As we promised in the previous article of bgfashion.net we will present you the collections of the designers and fashion houses who took part in the Day of Bulgarian fashion in Rome. The final evening, dedicated to Bulgarian fashion design was organized by Mrs. Jana Yakovleva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian-Italian cultural association Phoenix and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov – chairman of the Academy for fashion.
The famous fawn Bambi is the main character in the new advertising campaign of Stella McCartney for her collection autumn-winter 2009-2010. “I love this cartoon character and the entire crew came to the decision that we can have fun. The clothes in the campaign are looking quite fierce, and we wanted to contrast them with the innocence of Bambi."
This is not the first time that a world fashion designer is inspired by a cartoon character. Mickey Mouse inspired US designer Jeremy Scott's autumn-winter 2009 collection.
Evdokia Georgieva will present Bulgaria on the "Mini King and Queen" International children's festival
Evdokia Georgieva is 11 years old from Burgas. She will present Bulgaria on the "Mini King and Queen" World 2009 International children's festival, which will take place from 24 to 26 August. The official days of the event are 27 and 28 of August at "Lukoil House" - Burgas.
Evdokia is the newest girl at "Triumph Models" Fashion agency, she enrolled only 3 months ago. And this is her second participation in such competition.
Women spend average 16
months of their life crying. During the first year they cry three hours a day
when they need their diapers to be changed or when they need food or entertainment.
Between the first and third year the girls cry up to two hours and five minutes a day when they are tired, when they fall down or don't receive what they want. At teen age the girls cry average two hours and thirteen minutes a week mainly because of hormones, quarrels with friends or parents or because they were dumped by their boyfriend. The survey among 300 women was made by the site www.TheBabyWebsite.com.
The world fashion chanel Fashion TV will start to broadcast from Bulgaria in autumn.
A party in the Sunny Beach resort was organized in honour of the future channel start.
Guests of the event were Orlin Goranov, Kalina Koceva - editor-in-chief in "Bliasak" magazine, Yana Tabakova - editor-in-chief in "Beauty" magazine, Natalia Karayaneva - furniture "Varano", Todor Slavkov, Rumen Boyadjiev, Diana Velikova and Deyan Petrinski from Expose Models.
The fashion designer - who is a strict vegetarian and refuses to use animal
hides in her collections - admits making attractive, non-leather shoes can
be hard, but it determined to make her designs as desirable as possible.
She said: "It is 70 per cent more expensive for us to make non-leather shoes. Thank God we have a profitable business and can afford to do it. But ultimately, I'm a fashion designer and I see it as my job to create a desirable pair of boots, whether they are made from recycled cotton or a cardboard box. I find the technical challenge thrilling."
Gucci's commercial campaign autumn-winter 2009/10
Fotographers Ines van Lamsvered and Vinuda Matadina made a fotosession with models Natsha Poly, Anja Rubik, Raquel Zimmermann, Myf Shepherd and the top model Gerhard Freidel with an insolent air and sexual poses.
Through the heat of summer it's not unduly to have clothes in Turkish fashion style. The oriental style is in fashion for the whole season.
Bracelet – Roberto Cavalli, Sandals - Marc Jacobs , Mules-Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Handbag-Blumarine, Dress - MaxMara, Tunic-Etro, Necklace - Dior, Shawl - MaxMara.
The green eyed beauty from Dve Mogili left some days ago for the Bahamian islands,
to present our country in the 58th issue of the world competition "Miss Universe" 2009.
The 19-year-old Elitsa who won 2nd place of "Miss Bulgaria" 2009 is a graduate of the NSFA "Philip Kutev" in Kotel.
She is training professionally national dances and during her free time is drawing and swimming.
The 'Iron Man' actress has revealed the ingredients to her credit crunch "five-minute makeover" can all be found in the kitchen cupboard. She wrote on her GOOP website: "Today I bring you some tips and wisdom from the people who trick you all into thinking I am a semi-presentable woman. "The first thing is to find acceptance when you look in the mirror. The mind wants to focus on flaws. Ease it into remembering the beauty of who you are."
