The International Exhibition of Hairdressing, Beauty, Make-up, Perfumery and Fashion ITALIAN FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY has two editions – spring and autumn.
The participants in the salon are manufacturers and dealers of professional hair-care products and accessories; beauty companies; suppliers of equipment and devices for hairdresser's and beautician's.
The model has asked Christian Siriano - who won the fourth season of 'Project
Runway', the fashion TV show she presents - to make her a variety of pieces
in the dark hue.
Christian explained: "She's all about black. We made her some pieces from my Fierce Mama Maternity line and she wanted everything in black. I think she's trying to cover it a little this time. She's getting older and wants to be more sophisticated, not casual. She's trying to keep it a little quiet."
The German supermodel - who has six-year-old son Caspar and four-year-old daughter Clementine with husband Matthew Vaughn - took a break from modelling after discovering she was expecting, but worried she would find it hard to return to work.
She said: "People forget that when you're pregnant you can't work, so you've sort of gone. When I started modelling again, someone said to me, 'Oh I thought you'd given up.' But it's not like other jobs where you can just continue.
On 13 and 14 June 2009 in complex "St. Constantine and Elena" will take place the most bigger fashion event in Bulgaria "Fashion evenings", which is held for 8th year with the exclusive assistance and kind household of Grand Hotel Varna.
This year a partner of the event is the Bulgarian fashion portal Fashion.bg, which celebrates 10 years from its creation, during which it actively promoted Bulgarian fashion in Bulgaria and abroad.
A fashion model contest is starting, which will determine the "InterStilist's model of the month".
In the contest can participate models or photomodels over 18 years of age (women).
The title "Interstilist's model of the month" will go to one of the contenders, who will receive a one-year commercial contract, a place in next year's "InterStilist's model of the month" calendar, and the big prize - a car.
On 8 May in Sofia was held the fashion show ROMA FASHION. Original gipsy music and poetry accompanied the event.
Inspired by the gipsy aesthetics, designers from Bulgaria and abroad presented their creations, showing the romance of the "gipsy style" in contemporary fashion. The show included models of designers from Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Argentina, Macedonia etc.
As you can guess, it’s all about diamonds. This well-known, playful song of Marilyn Monroe became a symbol of the eternal striving of women to refinement, richness and luxury. Touching to the magic stone is a unique feeling, the look like goes deep down in one hypnotic and endless beauty. The diamond is considered as a standard of richness, power and prosperity.
The word „diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas” that means unconquerable, indestructible. The diamond is the hardest natural material in the world.
he Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, the spring 2009 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition is on view at the Metropolitan from May 6 through August 9, 2009.
Cartier hosted its 100th Anniversary in America Celebration and presented the exhibition Cartier... 100 Years of Passion and Free Spirit in America. It displays 100 one-of-a-kind Cartier Collection creations and also showcases along side pieces loaned from private collections of some of Cartier's most celebrated clients. The exhibition was opened in the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York and will run through May 21st before moving to Cartier's Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive boutique and running June 1-14, 2009.
For two days in Madrid at more than 20 bridal fashion shows were showcased the latest trends in bridal wear made in Spain.
Internationally-acclaimed Spanish designers like Duyos, Isabel Zapardiez, Jorge Terra and Hannibal Laguna revealed the trends in bridal fashion and underwear for 2010, which are inspired by the vintage style and use sheer fabrics.
Diana Ivancheva will participate in the longest fashion show on water - the International festival for Haute Couture THE SOPOT FASHION DAYS 2009 in Poland
On 30 April the new star of EXPOSE MODEL Diana Ivancheva announced at a press conference that she will participate in the longest fashion show on water, which will be held on a 511 meter quay in Poland on 2 May.
At the beginning of April she triumphed in the contest TOP MODEL OF THE WORLD in Berlin and was a second runner-up of the winner from Brazil Débora Moura Lyra.
At THE SOPOT FASHION DAYS 2009 their new haute couture collections will present designers from Paris, London, Milan and Warsaw, among which collections of BGN, Vitali V, Saverio Palatellaand Maciej Zien.
The Israeli model - who is dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio - says she has spent her life hunting for the perfect piece of beachwear and believes she has finally found it by creating a $120 swimsuit with surfwear brand Hurley.
Fronting the advertising campaign for her 'Perfect Little Black Bikini', the 23-year-old beauty said: "Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with finding the perfect little black bikini, and always searching for a timeless, sexy suit with the best fit. I have never been able to find the perfect bikini, until now.
Plastic surgeon Cyrille Blum claims the 50-year-old singer has had a series of non-invasive treatments to help maintain her looks.
