Leonid Gurevich - The Wedding Dress You Need To Buy
Stylist Â Leonid Gurevich
Gurevich caught the grand fashion bug in the wardrobe workshops of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow frequently visiting his mother who worked as an embroiderer there. As a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Gurevich was awarded the prestigious CFDA Scholarship Award and became the first student ever to be featured on the cover of the FIT Magazine. He continues to develop capsule collections and work with private atelier clients, presenting his works at various venues including the Museum of Russian Art.
As a fashion illustrator, Gurevich has worked with designers Zac Posen, Alecia Zameska and Anya Caliendo Couture Millinery Atelier among others. Celebrities who have worn his clothes include Lil Kim, Sasha Gradiva, Ari Gold, Doe Deere, Amanda Lepore, and Daphne Guinness. A fashion statement in and of himself, his photos frequent style and celebrity blogs and recently he landed in the New York Times under the âHead Turnersâ title, photographed by the legendary Bill Cunningham.
The wedding dress
If you are looking for an amazing wedding dress then be inspired by this collection and you’ll be the bride of the year. It’s not for the average bride it’s for the theatre princess that is within you. Have a look at the detail work that has gone into the bodice of this gown. The material used is not your average Â fabric for weddings. It’s costume fashion at it’s best.
[notice]Â I believe costumeÂ piecesÂ are Â going to be more influential with in the catwalks this year.[/notice]
Loving the hairstyle as well. If you want to be remembered as a unique bride then this is certainly a fabulous start.
Tsarina,Â Leonid Gurevich, wedding gowns to die for 2012
Tsarina” Wedding Gown by Leonid Gurevich. Photo: Alena Soboleva
It’s all about costume fashion
Gymnastic Rhythmic Couture- Who wore it best?
How gorgeous are these women performing. Not only are they just highly skilled, it’s the outfits that have taken us all by storm. They areÂ trulyÂ amazing. The detailed work that goes into these outfits are a credit to the designers themselves. Did you know that the print work on average are hand painted onto the fabrics. Watch the video it’s amazing to see how they create the patterns onto the uniform. This sport is nothing short of Â stunning to look at as the performances themselves.
E-mail or tweet which one is your favourite outfit?
Â It’s a sport in which individuals or teams of 2 or more manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus:Â rope,Â clubs,Â hoop,Â ball,Â ribbonÂ and Free (no apparatus). An individual athlete only manipulates 1 apparatus at a time. When multiple gymnasts are performing a routine together a maximum of two types of apparatus may be distributed through the group. An athlete can exchange apparatus with a team member at any time through the routine. Therefore, an athlete can manipulate up to two different pieces of apparatus through the duration of the routine. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements ofÂ ballet,Â gymnastics,Â dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), flexibilities, apparatus handling, execution, and artistic effect.
What it takes to be an Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastic participant?
Olympic rhythmic gymnastics, is only for female participants. Girls start at a young age and become age-eligible to compete in the Olympic Games and other major international competitions on January 1 of their 16th year. (For example, a gymnast born December 31, 1996 would be age eligible for the 2012 Olympics.) Top rhythmic gymnasts must have many qualities: balance, flexibility, coordination and strength are some of the most important. They also must possess psychological attributes such as the ability to compete under intense pressure, in which one mistake can cost them the title, and the discipline and work ethic to practice the same skills over and over again.
[notice]Qualifying continues Friday with three ribbons and two hoops. The top eight teams advance to Sunday’s final.[/notice]
Painting Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards video
Uzbekistan. MY FAVOURITE
BELARUS, rhythmic gymnastic
Buch - Copenhagen’s chic casual wear
If there is an example of how the Danish women can look then this is the label for it. Buch, Copenhagen is a gorgeous boutique that embraces four core colours, Â white, silver, beige andÂ mocha. This beautifully presented shop makes you feel very feminine. The clothing range represents a Â casual chic image.
At Buch Copenhagen you will find luxury bohemian wear. It’s a very Siena Miller kinda of image.
