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COVER STORY

YUKIKO UEZONO:

BORN TO BRING HARMONY

TheGLAM

SISTERS: story of success

Beauty for body, harmony for soul

LEGENDS ON FIRE

ELENA MARTEMIANOVA The voice of Italy

WOMEN WHO RULE THE WORLD THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND POWERFUL HEROINES OF ALL TIMES


Editor’s letter

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ccording to its definition, luxury is a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving major expenses. Luxury things are not essential, but highly desirable and enjoyable. However, what does luxury means for every single person? We believe that its meaning can be different for everyone. TheGlam Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is not only an encyclopedia of the latest trends in fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle. Our mission is to inspire our reader by Great Stories of Great Personalities of all times! TheGlam Luxury Lifestyle Magazine introduces the reader to the secrets of worldwide famous personalities, celebrities, best places to live, nano technologies and food innovations. This Issue is devoted to the most influential and powerful Women of all times. Their stories may change lives and inspire millions…

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Moreover, we are showing the world of luxury from different angles starting from exclusive yachts and super cars of today and ending up with fantastic ideas and future nano technologies. For someone these are habitual things, whereas for someone it’s an opportunity to learn about something brand new and, probably, unreachable.

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The Glam Luxury Magazine is fulfilled with new methods and technologies in beauty and health industries which lead us to the unique common aim, being in peace, love and harmony with the body, mind and soul.

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This is one of a kind International Editorial, which involves a wide and varied audience. We are especially interesting for fashion lovers, connoisseurs of luxury, celebrity followers and, of course, for big brands and companies who are looking for new challenges and opportunities.

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Collaborating with different countries, we guarantee the exchange of cultures and experiences.

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Every reader is sure to find something interesting on the pages of our magazine which makes us so different and unique.

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CONTENT

STORY OF SUCCESS TheGlam Sisters

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COVER STORY Yukiko Uezono. Born to bring harmony

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HEALTH Health is Wealth

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QUEENS TALKS Miss Dukascopy 2018 Anna Muzova

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EXCLUSIVE Elena Martemianova: the artiste who can hug the world with her voice and soul

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Angelina Galt

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BEAUTY Must-do cosmetic treatments in summer

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HAUTE COUTURE Gaby Charbachy: I design dreams

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FIRST LADIES Women who rule the world: Top-10 prominent first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt Eva Peron Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Raisa Gorbachova Hillary Clinton Brigitte Macron Angela Merkel Mehriban Aliyeva Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Melania Trump

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KIDS FASHION Teen Fashion Story. Monaco Lifestyle. Mariia-Evelina

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BEAUTY Sport for face. LIFTING GYM® by Natalia Mamciur

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CONTENT PERSONALITY Goodbye, Karl Lagerfeld!

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ROYALS Princess Diana and her humanitarian nfluence on the world

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CENTURY CINEMA Game of Thrones the most epic and expensive series are back

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BILLION DOLLARS MOTHER MAMMA J

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FEMALE POWER Ivanka Trump: one of the most powerful women in the world

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PERSONALITY Athina Onassis: a billionaire athlete

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CULTURE Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa

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JEWELRY Sparkling Qatar Show

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Eternal Values Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire: a big tragedy

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FUTURE INNOVATIONS Electric and self-driving future of the cars

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HEALTH Doctor Anastasia Shagarova: “Spine is the basis of our health and beauty!”

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LIVING LEGEND Marylin Monroe: way more than just a “blonde bombshell”

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LUXURY LIFESTYLE Fairmont Monte Carlo

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SHOPPING Luxury Shopping in French Riviera

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Story Of Success

TheGlam SISTERS THEMOSTFAMOUSSISTERSOFMONACO THE MOST FAMOUS SISTERS OF MONACO KATERINA SANTORINA AND YULIA BERISSET REVEAL THEIR SECRET OF SUCCESS. 12

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iss TheGlam Monaco International is becoming more and more prestigious and famous all over the world. Have you already faced plagiarism?

Katia: Yes, indeed, somebody started to organize similar contests in Monaco. We take it easy, because our unique concept and the way we organize the pageant at all stages is out of competition. When you are copied — it’s recognition.

What other problems do you face? I heard about the situation with the Mongolian finalist, who was deprived of the crown … How do you manage to keep everything under control? Yulia: Of course, we select our finalists very carefully. However, sometimes participants who have received the title use it not for good — and this, of

We were also very pleased to find out that Miss TheGlam Monaco International was included into a beautiful online game created in Brazil, where beauty contests are very popular. There are only 3 pageants in the game: Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss TheGlam Monaco International. This is a cool and well-designed app which can be downloaded from the AppStore. course, harms the reputation of the pageant. I can’t call it “a problem”, actually, this is life, and that’s why we write everything in contracts. It’s important to react on time to such situations and prevent them in the future. Is it still possible to apply for participation in Miss TheGlam Monaco International 2019? Yulia: Yes, there is casting until July 1; however, many contracts have already been signed. For example, this year a delegate from China will participate. China is a prosperous country and a strategic partner of France, and we, for our part, do our best to contribute to their state-to-state relations. Chinese

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television will come to the final, and it’s nice that this year we will also be supported by the national French television. Katia: We also continue to develop our relations with Japan. Spring issue of TheGlam Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has a Japanese beauty on the cover, and also many sponsors are coming from Japan this year. What is waiting for us at the final in September? Katia: Every year we make some improvements and come up with something new. For example, this year our main theme will be ecology. Our Planet is mired in waste, and we want to make our contribution to the fight against plastic. We will not spill the beans, but I can assure you that the initiative we have invented for our participants will definitely make many people reconsider their daily habits and make their conscious choice in favor of environmental friendliness. And it will definitely be easy and pleasant, because we’ll give them a great solution. Tell us about your new interesting partnerships. Yulia: This year we are partners of Cannes Film Festival and we support many festivities that will be held as part of this large-scale event. We are especially pleased to be invited to be part of the jury of the “Miss Cannes Festival” contest and to support it in media, which we will gladly do. We are always open to interesting partnerships and collaborations, as well as keep looking for interesting characters for our magazine. We especially like to write about new technologies and innovations in various fields. Although there are no restrictions, but of course, we are trying to ensure that each article and even an advertisement are interconnected with the main issue theme. How do you choose characters for TheGlam LLM? Katia: We always have the main theme. For example, in this issue — it’s first ladies and legendary women of all time. Of course, all our characters are opinion leaders, because it’s important for us to publish something motivating. I know that you are developing your own brand of clothing. Lift the veil: how is it called, who will be the designer, what is the basic concept of the brand? Katia: Yes, this brand is called Maison d’Glam and its main concept is pronounced femininity and sexuality, but not through opening parts of the body, but through silhouettes. We want to put emphasis on the beauty of the woman’s figure. And the most important feature of our collection is women’s tuxedos in a modern interpretation (with shorts, skirts) which can be worn every day. Yulia: Creating our own brand of clothing is a logical continuation of our work as bloggers: we interact with 2019


Story Of Success a huge number of brands and see so many concepts that eventually comes an understanding of exactly what we want. And frankly, all prêt-à-porter clothes are very similar. Brands repeat each other in style, only fabric texture may be different. So we decided to create something new as we see it. You are the most famous sisters in Monaco. What are the upsides and downsides of family business, and share the secret of your success? Katia: There are no downsides, only pluses. Of course, we had moments of adaptation, but now all our responsibilities are naturally divided between us — each doing what she does better. Well, the most important secret is this: we have long ago agreed that if one of us says “no”, then we don’t do that at all. Yulia: The secret of our success lies precisely in the fact that we have created a family business, have learned to hear and support each other. Perhaps that is why we became the most famous sisters in Monaco. I don’t know any other family business to be so united and successful, except for the Kardashian family, about which, by the way, there is an article in this issue.

In 2020, Japan and China are planning to organize the large-scale qualifying rounds of the Miss TheGlam Monaco International pageant. Style Yulia Moatti Dress Julien Fournié MUAH Olga Lozitskaya

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What message do you want to communicate to modern women? Katia: Our most important message is this: no matter where you started or who you were. You can always build yourself and achieve everything you desire, developing as a person and developing yourself in society. Tell us about your latest hobbies. Katia: Actually, everything


we do is both our work and passion. We put our soul into every project and create it as if for ourselves. Now, if I wanted to become a beauty queen, what pageant would it be? If I wanted a beautiful dress — what would it be? With this approach, success is inevitable. And as for a hobby, we are interested in psychology and self-development. There is no limit to perfection. How do you manage everything? Pageant, magazine, PR agency, your clothing brand… What is the secret? Katia: When you put life into your work, you can’t stop halfway. It’s like receiving an internal impulse and you cannot do otherwise. And then the whole way of life, all the circumstances are built around your aspirations. Yulia: We are very dedicated to what we do, and we can easily exchange many plans for urgent matters related to our work. With such an attitude to business and to life in general, everything is going well and right people are catching up. Share your future plans. Yulia: Among global plans is the development of relations with Qatar. Qatar is a very interesting and quickly developing country. We have already managed to communicate with Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and you can read this article in our spring issue. I think this will be the starting point of our collaborations with the royal family. Katia: There are many plans! For now, we will not reveal all the secrets, so follow our projects — we’ll definitely have something to surprise you with.

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COVER STORY YUKIKO UEZONO “I’d never believed that one day I would participate in such a large scale beauty contest. But one morning I woke up and imagined myself wearing a beautiful dress and tiara. And here I am — I Vice Miss of the most prestigious contest in graceful country Monaco! It might sound superstitious but after the contest I remembered words from my horoscope: it said that I will gain success abroad and will be lucky to appear in public in 2018. I’m thankful to have this opportunity and remember that this luck is given by good people. It’s still feels like I’m dreaming.” 16

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BORN TO BRING HARMONY

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charming Yukiko Uezono was the first Japanese delegate on TheGlam Monaco International beauty pageant in history: it was her first beauty contest, first visit to Monaco and first great success! The title I Vice Miss TheGlam Monaco International 2018 has changed her life forever. Yukiko confesses that she felt a big responsibility and honor to be the first Japanese delegate and at the beginning she couldn’t even believe that she’d become top two. One of the most memorable moments was when she suddenly realized that she hadn’t heard her name yet and there were only two girls left.

