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February 17, 2013

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2013 — FINAL SHOW

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Photo: Models pose on the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

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Photo: Designers Pankaj and Nidhi, India, take a bow after their runway show during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

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Photo: A model walks the runway during the 2013 International Woolmark Prize Final show at ME London on February 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images).

Christian Wijnant was announced the winner of the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, during the final award event held at the ME Hotel, London, on Saturday, 16th February.

Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council opened the event; a judging panel including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Franca Sozzani and Tim Blanks selected the winner.

After a global search spanning twelve months, reaching across sixteen countries and involving over seventy designers, six finalists representing Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan and the USA competed for the final international prize - of $100,000 AUD and the opportunity to be stocked in the most important boutiques around the globe including Harvey Nichols - London, Bergdorf Goodman - NY, 10 Corso Como - Milan, Joyce - China, David Jones - Sydney, and Eickhoff Konigsallee - Germany.

The Six Finalists:

Dion Lee - Australia

Ban Xiao Xue - China

Christian Wijnants - Europe (Belgium)

Pankaj and Nidhi - India

DRESSEDUNDRESSED - Japan

Sophie Theallet - USA

Nominating Bodies:

British Fashion Council
China Fashion Association
Council of Fashion Designers of America
Czech Grand Design
Fashion Design Council of India
Flanders Fashion Institute
Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
IMG Fashion Australia
Japan Fashion Week Organization
Korea Fashion Association
The Lock Group
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid
MTD, Turkey
NOT JUST A LABEL
Pakistan Fashion Design Council
Premsela, The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion
Stark Foundation
UAE: Dubai Fashion Week
Vogue Australia
Vogue China
Vogue France
Vogue Italia

The Woolmark Company Managing Director, Stuart McCullough said, “The International Woolmark Prize seeks outstanding and emerging talent from around the world, and we saw exceptional artisanship and design presented tonight. The prize is our commitment to supporting the future of the fashion industry and we are honoured to have received support from the global industry by way of our premier retail partners and judges both at the international and regional level.”

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December 8, 2012

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino welcomes 2012 Miss Universe Contestants

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Photo: Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2012, Lubica Stepanova; and Miss Universe India 2012, Shilpa Singh, arrive to the registration area at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 2, 2012. 89 Contestants from around the world will spend the next 3 weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and making new friends while they prepare to compete for the coveted Miss Universe Crown. Tune in to the LIVE NBC Telecast on December 19, 2012 to see who will win the title of MISS UNIVERSE 2012. (Photographer: Valerie Macon. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: Fashion Photography by Fadil Berisha — Miss Universe India 2012, Shilpa Singh, is photographed by renowned fashion photographer Fadil Berisha. Tune in to the LIVE NBC Telecast at 8:00 PM ET on December 19, 2012 to see who will win the title of MISS UNIVERSE 2012. (Photographer: Fadil Berisha. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: Tereza Chlebovska, Miss Universe Czech Republic 2012; Daniella Alvarez Vasquez, Miss Universe Colombia 2012; Jennifer Andrade, Miss Universe Honduras 2012; Hanni Beronius, Miss Universe Sweden 2012; Shilpa Singh, Miss Universe India 2012; and Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012; rehearse for the upcoming 2012 Miss Universe Pageant on Monday, December 10th at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contestants are filming segments around Las Vegas to air as part of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant set for 8:00 PM ET on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Matt Brown. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: National Costume Show — Miss Universe Norway 2012, Sara Nicole Anderson, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Friday, December 14th at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant set for 8:00 PM ET on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Matt Brown. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: National Costume Show — Miss Universe India 2012, Shilpa Singh, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Friday, December 14th at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant set for 8:00 PM ET on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Matt Brown. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: National Costume Show — Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012, Zhana Yaneva, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Friday, December 14th at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant set for 8:00 PM ET on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Matt Brown. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: Miss Universe 2012 - Top 16 — Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo; Miss Universe India 2012, Shilpa Singh; Miss Universe Australia 2012, Renae Ayris; Miss Universe Kosovo 2012, Diana Avdiu; Miss Universe Brazil 2012, Gabriela Markus; Miss Universe Croatia 2012, Elizabeta Burg; Miss Universe Philippines 2012, Janine Tugonon; Miss Universe South Africa 2012, Melinda Bam; Miss Universe Hungary 2012, Agnes Konkoly; Miss Universe Poland 2012, Marcelina Zawadzka; Miss Universe Mexico 2012, Karina Gonzalez; Miss Universe Russia 2012, Elizabeth Golovanova; Miss Universe Peru 2012, Nicole Faveron; Miss Universe France 2012, Marie Payet; Miss Universe Turkey 2012, Cagil Ozge Ozkul; and Miss Universe Venezuela 2012, Irene Sofía Esser Quintero; on stage as the top sixteen contestants in their Sherri Hill dresses and Chinese Laundry shoes during this year’s LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Darren Decker. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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Photo: In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown and celebrates onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. (Photographer: Richard Harbaugh. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP).