Blum said: “She looks the same as she did 20 years ago. She looks like a good Michael Jackson.”
The cosmetic expert – who has a global A-list celebrity clients – believes the star’s wrinkle-free skin is due to the emergence of a new procedure, dubbed the ‘pillow face’.
10 ladies will take part in Miss Bulgaria Grand competition on Tuesday night (28.04.) at Grand De Luxe night-club.
The magnetic Magdalena Jelyaskova, the Bulgarian pop-folk icons Aneliya and Gloriya, Simona Parvanova, Zaineb Madjurova, Aleksander Bessedin and Mister Manhunt 2009 – Viktor Angelov will be the jury of the contest.
The Brazilian supermodel presented her 'Ipanema Gisele Bundchen' eco-friendly shoe collection - which includes a range of summery, strappy sandals - at the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel in Spain on Wednesday (22.04.09).
The pieces are based around five 'Seeds' themes.
Botany, Fern and Bean take are best suited for evening wear, while the Leaf and Life designs were made for everyday wear.
In discreet tribute to Christian Dior, Dior Christal embodies the sophistication
that conceives each one of its timepieces like a Couture creation.
Almost as hard as a diamond, sapphire crystal is the very quintessence of Dior Christal. Never before has this material, traditionally reserved for watch glass, been used for decorative purposes. Since 2005, Dior Christal, with its sapphire crystal hand-cut and inserted in marquetry style on the bezel and bracelet, has invented a theatre of lights that brings enchantment back to watch-making once again.
Markam Fashion presented the new Autumn/Winter 2009/10 collection in Tokyo, during the fashion design program WEAREUROPE. The European commission and the Delegation of the European commission in Japan organized the event. Among other 35 companies from EU, Markam was chosen to demonstrate the European fashion trends for the upcoming season.
Mrs. Helene Retsinis Stalsbo, Attaché Trade Section to the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan and Mr. Bernard Cendron, President of K.K.BCIL Japon, who visited the booth of Markam, underlined that the Bulgarian brand has a very good chance as a part of the European fashion, which is respected very much by the Japanese consumers. The most important advantage though is the indisputable quality of the product, the unique design, as well as the use of Italian and French textile.
A suit made from "the world's most expensive
wool", designed by Alexander Amosu, has been sold to a mystery buyer for £70,000.
It took more than 80 hours to make the suit from Arctic wool, qiviuk, and rare South American wool, vicuna.
"I firmly believe that in the wake of the recession, there is still a demand for uncompromising quality", said the designer Alexander Amosu.
The top coiffeur Vasil Mihaylov, artistic director of coiffure academy Stephan,
presented on stage a unique collection haute couture hair styles for Renault
during the premiere of the new cars of the brand in Bulgaria.
The hair style and the car are the newest stylish city jewels. This was proved by the official premiere of Renault Megane Hatch and Renault Megane Coupe in Bulgaria at an elegant fashion show in Rainbow Plaza in Sofia, Bulgaria. As expected the hair colours will be dominated by the colours of the new Megane, the shape and volume of the hair styles will follow the elegant line and stylish sexy design.
Kate Moss, Madonna, Debbie Harry and Bridget Bardot have been named the biggest fashion icons of the 20th century
British supermodel Kate Moss, whose 1993 Calvin Klein advertising campaign sparked a craze for waif-like models - was crowned the best-dressed person from the 90s after polling 62.5 per cent of the vote.Fellow models Linda Evangelista and Erin O'Connor won second and third place respectively, with former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham coming fourth.
Pop singer Madonna's iconic 80s 'Material Girl' look - which saw her take inspiration from Marilyn Monroe by sporting bleached blonde hair and bright red lips - was also lauded, with Britain's late Princess Diana and actress Joan Collins also receiving mentions for their fashion savvy during the decade.
Blondie singer Debbie Harry's rock-chick style received 43.8 per cent of 70s vote, beating Diana Ross and Bianca Jagger.
Fashion science are often regarded as two fields on opposite poles. The first has a volatile, superficial reputation. The second is believed to be very serious and more often than not, boring. Their pairing however gave life to products worthy of science fiction, products that emit lights, kill germs, store heat and restore it to the body when temperature drops, measure your blood pressure, temperature and water levels in your body. For several years, fashion designers and producers have been working together on technological novelties in clothing, which no longer has no merely keep you warm, but also has to provide functions worthy of smart gadgets.
Martina Slavcheva, Miss sIren 2008, and Rumen Georgiev, Mister Bulgaria 2005,
are chosen to be fashion faces of Dizi's Spring-Summer collection 2009.
