Hats On Ladies Milliner Fashion Parade NEW website review by Marisa Ferraro
Spring Carnival Milliner Parade
The George on Collins played host to a spring carnival milliner show Friday night which met with pleasure and fanfare. Talented milliners Michelle Robinson and Luisa Fernanda showcased their beautiful arrangements to delight the patrons in the lead up to one of the most revered sporting week of Melbourne’s calendar. Colours and creations were alive as models paraded diverse styles and arrangements. Milliner Michelle has been pro-actively creating hats and fascinators for 5 years. She sources local materials and works from her headquarters in the western suburbs. She taps into her creative flare and ways of designing which is shown so vividly in each piece she does.
This ethos also applies to Luisa. She enjoys experimenting with technology and new inventions. She mostly enjoys working with alternative techniques and materials and mixes that with the more traditional ways of creating. Both evident in the stunning hats and fascinators paraded Friday evening. Guests were treated to a wonderful show. Some even saying that they are still to buy a hat and peaked their interest in the show! From small brimmed hats to the large. From the classic to the statement show stoppers. There was a variety for all. Block colours and the bold and bright, it was bountiful. It is always a delight to see how much effort goes into the spring racing carnival. The headpiece is the most fundamental part of a races outfit so it is important to not only get the right one but also to make the right statement. It is the part that stands out the most. It does take time to find that right headpiece. It is an investment piece after all. Seeing parades from talented milliners is the best way to work out which is right for you and your outfit. Keeping in mind it can be worn and again and again by changing a few bits by adding and taking each time. Seeing the display Friday evening allowed guests to imagine and get ideas about their perfect headpiece.
It was the perfect Friday evening as The George hosted this event. Ambience is everything and Friday evening was just an added treat. From the well -groomed corporate folk to the ladies about town, this milliner parade was a great way to attract the right viewers to these amazing creations. Congratulations to Michelle Robinson and Lusia Fernanda.
BENDIGO ART GALLERY: BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION NEW website review: Natasha Marchev photographey: Elena Tretiakova BTS: Natasha Marchev
Bendigo Art Gallery presents Balnciaga Shaping Fashion. The exhibition opened 17 August. My late discovery this year. But it is better later than never. We took off early morning , the road was long but exciting. 2 hours a drive, quite a long one from Melbourne but always good in a good company.
Our first stop over as the four dogs were getting already tired and were barking at each turn of the freeeway... Frst Stop was a small but cozy cafe, butterflyerly and nursery in Harcourt called SKYDANCERS. Croissants, coffee, Christmas decorations and lots of a lots of clematises of any possible color and shape, walk with the dog and butterfly house visits - we did it quick but with pleasure and lots of Christmas songs, BTS photos:
из вчерашней поездки хотелось бы лично выделить кота, который окзался на удивление ручным ... ну, что выделилсь, то выделилось...
The Bendigo Art Gallery opens at 1000am. By the time we arrived there were so many groups of yonng and not so young but immaculately dressed with elegance women attending the exhibition in flocks. We wre welcomeed at t he entrance... When we walked in the time simply vanished... we only walked up at around 1200pm when it was the time to check out on puppies and re-park the car... This is what we saw (BTS photos only with more images coming up soon). More stories will follow too..
for those of you who have not heard this name ever...a bit of background and history: Balenciaga S.A. is luxury fashion house brand thaht is currently owned by the French multinational company Kering. It was originally founded in Spain by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a designer born in Spain. Balenciaga had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet "modernistic silhouettes" became the trademarks of the house.
Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first boutique in San Sebastián, Spain, in 1917, which expanded to include branches in Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish royal family and the aristocracy wore his designs, but when the Spanish Civil War forced him to close his stores, Balenciaga moved to Paris.
Balenciaga opened his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937, and his first fashion show featured designs heavily influenced by the Spanish Renaissance. Balenciaga's success in Paris was nearly immediate. In the period of two years, the French press lauded him as a revolutionary, and his designs were highly sought-after. Carmel Snow, the editor of Harper's Bazaar, was an early champion of his designs.
Customers risked their safety to travel to Europe during World War II to see Balenciaga's clothing. During this period, he was noted for his "square coat," with sleeves cut in a single piece with the yoke, and for his designs with black (or black and brown) lace over bright pink fabric.
