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Michelle Obama praised fashion as an

Michelle Obama praised fashion as an "American art form"

The US First Lady was honoured at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards in New York last night (15.06.09) and praised the industry in a pre-taped video message.

She said: "Fashion is an American art form with ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture." Noting her "meteoric rise as a fashion icon", CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg paid tribute to the wife of President Barack Obama, saying she had a unique look that balances the duality of her lives as an adviser and mother to Sasha, eight and Malia, 10.

Lavazza A Modo Mio

Lavazza A Modo Mio

Tens of celebrities and journalists from leading Bulgarian media gathered at the residence of the Italian Embassy on the occasion of the presentation of the exclusive innovatve espresso system Lavazza A modo mio. Giuseppe Lavazza, vice-president and marketing director of Lavazza was a special guest at the event. He introduced to all the attendants the philosophy and abilities of the new espresso system. Each guest had the possibility to taste the incredible espresso tastes of A Modo Mio.

Stella McCartney is launching a children's collection with Gap

Stella McCartney is launching a children's collection with Gap

The 37-year-old designer - who has three kids with her publisher husband Alasdhair Willis - is teaming up with GapKids and babyGap for the new line, which will launch later this year.

Stella said: "For years now I've wanted to create a collection for children, it's something I've often been asked about. I believe that this one off collaboration will be a great way for customers to be able to participate in the Stella McCartney brand."

A global Vogue celebration of fashion

A global Vogue celebration of fashion

n a bold global initiative the international editions of VOGUE will be partnering with designers, department stores and boutiques to create Fashion’s Night Out, an evening extravaganza to be held around the world on Thursday 10th September 2009.

From London to Paris, New York to Mumbai, and Beijing to Milan, VOGUE editors, models, celebrities and retailers will gather to celebrate the fashion industry and to raise shopping spirits as they take part in their respective cities’ special events.

Madonna's boyfriend has appeared in a sexy new advert for Dolce and Gabbana

Madonna's boyfriend has appeared in a sexy new advert for Dolce and Gabbana

Jesus Luz - who began dating the pop superstar earlier this year after meeting her on a steamy shoot for America's W magazine - stars alongside Eva Herzigova, David Gandy, Julienne Quevenne, Adam Senn and Noah Mills in the boxing-inspired shoot for the Italian fashion house's Autumn/Winter collection.

The campaign was shot in historical Brooklyn boxing sanctuary Gleason's Gym - where Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson once trained - and photographer Steven Klein took inspiration from 1960 Italian movie 'Rocco e I Suoi Fratelli', about a family torn apart by love.

Orlin Pavlov entered the role of a bold corsair for a photo session

Orlin Pavlov entered the role of a bold corsair for a photo session

Orlin Pavlov entered the role of a refined gentleman in a stylish photo session for a furniture company.

The sparkling sea water, the beautiful smile and the light tones partner the young singer in the reconstitution of fairy summer mood. In some of the photos Orlin poses as sexy bold corsair.

He had exotic adventure on the sea coast, managed by the photographer Ognian Geshev

Orlin Pavlov is chosen for the photos, because he best describes the elegant, modern and sexy young man, who is suitable for presenting the mood of the fashion furniture and accessories.

Heidi Klum was thrilled to get a 140-page Vogue special

Heidi Klum was thrilled to get a 140-page Vogue special

he German edition of the fashion bible devoted the massive section to the country's most famous supermodel when she guest edited the latest issue.

She said: "I grew up reading German Vogue and was really excited when they came to me with the idea for the 'Heidi by Vogue' issue. It was a thrill working with the team of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and editors. We shot the entire issue in one week - it was a group effort!"

Roberta Armani has praised the fashion sense of Katie Holmes

Roberta Armani has praised the fashion sense of Katie Holmes

The niece of Giorgio Armani - who is the director of public relations for the famous Italian fashion house - thinks more people should experiment with their clothes like the 30-year-old actress.

Roberta said: "Don't be scared to be bold. My friend Katie Holmes wore some amazing bright blue shoes with an orange Armani Prive dress last year to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York - she looked fantastic."

