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Twenty three year old Alyz Henrich from Venezuela is the new Miss Earth. The final ceremony was held on December 7, 2013 at Versailles Palace, Philippines.
This is a double victory for Venezuela this year after María Gabriela Isler won Miss Universe 2013 title.
The evening saw a total of 16 awards presented to the leading figures in fashion, recognising creative talent and design excellence across all areas of the industry. The ceremony was hosted by one of the UK’s most exciting comedy talents, Jack Whitehall, and was attended by industry members, including retailers, models, celebrities and media, and for the first time this year, members of the public who purchased tickets to attend.
From now until December 11, 2013 runs online voting in the national competition 'Building of the Year'. As supporters of the Bulgarian fashion and apparel industry, we at Fashion.bg undoubtedly support and will vote for the new factory of one of the largest manufacturers of men's suits in Bulgaria - Top Man Ruse, which is recently popular with brand Richmart.
XVI Annual edition of the Festival of Coiffure and Beauty was held on October 20, 2013 in Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Once again the biggest event in the hairdressing industry gathered together many professionals and connoisseurs of beauty from Bulgaria and abroad.
The latest trends in hairstyles for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 were presented - both in the competition, where young hairdressers competed and in the Show of Nations.
The third annual Fashions Finest Awards, held on Saturday 2nd November 2013, was an event aimed at showing recognition and appreciation towards the exceptional undiscovered and emerging talent that exists within the British fashion industry.
Here are the winners of the 2013 Fashions Finest Awards, as selected by The Academy of Fashion & Creative Arts (AFCA)...
Huishan Zhang is the winner of the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The award was bestowed to the designer tonight at The Dorchester after a catwalk show featuring the four shortlisted designers of the prize. Huishan Zhang was presented with an endowment of £25,000 from Dorchester Collection's chief executive officer Christopher Cowdray, along with an engraved Baccarat crystal trophy and a stay at a Dorchester Collection property, and in a new element launched this year, the prospect of one-to-one mentoring from a selection of the judges.
Megan Young, representing the Philippines, received the Miss World Crown from Wenxia Yu. With a huge array of music dancing, bright lights and of course 127 amazing contestants, Miss World 2013 came to a dramatic conclusion as the cast was cut to 20, then 10, before a final 6 were left on stage to answer the judges questions. Philippines, Brazil, Spain, Ghana, and France were the judges selection from the Top 10, before they were joined by the wildcard People's Choice Gibraltar, who received the most votes on the Miss World 2013 application.
Irina Lazova from Bulgaria has been selected for 'The Lycra - Future Designer Award'.
She graduated from London College of Fashion in June, 2013. Previously, she has a BA in Public Relations and considerable experience in the field of advertising. These activities have helped her to build her design style, modern and bold, but still focused on the consumer interest.
Her collection, which participates in the race, is described as' luxury sportswear "or sportswear for non-practising women.
Miss China Yu Wenxia won the Miss World 2012 title in a competition with 116 contestants from all over the world in Ordos, China metropolis, located in Inner Mongolia, northern China.
Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarkos from Venezuela put the crown on the head of the new winner on the lavish ceremony, organized at the futuristic stadium "Dongsheng" in the city center, on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
The 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island Olivia Culpo won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant. She was chosen among 51 beauty queens on Sunday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
She is a 2010 graduate of St Mary Academy Bay View, an all-girls Catholic school in Riverside, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She is a sophomore at Boston University.
This evening in London took place the contest Miss World 2011, which had a record number of participants - 122. The crown of Miss World 2011 won the 21-year old beauty from Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, 179 cm. Her runner-ups are from the Philippines - Gwendoline RUAIS (2nd place) and Puerto Rico - Amanda PEREZ (3rd place). The top seven finalists were from Korea, Venezuela, England, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Scotland.
The story of the beauty from Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares is like a fairy tale. At the age of 8 years she became an orphan, when her parents died. Ivian was raised by the nuns in a convent in Tachira and was named Sora Ivian.
Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2011 on the 60th edition of the contest in Brazil. Leila Lopes beat out the 88 other young women to win the world's largest beauty pageant. The jury selected her because of her beauty and intellect.
