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Linda Evangelista applies her make-up in 10 minutes

Linda Evangelista applies her make-up in 10 minutes

The Canadian supermodel - who fronted last year's Prada Fall campaign and is the current face of L'Oreal Paris cosmetics - has learnt so many beauty tricks during her 30-year career she only takes a few minutes to perfect her appearance.

She said: "I did my own make-up this morning and it takes 10 minutes, tops! My best trick is to do it in natural light. I keep all my make-up on a huge mirrored tray and I just take it to whatever window is looking good that day."

The hottest trends for summer 2009 bridal dresses

The hottest trends for summer 2009 bridal dresses

A summer wedding is preferred by a lot of young couples. The Sun and the mood for entertainment predispose the imagination of couples to an unforgettable wedding party - on the beach, in a flower garden or an evening cocktail. The bridal dress should be conformable to the style of the place you have chosen. Each bride can find her personal style in the variety of models, colours and accessories that leading designers offer us.

Decorations of stylized flowers have always been prefered by designers for a romantic vision of the brides, but this season they are a real hit. Delicate embroidery of flowers envelop bridal dresses elegantly. Silver and gold nuanced dresses are decorated with pink or white petals.

Preparing the feet for the perfect pedicure

Preparing the feet for the perfect pedicure

With the global financial crisis still in full swing, luxuries have taken a back seat. People are afraid to splash out on non-essentials, but we’re here to show you it is possible to have a little luxury even when times are lean.

Feet work hard all day, transporting you from place to place and they deserve a bit of pampering from time to time. So here are some tip tops to get the perfect pedicure, which won’t break the bank.

Preparing the feet is essential, so use a foot file or pumice stone to get rid of dead skin before removing any old nail varnish and soaking toes in warm water for 5-10 minutes.

Bulgari "Between eternity and history" 1884-2009. 125 years of Italian jewels

Bulgari "Between eternity and history" 1884-2009. 125 years of Italian jewels

Bulgari celebrated its 125th anniversary by inaugurating its first-ever retrospective exhibit in the prestigious Exposition Palace of Rome. It will remain open to the public from May 22 to September 13, 2009.

The "Between Eternity and History: 1884 - 2009" exhibit will cover the most significant phases in the history and evolution of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first store on Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day.

15 years beauty with Kiril Chalakov

15 years beauty with Kiril Chalakov

In May 2009 the make-up artist of Bulgarian stars - Kiril Chalakov celebrated his 15-year work anniversary.

He organized for his partners and clients through the years an elegant presentation at the Sheraton Sofia hotel, called “La vie en rose”.

There he presented his album "Kiril Chalakov 15 years beauty", which includes selected photos of twenty of the most popular women in Bulgaria.

Many surprises expected the guests of the event.

Internationally published fashion photographer made photos of Bulgarian top model Dilyana Popova

Internationally published fashion photographer made photos of Bulgarian top model Dilyana Popova

Born and raised in Rome, Marco Tenaglia starts his career after graduating from the High Institute of Photography.

The wish to discover new horizons push him to travel between Rome, Milan, Barcelona, and New York, many times, refining his technique, style and creativity.

Colour the summer in violet

Colour the summer in violet

For the spring-summer 2009 season the violet colour is still in fashion. It is suitable for the day and for night.

On the base of this colour designers can create a lot of patterns and styles, interesting combinations can be made combining it with white, dark blue, pink or brown.

Violet perfectly fits to the black colour as well, although it could look dark and depressive.

Escape from the heat - How to make life cool

Escape from the heat - How to make life cool

A typical summer picture: a fountain and in it people not wanting to get out - it's nice in the water, and there is only dust and intense heat outside of the fountain. There are ways however, to make life cool. All of the following recommendations are simple, practical and efficient. All you have to do is change your summer habits and heat won't be a threat to you.

The less cosmetics you use in summer, the better! It's worth to always carry thermal water-spray, that lots of brands offer. Spray your face, shank, wrists and elbow curves, and everything will be alright. If your feet are tired use cooling foot sprays.

