Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A beautiful night with the upper Russian society in London - THE RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS GALA NIGHT 2018

The Russian Ballet Icons annual gala was held at the London Coliseum last Sunday the 25th February 2018.
 picture by Andrej Uspeski
  picture by Andrej Uspeski
   picture by Andrej Uspeski
   picture by Andrej Uspeski
   picture by Andrej Uspeski
   picture by Andrej Uspeski

A celebration of art, beauty and talent that was on display at the Coliseum theatre commemorating the 200th birthday of French/ Russian ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer Marius Ivanovich Petipa. The Russian Ballet icon gala has been mastermind since 2006 by Olga Balakleets CEO of Ensemble Productions and since its foundation has contributed enormously to the art world society.

The gala counted with excellent dancers from all over the world including; Fernando Montano - Royal Opera House, Maria Alexandrova –Bolshoi Theatre, Roman Belyakov – Mariinsky Theatre, Sergio Bernal – Ballet national de Espana, Federico Bonelli – The Royal Ballet, Claudia D’Antonio – Teatro di San Carlo, Francesca Hayward – The Royal Ballet, Maria Sasha and Nadia Khan – Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Kimin Kim – Mariinsky Theatre, Ekaterina Kondaurova – Mariinsky Theatre, Ekaterina Krysanova – Bolshoi Theatre, Vladislav Lantratov – Bolshoi Theatre, Julian MacKay – Mikhailovsky Theatre, Nicholas MacKay, Artem Ovcharenko- Bolshoi Theatre, Giuseppe Picone – Teatro di San Carlo, Dmitry Semionov – The Semperoper Dresden Ballett, Polina Semionova- Staats Ballett Berlin, Oxana Skorik-Mariinsky Theatre, Anna Tikhomirova- Bolshoi Theatre, Stanislaw Wegrzyn- The Royal Ballet to name a few.

Olga Balakleets CEO of Ensemble Productions &  Rafael Porzycki Founder of Theatrum Vitae

 Miss Francesca Spaggiari designer of FREGOLI &  Anna Boniello 

 Sergio Bernal - Principal dancer at the Ballet national de EspaƱa - Rebeca Riofrio CEO Art in Fusion TV UK  and Ricardo Cue - Choreographer  

 Olga Balakleets with film director Martha Fiennes

 Singer Niamh Murphy

Ilya Zhivoy - Choreographer with designer Olga Roh (TV interview /PRESS) 

 Miss Francesca Spaggiari designer of FREGOLI - Rebeca Riofrio & Anna Boniello 

Rebeca Riofrio CEO Art in Fusion TV - Ilya Zhivoy of the Mariinsky Theatre and designer Olga Roh - ROHMIR

The gala continued with a formidable champagne reception and a three course dinner at the Savoy London. The event was full of with personalities, celebrities and Royals. Russian Ballet Icons - CEO Olga Balakleets surprised us all with a few more delights thru the night like a display of fashion luxury handbags by FREGOLI, a fashion presentation by Dr Olga Roh - ROHMIR, and a singing performance by Niamh Murphy.

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Friday, 23 February 2018

A show-stopper headpiece! Yuan Li design at the London Fashion Week 2018

What a fabulous feeling by wearing designer Yuan  Li  headpiece during the London Fashion Week 2018.

Yuan Li London was established in 2014, collections of bespoke high end Couture Millinery for ladies and gentlemen, including luxury hats and fascinators.

 Inspired by classic aesthetics and elegance of Parisian Golden Era of Couture, swinging between designer’s Chinese heritage, European culture and art, mix with contemporary edge and London chic.


(Rebeca Riofrio & designer Olga Roh during the LFW2018 photo by Jev Rue) 

Yuan Li London’s collection is a combination of creativity and exclusive service to highly respected, privileged clientele and artistic individuals focus on their personality, lifestyle, offering top end luxury materials with refined skills to achieve the one and only, show-stopping look.