Gwyneth goes on to give her recipe for a three-stage body scrub, which rejuvenates the skin in the comfort of your own home. Step one involves cleansing pores with a mixture of olive oil, coarsely ground coffee and Turbinado sugar.
The byword is understated elegance, just what is needed
for a day at work or in town.
The colour is sober yet never banal, with a palette full of blues, greys and blacks illuminated by touches of red. The collection is built on fabrics with modern, sophisticated weaves that nonetheless reflect a textile tradition of sewn garments and outerwear. Haute couture atmospheres in jacquard, waffle or ottoman fabrics ideal for chic little coats or well-proportioned short jackets. Satin crepe, on the other hand, is perfect for cocktail dresses or edgy trousers.
A little bit of people are those who know actually that the corset is getting
Here is presented a collection summer corsets of the trend REVANCHE DE LA FEMME. Many said that its too hot, but beauty needs sacrifices.
With the dress from Francis' trend you will not lose yourself if you decide
to walk in New York streets.
On the light silky dress with free cut is printed a two-sided map of the New York city metro.
The Spring-Summer collection 2009 of the Italian trend exclusive shoes Marino
Fabiani literally is filled with red colour.
The shoes and sandals from light varnished leather, skillfully decorated with extra gold buckles, stones, varicoloured knitted leather also garnished with cherries and butterflies.
he fashion house went into administration in May - slashing its
workforce from 124 to just 12 in a bid to cut costs - and potential
buyers will be evaluated by a court in September to decide who will
assume control of the label.
Favourites to take over are believed to be the Italian Borletti Group, whose last minute bid was being treated as "serious" by administrators. Financial assessors have already thrown out an "unsatisfactory" offer from French turnaround firm Bernard Krief Consultants, along with two bids of one euro.
Oscar de la Renta will receive the Superstar Award at The Fashion Group International's 26th annual Night of Stars
The designer is to be honoured for his contribution to the industry and
will be presented with his prize at a star-studded gala at New York's
Cipriani restaurant on October 22.
Margaret Hayes, president of The Fashion Group International, told WWD: " Oscar personifies the word 'superstar'. While this award honours his lifetime achievements, it is also in recognition of the vitality and creativity clearly apparent in his current collections."
The ceremony's theme is 'The Storytellers' and will be hosted by Barney's window-dresser Simon Doonan.
Milan has ended New York's five-year reign as the world's top fashion
city, while Hong Kong and Sao Paulo have sashayed into the top 10, according
to an annual survey of top fashion cities.
The list was compiled by the Global Language Monitor, a US based non-profit group that tracks the frequency of words and phrases in the media, on the internet and throughout the blogosphere.
The world of fashion is dominated by five cities - New York, Rome, Paris, Milan and London - but New York had led the list for five consecutive years
Campari selects Milan as the set for the eleventh edition of its
limited edition calendar. Chameleon-like Bond girl, Olga Kurylenko, is the captivating
protagonist of 16 snapshots, along with the eminent Campari bottle and its unmistakable
The images were captured by emerging photographer, Simone Nervi. His passion and genius are expressed through this sharp and riveting 2010 Campari Calendar.
After weeks of speculation, the French fashion house and head designer
have decided to part ways, according to WWD.
Further details of the change - said to have been made by "mutual agreement" - are yet to be released, and the person who will take over from Esteban has not been named.
The head designer - who joined the label in 2007 aged 23 - was said to be unhappy with the direction the fashion house was taking in recent months.
The supermodel-turned-designer insists the tag she was given in honour
of her curvy figure has helped her get ahead with her business ventures.
She said: "'The Body' is my brand, it's been a wonderful gift. I've used that moniker to my advantage and I'm incredibly grateful for the people who still perpetuate it."
The Australian beauty also credited her nationality for giving her the characteristics needed to succeed with her underwear line.
Pronovias - the leader on the world bridal wear market demonstrated high class during the fashion show, held in the Catalan capital Barcelona. Over 2000 special guests and official representatives of the brand from all over the world enjoyed the work of the indisputable geniuses – Valentino, Elie Saab and Manuel Mota.
New design, perfect cut, especially created fabrics and tender pastel colours will delight future brides.