However, it was not until the post-war years that the full scale of the inventiveness of this highly original designer became evident. His lines became more linear and sleek, diverging from the hourglass shape popularized by Christian Dior's "New Look". The fluidity of his silhouettes enabled him to manipulate the relationship between his clothing and women's bodies. In 1951, he totally transformed the silhouette, broadening the shoulders and removing the waist. In 1955, he designed the tunic dress, which later developed into the chemise dress of 1958. Other contributions in the postwar era included the spherical balloon jacket (1953), the high-waisted baby doll dress (1957), the cocoon coat (1957), the balloon skirt (1957), and the sack dress (1957). In 1959, his work culminated in the Empire line, with high-waisted dresses and coats cut like kimonos. His manipulation of the waist, in particular, contributed to "what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion: a new silhouette for women."
In the 1960s, Balenciaga was an innovator in his use of fabrics: he tended toward heavy fabrics, intricate embroidery, and bold materials. His trademarks included "collars that stood away from the collarbone to give a swanlike appearance" and shortened "bracelet" sleeves. His often spare, sculptural creations—including funnel-shape gowns of stiff duchess satin worn to acclaim by clients such as Pauline de Rothschild, Bunny Mellon, Marella Agnelli, Hope Portocarrero, Gloria Guinness, and Mona von Bismarck—were considered masterworks of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1960, he designed the wedding dress for Queen Fabiola of Belgium made of ivory duchess satin trimmed with white mink at the collar and the hips. Jackie Kennedy famously upset John F. Kennedy for buying Balenciaga's expensive creations while he was President because he feared that the American public might think the purchases too lavish. Her haute couture bills were eventually discreetly paid by her father-in-law, Joseph Kennedy.
The exhibition explores the legacy of the fashion house and displays more than 100 works of art by the renowned fashion designer including dresses and millinery items. Apart from the fashion garments presented at the exhibition there is a number of valuable sketches, patterns, photographs, fabric samples from the artist's archives. There are also a great number of films and animations including catwalk footages , garments creating and much much more that are displayed on the big and smaller screens along the exhibition main path. There are workshops, showcases and salons with models displayed in these films. The process of making fashion items are so detailed, breathtaking in the dedication and so incredible!
There is a little bit more information for common knowlege:
Balenciaga exhibit, Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao), Bilbao, Spain In 1986, Jacques Bogart S.A. acquired the rights to Balenciaga, and opened a new ready-to-wear line, "Le Dix". The first collection was designed by Michel Goma in October 1987, who remained at the house for the next five years to mixed reviews. He was replaced in 1992 with Dutch designer Josephus Thimister who began the restoration of Balenciaga to high-fashion status. During Thimister's term, Nicolas Ghesquière would join as a license designer, and eventually was promoted to head designer in 1997.
In 1992, for the Summer Olympic Games, House of Balenciaga designed the French team's clothes.
Balenciaga is now owned by Kering, formerly known as PPR, and its womenswear and menswear was headed by Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière, like Balenciaga, is a self-taught designer, and apprenticed to Jean-Paul Gaultier and Agnes B. The fresh interpretation of Balenciaga classics, such as the semifitted jacket and the sack dress, caught the attention of the media as well as such celebrities as Madonna and Sinéad O'Connor.
In 2002, Balenciaga's star, Nicolas Ghesquiere, imitated the work of Kaisik Wong, a designer from San Francisco. Ghesquiere created a patchwork vest in his spring collection that resembled one that Wong designed in 1973. Ghesquiere admitted in an interview in Paris that he had copied the garment.
There was some conflict within the House of Balenciaga on Ghesquiere's designs, with the Gucci group saying that if Balenciaga didn't make any money in 2007 they would replace him. Ghesquière's F/W 2005 line showed that the house was not only making money, but also attracted a number of celebrity customers including editor-in-chief at Vogue, Anna Wintour.
The House of Balenciaga designed the dresses worn by Jennifer Connelly and Nicole Kidman to the 2006 Academy Awards, as well as the wedding gown Kidman wore when she married Keith Urban. Kylie Minogue also wore a Balenciaga dress for her "Slow" and "Red Blooded Woman" music videos and for her concert tour.