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“It seems to me that many Japanese women deny and encage their femininity because of inferiority complex. Acceptance of our femininity by ourselves is important and has much to do with protection of women’s right in society. It’s important for Japanese women to be humble and they are often afraid to express themselves. But if there’s any meaning in life, I think it’s living passionately and beautifully as woman and human. When I was little, I read the book about the life of the female scientist, Marie Curie. She devoted all her life to what she believed in. She lived so passionately with her strong beliefs and it’s wonderful! “

Embracing femininity Yukiko wants to do something helpful for those who want to participate in this beauty pageant someday. There’re so many girls in Japan who don’t have enough courage and confidence, but she hopes every woman will understand how beautiful and talented she is. Yukiko challenges women to express more how they feel. Another woman who inspires Yukiko is the Empress of Japan, Michiko. She is the first commoner’s daughter in history in Japan to join the imperial family. Yukiko is amazed by her attitude, appearance and grace that show how she develops all the good features she has, such as gracefulness, elegance, intelligence, modesty, thoughtfulness, love. For Yukiko she’s an example to follow.

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“My father often thinks about ways to help people. We mainly do spine surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques allow minimal skin incision and it facilitates post-operative recovery. We offer some types of techniques. Even in a major surgical treatment the partial use of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques significantly reduces bleeding during surgery, easing physical burdens for patients. We are glad to help people and ease their pains. Everyone deserves to feel joy and happiness.�

Helping people Yukiko has always wanted to help people. This is in her blood. Many of her ancestors, including her grandparents, parents and siblings are doctors. They have family business — a hospital in Tokyo. As a child Yukiko felt that her calling was not only being a doctor and though she learned public health and medical policy and management science, she wants to be more than that. Charity helps her to find more meaning in life.

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“There’re so many wonderful things that remind us joy of life. It can be the lights that shine our ways when we’re lost. I want to be the person who can be the lights for someone.” 23

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“I like dance so much because it helps me to understand myself better and unites me with my soul. Techniques aren’t built in a day but love gives us inspiration and power to improve more and better.”

An example to follow

Yukiko wants to develop her greatest qualities. Now she is taking belly dance classes by the famous Japanese teacher who received the most prestigious royal awards. One more way to get inspiration for Yukiko is meditation — she has been practicing it since she was a teenager and cites the words of Yves Saint-Laurent who said “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” Meditation is good to have balance inside. Yukiko Uezono is a young, talented and strong woman who knows how to preserve harmony in her soul and wants to share it with other people. And despite having many dreams she doesn’t open her secrets. public health and medical policy and management science, she wants to be more than that. Charity helps her to find more meaning in life. Style Yulia Moatti Dress Julien Fournié MUAH Olga Lozitskaya

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“Actually, I don’t set goals recently. The goals give me power for the future but I want to listen to my heart and follow my voice inside more. I feel everything goes with the flow.” 25

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Education Public health and medical policy, management science.

What can you find in Yukiko’s purse? “Always together” birthday card from my parents. They gave it to me when I was twenty. It’s my charm. And I always have Guerlain lipsticks and perfume with me. I like to bring organic rose oil as well. It helps me relax. The strongest feature of her character is love of art and perfectionism, which can be her weakest feature at the same time as it’s no good trying to pursue perfection and ideal too much. Things have different perspectives.

Favorite color: red,

traditional Japanese color

The biggest dream: to become the

Bridge of Beauty that connects cultures

Style: feminine and elegant Life credo: Everyone has beauty inside. The perfection of beauty is not in how many breaths we take; it’s about how deep we love our lives.

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Health

HEALTH IS WEALTH

What we do and what we eat today influences us more than we might think at first.

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espite the immense progress in technology, science and medicine, the proportion of people suffering from obesity, diabetes and other preventable disease symptoms is increasing worldwide. More than 70 percent of all current ailments are nutrition-related. Metabolic Balance® is the holistic metabolic and nutritional program which is an effective instrument to successfully treat many of the modern affluent diseases in a natural way. It restores the metabolism to balance and ensures a significant improvement in health and vitality, increase in quality of life and

leads to a sustainable and healthy weight loss. We had a chance to talk to Mrs. Funfack, co-founder of Metabolic Balance® about this unique nutrition concept. What are the advantages of the Metabolic Balance® nutrition concept? Metabolic Balance® is the original, pioneer and leading provider of a holistic metabolic and nutritional program and it already has 20 years of expertise. Scientific evaluation is very important for us. The analysis of blood values, the initial health

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The best and most expensive skin care products are of little use if the person is deďŹ cient in essential nutrients or quality oils (such as omega 3 etc.). situation with medical history and current medication intake are closely examined. Food preferences are also taken into account. This also distinguishes the program from all other methods and diets and makes it so unique. Why does nutrition have such a big impact on our lives? Nutrition has always been the strongest weapon of medicine. Many previously rare diseases have become widespread. The right diet helps to cure chronic diseases, but the wrong diet helps in their development. We strongly believe that

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only when we are healthy and vital, we can fully enjoy life and freely develop our individual personality. How important is proper nutrition for a healthy future? Health is the prerequisite for growing old with dignity and it is the basis for staying efficient today and in the future. A conscious lifestyle and a healthy diet help us to cope with demographic and age-related challenges with style. What do you think of expensive cosmetic products? Our grandmothers already knew that healthy diet makes you look better. Today’s lifestyle has a great influence on skin aging. Factors such as overweight, lack of sleep, stress, poor diet and too much sugar also determine the state of the skin and how quickly it ages. Therefore, it is important to nourish the body, both internally as well as externally. Basically, this program combined with a conscious lifestyle and thorough skin care is the best and most cost-effective long-term beauty and anti-aging program.


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MISS DUKASCOPY 2018

ANNA UZOVA

How did you know about the Miss Dukascopy Beauty Pageant? I got to know about the Contest a year ago. I am already participating for the 2nd year in a row. Last year I became Miss October. I had the opportunity to win the main prize but I didn’t win. Therefore, in 2018 I took part again. I became Miss March. And my luck finally changed — I won the title of Miss Dukascopy 2018. What obstacles did you experience when participating in Miss Dukascopy? When I became Miss March, my goal was to win. I thought about it beforehand. So in the summer I began to prepare actively. The hardest part was to encourage my friends to register on Dukascopy Community and vote for me. But I wouldn’t say that it was so difficult. During the online voting many finalists supported me, and when I won they congratulated me. But what really surprised me were the people, who didn’t know me personally, who helped me: they asked their relatives and friend to vote for me. It was like some kind of magic. One of the gifts you received was a European education. What line of education you will choose? It didn’t take me long to decide. I chose acting, because I always wanted to be an actress.

What would you recommend your followers as a person who made a two-year journey in Miss Dukascopy Beauty Contest? The first thing is to be active on the Miss Dukascopy website. You have to spend months to acquire the title of Miss Month. It really takes a very long time. And you must have a very, very strong desire to win and believe that you will. Where are you from? I’m from Perm, Russia. Girls from different countries take part in the Pageant? Yes. There were finalists from Latvia, the Czech Republic, France, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Have you befriended anybody during the Miss Dukascopy Finals? Yes, I became friends with some girls and I still keep in touch with them. They asked me about the shopping in Geneva and my future education. So did finalists who were titled as Miss of the Month go to Geneva to fight for the title of Miss Dukascopy 2018, a European education and a shopping spree worth $200 000? Yes, that’s right. The final round of the contest had the format of a reality show. The top 10 finalists went through different challenges to earn additional points through online voting. And who was able to vote?

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Every registered user of the Dukascopy Community who installed the Dukascopy Connect 911 app could to vote for the finalists. How many votes did you get? It was approximately 13 500. And the first vice miss got 6 500 votes. What other interesting gifts did you get? I won a ticket to the World Modelling Convention in London, where I will represent the Miss Dukascopy contest together with the First Vice Miss. I’ve been dreaming about visiting London and now I have this opportunity. And, of course luxury shopping for 200 000$. How many days did it take to spend 200 000$? It took me three days. It wasn’t easy. It was very difficult to spend 5–6 hours on fittings at the store. What did you like most of all from gifts? My earrings from the Benoit de Gorski brand for $15,000. What are your plans for the future? How will you use the title “Miss Dukascopy”? Now the most important thing for me is to get the education. So all my plans depend on it. Where are you planning to live and work? Right now I can not say exactly which country it will be, but I dream to go and live in the USA.


Organized and sponsored by a Swiss Bank — Dukascopy Bank SA — Miss Dukascopy is an international project with a 7-year history. The goal of the competition is to motivate and encourage beautiful and talented girls to reach their life goals through dedication and diligence. The annual prize fund is $300,000 which includes: an education at a European university, luxury shopping in Geneva worth $200,000, shooting a music video with a star and cash prizes for active participants. Finalists receive gifts such as branded dresses, shoes, bags, luxurious outerwear, stylish watches, precious jewelry, exquisite underwear, niche fragrances, accommodation in the best hotels of Geneva and visits to fashion events. The Winner of Miss Dukascopy will be granted gifts from all of our fashion partners in December. miss.dukascopy.com Instagram @missdukascopy

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Culture of speech and dance, fencing basics, ballet, dramatic art — this is just a few disciplines that I studied in the International Academy of Music of Rimskiy-Korsakov. After my graduation with honors I was a ready-made artiste! All my triumphs I owe to my talent, my Russian character, and professional training.

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ELENA MARTEMIANOVA: THE ARTISTE WHO CAN HUG THE WORLD WITH HER VOICE AND SOUL

The woman with a divine voice and open heart, “a dove of the universe” who desires to fly around the world and give hope to people of all ages and nationalities.