The new photosession of Galinel Fashion House

The new photosession of Galinel Fashion House

On June 27, fifty-member "Galinel" fashion house crew is going to distant Kapadokya, Turkey. It is located near the Syrian border and is famous for its unearthy rock formations, the untraditional way of life and adventurous enthusiasm preserved to our days.

The reason for this trip is to shoot an advertising clip of the brand's new collection of bridal dresses, which is going to be on air for a month on the world fashion channel FTV.

Kate Moss with an unusual American magazine cover

Kate Moss with an unusual American magazine cover

The Brittish top model Kate Moss made a striking appearance on the American "TAR" magazine's cover. The cover is made by one of the greatest modern Brittish artists Damien Hirst.

The artist has "scarred" her face as if half of its skin is gone.

This cover definitely won't be ignored. The message of the artist probably is that beneath the outside glamour we all have blood and muscles.

Angelina Jolie's dewy complexion is down to a facial using hundreds of small needles

Angelina Jolie's dewy complexion is down to a facial using hundreds of small needles

The 'Salt' actress reportedly uses a new treatment called Dermaroller, which sees a wooden implement covered in razor-sharp pins passed over the face to make the pores bleed.

Referring to Angelina's recent fresh-faced appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France, a source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Angelina wanted to pull out all the stops. She knew all eyes would be on her. She's been using the Dermaroller on and off for six months, as she wants to avoid plastic surgery."

Handbags belonging to Madonna, Eva Longoria and Dita Von Teese are being auctioned on eBay

Handbags belonging to Madonna, Eva Longoria and Dita Von Teese are being auctioned on eBay

The stars donated their favourite bags to help raise money for victims of April's earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy.

'Entourage' stars Adrian Grenier and Debi Mazar hosted a glamorous cocktail party at the LA Salvatore Ferragamo boutique to kick off the sale last night (02.06.09), where celebrities including John Legend, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan and Melissa George got to view the articles listed in the sale.

Frida Giannini was named Fashion Designer of the Year at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Frida Giannini was named Fashion Designer of the Year at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

The Italian fashion house's creative director won the accolade at the ceremony at London's Berkeley Square Gardens, where some of the world's most glamorous women were in attendance.

Kylie Minogue stole the show by winning Entrepreneur of the Year and Woman of the Year and looked stunning in a black simple dress and animal print pashmina.

The 8-th edition of

The 8-th edition of "Fashion Evenings" and 10 years Bulgarian fashion directory

As we wrote before, on 13 and 14 June 2009 at Grand Hotel Varna in “Saint Konstantin and Helena”, will take place The 8-th edition of "Fashion Evenings". There will be presented fashion collections of Bulgarian designers.

Delfina, Orchestra - French clothes for children, Monro, Azalia boutique, Magi Lux, Holiday Sona boutique with the newest collection named "Butterfly" and designers Gergana Simeonova and Julia Jivkova with their official dresses will present their collections at the famous Bulgarian event.

Kate Moss is launching a new

Kate Moss is launching a new "floriental" perfume

The supermodel - whose first fragrance, Kate by Kate Moss, was a huge success - is to release Vintage by Kate Moss in September and wants to pay homage to her colourful reputation.

She is quoted as saying: "I tried to encompass everything that I feel about being feminine and a bit rock 'n' roll, a bit edgy and a bit light, a bit dark.

Diane Kruger quit modelling because it was

Diane Kruger quit modelling because it was "really boring"

The 'Inglourious Basterds' beauty gave up the fashion industry and tried her hand at acting because she found posing for photographs dull. She said: "Modelling got really boring. It wasn't fulfilling for me, coming from ballet. I wanted to do something else, I just felt that this wasn't my love."

Diane, who is dating actor Joshua Jackson, admits she has to regularly "push" and "challenge" herself to stop her work life becoming monotonous.

Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 was voted

Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 was voted

Joanna Belle Ng Li Wun posed in front of the photographers after being crowned as Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 at the beauty contest which took place in Kuala Lumpur.