Today, the brand is best known for its line of motorcycle-inspired handbags, especially the "Lariat". Balenciaga has eight exclusive boutiques in the United States. One Balenciaga store is located on 22nd St in New York City, New York. A second store is located in Los Angeles, California, on Melrose Avenue. Recently, a third store opened at the South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, California. This store is 1,200 square feet (110 m2) and includes coffin-like inset displays. The New York and Los Angeles boutiques carry both men's and women's ready-to-wear, while the South Coast Plaza boutique carries only women's clothing. A fourth, located in Las Vegas inside Caesars Palace, carries only accessories. An additional location on the Las Vegas Strip, in Crystals at CityCenter, sells accessories as well as women's ready-to-wear. The boutique at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, offers men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. There is a store at the Bal Harbour shops in Bal Harbour, Florida. An eighth store is opening spring 2014 in Dallas, Texas, at the Highland Park Village to become the first boutique in Texas. The Highland Park Village boutique is opening next to Christian Dior and will carry men's and women's ready to wear and accessories. All of the boutiques employ spirited architecture, with white paneling, marble, and glass work as well as black leather seats and light green, black and navy carpets or white tiles, emphasizing the brand's lean toward avant-garde and the drama of fashion.
Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2007 show impressed Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley so much that an entire spread in the magazine, titled "Global Studies" and shot in Beijing, was influenced by it. The line included skinny jodhpurs, tight, fitted blazers, beaded embellished scarves, and other multicultural mixes.
Balenciaga is known for creating avant-garde structural pieces, straddling the edge of fashion and forecasting the future of women's ready-to-wear fashion. Vintage Balenciaga garments are very popular among influential fashion editors, Hollywood stars, and top models, and have been seen on Sienna Mille, Lara Bingle, Raquel Zimmerman, Caroline Trentini, Emmanuelle Alt, Tatiana Sorokko, Hilary Rhoda, Jennifer Garner, and Stephanie Seymour, among others. Balenciaga is also frequently worn by actress Chloë Sevigny, who is also a muse of Nicolas Ghesquiere.
On 24 March 2011 at San Francisco's M. H. de Young Museum, House of Balenciaga celebrated the opening of Balenciaga and Spain, a 120-piece fashion retrospective of Cristóbal Balenciaga's career. The exhibition included many Balenciaga designs from the museum's encyclopedic costume collection, which boasts impressive holdings of creations by the designer. "You can't even measure it," said Rodarte designer Laura Mulleavy of Cristóbal Balenciaga's influence. The $2,500-a-ticket fund-raiser for the museum drew 350 guests, including Denise Hale, Marissa Mayer, Vanessa Getty, Victoria Traina, Vanessa Traina, Jamie Tisch, Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Balthazar Getty, Maggie Rizer, Connie Nielsen, Maria Bello, and Mia Wasikowska.
On 5 November 2012, Balenciaga announced that it was parting with creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, ending his 15-year tenure. The brand announced Alexander Wang its new creative director. Wang presented his first collection for the label on 28 February 2013 at Paris Fashion Week. In 2014, the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris set a trial date for the lawsuit between Balenciaga vs. Ghesquière. Kering-owned Balenciaga claimed that Ghesquière's comments in the magazine System had hurt the company's image. The highly publicized suit was mediated out of court.
On 30 July 2015, Balenciaga announced it was parting with creative director Alexander Wang after three years. The Spring/Summer 2016 show was his last, featuring white lounge wear made from soft, natural fabrics. In early-October 2015, the brand announced Demna Gvasalia as its new creative director.
The couture of twentieth century had three main fashion icons. They are: Chanel, Vionnet and Balenciaga. The latter is concidered the revolutionary one out of them all.
What surprised me personally were the hands of the great master, as they knew already what to do, tehy were following the known path while he was sewing creating a new garment. The hands can tell lots of stories.
Balenciaga has been known also as the forefather of numerous silhouettes and lines that disobey the human figure. He simply dedesigned the woman's body shaping the body and shaping the fashion.
What else did we learn? Walking through this marvelous exhibition we learn of Balenciaga's life stages and life milestones: there are lots of notes on the exhibition walls through the whoel exhibition. Some are learnt from the garments themselves.
The shapes, the colors, the textures change from one display window to another from one exhibition hall to the next, yet continuing to astonish us in their forms...
The exhibition curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London closes its doors on November 10. Please rush up to see it . It is recommended for those of us who are into fashion, art and beauty as well as people who simply like to dress eleganty and with taste as once said by the famous Russian writer: “Everything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts.” (Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya)
our trip for the morning finished up at the local Italian cafe: Borchelli's food and mint tea were out of this world! We ordered crepes with pumpkin and herbs: delicious art...
delicious art for one of Balenciaga's dresses... if only we could fit into it!
