NGV: COLLECTING COMME NEW website review and photos: Susan Reynolds
Collecting Comme NGV Japanese creative designer Rei Kawakubo began Commes Des Garçon in 1969
The label is based in Tokyo and is also in the Place Vendome in Paris. Sought after by fashion conscious this label is worn today by top celebrities, particularly pop music glitterati just a few amongst them Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Drake and the list goes on. The high fashion flagship store is in Aoyama. There are concept stores Trading Museum Comme des Garçons and 10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons in Tokyo, and stores in Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka. Worldwide there are Comme des Garçons stores to visit ...there’s one in Melbourne!
The National Gallery of Victoria has been very fortunate by the generosity of collector Takamasa Takahashi to receive many examples of Rei Kawakubo’s work. Takamasa has also brought along his wealth of understanding and appreciation of the label he loves.
He discovered the unconventional work of Comme des Garçons in the mid 1970s. In the 1980s, he was wearing Kawakubo’s unisex and unstructured styles on the streets of Tokyo. In the course of the media opening Takamasa shared his favourite key pieces with distinct fondness. They reminded him where he was at the time in his life when they debuted in the 80’s. Mr. Takahashi has also contributed to educating others about the label with an “Insights into Commes” ebook.
The NGV successfully created a reconstructed space with raw materials and the appearance of a work in progress effect. The 65 outfits in this exhibition span over 40 collections. Included are examples of the work of two of the designers protégés. (The NGV presently has in its collection the largest body of work created by this label 100 examples and 30 key pieces 1981-2014.)
Mr Takahashi was present to talk about his favourite pieces in his collection and his fondness for the designer. Rei Kawakubo was influential in creating a business with 40 years of design imbued with revolutionary ideas about fashion as art and the intention for it to be worn creatively. Commes Des Garçon broke all boundaries of conventional fashion in the 80’s with holed materials unfinished hems, boiled shrunken fabrics, asymmetrical hems and shapes (the predominance of black debuted then as an essential look amongst creatives in the arts). The concepts revealed were principally about how fashion felt on the wearer and expressive of ideas out of the realms of conventional fashion. This designer is a true artistic force who questioned conventions and revolutionised how we clothe the human form in terms of thinking about clothing in a unique way.
LITTLE AND TEEN GLAM PAGEANT AUSTRALIA: GRAND CORONATION FINALS NIGHT 2019 NEW website review and photos: Hakam Soufan
Hakam Soufan was lucky enough to be invited to the event. please browse his photos he shares today with all our readers. There is also a short review of the acts that took place at the event:
After welcoming the guests there was an introduction of candidate’s presentation. The Australian National Anthem was the reason for everyone to stand up and pay their respects to the Australian Government and Australian values. The candidates were all wearing their Australian and National Costumes
The master of ceremony was announced who kindly introduced the Panel of Judges. The MC also introduced Special Production with Zaebriel who sang "Fight" song with Glam Models 2019 as part of the fashion show. The event sponsors were also kindly acknowledged.
The main part of the event started with the candidates to show their NATIONAL COSTUMES and to do a self introduction.
The Minor Awards were announced: ⦁Netizens Choice Awards for Little Mr and Miss ⦁Best in Talent 1st, 2nd , 3rd Runner Ups for Little Mr and Miss
The MC also acknowledged the parents, the guests and the media partners.
There was a special performance shown by 3 of Harts (Chloe, Naomi and Ashley)
Part two of the event opened with the candidates showing in their casual wear: JEANS and SHIRT WEAR (Candidates to remain on stage for awards)
The Major Awards were announced and Little Mr and Miss Photogenic was awarded by Sam of Elegant Tography. The awards were for Best in National Costume after which the Special Performance was done by Little MİSS Junior Glam Australia 2018 (Yareli Montarde)
All the candidates changed and showed up in their SPORTS WEAR after which the MC announced the event VIP GUESTS
SPECIAL AWARDS were given to Little Mr and Miss Friendship and Little Mr and Miss Congeniality while the next Performer Marika, entertained the guests with the song and dance performance.
