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Mercedes-Benz fashion week Swim makes a splash as it announces record number of designers to showcase collections

Mercedes-Benz fashion week Swim makes a splash as it announces record number of designers to showcase collections

MG Fashion is pleased to announce its line-up with a record number of designers to showcase their collections for 2011. The Raleigh once again became the epicenter of the fashion industry from July 15-19, 2010 as supermodels, celebrities, press and buyers came together to celebrate fashion and beauty with the sexiest swimwear designs in the world.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is the leading platform globally for designers and swimwear brands to showcase their collections to the world, and we are excited to celebrate our talented roster of designers.”

Barcelona Fashion Week 2010

Barcelona Fashion Week 2010

Creativity and innovation are the concepts that inspire 080 Barcelona Fashion, without forgetting the importance of the market and the need to give fashion a commercial outlet.

080 Barcelona Fashion is committed to the "culture of fashion" in the widest sense of the term and aims to be much more than just a fashion show. For this sixth edition, a series of parallel activities and round-table debates have been organised.

Alta Roma fashion week Fall/Winter 2011

Alta Roma fashion week Fall/Winter 2011

The main event organized by Altaroma is AltaRomAltaModa, which coincides with the two annual appointments of Roman fashion week, in January and in July. Countless occasions for meetings between historic Italian fashion houses and new international creative and production realities. A week of appointments, not only runway shows but 'never-seen-before' unique locations at which to experience the unique synergy between design, art and fashion.

This year the presentation of the Fall-Winter 2011 Haute Couture collections started on 10th July and takes place until 14th July.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Campaign Spring/Summer 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Campaign Spring/Summer 2011

Many celebrated guests of Mercedes-Benz as Milla Jovovich, Philip Treacy, Miles Aldridge, Boris Becker, Vitali Klitschko and Matthias Schweighofer made the trip to the capital to take part in the shows at the Bebelplatz and the side events of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

Mexican fashion brand Jesus Ibarra + Bertholdo (JI+B)’s presentation on Friday evening garnered also quite a lot of attention. Mercedes-Benz brought the successful duo in from Mexico in the capital, their first international performance.

Bruce Willis launched his own fragrance

Bruce Willis launched his own fragrance

Bruce Willis has launched his signature fragrance this week, named simply: Bruce Willis. He created the signature collection in partnership with the German beauty company – LR Health & Beauty Products, who defined the perfume as a heavy scent, masculine and unusual.

The tagline of “Bruce Willis” will be “Smart guys live forever”.

The collection includes hair and body wash, deodorant, aftershave balm and eau de parfum. The scent features hints of grapefruit, pepper and vetiver.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2011

Who’s who of fashion industry attends MERCEDES-BENZ & Vogue Fashion Night

The event highlight of the first day was the third edition of the joint VOGUE and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Night, which was attended by the who's who of the fashion industry as well as many celebrities. Boris, Lilly and Noah Becker was seen enjoying the evening as were Hannah Herzsprung, Hannelore Elsner, Natalia Wörner, Jana Pallaske, Luca Gadjus, Jette Joop, Michael Michalsky, Dorothee Schumacher or Viktoria Strehle, Nicolas Berggruen, Nikolaus Jagdfeld and Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit.

The freshest model of summer 2010 was chosen in a contest

The freshest model of summer 2010 was chosen in a contest

The beauty contest was held in Sheraton Hotel Balkan, to nominate the freshest model of summer 2010. Fashion editors, celebrities, and guests of Viva Casino! chose 17 years old Alexandra Krasteva as the winner.

16 candidates from across the country competed for the title of Miss Summer Viva 2010. They went through three rounds and showed the latest trends of Italian fashion brands Zu Elements and Phard. The French Pataugas shoes completed the styling of the models.

Michael Kors with a summer collection of handbags and shoes

Michael Kors with a summer collection of handbags and shoes

Michael Kors fashion brand completed the work on its summer collection of shoes and bags, designed by the stylish designer.

The brand published a series of photos of the new models. The promotional posters for the campaign are the work of the most famous fashion photographer at the moment - Mario Testino.