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lena Martemianova is a born artiste. She came to this world to make it a better place. She is a living example of a self-made woman, who was not afraid to take risks and discover her talents without betraying herself. Elena was honored to sing Ave Maria for small children in hospitals, holding their hands and realizing that very soon they will become angels. And she gave peace to their suffering souls. She is strong, loving and very beautiful — a crazy mixture of Russian character and Italian charisma. We had a chance to talk to this talented opera singer. Elena, where are you from? I am proud to be born in Togliatti in Russia and get my wonderful education in St. Petersburg. I know you have many awards, but what are you most proud of? The one I got being a 4th year student is very memorable for me. In 2002 I was awarded the “Muse of St. Petersburg”, the recognition assigned by Russian authorities to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of art — in Smolny Palace. After that I won in many wonderful Italian competitions. The Internazional Lyric Competition “Umberto Giordano” in Foggia (Italy), where I took the 1st prize and a chance to play the leading role Photo Oxana Denezhkina @oxanadenezhkina MUAH Tania Nitsak @tania_nitsak www.tania.nitsak.com Dress Barbara Galimberti @galimbertissima www.barbaragalimberti.it

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Italians allow any artiste to create freely, how he or she feels. Art is limitless and in Italy I really feel it. Russia gave me power, discipline and professional skills, and Italy polished my talent. And now I am the artiste of the world. in his “Fedora” opera about a passionate Russian queen who lived in Italy. That year I also won “Il Cantagiro 2012” competition of contemporary music, previously taken by Al Bano and Adriano Celentano. And one more achievement that changed my life was the special prize for Best Lyrical-Pop Singer of “Il Cantagiro 2012”, where I performed with my “Tosca-rock” opera. I was awarded by Dario Salvatori, a well-known critic of Italian contemporary music. After this triumph I experienced a real breakthrough of my project — modern adaptations of Italian operatic hits for young people.

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How come you moved to Rome with a single suitcase? Was it a spontaneous decision? In 2003 I participated in Internazional Lyric competition at the Royal Academy Hall in London and met famous soprano jury Nelly Miricioiu, a stunning Romanian-British opera singer. It was her master class when she said that she had been fascinated by my talent and shocked why I hadn’t taken the 1st prize. But the victory was not as important as her wonderful role in my life. She gave me a perfect advice. When I came back to my apartments in St. Petersburg, I realized that I had not 1, but 101 suitcases and there are so many things binding me to my city — all those awards, concert costumes, trifles dear to my heart… But very soon my fate got involved. On February 13, 2004 I came into my apartment and found it empty. I was robbed. I turned to God and said, “ok, I understand… Just leave me my voice!”. A week later, I was invited to the Anechkin Palace of St.Petersburg to sing Traviata for high officials, after which I received an offer to come to Italy. I had nothing to lose. And I did go with one suitcase to start my new life from scratch. How did Rome meet you? Very welcoming! This nation knows how to love, feel, and support. Italians revealed my insights and enriched my soul. At any age in Italy you are a woman at the first place. My mother is a beautiful example, as she has married to an Italian. What do you love most about Italian life? Everything is slow here, with great enjoyment. At the meeting you never get down to business immediately. They prefer to drink a cappuccino first, talk about life, discuss thoughts and feelings they had in the morning, plans for future and their dreams. They know how to enjoy the beauty of the place you live in. Dolce Vita, sweet life — this is about Italy! What difficulties did you encounter on your way? The audition at the Rome Opera House was a big disappointment. The artistic director of the opera turned out to be a family doctor, he had nothing to do with music education. And this “maestro” offered me to take his private lessons if I wanted to sing at his Opera. I got up, thanked him and went my own way. What do you feel when you are on the stage? And do you have your favorite performance? I always feel happy. I flourish, my eyes sparkle, I delight people. I am carried away with the audience, share my energy, excite and enrich them. Every performance is exclusive but one is very memorable. It was the perfor-


An opera singer is not just walking around, like a model, you know. This is a huge physical, mental and emotional work. We burn on the stage! An artiste — is a pure energy that can burn out as well as resurrect. And this energy cannot be betrayed.

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My mission is to give emotions, vibrations, to convey hope, love, passion, happiness with my voice. And I do it every day.

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mance in Rome at “Josp Festival”, and I was singing poems ‘la Nostra Terra” by Pope John Paul II in front of a million people, including high-officials from Vatican. I was wearing a beautiful white Roberto Cavalli dress and felt magical: people were standing, crying, bringing flowers. It was a concert of paramount importance. And I remember one woman who approached me and asked me to sign a handkerchief for luck for her daughter, who was going to get married… Is it true that you bring luck? Yes, they call me “Porta Fortuna”. Once in Miami a Frenchwoman came to my concert to wade her cares away as she had lost her beloved man. And when I was singing Casta Diva (Maria Callas) she approached me, crying. I hugged her and said that everything would be fine and she would surely meet another love. Believe it or not, but a week later, she came to my concert happy and blooming with a handsome American. At that very moment I realized that people really need me. You have amazing projects! Tell us more about them! In 2012 after the winning at Lyrics Pop I understood that opera music is very far from modern youngsters. I wanted to be their guide

to the world of opera. I started my unique “Lyrics Pop” project with adaptations of Italian operatic hits, so that the youth would listen to them and even dance. I wanted to be needed not only in the opera theater, but here and now. With my unique opera pieces I open fashion shows in Italy, Miss Universe pageants, sing with rappers, models, perform on TV Italy (Rai 1, Mediaset) and Russian TV.There is a wonderful edition of “Neputiovye Zametki” program with me hosted by D.Krylov. What are your future plans? I want to fulfill this project as my personal show with dancers, fireworks, waterfalls and pyramids. We will perform together with young singers and have a world tour together. It will be astounding and I am sure that my dream will soon come true. Also, I am flying to Africa with the Italian delegation and will sing my “Carmen Dance” in front of the President of Senegal. I am grateful to Italy, which appreciates me as an artiste and a woman. Now I can hug the whole world. You are a spectacular woman! How do you relax after performances? My favorite hobbies are meditation, yoga, swimming and horse riding. Horses are very graceful and kind animals, who give me their wonderful energy. I also like sports cars racing. I am fond of this crazy feeling when you must control this great force. I love to take risks! What is the beauty for a modern girl? Any woman should have something she loves doing. In this case our eyes sparkle, the gait is fleeting; we start to purr like a cat. For example I am an artiste and there is always music inside me. When a girl is passionate about something, she is confident and beautiful.

Photo Oxana Denezhkina @oxanadenezhkina MUAH Tania Nitsak @tania_nitsak www.tania.nitsak.com

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A beautiful woman should radiate light, be relaxed and well-groomed and of course successful.

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Angelina Galt Is a model based in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. Born in 2002, a young girl from the far eastern Russian port city of Nakhodka has recently started her career in modeling, but has already worked for companies such as Regal Cosmetic, Crypto Jewelry and Lidia.

3 words that describe you. Eccentric, happy, minimalistic. Your goals in fashion? Work with the top designers, gods of fashion and one day to become a fashion icon myself. Your first experience in fashion? I was a little kid just taking in my mom’s closet and putting together looks in front of my mirror. Which brand would you like? Balenciaga and Vivienne Westwood. That would be my dream. What apps are on your smartphone that you use the most? Are Apple music, my Gmail and Instagram. Which model (boy or girl) would you like to make a fashion editorial? I’d love to work with Chu Wong. 3 words that describe Vanity Teen. Creative, editorial, modern

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“I love my job, my clients, and my profession. My mission is to help women gain selfconfidence by improving their skin condition. The best part is when a woman goes from me satisfied and wants to come back again and again. I work for quality.”

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akka has medical education and 10 years of experience. In 2002 she moved to Paris and decided to fulfill her dreams. In 2009 Makka received a diploma allowing her to work as a cosmetologist. But she is still evolving her skills and gaining proficiency. She is convinced that a true professional never stops learning. In “Makka Estetique Prestige” she performs var-

“I have always loved everything connected to face care, beauty and anti aging. And one day my friend in Paris suggested that I could attend special courses in cosmetology and become a beautician. At that period of time I didn’t know the language and it seemed impossible. But she kept convincing me and in the long run I promised to myself that if I do it, I will become the best beautician ever! And I did.”

Liquid peeling technology is a new type of non-invasive, soothing and painless skin care that gives amazing results. Compressed oxygen in the form of micro-drops gently and painlessly cleanses and peels the skin, moisturizes it, delivers vitamins and nutrients directly into the skin without damaging it. Liquid peels help solve various skin problems and are suitable for almost all skin types and areas. Such peelings can be performed any time of the year. Microneedling or Collagen induction therapy is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the condition of the skin. It includes multiple injections with thin needles into the upper layers of the epidermis, which enables medicines to penetrate more actively into skin.

BENEFITS OF OXYGEN PEELING ARE SPECTACULAR. IT: • noticeably improves the complexion; • reduces redness and irritation of the skin; • kills bacteria that cause acne and blemishes; • soothes skin, relieves irritation after other procedures: microdermabrasion, laser or acid peels; • enhances synthesis of collagen and elastane; • increases content of oxygen and moisture in skin; • increases softness and smoothness of the skin; • removes wrinkles, including facial wrinkles; • can deliver nutrients deeper into the skin; • moisturizes the skin.

ious facial treatments and recommends in summer not to forget about atraumatic and mechanical cleansing, massages with masks, oxygen peels, moisturizing and special protective creams. We asked her to tell us more about the most popular procedures: Oxygen facial peeling, Jeet peel and microneedling. OXYGEN FACIAL PEELING Oxygen peelings and masks may be performed both for men and women. They strengthen skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve blood circulation, which makes the complexion better. The oxygen content in our tissues naturally decreases with age and by increasing it, we can slow down the aging process. Moreover, oxygen kills bacteria, so it can be useful for treating certain skin diseases, such as acne.

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Haute Couture You graduated with a Degree in Engineering and Architecture from the American University of Beirut and got an MBA from the Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Did it help you in your work as a designer? My education is a crucial aspect of my success as a designer. It broadened my view and shaped my sense of space. From a business point of view, it also helped me in managing a successful enterprise, because running your own fashion house requires a broad array of skills. Could you describe a woman who wears Gaby Charbachy? It’s a confident woman, who enjoys pushing her limits and stepping out of the traditional boundaries. Could you characterize your dresses in 3 words? Feminine, edgy, present. When you provide a custom-made service, do you work with the client personally or you have a team of designers? It depends on the location, because the brand is presented worldwide. I do have a team of designers working with the clientele. But sometimes, I do this personally — in our showroom in Lebanon or when I travel for various events around the world. What celebrities and trendsetters choose your dresses? Many local and international celebrities wear my dresses. I collaborate with artists in music videos and on the red carpet, and had appearances in Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, Grammy Award, etc. Most recently, I was honored to

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attend the Butterfly Ball Monaco, where I dressed many trendsetters including the host of the event, Modesta Vzesniauskaite. Tell us more about your new collection. I’ve recently presented the Spring Summer 2019 collection during the PAP Fashion Week in Paris. The collection’s story is manifested by a strong silhouette definition. Solid materials like crepe, satin, lace and three-dimensional embroidery are mixed with structural volumetric details of impalpable fabrics such as tulle, organza and gazar. The color palette is vividly defined by contrasting strong colors to their respective pastel families. Where do you find inspiration for your designs? Just living my life. I try to enrich my experience through art, travel, literature and human contact. This inspires me to find beauty in everything and adapt it in my designs. Where can we purchase your dresses? The Brand is available in about 30 countries worldwide, in more that 75 points of sale. Spanning from North to South America, Western and Europe, the Middle East and China. It is also sold on-

line through various portals and directly through our website http://flatfashion.com What are your plans for future? I am planning to launch a ready to wear line sometime in the future. This project is still under consideration, but I am very excited about it. The line will be casual chic, addressed to a wider audience. What is the iconic figure you would like to wear your brand? That is tough question. So I will answer it with my heart, and not with my mind. I would like Charlize Therone to wear one of my dresses, because I like her as a person and I admire her work.