The candidates appeared on stage in their RAVE FASHION wear after which the awards were announced: . GIVING THE MINOR AND SPECIAL AWARDS ⦁Best in Sportswear ⦁Best in Catwalk
The event continued... with a special performance by Sophie Dalisay
all the candidates walked on stage in their LONG GOWN & FORMAL WEAR
The song was performed by Jared Lesaca to serenade the candidates
The Q & A portion part of the event started after that and then the dance was performed by Myles Crescini
The winners were all announced right after: ⦁AWARDING Minor and Major Awards ⦁Best in Rave costume ⦁Best in Evening Gown/Formal Wear ⦁Darling of the press by Dave Choo ⦁Darling of the crowd ⦁People’s Choice Awards ⦁Little Mr and Miss Glamorous
After this part of the event there was a special performance taking place and a Farewell walk of previous winners – Isabella & Dylan
The MC announced the Prizes and Awards and terms and conditions after which the Thank you Message from the producers was voiced
⦁Announcement of winners: ⦁Little Miss Glam Ambassadress 2019 ⦁Little Miss Glam Epitome of Beauty 2019 ⦁Little Miss Glam Achievement Award 2019 ⦁Little Miss Glam Image Mode Award 2019 ⦁Little Mr Glam Charity King ⦁Little Miss Glam Charity Queen 2019 ⦁Little Mr and Miss Glam Australia 2019 2nd Runner Up ⦁Little Mr and Miss Glam Australia 2019 1st Runner Up ⦁Little Mr and Miss Glam Australia 2019 Grand Winner ⦁Photo shoots with all the winners on their own, then with other candidates, then with the models/producers/committee, as a whole group, then family and friends
Candidate #1: Charlotte Tran Merrylands NSW Award: Charity Queen
Candidate #2: Stellah Roach Tamworth Awards: Miss Congeniality
Candidate #3 Rosarius Marks Melbourne VIC Awards: Darling of the Press
Candidate #4: Venice Lidden Arncliffe NSW Awards: Best in Rave Costume
Candidate #5 Jerlyn Rama Gubat Lalor park NSW Awards: Little Miss Glam Australia 2019
Best in talent Miss friendship Best in sports wear
Candidate #6 Alisha Hockings Merrylands NSW Awards: Best catwalk Little Miss Glamorous Best in evening gown People’s choice award Darling of the crowd
Candidate #7 Ajooni saini Ingleburn NSW Award: Epitome of beauty award
Candidate #8 Princess Janaiah Hular Condell park NSW Awards: Little Miss Glam Australia 1st runner up Ambassadress Best in talent 1st runner up Netizen award Best in national costume
Candidate #9 Jaime Rose Monterey NSW Awards: Little Miss Glam Australia 2nd runner up Miss photogenic Image model award Best in Talent 2nd runner up
Candidate #10: Bani Saini Ingleburn NSW Award: Achievement award
Little Mr Glam candidates:
Candidate #1: Seeyan Ricardo Concord West NSW Awards: - Little Mr Glam Australia 2019 Winner - Best in Talent winner - Best in Runway - Mr Friendship - Mr Congeniality - Netizens’ Choice Award - People’s Choice Award - Darling of the Press winner - Best in National Costume - Little Glam Charity King
Candidate #2 Ariyan Rezaei Carlingford NSW Awards: Little Mr Glam Australia 2019 1st runner up Best in Formal wear Best in Sports Best I Rave Costume Best in talent 1st runner up Mr Photogenic
Judges & their profiles:
Analieze Bella Newton is Miss Diamond Lifetime Ambassador for Miss Diamond International, Miss Classic Diamond 2018, Miss Social Media Queen 2019 and Miss Humanitarian 2019. Analieze resides in West Ryde, New South Wale and is a proud mother to her son Sean. Analieze does homeless feeding on weekends as her way of giving back to her community . Analieze works as a Senior Legal Secretary for a global firm.
