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.
Several days ago at Palau San Jordi in Barcelona took place a fashion show of the biggest world producer of bridal and formal dresses Pronovias. More than 2000 VIP guests, agents and customers of the company from all over the world admired the unique collection, created by the designers Manuel Mota and Elie Saab. From Bulgaria VIP guests of the event were Mrs. European Union 2010 – Elena Karakoleva and the agent for Bulgaria Anelia Petkova, accompanied by their husbands.
Designer tee shirts are in a class all their own. Although you could easily purchase cheap, 5 dollar clothing at the nearest thrift shop do some t shirt printing, sometimes the only way to attain the quality you really want is by buying designer clothing.
Here are four examples of the most stunning designer tee shirts of the 2011 season.
Pippa Middleton wowed the world at her sister's wedding when she appeared in an ivory colord crepe column, complete with cowl neck, designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
Cameron Diaz wore the same Alexander McQueen gown in bold red to the Golden Globes in 2010.
Those with two sets of the gene - one from each parent - are almost twice as likely to say they are satisfied with life, compared to those who lack a copy.
The research reported on by the UK's Press Association found out a strong link between the '5-HTT' gene and happiness by analysing genetic data from more than 2,500 participants.
The wedding dress of the new princess of Great Britain Kate Middleton can be worn by future brides in Bulgaria. Designer Madeline Gardner, creative director of the brand Mori Lee has created a copy of the famous wedding dress. She made a sketch of the dress during the ceremony and for 24 hours with her team she made a copy of the outfit. The original dress is made by designer Sarah Burton.
At the Royal wedding, considered as the biggest event of the year, we expected from all the guests to show their best style. Not surprisingly, there is always someone who stands out with bad taste.
One of the top places will be awarded to Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden. Her vision was determined by stylists as "vulgar" because of the inappropriate dress in pinkish-orange color, more suitable for a cocktail rather than a royal wedding.
The most beautiful student from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia, Bulgaria was chosen on 28 April at the final of the contest Mr. and Miss UNWE 2011.
The 19-year old Gabriela Vasileva was shining at the event in a formal dress from Atelier SIMON. Designer Gergana Simeonova specially chose the outfits for each contestant to match her individuality.
Sexy ex-model, musician and actor Jared Leto was chosen to be the new face of the new Hugo Boss fragrance, called Hugo Just Different.
The ad campaign will be launched this fall and will give the golden opportunity for the band "Thirty Seconds to Mars" to become a part of the fashion business. Jared defines himself as a naturally curious and constantly seeking new and innovative ideas.
A good designer tee shirt is unique. While you can purchase cheap clothing and do t- shirt printing yourself, you’ll find that designer tees offer some facets that lower quality fabrics and designers simply do not possess. Here are four quality designer tee shirts.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey today (29 April). The ceremony was attended by more than 200 official guests and watched also by a huge global audience on TV or online.
Kate Middleton wore a stunning but simple ivory dress created by the designer Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen fashion house. The dress featured a long train and hand-made lace applique over an ivory-coloured bodice and skirt, made of silk and satin. Kate had a tiara on loan from her new grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth.
Life’s contrasts, that inspired the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for her paintings come to life in the haute couture collection of the designer from Ruse – Vesselina Pencheva.
Her new summer collection for 2011 was presented with a great success during the Fashion week in Johannesburg, South Africa. The painting of Frida Kahlo impressed Vesselina Pencheva, who creates exclusive fashion for more than 10 years in South Africa.
Pink, yellow, orange and green – these are the colors of your clothes and make-up this spring.
The catwalk “nominated” the bold colors for favorites this spring. But from all the playful, rich, summer shades, the stylists choose their four winners – pink, yellow, orange and green, which are true favorites for the upcoming hot days. We can paint ourselves from head to toe with those colors.
With Easter round the corner people are all set to think of different ideas to create distinctive eggs. With the thought of creating unique eggs, Roberto Cavalli designed eggs in animal print that appeared for sale at Caffe Giacosa.
The delicious Roberto Cavalli Easter Eggs are also available at their website www.caffegiacosa.it. Cavalli has created the special Easter chocolate eggs, made of white and dark chocolate, available in three designs — Giraffe, Zebra White, and Zebra Dark.
Researchers think they may be able to replace damaged cells in the retina with similar ones found in algae and treat blindness. The technique has worked in mice and now scientists believe they can begin human trials within two years.
“The idea is to develop a treatment for blindness,” Alan Horsager of USC told New Scientist. In a working retina, nerve cells convert light into electrical and chemical signals, which are sent to the brain via the optic nerve.
Cracow Fashion Awards, a Polish contest for young designers, has opened Cracow Fashion Week for the third time. Since 1996, Cracow Fashion Awards has annually promoted emerging talents in fashion design, who have recently graduated from Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. The level of this year’s entries has been of an exceptionally high standard. The collections ranged from stunningly designed avant-garde outfits and evening-wear to modern street-wear and classic feminine elegance.
Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Shakira are among the stars battling it out for a top honour at a prestigious fragrance awards ceremony later this year.
Aguilera's self-titled scent, as well as her By Night version, Carey's Lollipop Bling, and S by Shakira are all up for the Broad Appeal (Women) honour at America's annual FiFi Awards. Also nominated are Halle by Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne's Forbidden Rose, Eva by Eva Longoria and Outspoken by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
Marks & Spencer has launched the high street's first ever carbon neutral bra – part of the new Autograph Leaves lingerie collection.
The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company has calculated and independently certified the footprint of the entire Autograph Leaves collection, which includes four styles of bra, three knickers and a set of suspenders.
The perfume is dedicated to the homonymous famous safari jacket, which was presented in a collection from 1968.
The perfume composition blends the contrasts of hot desert aromas and fresh tones that are desirable in the summer as "the hottest of all fresh waters". Sparkling and invigorating notes of lemon, Italian bergamot and mandarin give way to the core made of white flower petals, orange leaf, galbanum and black currant bud. The base is warm and sensual due to the spiciness of pink pepper and ginger.
The chief designer and creative director of the Spanish brand Pronovias, Manuel Mota has designed three spectacular gowns inspired by Kate Middleton - the future Princess of England.
Manuel Mota explains: "I loved the idea of thinking up and designing three dresses for the future princess of England to wear. Each design embodies Kate Middleton's elegance, sophistication and personality."