In two consecutive articles we will present you the collections of the designers and fashion houses who took part in the Day of Bulgarian fashion in Rome. The final evening, dedicated to Bulgarian fashion design was organized by Mrs. Jana Yakovleva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian-Italian cultural association Phoenix and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov – chairman of the Academy for fashion. This project is an immense result, born from the common efforts of Sofia Municipality and Rome Municipality for Bulgarian-Italian cultural exchange and cooperation.
Summer is the warmest and most cheerful season. However, except having fun, it is necessary to take much care of us, because of the specifics of the climate. Especially for us, charming TV host Dessi Banova shared her opinion about sunglasses. She was very embarrassed in choosing an appropriate pair of sunglasses, because of the great variety of colours and shapes. So were the fashion consultants from Kwiat – the first Bulgarian eyewear brand. Because of the regular and tender features of Miss Banova, most of the sunglasses fitted ideally on her face
The Bulgarian brand Jullia Kontogruni was invited to participate for a second year in Bucharest fashion week with main media partner Fashion TV. During the fashion show miss Romania walked in a wedding outfit of the fashion house. Jullia Kontogruni presented their boutique and wedding dresses, with embroideries and hand sewn stones and exquisite stays. The fabrics are from the most luxurious and limited selections of world famous brands, mainly silk, French and Italian laces, tulle, organza and satin.
The British designer - who refuses to use animal hides in her designs
- is determined to persuade the 23-year-old actress to ditch any clothes containing
A source told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "Stella is concerned that Lindsay is going overboard with her use of leather.
"Lindsay wears a lot of Stella's designs and she doesn't want to be associated with such a high-profile star who insists on wearing animal products.'
Italian brand MANUEL BOZZI, worldwide famous for jewels/accessories inspirated to “University of Rock’n’Roll”, dedicates an exclusive mini-collection to 40 years of a Rock 'n' Roll dream.
15th august 2009 will be WOODSTOCK’S 40th Anniversary, the birthday of the most famous music festival of the world... …and Manuel Bozzi celebrates this important event and his rock passion with a special creation: a "Flying Standard Gibson" pendant, a little devil with angel's wings
Ladies swimming suits made interesting transformations: from swim dresses, whole
suit till model of two bikini parts. Now things are turning and instead of
showing as much as possible naked skin is becoming enigmatic “hiding”.
On the fashion shows in Madrid, Milan and Paris rise up whole swimming suit. Versace, Chanel, Hermes, Stella McCartney sell them in fashion boutiques and stores. Nancy Wisebach, who is longer occupied with fashion, perceived that bikini set.
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture finished. It continued 3 days, during which their
collections presented Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc.
On the first day of the fashion performance become an event John Galliano's collection for the fashion house Christian Dior. Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2009-10 collection obviously is inspired by transparent materials and usage of underwear as top cloth. John Galliano showed a mix of grand style dresses and underwear like 50's: silk blouses with stockings and garters, splendid skirts with beige bras and gloves, enhancing thigh bastions, short jackets and round combinations on the edge.
The 27-year-old singer had the snake-themed jewellery designed especially for the 'Sweet Dreams' promo by Bijules designer Jules Kim.
Jules told Life and Style magazine: "I designed a set of four nail rings for her that cost about $36,000.
"I was commissioned to make something unique and special for her. She got a whole set of them. They're all encrusted in diamonds, and each snake has two rubies for eyes."
The Hollywood beauty sizzles in a series of sultry images for the Spanish
retailer's Autumn/Winter 09 collection.
In one shot, Scarlett is seen posing provocatively with tousled bobbed blonde hair and a bee-sting pout as she drapes herself over a leather coach wearing an 80s-inspired grey micro mini-dress, leopard print coat and towering heels.
In a black and white picture, the 24-year-old star smoulders in skinny jeans and a vest as she leans against a wall, propping one studded high heeled foot on a chair.
From the world headquarters of Mr World in London 23-year-old Visage model Martin Martinov was awarded the most handsome men in Bulgaria, and his runner-ups were Georgi Georgiev and Plamen Bonev. The overachieving top model from Fashion Agency “Visage” who has travelled all over the world will represent Bulgaria in the world-wide contest which will be held on 3rd October in Seoul, South Korea.
