Miss Universe 2015 National Costumes
Las Vegas launched an international contest “Miss Universe 2015”. On Wednesday, 16 December, the participants passed the preliminary stage of the competition, during which told about themselves, defiled on the catwalk in swimsuits and evening gowns. 80 women took part in the competition. 15 girls who will receive maximum points for the first rounds of the show, will take part in the final on 20 December. The next competition will be held in January 2016 in Budapest.
The National Costume contest made the audience feel like they are watching a parade or a fashion show, some have big wings like Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For making folk costumes historical and eye-catching, designers used lots of sparkling crystals, gems, gold embroidery, jewelry, and feathers.
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Miss Universe 2015 National Costumes
Marlene Dietrich jewellery
Once Marilyn Monroe made us believe that diamonds are girl’s best friends. According to Marlene Dietrich, the best stone for blondes is emerald. She had a luxury jewelry set with huge emeralds – cabochon of the famous jewelry firm Mauboussin. Today, most jewelry ornaments used in films are fake imitating precious gems. However, in the days of the Hollywood of 30’s – they were original works of tailoring and jewelry.
Producers, willing the actresses to star in jewelry, did not limit budget. They used to buy luxury jewelry, and did not hide it in the safe from prying eyes. And they did not rent jewelry from the famous jewelry houses, just to appear on the red carpet. Marlene Dietrich was a true collector who wore her own jewels in several of her films.
Jewellery lover Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher introduced her own rule of wearing, as every day she appeared at work with the new accessory. Due to this fact, it was possible to determine her mood that day by her brooch. “They (brooches) express the state of my soul,” – Margaret used to say.
The Iron Lady loved jewelry and was not afraid to wear all at once – bracelets, rings, pearls at the neck, and large earrings. And yet, in nine cases out of ten – she wore a brooch. As she grew older, she added more jewellery, more brooches, and more color.
London auction Christie is presenting a selection of Margaret Thatcher jewellery at auction on 15 December, 2015. The jewellery includes an exquisite Art Deco emerald and diamond necklace by Chaumet, circa 1930 worth and estimated £120,000 to 180,000. Another favorite jewelry of Mrs Thatcher’s was a George III diamond flower brooch, circa 1800 and expected to fetch £8,000 to £10,000.
Elizabeth Taylor jewellery
“My mother told me that I did not open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring.” 269 items of jewelry of Elizabeth Taylor, were indulgence of lovely Hollywood Star. Historic, iconic, legendary and even epochal, the impressive collection delighting audience – diamonds, emeralds and rubies, not to mention the historically significant pearl.
These ornaments are rich both in number of carats, and the stories of intrigue, passion, whims, fads, indulging their own lusts, desperation and love. $ 20 million for the jewels of the legendary Liz. However, during the auction, later called the most extraordinary, showed more love and respect of the fans to the actress, the mark of $ 20 million has been overcome almost 6 times. Jewelry of Elizabeth Taylor was sold for $ 116 million.
Gina Lollobrigida Jewellery
She has always been a standard of Mediterranean beauty – hot, wild and passionate. Her feminine “hourglass” silhouette, like a fragile porcelain figurine, and wonderful acting ability made her international star, nicknamed “The Italian volcano.”
Such Movies as “Notre Dame de Paris” and “Fanfan la Tulip”, where Gina Lollobrigida starred, made her dream of millions people around the world. In addition to being a great actress, Lollobrigida has had the status of a collector of luxurious jewelry. Noteworthy, she owns of one of the best collections of emeralds and diamonds in the world.
2013 Sotheby`s auction estimated some pieces of her jewelry at hundreds thousands of dollars. However, emeralds and diamonds of the actress are not the most expensive in her collection. Thus, the approximate cost of her vintage pearl earrings – one million dollars. According to the hostess, they once belonged to the Habsburg dynasty.
Cleopatra legendary jewellery
One of the most beautiful women of the ancient world, Great Queen of Egypt of a divine origin, unmatched mistress, was capable to bewitch any man – even if he is Caesar. The mysterious and attractive image of Cleopatra still holds many mysteries and charms for over two thousand years. Historians of antiquity, who observe the life of Cleopatra, are impressed by without doubt, magical abilities of this woman.
But if you carefully read the ancient texts, none of them call Egyptian queen – beauty. Instead, praised her sharp wit and determination, as well as an excellent education. Cleopatra knew seven languages and even wrote philosophical treatises and writings on weights and measures. In addition, she was unsurpassed expert in the field of Women in the Arts – knew the secrets of the special preparation of cosmetic drugs (and poisons!), had mastered the art of dress and jewelry to choose.
Brazilian model Gabriela Bertante
Born 7 May 1989 in Brazil, Gabriela moved to Sao Paulo to start a modelling career at the age of 17. In 2010, she traveled to India to take part in the Fashion Week. After the show, her face has become recognizable. She appeared on the covers of glossy magazines, and was noticed by MTV and film producers. Gabriela Bertante became a leading actress in Bollywood comedy film “Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya”, directed by Sunil Agnihotri.
The movie appeared on screens September 19, 2014. Gabriela Bertante has appeared in two more Bollywood films (Billa 2, 2012 and Bahubali: The Beginning, 2015) in all the splendor of Indian wedding dress – sari and exquisite jewellery: the main symbol of a bride – bindi (decoration of the gemstones on the forehead), large necklaces, massive rings and earrings, and of course, foot bracelets, called Payal.