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hey may have first become known for being married to the presidents, but many of these most respected First Ladies carved out their own place in our society and gained the respect of people through their political and charitable efforts.

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ELEANOR

ROOSEVELT Born: October 11, 1884 in New York. Nickname: “First Lady of the World”. Best known for: her outspoken views on human rights that were ahead of their time.

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lthough she grew up in a wealthy family, she had a tough childhood. She was orphaned at a very young age and left in the care of her grandmother. On her wedding day, then-president Teddy Roosevelt, her uncle, walked her down the aisle. When Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, her husband Franklin Roosevelt had to enter World War II. Eleanor didn’t stay at home in safety. She went to work for the Red Cross. She visited the sick and the wounded and let the troops know how much they were appreciated. When Franklin died of a stroke, Eleanor wanted to continue their work. For 7 years she represented the United States at the United Nations (UN), which was created in large part by her husband. While a member, she helped to write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which described that people throughout the world should be treated fairly and had certain rights that no government should be able to take away. She also dedicated a lot of effort to helping women. Female journalists had traditionally been excluded from serious media events at that time. Eleanor hosted a series of ladies-only press conferences, which pressured papers into hiring more women reporters.

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Eleanor Roosevelt is celebrated as one of America’s finest first ladies and diplomats. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States.

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Interesting facts: • She loved field hockey. Once she even said that the happiest day of her life was the day she made her private school’s field hockey team. • Roosevelt advertised a range of products — from mattresses to hot dogs. She used the earned money to purchase care packages for impoverished families. • She was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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EVA

PERON Born: May 7, 1919 in Los Toldos, Argentina. Nickname: Evita. Best known for: her efforts to help the poor and for her role in helping women win the right to vote.

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va’s father, Juan Duarte, was a wealthy farmer, who already had a wife and kids, so she, her mother, and her four older siblings were his second family. At 15 Perón left home to become a successful radio actress in Buenos Aires. When in January 1944 an earthquake in San Juan killed 10,000 people, the military colonel Juan Perón organized a fundraiser to help the victims of the earthquake. As an actress and radio show host, Perón was invited to attend, and she met her future husband at the gala show at Luna Park Stadium. Despite

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their age difference — she was in her mid-twenties, and he was in his late forties — they got married in 1945. As First Lady she devoted a huge amount of time to meeting with poor Argentinians, visited hospitals and orphanages, and founded the Female Perónist Party, a political party comprised of female voters. In July 1948, Perón established the María Eva Duarte Social Help Foundation to fight poverty in Argentina. Perón believed that all women should have the right to vote, so she gave radio addresses, wrote articles, and made speeches at rallies supporting women’s suffrage.


From 1946 to 1952, Eva Perón was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and the First Lady of Argentina. She became a massively popular celebrity and icon to Argentinians, as well as a source of great controversy.

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Interesting facts: • Her life inspired the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical Evita (which became the 1996 film version starring Madonna) • Located in the greater Buenos Aires area, Ciudad Evita (Evita City) was named by the Eva Perón Foundation, which funded the suburb for working class Argentinians to live in. Evita City was built in the shape of her profile, with her head facing right and her hair tied in her signature chignon. 2019


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KENNEDY ONASSIS Born: July 28, 1929 in New York. Nickname: Jackie O. Best known for: her iconic looks which remain a pivotal inspiration for fashion trends to this day.

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eing a journalist she met t h e n - C o n g re s s man John F. Kennedy at a dinner party in Washington. Jackie took her title seriously and became one of the most iconic first ladies of all time simply for how much she changed what it meant to be a first lady. Shortly after Kennedy became a president of United States in 1961, she transformed the presidential mansion into a more elegant space adorned with antiques and artifacts once owned by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Her personal responsibility as White House interior decorator is still followed by First Ladies of the 21st century. One thing that greatly excited Jackie O except for art was education. She even opened a school inside of the White House. After originally turning the entire third floor of the building into a nursery for her children, she made it into a kindergarten classroom.

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On November 22, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was riding with the President in an open-air motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. Following his funeral, she and her children largely withdrew from public view. In 1968, she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Following Aristotle Onassis’s death in 1975, she had a career as a publishing editor in New York City.


Often regarded as the most fashionable first lady in United States history, Jacqueline Kennedy has long been the subject of public fascination. From her iconic pink Chanel dress to her knack for interior design, her life seemed both enviable and tragic.

Interesting facts: • Her obsession with pricy French couture was criticized during the 1960 presidential campaign. To solve the problem, her father-in-law, Joseph Kennedy, got her acquainted with American-based designer Oleg Cassini. Cassini went on to design more than 300 of her most iconic outfits. • She was the editor of Michael Jackson’s autobiography “Moonwalk”. • She’s the only first lady to ever win an Emmy Award: In 1962 Jackie was asked to give a tour of the White House for CBS News. The segment was viewed by 56 million people in the U.S. and landed her an Emmy. 51

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RAISA

GORBACHOVA Born: January 5, 1932 in the Altai region of Siberia. Nickname: “Russian Jacqueline Kennedy”. Best known for: breaking Kremlin tradition by sharing the spotlight with her husband.

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er public appearances as first lady were a novelty at home and went a long way in humanizing the country’s image. She was one of the few wives of a communist party leader to have a high public profile of her own. Her image complimented well Gorbachev’s message of the new Russia, which sought friendship and not rivalry. It is no surprise that Raisa Gorbacheva was praised and admired.

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She chaired the Soviet Culture Foundation, which funded numerous museums, promoted cultural dialogue and helped return to Russia art and literature objects, which were taken abroad after the Bolshevik revolution. Later she branched into child-oriented charity work. She patronized several international charities, helped raise money for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and leukemia sufferers. Ironically, the very disease she helped fight against eventually took her life.


Raisa Gorbacheva was born in a family of railway construction engineer Maksim Titarenko. She was a brilliant student and this got her into the elite Moscow State University, where she studied philosophy. It was there that she met her husband, a law student Mikhail Gorbachev, a future Soviet leader.

Interesting facts: • She featured on the cover of Time magazine, listed among the “world’s ten most important women” in a survey of international newspaper editors conducted by the Ladies’ Home Journal, and received numerous commendations and awards throughout the world. • In memory of Raisa Gorbacheva, who committed herself to combating children’s leukemia, Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Institute of Children’s Hematology and Transplantation was set up in Saint Petersburg in 2007. • Common people derided her for her fashionable clothing and her unique demeanor and often criticized her looks and behavior. But foreigners often called her “Russian Jacqueline Kennedy”. 53

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CLINTON Born: October 26, 1947 in Chicago. Nickname: Hillary. Best known for: raising the bar of possibility for American women. She was a U.S. senator for New York, U.S. secretary of state under the Obama administration and in 2015 she launched her campaign to run for president of the United States.

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illary Clinton’s accomplishments have been centered on health care, military, women and children. In 1994, she championed the Violence against Women Act that provides financial and technical assistance to states to help them develop programs that stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She supported the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act. It facilitates the adoption of foster children.

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Hillary Clinton was one of the most accomplished first ladies in American history. While at Yale, she met Bill Clinton, who was also a law student. Hillary was one of her husband’s closest advisors throughout his political career, which culminated in his election as president in 1992.

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BRIGITTE

MACRON Born: April 13, 1953 in Amiens, France. Nickname: “Madame La Présidente”. Best known for: her insistence on breaching protocol to stand beside, rather than behind her husband at official state ceremonies. It has sparked a backlash on social media and comparisons to Marie Antoinette.

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rigitte played an active role in her husband’s campaign for president and is considered his closest political advisor. And now Macron plans to expand the role of France’s first lady. In France, first lady is not an official job but Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to formalize it. He has also described himself as a convert to feminism thanks to Brigitte’s influence and has promised to defend equal pay and maternity leave. He also pledged that half of the candidates running for his party, En Marche

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(On The Move), in this June’s National Assembly elections will be women. With her slim figure, blonde bob and healthy lifestyle, 64-year-old Brigitte Macron has been described as a French Jane Fonda. Her toughness and drive, twinned with charm and a megawatt smile, played a fundamental part in propelling Macron to victory. She drilled and coached him before campaign speeches, re-assuming her early role as his drama teacher, carefully weighing and testing every phrase, and usually having the final say.


Brigitte met her husband Emmanuel Macron, the youngest president of France, in La Providence High School, where she was a teacher and he was a student. She divorced her first husband Auzière with whom she had three children and married Macron in October 2007.

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ANGELA

MERKEL Born: July 17, 1954 in Hamburg. Nickname: “The Iron Chancellor”. Best known for: transforming German politics since being voted into office in 2005. Her achievements at home and abroad have seen her top Forbes’ most powerful women list eight times.

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he is Germany’s first female political leader. Merkel helped turn the deeply traditional party into “one of the pillars of the new German consensus”, according to the European council on foreign relations. This has in turn resulted in new policy direction on everything from energy reform to family and women’s rights. She is a much respected politician all over the world and is often called “the Leader of Europe”. Merkel was never hungry for the trappings of power: she lives modestly and doesn’t look down on her colleagues in Europe, nor fellow citizens in Germany. And yet—and in part because of those qualities—she’s emerged as the one figure uniquely suited to deal with two of the biggest crises facing the West today.

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We couldn’t help but include Angela Merkel into the list of First Ladies, because Chancellor of Germany is considered the most powerful woman on the planet and could be called the First Lady of the World.