The beauty who was elected to her competitors took the contest's crown.

The beauty secrets of Sharon Stone

The beauty secrets of Sharon Stone

The 'Basic Instinct' beauty Sharon Stone likes her reflection less since she turned 51, but still loves her "strong" nose. She said: "I have a really good nose. Our family has good noses - each different, but all strong and defining."

When it comes to beauty treatments, Sharon subscribes to the "less is more philosophy". She doesn't wear much makeup, never gets facials and sees her hairdresser as little as possible. But no matter how busy she is, she always makes time for regular massages, meditation and long baths.

Angelina Jolie had anti-ageing products delivered to her new movie set

Angelina Jolie had anti-ageing products delivered to her new movie set

The actress - who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt - is reportedly such a big fan of Yon-Ka's cleansing milk and anti-ageing body balm she had her personal make-up artist call the firm to have a selection of products hand-delivered to the set of her latest production 'Salt', according to In Touch Weekly magazine.

Yon-Ka products contain plant and marine extracts and are usually customised for the user's specific skin care needs.

New York has been declared Burberry Day today

New York has been declared Burberry Day today

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to celebrate the British fashion house in style as the city gears up for the unveiling of a set of new Burberry lights on top of the fashion label's new US headquarters on Madison Avenue.

Creative director of Burberry Christopher Bailey said: "We are all so excited about Madison Avenue. It's such an iconic building which we feel is the perfect new home for Burberry in America and will be another huge chapter in our rich history.

Donatella Versace claims she looks the same as she did when she was 11

Donatella Versace claims she looks the same as she did when she was 11

The designer - whose fashion partner brother Gianni was murdered in 1997 - insists she has always had a strong interest in clothing after being introduced to styling by Gianni when they were children.

She said: "Gianni was almost 10 years older than I, but he was in love with fashion. When I was about 10 or 11, Gianni started to play with me being his model. He'd try clothes on me and ask, "What do you think?" He was pushing me to do my hair lighter - to bleach it. So I was a fashion addict by the time I was 11 years old. I'd wear a miniskirt and patent-leather boots.

Miuccia Prada refuses to take a full walk down the runway after her fashion shows

Miuccia Prada refuses to take a full walk down the runway after her fashion shows

The Italian designer doesn't want to be like other designers and bask in glory after debuting her collections.

She said: "I hate the cliche of fashion designers since the beginning. And so because I came from another background - and actually being a feminist at those times, not that I've changed so much - I didn't want to do anything that fashion designers were doing. And the first thing I didn't want to do was that."

Miuccia - whose celebrity fans include Tilda Swinton, Victoria Beckham and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen - also revealed she likes her designs to be ironic.

Young Bulgarian designers gained great success

Young Bulgarian designers gained great success

In an eccentric and exciting review show in Hilton hotel, the Bulgarian "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 finalist was chosen.

The designer's creation "Day and night" of the winner Iskren Lozanov has been inspired by 20th century art genius Pablo Picasso. Iskren Lozanov is a 3rd year bachelor in the National Arts Academy (NAA).
He won a six-week training in "El"-magazine, Bulgaria, and a unique opportunity to present our country in the final of "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 world, which will take place in september in Milano.

An Eco fashion show was presented by children

An Eco fashion show was presented by children

Dresses made by nylon bags were presented from children on an Eco fashion show.

The ladies were escorted by Pom-Bear.

More than 300 children from 7 schools took a part in the Traditional Child Party yesterday. The master of the house was the 85-th Primary school "Otets Paisii".

Scarlett Johansson is the face of Mango

Scarlett Johansson is the face of Mango

The 24-year-old actress will appear in the Spanish retailer's Autumn/Winter 09 advertising campaigns, taking over from her 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' co-star Penelope Cruz who has worked with the firm for four seasons.

Mango said: "Scarlett has an extraordinary personality - fun, young. She's Mango's ideal urban woman, independent and cosmopolitan."

Although the launch date of the campaign is yet to be announced, it has already been shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti in Los Angeles.