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November 1, 2012

New “Bond” girl wearing Carrera y Carrera’s Tiger ring

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Carrera, James Bond, International Brands

Photo: Actress Berenice Marlohe at the Skyfall film press conference in Berlin. Berenice Marlohe is wearing Carrera y Carrera Tiger ring in a white gold, diamonds and a smoky quartz. Berenice Marlohe is a French actress. Marlohe played Bond girl “Severine” in the twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall.

Carrera y Carrera is a Spanish jewelry firm. Present in over 40 countries, the company has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, and Russia, and boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur, among others.

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September 11, 2012

New York International Fashion Week: Spring 2013 Collections

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Photo: (L-R) Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Yvan Mispelaere walk the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz).

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz).

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz).

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Marimekko Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Dario Canatatore/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz).

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 13, 2012 in New York City (Photo © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz).

“This season’s list of designers participating in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a testament to the strength of the fashion industry,” said Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “Mercedes-Benz is a supporter of fashion initiatives in over 30 countries and we are proud to continue supporting Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. It is the marquee event and this season is shaping up to be an exciting spring collection as the fashion community waits in anticipation for the unexpected designs that will be shown.”

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June 10, 2012

THE DRAGON BRACELET

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THE DRAGON BRACELET

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2012 is the Year of the Dragon.

Spanish jewelry firm Carrera y Carrera invites you to discover the Dragon Bracelet. An example of craftsmanship.

According to Carrera y Carrera, it is a jewel made entirely by hand by the company’s master jewelers and more than 150 hours of work are behind this piece of art. It is a sculptural jewel of immense impact, with a weight in precious yellow gold of over 110 grams; 422 brown diamonds with a weight of 3.78 carats; and four white diamonds, one in each eye, totaling 0.16 carats.

Strength, personality and good luck are some of the words that describe this magnificent piece inspired by the Dragon, a symbol of strength and power, like the woman that will wear this spectacular jewel.

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May 22, 2012

Cannes Film Festival - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Photo: Model Karolina Kurkova arrives at the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch’s Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC. © 2012 Getty Images).

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Photo: Musician John Helliwell arrives at the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch’s Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC. © 2012 Getty Images).

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Photo: Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Once Upon A Time Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, France. Charlotte Casiraghi is wearing Cartier jewelry (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount. © 2012 Getty Images).

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Photo: 2012 Cannes Film Festival. May 17, 2012. Freida Pinto steps out of Renault Latitude, official car of the festival. Photo Credit: S. Kossmann.

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Photo: Bonnie Wright arrives at the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch’s Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC. © 2012 Getty Images).

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Photo: Actor Mads Mikkelsen and his wife Hanne Jacobsen arrive at the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch’s Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for IWC. © 2012 Getty Images).

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February 13, 2012

New York Fashion Week — Best of Runway

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Rock & Republic For Kohl’s Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images).

New York Fashion

Photo: A model walks the runway at the Rock & Republic For Kohl’s Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images).

New York Fashion

Photo: A model walks the runway at the Concept Korea Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week).

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Photo: A model walks the runway at the Derek Lam Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at St. John’s Center Studios on February 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week).

New York Fashion

Photo: A model walks the runway at the Rock & Republic For Kohl’s Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images).

New York Fashion

Photo: A model walks the runway at the Rock & Republic For Kohl’s Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images).

New York Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 Collections is taking place February 9 to 16, 2012 at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park.

The lineup of designers for the event is bringing the fashion industry’s elite to Lincoln Center for the fourth season, as fashion fans brave the winter cold outside to catch a glimpse of their favorite editors, designers, celebrities, stylists and models attending the by-invitation-only shows.