MISS WORLD STATE FINALS NSW website photography: Neil Chand
NSW State Finals for Miss World Australia took place on SUNDAY, October 13 at the Sir Stamford Circular Quay http://www.missworldaustralia.com.au/
we had a unique opportunity to cover the NSW Finals. Please follow Neil Chand's photos and stay tuned for the video coming up soon : http://bohemianrhapsodyclub.weebly.com/fashion-and-beauty.html
Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine expresses its special thanks to the managers and organisers of the event and personally to Chelsea Eletva for the invite and opportunity to cover the show as well as to Neil for his superb art works
The details for NSW:
Finalists 1. Rachel Gallagher, Sydney 2. Alexandra Trkulja, Seven Hills 3. Maddy May, Sydney 4. Renae Thorman, Pheasants Nest 5. Alexia Alana Zouroudis, Wollongong 6. Eden Hughes, Austinmer 7. Angela Coulton, Hornsby 8. Kristina Angeli, Canberra 9. Chantelle Corby, Tamworth 10. Crystel Bandal, St Marys 11. Courtney Smith, Kellyville 12. Krysta Heath, Hunter Valley 13. Kayleigh Franks, Manly 14. Arshdeep Kaur, Penrith 15. Melissa Holt, Mollymook Beach
Judges Deborah Miller Sarah Marschke David Small (representing Variety)
Sponsors Novo Shoes OzWear Australia Mediterranean Tan Vogue Dental Studios
SPRING FASHION GALA SHOW AND DINNER website photography: Kieran McNamara
MISS WORLD STATE FINALS VIC 2019 website review: Hima Himani
MISS WORLD AUSTRALIA research has begun Review by Hima Himani
Miss World Australia, a renowned national beauty pageant represented Australia in International platform since 2002. The current Miss World Australia is Sarah Marschke from Sydney, New South Wales who will compete at the Miss World 2019. The Miss World 2019 Pageant will be held on 14 December 2019 in London, England.
Preparation has already started for the search of Miss World Australia 2020. The selection process of the New South Wales preliminary final was held at Sir Stamford Circular Quay on 13 October 2019.
Victoria state segment for Miss World Australia contest took place with full enthusiasm on 19th Oct at The Trust Melbourne.
Sandra Horne who was MC of the evening presented the event beautifully. Sander is a professional MC who enjoy hosting fashion event with purpose.
Thirty beautiful and talented girls age between 17 to 26 years, from divers background were competing for the state final, selected winners would compete for national final. Total 17 girls got through to national final, 15 were seclected by scores and extra two girls were selected on the basis of maximum fund raise. It was a tough competition from judges point of view as many of them have similarity.
1. Jony Berry ( Mr World Australia 2019)
Jony Berry current title holder of Mr World Australia was one of the Judges for Victorian segment, his said it was tight scores as many girls possess the similar qualities which made it a tough competition. Although Mr Berry looked for that extra spark which was expresse through contestants eyes. He believes eyes are windows of the soul, they express both internal and external beauty.
2. Deanne Firth (auditor ) One of the experts on auditing, she was keeping close eyes on the scores for the night . Denne has seven years experience with Miss World Australia. She is an entrepreneur who runs her auditing business successfully. She likes raising funds, enjoys the work behind beauty with purpose and loves making difference. She feels proud to be a part of the organisation which involves the divers community and raise funds for variety club.
3. Stephanie oh
Marketing manager of Novo shoes Melbourne. It's her second year on judging panel, she mentioned that she is getting better in judging, she also thought many girls had similar qualities. She said future Miss World Australia would be the brand ambassador of Novo, so Stephanie was definitely looking for that confidence, ability to speak well. The quality one possesses enable an individual to stand, hold and portrait a givin message as she mentioned. Her view was how contestants response to the question holds the hugh value and their answer could differentiate the scores.
4. Deborah Miller
Director of Miss World Australia Deborah as director she wanted every single girl to have fun and enjoy themself whether one will win or lose. She mentioned that the Miss World Australian is charity based pagent, so thoes who could not make for the national final still continue their journey for fund raising and they may have second chance to compete for the final.
