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Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

One of ‘Gaba Girls’ on the Fifth Avenue, Life magazine, July 1937. Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1907, Lester Gaba was a talented designer, sculptor and window dresser. As a jewellery designer, Gaba worked for Albert Mfg. Co. which belonged to Albert Weiner. While working for this company, he designed a series of small rhinestone pave brooches called “Yankee Doodlers”. In 1939 Gaba designed for Albert Mfg. Co. a series called “Alice in Wonderland”, which was presented by Altman. Lester Gaba worked with Coro again in 1948 preparing a large presentation of Duettes.
Meanwhile, he started his career in the 1920s by making sculptures made of soap. These figures and miniatures were so impressive that they appeared in advertising campaigns. Also photographed for book covers and Christmas cards, exhibited in store windows and museums and even shown at the 1933-1934 Chicago World Fair. In the 1930s he started to create window-displayed mannequins, which at the time were heavy sculptures made of plaster.
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Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

The traditional Berber dress and decorations

Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

The indigenous people of North Africa are not Negroid Africans and even the Arabs, but the people, called Berbers. Even more surprising is the fact that these people are representatives of the White Race, who had been subject to forced Islamization in the 7th century AD. Many Berbers are unaware that they are called Berbers, because they were given such name by other people, supposedly by the Romans. Berbers come from the Greek barbaros, or the Latin barbarus – ‘Barbarian’. Since the Greeks, and after them the Romans, called all the people, whose culture and language they did not understand – Barbarians. Now Berbers are called many Berber tribes that live throughout North Africa, from Egypt in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Sudan in the south to the Mediterranean Sea in the north, as well as in other countries, including European ones. The number of Berbers in the world is estimated variously – from 20 to 40 million.
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Gold foil temporary tattoos

Gold foil temporary tattoos

Gold foil temporary tattoos

For those who want to look bright, stylish and elegant, 2015 summer offers a new feature – silver and gold foil temporary tattoos instead of jewelry. Fortunately, no one offers to turn into a terminator for the sake of fashion. It is about time to use stickers that imitate gold, silver and copper ornaments, as well as beautiful graceful patterns with a metallic sheen. The new trend is called Flash tattoos. They can be purchased from famous brands and online jewelry shops. Of course, do not expect from these little things longevity – these stickers can be worn maximum for a week. You can also find a beach option, which is a water-resistant.
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War and Peace jewelry collection

Pearl ribbon and a tiara of crystals and gems. War and Peace jewelry collection by Evgenia Linovich

Pearl ribbon and a tiara of crystals and gems. War and Peace jewelry collection by Evgenia Linovich

War and Peace jewelry collection – inspired by the immortal Russian literature, history and cinema collection created by the jewelry designer Evgenia Linovich. The idea of ​​the collection – everything in life is relative, and memories of war make us appreciate the fragile peace we live in. I like the theme of heraldry in jewelry. This collection looks beautiful mainly due to the model. It is obvious that the collection was created on the Western perception of Russia, where even the title of the book “War and Peace” – in English.
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Reviving Russian tradition Axenoff Jewellery

Reviving Russian tradition Axenoff Jewellery

Reviving Russian tradition Axenoff Jewellery

Axenoff Jewellery – original Russian jewelry brand, founded by Pyotr Aksenov. The concept of brand is based on Russian culture, and its designs feature traditions of XVI-XIX centuries, as well as the beginning of the XX century. Axenoff Jewellery is associated with rich historical heritage of Russia – Russian folk tales, masterpieces of Russian painting – Vasnetsov, Bilibin, Vrubel and outstanding works of opera and ballet “Ruslan and Ludmila” by Glinka, “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky, “The Tsar’s Bride”, “Sadko” and “Snow Maiden” by Rimsky-Korsakov.
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2015 Cinderella beautiful spring premiere

Actress Lily James (Cinderella)

2015 Cinderella beautiful spring premiere. Actress Lily James (Cinderella)

2015 Cinderella beautiful spring premiere
The new romantic fantasy film “Cinderella” is scheduled to be released in March 2015. “Cinderella” – one of the most beautiful movie premieres of this spring. On the creation of this magnificent film were used tens of thousands of Swarovski crystals. Were manually produced more than 5,000 candles, and the role of King plays a true knight. The film directed by Kenneth Branagh, is based on the fairy tale “Cinderella” by Charles Perrault. The title role of Ella (“Cinderella”) is played by English actress Lily James (born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, 5 April 1989). Cate Blanchett plays the role of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine, Richard Madden is Prince Charming, Sophie McShera plays Drizella, Holliday Grainger is Anastasia, and Helena Bonham Carter is The Fairy Godmother.
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Costume Designer Dmitry Andreev

Gems. Murder. 2014. Russia. Director Rustam Khamdamov. Costume Designer Dmitry Andreev

Gems. Murder. 2014. Russia. Director Rustam Khamdamov. Costume Designer Dmitry Andreev

The new film by Rustam Khamdamov “Sapphires. Murder” (Gems. Murder) will soon be released. The work of a costume designer Dmitry Andreev deserves special attention. Dmitry was born June 4, 1973 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School in 2000. Future costume designer sewed even in his childhood, first it was dolls clothes, blankets, pillowcases for dolls. Since childhood, he was fond of the theater. With his father read screenplays, plays (there were always plenty of them at home) and staged home performances. For such home plays Dmitry Andreev created costumes, for them were “sacrificed” his mother’s and grandmother’s dresses.
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