The preliminary lineup of designers this season includes: Nicholas K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Kaelen, Richard Chai, Honor, Tadashi Shoji, Candela, Chadwick Bell, PARKCHOONMOO, Concept Korea, General Idea, Rebecca Taylor, Brandon Sun, Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, Katya Leonovich, Charlotte Ronson, Academy of Art University, Ruffian, Lacoste, Porter Grey, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, Mara Hoffman, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Vantan Tokyo, Vivienne Tam, Monique Lhuillier, L.A.M.B., Venexiana, Lorena Sarbu, Lela Rose, DKNY, Tracy Reese, Joy Cioci, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Y-3, Carmen Marc Valvo, Mathieu Mirano, Timo Weiland, Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Zang Toi, Emilio Cavallini, Donna Karan New York, Reem Acra, Norman Ambrose, Betsey Johnson, Leather Japan 2012, J.Crew, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Bibhu Mohapatra, Fotini, Naeem Khan, Dennis Basso, Pamella Roland, Tibi, Haus Alkire, Narciso Rodriguez, EMERSON, Whitney Eve, Michael Kors, Rochambeau, Nanette Lepore, Joanna Mastroianni, J. Mendel, Suzanne Rae, Milly by Michelle Smith, Farah Angsana, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein Collection.

Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, TRESemme, W Hotels Worldwide, Diet Pepsi, Fiber One Bars, ideeli, The New York Times, and Women’s Wear Daily.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is internationally recognized as the premier industry event to showcase cutting-edge fashion,” said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA.

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January 22, 2012

Mercedes-Benz & VOGUE Fashion Night in Berlin

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Photo: Alex Prager. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2012. Press Talk in the Mercedes-Benz Lounge. January 19, 2012. Foto: Brauer for Mercedes-Benz.

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Photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Berlin, Autumn/Winter 2012. RUNWAY FASHION. © DAN & CORINA LECCA.

The Mercedes-Benz & VOGUE Fashion Night in the Restaurant Borchardt is a popular industry get-together during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.

On Wednesday evening, the movers and shakers in the fashion industry and numerous VIPs accepted the invitation of Christiane Arp, Editor-in-Chief of German VOGUE, and Anders Sundt Jensen, Vice President Brand Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars. Around 350 guests celebrated and chatted until well into the night.

In addition to the first day’s shows in the event venue, the global economic situation and its effects on the industry was a topic on everyone’s lips. The fashion industry and VIPs exchanged views in a relaxed ambience. Those present included the mayor of Berlin, film makers, celebrities, top models and fashion designers.

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January 1, 2012

Romanticism by Carrera y Carrera

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Carrera y Carrera, Madrid, Spain, has invited GlobalGiants.Com to discover the most romantic jewelry pieces ever created by it and to “uncover the true spirit of femininity and affection”.

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According to Carrera y Carrera, the spirit of love has been converted into jewelry, where sentiment and passion, emotions and experiences, are entwined within each of the jewelry pieces … perfect for a gift of love that endures … the gift desired by every woman.

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November 7, 2011

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, is Miss World 2011

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2011

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Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, Miss World 2011

Photos: Miss World 2011 Final, November 6, London. All Photos © Copyright Miss World Ltd.

On November 6, at the 2011 Miss World Final in Earls Court, London, Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, was crowned the 61st Miss World by the reigning Miss World, Alexandria Mills of USA.

Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais was the 1st runner up and Miss Puerto Rico, Amanda Perez, the 2nd runner up.

Narrowed down from top 15, the top 7 comprised Korea, Venezuela, England, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Scotland. The 15 semi finalists included Indonesia, Korea, Italy, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Philippines, US VI, Spain, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Scotland and England.

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October 30, 2011

Miss World Contest Returns to London, Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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Photos: (From the top) Miss World 2011 participants are introduced to the Birds of Prey of the British School of Falconry at The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland; Traditional Dance Rehearsal; Talent Semi-Finals; Miss World 2011 contestants participating in the Highland Games section of the Miss World Sports Challenge; Miss World 2011 contestants at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland; Miss World 2011 contestants at The Gleneagles Hotel Golf Academy; Miss World 2011 contestants at Cambridge University; Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, participating in the Top Model Competition. All Photos © Copyright Miss World Ltd.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the 2011 Miss World Final will bring together representatives from a record 122 countries, celebrity judges, former Miss Worlds and top entertainers.

Miss World Final is one of the most watched annual global events on TV and the 2011 Miss World Final in London will be broadcast live on Sunday 6th November to over 150 countries with a global audience of over 1 billion viewers. The broadcasters include E! in the UK and USA, CCTV in China, Zee in India and Televisa in Mexico.

