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.
Almost 15 years Free University of Varna "Chernorizetc Hrabar" supports young and talented people in Bulgaria, whom dream of professional realization
in fashion area and producing clothes.
In 1994 Free University of Varna "Chernorizetc Hrabar" had begun fashion training with creating the specialty "Fashion design". Successfully graduated young designers have realization in different directions in fashion area like designers, fashion stylists, technologists, fashion photographers, teachers. The most bold of them try to find their own creative and business path via opening an own fashion companies.
The Oscar-winning beauty – who is often voted one of the world’s most glamorous women – doesn’t worry about what she’s going to wear to major events and usually sticks to a style she feels comfortable in.
She said: “I don’t think too much about what to wear on the red carpet. I usually have three basic colours and I get the same shapes in different colours!”
Although Angelina isn’t overly concerned with fashion, she admits she does like to put on glamorous outfits from time-to-time as it makes a change from her everyday clothes.
In the images, Madonna is reclining on a chair wearing a vivid pink and black puff-sleeved silk ruffled shirt with lacy fingerless gloves, clutching an oversized Louis Vuitton bag bearing the fashion house's signature print.
The pictures - which were taken in New York in April by Steven Meisel - are rumoured to be accompanied by a video of the 50-year-old singer.
Steven shot the last set of pictures featuring Madonna after taking over from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who had worked on Louis Vuitton campaigns for six years.
The Brazilian supermodel - who is expecting her first child with basketball star husband Marko Jaric this winter - can't believe how her life has turned out as she used to worry she would never settle down.
She said: "I never saw myself being married and having a child. Not because I did not want to. But it's tough to find somebody."
Adriana met the sportsman at a Los Angeles party in 2006 and says the event changed her life.
The supermodel has signed a deal to be the spokeswoman for the Triple Nutrition Hair Care and Anti-Humidity hairsprays, which will be released at the end of this month.
Bar - who has appeared in previous campaigns for Garnier - said: "I like Garnier and have been using their products for several years. Their products and ingredients fit my lifestyle perfectly - helping me keep my hair strong, healthy and shiny. It's such an honour to be the spokesmodel for Garnier Fructis' new launches, the Triple Nutrition Hair Care collection and the Anti-Humidity Hairsprays."
Milan menswear for the Spring-Summer 2010 got off to a classy start Saturday, with glitzy glamour at Dolce and Gabbana, and super refinement at Giorgio Armani.
The designing duo kicked off the four days of preview showings with a collection that matched sequined tuxedo jackets with distressed pants, adding a new chapter to the "drunge" (part dandy, part grunge) look they invented a decade ago.
The AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing commemorates
the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s prodigious
victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race
On June 13th and 14th, the 2009 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours is bound to thrill both motor sports enthusiasts and fine watchmaking devotees. Half a century after the extraordinary feat accomplished by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, who had snatched a complete victory at the wheel of the incredible DBRI, Aston Martin will once again be on the starting line of the legendary endurance race.
The German supermodel - who is pregnant with her fourth child - will
immortalised in plastic as part of Barbie's Blonde Ambition Collection,
which celebrates iconic blondes in fashion and entertainment.
When asked what she wanted her fashion doll to look like, Heidi said: "You guys just have to hold onto your horses a little while longer and then maybe then you'll know and see." Heidi - who was given the keys to Barbie's Malibu Dream House and Car at the iconic doll's 50th Anniversary celebrations last month - is not the first celebrity to have her own doll.
Have you ever wished that your underwear matched your skin tone, fit you
like a glove and could be worn under any type of clothing? MySkins.com designed
lingerie that does just that.
The seamless bras and panties serve as an almost invisible "foundation" beneath a woman's clothing so people can see your dress, slacks or blouse... not your underwear. For years women have suffered through a handful of lingerie colors that didn’t match their skin, but not any more!
On 13 and 14 June 2009 in Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena thiumphed fashion and beauty. The eight edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria - "Fashion evenings" gathered those who appreciate beauty on a fashion show, which presented collections of famous Bulgarian designers and fashion houses, as well as importers of quality garments and accessories.
The fashion show was held with the kind stewardship of Grand hotel Varna and with the support of its general director Mr. Ivan Portnih. Official sponsor were the cigarettes Merilyn Slims. Producer of the event is Ekaterina Toneva, Mrs. Bulgaria World Beauty 2007, the organization and performance is made by Amalia Tincheva. The major media partner was the Bulgarian fashion directory Fashion.bg, which celebrated 10 years since its creation.
Prof. Lubomir Stoykov’s new book World Fashion. Part Three: Italy is already a cultural and aesthetical fact. During its official premiere at Vitosha Park Hotel, it was presented by H.E. Stefano Benazzo – ambassador of Republic of Italy to Bulgaria who is also author of the introductory words. Mr. Benazzo notices: The work of Prof. Lubomir Stoykov has the merit to tell the story of the evolution of the Italian fashion through the stories of our biggest designers from the post-war period until the present, showing that fashion is most of all a result of the labour of really unusually people rather than of more or less inspired persons, more or less anti conformists. I am grateful to Prof. Stoykov, because thanks to him, many Bulgarians who love so much our country, will be able to "understand" the Italian fashion, will be able to explain its language and symbols, rather than only fall in love from first sight.
The Italian fashion house's site www.dandgstore.com will sell clothes,
accessories, beachwear, eyewear and jewellery, which will be available to 31
countries worldwide. Speaking about the website, Stefano Gabbana told WWD.com: "The
boutique is like a game. It's a fun and immediate way to shop, without space
or time limitations. We are confident it will get people even closer to D
and G's dynamic universe."
The news comes just days after the designers - whose celebrity fans include Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell - announced they were cutting their prices by up to 20 per cent. Gabbana admitted people were less willing to part with their hard-earned cash during the current economic climate so have slashed the costs of their sought-after designs.
The actress Eva Mendes shows her perfect forms for new Calvin Clain's underwear
campaign autumn 2009.
She poses in scanty wear and the photos caused a great excitement in Internet. Except in underwear she posed in jeans with the fashion model Jamie Dornan. Mendes is a fashion face of the American brand scent "Secret Obsession".
with Naomi, Cladia and Eva is cool and the commercial campaign will cause a furore.
The three fashion icons postured naked on a simple photo for Dolce
an Gabbana's scent "Anthology".
The great topmodels are still on top. The beautiful star trio from the 80's and 90's still looks magnificent without any wrinkle.
The designers' duo "Bipone", "Golden needle 2008" owners for the best young designer proved again that they deserve this award.
The students of New Bulgarian University succeeded in two weeks to provoke the media. After they were between the eighth finalists from whole Austria on the fashion competition "Ringstrassen Galerien Designer Award", they presented their collection glamorously on the last fashion show in Hilton hotel in Vien.
On the grand fashion performance the talented Bulgarians made the fashion specialists seriously to reestimate the value of Bulgarian fashion. Between the 500 official guests were the Bulgarian ambassador in Austria Radi Naidenov and the director of the Bulgarian Culture Institute Borislav Petranov.
The 38-year-old German supermodel has already posed for adverts for the
as yet unnamed scent, which will be launched this autumn.
Claudia confirmed: "It's an honour to be chosen as the face of the Alberta Ferretti fragrance. Alberta and I have worked together for many years and it's wonderful to be able to collaborate on this exciting project together. Alberta's designs always embody femininity and elegance which are reflected in this fragrance."
The scent is being produced by Elizabeth Arden Inc., and the campaign was shot by photographers Mert and Marcus.