Their clothing range from lace wear tops to bling dresses at there best. Â Their collections are always timeless and can be adapted to many seasons.
MyÂ favouriteÂ are their versions of cowboy boots. They represent a very cool, funky women and the shoes are so comfortable. I love their quirky designs and prints.
Buch is Â an alternative clothing wear in which you one can mix and match their designs into your existing wardrobe.
Buch, Copenhagen,-bling-dress-2012, It’s 70% off get down there it’s amazing
Buch,CopenhagenÂ PaisleyÂ trousers
TimelessÂ piecesÂ you can wear over and over
London Olympics - Chic, Olympic Inspired Fashion Buys 2012
The London fashion labels are all out in full fashion glory. Long gone are the days of tacky memorabilia. How chic will you look when you take home one of these edgy memorabilia, during the next two weeks.
Here are some fab collections you should certainly get your hands onto.
Send me some of your images of what’s rocking on the high streets of London right now.
It’s all about marketing cool products.
Not for the fainted hearted
Miu Miu London Special. london olympic fashion
Emma Cook,olympic fashion 2012
Olympic inspired fashion buys 2012,gold head piece
Cath Kidston.london olympic fashion
Disney Couture.london olympic fashion
Charlotte Olympia, 2012 fashion
Pamela Love, skull head
Cowboy Boots - They Will Always Stay In Vogue
Cowboy boots are a shoe that are a huge statement.Â The main reasons for cowboys wearing boots is because they aid in horse back riding. They are thick and tough, perfect for walking around in rugged country or doing work. They were also a symbol of the American cowboy. They made a cowboy who she was. Her boots told her story, not to mention they look cool!
R.Soles was established by Douglas Berney and opened on the Kings Road, Chelsea in 1975. Â This store continues to offer our own unique styles and the highest quality boots. Iâm loving their cowboy range.
Judy Rothchild is the designer of all our styles and has gained recognition for taking boots to the catwalks of New York, London, and Paris while still remaining true to the traditional cowboy boot form.
Your boots will look like high heels, giving you a bit of height while still keeping your outfit casual. This look works the best with flared or wide-leg jeans, because cowboy boots are usually pretty wide around the leg, and could look bulky if you wear a more tapered jean. Also, make sure your jeans are long, because the goal isnât to show off too much of the boot in this case.
This look is great because the toe of the boots peeking out from under your jeans will make your legs look super-long and thin, always a plus!
Cowboy boots are perfect with the skinny jeans of last season if theyâre still in your closet â itâs so easy to tuck skinny jeans in to any boot. If you donât have any skinny jeans, regular straight legs can be folded over and tucked in to show off the boots. Try pairing this look with a leather jacket and structured bag to tone down the country-ness.
Cowboy boots with a dress
I love this look, it’s Â a super-cute way to wear cowboy boots if you pick the right dress and accessories. Copy Taylor Swift and you’ll get it right every time.
Taylor Swift is the perfect example of how rock chic they can look
Be inspired for 2012
Zarape choc_back,R.Soles, cowboy boots
Pink Butterfly,R.Soles,cowboy boots
Corsets - Should You Be Wearing That Outside?
Why do I have this reoccurring love affair with corset fashion? Soon as I see a lingerie shop I am magnetised to the ultimate femininity that is a Cottee. ( Corset)
Dating as far back as the 1600âs, it has been as key player in the evolution of womenâs fashion, predominantly through Europe. Fast forward circa 2012, the no-so-humble corset is the epitome of sexual confidence in women.
Corsets - The personification of the lady- loincloth
Like most lingerie the key is making sure you have a firm fit on your torso. Paying close attention to your bust vs back size â much like you would a bra. Â This will ensure creation of the classic hour-glass figure us women strive to achieve.
Theyâre flattering, feminine and just like your favourite pair of stilettos they work wonders for your posture â not to mention your confidence.