The clothes of the celebrities

The clothes of the celebrities

Cannes Film festival, like other glamorous events, attended by many celebrities, is a place where the stars outstrip to show style and class. Many people imitate celebrities and that's a good advertisement for the fashion designers, which give them toilets for the splendid evening.

At Cannes Film festival a galaxy of stars wore Dior outfits and accessories.

Hafsia Herzi showed up in a lilac silk satin evening dress and Dior accessories. She also wore Swarovski jewelry. Christine Albanel, minister of culture and communications of France was also dressed by Dior - a black silk faille gown.

 Acne – how to get rid of it

Acne – how to get rid of it

What is acne? What are the different types of acne? Can we eliminate it?

Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common skin condition, caused by changes in skin structures, consisting of a hair follicles and its associated sebaceous gland via androgen stimulation. It is characterized by noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Acne lesions are commonly referred to as pimpels, blemishes, spots, zits or acne.

For soft fruity lips with the exotic aroma of Dragon Fruit

For soft fruity lips with the exotic aroma of Dragon Fruit

NIVEA Lip Care’s new innovative caring formula enriched with Hydramine, a precious active ingredient found naturally in the skin, and Grape Seed extract supports longlastingly the natural moisturisation for soft and supple lips.

Its unique blend of fruity flavour, shimmering pigments and glossy colour makes your lips even more desirable.

For women over 45, who wish to look as young as they feel

For women over 45, who wish to look as young as they feel

Between the ages of 50 and 60 the skin's collagen fibres become fragmented and connective tissue becomes weaker, levels of the naturally occuring hyaluranon decreases significantly.

Instant skin lift with Nivea Visage Expert Lift is part of the innovative skincare system from Nivea Visage that provides instant lifting results and long-term contouring.

How to keep the perfume scent longer when applied

How to keep the perfume scent longer when applied

The question is how we can keep our favourite perfume scent longer.

The best way to wear perfume is to put it on some specific points to make the fragrance last longer.

Those are the pulse points, the areas that produce heat to which in turn releases the scent of your perfume - inside of elbows, back of knees, wrist, neck and cleavage.

A good idea is to spray your hairbrush with the perfume and run it through your hair.

Scientists say: Don`t be afraid of bad dreams

Scientists say: Don`t be afraid of bad dreams

American scientists are advising us not to be afraid of bad dreams. According to their research bad dreams are not so bad for our emotional state at all. In fact they help us cope with the negative emotions and fears from our day.

Most times bad dreams overtake a little before dawn, during the so called REM (rapid eye movement).

How to keep your nails in good shape

How to keep your nails in good shape

Healthy nails are strong and without ridges, dents or areas of unusual color or shape. The condition of your nails can reveal a lot about your health.

Here are some general nail care tips:

- Food plays a major role for the good looks of your nails. You should eat a lot of fruits and raw vegetables in order to get the required vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Eat food that is rich in silicon like broccoli, fish and onions.

Maria Bogdanova will greet Rome with fashion

Maria Bogdanova will greet Rome with fashion

Another talented participant will take place in the culture initiative "Sofia greets Rome". Maria Bogdanova is the newest addition among the worthy Bulgarian creators, who will prove the highest quality, the original design and the precision of Bulgarian fashion in Rome.

The young designer Maria Bogdanova has finished "Fashion" specialty in the National Academy of Art in 2007. Almost after finishing she started to prepare her first independent catwalk, shown in the well-known as "the perl of South Black Sea city of Nessebar.

 Swimwear / Bikini 2009 Fashion Trends

Swimwear / Bikini 2009 Fashion Trends

If you have a well-built and beautiful body, any kind of a swimming suit would fit you, but imagine how much attention you will get, if you show up on the beach in an attractive model of the fashion designers' latest collections. Swimming suits with one shoulder-strap are a hit this year, as well as full-body swimming suits with lots of complicated cuts and various shapes.