Manuel Bozzi…from Mambam to worldwide Mambamondo

Manuel Bozzi…from Mambam to worldwide Mambamondo

MAMBAMONDO pendant born from creativity of Manuel Bozzi as a small amulet, a port-bonheur that wishes conquests and infuses trust and sense of affiliation.

The designer, who always loves to play with the meanings and the symbols, one time more surprises us with a small treasure that represents with irony the earth and roots of everybody.

A Globe pendant in sterling silver that truly represents a World of which the artist chisels the edges and commands the tides.

Adriana Lima is pregnant

Adriana Lima is pregnant

The Victoria's Secret model and her husband, basketball star Marko Jaric, have confirmed they will welcome their first baby into the world this winter.

Their spokesperson said: "Adriana and Marko are overjoyed that they are expecting their first child together and are excited to share the happy news and start their family together."

The couple - who married in a small civil ceremony in Wyoming on Valentine's day (14.02.09) after meeting in 2006 - are currently planning a big summer celebration of their marriage in either Adriana's native Brazil or her spouse's home country of Serbia.

Long holidays inspired the latest fashion range of Kate Moss

Long holidays inspired the latest fashion range of Kate Moss

The supermodel - who designs her own line of clothes for British high street store Topshop - knows how important it is to have the right pieces to wear in the sun so was determined to design something to wear for every occasion.

She said: "I was inspired by my constant travelling to hot places and long summer holidays with family and friends. The right holiday wardrobe is essential.

Cindy Crawford has become the face of a budget beauty brand

Cindy Crawford has become the face of a budget beauty brand

The supermodel - who has previously worked cosmetics giants Revlon and Maybelline - signed up to promote shop chain SPAR's Beauty Kiss toiletry range and has posed in a series of raunchy shots.

The 43-year-old beauty looks sensational in the pictures, wearing a cutaway black swimsuit.

Cindy has previously said thinks she looks "pretty good" naked for a mother-of-two and is happy with the way her body has aged

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could be facing a fine of 800 million Euros

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could be facing a fine of 800 million Euros

The designers' finances have come under investigation following the sale of the Dolce and Gabbana and D and G brands to their Luxemburg-based company Gado Sri.

Italy's excise and revenue police have now confirmed their recommendation is for the duo to be charged with tax evasion and abuse of rights and suggested the massive fine.

Burberry will show its Spring/Summer 2010 collection in London

Burberry will show its Spring/Summer 2010 collection in London

The British fashion house has decided to present its Burberry Prorsum in the UK capital rather than in Milan, as is usual, to mark the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey told WWD: "London is our home - it's the heart of this global luxury brand and the centre of all our creativity.

How to Find Your Ring Size

How to Find Your Ring Size

How do you determine your ring size without driving to a jeweler?

When shopping for a ring online, you don't have the advantage of a professional jeweler to size your finger and determine which ring size is the best fit.

Fear not, with a few simple steps you can determine your ring size without leaving the house

Amy Winehouse designing for PPQ

Amy Winehouse designing for PPQ

Karl Lagerfeld called Amy his muse and Roberto Cavalli went crazy for her, Jonathan Kelsey designed the ‘Amy’ shoe in her honour.

And now she is a new fashion designer!

The British singer Amy Winehouse will make her own range of clothes for PPQ- popular London label.

Jaeger-LeCoultre rolls out the red carpet in front of its  new Boutique in Cannes

Jaeger-LeCoultre rolls out the red carpet in front of its new Boutique in Cannes

Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the reference in Swiss fine watchmaking, is inaugurating a new showcase in Cannes to present its collections and its exceptional expertise. Cannes thus becomes the third Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique in France, alongside the two already located on the Place Vendôme in Paris and in Lyon, and the 28th boutique worldwide.

Between the red carpet ceremonies before the daily screenings of the films competing for a set of awards including the prestigious Palme d’Or, the 62nd edition of the Cannes International Film Festival sees the unveiling of a new Jaeger-LeCoultre “embassy”.

