This is ANV I on WordPress, a chapter of the ANV family opened in November 2011 & closed in July 2013.
The ANV was first created in Blogspot, back in October 2008, and has been chronicling the career of Natalia Vodianova since then, almost non-stop. The first ANV on Blogspot does not exist anymore, but you can still visit Chapter II ~ which, by November 2011, had to be shut given the increasingly unreliability of Blogger services. Wordpress has proven to be, since then, a much better option.
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Love Ball Riviera, day after, 28 July 2013
Royal in red! Natalia Vodianova stuns in crimson dress at Love Ball in Monaco while Princess Charlene glows in pink lace
PUBLISHED: 19:29 EST, 27 July 2013 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 27 July 2013
As one of the world’s most highly paid supermodels, Natalia Vodianova certainly has looks and money – but she also has a generous heart, as she proved on Saturday by hosting a charity ball in Monaco.
The 31-year-old shone in a red floor-length gown as she welcomed high profile guests to the 1960s Riviera themed Love Ball, which was held in the Opera Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
The mother-of-three flashed a vermilion smile as she posed on the red carpet alongside celebrities and dignitaries, including Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The princess looked radiant in an ethereal strapless pale pink lace number – the perfect foil for Natalia’s daring look.
Looking ebullient, Vodianova smiled for the cameras next to her boyfriend Antoine Arnault, son of billionaire LVMH founder Bernard Arnault.
Her shoulder-length blonde hair styled in tight curls, Russian-born Vodianova showed off her tiny waist in a structured corset, which skimmed her hips and eventually gave way to a full skirt.
The dress was embellished with a mesh neckline, leaving room for nothing but a simple pearl necklace.
A rectangular red clutch and diamond bracelet were the only other additions to the outfit.
Choosing not to overshadow her hostess, Princess Charlene opted for a much subtler look.
With barely-there make-up, glowing skin and hair slicked back from the face, Charlene looked effortlessly beautiful.
Her strapless pale pink gown and total lack of jewellery only served to highlight her toned swimmers physique, while Prince Albert looked dapper in a black dinner jacket and bow tie.
Other guests included U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono, who attended with his wife Ali Hewson and 24-year-old daughter Jordan.
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic appeared with girlfriend Jelena Ristic, who was elegant in cobalt blue, while model-turned-photographer Astrid Munoz, 38, stood out in a pretty red and white floral gown.
Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and English socialite Tamara Veroni also showed up to the glittering event.
Guests were treated to dinner, live entertainment provided by Russian opera, ballet and classical music stars, as well a charity auction.
Items up for grabs included a trip to Monaco complete with Louis Vuitton luggage, Christian Dior couture, a Riviera diamond necklace from Russian jewelers Yana and an internship under Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel in Paris.
Vodianova hosts the Love Ball each year to raise awareness for The Naked Heart Foundation, which she founded in 2006 to help disadvantaged and special-needs children in Russia.
Out and about in Saint Tropez, France
Natalia Vodianova shows off her supermodel figure in a mismatched bikini as she holidays on the French Riviera
PUBLISHED: 06:44 EST, 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 06:45 EST, 23 July 2013
She’s one of the world’s top paid supermodels after starring in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Guerlain.
And looking at Natalia Vodianova on the beach in the French Riviera on Monday, it’s hard to believe she’s a 31-year-old mother-of-three.
The Russian supermodel, who earned a reported $8.6million in 2012, has barely aged a day since breaking into the modelling world when she was 17.
Despite having three children, there’s no evidence of her previous pregnancies on the slender 5ft 10in beauty.
Spotted on St Tropez, the blonde showed off her slender figure in brown snake-print bikini bottoms and a light-coloured top.
In fact, the philanthropist recently admitted she would consider having more children.
Natalia split from her property heir husband Justin Portman, 44, in 2010 following nine years of marriage and three children.
After spending most of their marriage in London, Natalia then moved to Paris a couple of years ago after finding love with Antoine Arnault – son of billionaire fashion mogul Bernard Arnault.
She now lives in the French capital with Antoine and her children Lucas, 11; Neva, seven, and Viktor, five.
Natalia told the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine recently: ‘I think five is a nice number. We’re already quite a family, but now that they’re growing up they could help with little ones.’