Fashion trends for bags in the new season

Fashion trends for bags in the new season

If the handbag is not among your most important accessories, but only serve the purpose of carrying keys, registers and other personal belongings, it's time to rethink your attitude.

Each handbag has to possess something unique, just like every woman does. That's why throughout the next four months your handbag must be original and stylish and not faceless in shape or colour.

Shoe trends spring - summer 2009

Shoe trends spring - summer 2009

On the fashion catwalks for season spring -summer 2009 in the designer's collections were shown so much new proposals in construction and architecture of shoes that participants could stay only speechless!

One of these curious and rarely appropriate shoes became an unusual platform, which was shown in any style by many designers. These platforms in distinction of the usual ones do not entirely copy feet line but finish in the half, like someone wanted to make it more refined and cut the "redundant".

The fashion collection Spring/Summer 2009 of Danini combines the dynamics of every day life with romance

The fashion collection Spring/Summer 2009 of Danini combines the dynamics of every day life with romance

This Spring fashion house DANINI wants to underline the individuality in every woman. The main trends are the striking fabrics, simple silhouettes, volume forms, tender colours and contrast details.

This season is dominated by the colours of mother-of-pearl, the warm light colours - light gray and green, as well as marine and floral motives. The fabrics of Spring/Summer 2009 are linen with striking backing, cotton satin, silk chiffon, cotton-viscose and taffeta. The prints are stripes, stamps of flowers and leopard motives. The silhouette is taken in at the waist, underlining the waist. Some of the models have volume in skirts and sleeves.

Temakel collection autumn - winter 09/10

Temakel collection autumn - winter 09/10

Covering the distance between things and our conscience is always an existential and creative challenge. Conventional symbols, generalities admitted, common places and everythingthat puts a mask over reality is the price our senses pay for urgency, for what is useful and for what is necessary.

On the contrary, lifting the veil allows...

Lifting the veil allows entry into immediate communication with things and with ourselves or beating in unity with nature does not to happen often and always in one direction or on one side of the fabric, but this corner of the veil, which is generally lifted accidentally, is vital for the creator and for whoever quivers with what is uncovered. This natural detachment of seeing, hearing or thinking is the great innate luxury for one's conscience.

Spring 2009 Trends: Earrings

Spring 2009 Trends: Earrings

Earrings are a fashion staple for women. Most own multiple pairs, to match different outfits, different times of the day, and even different jewelry (such as a matching necklace and earrings).

The styles and sizes available are limitless – and they come in a wide range of prices. A woman can never have too many earrings in her jewelry wardrobe!

Collection

Collection "DÉJÀ VU" by Polia Milanova for fashion salon "Mon Amour"

The elegant collection bridal dresses “DÉJÀ VU” by designer Polia Milanova provokes the fantasies with fairy dresses with bare backs, high slits, putting the stress on femininity.

Original ideas, combined with exclusive fabrics, perfect styles and workmanship make the collection impressing and unforgettable. The clean line of dresses is combined with fine French hand embroidered laces, silk satin Dupont, taffeta, organdy, silk, shantung. The stays are a specialty of designer Polia Milanova. They are richly decorated with Swarovski crystals and bring glamour and uniqueness of the collection.

Desislava Pancheva: One successful Bulgarian Model in Milan

Desislava Pancheva: One successful Bulgarian Model in Milan

Desislava Pancheva was born on 14th March 1982 in Pleven. In 2000 she finished a Professional School in textile and clothes with the specialty of Constructing and Modeling of Clothes. After 2 unsuccessful tries to enter the university and study pharmacy, a disappointment and a love affair, she decided to try in the sphere of Industrial design in the Polytechnic university in Milan.

Sisley Spring/Summer 2009

Sisley Spring/Summer 2009

Sisley's new collection for spring/summer aims straight for the heart.

It plays on sensations and emotions; it alludes to places, situations and times, but without labouring the point.

It seems to suggest that an outfit is the visible side of what we are, of what we want to show of ourselves. A calling card we choose each day that says exactly who we are.