Kylie Minogue is very proud to be the face of Tous

Kylie Minogue is very proud to be the face of Tous

The 40-year-old singer is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Spanish jewelery brand, not least because she is allowed to borrow some pieces.

She said: "I love jewelery and it's wonderful to be able to have my pick of all these gorgeous designs. The pieces are fun, stylish and completely affordable. I'm totally proud to represent something beautiful and Spanish."

Mariah Carey is selling one of her dresses on eBay

Mariah Carey is selling one of her dresses on eBay

The 'Hero' singer has put a hot pink, fishtailed asymmetric frock onto the auction website to raise money for breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The gown was created by Julian Contreras as part of a competition where the singer asked fans to design a dress inspired by her Deicious Pink fragrance. It is one of only three in existence.

Mariah was last seen wearing the dress on a dinner date with husband Nick Cannon in Calfiornia in April.

The close-fitting dress will be listed until May 30.

American Idol judge Randy Jackson considers launching a range of handbags

American Idol judge Randy Jackson considers launching a range of handbags

The 'American Idol' judge - who rarely ventures away from his signature style of shirts, trousers and glasses - reportedly held a business meeting at the W Los Angeles - Westwood hotel to discuss creating a line of women's accessories.

A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Randy met with a PR agency to discuss how to market a new line of handbags, but he had to cut the meeting short to film 'Idol'."

Randy - who will have a six-month break once the current series of 'American Idol' finishes - is not the first celebrity to venture into women's accessories.

Axinia and the folk-diva Kamelia sang on the contest

Axinia and the folk-diva Kamelia sang on the contest "To be Merilin" in Varna

A glamorous show "To be Merilyn" gathered the elite in Grand Hotel Varna several days ago. This is the second contest from the national event "To be Merilyn - Feeling like a woman". It is organized with the support of the women's cigarettes Merilyn Slims. The final is on 11 June in Sofia. The staging is made by Amalia Tincheva. In the show participated 16 beautiful girls from Varna.

Hollywood glamour of the show was achieved by the specially made collection of dresses by Miro brand, called Merilyn. A part of it will be presented in the end of June during the Days of Bulgarian culture in Rome, Italy.

Angelina Jolie`s perfect pout is down to a $4 lip balm

Angelina Jolie`s perfect pout is down to a $4 lip balm

The 'Changeling' actress, who is renowned for having sexy full lips, swears by Shea Terra's Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter to keep her mouth soft and kissable.

The lip balm boasts a variety of unusual products including raw golden beeswax from Uganda, virgin coconut cream oil, African potato, Namibian tsamma melon seed oil, rooibos, chamomile flowers and wild Namibian plum oil.

The reasonably-priced mouth moisturizer also contains mint oil, meaning it doubles as a breath freshener.

Jaeger-LeCoultre collections - A dazzling artistic inspiration

Jaeger-LeCoultre collections - A dazzling artistic inspiration

Distinguished by absolute seduction and supreme elegance, a pair of sparkling creations successfully merge two incredibly refined and formidably complex arts: exceptional watchmaking and exceptional jewelery-making.

Over the years, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed unique new gem-setting techniques that illuminate the finest contemporary watch creations. Born from the dexterous fingers of genuine artists, they celebrate the union of beauty and precision.

Kate Moss has ordered six outfits from Poltock and Walsh`s new collection

Kate Moss has ordered six outfits from Poltock and Walsh`s new collection

The 35-year-old model is a huge fan of the design duo - who launched their label in 2006 after meeting at London's Kingston university - and has already secured a number of pieces from their Autumn/Winter 09 range.

Designers Fiamma Poltock and Katie Walsh confirmed: "Kate is one of the biggest style icons worldwide and we're sure gets bombarded with clothing from designers around the world, so for her to come directly to us and make such a great selection is really a huge honour."

The pair added they could hardly believe their eyes when they saw Kate wearing one of their Spring/Summer 08 pieces.

Liz Hurley opened her own clothing store and offers huge discounts

Liz Hurley opened her own clothing store and offers huge discounts

The model and actress - who opened the "gorgeous" Elizabeth Hurley Beach boutique in Bicester Village, Oxford shire recently - is offering "huge discounts" to help people who are struggling due to the global financial crisis.