Miss Pucci by Emilio Pucci - new fragrance

Miss Pucci by Emilio Pucci - new fragrance

Emilio Pucci fashion house launched the new perfume for women, Miss Pucci, which is both sensual and energizing. Miss Pucci follows 2007’s Pucci Vivara and the pottle shares that fragrance’s bubble motif.

The scent notes include citrus, rose, orange blossom, jasmine, cedar, iris and white musk.

Naomi Campbell appeared in swimsuit on a gas station in New York

Naomi Campbell appeared in swimsuit on a gas station in New York

British model Naomi Campbell proved that she takes her job seriously after she posed with a fur vest on a hot NYC afternoon to model for Dennis Basso’s fall/winter 2010 campaign.

In addition to the fur vest she was wearing a one piece, green swimsuit, high heels and jewelry. The model put her long legs on show in front of a gas pump and also paraded a series of fur coats.

Jean Paul Gaultier created a special luxury collection of lingerie for La Perla

Jean Paul Gaultier created a special luxury collection of lingerie for La Perla

The world famous French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who invented the cone bra for Madonna, has designed a high-end lingerie range for La Perla, scheduled to release in November at select La Perla and Gaultier boutiques, and select department stores.

The collection consist of two limited edition pieces for the Italian brand.

American supermodel Brooklyn Decker grateful for Photoshop

American supermodel Brooklyn Decker grateful for Photoshop

Brooklyn Decker, just named Esquire magazine’s Sexiest woman alive, has quipped that she has both Photoshop and her parents to thank for her beauty and her award.

The top model received the accolade from the readers of Esquire and told Parade that she was not sure how to respond.

Irresistible summer trends

Irresistible summer trends

You want to be noticed this summer? Then don’t miss some of the basic clothes, which you must have in your wardrobe.

This summer, one of the most irresistible suggestions is the military trend. Combine the pastel colors in the right way and everyone will be looking at you.

If you follow the underwear trends, bet on the corsets.

Shakira unveiled her new fragrance

Shakira unveiled her new fragrance

Singer Shakira finally has her own fragrance named "S by Shakira", which she presented in Spain.

The Columbian superstar confessed to being involved in the process in order to find the essence that captures her young spirit that will also stimulate the imagination.

Princess Diana’s black dress sold for $276,000

Princess Diana’s black dress sold for $276,000

The scandalous black dress of Princess Diana has been sold at auction for $276,000.

Diana was a style icon before she was even a princess. Many of her most famous looks were sold at auction, including a black gown once dubbed "scandalous".

The taffeta black dress, designer by David and Elizabeth Emanuel was named too sexy for its strapless cleavage-baring neckline. Moreover, the black color was to be worn by royals exclusively at funerals.

Cristiano Ronaldo with a new photo session for Armani

Cristiano Ronaldo with a new photo session for Armani

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo continues his collaboration with the Italian fashion house Armani and took his shirt off for Armani Jeans and stripped down for his second series of Emporio Armani’s Fall/Winter 2010-2011 underwear ads.

Now that is concentrated in the World Cup in South Africa, Cristiano Ronaldo shot the ads and made it to the first pages of the press not only for his achievements in sports, but also because he shot a new series in underwear.

Fashion evenings 2010 began with elegance and refinement

Fashion evenings 2010 began with elegance and refinement

On 11 June 2010 was held the first evening of the fashion show Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena. The spectacular event is held for 9th year. Elegant, boutique, formal dresses were presented by famous Bulgarian brands Coralia, with designer Veneta Vassileva, whose collection is dedicated to 20 years of creative work, Azalia boutique, whose collection is dedicated to their 10 year anniversary and Romantika Fashion, with designer Sofia Borisova, with collection for 17 years of its activity.

Fashion Evenings 2010 – second evening

Fashion Evenings 2010 – second evening

The second evening of the fashion show Fashion evenings in Grand Hotel Varna, started with the collection of Roma Fashion, authentic and modern outfits from different parts of the world in Roma style. We saw the summer collection of chain stores 2MORROW, inspired by the energy of the big city.

