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Dec

Image Clipping: Golf, Mauritius, 27 December 2011

Playing golf in Mauritius, 27 December 2011
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28
Dec

Image Clipping: Golf, Mauritius, 27 December 2011

Playing golf in Mauritius, 27 December 2011
via Zimbio

28
Dec

Clipping: Golf

“A Russian Fairy Tale: Natalia Vodianova looks all loved-up as she enjoys a game of golf with her new beau Antoine Arnault
By KIRSTYMCCORMACK
Last updated at 10:56 AM on 28th December 2011

She may have split from her husband of nine years in June but it seems that Natalia Vodianova is once again really loved up. The 29-year-old supermodel was spotted enjoying a game of golf with her boyfriend Antoine Arnault in Mauritius yesterday. However, rather than concentrating on where they were walking, the pair kissed and cuddled as they made their way around the course. Vodianova had certainly dressed the part to enjoy some quality time with her French beau.

Wearing a short white skirt with a light-coloured tank top, the mother-of-three completed her look with a pair of plimsolls and white ankle socks. Showing off her slender legs, Vodianova looked quite the professional as she took her shot and later watched on as Arnault had his go. The couple looked like they didn’t have a care in the world as they strolled from one hole to the other. Arnault wore a contrasting colour to that of his girlfriend and was dressed in navy shorts, a matching pole shirt and trainers. The dark-haired businessman – who is head of communications for designer brand Louis Vuitton – appeared to steal a cheeky grab of his famous girlfriend as they made their way across the grass.

Vodianova’s new romance comes after she split from her long term husband Justin Portman in the Summer. The pair, who married in November 2001 when Vodianova was just 19-years-old – have three children together, ten-year-old Lucas Alexander, Neva, five, and four-year-old Viktor. Vodianova actually separated from Portman in February 2010 but didn’t announce it until this year. But the Russian star has obviously moved on from her recent heartache, and her career is still going strong too. Earlier this month she launched her ‘A Russian Fairy Tale’ jewellery collection in Paris where she was supported by Arnault, and next year fans will see Vodianova in her first leading acting role in a film adaptation of Belle du Seigneur.

Vodianova is known as the supermodel who went from rags-to-riches after her poverty-stricken upbringing in the inner city of Gorky, now called Nizhny Novogorod, in Russia. As a teenager, she helped her mother sell fruit on the streets of the town to earn money. and later set up a fruit stand with a friend to help the children out of poverty. However, at the age of 15 Vodianova enrolled in a modelling academy and two years later signed with Viva Models in Paris. Unsurprisingly, she is known as the Russian Cinderella in her homeland and in 2010 was estimated to have earned more than £2.5million, making her one of the world’s highest paid models.

She currently has an exclusive three-year contract with French lingerie firm Etam – where her range is called Natalia pour Etam.”

Source: DailyMailUK

27
Dec

In Magazines: V74 Magazine, The Model Issue, November 2011

V74 Magazine ~ The Model Issue [November 2011]

27
Dec

Clipping: Giving

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“INTERVISTA

Natalia Vodianova: «Facciamo un regalo a tutti i bambini»

«Come tutti i genitori adoro fare regali ai miei figli, vedere le loro facce sorridenti. E Natale è il momento perfetto, durante l’anno, per farglieli. Certo: allo stesso tempo provo ad insegnare ai miei figli quanto sono fortunati, senza però farli sentire in colpa». Natalia Vodianova, 29 anni, russa di nascita e britannica d’adozione, è una supermodel atipica: non abita in una grande città ma in un ex mulino del West Sussex, cuore rurale del Regno Unito. Non smania per farsi fotografare con la it-bag del momento e, se organizza, feste lo fa in grande stile, ma per beneficenza. Il suo primo pensiero, non solo a Natale, sono i bambini: i suoi – Lucas Alexander, 9 anni, Neva, 5 anni, e Viktor, 4, avuti con Justin Trevor Berkeley – e quelli meno fortunati, che vivono in Russia senza comfort né lussi. Per loro Natalia ha pensato ad un regalo importante, che contribuisca a rendere più serena la loro infanzia. Con la Naked Heart Foundation, che ha creato nel 2005, ha voluto dare forma concreta a spazi in cui i bambini possano giocare liberamente: fino ad oggi i parchi gioco creati dalla NHF sono 65 in 47 località della Russia. E non è tutto: da quest’anno la Fondazione promuove il progetto “Every Child Deserves a Family” (ogni bambino merita una famiglia, ndr) che richiede un lavoro intenso e profondo all’interno del sistema di orfanotrofi in Russia, ma anche a supporto dei genitori. Tutto per la difesa dei diritti dei bambini.

Come dimostra l’attività della sua Fondazione, il gioco è una dimensione fondamentale dell’infanzia. Riesce a ritargliarsi uno spazio per giocare con i suoi figli? 