Martin Martinov has already done world campaigns for Castro in 2007. He participated in fashion shows for Gianfranco Ferre, Prada, Diesel, as well as international Coca-Cola commercials.
The singer - clad in a vintage black lace cone-bra dress from the
designer - was in the crowd at Paris Couture Week for the golden age of
Hollywood-inspired show from the man who will co-style her forthcoming
North American tour.
Models were made up in the style of classic screen sirens including Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth, and took to the catwalk to music punctuated by dialogue clips and film soundtracks of the era.
The range included trench coasts, pinstripe trouser suits, tight corsets, lacy bodices fur coats, mink-trimmed tailored suits and lavish velvet gowns
The 'Girlfriend' singer - who launched her Abbey Dawn collection for
juniors at US store Kohl last year - has created a children's line for
the range, which is inspired by her own rocky style.
Taking about the designs, which will feature layered T-shirts with skulls on and leggings, Avril told People magazine: "We have a really cute zebra hoodie with ears and I'm like, 'Can I fit into the extra-large? Because I really like these!' "
John Galliano sent models down the catwalk in their underwear at the first day of Paris' Couture Fashion Week
The 'Fever in the Cabine' Christian Dior collection was inspired by
shows put on in the 50s, and featured models in jackets and knickers,
and skirts and bras.
Galliano was inspired by a picture of Dior backstage at a show surrounded by models hurriedly getting dressed.
He attempted to recreate the mayhem on stage, with the couture outfits available to order as sets.
Givenchy Haute Couture designer Riccardo Tisci made the outfit Madonna
wears in the opening act of the second leg of her 'Sticky and Sweet'
world tour - which kicked off in London on Saturday (04.07.09) - and was
determined to make her look as electrifying as possible.
He said: "The new costume is super couture, sensual, Goth, bondage.
"What I wanted for the opening was to give a very iconic view of Madonna. She's wearing an outfit that will make history. I wanted to do something even stronger than what he designed for her in the tour's first leg because she wants to be stronger."
The fashion designer insists the current economic crisis has not
affected him and encouraged people to "love
each other" to get them
He said: "I never pay attention to costs - it's not attractive to speak about numbers. Why can't we just focus on the beauty of an object?
"I don't know anything about the financial crisis. We'll make a recovery by everyone loving their life, each other, and being positive."
The 40-year-old supermodel will front the fashion house's upcoming
Autumn/Winter campaign, taking over from German beauty Claudia Schiffer,
who starred in their most recent series of advertisements.
Christy - who has two children, Grace, five, and three-year-old Finn with husband Edward Burns -fronted YSL's campaign five years ago.
Her latest pictures, which were taken by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, will appear in fashion magazines from later this month.
The French actress - who plays the legendary French designer in new film
'Coco Avant Chanel' - is fascinated by Coco's life and loved being able
to portray her on the big screen.
She said: "I've always loved Chanel's style but I was more interested in her character than the fashion. Her life is so rich, and her personality so unusual, that the story of her life is far greater than simply being a story of fashion. And I wanted to discover what lay behind the facade."
63 years ago on 5th July 1946 designer Louis Reard manufactures the first pair of bikini- in a two piece swimsuit, revealing the breasts for the joy of all men.
Although a scandal followed immediately after their unveiling this wasn't the first time a woman appears in such skimpy clothes in the public's view.
In 2nd century BC women, inhabiting the land where Romania currently is wore a primitive form of bra and panties which can't be seen anywhere on the beaches in present day. Nowadays the strict code of swim wear (which included covering from head to toe) was relieved of restrictions after the 1900s.
The coveted designer - who recently launched her new scent D Eau de Parfum - has upset US residents by pumping the strong-scented fragrance from the air vents at her store in the city's fashion-forward Meatpacking District.
One woman told the New York Post newspaper: "I literally got dizzy from this. It is putrid, awful, something you'd find on a 60-year-old matron.