She is also optimistic she can become friends with her ex-husband Justin, who she married when she was 19 and pregnant with Lucas.
She said: ‘I hope that in time I can be friends with my ex. We had a very painful break-up, but he is the father of my children, and a very important person in my life.’
Natalie ended up at No.3 in the Forbes list of the world’s top paid supermodels last year, beating Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes for four and five respectively.
via Daily Mail Uk
10:15 Последний из подготовительных забегов «Московского марафона» пройдёт уже 25 августа. Он будет называться «Красочным»: участников будут обсыпать красками, как на знаменитом индийском празднике. Забег проведут в поддержку фонда «Обнаженные сердца» и в нём поучаствует основатель фонда Наталья Водянова со своей командой.
10:15 The last of the preliminary races, “the Moscow marathon” will be held on August 25. It is called “the colorful”: participants will run dressing in colors, as in the famous Indian festival. The race will provide fund in support of the “Naked Heart” and founder Natalia Vodianova will take part of it with her team.
News on 15 July 2013
via The Village-Ru
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The Naked Heart Foundation and Gazprom Export have announced the launch of a joint education programme. The aim of the project is to give children with autism and severe communication-related, mental and behavioural disorders the opportunity to study in school. Efforts will be focused on training teachers in special schools in the principles of organizing an education syllabus for such children. The first stage of the project will take place from 2013 to 2015 in schools in Nizhny Novgorod, with the support of the City Department of Education.
According to various international studies, the average incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) worldwide stands at 1 in 110 people. The latest figures show an even higher incidence of ASD – 1 in 88 people.
Currently in Russia around 90% of children and young people with severe ASD are excluded from the education system and do not attend school. Parents are either informed that their children are not ready to start school, or the option of home schooling is proposed. As a result, an overwhelming majority of these children do not have the opportunity to develop social skills or gain knowledge, and their parents are obliged to give up work and stay at home with their child.
Svyatoslav Dovbnya and Tatiana Morozova, programme creators: “Children with autism can be very different. Some of them may have extraordinary abilities and an amazing memory; in others the disorder might be manifested by learning difficulties. But all children are capable of learning and communicating, and children with autism are no exception. The only thing is, in order to learn, many children with ASD require a specially organised teaching process and special approaches and technologies for presenting the learning material. If a child is having difficulty mastering the school syllabus or is behaving inappropriately in class, it is not the problem of the child or his/her family. It is simply that the classroom conditions and syllabus do not meet his/her needs. Special teaching programmes for children with severe autism spectrum disorders in Russia have only just started being created. In many ways, this initiative is being spurred on by groups of parents, trying to defend their children’s right to education. This has happened all around the world.”
One of the main aims of the project “Introduction of modern technologies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders in Nizhny Novgorod’s special schools” is to give specialists working with children with special needs the opportunity to study modern and effective working methods, exchange experience with colleagues and have access to educational workshops involving international experts. The development of a professional community of specialists working with children with autism in schools and at the Naked Heart Family Support Centre will not only significantly improve psychological and educational support for children and their families but will also broaden the scope for schools to take in children with various forms of autism.
The expert group of the Naked Heart Foundation and the Nizhny Novgorod City Education Department have selected six special schools to participate in the project. Teachers from these schools will have the opportunity to learn about: modern approaches to organising teaching; how to use children’s strengths when designing a teaching programme; the principles of setting up a learning environment, developing communication in non-verbal children, socialising children and assessing sensory integration; and how to evaluate a child’s skills and determine his/her learning objectives. School heads and teachers will also have the opportunity to learn about teaching children with ASD in St. Petersburg and will take part in the international forum “Every Child Deserves a Family”, dedicated to issues of autism.
About the programme creators: Naked Heart Foundation experts Svyatoslav Vasilievich Dovbnya, Paediatric Neurologist and Tatiana Yurevna Morozova, Clinical Psychologist, both leading Russian specialists on issues of children’s development and mental health.
Tatiana and Svyatoslav are involved in several international projects to develop support services for vulnerable families and children in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union; they are the co-founders of the St. Petersburg Early Intervention Institute; they are certified teachers for the UK Mellow Parenting programme; they have written training programmes and multiple publications; and they are consultants on a project carried out by the Government of the Nizhny Novgorov Region and KPMG to develop early intervention services.