MISS WORLD AUSTRALIA VICTORIA Contestants
1. Jessica Soutar 2. Savannah Guest 3. Shaye Promi 4. Jode Booker 5. Demie Atherton 6. Melissa Wan Yu Tan 7.Tyla Trajkovska 8. Modi Mitro 9. Shanelle Albanese 10. Kasey Mc Bride 11.Teagan Horsburgh 12. Sarah Tute 13. Gill Turgeman 14. Sharne Mc Murray 15. Akon Dhel 16. Emma Snow 17. Lily Rose Taylor 18. Kristina Lesjak 19. Shermta Flomo 20. Natasha Ward 21. Hannah Rose Seinfeld 22. Elita Schwab 23. Ebony Tromp 24. Madison Page 25. Vera Tan 26. Kat Sasso 27. Lakshana Soopaul 28. Demie Djemal 29.Veronika Pudikova 30. Ella Denton
Finalist of Victoria
Charity based 1.Vera Tan 2.Kat Sasso
1. Gill Turgman 2. Emma Snow 3. Elita Schwab 4. Lakshana Soopaul 5. Melissa Wan Yu Tan 6.Natasha Ward 7. Ella Denton 8. Sharne Mc Murray 9. Demie Djemal 10. Hannah Rose Steinfeld 11. Veronica Pudikova 12. Jessica Soutar 13. Am in Dhel 14. Kristina Leskak 15. Shanelle Albanese
BTS photos: Hima HImani
WORLD FASHION FESTIVAL AWARDS DUBAI 2019 website review and photos: Hima Himani
World Fashion Festival Awards 2019 (3rd Edition)
World Fashion Festival Awards Dubai 2019 was held in Sofitel the Palm Resort & SPA Palm Jumeirah, Dubai on 4th and 5th of Oct. The festival was officially opened by His Royal Highness Sheikh Obaid Bin Suhail al Maktoum who was a chief guest of the festival. WFFA celebrates the ‘Year of Tolerance’ 2019 to continued to reflect Sheikh Zayed’s vision on building the bridge of communication and friendship between multicultural people in a respectful environment that rejects extremism and emphasizes on the acceptance of the other. The world fashion festival awards 2019 has delivered 3rd edition of a successful event over two days, it's uniqueness was to combine art, beauty,cultural and fashion from all around the world under one event, the essence of the event to connected people, spread message of unity and multiculturalism. On the same time this platform gave a hugh opportunity to promote brands, products, services and profiles, successfully bringing everyone together under one umbrella, creating a unique and direct bond between the world-wide designers and the high-end customers and buyers from UAE Region.
The festival provided an unique platform, presenting the business and fashion pavilion where all brands and fashion designers attended having the opportunity to meet face to face with International retailers, vendors, buyers, for direct business and joint ventures. International artists and world-wide award winning designers took part of this precious event, this platform credited opportunity for 30 models from 17 countries to shine up on the ramp, designers from four different contestants and 120 media partners from all around the world. Also WFFA is givig wonderful platform for selected young models (children ) all around the world , an excellent opportunity to shine and build their profile.
UAE Royal members, distinguished guests, international artists, media personalities and Diplomats from New Zealand, Fiji, Peru, Italy, Romania, Sri Lanka, France, Tunisia and Kazakhstan were VIP guests for prestigious occasion and inaugurating the fashion festival awards show.
Red carpet was dazzling with beautiful classy people of UAE, among them I met a very humble personality Imad Fattouch, celebrity make-up artists from Lebanon and based in Dubai, also a peace ambassador of 2018. He was one of the high profile guest and well connect personality. He has worked with many Arab celebrities, famous models and brand. He was quite impressed with the festival and his view was this kind of event connect people together and build friendship between multicultural people. It was great honour to represent Australia magazine in International platform and to get connected with multicultural people all around the world. It was a great opportunity as well as a fatatic experience.
Make up master was held on 4th Oct . Hosted by repudiated make-up artist Paula Goia, the trophy winner of the WFFA best fashion look (Makeup & Hair) and the trophy winner of WFFA best hair stylist for avantgarde look.