Interesting facts: • Her family had a home at the Waldhof, a church-administered complex of homes and workshops where disabled Germans lived and worked. • Mrs. Merkel married to quantum chemist and Professor Joachim Sauer on December 30, 1998. • The role of the Chancellor is equivalent to that of Prime Minister, the leader of the federal government. Germany also has a president, but his role is largely ceremonial. 59

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MEHRIBAN

ALIYEVA Born: August 26, 1964 in Baku. Nickname: The most influential woman of Transcaucasia. Best known for: her charity projects and promoting the Azerbaijani culture.

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was a prominent philologist and Arabist, the “first professor-woman in Azerbaijan”. In 2017 she was appointed First Vice President of Azerbaijan. In a statement, President Aliyev said his wife was appointed to the role due to her important and active place in the public, political and cultural life of Azerbaijan for many years. She is also admired for her style and often called the first lady, too, in fashion.


Mehriban is an Azerbaijani physician and ophthalmologist, philanthropist, the First Vice President of Azerbaijan, the head of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the chairperson of Azerbaijani Culture Friends Foundation, the President of Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation, and the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO. She married Ilham Aliyev in 1983. The couple has three children and four grandchildren.

Interesting facts: • Aliyeva was awarded the Heydar Aliyev Order for her work resulting in the development of culture, education and healthcare in the Republic of Azerbaijan, and great services to the organization of the 1st European Games. • She founded the magazine “Azerbaijan — Heritage” published in three languages (Azerbaijani, English and Russian) in order to promote the Azerbaijani culture. • The Heydar Aliyev Foundation sponsors not only projects in the country, but also outside Azerbaijan, including helping to finance renovations at the Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, and Strasbourg Cathedral. 61

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CARLA

BRUNI-SARKOZY Born: December 23, 1967 in Italy. Nickname: “New Jackie Kennedy”. Best known for: her elegance, grace and proving that women can do anything. She is a self-made woman.

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runi was born in Italy and moved to France at the age of seven. She was a model before taking up a career in music. The beauty quickly rose to prominence as one of the world’s most in-demands models in the ‘90s, modeling for Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, and Prada, before releasing her debut album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, in 2002. Five years later, she met Nicholas Sarkozy, then president of France, and within months had herself officially become political royalty. Throughout it all, however, one thing has remained constant: Bruni’s effortlessly chic style. She wowed the world with a wardrobe to rival Jackie O’s, and now Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is proving that she also has Princess Diana’s human touch. In her role as the Global Fund’s ambassador, Carla is committed to raising awareness of HIV/Aids, and the cause is particularly close to her heart: her brother Virginio died of the disease in 2006.

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Interesting facts: • Committed to social issues, in 2009 she created the Carla BruniSarkozy Foundation to promote access to culture and knowledge for all. • According to Forbes magazine, she was ranked 35th in 2010 in the list of the most powerful women in the world. • As a singer-songwriter, she has sold more than two million records. You may recognize one of her songs “Le Plus Beau du Quartier” from “500 Days of Summer”.

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MELANIA

TRUMP Born: April 26, 1970 . Nickname: : “The ICE Queen�. Best known for: her BE BEST initiative focusing on well-being for youth, and advocating against cyberbullying and drug use.

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n her role as First Lady, Mrs. Trump focuses on issues affecting children. Mrs. Trump spends much of her time meeting with children who are patients at hospitals and care centers. Last year Mrs. Trump launched BE BEST — an awareness initiative focused entirely around the well-being of children. The campaign has three pillars, which represent key areas of concern for Melania: well-being, which includes the social and emotional health

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of children; social media, and understanding both the positive and negative effects it has on our children; and opioid abuse, and how to protect our most vulnerable from the effects of drug abuse while educating parents about the detrimental effects of opioids. Trump stands out from her predecessors with her quiet manner and reserved personality. Her friends have described her as a homebody who often retires from events early and avoids being the center of attention.


A Slovene-born wife of the 45th U.S. president Donald Trump Melania Trump walked her first catwalk at just 5-yearsold. She was a successful model, known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ. She met her billionaire husband at a party during New York City’s Fashion Week back in 1998. Interesting facts: • She is the first First Lady to be a naturalized citizen, and the first whose mother tongue is not English. • Trump is a noted polyglot. She can speak more languages than any first lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, and Serbian, in addition to her native Slovenian. • She has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the American Red Cross and as a member of the Police Athletic League. 65

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SPORT FOR FACE LIFTING GYM® by Natalia Mamciur Yulia Berisset: Practicing LIFTING GYM® for more than six months already, I have experienced how effective this method is and how much it does not look like all the other techniques called facial gymnastics. Natalia Mamciur is a founder of the LIFTING GYM® method. The star of Moulin Rouge de Paris and a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in the past, Natalia is by far the best facial muscle trainer. Natalia, how was your ingenious method born and what distinguishes your method from others? Natalia Mamciur: LIFTING GYM® by Natalia Mamciur was born behind the scenes of the most famous world theaters. Under the terms of the contract, actors of the theater and ballet are not allowed to get any kind of beauty injections, and, well, all the greatest stars play their roles not only with bodies but also faces and gazes of thousands are anchored on them! Therefore, all my motivation and talent were aimed at the invention of a completely new natural method of injection-free face rejuvenation. It is well known that already in Belle Epoch in Paris, the Moulin Rouge star, famous Mistenguett, practiced exercises for her face muscles and that is why in her fifty she looked like thirty. Yulia: Is it about sport for the face? Muscular activity? Natalia: Yes, we have 57 mus-

cles on our face, 15 of which are muscles of expression. They form wrinkles and folds, as well as ugly facial expressions. Aesthetic medicine does not pay attention to the muscular system of our face and almost all procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, are performed with the skin or, even worse, by stitching living tissues with threads. But muscle fibers are physiological threads that relax with age, and which can be trained and toned — the same as with our body. Skin is only a fabric that covers our face like clothes on the body. With the help of well-composed LIFTING GYM® techniques, just like in bodybuilding, a facial definition is created by muscle mass and not fillers: lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks and neck are being filled. The skin only covers the beautiful relief created by smart exercises. To train muscles properly is a true art. Spontaneous or poorly compiled techniques that overwhelm the Internet create new facial wrinkles, stretch the skin and create unpretty expressions that cannot be corrected neither with injections, nor by surgical intervention. Yulia: Natalia, tell us more about your activity as a coach, I know that you regularly give individual lessons to famous personalities in Monaco and throughout Europe. Natalia: In coaching an experienced coach and a motivated student work together. It requires energy and input from both. As with any sport — results are in accordance with effort!

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I have extensive experience with both women and men, young and elderly clients, as well as with those having pathologies such as asymmetry of any origin and even partial paralysis of the face. The results are carefully monitored by BEFORE and AFTER photos, as well as dermoscopy of the skin which shows how mimic wrinkles were smoothed, pores were narrowed and due to an improvement in tissue metabolism, the pigment spots were lightened, and also how a noticeable radiance of the face appeared. On the website www.liftinggym.com you can read a detailed comment of Dr. Giulio Ferranti — a famous Italian dermatologist, who conducted a dermosco-


py “Before and After” 15 lessons of one of my students who is 67. Individual lessons under the personal program last from an hour to one and a half, and group lessons are always one and a half hours twice a week. Yulia, I also would like to ask you a question. You’re so young and beautiful, why did you decide to take my lessons? Unlike you, at your age, women usually come to me with serious and noticeable problems. Yulia: Today, all over the world there is a tendency towards natural methods of rejuvenation, in particular to the practice of facial gymnastics. For example, Meghan Markle considers face fitness a secret of her beauty and openly declares it in her interviews. Sport for face is also regularly practiced by Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Sharon Stone, Cindy Crawford, Jodie Foster and many others. It has become a good style. The actress Julia Roberts has even published a big article about it. Being a beauty blogger and testing various innovations in the beauty industry, I decided to join this fashion trend, but the results from LIFTING GYM® exceeded all my expectations! Now I regularly do

exercises, especially before shootings and important events. I always manage to look brilliant and I am often asked what gives such a result. I gave up many beauty treatments and replaced some creams of famous brands with LIFTING GYM® cosmetic products (more details on liftinggym.com), which I like more. As a result, I got rid of the swelling of my face even after the festivities, which I attend a lot because of my work. Beautiful relief and facial expressions appeared on my face, especially a gorgeous smile. Natalia, I know that you do not get aesthetic procedures, but only practice LIFTING GYM® Are you against injections and surgery? Natalia: I am 55 and I have not yet resorted to the rejuvenating procedures of aesthetic medicine, because I just don’t see the reason for it. Having been practicing LIFTING GYM® techniques regularly and for a long time, my face is still young and fresh. I have nothing against aesthetic medicine. LIFTING GYM® method is unique because it is also an alternative to aesthetic medicine and at the same time an effective supplement to it. I have many clients who

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are very satisfied combining injections with my lessons. Yulia: Now tell us about your latest project Face Fitness Centers LIFTING GYM® Franchising. Natalia: Recently, interest to my LIFTING GYM® method has been growing more and more and I can no longer physically meet the needs of everyone who wants to get my lessons. Face Fitness Centers LIFTING GYM® Franchising — it’s the opportunity to open Face Fitness Center LIFTING GYM® at major sports centers around the world. We have a Business Plan, a lot of experience and very effective development strategies. Success is inevitable. Now I am personally negotiating about the opening of Face Fitness Centers LIFTING GYM® in Milan and Rome. There are already many of my students who will become their regular customers. For investors and potential franchisee, we are open for negotiations and mutually beneficial cooperation in the form of Franchising. Yulia: Thank you, Natalia, for an interesting conversation. Our magazine and I personally do not doubt in the success of such a necessary business. Good luck to you!


