The shoes of Romanian designer Mihai Albu are the highest shoes in the world. The heels of his creations reach an impressive height of 31 cm.
The new shoes are being compared to skyscrapers because of their towering heels, and because of their price, which is around 1200 euros. Despite the price, Albu says he has received dozens of orders for his new sandals from Romania's well-heeled.
The third edition of "Miss Argo – Ribaritsa 2010" won the only blonde girl among the participants – Simona Konova from Troyan.
The contest was part of the festivities which will open the summer 2010 tourist season in Central Balkan National Park.
The show, hosted by Dragomir Draganov, took place by the poolside of hotel Argo. For the guests were provided excellent conditions and a lot of champagne. The decoration around the pool was made by agency Surprise from Lovech.
Students, graduating fashion design in Britain, opened Graduate Fashion Week in London, which will continue until Wednesday night.
The event represents the work of more than 1000 students from 35 fashion universities and colleges around the country.
Each of them is hoping that he or she might have the talent and skill to impress an industry headhunter or become the next John Galliano.
Actress Natalie Portman has been named the new face of Parfums Christian Dior.
The discreet beauty of the charming Natalie has not left unnoticed by the marketing department of Dior. Her work with the fashion house marks the first time the actress has represented a cosmetic brand. She joins Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, Jude Law and Monica Bellucci in supporting the brand.
Celine Dion has a new shady deal which she hopes will rival accessories lines from Victoria Adams, Mary J. Blige, Madonna and Lady GaGa. The pregnant singer has launched her own Eyes Signature Collection of sunglasses - just like the ones she's often seen wearing.
Victoria, the wife of David Beckham, was the first big name to get into the designer sunglasses game and Mary J. Blige recently announced plans to launch her own line with the help of Orange 21 Inc.
After a few days on 11 and 12 June 2010 at Grand hotel Varna in “St. Konstantin and Elena” will be held Fashion evenings 2010 with the participation of Bulgarian designers and fashion houses. This year face of the fashion show is the top model Jasmina Toshkova.
On June 12, Saturday, will be presented collections of Roma fashion – modern and authentic costumes from the Balkan countries, Efradin Atelier, Fortuna style 95, 2Morrow, Delfina swimwear, Sharin underwear, accessories 4ARK, Tiffi, Richmart, etc.
Gloria is on her way to rock the summer with her new single "Kiss me more".
The singer once again trusted KWIAT sunglasses to complement her great vision and the military style, that Gloria had chosen for the video of her new hit.
The pop-folk singer was the face of KWIAT in 2007 in the most successful campaign of the mark so far.
Fashion house Ungaro hired new creative director. The post took designer Giles Deacon, which was no surprise after weeks of rumors about his appointment.
With the appointment, Giles Deacon becomes the latest of designers to attempt to right Ungaro, which has been bleeding money since the 2004 retirement of its founder and namesake.
Two of the dresses from Alexander McQueen’s fall/winter 2007 collection, which was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are to be sold at auction in London.
The two evening gowns are among the first to be sold at auction since the tragic suicide of the British designer in February.
Catwalks at Rio de Janeiro summer fashion week were full with very short dresses in elegant patterns and colorful shades.
Brazilian designers showed that next summer in fashion will be sleek, satin fabrics in traditional colors.
In style will be short, tight dresses in bright colors, decorated with countless buttons.
Chanel will launch on the market Bleu (blue), a new fragrance for men, in late summer.
The perfume is named after a Chanel fragrance of the 1930s. Bleu de Chanel is a woody aromatic signed by in-house perfumer Jacques Polge.
The perfume has notes of citrus, peppermint, pink peppercorn, grapefruit, cedar, jasmine, ginger and sandalwood.
The beautiful German actress Diane Kruger will be the new face of Calvin Klein’s perfume – Beauty.
Kruger, who will front the campaign for promotion of the new fragrance this fall, follows in the footsteps of Kate Moss, Christy Tarlingtan, Eva Mendes, Natalie Vodyanova and Scarlett Johansson, who have all fronted campaigns for the brand.
Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer.
The reason for this is because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives.
Experts say that sunscreen, creams and other ointments might prevent sunburn, but they don’t keep the ultraviolet light from destroying the skin cells and causing tumors and lesions.