The Masterclass was 'step by step' class to help achieve that effortless glowing day look that can easily transit into a night look. Masterclass also offered the session of how to use makeup to achieve a beautiful everyday look that can be duplicate each day. Paula also revealed the new makeup beauty trends & tips for 2020. Competition for Global makeup artists had to showcase the “Best Fashion Look” and the “Best Bratz Look”
Art Two international artists were guest of honour, Thomas Salamonski (Austria) aka Salamonski ART who displayed incredible paintings of vibrant colors and inspirational portraits of Hollywood celebrity and animals. Second artist Raouf Meftah (Monaco) aka Art Calligraphy Meftah who attended as a Jury Member representing the Monegasque National Committee of the international Association of Plastic Arts from UNESCO AIAP of which he is a distinguished member, five times awarded by UNESCO
Salamonski ART (Austria) – Thomas Salamonski is a contemporary artist, marvellous Austrian painter and a photographer. He presented his latest works in the exhibition series “Squared Faces” at the WFFA Dubai. The series was first successfully presented in Vienna as part of a vernissage and subsequent exhibition to a broad art-interested audience. Since then, more new paintings have been born and artworks on animals now complement the colourful portraits. He was born in a family of artists - his mother, uncle and grandfather painted - and as such he played and worked with pencil and paper from a very young age.
Each piece of art shows a portrait with colourful glass designed in a such artistic style.
Raouf Meftah (Monaco) is a contemporary calligrapher artist,five times awarded by UNESCO and Raouf Meftah (Monaco) was a member of Jury at WFFA Dubai 2019. He uses the colors with his own soul and this reflectes on all of his extraordinary art works . He represents member of the National Monégasque Committee of AIAP at UNESCO MONACO and has made important Exhibitions in Tunisia, Egypt, France, Dubai, and the Principality of Monaco.
WFFA presented few wonderful international artists, singer Sonia Majeed, Anas Alhalabi handpan musician, writer/life couch -Darren Timms and writer/author Jassim Al Khazraji, combining music and literature from diverse background and beautifully presenting cultural diversity united under one umbrella.
Singer/ Performer Sonia Majeed A young aspiring Professional Singer, Originally from Pakistan ,based in Dubai. She is havinving a determine mind and has achieved many awards and success in young age, she is not just a singer but someone who would like to make difference in today ‘world with her positive strive. She is Global Good Will Ambassador and winner of International Peace Award, Best Singer from The House of Lords, British Parliament, Best Singer In Business Community Award, Best Emerging Female Singer Award & Women Empowerment Achievement Award Holder.
Musician/ Performer Anas Alhalabi Young sirian musician from Syria base in Dubai. He playes unusual handpan steel drum music. He is a renowned handpan player in Arab world, having a great talent and depth knowledge of music when he plays his instrument it produced an ancient yet but beautiful and familiar sound of rythym which could win anyone heart. On the stage of WFFA he opened up night with his unique sound of hand pan drumming which totally mesmerized the audience, complex technique of hand pan totally impressed everyone.
Darren Timms – Author of “The Journey Back to Self” WFFA was extremely honoured to have the extraordinary participation of Mr. Darren Timms and his new Book " The Journey Back To Self " Darren Timms launched his latest book “The Journey back to Self” on the stage of WFFA, aim of the book is effect on lives to motivate to rediscover oneself.
Darren Timms is a qualified RSCI life coach, NLP practitioner, hypnotist, and counselling psychologist who specializes in helping others become their greatest version. Based in the UAE, where he has a successful practice as well as being a regular contributor to lifestyle magazines in the area. Darren has an insatiable appetite for life and applies his infectious energy and tremendous knowledge to every client.
His expertise comes not only from books, from real-life experiences as well which he makes sense of things we do and what to do about them.
Jassim Al Khazraji- Author of – “Your Dream, Zayed”
WFFA was honor to welcome the beautiful participation of famous writer Jassim Al Khazraji, author of book “Your Dream, Zayed”! Jassim Al Khazraji (UAE) is an emerging and incredible writer who has dedicated his latest book ‘Your Dream, Zayed!” to the Father of the Nation, legendary Historical Personality His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the UAE and eternal Prince of the Emirati Heritage. Jassim adores to write about United Arab Emirates not only as his home and birth place, but more because of his pride of being part of the generation.
During the Press Conference, the author shared with the audience the reason for being inspired to write this book, he confessed that he is a big fan of Sheikh Zayed legendary figure. He feels that he is also a promoter of cross cultural, friendship bridge between nations. He considers that books are the best ambassadors of Peace in the world, the reason why he loves to promote and publish in Germany the book of Jassim, it's because, German readers have the chance to understand the better way the personality of the new Golden Emirati Generation, born under the protection and support of the greatest personality of Arab World Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Jassim Al Khazraji is maybe a new name for the German book shops and libraries but soon he will become a Star of Books.
From reputable artists to fashion designers around the World, the WFFA has become the platform for global talent , with the occasion of the "YEAR OF TOLERANCE" WFFA presented Incredible emerging fashion designers from 4 continents have displayed their latest collections and 30 models for 17 different countries were dazzling on the runway.