Mirror Mirror, costume and corset wear too die for
This is divine on, looks fab with a pencil skirt combined with a see through vintage blouse
Suck in that tummy
Christina Hendricks wearing a corset
She rocks in this corset
They are so gorgeous to look at
Tiny waist perception is the key
More so this year theÂ reinventingÂ of the corset look can be stunning
Cardiff - International Fashion Week 2012
Prior to Fashion Week Cardiff, a gala dinner launch supporting Velindre Cancer Hospital will be held in Cardiff Museum on Saturday October 13th. The three course dinner will show previews from confirmed designers, it will have fashion industry guest speakers and live entertainment.
To find out more about Velindre: Â Â www.velindrefundraising.com
Â Why showcase the event?
[notice]Fashion Week Cardiff has sought the advice and guidance of such industry officials as Julien Macdonald, Colin McDowell, Hilary Alexander and the British Fashion Council.[/notice]
Wales is home to a great pool of creative talent and this is the perfect opportunity to show that to the rest of the world whilst bringing international creative talent into Wales. Designers will show both Menâs and Womenâs ready to wear and accessories, some conventional, some unusual, all innovative.
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With the official announcement of this spectacular new event comes the launch of our new website on Monday June 18th.Â www.fashionweekcardiff.comÂ will host all the information on the event itself, the schedules, locations, designers and up to date news as and when it happens.
This is where fashion really begins.
Lanvin - 80 Year Old Model’s For Latest Campaign
Images of Lanvin’s fall 2012 campaign surfaced online and they had everyone asking: Who’s that girl?
According to the trade, Alber Elbaz cast real everyday women and men, ranging in age from 18 to 80, in his fall 2012 campaign. Steven Meisel photographed the campaign, and Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme of House + Holme provided creative direction.
[notice]“I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes,” Elbaz told WWD. “It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.[/notice]”
Who is the 80 year old model?
So who is the mysterious lady in the above ad? We still don’t know her name, but according to the trade she is 80 years old and was once a “showgirl at the Apollo.” She also told the designer that it had always been her dream to go to Paris and model–and now thanks to Fairy Godmother Elbaz, that dream has come true. Never say you’re too old.
The ads will break in September issues in France, the U.S., Italy, Great Britain, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Russia and Brazil, with women’s-only spots running in Germany, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Middle East.
Best of all, Lanvin plans to release a viral video August 21, “based on the filming of the campaign.”
Never let age get in the way of fulfilling your dreams
Spain’s Oylmpic Uniform - Created By Russians For Free?
Now the Italians uniform certainly will turn heads but the Spanish team seems to reflect a Russian era. Nothing wrong with that. What on earth has happened toÂ Spain’sÂ designers? Â Due to the economic crises, the gear was designed for free by a Russian company, so it seems that Spain sacrificed style for affordability.
This isÂ ridiculousÂ considering Zara is currently the biggest retail fashion seller of the world. If not Zara, why did they not head down to the Desigual design team. Where is theÂ loyaltyÂ to SpanishÂ designers? Â More patriotic the youth unemployment is at a record time high. They could of Â asked some up and coming Spanish designers toÂ haveÂ a go?
Where are the SpanishÂ athlete’s? Â What’s more tragic, from a marketingÂ pointÂ of view especiallyÂ revealingÂ to the world the outfits. Is that they did not even attempt to get someÂ SpanishÂ OlympicÂ athlete’s to model the uniforms?
SpanishÂ fashion design is amazing and this isÂ embarrassingÂ to say the least that not oneÂ SpaniardÂ designer, was there to create Â a wicked uniform.
[notice]Spaniards everywhere have been outraged by the exhibition of mediocre design (at best), garnering such criticism as âa bad costume from a flea marketâ. [/notice]
Olympic Design Inspiration
Although Summer uniforms maybe arenât as âavante gardeâ as Winter Olympic uniforms, this yearâs designs seem to be inspired by either the 1920â²s or the 1948 Games held in London.Â The majority of the looks incorporate a blazer with either pants or a skirt, yet many of them have their own individual look.
I see a Russian twist here?
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