Former Miss World contestants have gone on to a variety of successful careers including lawyers, doctors, teachers, fundraisers and actors. Such contestants include Hollywood actress — Halle Berry (1986 finalist); one of China’s biggest stars and a face of L’Oreal — Zilin Zhang (2007); Hollywood actresses — Maggie Cheung and Michelle Yeoh; American actress and singer — Lynda Carter (1972 finalist); and Bollywood’s two biggest female stars — Aishwarya Rai (1994) and Priyanka Chopra (2000).

Earlier, the organizers had informed GlobalGiants.Com about the Miss World 2011 program —

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Photo: Miss World 2011 Contestants — France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium in London. | © Copyright Miss World Ltd.

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Photo: The Miss World Charity Dinner was held in the Grand Ballroom at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel. The evening of entertainment culminated in an eclectic mix of music, song, and dance provided by the Miss World Talent performers. | © Copyright Miss World Ltd.

This year, over half the participants are in full time education studying for a degree, one in four are already graduates, and over half speak three or more languages.

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September 30, 2011

Exquisite Jewelry from Carrera y Carrera, Madrid — Presented by Olivia Palermo

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Photos: Olivia Palermo presents the new collection, Mediterraneo, by Spanish fine jewelry brand, Carrera y Carrera, Madrid. Palermo was photographed in Ibiza (a Spanish island) with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea in the backdrop. “Mediterraneo is a fresh, youthful, and innovative collection that tells of the legends of goddesses and nymphs who have dwelt in this tranquil sea,” explains Carrera y Carrera. “Atenea, the magnificent goddess that displayed her splendor across the seas of the world, starfish in motion, and the brilliance of diamonds have been selected as a theme to develop this Fine Jewelry line… especially created with a young, professional and independent woman in mind, one who is sophisticated and always exquisitely elegant… the Mediterraneo woman, who shows her strength of character through her own image.”

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September 13, 2011

Miss Angola 2011, Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011

Miss Universe Angola 2011

Photo: Miss Universe Angola 2011, Leila Lopes is crowned the winner of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition by Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete. She celebrates on stage during the LIVE broadcast on NBC from Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. (Photographer: Patrick Prather. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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September 10, 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Contestants prepare for the Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Miss Universe Cyprus 2011, Andriani Karantoni, poses for a photo during the Welcome Event at Governor’s Palace in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29, 2011. She is preparing to compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Richard D. Salyer. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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Photo: Miss Universe El Salvador 2011, Mayra Aldana pre-tapes in her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo on September 7, 2011. She is preparing to compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Darren Decker. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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Photo: Miss Universe Japan 2011, Maria Kamiyama pre-tapes in her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo on September 7, 2011. She is preparing to compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Darren Decker. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Miss Universe India 2011, Vasuki Sunkavalli, rehearses the evening gown pattern at the Hilton San Paulo Morumbi in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 3, 2011. She will compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Darren Decker. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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Photo: Miss Universe Chile 2011, Vanessa Ceruti; Miss Universe Peru 2011, Natalie Vertiz; Miss Universe Costa Rica 2011, Johanna Solano; Miss Universe Georgia 2011, Eka Gurtskaia; Miss Universe Kazakhstan 2011, Valeriya Aleinikova; Miss Universe Aruba 2011, Gillain Berry; Miss Universe China 2011, Luo Zilin; Miss Universe Russia 2011, Natalia Gantimurova; Miss Universe Tanzania 2011, Nelly Kamwelu; and Miss Universe Ukraine 2011, Olesia Stefanko; pose for a photo during the Welcome Event at Governor’s Palace in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29, 2011. They and other contestants will compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Richard D. Salyer. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Miss Universe China 2011, Luo Zilin, enjoys the Welcome Event at Governor’s Palace in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29, 2011. She will compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET broadcast LIVE on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photographer: Richard D. Salyer. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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July 13, 2011

Swimwear Collection "LUXE by Lisa Vogel" gets "Mercedes-Benz Presents" Title

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Photo: Mercedes-Benz Presents LUXE swimwear designer Lisa Vogel, along with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster.

LUXE by Lisa Vogel has received the title of “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer.

The “Mercedes-Benz Presents” program recognizes designers that demonstrate dedication to the use of “quality materials, unique style and innovative design”.

Created by swimwear expert Lisa Vogel, LUXE is available at fine retailers and luxury resorts across the globe.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim” will take place in Miami Beach, Florida at The Raleigh from July 14-18, 2011.