The models made photos with the impressive clothes, shoes, and bags of the brand. Stylist photographers and make-up artists took care of their impressive look.
Dizi's proposals for spring-summer 2009 include all shades of blue, salmon colour, red and the classic black and white.
Moto-Pfohe Ltd., official importer and distributor of Ford, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover in Bulgaria, organized a charity fashion show in help of the orphans that finish school this year.
Young designers, students in the National Academy of Art, specialty Fashion, presented their collections, inspired by different art and architecture creations. The models were designed and stamped by the designers, who also added hand painted motives. The defile "This is now" is one of the events, with which the specialty Fashion with a master prof. Gredi Assa celebrates 10 years from its creation.
Much more often elements from sports fashion are presented in fashion designers collections. For summer 2009 in most of collections has more than one shorts' model. With or without cuffs, stripy, chequered or with leopard prints etc. Shorts successfully are combined with short coats, jackets, shirts, vests or blouses.
Orange is the most fashionable colour for spring-summer season 2009. From light bold
orange to reserved and delicate peach and red hues, as a base colour or an accent
clothes. Orange will be presented in the wardrobe of these who want to be fashion. It
will give a fresh air into classic dresses and a retro style when it is combined
with contrasting brown trousers.
Nontraditional but much more offered from designers are combination of orange with fuxia and green. Stylish and attractive is the combination of one-coloured orange trousers with a vest or shirt with flower elements or an orange coat with a varicoloured skirt.
Delightfully glamorous with minimalist passions. This is the United Colors of
Benetton woman for next spring-summer.
A collection of carefully-studied elegance which is deceptively simple. A collection of sophisticated colours, definitive moods, details that are never banal, styles that are carefully cut and constructed and always very now with a clear feeling for changing fashions.
In a 4 star hotel complex in the sunniest city in Bulgaria - Petrich, fashion house Organdin made a fashion show to present its prom dresses collection. Recently the company opened its first boutique in the city. Models from Petrich and Sandanski took part in the fashion defile. Designer of the collection is Tanya Mil, who lives and works in Sandanski. The young Bulgarian folk singer Samantha took part in the show and sang her hit "Fire in Heaven". After the show the designer surprised the guests with another talent - she sang the song "Chicken" of the Serbian singer Ceca Velichkovich.
Susana Escribano is a young designer from Spain. She presented her collection
Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 at Castilla y Leon Fashion week in March 2009.
Her collection is inspired by the Dark Punk-Goth world, where darkness and mystery
accompany you, where you feel pleased to be an active part of darkness, gloom
To be Gothic is not only to be sensitive, to read the damned poets and to listen to Lagrimosa. To be Gothic is also to be able to seduce to owns and to scare the strangers. A Gothic is born, it is not made.
Young designers from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East between 18 and
32 years of age are invited to take part. Take your chance to show your collection
to a large international audience!
The competition encourages and supports young designers at the outset of their careers to establish themselves and to exchange ideas with their counterparts from other countries.
In 2008 the first createurope: THE FASHION DESIGN AWARD took place. In this first year it already achieved great success, with over 1000 entrants, a jury of prominent figures from the fashion world and a catwalk show for the finalists in Berlin in October 2008.
The channel TV2 from Island and its leader Gudjon Helgason are in Bulgaria to shoot the most sexy event - "Night of the sex bombs". Their interest is dictated mostly by the Island beauty Asdis Ran, who lives in Bulgaria because of the football engagements of her husband Gardar. The star from Island is nominated in the category "The most sexy blond" for 2009.
International Fair Plovdiv organizes in Plovdiv, in partnership with the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters – BAATPE, the spring edition of the largest business initiative in the field of textile and apparel named BGate Spring.
The exhibition is expected to be the venue where Bulgarian manufacturers can meet their colleagues and partners active on the domestic and international markets. Its aim is to create a suitable business environment for exchanging contacts, strengthening the existing relationships and establishing new co-operations.
Spring is the season of weddings. The weather is warm and kind. In the air
hovers love and high mood. Wedding dresses continue to inspire from romance
of the feast. Some designers take a look back to 20's of the last century.
We propose you the accents of this spring actual fashion trends.
Embroidery with floral elements
It is modern the contrast of white dress and decoration of textile flowers. Three colored threads are weaven into flowers - burgundy, black, sailor's blue or dark green.
The new Miss Bulgaria is Antonia Petrova from the city of Pernik. The blond beauty is 24 years old and has two degrees in higher education - in Economics and Law. She will present Bulgaria at the contest Miss World 2009. The first runner up is Elitsa Lubenova from Dve Mogili, who is 18 years old. She studies in a school for folklore dances in Kotel, her dream is to dance on the scene of Bolshoi theater.