Most people are feeling the pinch financially right now, so it makes perfect sense to encourage women to shop where there are huge discounts and most things are at least 50 per cent off. My boutique at Bicester is tiny but gorgeous. It looks like a beach hut in St Tropez - whitewashed wood and a high pitched roof. It's like a little jewel."

AnnG with new image

AnnG with new image

This season Bulgarian singer AnnG, Miss Fitness World 2006 , surprises with her new style image.

She changes the blond hair colour with dark one.

Be a pleasure to her new photo session!

Audrey Tautou believes Coco Chanel gave women freedom

Audrey Tautou believes Coco Chanel gave women freedom

The French actress - who plays the legendary designer in new film 'Coco Avant Chanel' - says the designer was a huge inspiration because she broke down barriers that had held back women before her.

Audrey said: "She was the woman of the moment. She was very intelligent, strong and courageous. She wanted to be free and independent. At the time, nobody knew that could exist. She refused to let herself be closed off by social conventions and she was almost a rebel - she was almost a feminist ahead of time. In terms of fashion, she freed women."

Liv Tyler is addicted to sweatpants

Liv Tyler is addicted to sweatpants

The 'Incredible Hulk' actress enjoys dressing in expensive dresses when she goes to showbiz events, but claims nothing beats changing into her comfortable clothes at the end of the night.

She explained: "I really enjoy dressing up but the moment I get home I take everything off and put my sweats on or my pyjamas - I like to be comfortable.

" I still have my original pair of Converse trainers from when I was a teenager somewhere in my closet."

Valentino thinks modern fashion makes women look

Valentino thinks modern fashion makes women look "ugly"

The 77-year-old designer - full name Valentino Garavani - is disappointed by the way people dress nowadays, adding most have no idea how to put together an outfit.

Referring to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala which was held earlier this month, Valentino said: "I think now all the girls look very ugly. I saw the pictures of the Metropolitan gala evening last week and I never saw something more ugly, all the girls have their legs out with the most terrible proportions. No, no, no."

A new bra boosts women's cleavage when they are aroused

A new bra boosts women's cleavage when they are aroused

Slovenia-based Lisca lingerie's Smart Memory Bra alters its shape when the wearer's body temperature changes, pushing breasts closer together when a woman gets flushed after seeing someone attractive.

Designer Suzana Gorisek said: "As a woman's body changes, so the size of the bra changes. That's the advantage of this bra."

Winona Ryder hasn`t had surgery - she just eats salad

Winona Ryder hasn`t had surgery - she just eats salad

The 'Stay Cool' actress, 37, has amazed fans with her line-free face but her make-up artist insists her youthful looks are all natural.

Kim Collea said: "She hasn't aged and let me tell you, she has had absolutely nothing done.

"She is a very healthy eater, and I think that is a big part of it. It sounds boring, but the girl eats a lot of salads. And you know those giant Big Gulps cups that most people fill with soda? She's got hers filled with water."

Stella McCartney: "Style it your way. Create a unique look."

Stella McCartney: "Style it your way. Create a unique look."

The British designer insists it is fine to follow the latest trends, but warns fashion lovers must give their clothing a twist to ensure they stand out form the crowd.

She said: "Style it your way. Add accessories, roll up a sleeve or turn up a collar. Create a unique look. Mix a couple of pieces with your own existing wardrobe.

"Choose a statement piece by wearing the prints or embroidered pieces alone to give them breathing space."

Disney Pixar`s Up opened Cannes Film Festival

Disney Pixar`s Up opened Cannes Film Festival

The 62nd Festival was opened for the first time with an animation film. Disney Pixar's Up is the story of an old man who achieves his dream of flying away to the wilds of South America when he ties thousands of balloons to his house, only to discover that a nine-year-old boy explorer has stowed away with him.

The film features the voices of Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger and is directed by Pete Docter, of Monsters Inc and Toy Story fame.