Personality

Goodbye, Karl LAGERFELD! Lagerfeld, died in February 2019, worked for the most iconic fashion houses in the world and literally resurrected the House of Chanel, making it flourish to this day. Early years

Karl Otto Lagerfeldt was born in Hamburg, Germany. His father, Otto Ludwig Lagerfeldt, owned a company exporting evaporated milk and mother Elizabeth worked as a lingerie salesperson, perhaps inspiring her son’s interest in ladies’ fashion. In 1952 Lagerfeld dropped his “t”, moved to Paris and won first prize for his coat design.

director by Fendi to modernize the company’s fur line. 16 years later he produced his first couture collection for Chanel, and in 1984 he launched his own label, which he built around the idea of what he described as “intellectual sexiness.” La-

Ahead of the curve

Stunning career

In 1954 he was hired by Pierre Balmain. Three years later he became artistic director of Jean Patou’s fashion house. He left Paris in 1964 to study art history in Italy. But soon he was designing freelance for a range of companies that included Chloé, Krizia, Valentino, and Charles Jourdan. In 1967 he was hired as a consultant

mous interlocked “CC” monogram of Coco Chanel as its styled pattern. Lagerfeld made Chanel signatures, such as the shoulder-strap bag, chains and pearls, the tweed jacket, the skirt suit, the little black dress — icons of global culture, as recognizable as the Mona Lisa or a McDonald’s sign.

gerfeld sold the line in 2005 to Tommy Hilfiger. But it was Chanel that made Lagerfeld truly famous. He brought a near-dead brand back to life with a new fashion line and integrated the fa-

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Lagerfeld has always been open to unexpected solutions, such as technology in fashion. He wanted to embrace today’s digital culture and succeeded in it. Lagerfeld understood that new technologies are needed to reshape the fashion industry to match the new market demands. And in 2015 at Chanel’s event for Paris Fashion Week he presented a new line of 3D printed dresses — one piece, no sewing.


"I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It's like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long."

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Mohamed has also had many celebrity clients over the years, includi“The women who buy couture today are not the bourgeoisies of the past. Today’s buyers are young, modern women. What keeps couture alive, is its move with the times. If it stays like the sleeping beauty in the woods or the ivory tower, you’ll forget it.”ng Michael Jackson, who was living in an estate built by Mohamed his last years.

A man of many talents: quick facts

• He photographed many of Chanel’s fashion advertisements, and his works were published in British Vogue and Interview. • His illustrations were used for an edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes (1992) and costumes he created were used for La Scala in Milan, the Florence opera house, and the Monte Carlo Ballet. • His publications include The Karl Lagerfeld Diet (2004; cowritten with his physician, Jean-Claude Houdret), a manual telling of his struggle with weight loss. • In 2010 he collaborated with Steidl publishing house to launch the L.S.D. imprint (Lagerfeld. Steidl. Druckerei. Verlag), which published literature, biographies, and books on fashion, art, and music, most of which were translated from French and English into German. • In 2015 Lagerfeld won the British Fashion Award for Outstanding Achievement, and he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: Modemethode,” at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. • He was the cleverest man in fashion industry, with a deep love of culture and respect for learning. His apartment close to the Boulevard Saint-Germain houses a library of 300,000 volumes. • In addition to speaking French, English, German and Italian, Lagerfeld spoke fluent emoji: he even created and released 30 emojis. The emojis included a silhouette of the famous designer, studded-gloved hands making a “heart” shape, and smiling and frowning faces of his famous cat, Choupette.

A celebrity cat

Lagerfeld was publically devoted to his feline friend. She is credited as his inspiration for a cornflower blue Couture collection in Spring 2012. Choupette appeared in a ten-page spread in V Magazine with French supermodel Leticia Casta, and in 2014 was the subject of the photo book, Choupette. She even has her own fan-run Instagram account, @choupettesdiary, with more than 302K followers. Lagerfeld had previously stated that in case of his death, Choupette would be among the heirs to his reported £150m fortune.

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TOP 7 runway shows that impressed the fashion world Fendi Show Fall/Winter 2007 Great Wall of China The year-long preparation, delays from getting a permit to hold the show, the production worth over $10M — nothing stopped Lagerfeld from organizing this legendary runway show, held during the sunset at the Juyongguan Pass of the Great Wall of China. Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 Snow show Real-life Scandinavian icebergs flourished the Grand Palais in Paris for the show featuring faux fur coats, jumpsuits, chunky knitted sweaters, and shaggy snowboots fitting for the show’s set. Chanel Spring/Summer 2012. What The Water Gave Me Lagerfeld took us under the sea, with gigantic corals, seashell and transparent bubbles. The models walked down the CC bed with wet buns embellished with mermaid-like pearls around it. The show ended with Florence + The Machine’s vocalist Florence Welch emerging from a giant seashell. Chanel Spring/Summer 2013.The wind and the sun are free The runway was made out of solar panels with terrific wind turbines in the middle — it was a good sweep of the wind to tell the viewers about renewable energy. Chanel Fall/Winter 2014. The world is a supermarket. Shelves stacked with all the basics of what any supermarket would contain -fresh produce, toiletries, canned and processed goods, not to mention half-empty shopping baskets — models walked the runway in a variety of silhouettes. Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 social awakening Lagerfeld organized an enormous feminist march for women’s rights. The march ended with Cara Delevingne and Gisele Bündchen leading the women, complete with megaphones on their hands. Placards like “History is Her Story”, “Ladies First”, and “Women’s Rights Are More Than Alright” were held by models as they take the final walk with Lagerfeld himself. Chanel Fall/Winter 2017 Flying to the moon Lagerfeld takes “flying out” to a whole new level. The collection stayed true to the concept with silver glittery moon boots and, yes, space blankets. Together with his godson Hudson Kroenig, Lagerfeld pushed the blast off button signaling the launch of the Chanel-branded rocket with Elton John’s Rocketman on the background. Lagerfeld was a man of a genius: he transformed high fashion into blockbuster entertainment. Moreover, he constructed everything in his own universe and made us citizens of it.

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rincess Diana was beloved by millions of people for more than her royal status and sophisticated fashion sense: she was a compassionate philanthropist set on making a difference. Even now, two decades after her death, Diana’s legacy lives on through her sons. Diana was committed to William and Harry having a normal childhood. William was the first heir to the throne to attend public school and the boys would be taken to get hamburgers at McDonald’s, rode the tube and the bus. Diana also took them to hospitals and homeless shelters to show how lucky they were, and how they could help. Now, both William and Harry continue their Diana’s humanitarian legacy and like their mother, refuse to keep quiet about personal issues affecting them and many others, such as mental health. Having the royal

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family speak out about such issues is a huge step forward in the battle to remove the stigma around mental health. Teaming up to create Heads Together, the Royal Foundation’s mental health campaign, both William and Harry have spoke candidly about their own battles, e. g. Harry spoke of nearly suffering a mental breakdown after his mother’s death and seeking professional help. Unlike the other royals,

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.” Diana wasn’t afraid of scandal and often spoke openly about “shameful” problems. Thanks to this great woman, awareness and understanding of bulimia grew, and many sufferers came forward to seek help for a stigmatized disease previously shrouded in shame and guilt. Diana also sparked a major international row after saying that the sale of all landmines should be stopped. She played a major role in outlawing the weapons and visited numerous communities and

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people who had been affected and injured by the mines. In regards to AIDS, Diana openly visited patients and physically interacted with them. Many people had refused to hug or touch AIDS patients before because they thought that they were contagious. Diana helped clear up this misconception by visiting and hugging them herself. Prince Harry has since created his own charity in Africa to help those suffering from AIDS called “Sentebale.” She was also known to talk with Londoners living on the street, and she advocated for the homeless. As of 2005, Prince William took over his mother’s patronage duties at Centrepoint and continues to highlight the plight of the homeless by spending a night on the street, dropping by homeless shelters and answering calls on homeless helplines. Diana’s unwavering compassion for people in need helped her win not just the hearts of a nation, but global recognition as a symbol of warmth. She spoke to people in a way the royal family never had before.

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he HBO show “Game of Thrones” is one of the most popular on television. Over 30 million viewers watched the season seven premiere in the U.S. alone and the show earned 22 nominations for the 2018 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. It’s an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which takes place in one of the deepest, richest fictional worlds ever built. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it. It opens with additional threats in the icy North and Essos in the east. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and will conclude with its eighth season, which will premiere on April 14, 2019.

Game of Thrones might seem like pure fantasy, but it’s based on some real-world events. The Stark and Lannister feud is similar to the historical War of the Roses, a famous conflict between two very real noble families, the Yorks and the Lancasters. Certain characters like Joffrey, Sansa, Cersei, and Robb have similar characteristics to children from both of these families and share similar stories. 82

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Of course, all of those CGI dragons and epic battle scenes don’t come cheap. The network spent $100 million for 10 episodes in the seventh season, which averages out to $10 million for each one. According to TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones was also the most pirated show for six consecutive years — from 2012 to 2017. After the final episode fades to black, fans surely will want more Game of Thrones action. There’s good news and bad news on that front. The good news is that HBO is planning some Game of Thrones prequels. That bad news is it could be a year or more after the season eight finale before we actually see them.

The show is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Scotland, Spain, and the United States.

Season eight will be even more expensive: a whopping $15 million each series, which makes it the most expensive TV show ever produced.

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Billion Dollars Mother

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MAMMA Kris Jenner is the woman who gave birth to the Kardashians – both literally and in terms of business

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he Kardashians are the most famous family in the world, and that’s almost single handedly down to one lady, Kris Jenner, MOMAGER and a world famous Mamma J, who has carefully engineered some of the most genius career moves this world has ever seen. It was her idea to become a new “Osbourn Family” — she’s the creator of Keeping Up With The Kardashians Series, now on its 15th season, of which she is an executive producer together with her

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daughters. Before Keeping Up With The Kardashians there was no brand like the Kardashian/ Jenner clan. There was no such thing as being paid to turn up at a nightclub and TV stars didn’t release fashion lines, makeup collections or give interviews to Forbes and Vogue. Kris saw that curve coming and she got her kids to the front of the queue. The twice-divorced mother of six and the most sleekly attired and immaculately madeup grandmother of nine — has invested a lot of work into every single member of her fami-

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ly. While they originally may have been “famous for being famous,” the Kardashian-Jenners have redefined celebrity status and have their own million-dollar business team to support it. Kris manages all six of her kids’ careers as well as her own. In 2018, on Mother’s Day, Mamma J launched her own beauty range with Kylie Cosmetics called, unsurprisingly,“Momager”. And Kris went public with her line in the coolest way — by taking over Kylie’s Instagram account with fun videos and a pretend “hacking” it.

