian pop folk singer Kamelia, mentor will be Azis. Official designer of the contest this year is the top designer Sofia Borisova. The dresses are specially made for the evening from silk chiffon, organdy, satin and Spanish taffeta.
The Italian brand Gucci is launching a collection of eco sunglasses. The new glasses are made from an acetate high in natural materials, using less petro chemicals or a material made from castor seeds. And the both new materials look pretty similar to normal sunglasses material.
In this initiative Gucci is hand in hand with Safilo Group - the company which manufacturing sunglasses and optics for most famous brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent.
During 2011 the Bulgarian pop-folk singer Sofi Marinova celebrated her 15 years professional anniversary. The gypsy pearl went a long way to turn in one of the most loved singers in Bulgaria.
For her concert Sofi changed a lot of dresses made by Romantika Fashion House. She chose 17 dresses of the house's last collection, named DIFFERENT, with designer Sofia Borisova. The dresses are made by nature fabrics - cotton chiffon, organza, satin and Spanish taffeta. The Bulgarian singer fixed on colors like black, white, turquoise, Turkish blue, silver, coral and violet.
On 9th June at SPA hotel Argo in Ribaritsa, Bulgaria will take place the beauty contest Miss Argo-Ribaritza 2011. With this event will be opened the summer tourist season. The show will be conducted on the poolside of the hotel complex. 18 girls aged 16 to 26 years are among the contest participants, inform the hosts and sponsors from "Life Mode Bulgaria " and "BG Fashion". On 8th of June will be held the special "Talent evening", where participants will demonstrate their skills in singing, dancing and acting.
This year one of VIP guest-stars will be again the singer Ivan Dinev - Ustata. For the first time there will be a foreign guest - the singer Robert Benson from the Netherlands.
In the period 8th - 10th July in Split, Croatia will take place the fashion shows Europe Future Fashion 2011, which will present designers from 4 continents.
Defiles, many exclusivity during the hottest touristic season on Croatian Riviera. This year Europe Future Fashion Academy offers an innovative concept: conferences, media/investors exposure, sale, in the most prestigious marketing University in Dalmatia.
Exploring a world that some children, especially city kids, rarely have a chance to see. The countryside – with its colours, smells and flavours – can be a magnificent adventure when seen through the eyes of a child.
Let's imagine a band of "little terrors" getting to know barns, wheelbarrows, cows, hens and goats. Our little explorers wear clothes from a varied wardrobe as they set out for a very special day.
In its summer collection many cosmetic brands rely on lip gloss more than typical lipsticks.
This is not surprising because the gloss is more suitable for daytime makeup in the summer, while the lipstick is perfect for evening gatherings. In its Summer 2011 collection Burberry presented a gloss, which would impress every woman with its texture and color range. The maker-up give prominence to three shades - № 8 Cameo (soft coral), № 4 Blush (red-purple), № 6 Brick Red (wine).
Spring-Summer 2012 will be a season of vast ambition, to see far and wide and discover the fundamentals of tomorrow.
A season where a blast of fresh, innovative fabrics, yarns and interplays infuses new oxygen into textile-driven fashions, according to information from Premiere vision - the world’s premier Fabric Show.
Building on trusty foundations to reach up, break free, and play on full colour, or mutable colour.
Using earths, strings, golds and whites to soften, calm, support or lighten vertically ascending tones.
Colours that sway to their own rhythm, generating mobile articulations, ready for dynamic, smooth, clashing or delicate appropriations.
For Fall-Winter 2011-2012 Radà collection offers some pieces belonging from a line dedicated to feather themes. We present a short selection of necklaces, collars, pins, earrings.
Ribbons of grosgrain house copper coloured cockerel feathers, along with pearls and small polychrome beads: old-rose alternates with jade green, and the soft shades of river stones. Elastic belts become the basis on which crystal and stone alternate, in complete black too, paying homage to the Eighties and disco-chic style.
Green is the color that inspired this spring and will not be out of fashion in summer.
Intense and bright colors are in the spotlight during the spring and summer. Sparkling colors will be present not only in your wardrobe, but in your cosmetics. Nails this spring will be bathed in "live" and very cheerful tones. Fashion critics recommend matt shades. Signal yellow, tropical orange and turquoise blue - the three required colors for more summer mood.