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Lina Cavalieri worlds first photo model

Lina Cavalieri worlds first photo model

Called the most beautiful woman in the world – Lina Cavalieri – world’s first photo model

Lina Cavalieri worlds first photo model

They say, children born during the holidays, will have an extraordinary destiny. On Christmas evening, December 25, 1874 in the family of Cavalieri a small, very pretty girl was born. This event occurred in the town of Viterbo, located in the outskirts of Rome. The child received a name Natalina – Natale in Italian means Christmas. In the future, portraits of luxurious beauty Lina Cavalieri will be bought by young schoolboys and respectable fathers and mothers of families. And if critics still argue about her singer’s talent, the beauty of Lina is out of question. Called the most beautiful woman in the world, Lina Cavalieri (25.12.1874 – 07.02.1944) remains a symbol of her era, gone from us forever.
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200-year-old Pavlovsky Posad Wool Shawls

Pavlovsky Posad Shawls

Beautiful Pavlovsky Posad Wool Shawls

200-year-old Pavlovsky Posad Wool Shawls
A symbol of Russia, authentic masterpieces of this Russian national craft, Pavlovsky Posad Wool Shawls are made at the Pavlov Posad factory in a small town outside Moscow. The factory has been there since 1812. Scarf has always been one of the essential attributes of the Russian national traditional costume as everyday and festive. To appear in public with an uncovered head was considered indecent in Russia, this custom has survived to the present time in the Orthodox churches, women visiting church must cover their heads.
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Beautiful Anastasia Bezrukova 8 year-old model

Anastasia Bezrukova 8 year-old model

Fashion photo of Anastasia Bezrukova 8 year-old model (born on January 5, 2004)

Anastasia Bezrukova 8-year-old model
Russian beautiful grey-eyed girl is from Moscow. Despite her young age she is already an experienced fashion model. Besides, she has a rich portfolio in different genres of photo sessions, and in particular – Glamour, Beauty, Fashion, Portrait, Life style, Business, and Sports. Also, the beautiful child model participated in several fashion shows, and in her gallery there are photo shots for different magazines. Among them – VOGUE, “Happy Parents”, Collezioni, Dolores, Moschino, KID’S WEAR, and some more.
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Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry

Exquisite Rene Lalique jewelry
French glass designer, Art Nouveau jewellery designer Rene Lalique created truly unique jewelry. And his works were popular among royalty and celebrities. In particular, Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and legendary Sarah Bernhardt, as well as fashionable Parisians and residents of other world capitals. Undoubtedly, Rene Jules Lalique was one of the leaders of the Art Nouveau style. Besides, the name of Rene Lalique in the history of jewelry is in line with the names of such world-renowned artists, as Carl Faberge, Frederic Boucheron, Louis-Francois Cartier, and Louis C. Tiffany. Meanwhile, he always followed the rule of three French F «femme, faune, flore» (woman, fauna, flora), which remains the motto of the house.
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Bygone era of femininity by Nina Leen

Bygone era of femininity by Nina Leen

Nina Leen, American photographer born in Russia. Bygone era of femininity by Nina Leen

Bygone era of femininity by Nina Leen
Talented photographer Nina Leen was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1909. Her family emigrated to Europe when Nina was a child. After living in different countries of Europe (Germany, Italy, and Switzerland) she moved to the USA, in 1939. Actually, she was one of the first female photographers working for Life Magazine. For the popular American magazine she had made more than 40 covers. Nina became famous for the series of photo stories about the manners and customs of American society. Giggling teenage girls, sophisticated models, popular actresses and housewives were caught by the photographer on the eve of the sexual revolution. Her photographs are symbols of a bygone era of femininity. Nina Leen died in New York in 1995. In the above photo – self-portrait of Nina Leen.
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The perfect woman is a man Alex Chernov

The perfect woman is a man Alex Chernov

Hair stylist, makeup artist, art model and vegetarian Aleksandr Chernov (Alex Chernov). The perfect woman is a man Alex Chernov

The perfect woman is a man Alex Chernov
According to Greeks, androgyny means man and woman, having both masculine and feminine characteristics. The rise of androgyny in pop-culture has been on the increase in the 21st century, and in particular, in fashion industry and lifestyle. Indeed, fashion standards prove that the perfect woman… is a man. Besides, males become more interested in traditional female interests, such as clothing, fashion accessories, hairstyles, manicures, spa treatments, etc. I have already written posts about well known males androgynies – Andrei Pejic and Stas Fedyanin who represent themselves as female models. And now it is Aleksandr Chernov (Alex Chernov) – hair stylist, makeup artist, art model and vegetarian from Moscow and st. Petersburg. According to information written on his Vkontakte page, his nickname is ‘beautiful god’. Here’s how, no more and no less!
By the way, the author of quotes placed below the photographs is Alex Chernov himself. Seems like he enjoys philosophy.
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Traditional jewelry in ancient Russia

Traditional jewelry in ancient Russia

Perly – a necklace of freshwater pearls. Traditional jewelry in ancient Russia

Traditional jewelry in ancient Russia
An integral part of the culture of our ancestors, Russian folk costume has preserved to us through the centuries. In fact, the folk costume determined social class of a person, and therefore, had special importance. In Russia, traditional jewellery was pearl, produced in kidney-shaped shells, and mined in northern rivers. Noteworthy, its size ranged from small grains to peas diameter 10-14 mm. From freshwater pearls made earrings and necklaces, it adorned hats and clothing. For example, during great festivals in Zadonsk and Zemlyansky districts of Voronezh region, women used to wear lots of pearl necklaces, and width of rods could be up to ten of these threads. Pearls in large quantities preserved in folk costume until the beginning of XX century.
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