Summer 2009 with Arda - Enjoy the fashion and feminity

Summer 2009 with Arda - Enjoy the fashion and feminity

More and more women appreciate Arda's fashion. They wear their outfits naturally to all types of events – with the sense of being always appropriately and especially well dressed. The fashion house knows that the customers have style, class, and a special flair for quality. That is why they "spoil" them with the highest quality, a completed aesthetics, a perfect fit and a fair price/performance combination, and also with independent, unmistakable signature. Arda's themes Sport, Duo, Max and Vision offer models for a lifestyle that combines business and pleasure for the modern woman that enjoys fashion and femininity.

New Jersey plans to forbid the epilation

New Jersey plans to forbid the epilation "band" type

The American state New Jersey is planning to forbid the epilation "band" type, also called "Brazilian".

This type of epilation these days, practiced all over the USA by women, has become a reason for hospitalization of two ladies from New Jersey. They were hospitalized with strong infections in the place of genitalia after cosmetic procedure. One of them even initiated proceeding against the cosmetic saloon, where she was epilated.

STYLER's summer collection with new faces

STYLER's summer collection with new faces

100% mercerized cotton, strong colours for brave men, accents on the details - these are the distinctive signs for collection Spring - Summer 2009 of STYLER men's fashion.
The models are functional and convenient, they set great store on high quality and luxury textile. The clothes underline the figure and impart refined sex appeal. The comfort and self-esteem that the STYLER clothes give is unforgettable.

Why hair becomes white?

Why hair becomes white?

Scientists from Maintz and the University of Bradford, Britain solved the mystery of white hair.

The author is known as peroxyde hydrogene. Body produces this substance in small quantities and mostly in hair. But production increases with years and body couldn' t degradate it fastly like before.

Spring 2009 with Markam Fashion

Spring 2009 with Markam Fashion

With its traditional participations and successes at the fashion forums in Europe in the past few years, such as „Collection Premiere” in Dusseldorf, “Collection Premiere” in Moscow, “Fashion Premiere” in Salzburg, “Order start” – Vienna, “Styl” – Brno, “Showroom”- Amsterdam, “CIFF” – Copenhagen, etc., Markam becomes more and more famous as a leader in the segment of the luxurious lady’s clothing. As a winner of the most prestigious awards of the Fashion Academy - Golden Mercury – 2006, for fashion business and high quality in the production of clothing and of Golden needle – 2008 for Fashion house of the year, Markam is in line for presentation at the fashion show „We are Europe” during “Fashion week” in Tokyo, Japan, in the end of March with the newest collection – Fall-Winter 2009/2010.

Fashion house TANI - dreams come true! New collection formal dresses

Fashion house TANI - dreams come true! New collection formal dresses

For the designer to make the human dreams come true is a calling that turned into profession. Flirting with fashion in the newest collection formal garments Spring/Summer 2009 with the motto "Take everything, indulge yourself to your dreams", the designer team created dresses that combine extravagance, luxury, elegance, beauty and glamor.

Inspired by the magic of fabrics, the created by the team dresses twinkle with the silk nimbleness of the taffeta, organdy and chiffon and mysteriously shine with the shades of satin and tulle, creating an atmosphere of luxury and charm.

Heavy earrings are harmful

Heavy earrings are harmful

Since several years heavy earrings are in fashion. They are very impressive but they can also influence badly your hearing.

Recently it was found that heavy earrings are harmful fashion accessories and must be avoided. As the doctors say, they are dangerous ornaments and that's why so many women come in seeking surgery. Before the women can be helped, they have to give up the heavy ear-rings and allow time to heal the tears of their ear lobes. However, once the damage is done, it cannot always be repaired and it is seldom that the enlarged hole is covered up.