On 11 and 12 June 2010 in Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena will be held the ninth edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria – "Fashion evenings", which is presenting collections of famous Bulgarian designers and fashion houses.
Wide variety of elegant outfits, jewelry and accessories will be presented during the fashion shows – ladies formal and wedding dresses, casual wear, underwear and swimwear, hosiery, accessories and children’s clothing.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue will launch her new fragrance for women, attributed to the controversial Marie-Antoinette, called Pink Sparkle.
The new perfume will be on sale in July 2010. It is inspired by the luxury pink champagne, which is very hard to find in stores.
Pink Sparkle will be available in 15 ml edt and 30 ml edp, along with 200 ml shower gel and body lotion.
Lviv Fashion Week is one of the leading international designer showcases in Eastern Europe. It offers a high-quality ground for fashionable defiles and runway shows. Format of Lviv Fashion Week is based on prêt-à-porter and prêt-à-porter de luxe collections. Designers present seasonable collections in multiple daily runway shows and exhibition showrooms. Fashion shows are accompanied by art, photo and jewellery exhibitions. More than 3500 people visit Lviv Fashion Week during each day.
Apparently the hats Lady Gaga has been wearing lately haven’t been strange enough for her, so she’s decided she wants to start designing her own hats. How to start doing that? By learning to create her headwear under milliner Philip Treacy.
The singer has applied for an internship with Treacy after the two worked together on several headpieces. He designed Lady Gaga’s lobster hat, as well as her famous telephone-shaped hat.
Black and white photos of the top model Kate Moss are to be sold at auction this Friday and are likely to fetch up to 30 000 pounds.
The pictures were taken in 1993 in Marrakech, one of the most ancient capitals of Morocco. The famous fashion photographer, Albert Watson, chose to shoot Moss without clothes or jewellery.
De GRISOGONO makes the stars of the Cannes Film Festival sparkle
The "Crazy Chic" evening organised by the prestigious watchmaking and jewellery brand, de GRISOGONO, took place on Tuesday 18 May 2010 at the Eden Roc Hotel on Cap d'Antibes, an exclusive location on the Côte d’Azur, and was a true showcase for the stars of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
Dunhill has a new luggage collection that is bound to turn heads.
The collection is made up of polished aluminum and consist of three different sized pieces from a briefcase to a traditional sized suitcase.
Each piece features an Alfred Dunhill monogram located at the top.
Gucci announced that Creative Director Frida Giannini and Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter co-hosted the Vanity Fair/Gucci party on May 15 in Cannes. An intimate dinner at the Hotel du Cap was followed by a party to celebrate Martin Scorsese and the 20 year anniversary of The Film Foundation.
The following guests wore Gucci:
Marc Anthony wore a Gucci navy notch lapel tuxedo with black satin trim, white dress shirt, black satin tie and black lace up loafers.
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier presented his first haute couture collection in Russia at a Moscow's Kazansky train station.
At the show attended many Russian celebrities – actors, pop stars, as well as fashion designers. Gaultier opened his first boutique in the centre of Moscow in 2005. He was surprised by the pace of change the city had seen since then.
Despite the recession, top models are raking in millions of dollars, with Brazilian Gisele Bundchen, German Heidi Klum and Briton Kate Moss the biggest earners.
Bundchen, the 29-year-old beauty who is married to U.S. football player Tom Brady is the world's highest-paid model, making $25 million last year, according to forbes.com.
During the exhibition "Weekend Tourism", which takes place from 13 to 15 May in the City Theatre of Ruse, was held a fashion show of clothes and shoes for tourism and leisure.
In the fashion show participated models from Elit-D, model agency of Diana Poptoneva, who presented garments of Kappa, Puma, Hi-TEC and other fashion brands.
Karl Lagerfeld presented in St. Tropez his new cruise collection for Chanel on a fashion show yesterday, to a crowd including Vanessa Paradis, Anna Mouglalis, Diane Kruger, Georgia May Jagger, Leigh Lezark and Andre Leon Talley.
This time the legendary fashion brand, known for its elegant and classic clothes, surprised everyone with an atypical collection for 2010-2011. The models were casual, designed for lovers of hot days and sea cruises.
Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles, partners in the House of Deréon fashion line, are getting into the home décor business.
Knowles family's brands, "House of Deréon" and "Deréon" have expanded into bedding through a license with Arrow Home Fashions, which would also handle the distribution.
Crystal and cinema work their magic. For the eleventh consecutive year, Swarovski is taking its place at the Hotel Martinez for the fortnight-long Cannes Film Festival. This year, the company is customising its new “Star Collector”, the “Mybag” clutch, for actresses. Only 80 of these eye-catching clutch bags have been created to ensure their exclusivity.
Roma fashion organized for the second time a unique dance performance and fashion-show named "The World is Colorful".
At the fashion show were presented two collections – traditional gypsy garments and a modern interpretation of the Gypsy style.
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer appears nude on the new cover of German Vogue.
The pregnant 39-year-old model proudly shows off her growing baby bump in the June issue of the fashion magazine.
"There are probably few other women who have been photographed as often as Claudia," said German Vogue Editor-in-Chief Christiane Arp.
Fashion icon Victoria Beckham has beaten off competition from Dannii Minogue in the fight for the title "World’s most glamorous celebrity" by cosmetics giant Max Factor.
The fashion designer topped the new poll made by the cosmetic company Max Factor.
"Victoria Beckham has been gracing the fashion pages for years now with her glamorous looks and she has designed her own clothes range," a spokesperson for the company said.
Spanish pearl Penelope Cruz has become the new face of the legendary ladies' perfume Lancome Tresor.
After the impressive Ines Sastre and Kate Winslet, the luxury brand chose Penelope for the new face of the mythical perfume "Tresor".
The actress will represent the brand well, as she is a classic beauty and Tresor is a classic scent.
Pop singer Britney Spearshas ventured into fashion designing.
The singer, who is currently the face of the US fashion brand Candie’s, has created her own range for the same.
The “Toxic” hitmaker has expanded her deal with Candie’s to include designing her own pieces for a limited edition collection.
The financial crisis will be soon over and The Australian Fashion Industry expects better financial results.
Last year, Fashion Week in Australia was 15% less than the previous year.
There were presented only 41 brands, which showed patterns similar to those in major fashion capitals New York, London, Paris and Milan.
Supermodel Helena Christensen posed naked in a pair of shoes in the new advert campaign for Reebok EasyTone.
The full-length photo shows her leaning against a ladder as if about to use it to climb a wall of steel in front of her.
In the Reebok photo her long slender body is taut, athletic and perfectly tanned. The picture matches the message of Reebok – its EastTone trainers are supposed to allow you to take the gym everywhere by helping you tone up your legs and bottom with every step.
For a second year Cheryl Cole has been crowned as the Sexiest Woman in the World by the readers of the magazine FHM.
The 26-year-old tempter took the lead of the rating Top 100 sexiest women in the world. Next are the Hollywood actress Megan Fox and the American Top Model Marisa Miller.
From 28 April until 2 May 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
takes place the Dominican Republic Fashion Week.
The opening fashion show was of the Spanish brand Custo Barcelona with designer Custo Dalmau.
The traditional charity fashion show "Spring in Moto-Pfohe" gathered almost 34 000 leva - a record in the 14-year old history of the event.
This years edition of the spring Holiday of beauty, organized for the 14th time from Moto-Pfohe and Bulgarian Red Cross, took place in the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia. With the slogan "Contemporary mosaic" the defile presented the creative individuality and nonstandard look at the wardrobe today of 18 young designers - bachelors and masters from the National Art Academy, "Fashion" specialty.
Gisele Bundchen will be the face of the famous swimwear brand Calzedonia Mare, reported BGNES.
Though she gave birth to son Benjamin less than five months ago the Brazilian supermodel is back on the fashion scene and showing off her stunning post-baby body in a new swimwear campaign for the Italian brand.
In the photos Gisele proves that she was able to combine her duties as a new mum with her determination to get her famous figure back, which she did by practicing yoga and other sports.
The 21-year old brunette Romina Andonova from Sofia took most of the awards at the beauty contest "Miss Bulgaria 2010", announced the organizers.
The beauty attracted the attention of the audience and the jury. Romina will present Bulgaria in the world finals "Miss World 2010".
