Competitions & awards
Gea Antonova (age 18) from Sofia is the new winner of „Become a face of Kwiat” competition. She gained the opportunity to take photo session with the newest glass models of Kwiat 2008 collection. She also gained a money prize and „Kwiat Exclusive” sunglasses from the newest 2008 collection.
The jury awarded the second place to Dimitar Stoyanov (age 18) from Sofia. He also gained glasses, model „Kwiat Limited Edition” from the newest 2008 collection. The third place was taken by Anna Ivanova (age 21) from Sofia who gained „Kwiat” sunglasses too. Elena Nosikova (age 18) from Asenovgrad was awarded with the special prize - „Kwiat” sunglasses.
The Bulgarian beauty Maria Radeva has reached the final stage of the Image Model 2007 pageant, held in Las Vegas. She has to eliminate only three rivals to grab the title.
One girl is to leave the contest every week after the results of an on-line voting are announced.
The last two models are to face each other in a direct battle in a TV show.
Mrs. Bulgaria 2007 is the designer Alexandra Milusheva Dimitrova. The beauty is a creative director of fashion boutique Astella Atelier. She is 27 years old and is happily married and has a daughter Vanessa - one year and nine months old. Vanessa supported her mother loudly during the show. Alexandra Milusheva was selected to be a face of two from the media partners of the event Grazia magazine and Standart newspaper. She will present our country on the biggest pageant for married women Mrs. World 2008.
The first runner up of Mrs. Bulgaria is Janeta Ivanova from Sofia. She is 27 years old and is recently married (9 months ago).
“Sloggi” decided to make a quest for the worlds most beautiful bottom. The beginning of the competition in Bulgaria was announced at a press conference, where Mrs. Dora Black - General manager of "Triumph Bulgaria" declared the aims of the campaign.
The best male and female bottom in the world quest “Show me your sloggi” will win a cash prize of 10,000 euros each and a lucrative modelling contract, as well as an insurance for their bottoms.
In the start of the competition in Bulgaria took part the girls and boys from the “New X” ballet, who presented the newest autumn collection underwear and swimwear accompanied by the “Sloggi” song.
For the 13th time the Bulgarian Fashion Academy bestowed the prestigeous Golden needle awards 2006. The event was held on an official gala-eve where fashion and TV shook hands.
The ceremony was held at the studio of the popular bTV fashion show „Ogledala“ (Mirrors).
Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time the Golden needle prize, awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy. Such was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed. Voting results were certified by notary Aksenia Monova.
Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time Golden needle prize awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy.
This was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed.
The other winners are:
"Zebra" - for the fashion house of the year; Angel Tsvetanov – for the fashion photographer of the year; Kiril Chalakov – for the make-up of the year and the pop singer Irina Florin – for the most successful debut of the 2006th.
The Academy of fashion gave its highest award "Golden Needle 2005". This most prestigeous for Bulfarian fashion design event attracted for 12th year the media, journalists, fashion critics and the cultural public.
The glamorous event took place in the new Youth theatre. The jury comprising of 34 journalists in the presence of the lawyer Axenia Monova voted for the best fashion creators, make-up artists, photographers and organizers of fashion shows.
Designer of the year (for the second time) became Virginia Zdravkova, who showed an exquisite and elegant collection. Among her works was the first Bulgarian dress, worn on the official "Oscar" ceremony.
Fashion house of the year (women's fashion) became "Tani" with designer Tania Metodieva. Golden Needle for men's fashion received Atanas Parushev, and for fashion photography - Moni Frances.
The competition "Miss Bulgaria 2006" chose for its designer Alya Milusheva-Dimitrova and Astella Atelier. The candidates for the prestigeous title were dressed in 36 unique toilets designed by Alya. The famous designer was also in the jury of the competition.
For the first time in the history of the competition for queen of beauty it took place in Plovdiv, not in the capital Sofia.
Traditionally before Christmas holidays Irida fashion house handed its annual awards for journalists - for media partnership, contribution in the field of fashion and professional reporting of fashion events during the last year.
The event held on December 22, 2004 in Irida Gallery in the presence of guests and journalists. In Press Category the award went to Maria Netsova – First Deputy Editor in Chief of Vsichko Za Zhenata weekly paper – for reporting events organized by Irida fashion house and the Bulgarian-Russian Fashion Week in Moscow.
Bulgarian fashion bookmagazine, National fashion design council and Sunny fashion Bulgaria organize the SECOND NATIONAL YOUNG STYLIST-DESIGNER COMPETITION.
Express yourself in any or all of the following sections: Kids fashion; Sports and leisure teenage fashion; Formal wear, haute couture; Overcoats and leather wear ...
On great interest and very splendid and stylish passed by the official ceremony of 10th anniversary Bulgarian Fashion Academy Awards Zlatna Igla 2003 /Golden Needle 2003/. The gala-evening for voting and handing the most prestigious fashion awards in Bulgaria was on March 13th, 2004 in Inter Expo Center. The Fashion Academy /launched in 1993 in Paris by Donka Ganeva and Lubomir Stoykov/ proof that the most impartial assessment of the fashion design achievements belongs to the Fourth power - of the fashion journalists.
And the winners are: Designer of the year and winner of Zlatna igla 2003 for personal contribution to the Bulgarian fashion design became Virginia Zdravkova /Virginia atelier/, Fashion house of the year – Agressia /manager Maja Asenova/, Fashion photographer – Valentin Mechanov and winner of the award for total contribution to the Bulgarian design - Bulgarian Fashion Forum in the face of its chairman Ivan Chalakov.
Worthy of notice presentation
of Desi Stoycheva on the Artfashion show on Michaelerplatz
Lubomir Stoykov - member of the jury for the Coral Fashion Award
On its session on Friday the Academy of fashion voted the nominations for the "Golden needle" award for the year 2001. The award for overall contribution to Bulgarian fashion and the "Golden needle" in this category is adjudged to the famous Bulgarian designer Daria Manchenko. She has graduated the Higher school of fashion stylistics, haute couture fashion and costume "Arman Gojel" in Paris and more than a quarter of a century she works in the field of fashion design.
The third annual models casting "Visages models 2001" took place on 25 November in the National Palace of Culture. 72 girls from 29 Bulgarian cities all over the country participated in the casting. They were chosen through regional selections, organised by "Visages models".
The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss
Universe Pageant was held on Friday May 11th, at the Ruben
Rodriguez Coliseum in
Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Seventy-seven delegates took part in the preliminary competitions and rehearsals.
The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became "Miss
Bulgaria" for this year and she will represent Bulgaria in
the "Miss Universe" concurs in Puerto Rico.< br />
The jury comprised the president of the Bulgarian Football Union Ivan Slavkov, the sculptor Vejdi Rashidov, fashion photographers, editors, producers. They chose Ivayla Bakalova because of her womanhood and her measures 92–63–88 cm.