The title Miss Beauty of the World Bulgaria 2009 received the 17-year old Ruslana Kaneva from Sofia. She will present Bulgaria on the contest in China in April. Miss Tourism Planet is the 19-year old Polina Gergusheva from Sofia, who will represent Bulgaria in Athens. Polina writes music and wants to be a journalist.
Fashion specialists are categorical: for the new season you must chose simple beauty, candy colors and lots of flowers. The classic combination between black and white is interpreted in original way in the propositions of the fashion designers and presents a new, modern outlook. These tendencies are seen in the new collection spring-summer 2009 of Jana Jekova. The dynamic color palette interprets the colorful range of the rainbow. It passes through candy colors as turquoise blue and cyclamen, sunny orange-gold tonality and reaches dark purple and metallic. The dresses are mainly made of silk, lace and hand-written materials. The designer uses again high class fabrics such as luxurious Italian silk.
Fashion Love Music is a project, which has the idea to gather at one scene the fashion and music, two contemporary conceptions. Fashion and music are a part of our every day lives, they are our choice, our way of life. The first edition of Fashion Love Music will present the most successful Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova - Virginia Atelier and one of the most popular names in Bulgaria music scene - Miro. The top designer Virginia Zdravkova will present the models of her new collection, the models will walk on the sound of `Omirotvoren` - the new album of Miro, on 25th March, Wednesday, 8 p.m. in Club Escape.
The designer's ready-to-wear collection displayed peasant blouses, embroidered skirts and hip-waisted military coats teamed with towering high-heeled shoes and coin-covered headdresses. The outrageous collection - which included diaphanous vests and voluminous skirts and a Russian-style bridal gown - won praise from fashion fans and critics alike.
Model-and-actress Milla Jovovich, who was seated in the front row, said: "It was like some opening into a doorway of dreams in Russian-Ukrainian fairy tale fantasy dreams."
The 5-th International b2b Gift Exhibition REGALO will take place on 12 – 14 March, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The success of the previous editions definitely showed that the recently established gift market in Bulgaria is quickly developing and expanding. A lot of gift shops are still appearing in order to meet the growing demand for all sorts of gift items for any occasion, from business and luxury to original and amusing ones.
The total consumption of gifts, decorative articles, jewelry, household articles, toys, sports, camping goods and stationery in 2007 in Bulgaria amounted to ? 364 million and is continuing to grow steadily. This process is highly favored by the EU membership of the country and the whole economic growth in the Region.
I LOVE FASHION, the official brand of the fashion channel FASHION TV, sets foot on the Bulgarian market.
The fashion label I LOVE FASHION is made by famous designers all over the world. Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city, where a shop of FASHION TV will be opened with clothes of I LOVE FASHION. It will be in the newly built trade center Mall Plovdiv - 8 Perushtica Str. The official opening will be on 19 March.
The collection Spring/Summer of I LOVE FASHION turns every lady to the diamond of the evening. The clothes are playful and provoking.
Castilla y Leon fashion week started on 3rd March in Burgos, Spain. Three days more than 30 Spanish designers and fashion houses present their collections for Autumn-Winter 2009-2010 in fashion shows and trade zone. The collections include womens, mens and children's clothes, underwear and lingerie, accessories and cosmetics. More than 140 journalists and importers from 37 countries attend the event. Here the crisis can not be felt and the organization is perfect. The main sponsor is the regional government which intends to help the growth of the companies from the fashion industry in Castilla y Leon and to raise the event to the level of the other international fashion weeks.
The Brazilian supermodel eloped with the NBA star to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Valentine’s Day (14.02.09) where they were married in an intimate civil ceremony.
Adriana – who is famous for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, modelling the company’s lingerie range – revealed they plan to have a lavish ceremony in either Brazil or in Marko’s native Serbia later this year so they can celebrate their commitment to each other with their loved ones.
Virginia Zdravkova opened her first boutique for clothes and accessories for every day in Sofia. The collection Winter 2008/2009 is created for all ladies that care for their style and the individual sign of the designer. Sweaters, shirts, trousers and skirts with the brand VIRGINIA are presented for the first time in the new boutique of Virginia atelier on 166 Rakovki Str.
To the clothes Virginia Zdravkova has created many accessories - shawls, belts, bags and glasses. In the collection dominate the trendy for the season black, gray and lilac.