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Kylie is the youngest of the family. She started her beauty business in late 2015 and today she has been crowned as the richest within the Kardashian Empire. Last year she became the youngest celebrity on Forbes 100 — a list of the 100 top-paid celebrities in the world. Of course Kylie wouldn’t accomplish this all on her own, as well as all her siblings. Their mother Kris Jenner acts as their personal financier and marketing chief, taking a standard 10 percent of their sales. She knows that family supports family. In terms of brand loyalty, of course.

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Female Power

Ivanka Trump is best known as the daughter of the US President Donald Trump and his first wife Ivana. In fact she is a self-made woman of many talents. She is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, author and politician.

IVANKA TRUMP: one of the most powerful women in the world

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eing a fourth generation businessperson, she served for a time as an executive vice president of the family-owned Trump Organization and is a co-founder of Trump Hotels. She was also a boardroom judge on her father’s TV show The Apprentice. But her diplomatic skills are not less stunning as her commercial acumen. In 2017 she left the Trump Organization and began serving in her father’s presidential administration as an adviser.

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Solid background Ivanka attended the same schools as Jac-

queline Kennedy Onassis and John F. Kennedy. Later, she studied at the University of Pennsylvania, her father’s alma mater. There, she earned a degree in economics from the Wharton School in 2004.

Fashion career Being a teenager she got into modeling and

was featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger and Sasson Jeans, as well as walked fashion runways for Versace, Marc Bouwer and Thierry Mugler. Even now when Ivanka Trump has 3 children and has built her own political career she is widely admired for her style and considered a fashion guru. Her businesses also include a clothing line, a shoe line, a jewelry line and a handbag collection. Though, she was often criticized for mixing business with politics. When Ivanka gave a speech and sent out a tweet to shop for her look with a link to buy her dress at Macy’s — there was a backlash with people posting that “Ivanka Trump is using her speech to the RNC to market her clothing line.”

An advocate for women Nevertheless, Ivanka prides herself in being

not just a businesswoman, but an advocate for women by trying to empower them in every aspect of their lives. Ivanka is a mom of three kids and launched the #WomenWhoWork initiative in 2014 to help women live to their full potential. Women can find articles on health tips, fashion tips and also find guidance. She is also doing much charity. After she was appointed Advisor to the President, Trump donated the unpaid half of the advance payments for her book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success to the National Urban League and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She further said that any royalties exceeding the advances would also be given to charity. Trump also has ties to a number of Jewish charities, including Chai Lifeline, a charity which helps to look after children with cancer, United Hatzalah and many others. Ivanka is busy doing it all. She is balancing a professional life, a marriage, kids and is working to make an impact by supporting women in the workforce. She is an example to follow for her almost 5 million followers in Instagram and in 2018’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’, Ivanka has been rated number 24, which is only one place behind Queen Elizabeth II.

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Personality

ATHINA ONASSIS: a billionaire athlete The only heiress of a shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis has build a successful career as an equestrian.

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She owns the Athina Onassis International Horse Show, a show jumping competition, established in 2007 in São Paulo. For the sixth consecutive year, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show (LAOHS) will return to Ramatuelle’s famous Pampelonne Beach, this time in late summer, from 12-14 September 2019.

thina Onassis is a businesswoman, socialite and the only surviving descendant of her grandfather and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (Jackie Kennedy’s second husband). She is worth an estimated $1 billion. In addition to being a member of the renowned Onassis family, she is a competitive and talented show jumper. She began riding as a small child and at 17 she moved to Brussels, Belgium, to pursue her passion and ride professionally. Now Onassis is a patroness of the Global Champions Tour. The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show is one of the most important show jumping events in the world. Sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker Longines, and orchestrated by rider Athina Onassis, this exceptional event is a favorite stop on the calendars of the sport’s most elite

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Beginning in 2018, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show joined the ranks of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour.

equestrian athletes. This international show jumping circuit brings together the sport’s top equestrians to compete in 18 glamorous locations for unprecedented prize-money. The Championship spans three continents and culminates with a special, year-end event, the Global Champions Playoffs. A 34-year-old equestrian is said to return to Greece this year to participate in a prestigious World Cup horsing event, which is considered one of the most important horse riding competitions in the world. The event will take place in July in Markopoulo, East Attica.

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Culture

Her Excellency

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“We are changing our culture from within, but at the same time we are reconnecting with our traditions. It is important for us to grow organically.”

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heikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani was declared the most influential person in art in the world. She prominently appears on the Forbes’ The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, being a Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia. Qatar currently acquires more modern and contemporary art than any other country in the world, thanks to the ruling Al-Thani family, who are notable collectors. Sheikha Mayassa’s mother Sheikha Mozah is also responsible for opening campuses of several world-class academic institutions in Doha, and her brother Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the Chairman of Qatar’s winning bid to


stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha. They also contributed to several international projects, including joint exhibitions with the Prada Foundation and bankrolling the Murakami exhibition at Versailles in autumn; bring international artists to Qatar and showcases local and regional artists to the world. Sheikha gives a lot of attention to education, establishing the NGO Reach Out To Asia. ROTA envisages a world in which all young people have access to the resources they require to

“Film can do more than just entertain; it can educate, inspire and unite communities and we want to nurture and support filmmakers as we continue to grow Qatar as a cultural hub.” realize their potential. Together with partners, ROTA works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia have continuous access to high-quality primary and secondary education. She herself had great education: University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA). She’s continuing her own education by pursuing a graduate degree at Columbia University in New York. Another point of interest for Sheikha is cinema production. Doha Film Institute is dedicated to film appreciation, financing and education. It aims to build a dynamic film industry in Qatar and nurtures regional storytellers. Sheikha Al-Mayassa participated in a TED Talk, where she highlighted the importance of the social impact of art. She affirmed that her goal was to create a local collection of art to contribute in shaping the Qatari national identity. She is working hard shaping Qatar’s bright future, standing in the heart of an art world and strongly believing that visual art “resonates with people in a way that words cannot.”

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Jewelry

Sparkling

Organizers of this year Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition announced the launch of its new brand identity, including a new brand name “Qatar Show”. The event's rebranding reflects the show's evolution over the past 15 editions to emerge as an international show offering visitors a global luxury experience.

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oha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition is a business-to-consumer (B2C) event, presented by Qatar Na-

the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Qatar’s premier jewelry and watch patrons were presenting their More than 500 international collections to an international auluxury brands from 10 dience, including countries displayed their Alfardan Jewelfinest work, special editions lery, Ali Bin Ali Al Majed and unique pieces, alongside Group, Jewellery, Amiri the most talented emerging Gems, and Fifty One East. The local jewelry designers. Young Qatari Detional Tourism Council (QNTC) signers (YQD) initiative united taken place between 20 and 25 12 local designers in a pavilion February at the Doha Exhibi- dedicated to Qatari talent. tion and Convention Center. It Visitors had a chance to is hold under the patronage of get valuable information about

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the world of jewelry, diamonds and pearls, through jewelry manufacturing workshops conducted by experienced jewelers and gemologists. The exhibition also offered jewelry services and consultations, including valuable advice from gem experts of the famous French auction house, Artcurial. As the Official Airline Partner of the DJWE, Qatar Airways invited Chinese jewelry designer Beau Han Xu, fashion designer Grace Chen and other international celebrities and style influencers to the event, including Indian actress and Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It was a great success and it is obvious that Qatar Show will continue to solidify its position as a bespoke jewelry show attracting luxury seekers from across the world.

This year’s edition also enjoyed the participation of world-class brands for the first time, such as Tiffany & Co and L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien, and the return of Bulgari to showcase its unique collection of luxury jewelry and watches.

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Eternal Values

“The fire of Notre Dame reminds us that our story never ends. And that we will always have challenges to overcome. What we believe to be indestructible can also be touched,� Macron said.

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NOTRE-DAME

CATHEDRAL FIRE: a big tragedy A devastating fire has partially destroyed the 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, obliterating its roof and causing its spire to collapse.

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pril 15, 2019 was a very sad day for France and the whole world. The spire and the oak room collapsed after a spectacular fire that destroyed a large part of Notre Dame. This catastrophic fire burned for several hours and it took more than 400 firemen to contain the blaze. However, Notre Dame is not dead and a plan to renovate the French symbol has already been announced by the French government. French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking in a televised address to the nation, said he wants the Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt in five years.

History Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991,

Notre-Dame is the most visited monument of Europe. It was built over the course of 200 years — construction began in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII, and the first stone is said to have been laid in the presence of Pope Alexander III. In fact this masterpiece of Gothic medieval architecture suffered damage and deterioration through the centuries. It entered the 19th century in a much degraded state, being used as a storage place instead of a religious one. In 1804, however, Napoleon invited Pope Pius VII to come to Paris to crown him emperor in Notre Dame. At the last minute, however, he seized the crown from

the pope’s hands and crowned himself and Josephine as emperor and empress of France, propelling the cathedral back onto the front pages. Over the course of its history Notre-Dame has also hosted dozens of royal coronations, weddings and requiem masses, including the crowning of Henry VI in 1431 and the wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots to her first husband Francis, the Dauphin of France, in 1558.

The Bell called Emmanuel has tolled at most major events in the history of France, including the coronation of kings, papal visits and to mark the end of two world wars. It was also rung to mark the destruction of the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.

Bells Like often with churches, the bells of Notre-Dame

bear names. In Notre-Dame, they are called Marie, Emmanuel, Gabriel, Anne-Geneviève, Denis, Marcel, Etienne, Benoît-Joseph, Maurice, and Jean-Marie, for the main ones. The bells we now hear are no longer the ones installed upon completion of the Cathedral, six-hundred years ago. After the French Revolution, in 1791, most bells were taken down from Notre-Dame and melted to make cannon balls. New bells were only installed during the mid-19th century. In 1831, the writer Victor Hugo published his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It tells the tale of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of the cathedral, who becomes obsessed with the beautiful Esmeralda. And beyond the star-crossed love, Notre-Dame is the star of the show. Hugo wrote two chapters just describing it. Interestingly, Hugo foresaw the fire in the Cathedral. He wrote: “It is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer.” Maybe he knew something?

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ELECTRIC and

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Unlike the other major European events, in Frankfurt and Paris, The Geneva International Motor Show isn't dominated by one nation's manufacturers. Held on neutral ground, it also attracts many smaller businesses, such as tuning houses and niche sportscar makers.