“each year at Royal Ascot , her designs are always praised by many media such as Daily Express , BBC, and Mail Online etc. “

Designer Yuan Li told us how her passion for hats crafting started, she quoted; “one day at 5 am in the morning on her way to Paris, I encountered the famous British milliner Stephen Jones at the Euro-star station, that conversation  inspired me to become a milliner. “ 

Who is Yuan Li?

Since she came to London in 2001 as a fashion student in University Art London, Yuan Li has kept her Chinese heritage, absorbed essence of British culture, European history and art, and grown up again with circle of Bohemian artists and muses in East London.

 As a fashion designer for 15 years she has created a distinctive style in women's bridal, evening wear and couture millinery. While she worked for evening wear company Ariella Fashion, her designs have become favourites of celebrities such as Myleene Klass, Beverley Knight, Holly Willoughby, Michelle Keegan, Camilla Dallerup etc. , for their red carpet events and were featured in major magazines, TV and newspapers such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, BBC, ITV etc. 

In 2011, for the iconic Playboy club reopening in London, based on the famous 60s Bunny outfit she has recreated limited edition "Union Jack bunny outfits" that wowed club’s launching night.

For more information visit : https://www.yuanli.london/

About the headpiece I wore: 

Raven Queen Feather Headdress

Mysterious, bewitching.
Ideal for Christmas parties and performance.
Materials: ethically sourced crow feathers and skulls, antique gold coloured lace and organza roses, on black fur felt base. Feathers colours and skulls might slightly defer from pictures due to material source and screen colours. Also please contact to confirm hair band colour to match your hair, brown, white, black available.
One size.
Made to order please allow 2-3 weeks due to source of materials. Please email via info@yuanli.london request.

DANIELA VEZZA COUTURE, Milan Fashion Week 2018

The perfect soiree at the Mandarin Oriental Lounge - Milan to present designer  Daniela Vezza’s new autumn/winter collection.

Daniela Vezza comes from Verona. She starts her career as a jewellery designer supporting her husband in their family business that specialised in the luxury Italian jewellery. She obtains more of her knowledge by doing jewellery but her energy and creativity bring her to a deeper passion which is the fashion design.

In 2006 Daniela Vezza starts her fashion label with a high fashion gowns and jewellery- shoes collection, this collection made her popular  among the Italian and foreign costumers: Russia, Asia, North America and United Emirates. 

Daniela Vezza lines portraits production of blouses, fur coats, knitwear and accessories.

All the material use on her production is of high quality finish and hundred per cent made in Italy. Every piece on Daniela Vezza collection is unique, designed and created to highlight every woman's personality, accentuating their nature, strength and sex appeal.

Find more about Daniela Vezza collection on: www. danielavezza.com

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Queen Elizabeth’s lifelong friend Billy Graham has died at the age of 99.

By Rebeca Riofrio
From the 1930s until the early years of this century, Graham drew crowds of thousands to hear his rallying cry for Christianity. Over almost six decades, it is estimated that he preached to more 200 million people.

Graham harnessed the power of the media to reach millions, deploying television and radio networks, newspaper columns, feature films and satellite hook-ups.

He wrote dozens of books and his sermons were translated simultaneously into 48 languages and transmitted to 185 countries by satellite.

Graham, who had suffered from prostate cancer, pneumonia and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, died at his home in North Carolina, his spokesperson said.

Jimmy Carter, the former president, said Graham had “shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide. Broad-minded, forgiving, and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve.”

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, said the global church owed him an “immeasurable and inexpressible” debt.

Born in 1918, Graham devoted his life to preaching the word of God after a revival meeting he attended at the age of 15. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist clergyman in 1939, and retired in 2005. At the time he said: “Do I fear death? No. I look forward to death with great anticipation. I’m looking forward to seeing God face to face.”

Many were mesmerised by his piercing blue eyes, square jaw and charisma, as well as his message, delivered loud and fast in a powerful baritone. He urged members of his audience to walk down the aisles to the stage to be saved and to commit to Christ as a choir sang religious anthems.

In 1957, a “crusade” – as he called his rallies – in New York’s Madison Square Garden was so popular that its run was extended from six to 16 weeks, ending with a rally of more than 100,000 people.

Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/21/billy-graham-christian-evangelist-dies-99