Dolce & Gabbana team up with Martini for drink debut

Dolce & Gabbana team up with Martini for drink debut

Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana have teamed up with Bacardi’s vermouth brand Martini to launch their first co-branded drink this month in a rare diversification move for the fashion duo.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have designed and tested the drink which will be unveiled during Milan's upcoming menswear fashion week, the fashion house said on Thursday.

Kenzo presented a new fragrance for men

Kenzo presented a new fragrance for men

World famous fashion house Kenzo presented a new perfume named Kenzo Homme, created by Olivier Polge.

The fragrance has notes of mint, basil, rosemary and cedar.

The design of the flacon is inspired by nature, so the man who wears it can feel like a real Robin Hood. The bottle looks like a blue bamboo shoot cambered by the wind. The box features the bamboo in a graphic, balanced dynamic.

London Jewellery Week 2010

London Jewellery Week 2010

London Jewelry Week was opened with a glitzy launch party on Monday night, showcasing the best of young British designers.

At a glamorous cocktail in Goldsmiths’ Hall, some of the leading Britain’s top jewelry designers showed off their latest creations in silver, gold and diamonds. They said that they hoper London Jewelry Week would become as mainstream a feature on the British social calendar as London Fashion Week.

Which are the highest heels in the world

Which are the highest heels in the world

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.

Simona Konova from Troyan is the new Miss Argo – Ribaritsa 2010

Simona Konova from Troyan is the new Miss Argo – Ribaritsa 2010

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.

Young designers presented their work in London

Young designers presented their work in London

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.

Natalie Portman is the new face of Parfums Christian Dior

Natalie Portman is the new face of Parfums Christian Dior

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 Launching Sunglasses Line

Celine Dion Launching Sunglasses Line

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.

Jasmina Toshkova is the new face of Fashion evenings 2010

Jasmina Toshkova is the new face of Fashion evenings 2010

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 with military vision by KWIAT

Gloria with military vision by KWIAT

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.

Giles Deacon is the new Ungaro creative director

Giles Deacon is the new Ungaro creative director

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 McQueen’s dresses to be sold at auction

Two McQueen’s dresses to be sold at auction

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.

Short dresses hit the catwalks at Rio summer fashion week

Short dresses hit the catwalks at Rio summer fashion week

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.

Bleu – the new Chanel’s fragrance for men

Bleu – the new Chanel’s fragrance for men

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.

Diane Kruger will be the face of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance

Diane Kruger will be the face of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance

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.

Many sunscreens products may be accelerating cancer

Many sunscreens products may be accelerating cancer

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.

Fashion evenings 2010

Fashion evenings 2010

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.

Kylie Minogue is launching new perfume

Kylie Minogue is launching new perfume

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 2010

Lviv Fashion Week 2010

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.

Lady Gaga becomes hat designer

Lady Gaga becomes hat designer

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.

Naked Kate Moss photos to go under the hammer

Naked Kate Moss photos to go under the hammer

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 party with Cheryl Cole performance - 18th May 2010, Cannes

de GRISOGONO party with Cheryl Cole performance - 18th May 2010, Cannes

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 Aluminum Luggage Collection - a clasic style and fashion design

Dunhill Aluminum Luggage Collection - a clasic style and fashion design

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 and Vanity Fair partner for Cannes dinner and party in honor of Martin Scorsese

Gucci and Vanity Fair partner for Cannes dinner and party in honor of Martin Scorsese

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.

Jean Paul Gaultier with a fashion show in Moscow's Kazansky train station

Jean Paul Gaultier with a fashion show in Moscow's Kazansky train station

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.

Gisele Bundchen is world’s top earning model for second year running

Gisele Bundchen is world’s top earning model for second year running

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.

Sports garments were shown in Ruse

Sports garments were shown in Ruse

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.

Chanel presented new collection in Saint Tropez

Chanel presented new collection in Saint Tropez

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 Tina launch new fashion line

Beyonce and Tina launch new fashion line

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.

SWAROVSKI AND CINEMA: A Match Made In Heaven

SWAROVSKI AND CINEMA: A Match Made In Heaven

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 presented The World is Colorful

Roma fashion presented The World is Colorful

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.

Claudia Schiffer poses pregnant and nude for Vogue

Claudia Schiffer poses pregnant and nude for Vogue

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.