Finally happened this, which were dreamed so many Bulgarian stars of the popular music - a concert in Olympia Hall - Paris. The happiest man in the evening of 9th of January 2009 in the emblematical concert hall was Lili Ivanova! When a big dream becomes reality, it makes happy many people. Lucky were the fulfilled to the utmost hall audience (many of which Bulgarians), which enjoyed the magnificent voice of the prima of the Bulgarian variety. Among them were the artist-cosmopolitan Nikola Manev, the poetess Nadejda Zaharieva, the pop singers Georgi Hristov and Grafa, the bard Mihail Belchev, the well-known businesswoman, Maecenas and philanthropist Lily Cherveniakova with her son Kamen, the poet and translator Kiril Kadiyski - Director of the Bulgarian Cultural Center in Paris, the young pop star Elitsa Todorova, the top photographer Vassil Karkelanov and many other local and foreign celebrities from France, Russia, Croatia and elsewhere.
On the eve of Christmas – at 16th December 2008 – was organized the charity performance of “Almanac of the Bulgarian fashion 2009” under the patronage of the first lady Mrs. Zorka Parvanova. Author and compiler of the almanac is Prof. Dr. Lubomir Stoykov, president of the Academy for fashion. The event was organized in building 2 of residence “Boyana” and at established during the years tradition will be with charity character. In preliminary auction through bidding were sold off the first three – officially numbered and signed by the author, copies of the book. Daniela Giosheva – manager of non-commercial association “Our beautiful Bulgaria - Prosperity” bought the first, most precious almanac.
At the ninth edition of Castilla y Leon Fashion week the Spanish company by Imelda showed its collection handbags and shoes for Spring-Summer 2009. The collection is very romantic. A part of it is inspired by the waves in the sea and the bags contain a lot of frills. The other designs are inspired of the typical for Spain bull fights. The colors of the bags are warm and bright - green, pink, sea blue, white, orange, sand and earth nuances. The leather is natural, the make is perfect. Models from the leather of ostrich, crocodile, python, frog etc. are also offered.
With an impressive gala-spectacle in „Kempinski Hotel Zografski”, the three time bearer of the award „Golden needle” of the Academy for fashion Virginia Zdravkova presented her collection „Lavazza”, inspired by the images of the calendar for 2009. The talented designer for third time created collection, inspired by the famous brand coffee.
Some days ago, she even loaded with money her collection of the last year „Lavazza”, as she obtained „Golden needle 2008” of the Academy for fashion – this time for fashion spectacle, inspired by the calendar of the aromatic drink.
A part of the special collection of the world famous giant "Pronovias" was presented at the fifteenth "Ball of the top models", organized by Evgeni Minchev. This collection includes 150 models of former dresses in single pieces, that are produced from natural silk, tulle and organza (bambulla and mantilla). The beautiful models from agency "Ivet Fashion" were irresistible in the most actual for 2009 colors – dark blue, champagne, orange, turquoise green, black and silver.
The presenter of the event Gala, the famous actress and singer Dessi Tenekedjieva and "Mrs. Bulgaria UN World 2007" Ekaterina Duneva were dressed in toilets of the exclusive brand "My Lady".
JULIANO shirts have faultless quality, unique fabrics from high quality Egyptian cotton, processed by the best Italian masters, free and comfortable line or a pattern that follows the body. All this gives a unique individuality of the man with a sense of style and luxury.
Winter is coming and we need to take care of our warmth and comfort with an elegant hat, which will also add to our modern vision.
The main hat trend for Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 is the beret, especially in dark gray or black colour. This winter berets often have different embellishments and brooches.
Knitted hats have always been popular among teenagers. In Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 very trendy are knitted hats with visor.
Atelier "Mon Amour" and "Maria-Anna Bella" are official importers of the world famous Italian company "VENUS BRIDAL". Since 20 November they have the pleasure to present more than 140 models original ball, cocktail and bridal outfits from the newest collection 2009.
With the various models "VENUS" cares about the fascination of every bride, bridesmaid, mother, sponsor etc., as well as for the non standard vision of all ladies that are going to a ball or cocktail.
The business image is the most actual for the town girls, according to the designer of fashion house „Roshavata garga” Albena Alexandrova. At fashion theatrical spectacle, called “Ah, this .... Jazz!” the designer in original way presented her most actual proposals for season autumn-winter 2008/ 2009. The idea of the title is inspired from „ Ah, this Jazz!”, from the spirit of the 60s in front of the eyes of the modern man of 21 century. Through contest Albena Alexandrova, chief designer of „Roshavata garga”, gave chance to more than 20 designers to work on the autumn-winter collection ‘08/09 of „Roshavata garga and team”. he leading words in the collection are: The City, The Sex, The Business and The Tradition.