Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Jason Wu Spring-Summer 2013. Starry night Silhouettes by Harry Finder. Fashion & Nature project by Russian designer Liliya Hudyakova

Jason Wu Spring-Summer 2013. Starry night Silhouettes by Harry Finder. Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Fashion & Nature project by Liliya Khudyakova

Autumn brought a merry collage of many colors into our streets, which became golden and red. The trees branches painted with the autumnal hue are visible through the window panes. Nature shows us a great variety of different shades. We can observe colorful reality in the woods and meadows. The fields are a riot of color. The brightness and sweet scent of flowers attract the insects in nature.
It would be wonderful if fashion designers from around the world have learned to take inspiration from the nature. This idea has come to Liliya Khudyakova, Siberian fashion designer. She creates stunning collages for the project Fashion & Nature, in which Liliya is looking for parallels between contemporary designers’ dresses and nature. These are really fashionable masterpieces of natural symbiosis of beauty and fashion.

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Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Viktor & Rolf Summer 2015 collection

Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor Horsting and Rolf CHOP showed a rather unusual collection of haute couture at Fashion Week in Paris spring-summer 2015. Designers are absolutely not worried about whether we can wear these high fashion things or not – it is an opportunity to realize their creative impulses. This time the brand Viktor & Rolf showed on the catwalk original vision of the village – a wreath of ears and straw hats of immense size complement the same vast A-line dresses. This collection of Viktor Horsting & Rolf CHOP dedicated to their compatriot, the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh.
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Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems

Many people mistakenly believe that the limit of the high cost of precious stones stops at diamonds, but naturally there are other, no less beautiful, but more rare minerals, the price of which often exceeds the cost of diamonds. Here is the Kaleidoscope of Most Expensive Gems in the world. The high price is usually determined by a unique combination of rarity, beauty and great demand. The list shows the average price of high quality stone available today on the global market, but it should be noted that some of the prices are approximate as particularly valuable gems are often sold privately, without disclosing to the general public.
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Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Regularly, we are inspired by the richness of nature and a variety of stones and minerals, among which is a little-known but very interesting stone – Eudialyte. This rare mineral combines the reliability of granite, purple of sunset and gold of underground mines. Eudialyte derives its name from the Greek phrase meaning “well decomposable”. Sami, the local inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula (the far northwest of Russia) call Eudialyte “Sami blood”. The origin of the name is related to the ancient Norse legend, described by Academician Fersman in his book “Memories of a rock.” In the Sami folklore there is a legend about the battle of Sami with the Swedish soldiers. As a result of the fight on the tundra was sprayed the blood of Sami soldiers killed in the battle. Drops of blood turned into a beautiful stone Eudialyte.
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Miniature beaded brooches by Lyubov Tyurina

A snail on a leaf

A snail on a leaf. Miniature beaded brooches by Lyubov Tyurina

The author of these Miniature beaded brooches – Moscow based artist of applied art Lyubov Tyurina. Since childhood she has experiences boundless love for nature and all living things. In her opinion, the nature is an endless source of inspiration for all her creations. Her brooches, miniatures, of course, reflect the love of nature, convey her feelings and emotions. She loves to paint, sew, write poetry, and applications of paper. Lyubov Tyurina participated in the 6th International Exhibition in Moscow “Beading Design 2012” where her miniature brooches won in the category “Jewellery”.
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Clara Bijoux jewellery

Clara Bijoux jewellery

Clara Bijoux jewellery

Clara Bijoux jewellery has 60 years of successful work in the world of jewelry fashion. Today the famous Spanish brand Clara Bijoux is headed by designer Clara Torres, and now the brand is known throughout the world as the creator of beautiful handmade items. The original company “Industrias Galy” was founded right 60 years ago, in 1953, in Spanish Ciutadella de Menorca by Clara Torres’s father – Diego Torres. Diego got training as a goldsmith and silversmith in Barcelona, and worked as an apprentice in a fashion jewellery manufacturer. Later he started his own business in fashion jewellery made with precious stones. His three children Pedro, Clara and Biel entered their father’s business.
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Gold Dresses Kaleidoscope

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino in gold dress. 1606. Artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino in gold dress. 1606. Artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Gold Dresses Kaleidoscope. Dresses with threads of precious metals are very heavy, taking into account the mantle plume of any coronation dress. It’s hard even to imagine how difficult it was to wear them. Nevertheless, almost all the coronation gowns include fabric with metallic threads and were decorated with real gold and silver embroidery. In the XX century, there were two periods when the metallic threads and Lurex were very much in fashion. First – in the late 60’s and early 70’s, second – in the late 80-early 90’s. Silver and gold, glitter and lurex were periodically in and out of fashion, and now there is a return of interest in metallic texture in a suit, shoes and accessories.
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