Melinda Bernardo – proprietor and Education Consultant of Tagumpay Consulting & Services Pty Ltd
Chantelle Torres - 23 years old, Singer/Dancer, runway/fashion model and JDM car model. Performes at various charity events and concerts here in Australia and in the Philippines Miss Philippines Australia charity princess 2016 Former Miss Glamour Look and Miss Charity Queen Australia 2018
Mr Jordon King – reigning Mr Diamond Australia 2019 and Australia’s Best Pageant King – AGSA All the way from Tasmania, Jordon has raised over $20,000 for his charity The royal Hobart Chilre’s Ward and Also was featured on Australia’s Biggest News Show Channel 10’s – The Project
Kristine Papasin - Mrs Glamour Look International 2019, preschool Educator, yoga and tennis instructor for young people
Sue Turner - international beauty Queen of the year. Last year mrs Global international world. World Humanitarian ambassador. International social work ambassador. Multi media Awards International Ambassador
Josie Tan @ Megaworld - is a licensed realtor/licensed Mortgage Broker. Owner of Foremost Financial Services. Currently Senior Country Manager of Sales - Megaworld International Division Australia and New Zealand. Megaworld Corporation is the Philippines largest Integrated Urban Township Developer and Business processin`g office landlord. With close to 700 completed projects across the Philippines.
Tabulator: Kenneth Revadulla – just finished his double degree in Psychology and English Literature at UNSW, graduate with honors and tutors students during his spare time.
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ART FASHION PROJECT NEW CONVERGENCE - AN EXPLORATION OF ARTISTIC UNITY website review by Antonia Naarstig - Artist
“Convergence - An Exploration of Artistic Unity” 200 St Georges Terrace Thursday 24th October 2019
Caroline Christie-Coxon Keiko Uno Melissa Giroud Cook
The inner city Cloisters was an ideal venue for Convergence, reflecting the title and concept of the show; seemingly incongruous materials, themes, and styles can marry in harmony. The meticulously detailed crenelated red brick turrets and neo-gothic archways sat with quiet confidence amongst their overgrown, sky seeking, glass/concrete/steel children surrounding. Glamourous ladies festooned the light drenched venue, and just enough dapper gents to offer anchorage. A variety of nourishing wholefoods and refreshing beverages were served, not only from Howard Park Wines, but also from the Boatshed (Cottesloe Barbie would approve).
I did have a moment of initial panic when I observed a number of pairs of white sneakers being worn by aforementioned glamourous ladies and dapper gents. This was not on the invitation! One pair, as it turns out, by the very approachable abstract expressionist artist, Caroline Christie-Coxon. Had I not read the fine print? Fortunately, jewellery designer Keiko Uno’s opening address calmed my rising nerves as she explained the collaboration and true purpose of the event. All were adorned in wearable creations by fashion designer Melissa Giroud Cook; the penny began to drop.
Uno cited sun, sea, sky, sand, and general joie de vivre and gleeful engagement with nature to be driving three artists working in very different mediums to come together to create extended pieces. Now the colourful leggings made sense! I have to be very honest, from a young age I have shied away from any kind of activity that involves unpleasant exertion, particularly the wardrobe that accompanies said activities, a la Showing Off My Baby in my Active Wear (AKA smoking cigarettes in the bushes wearing school tracksuit while other girls actually ‘ran’ the cross country! Oh, how we laughed…) All this talk of dawn beach walks, scuba diving, and yoga made me tired and thirsty. Fortunately, rapidly, enter the African Queens and other assorted gorgeously naturally smiley models (my new French best friend in broderie angliase and I agreed the easy charm and elegance of all of the models was exemplary), strutting in stilettoes. Hallelujah! Wearing these bespoke items did not require (God forbid) ‘comfortable’ shoes or body contortions; enough hairspray and a leather jacket and I could see Debbie Harry owning these art fashion picks.
Christie-Coxon’s interior design background is evident in the bold and generous scale of her pieces. These images are at once overt statements and receptive invitations. Christie-Coxon has the skill to challenge the viewer and to put the viewer at ease, a skill I believe has likely taken years to polish. Her bright, colourful, abstracts hinge on process, and this energy is at the forefront- hitting between the eyes. Micro and macro space and land-scapes lie in the viewer’s eye, Christie-Coxon allows the observer to gently accept responsibility for what they see. I cannot help but think that there is an intangible philosophical thread here that extends from her Art Therapy study. She is not as calm as Rothko, not as lumpy as Rauschenberg, and not as rhythmic as Pollock, but one can see these influences rearing their heads in the epic wall pieces. I am reminded of Blake; “A world in a grain of sand”.