The first runner-up was the 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko from Ukraine and the second runner-up was Priscila Machado from the host country Brazil. The third runner-up was Miss Philippines and the fourth - Miss China.
"Miss Earth is much more than just a beauty pageant, it's also an international environmental campaign." said Wanthanabhadee Jittanukroh, the CEO of the organizer PD Creation Co., Ltd., in an interview after the press conference on July 20, 2011 at the Kirimaya Resort in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima.
This year, Thailand is honored to be the host country for Miss Earth 2011 with the theme “Smile for Earth, for All”. Aligning with the International Year of the Forests, this year’s staging of the Miss Earth pageant is expected to be a grand showcase of Thailand’s rich culture, tourist spots, and, more importantly, its efforts to save and protect the environment.
Hotel Saint George Palace in St. Vlas, Bulgaria was a center of the beautiful European event - the contest Mrs. European Union 2011.
The 30-year old Olena Koch from Germany is the new Mrs. European Union. She was crowned by Elena Karakoleva, last year winner. Elena was dressed in a black dress from the brand Enzoani for Celebrities 2012. The dress is made from 35 meters natural silk with laser-cut elements, hand embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystals. The outfit was given to Elena from the director of the company Dick van Zutphen, partner of Bridal Fashion.
Bulgarian fashion designer Dessislava Goranova - one of the 17 winners in 19th edition of the competition Mittelmoda
The winners of the 19th edition of Mittelmoda that took place in Gorizia on July 1, 2011 were 17 and came from all over the world. One of them was the Bulgarian designer Dessislava Plamenova Goranova. She was born on 12.07.1983 in Sofia and now studies at "Accademia di Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo".
The other winners were :
Four Italians: Gea Antonini and Federica Croce from "Accademia di Costume e Moda", Petra Dorigoni from "Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti" and Federico De Peppo from "Accademia d'Alta Moda Koefia"....
A lot of beauty and charm promise the organizers of this year's edition of the contest Miss Bulgaria, which will be held for the first time in a special TV reality format. Everyone will be able to sense the emotions directly on TV7.
Conferencier of the gala ceremony will be the Bulgarian pop folk singer Kamelia, mentor will be Azis. Official designer of the contest this year is the top designer Sofia Borisova. The dresses are specially made for the evening from silk chiffon, organdy, satin and Spanish taffeta.
On 9th June at SPA hotel Argo in Ribaritsa, Bulgaria will take place the beauty contest Miss Argo-Ribaritza 2011. With this event will be opened the summer tourist season. The show will be conducted on the poolside of the hotel complex. 18 girls aged 16 to 26 years are among the contest participants, inform the hosts and sponsors from "Life Mode Bulgaria " and "BG Fashion". On 8th of June will be held the special "Talent evening", where participants will demonstrate their skills in singing, dancing and acting.
This year one of VIP guest-stars will be again the singer Ivan Dinev - Ustata. For the first time there will be a foreign guest - the singer Robert Benson from the Netherlands.
The most beautiful student from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia, Bulgaria was chosen on 28 April at the final of the contest Mr. and Miss UNWE 2011.
The 19-year old Gabriela Vasileva was shining at the event in a formal dress from Atelier SIMON. Designer Gergana Simeonova specially chose the outfits for each contestant to match her individuality.
Cracow Fashion Awards, a Polish contest for young designers, has opened Cracow Fashion Week for the third time. Since 1996, Cracow Fashion Awards has annually promoted emerging talents in fashion design, who have recently graduated from Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. The level of this year’s entries has been of an exceptionally high standard. The collections ranged from stunningly designed avant-garde outfits and evening-wear to modern street-wear and classic feminine elegance.
São Paulo Carnival has already chosen its champions. Vai-Vai samba school was announced as 2011 great winner with the samba theme presentation "A música venceu!" (The music won), which celebrated the life and career of a renowned brazilian maestro, João Carlos Martins.
On friday 11th, Vai-Vai and other seven Carnival winners will present again at Sambadrome in Champion´s Parade.
On a special ceremony at Grand Hotel Sofia 44-year-old Daniela Tsvetanova became Mrs. Baba* for 2011. She charmed the jury with her stunning look and skills. Daniela is married for 28 years, she lives and works in Sofia and develop her own business, which makes her absolutely independent. She thinks that it’s very important for one woman to maintain and look good, even if she’s a grandma. Daniela is the grandmother of 8-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl.