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IMS is Meanwhile, manufacturers result, deals like those held in announced recently March are trying to work out between BMW and at the what kinds of vehicles we'll Daimler, on sharedPa l ex - actually use in cities for the use models and depo, a veloping self-driving convention centre next few years. So many technology may belocated next to the cool super-compacts were come more commonGeneva Cointrin In- also presented alongside the place. ternational Airport. Though, exotic The Salon is organ- array of super-fast, supersupercars still stole ized by the Organi- stylish supercars. the spotlight during zation Internationtheir debuts at the ale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, and in 2019 show. Interestingly, plenty of big names, such as it was its 89th edition. Ford, Vauxhall, Hyundai, Volvo haven’t turned up There’s a much greater emphasis on speed this year. At the same time we could find new fuland style than you might see elsewhere, and as ly innovatory electric models being introduced by befits a show that once welcomed concepts for Peugeot and newbies like Polestar. nuclear-powered vehicles, there’s a strong We would like to get you acquainted with most focus on innovation. astounding models of the show: The dominant theme at Geneva Aston Martin this year was electrification. And Vanquish there is a good reason for that. Vision Concept Another theme which was Aston is entering the sector previously domon everyone’s lips is self-driving technology. It is believed that inated by the Italians with the Ferrari 488 and soon enough self-driving taxis Huracan, and latterly McLaren with the 720S. may become commonplace in It’s all wrapped up in a uniquely British, aluminitown centers. Ride hailing and um-bodied mid-engined sports car with V6 power. car sharing are also becoming That’s the first inhouse built engine from Aston in more and more popular. As a nearly two decades!

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Bugatti Voiture Noire

Bugatti is famed for producing OTT sports cars: and the new Bugatti La Voiture Noire pushes even more boundaries. ‘The Black Car’ reflects how the French hypercar brand is branching out into more bespoke, personalized manufacturing to satisfy the ambitious minds of the world’s most powerful and imaginative car collectors.

Audi Q4 e-Tron

The Audi Q4 is a mini-me e-Tron all-electric crossover. It does two things. It previews a more “sporty”, coupe body style version of the Q3 SUV and shows Audi’s big push towards fully electric cars.

Honda e Prototype

Previewing Honda’s first, fully electric city car which arrives next year, the e Prototype looks cute, has 5 doors, and three giant screens inside, which take over the dashboard.

tion from the Koreans. While sister brand Hyundai swerved the 2019 Geneva motor show, Kia was there with their muscle-car look concept.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

The Tonale at Geneva marks the proper start of Alfa Romeo’s venture into electrification by using a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Tonale is a rather pretty thing — arguably prettier than its larger sibling, the Stelvio. It’s also a Qashqai rival, with a load of Italian flair.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

A new Ferrari is always a cause for celebration. The F8 looks similarity to the 488 it replaces, and that’s because it’s essentially a facelift — but no less exciting. The good news is that, if you’re in the market for a new car, there’s really never been a better time.

Imagine by Kia

Kia is building up a head of steam with the e-Niro and Soul EV electric cars — and the daftly named Imagine is the latest chapter of electrifica-

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Health

Doctor

ANASTASIA

SHAGAROVA: “Spine is the basis of our health and beauty!”

Many health problems can be avoided if spine is treated on time. Nowadays the most effective way of body correction is kinesiology. We had a chance to talk to Doctor Anastasia Shagarova, who has invented the world's first distance kinesiology method. Anastasia, where have you been studying? Many years ago I got interested in health, longevity and rejuvenation and started to investigate these questions. I have graduated from Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after Prof. V. F. Voino-Yasenetski with a degree of family doctor and therapist. My second education I got at Vasilyeva Academy of Applied Kinesiology. What is kinesiology? It’s an American technique, a leading discipline for treatment of spine, injuries of head and internal organs. It exists for more than 100 years and is widespread in Canada, the USA, Australia and some countries of Europe. Many medical centers and academies around the world are devoted to kinesiology.

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How does it work? Our organism is treated as a single whole. Let me explain: every muscle of our body is tied to some internal organ. And every vertebra is tied to another one. It’s impossible to treat neck, for instance, without treating loins and vice versa. If we

Everything in the body is interrelated and kinesiology looks at the body as a whole, whereas other disciplines act only symptomatically and give temporary results. It is the most long-term correction method in the world. forget about other systems while curing spine the problem is sure to come back, and this usually happens with traditional approaches in medicine. Kinesiology also takes into account psychosomatics and intoxication. So, basically, it can treat all the problems arising in human body. Can problems with the spine affect other organs and systems? Yes. Our spine is like a tree trunk, from which go branches — vessels and nerves — to internal organs. And in case


if vertebrae are displaced or arranged incorrectly, the work of the whole organism is disturbed and only kinesiology is able to restore body’s functions effectively and for long.

There are four specialists in our team — a kinesiologist, a visceral manipulation therapist who performs massage of internal organs, a nutritionist, and a fitness trainer. We work together and can cure the problem without even touching it.

Why is correct posture so important for a woman? The question is not only in a beautiful posture or gait, but also in woman’s reproductive health. In the majority of cases changes in spine are accompanied by changes in the pelvic bones, generative organs and hormone system. Sometimes women cannot get pregnant because of spinal problems and manual therapy, massages do not give a desirable effect… Kinesiology can deal with it. Tell us more about your method. My method is kinesiology, but I was able to replace my hands with certain objects or a partner. I invented a special online system, due to which we get better results than after face-to-face attendance. This technique can not harm, because it does not touch your nerves, vessels, vertebrae or lumps with protrusions. We are able to treat even such major conditions as 4 stage scoliosis, asymmetry of face, different length of legs, uneven knee joints, etc. Thanks to our online treatment, we have cured more than 1000 people already. There are many interesting stories. For example, there was a girl with 4 stage scoliosis, a world champion in hip hop. She had been training a lot, falling, performing all that flips and jump movements and her spine began to change dramatically. Thanks to our method in just a month and a half we achieved amazing results! Of course, she is a young girl and the younger a person is, the faster spine can be corrected, but I assure you that even 80 years olds can sufficiently relieve their condition with our help. As a child I also had scoliosis so I am a living example of a person who managed to get through this terrible condition. I changed my life for better: I am an athlete, I am working every day to build the body of my dream, with beautiful shapes and healthy spine, and you can do it too! What is beauty for a modern woman?

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Beautiful means healthy. You know, no matter how much Botox or what modern technologies we use, they all give only a temporary result. And true beauty begins with the health of our internal organs. I wish modern girls didn’t forget about that.


Living Legend

MARYLIN MONROE: way more than just a “blonde bombshell”

Miss Monroe needs little introduction. She was an actress, artist, model and humanitarian and all over famous around the world for her beauty and intellectual impact upon the world. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.

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he is considered the most photographed person of the 20th century and the sixth greatest female screen legend in American film history. Hundreds of books have been written about Monroe. She has been the subject of films, plays, operas, and songs, and has influenced artists and entertainers such as Andy Warhol and Madonna. In fact this famous blonde girl re-

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maining sex symbol until today was shy, humble, and simple. In her everyday life, she lived in a small 3-bedroom house and wore simple clothes. She was an incredibly kind woman and was loyal to her friends. She contributed to many charities, giving much of her savings to numerous orphanages and children’s causes. Also, she was an early civil rights supporter. At the same time she was one of the most ambitious and hard working models — only in the spring of 1946, the young Norma Jeane (her real name) appeared on the covers of 33 magazines after only


half a year in the modeling industry. Bring a talented model and actress, Marilyn Monroe also performed soundtracks for the series of films. She easily won the hearts of music lovers with her beautiful voice and appearance. “I Wanna Be Loved by You” was written for the musical Good Boy in 1928. One of the most famous performances of this song by Marilyn Monroe was featured in the movie Some Like it Hot (1959), for the role in which she got Golden Globe. The Recording Industry Association of America included this song to the Songs of the Century list.

She was also a businesswoman — in January 1955, Marilyn founded a private corporation Marilyn Monroe Productions. She invested almost all her savings in this company and became the head of it.

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Living Legend It’s Marilyn Monroe that we can attribute to today’s most popular fashion and beauty trends, such as bodycons and bold lipsticks. From her one-piece swimsuits to her baseball uniform that included heels, Monroe was never afraid to hold her personal taste back, despite what was accepted as the societal norms. It’s her that we can thank for body positivity, celebrating our sexual attractiveness without being shamed for it, embracing our curves instead being bogged down by them. She was much more than just a sex symbol and we owe it to her to be more courageous in our own wardrobe choices.

She wore designer labels before they became household names, carrying Louis Vuitton bags and debuting creations from Emilio Pucci and Lanvin.

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Luxury Lifestyle

FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO It’s the successful combination of high-end luxury hospitality and the world’s most spectacular destination.

The luxury hotel is one of the most prestigious resorts with 4 amazing restaurants which can satisfy the most demanding customers — that’s why it is beloved by A-list celebrities.

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AIRMONT MONTE CARLO is the perfect place to experience the style and sophistication of Monaco. The hotel is integrated in an external sense, in harmony with its surrounding environment in the city and by the sea, inside and outside,

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peaceful and full of life. An imposing shipshaped structure straddling the sea and the heart of the city, offering tranquility and festivities, traditional luxury and contemporary art of living, the FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO is the most astonishing of urban resorts. Nobu Restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine


blended with South American spices. The Saphir 24 Bistro Lounge and Bar is open 24/7 and serves traditional French cuisine. The Horizon Deck Restaurant and Champagne Bar specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, served against the backdrop of a 360-degree view of the Riviera’s coastline and the Principality of Monaco. And special mention should be made of the fantastic Nikki Beach located by the rooftop pool, which gives an unforgettable experience to enjoy international cuisine and great music program all day long.

Boasting a rooftop terrace offering views of the Circuit de Monaco Fairmont Monte Carlo gives a chance to observe one of the most (dangerous) exciting bend of the Circuit de Monaco — the Fairmont Hairpin — from the Grand Stand or from one of numerous Hospitality Track View room. The turn is the slowest of all the championship and easily one of the most anticipated moments of the entire race. However, the FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO isn’t just a hotel with a great view of the race, wonderful lounge zones, exquisite cuisine and unforgettable chillout. Built on 15 meter pillars above the sea, suspended between natural emotion and urban pleasures, the Mediterranean art of living and international trends, FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO is a state of mind that infuses each and every minute spent here, lending it the unforgettable flavor of a unique way of living the dream.

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