Impressing these designs on to fabrics that regulate body temperature throughout the life cycle of the garment, are ultra chlorine resistant, UV 50+, but best of all, locally made to order is Melissa Giroud Cook’s talent. Artistic, French maternal heritage interlaces through Giroud’s pieces; quirky embellishments of velvet, reflective panels, and a touch of racy mesh. I had a great chat with her seamstress, a lady of earthy tenacity and experience, and this warmed my heart to no end. The local facet, the almost cottage industry aspect, this is where the artists’ combined vision has a rock solid foundation. These ladies are not messing about when they state that they want to make a better world, starting from home. We are not outsourcing to China. I cannot find fault with the ideal, but moreover, I find it difficult to fault the execution. I quote Uno; “My conviction is that through recognising the unique talent that resides in each of us, to shine and share our light with the world, the world will become a better place.” I have said it before, it is easy for such platitudes to be declared, but to manifest is a triumph indeed. Keiko Uno’s award winning bespoke jewellery is the perfect accessory to stylishly compliment the fashion designs, as the mannequins flamboyantly displayed. From beach to boardroom, Uno’s pieces seamlessly cross the divide between day to night, corporate to carefree. This undertaking is lofty and an achievement indeed. Made to order or Prêt-à-Porter, Uno’s pieces are exquisitely crafted from only the finest metals, gems, and pearls, and her Japanese exactitude ensures that there is not a metaphorical hair out of place. She won’t put her name to anything less than perfection. These artists/designers are all so passionate, supportive, and driven to excel. I am grateful I get to turn up. To find out more; https://carolinechristiecoxon.com/ Home - Keiko Jewellery
photography: Antonia Naarstig - Artist
Hats On Ladies Milliner Fashion Parade 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 showcasing the diverse styles and arrangements. Milliner Michelle has been pro-actively creating hats and fascinators for the last 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 are 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 were even saying that they are still to buy a hat and peaked their interest in the show! The arrays were marching exhibition everything there is in the couture collections of renowned fashion artists: from small brimmed hats to the large garments and from the classic to the statement show stoppers - in reality there was a variety for all to choose from: black colours and the bold and bright amazing in their hues of any possible rainbow color, It was bountiful.
It is always a delight to see how much effort goes into the spring racing carnival: both in preparation and in the shows. The headpiece is the most fundamental part of Melbourne (and any) races outfit so it is important to not only get the right one but also to make the right and trendy statement. It is the part of any outfit that stands out the most highlighting the elegance of the whole costume. I have to admit honestly that it does take long time to find that right headpiece. It is an investment piece after all you will keep for generations in your family so better you do it right for your grandchildren to admire your taste in clothes.
Seeing parades from talented milliners is the best way to work out which head piece is right for you to match your outfit in the most perfect way: to compliment it. Keeping in mind it can be worn again, again and again by changing a few bits by adding and taking away each time year after year. Seeing the display on Friday evening allowed all the guests to get their imagination work and get ideas about their own headpieces. Let's also keep in mind : the hat is great when in sits on the smart and intelligent head as we meet someone and judge their outfits at first but we judge their mind second after conversation starts. So let's put the hat of the right head!
It was the perfect Friday evening as The George hosted this event. Ambience is everything and Friday evening was just an added treat to make my day. 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 to the superb show they presented to us and thank you for having us there girls!
photography: Stuart Buchanan
BENDIGO ART GALLERY: BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION 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!
photos Elena Tretiakova:
video: Hakam Soufan
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
video: Hakam Soufan
SPRING FASHION GALA SHOW AND DINNER website photography: Kieran McNamara review: Natasha Marchev
Super Lifestyle Australia organisation run by Johanna Smith presented Spring Fashion Parade Gala Dinner on 19 October at 0630pm at the Lincoln of Toorak
The event opened its doors with a luxurious reception, guest registration and photo shoots by the invited media on red carpet. The guests were served canapes and cocktails on arrival. The invited VIP guests and the supporters of the event were all glamorously dressed and looked very beautiful and happy.
After the reception the guests were all invited to the ball room to get seated for the event and dinner. The entrees were served while the MC welcomed everyone and the managers and organisers of the event presented their introductory speeches.
First designer presented on the catwalk was KARIMADON. The models looked simply stunning dressed in the fashion outfits.