Adoro giocare con i miei bambini e passare del tempo con loro per me è fondamentale. Non mi perderei un weekend o un momento delle loro vacanze scolastiche per nulla al mondo. Così in Russia ha deciso di regalare un momento di allegria a tutti i bambini..  Certo. Giocare è fondamentale per lo sviluppo di un bambino che ha bisogno di crescere in un clima sicuro e positivo, pieno di colori. Le nostre aree, poi, soo accessibili davvero a tutti: amo molto quest’idea di regalare qualcosa a un bambino solo per il fatto che esiste e non per porre rimedio a qualcosa di sbagliato, come spesso si fa. Il bambino non deve avere qualcosa di speciale per accedere al gioco : deve solo essere se stesso.

Come mai ha deciso di creare la Naked Heart Foundation ? 

Dopo i fatti di Beslan, nei quali sono stati presi in ostaggio e poi uccisi 186 bambini, ho sentito nascere in me un fortissimo desiderio di aiutare. Ma non riuscivo a capire in che modo. Poi ho iniziato a pensare di costruire uno spazio in cui i bambini che avevano subito questo trauma, quelli che erano stati coinvolti nella tragedia, potessero rifugiarsi giocando. Il progetto si è evoluto naturalmente : oggi abbiamo richieste continue di località che, nel mi o Paese e non solo, vorrebbero uno dei nostri parchi gioco.

Il Natale sarà un’occasione d’oro per stare con i suoi bambini: come lo passate di solito? 

Il Natale russo è quello ortodosso, che si festeggia il 7 gennaio: è un giorno molto intimo che si passa rigorosamente in famiglia. La tradizione di celebrare questa festa, poi, è stata riportata in auge solo dopo la fine del comunismo. Nonostante il nostro Natale sia dopo Capodanno la Russia è un paese molto festaiolo quindi celebra il 1 gennaio con grandi celebrazioni. Lo stesso faccio io, con la mia famiglia. Un anno nuovo davanti porta sempre con sé obiettivi altrettanto nuovi.

Quali sono i suoi?

Con Naked Heart Foundation abbiamo l’ambizione di sviluppare al massimo questo nuovo programma di supporto alle famiglie con figli che hanno bisogno di attenzioni o cure speciali, per evitare che finiscano in mano al sistema di orfanotrofi russi. Si tratta di un progetto complesso: speriamo che l’anno nuovo ci porti sempre più vicini a raggiungere questo obiettivo.

28 dicembre 2011″

Translation to English:

Interview

Natalia Vodianova: ‘Let’s give a gift to all children’

‘Like all parents, I love to give gifts to my children, see their smiling faces. And Christmas is the perfect time during the year to do it. Of course: at the same time, I try to teach my children how lucky they are, without making them feel guilty’.  Natalia Vodianova, 29, a Russian by birth and British by adoption, is your atypical supermodel: she does not live in a big city but in a former mill in West Sussex, at the heartland of the United Kingdom. Not yearning to be photographed with the it-bag of the moment, she organizes parties in style, but for charity. Her first thought, not just for Christmas, are the children she had with Justin Trevor Berkeley – Lucas Alexander, 9 years, Neva, 5 years, and Viktor, 4 – and those less fortunate, who live in Russia without comforts or luxuries. Natalia has created for them an important gift, which will help to make their children happy. With the Naked Heart Foundation, which was created in 2005, she wanted to give concrete form to the spaces where children can play freely: so far there are 65 playgrounds created by the NHF in 47 Russian towns. It’s not all: this year the Foundation is promoting the project ‘Every Child Deserves a Family’, that proposes not only hard work deep within the system of orphanages in Russia, but also parental support. Everything for the rights of children.

As your Foundation activities demonstrate, playing is a fundamental dimension of childhood. Do you have a space to play with your children? 

I love playing with my kids and spend time with them is crucial for me. I would not miss a weekend or a moment of their school holidays for the world. So in Russia I decided to offer a moment of joy to all children. Play is essential for the development of a child who needs to grow up in a secure and positive, full of color environment. Our areas, then, are very accessible to all: I love this idea of giving something to a child just for the fact that there is not something to remedy the wrong, as is often done. The children don’t need to have anything special to access the park, should just be themselves.

Why have you decided to create the Naked Heart Foundation? 

After the events in Beslan, in which children were taken hostage and 186 got killed, I felt a strong desire to help. But I could not figure out how. Then I started thinking about building a space in which children who had undergone this trauma, those who were involved in the tragedy, could escape to play. The project has evolved naturally, now we have continuous requests of sites, in my country and not only would one of our playgrounds.

This Christmas will be a golden opportunity to be with your ​​children. How do you usually spend it? 

The Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7: it is a day that must be spent at home. The tradition of celebrating this feast was revived only after the end of communism. Despite the fact that our Christmas is celebrated after New Year’s, Russia is a so very festive country that we have grand celebrations on January 1. I do the same with my family. A new year always brings with it new goals.

What are yours? 

With Naked Heart Foundation, I have the ambition to develop the most of this new support program for families with children who need attention or special care to avoid falling into the hands of the Russian orphanage system. This is a complex project, we hope that the new year bring us closer to achieving this goal.

December 28th 2011.”

[This translation was done with the help of Google Translate and I relied a lot on my non-Italian, but yet Latin backgrounds; if you have a better alternative to the words used, please, by all means, make a contribution.]

Source: Luxury24.com

16
Dec

Clipping: Interview

“December 16, 2011 10:03 pm

The Inventory: Natalia Vodianova

Interview by HesterLacey

‘My childhood dream? To have enough food and clothes’, says the supermodel and philanthropist

Natalia Vodianova, 29, was born in Gorky, now Nizhny Novgorod. She is one of the world’s most successful models, and the founder and president of the Naked Heart Foundation, which provides safe play areas and family support centres for children in urban Russia.

What was your earliest ambition?

To have enough money to have essential matters like food and clothes taken care of.

Public school or state school? University or straight into work?

State school. I missed quite a lot of school because I was working from the age of 11. I was praised by the teachers. They knew I was not a stupid child, I just couldn’t perform to my abilities. The children were not very nice to me because my sister is disabled and my family was very poor. When I was 16, I attended modelling school – a complete rip-off, you don’t need to go to school to be a model! I ended up with an agency in my home town and one day there was a big casting; I went to that, then to another in Moscow, and I was taken on by an agency in Paris. The contrast between where I grew up and Paris was pretty strange, in the most wonderful way.

Who was or still is your mentor?

A few very close friends.

How physically fit are you?

Very healthy, but always tired. I’m devoted and hard-working; I don’t have much time for myself.

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?

If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out.

Have you ever taken an IQ test?

No.

How politically committed are you?

Little.

Do you consider your carbon footprint?

Yes.

Do you have more than one home?

Two.

What would you like to own that you don’t currently possess?

A dog.

What’s your biggest extravagance?

An amazing catering company I often use at home and Buccelatti jewellery.

In what place are you happiest?

At home in Sussex.

What ambitions do you still have?

My only ambitions are for the Naked Heart Foundation to improve the social system in Russia. The foundation was born in 2004 following the Beslan tragedy. I was in Russia at the time so I followed everything very closely. I thought it was the biggest cruelty that ever happened in my country. I thought what could I do for the children that survived. I went back into my childhood to see what I missed and realised I didn’t have anywhere to go with my sister and escape from everyday life. So that’s when the idea of a play park came. We have now built 60 all over the country and have started a programme to provide support to families in need.

What drives you on?

My childhood and desire to fix the issues that came up.

What is the greatest achievement of your life so far?

My beautiful, good-hearted, well-mannered children.

What has been your greatest disappointment?

I learnt early to have little expectation so I protected myself from ever feeling greatly disappointed.

If your 20-year-old self could see you now, what would she think?

‘It will be OK.’

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Find the right solution and move on with grace.

Do you believe in assisted suicide?

Yes.

Do you believe in an afterlife?

I believe in reincarnation of the soul.

If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far, out of 10, what would you score?

Nine.

If you had a coat of arms, what would be on it?

Naked Heart and a warrior of justice. “

Source: The FTMagazine

16
Dec

Ad Campaigns: Guerlain SS 2012 Noir G Mascara

Noir G Mascara ~ Guerlain SS 2012 [HQ]
via Hellocoton.fr

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

15
Dec

Ad Campaigns: Etam-RTW SS2012

Ready-to-Wear SS2012

viaETAM

15
Dec

Ad Campaigns: ETAM-Swimsuit SS2012

Swimsuit SS2012

viaETAM

15
Dec

Ad Campaigns: Etam-Lingerie SS2012

Lingerie-SS2012

viaETAM

15
Dec

Ad Campaigns: Guerlain Vol de Nuit, Christmas FW 2011

Guerlain ~ Vol de Nuit Christmas FW 2011

[HQ via Guerlain]

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via SocialiteLife

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via LaReppublica.it

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via VogueDE

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via MujerHoy.com

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via ModelCandids.com

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via TatlerRU

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via CozyCot

15
Dec

Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

“Natalia Vodianova réinvente le conte de fées sur la plus belle avenue du monde
NEWS PUBLIÉE AUJOURD’HUI, LE JEUDI 15 DÉCEMBRE 2011 À 13:30

Nous vous l’annoncions hier : Natalia Vodianova lançait hier soir sa collection de bijoux, baptisée The Russian Fairy Tale. Entourée d’invités prestigieux, le top model présentait au cours d’un charmant cocktail ses créations, dont les bénéfices seront reversés à son association Naked Heart, qui vient en aide aux enfants défavorisés dans sa Russie natale.