StellaMagazine, Sunday TelegraphUK, 14 July 2013
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HelloMagazineUK #1286, 15 July 2013
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PEOPLE AND PARTIES
Best Dressed of the Week – 1/7/13
AN elegant antidote to the weekend’s Glastonbury revelry, the couture shows got off to a sleek and sophisticated start. At Dior the stars were on hand to support Raf Simons’ third couture outing – with the label’s muse, Jennifer Lawrence, leading the charge – while Rihanna was the star attraction at Chanel.
Natalia appears three times in the list.
Vogue UK, 04 July 2013
Day one, Dior.
Day two, Chanel.
MarieClaireFR, August 2013
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Daily Mail UK, 29 June 2013
For some reason nobody can understand yet, ANV Odds & Ends on Tumblr, never ever the ANV flagship (actually, a sort of failed experiment), is still, almost a year after its closing, one of the top search terms that bring viewers to this site everyday – EVERYDAY. It tops all others most of the time, including “Natalia Vodianova” and “ANV”. What’s with that? We’re all pretty much flabbergasted and clueless. To be honest, none of us really considered a comeback to Tumblr so soon, or ever, but the persistence of this single, almost bizarre piece of data, together with some nice emails to Claudio, made us reconsider the Tumblr veto altogether. After all, you can’t fight the website traffic statistics, much less the viewers/users/fans.
We don’t know yet who’ll be in charge of Odds & Ends yet, probably Claudio, if he’s well and up to it. Or me, or Alex, our third wheel, who’s by the way helping a lot around here. The idea is not so much to keep up with the news, as they happen, but rather to take ANV back to Tumblr, since this is a pretty clear request; and, of course, to flood the zone with some cool stuff that are… well… odds & ends by now.
So, as soon as the link appears on your Blogroll, we’re back in business. Stay tuned.
“Art for Life” Charity Auction, London, 24 June 2013
via Harper’sBazaarUK (Best Dressed 21 – 27 June)
“Art for Life” Charity Auction, London, 24 June 2013
HQ via VogueUK (Best Dressed of the Week ~ 28/06/2013)
Xposé Entertainment, 24 June 2013
Vogue UK, 24 June 2013
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L’Express#3233 Styles, France, 19 June 2013
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“The French Connection”, HarpersBazaarUK, July 2013
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with a powerhouse of british hi tech world Joanna Shields on our way to #foundersforum cocktail at downing street S)
12 June 2013 via NataSupernova Facebook
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June 6, 2013
BERLUTI: CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF FIRST LONDON MAISON
A small handful of attendees from the launch of Berluti’s first London Maison yesterday evening, which hasn’t been firmly pencilled in our diaries- so much as inscribed, in that scary way an emo teen might do with the object of their affection in a school work book. Criteria for making it into 10’s social posts- which yes, were we a weekly- I’d personally imagine as a messy DPS accompanied by ramblings (maybe even handwritten) of a fabulously glamorous but unnamed contributor with mild bevvy issues. 1. You’re directly related to the brand we’re currently lusting after- hence attending their par-tay. We need more of your talent to be OURS! Especially if you make shoes. We’re well known shoe pigs after all. 2. You’re a ‘friend of 10’- i.e someone that really matters in our world, who we see fit to bother on the regs for inspiration and/or gossip. 3. You’re REALLY hot, and we’ve had to google who you are and why you matter, but are including a picture of you anyway because- once more-you’re REALLY hot. Avid readers will know how to apply these to the enclosed. Consider this your pop quiz. And thanks Berluti for an ah-mazing eve. Just the tiniest of headaches this morning.
05 June 2013
Berluti Maison store opening
Time to swing your pants in an excited fashion. Berluti Maison has landed in London! In Conduit Street, if you must know. And for the official opening, all the cool socialites in town (the types that divide themselves between Paris and London) rolled up, popping in for tasty cocktails and a jolly good nose around. Natalia Vodianova caught up with Eva Herzigova and Alice Temperley, while boys Dan Stevens, Jack Guinness and Dinos Chapman nattered away in the corner. At closing time, they all upped sticks and followed Berluti Chief Executive Antoine Arnault down to the Blain|Southern Gallery for a private supper. Nom.
Natalia Vodianova at the London opening of Berluti Maison
via Tatler UK
05 June 2013
via Scene Magazine, June 2013