ABOUT KARIMADON KARIMADON is an exciting and dynamic fashion brand of ready-to-wear women’s apparel with offerings that range from classic and fashionable gowns and dresses to trendy and stylish casual and work wear pieces at affordable price points. KARIMADON is well known for its couture quality special occasion dresses and gowns as well as its bespoke custom clothing program. KARIMADON emphasizes the proper fit, strives for quality of fabric, construction and finishing, and creates pieces that are always fashionable. All KARIMADON pieces are proudly designed, manufactured and sold in the Philippines. KARIMADON was established in 1980 and is owned and managed by a family corporation. As of 2018, KARIMADON has 18 stand alone boutiques and 13 outlets found inside major malls in the Philippines. In 2015, KARIMADON opened its first store in Indonesia and now has a total of 11 stores in different malls and cities in Indonesia. KARIMADON makes sure that all women can depend on it to make them feel special, confident, stylish and beautiful wherever they go. While the main course was served the MC announced the auction with the proceeds to go to the established charity. Auction offered 2 fashion dresses for $500 and a set of diamond earrings valued for $1500. All items were auctioned with the great success and interest from the bidders.
The second designer collection (YSS The Label) was followed by the served delicious desert.
YSS THE LABEL 'The embodiment of modern meets modest'
The third designer collection was shown just before the door prize raffle started. The third collection was Elle Zeitoune
ABOUT THE FASHION COLLECTION, THE STORY Established in early 2010 Elle Zeitoune is an Australian label reflecting sophistication, elegance and glamour. Offering an exclusive range of gorgeous feminine cocktail, evening, bridesmaids and bridal dresses, Elle Zeitoune captures the very essence of femininity and elegance. Elle Zeitoune uses a combination of classic silhouettes with a modern edge ensuring you make a lasting impression, whatever the occasion. The Elle Zeitoune label strives for the very best in quality and service, offering their customers quality garments that are reasonably priced and the perfect fit, guaranteeing customer satisfaction every time. Elle Zeitoune, has the perfect trans-seasonal dress for your bridal party or red carpet event. From sophisticated and feminine styles to gorgeous bustiers and modern lace trims and detailing, Elle Zeitoune’s collections will be your go to for cocktail, evening and bridesmaid’s dresses. These beautiful dresses feature fitted knee and floor-lengths in a range of tan-seasonal colours. Elle Zeitoune is now stocked Australia wide and retailers in New Zealand, United States, Canada, Turkey, South Africa, United Kingdom and Ireland.
After the third collection show the music started and the guests were coming out to dance
The entertainment continued with the cheese and fruit platters served accompanied by coffees, teas and sweets. The dancing on the dance floor continued. There was one more raffle draw to win the flights and accommodation to Philippines. The thank you speeches concluded the event. It was so great to see the organisers appraised for their hard work
The Gala Dinner was spectacular, probably the best event we have been lucky to be a part if in the last year. It was immaculately organised plus all guests received a bottle of wine and some presents to take home
The major event sponsors were: MONTARA LINCOLN OF TOORAK 7D PRODUCTS (mangoes and pineapples) NINA PHILIPPINES TOURS MELBOURNE INTERACTIOVE KARIMADON THE GOOD LIFE ANTI_AGEING and many more to list here
Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine expresses its special thanks to the managers and organisers of the event and personally to Johanna Smith for the invite and opportunity to cover it.
BTS photos: Natasha Marchev
review by Misha Marchev / Keren Culalic
Arriving at the glamorous spring fashion parade was an honour and a pleasure as the instant message was received that it was a high end sophisticated fashion event. The setup was of the most amazing nature. And even though there were many groups of people from many age brackets, they all united with a common interest and pleasure for fashion, charity and glamour. There were three designers with an breathtaking range of outfits throughout the course of the evening. The crowd also came dressed in style with no a single person coming underdressed. It was naturally a beautiful night and a warm and fantastic atmosphere.
Guests were seated and served a five course meal. Smoked salmon and radish salad entree was a delightful way to start a perfect evening. It was followed by the designer Karimadon showcasing the exquisite collection. The main course was served with a quick auction before the second designer YSS the Label. A delicious raspberry brûlée or dark chocolate mousse finished off the perfect evening of meals prior to the last designer Elle Zeitoune showcasing the final collection for the evening.It was one fantastic night of great taste fashion with attention to detail accompanied by a delicious meal. It was one perfect night to compliment great company and a wonderful venue and xozy set up.
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
photos: Ashraf Da Rafsta
video: Hakam Soufan filming: Hima Himani and Amit Singh
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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