The first runner up, according to the jury, with chairman Evgenia Kalkandjieva - Manova, is the 22-year old Yana Chinkova from Plovdiv. The blond is already popular being a weather girl in the television Pro.bg. She is also "Miss Plovdiv 2009".
From Plovdiv is also the second runner up - the 21-year old red hair beauty Zornitsa Stoycheva.
During the International Fashion Forum - Ruse 2010 took place the second fashion edition of "Fashion Portal - Ruse 2010". The scene was built among the fountains in front of Ruse Municipality, which created an unique atmosphere.
Their collections presented Arda-Ruse, Markam Fashion, Rollman, Deni Deor, Vayana, Bordo, Lenars-Maria Fashion salon and Radina-Maria. Their models also presented pupils from Vocational High School of Clothing and Design - Ruse.
On April 24th, 2010 at 8 p.m. on a stage, built on the fountains in front of Ruse Municipality will be held a fashion show of Bulgarian fashion brands "FASHION PORTAL - RUSE 2010". For the guests will be provided more than 600 seats.
After the fashion shows a cocktail will be held at the the city theater building.
In the fashion show their collections will present the brands Arda, Bordo, Deni Deor, Radina Maria, BTB and others.
Recently the normal view was Paris Hilton or Britney spears walking with Chihuahua puppies, peeking out from their designer bags.
However, this “living fashion accessory” gave place to another hairy pet – the ferrets. Inspired by the famous owners of ferrets as Paris Hilton, Madonna and the wife of Jonathan Ross – Jane Goldman, ordinary Brit women also replaced their favourite Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers with the cute creatures.
Hair needs constant care, which do not consist only in the use of shampoos, conditioners, masks, etc. There are more important factors affecting to its condition.
Hair becomes thinner if the body is experiencing vitamin and micronutrients deficiency. So if you want to be healthy, pay attention to the food – you should use products, containing a sufficient quantity of vitamins of group B, A, C, E, beta carotene, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper.
Baneasa Developments, the developer of one of the largest shopping areas in the Central and Eastern Europe, announces the expansion of the Baneasa Commercial Area by beginning an investment plan in three phases. This will start the construction of three new facilities.
The new developments are especially designed to offer customers better services and a complete entertainment and leisure experience thus making Baneasa Commercial Area the city destination when talking about shopping and fun alike.
Green lettuce and vegetables help digestion and are ideal for cleaning the body of the toxins and to fight cancer. They are healthy to eat because they are low in calories and contain nutrients. Lettuce is majorly made up of over 90% water and is rich in foliate and contains useful amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
Readers of the British Glamour magazine named singer Cheryl Cole as “Most stylish woman of 2010” .
Sexy pop singer Rihanna took the second spot.
Australian singer and actress Dani Minogue, who became the face of the autumn collection of Marks & Spencer brand, was voted 6th.
Which part of the female body instantly nails the eyes of men? To answer this question experts asked men personally.
In the U.S. were asked 100 randomly encountered on the street boys what part of the female body first attracts their attention. 81% of men responded that they first look at the eyes of a woman and lips are noticed second.
As for the preferences on the ladies makeup men unanimously prefer dark, well-marked eyes.
Two of “Sex bombs of 2010” Zlatka Dimitrova and Gabriella, and also Natalia Gurkova who returned from South Africa, defile dressed in white in the renewed hall of Radisson Hotel. The occasion was the press conference for the upcoming Wedding days, which will be held on 18 and 19 of April in the hotel together with wedding agency “Diamanti”.
The wedding dresses were specially made for the event by the designers of fashion house “Princess” Sonja and Silva.
The famous Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston will soon present her own fragrance, named "Lola Vie".
The actress who became famous with her role in “Friends”, has created her own perfume line, after turning down a number of offers to become a celebrity spokeswoman for established perfume lines, reports Starpulse.
Tireless designer Stuart Hughes is known for his amazing ability to transform almost everything into unique, one of a kind items, very often the most expensive in the world.
In collaboration with one of the most famous fashion houses – Gucci, Hughes created the most expensive belt in the world.
It costs 250 thousand dollars and its buckle is shaped like the Gucci logo with the double G symbol, made of platinum.