Head of Jury and Special Guest Fashion Designer – Mona Al Mansouri presented her latest collection on kaftan and bridal for adults and children It was showcasing splendid collection for three generations of women, highlighting the art and beauty in a magnificent style and stunning designs Beautiful model Dr. Mahima Bakshi from India opened the runway gracefully for Al Mansouri collection, the collection breathtaking, beautiful and royal.
WIP Academy (Romania) by a group of 5 young designers: Maria Birlea, Alexandra Sabau, Manuela Gulean, Daniel Ciprian Casian, and Luna Chiroaie presented their inspirational collection from nature.
EmulEos by Emily Prozinski (USA) was one of the biggest highlights of the Awards Ceremony night, designer was awarded by Her Excellency Deputy of US General Consul Mrs. Christine Lawson with the Trophy Award for the BEST Collection Spring/Summer 2019. Emily has faboud collection for WFFA audience of WFFA, her wonderful collection called BRAINSTORM, after presenting it first at the Paris Fashion Week, last week of September.
Coffarte by Roberto Caggia (Italy)
Roberto Coffart from Sicily, Italy. His hand made bags collection was amazing and unique. The hand bags were made by ancient stonemason sculpting in the stone of comiso, a very rare object part Coffarte coffees. The handcrafted technique came from ancient knowledge and passed to generations, made out of natural materials with new technology and modern style, collection was quite impressive.
Some of the designers enrolled and competed for the two categories of awards: BEST Collection and BEST Dress theme: BARBIE DRESS A Royal Adventure).
Another premiere this edition was the competition for children, where 30 young models and children designers have competed in various awards categories, as BEST Young Model and Most Popular Young Model. 1st, 2nd and 3rd most best and most popular children were awarded on the stage.
Emerging, Global Fashion Designers were showcasing their collections at WFFA. Designers such as :
Nermy Design by Nermine
Abdel Khalek (Lebanon)
Gianni Cirillo (Italy)
Saiid Omari (UAE)
D&D Clothing by Dennis Osadebe (Nigeria)
Nikolia by Ieva and Ruta (Lithuania)
Bohemian Rapdy Weekly Magazine Australia would like to congratulate all the winners from different categories. Deneil Naidu from Melbourne has own the 3rd place of most popular young model award on the WFFA stage. Bohemian RhapsodyWeekly Magazine team congratulate for his achievement and best wishes for future. WFFA is giving this wonderful platform and opportunity to children to build their confidence and motivation for their future.
The winners of WFFA 3rd Edition 2019 are:
Trophy: Gianni Cirillo (Italy); 2nd Place: Coffarte by Roberto Caggia (Italy); 3rd Place: D&D by Dennis Osadebe (Nigeria)
Trophy: Nermy Design by Nermine Abdel Khalek (Lebanon); 2nd Place: Gianni Cirillo (Italy); 3rd Place: D&D by Dennis Osadebe (Nigeria) BEST MODEL:
Trophy: Jazmin Duran (Bolivia)
BEST YOUNG MODEL: Trophy: Paul Gabriel Butuza (Romania); 2nd Place: Maria Birlea (Romania); 3rd Place: Borisz Pados (Hungary) MOST POPULAR MODEL: Trophy: Diana Babyna (Italy), 2nd Place: Alina Chirulescu (Romania), 3rd Place: Yasmin Akhter (India) MOST POPULAR YOUNG MODEL: Trophy: Shaikha Al Abdool (UAE); 2nd Place: Louise Alexandria Rodulfo (Philippines); 3rd Place: Deneil Naidu (Australia) BEST FASHION LOOK: Trophy: Nazanin Soheily (Iran); 2nd Place: Hay Mar Moe Nge (Myanmar); 3rd Place: Cristina Cimpoiasu (Romania) BEST BLOGGER / INFLUENCER: Diana Ganeeva (Russia)
BEST HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PR: Shadi Dawi (Lebanon)
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Wolfgang Nelson (Austria)
BEST MEDIA COVERAGE: Saif Rahman Sozib
BEST PAINTER: Thomas Salamonski (Austria)
BEST ART CALLIGRAPHY ARTIST: Raouf Meftah (Monaco)
BEST WRITER: Jassim Al Khazraji (UAE)
BEST BRATZ LOOK: Olena Bolshakovael (Ukraine)
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