Miss Nebraska 2010 Teresa Scanlan was crowned as Miss America 2011 friday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The final night of the 90th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant presented by DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse was broadcast live from Las Vegas on ABC.
Teresa's triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the country during her year of service as Miss America 2011.
Thomas Tait is the winner of the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. It was awarded last night in The Dorchester’s elegant Orchid Room where an intimate gathering of VIP guests mingled with the celebrated Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize judging panel.
The judges of the inaugural Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize included Manolo Blahnik, the Hon. Daphne Guinness, milliner Stephen Jones, Yasmin Le Bon, Giles Deacon, Vanity Fair contributing editor Elizabeth Saltzman, ES Magazine’s fashion director Gianluca Longo and Bronwyn Cosgrave, chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been nominated for the British Fashion Council’s Designer Brand of the Year award.
The singer-turned-fashion designer, who launched her label in 2008 to rave reviews, has been shortlisted for the prestigious award, taking on fashion heavyweights such as Mulberry, Burberry and Pringle, reported Contactmusic.
After a serious casting, only 15 beauties were chosen to hit the stage in the amazing show. The contestants competed in various rounds of the competition, even in a creative task, that the jury of pop-folk star Alicia, the top model Petya Velkova, Super Bianca and pop singer Lubo gave to them.
The girls fought with dignity for the awards and many prizes, which were provided by the main sponsors Marilyn slims and vodka Flirt, as well as MAX FACTOR, SHISEDO and the attractive watches ICE WATCH.
Eighty three models took part in the contest for the prestigious crown and the title Miss Universe 2010, among which 21 from Latin America. On Thursday were selected 15 semi finalists. Unfortunately, there was no Bulgarian participant in the contest this time.
The Mexican Jimena Navarrete was selected to become Miss Universe 2010.
Navarrete surprised everyone, as the expectations were that the crown will go to the representative of Ireland, Venezuela or USA.
The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas is the venue for this year’s Miss Universe competition, which will be held today ad 18:00 local time.
83 contestants will show their best side during the spectacular show tonight. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company and since then the title Miss Universe has been awarded 19 times to representatives of Latin America.
Fifteen beauties from Burgas and the region walked on the stage in front of guests in the exotic garden of “Royal Beach Barcelo” – Sunny Beach.
The event has become a real show in Hollywood style and a concert, which was attended by the star of Bulgarian pop music LiLana and her brother, beat boxing champion Skiler and Mr. King - Konstantin.
The participants in the competition were presented in four rounds.
The beauty contest was held in Sheraton Hotel Balkan, to nominate the freshest model of summer 2010. Fashion editors, celebrities, and guests of Viva Casino! chose 17 years old Alexandra Krasteva as the winner.
16 candidates from across the country competed for the title of Miss Summer Viva 2010. They went through three rounds and showed the latest trends of Italian fashion brands Zu Elements and Phard. The French Pataugas shoes completed the styling of the models.
The third edition of "Miss Argo – Ribaritsa 2010" won the only blonde girl among the participants – Simona Konova from Troyan.
The contest was part of the festivities which will open the summer 2010 tourist season in Central Balkan National Park.
The show, hosted by Dragomir Draganov, took place by the poolside of hotel Argo. For the guests were provided excellent conditions and a lot of champagne. The decoration around the pool was made by agency Surprise from Lovech.
The 21-year old brunette Romina Andonova from Sofia took most of the awards at the beauty contest "Miss Bulgaria 2010", announced the organizers.
The beauty attracted the attention of the audience and the jury. Romina will present Bulgaria in the world finals "Miss World 2010".
The first runner up, according to the jury, with chairman Evgenia Kalkandjieva - Manova, is the 22-year old Yana Chinkova from Plovdiv. The blond is already popular being a weather girl in the television Pro.bg. She is also "Miss Plovdiv 2009".
From Plovdiv is also the second runner up - the 21-year old red hair beauty Zornitsa Stoycheva.
Viewers chose the most dignified married Bulgarian to present our country in the world competition "Mrs World" 2010.
Iva Shtereva is the lady, voted by the viewers of NTV to present our country in the world competition "Mrs World" 2010 in Korea.