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June 20, 2011

Alyssa Campanella wins the 2011 MISS USA Competition

MISS USA

Photo: Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition. She celebrates on stage after the crowning, which was broadcast LIVE on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, June 19, 2011. The winner will compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE Pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12. (Photographer: Richard Harbaugh. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Photo provided for display on GlobalGiants.Com by The Miss Universe Organization, New York.)

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June 6, 2011

Miss Universe attends to Poor Children in her hometown in Mexico

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Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete reaches out to help poor children in the unseen side of her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, through Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization.

“It was difficult for me to see the poverty and how these families struggle to get by in the city where I grew up,” said Navarrete. “But now I have seen the life-changing work Children International is doing with children and teens in Mexico. They are giving impoverished children a chance to live better lives.”

The Mexican native recently embarked upon a 3-day visit of Guadalajara where she met with several children and their families supported by the charity.

Established in 1936, Children International is a 75 year-old humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Children International helps more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States.

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May 18, 2011

Cannes Fashion

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Photo: Actress Fan Bingbing with Cartier jewelry attends “The Artist” Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo © 2011 Tony Barson/WireImage).

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Photo: Actress Fan Bingbing with Cartier jewelry attends “The Artist” Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo © 2011 Tony Barson/WireImage).

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April 6, 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Pageant: Sao Paulo, Brazil, is Getting Ready to Host the Event

The Miss Universe 2011 contest will be held in Brazil.

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Ximena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss UNIVERSE 2010, and becomes the 59th MISS UNIVERSE. Her spectacular year long reign will include traveling throughout the country making special appearances on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization, its sponsors and affiliated charities. Credit: MISS UNIVERSE Organization. Photographer: Darren Decker. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Ximena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss UNIVERSE 2010, and becomes the 59th MISS UNIVERSE. Her spectacular year long reign will include traveling throughout the country making special appearances on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization, its sponsors and affiliated charities. Credit: MISS UNIVERSE Organization. Photographer: Greg Harbaugh. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.

The MISS UNIVERSE pageant is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture.

Contestants from more than 80 countries around the world will travel to Brazil for almost a month of activities.

“I am very pleased to announce our partnership with media conglomerate Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicacao and the selection of Sao Paulo as the host location for Miss Universe 2011,” said the pageant’s owner, Donald J. Trump. “Brazil is rapidly becoming an economic powerhouse and is a great place to do business. This decade, Brazil is hosting three of the greatest and most-watched worldwide events: the World Cup, the Summer Olympic Games and now, to kick it all off, Miss Universe.

“Grupo Bandeirantes is delighted that we have reached an agreement with the Miss Universe Organization to host the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil,” said the network’s president, Joao Carlos Saad. “We believe it is fitting for Brazil to set the stage for this glamorous event, and we look forward to showing the contestants, and the almost 200 countries around the world who watch the pageant every year, the exciting and vibrant culture of our beautiful country.”

Miss Universe 2011

Photo: Ximena Navarrete, Miss Mexico 2010, of Guadalajara, is crowned Miss UNIVERSE 2010, and becomes the 59th MISS UNIVERSE. Her spectacular year long reign will include traveling throughout the country making special appearances on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization, its sponsors and affiliated charities. Credit: MISS UNIVERSE Organization. Photographer: Darren Decker. © Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.

Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal, and Miss Universe Organization President, Paula M. Shugart, have announced that the 60th Annual MISS UNIVERSE Competition will air live from Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

At the conclusion of the telecast, Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete from Mexico, will crown her successor.

Meanwhile, Chinese Laundry has been named the Official Footwear Sponsor of the MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA 2011 Pageants.

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March 31, 2011

Madame Ines de la Fressange: New Global Spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris

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Photo: The first French model to achieve international acclaim, Madame Ines de la Fressange, is now joining the family of Ambassadors for L’Oreal Paris. (Foto © L’Oreal Paris).

The extremely active mother of two daughters, the new L’Oreal Paris Ambassadress Ines de la Fressange has just published her Fashion Style Guide “Parisian Chic”.

In 1991 she created her own brand “Ines de la Fressange”, and in 2008, for her 50th birthday, she appeared on the cover of ELLE France.

“Ines de la Fressange, our new L’Oreal Paris spokeswoman, has divine grace, that very contemporary way of being a woman, at once free, unexpected and mesmerizing. An accomplished model, mother and designer, she leads a full life. I am delighted that she is bringing that irresistible ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the brand,” said Cyril Chapuy, Global Brand President of L’Oreal Paris.

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