Brilliance, finesse and splendour in collection Just LOVE of  Atelier SIMON

Brilliance, finesse and splendour in collection Just LOVE of Atelier SIMON

Just LOVE is the new collection of Atelier SIMON for Spring-Summer 2009. Following the world fashion trends the colors are bright, rich, saturated and in picturesque combinations. The French laces of the factories for high fashion SOLSTICE and SOPHIE HALETTE are of great importance for the refined vision in the new collection. The glitter of Swarovski crystals suffuses the dresses.

The silhouettes are lengthened, clean and at the same time with complex constructions and techniques, bringing elegance and splendor worthy for the red carpet in Holywood.

Shaker ADV presents t-shirts and  hats at very good prices

Shaker ADV presents t-shirts and hats at very good prices

Shaker ADV presents t-shirts and hats at very good prices.

A lot of models, colors and fabrics.

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Interview with Diego Lodi

Interview with Diego Lodi

Complete name: Diego Lodi

Age: 24

Place of birth: Bento Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

- How did you start your career as a model?
I was walking in the city and a scout approached, I guess the classic story.

Hydratation - lively moisture for the skin

Hydratation - lively moisture for the skin

Water, which is about 65% of human constitution is in the base of all life processes. Its importance is huge not only for life, but also for the maintenance of a beautiful outlook. A lot of advices exist - ancient and most current - how to use right this worthless natural gift. Some of them however are 100% delusion.

Hydratation needs only the dry skin. Dry and dehydratated skin are different conceptions. Lack of water can experience the dry and as well as the oily skin, which usually needs even more often hydratation. When we try to remove the surplus oil from the skin we break its natural protection layer, which keeps the normal level of humidity.

How to improve your skin with Micro-Dermabrasion

How to improve your skin with Micro-Dermabrasion

Micro-Dermabrasion is a comprehensive approach to skin care that is non-surgical, safe and effective. Using that technique can be removed dead and flaking skin cells to make your skin soft and fresh by stimulating the production of fresh young skin cells and collagen.

The messages of “MARKAM FASHION” for season spring/summer 2008

The messages of “MARKAM FASHION” for season spring/summer 2008

The messages of “MARKAM FASHION” for season spring/summer 2008 are already clear!

Perfect clarity of the line, modern, dynamic silhouette, minimalism and exact aesthetic measure in detail!
Inspired by antiquity, dresses are major accent for this season. They come with different silhouettes, strongly draped, asymmetric, in "A" and "H" lines.

Natural Collagen Formula Q5-26

Natural Collagen Formula Q5-26

Unlike any other cosmetics the natural collagen products eliminate the causes not only the results from the aging of the skin.

30% of the human proteins consist of collagen. It is responsible for the elasticity, flexibility and moisture of the skin as well as the constant renovation of her cells. As we grow older the amount of collagen diminishes which appears to be the main reason of wrinkles appearance.

What Is Hot Stone Massage?

What Is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release. What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?
- Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 and 150 degree water.
- The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another....

Corporate dress: nature and types

Corporate dress: nature and types

People have long ago understood that clothes serve not only to protect them from the impact of climate and nature, but also to communicate – to express some of their arrangements and mood. Business communication, as an informative process in business and organization area, can’t ignore such an important resource as corporate dress. That’s why it’s necessary to clarify some of the most significant and actual aspects of corporate dress in the context of exchanging messages and information with labor and organizational nature. What is the communicative nature of clothes and how can we read their messages in the organizational sphere?

MARINA: "Modelling is a kind of freedom!"

MARINA: "Modelling is a kind of freedom!"

Like every girl that is going to be sixteen years old soon, Marina is smiling and playful, she makes jokes and retorts on jokes. Together with that she can easily change the subject of conversation - from Picasso and Rembrandt to Lev Tolstoi and "Anna Karenina" (her favourite novel and female character).

Teodora Burgazlieva:

Teodora Burgazlieva: "I am proud to be Miss Bulgaria 2002"

"Miss Bulgaria 2002" is Teodora Burgazlieva from the city Pomorie. The beauty of VISAGES MODELS AGENCY was born on 5 September 1985 in Pomorie. She is 175 cm high, weighs 54 kg and her measures are 90 - 62 - 92.