The 'Crazy in Love' singer has teamed up with her mother Tina Knowles to launch Sasha Fierce for Dereon, which will include shoes, glasses, lingerie, sportswear and jewellery.
Tina will create the clothing and accessories but she insists Beyonce will be very involved with the designs.
She explained to WWD: "She definitely tells me what she likes and what she doesn't. It was her suggestion to line the rips of the jeans with the mesh and lace. It makes the jeans look really different from what's out there."
The petite singer - who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 - has put on weight since undergoing chemotherapy treatment and believes her looks have improved because of it.
She explained: "It was hard to deal with. I still deal with it. I've got fat ankles hidden under these boots.
"But I think my body in many ways is better for having weight on it. When I look back at some pictures, especially before I was diagnosed, I just think, 'That's too thin, that doesn't look good. That doesn't look right.' "
Summer is the season of weddings. If this wonderful event is coming for you and you still haven't picked your dress we recommend you look through the models of fashion house Odeta.
The dresses made by designers Donka and Valeria Lazarchevi are original and sophisticated, made by hand with perfect production and quality materials.
You can choose different models of corset and skirt and have them made into a whole dress. During the producing of your dress you can change everything you don't like in the model as long as it's possible from a constructive and technological point of view.
The capital based club Grand de Luxe held its established monthly beauty pageant Miss Grand de Luxe 2009.
In the end of the year the winners will pose for a special art calendar that will be sold on a special charity ball and the proceedings donated to children in need without parents.
In this edition of the competition 12 beauties models charmed the audience and some even caused a real euphoria in the audience with their walk and curves.
French cosmetic company L'Oreal whose promotional slogan is “Because you're worth it” was sued for racial discrimination because the company decided that women who are black or of Arabian or Asian heritage are not worthy enough to sell the company's shampoo reports Times.
The French supreme court decided that the company was looking for a team of only white women to promote their new shampoo line.
The 39-year-old star was questioned at a Paris police station after calling the medic and reportedly demanding for a previous operation to be reversed.
A detective said: "She was screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening. There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed."
Karen was arrested at about 10am yesterday (30.06.09) and taken to a station in the fashion district of the French capital city.
The 'SexyBack' singer - who launched his William Rast clothing line in London store Selfridges on Monday (29.06.09) - isn't a fan of ladies wearing loose, casual clothing and prefers a smarter look.
He said: "The women in Los Angeles dress like boys. Here in London, you see a lot more of that tailored, sharp look that New York women have."
His design partner Trace Ayala added: "He's right. British girls dress pretty sharp - in America people tend to wear their clothes looser."
The singer's latest scent, 'My Glow by Jennifer Lopez' comes in a glass bottle with images of 16-month-old Max and Emme embossed on the dual-sided cap.
The fragrance will be sold in a box which mirrors her baby shower invitations when it is released in October.
Prices of 'My Glow' will start at $49 for a 50ml bottle, and the collection will include a body lotion for $30.
Paris – In a certain sense, really good designers like really good artists and
film directors, often make one extended work of art, and each show, opening
or movie is just part of an extended commentary on the human comedy.
That felt very much the case Thursday, June 25, at the rain-interrupted menswear show by Dries Van Noten, the latest opus from a designer whose ethnic inspired globe-trotting gentleman style was again elegantly on display.
Though staged in Palais de Brongniart, site of the former Paris Stock Exchange, the clothes had no sense of any business gent. This was a triumph of the new understated sophistication, a collection where subtlety not sass counted.
The world-famous French fashion brand for male beach wear Vilebrequin opened its long-awaited first luxury boutique in Bulgaria.
The official guests and fans of the brand gathered in the“Marina Dinevi” yacht bay in the Sveti Vlas resort for a stylish party in the spirit of Saint Tropez.
In a refined atmosphere and the music of a saxophone the guest were sipping shiny champagne in combination with unconventional food specialties. To honor the great opening came Katia Duneva, business woman Petia Staevska, Planet TV's anchor Simona Pyrvanova, Dr. Rumiana Marinova – Mrs Globe, singer AnnG and three of the most handsome men in Bulgaria- Nedelcho Todorov, Ali Aliev and Lychezar Ivanov.