C’est dans la boutique parisienne du parfumeur Guerlain, au 68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, que la soirée a eu lieu. Égérie des parfums Shalimar de la maison française, le mannequin de tout juste 29 ans était l’hôte star de l’événement. Arrivée dans une superbe tenue haute couture rouge, couleur de la passion, Natalia Vodianova était absolument sublime, investie dans cette cause qui lui tient à coeur. Et avec le soutien de son compagnon Antoine Arnault et de son ami Christian Louboutin, la créatrice avait tout pour être heureuse.

Également présents : Daniel Guerlain, le PDG de la marque Laurent Boillot et sa femme Sara, le maquilleur maison Olivier Echaudemaison et la créatrice de bijoux Julia Vosty, tous venus pour contribuer au bon déroulement de la soirée et soutenir la généreuse initiative de la créatrice de lingerie pour Etam.

Les conditions de vie des enfants sont une préoccupation importante pour Natalia Vodianova, qui se donne à fond dans son combat. Elle-même mère de trois (Lucas, 10 ans, Neva, 5 ans, et Viktor, 4 ans, eus avec son ex-mari Justin Portman), le top model qui était de retour sur les podiums lors de la fashion week parisienne, a organisé cette année plusieurs événements pour lever des fonds pour son association et venir en aide aux enfants. En juillet dernier, elle accueillait ses amis stars au Château de Wideville appartenant au créateur Valentino Garavani (connu sous le simple nom de Valentino) pour le White Fairy Tale Love Ball.

C’est une nouvelle fois sur le thème du conte de fées que Natalia Vodianova tente d’insuffler un peu de générosité et de partage.”

Source: PurePeople

15
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

 ’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via Daylife

14
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via LIFE (2)

14
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

 

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via La Informacion ES

14
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via Daylife (2)

14
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

 ’A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via Daylife

14
Dec

Image Clipping: A Russian Fairy Tale Jewelry Launch, Paris, 14 Dec 2011

 ‘A Russian Fairy Tale’ Jewelry Launch Cocktail

at Guerlain Boutique on December 14, 2011 in Paris, France.

via LIFE

14
Dec

Clipping: Ad Campaign

“Stuart Weitzman and W’s Stefano Tonchi lunching at the Lambs Club when David Lipman arrived with his iPad to show the shoe king his spring 2012 ad campaign shot by Mario Testino featuring Natalia Vodianova . . .”

Posted: 12:09 AM, December 14, 2011

Read more: The New York Post

14
Dec

Image clipping: Ermanno Scervino

“We opened in Bucharest our first Romanian boutique, set in the elegant gallery of the historic JW Marriot Hotel building, with an event involving the participation of press, VIPs and international clients! Take a look at the first pic…”

Ermano Scervino Facebook, 14 Dec 2011

14
Dec

Clipping: The Russian Fairy Tale Collection, Paris, 14 December 2011

“Natalia Vodianova : Soirée précieuse pour la créatrice
NEWS PUBLIÉE AUJOURD’HUI, LE MERCREDI 14 DÉCEMBRE 2011 À 13:27

Natalia Vodianova ne s’arrête plus. Le top russe lancera ce soir sa collection de bijoux baptisée The Russian Fairy Tale, dont tous les bénéfices iront à sa fondation, Naked Heart, qui soutient les enfants de son pays natal : la Russie.

C’est à la maison Guerlain (dont elle est égérie), au 68 avenue des Champs-Elysées, que la belle Natalia recevra ses convives pour lancer en grande pompe cette belle collection.

Très engagé, le top russe de 29 ans (qui soufflera sa trentième bougie en février prochain) continue d’oeuvrer pour les enfants démunis de son pays et signe là sa deuxième collection de haute joaillerie, après avoir collaboré avec la prestigieuse enseigne De Beers.

Souvenez-vous, en 2010, la jolie Natalia avait imaginé une pièce unique vendue aux enchères pour lever des fonds pour sa fondation, et l’opération avait été un véritable succès.

Mannequin très demandé, Natalia Vodianova était l’une des stars de la dernière Fashion Week, aux côtés de Miranda Kerr. Créatrice pour Etam lingerie, maman de trois enfants qu’elle a eus avec Justin Portman, son ex-époux, la pétillante blonde poursuit sur le chemin du succès et peut même se vanter d’avoir une vie privée ensoleillée puisqu’elle file le parfait amour avec Antoine Arnault depuis quelques mois déjà.

Que souhaiter à la sublime Natalia pour la nouvelle année ? On ne voit pas !”

Source: PurePeople

12
Dec

In Magazines: VogueUK, Jan 2012

VogueUK, January 2012