She participated in the National campaign for most dignified married Bulgarian organized by Yanenka Lyutzkanova "Mrs. Bulgaria World 2003", Svetoslav Yordanov, director of Mrs. World for Bulgaria and Dr. Rumyana Marinova - "Mrs. Globe 2004" .
Twenty years old Birsen Mustafova became the first winner in the contest of Dir.BG - "Miss Paradise on Earth" for December.
The beauty was awarded with a photo session in the Botanical Garden of B.A.S.
Birsen was captured by photographers George Bojikov and Boris Bishkov of Hammer Studio - partner of Dir.BG for the contest.
"The aim of the contest was to motivate the young people to get to know the traditions and culture in the field of garments and design of the people in the European Union. And to recreate them to fit todays conditions of life and fashion trends", shared the organizers. The participants sent their ideas as fashion sketches and the 15 best ideas received help to develop them and present the clothes in the fashion show. It is curious that most ideas were taken from traditional men's costumes and originally transformed in provocative women's garments.
Several days ago 15 beauties participated in the contest Miss Sofia - Winter
2010 in beautiful youth toilets of boutique WOMAN MONRO with designer Milena
Tsoncheva and the prom dresses of atelier SIMON with designer Gergana Simeonova.
Delfina specially made swimsuits in red for the contest and they were combined
with Christmas hats to remind the holiday approach.
Marchela Mincheva is the third runner-up, the second is Gergana Chakarova, the first runner-up is Ana Maria from Sofia. Miss Sofia - Winter became Lilia Teterekova. All they received a lot of presents.
23-year-old representative of Gibraltar Kayane Aldorino was chosen as the most beautiful woman in the world for 2009.
The ceremony took place on 14 November in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The leggy brunette, dressed in white-lace evening gown, was crowned as silver confetti rained down onstage around her. Miss World 2008 " Ksenia Suhinova gave jeweled crown to the winner.
Atelier Simon was the official designer of the world contest Best Model of
the World 2009, which was held on 11.12.2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Designer Gergana Simeonova made a photo session with the winner in the contest Аicha Dicko from Mali, who is most probably the next Naomi Campbel.
On 12 November 2009, the Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting its
international fashion prize, the Swiss Textiles Award, for the 10th time
at the Schiffbau in
Zurich on the occasion of the Stella Contemporary Fashion Award event.
Stella Contemporary Fashion Award 2009
The Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting the Swiss Textiles Award for the 10th time on 12 November 2009 at the Schiffbau in Zurich.This is one of the world’s best endowed fashion prizes for young designers. The prize is worth 100,000 euros to the competition winner. The prize has given a career boost to former winners, many of whom now enjoy an international reputation.
At the beginning of the year Stanislava Stratieva-Koleva was selected to be the
most beautiful married Bulgarian for 2009.
She is 32 years old from Stara Zagora. She is married and has a 2-year old daughter. She is a journalist and in 2006 she was named the "Most stylish worldly person" from the media.
On 22 November Stanislava will show her intellect and charm in the biggest world contest for married ladies "Mrs. World".
Triumph Inspiration Award ’09 shooting with top model Jourdan Dunn and fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel
Munich, August 31, 2009 - Super model Jourdan Dunn set in scene this year’s inspirational lingerie designs from 28 young designers around the world at the Triumph Inspiration Award campaign shooting. The creative pieces worn by the star model were photographed by the Italian fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel.
At the shooting Jourdan Dunn and Giovanni Gastel slipped into the different creative ideas of each individual design to emphasize this year’s design motto “icons”. “For a perfect picture, I just need poetry and beauty. All these designs gave me both. The creative burst of the young talents gave me a lot of inspiration”, said Giovanni Gastel about the shooting.
After over 3 hours fashion show and emotions for the participants, the jury elected the girl, who will be crowned as Miss Varna 2009.
And this is 17-year-old Alisa Ganeva. Her measures are 84-63-94 and height 182 cm.
The runner-up is Inna Nikolova, 18-year-old with height 181 cm.
The third place went to the twine Nelly Dimitrova and Simona Dimitrova, 18-years-old.
On the fourth place is 19-year-old Ivelina Kamburova, height 170 cm
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.