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Clipping: Love Ball Riviera, Monaco, 27 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.

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Clipping: French Riviera










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.

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Clipping: Upcoming, The Moscow Marathon, Moscow, 25 August 2013


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

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Image Clipping (recap): Naked Heart Foundation, Moscow, 09 July 2013


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.

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In Magazines: StellaTelegraphUK, 14 July 2013

StellaMagazine,  Sunday TelegraphUK, 14 July 2013

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In Magazines: HelloMagazineUK #1286, 15 July 2013

HelloMagazineUK #1286, 15 July 2013

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In Magazines: MujerHoy July 2013


06 jul 2013
Mujer hoy – L. R. Bastida

Con su perfecto rostro en forma de corazón, sus enormes ojos de un azul cristalino, la misma tez aterciopelada que el pétalo de una rosa y una sonrisa cándida y rebosante de templanza, Natalia Vodianova podría haber sido cualquier princesa en un cuento de hadas. La vida escogió por ella y la convirtió en Cenicienta. Una que ha pasado de sobrevivir vendiendo fruta en las calles de una ciudad industrial a conquistar las pasarelas de todo el planeta; de poseer un solo abrigo para superar todos los crudos inviernos rusos a compartir su vida con el heredero del mayor imperio de la moda de lujo.

A los 31 años, Natalia todavía embelesa con su conmovedora belleza eslava a fotógrafos, estilistas y editores de moda, que no se cansan de convertirla en la reina de sus portadas. Mientras, su infancia y su adolescencia, marcadas por la miseria y la enfermedad de su hermana Oksana, que nació con parálisis cerebral, alimentan el mito. Es imposible no preguntarle por su pasado. Natalia empezó a trabajar con 15 años para sacar adelante a su familia: su madre y sus dos hermanas, todas de distintos padres. Y es la prueba viviente de que las dificultades vitales imprimen carácter. El suyo está marcado por la determinación y la responsabilidad, la compasión y el orgullo. No tiene ningún reparo en hablar de esa época. “Entonces estaba demasiado ocupada viviendo el presente como para preocuparme del futuro. Solo tenía la esperanza de que, de alguna forma, y a pesar de mis escasas perspectivas en la vida, todo iba a salir bien”, le cuenta a Mujer hoy.

Y todo salió de maravilla. No hubo descubrimiento casual en la frutería, como cuenta otra leyenda, sino trabajo duro, como todo en su vida. “A los 17 años, un novio que tenía me dijo que probara con la carrera de modelo y me apunté a una agencia para que me enseñaran el oficio. Para mí, era inimaginable que algo así pudiera funcionar, pero alguien me seleccionó para ir a París y entonces me di cuenta de que realmente podía ser una opción”, recuerda. Le dijeron que era imprescindible que aprendiera inglés. Le puso tanto empeño que lo consiguió en solo tres meses. Y nada más desembarcar en París, se metió en el bolsillo a toda la profesión. Omnipresente desde entonces en todos los desfiles, su imagen ha estado unida a varias firmas de moda y, desde 2008, representa el ideal de belleza de Guerlain. “Formar parte de esta casa legendaria me ha hecho darme cuenta de lo que la palabra consistencia significa de verdad. Desde hace 180 años, Guerlain conserva su legado de lujo y elegancia, pero también ofrece innovación. Y eso, a pesar de lo difícil que es mantenerse en la cima en estos tiempos”, afirma. El amor es mutuo. Olivier Echaudemaison, director creativo de la firma, asegura que, en su casi medio siglo de profesión, “jamás había trabajado con una piel tan maravillosa como la de Natalia. Tiene más de 30 años y su rostro mantiene la frescura de una adolescente”.

Pese a su físico juvenil, Vodianova no es una niña. Es una mujer decidida a trascender más allá de su entorno y una madre con la firme determinación de educar de la mejor manera a sus hijos. Lucas Alexander (11 años), Neva (6 años) y Viktor (5 años) son lo más importante en su vida y quiere estar ahí para encargarse de que se conviertan en personas íntegras y honradas. “Son mi mayor orgullo y pasar tiempo con ellos es mi prioridad absoluta. Por eso evito trabajar en fines de semana y adapto mis vacaciones para que coincidan con las suyas”, nos cuenta. Los tres son fruto de su relación con el aristócrata y multimillonario británico Justin Portman, hermano del vizconde de Portman y dueño de ingentes cantidades de suelo en el centro de Londres. Se conocieron cuando Natalia tenía solo 18 años. A los 19 ya estaba embarazada de su primer hijo y a los 20 se casaban en una ceremonia ortodoxa en Moscú.

Todo sin bajarse de las pasarelas y sin dejar de posar hasta el último minuto de su embarazo para fotógrafos como Mario Testino (que la llama cariñosamente Supernova, un apodo que ha retomado para su presencia en las redes sociales) o diseñadores como Marc Jacobs. Su relación con Portman ha durado una década. Anunciaron su separación en 2011 y, a día de hoy, se niega a explicar las razones. Aunque ahora comparte felizmente su vida en París con Antoine Arnault, director general de Berluti y uno de los hijos destinados a sustituir al poderoso Bernard Arnault, propietario del grupo LVMH, el mayor conglomerado de lujo del mundo.

Pero Natalia no se deja cegar por la opulenacia que la rodea y se empeña en devolver a la sociedad parte de su buena suerte. Hace ocho años puso en marcha una asociación benéfica con la que intenta mejorar la condiciones de vida de los niños de su país, “para que puedan disfrutar de una infancia mejor que la mía”. Naked Heart Foundation nació tras la masacre de la escuela de Beslan. En 2004, un grupo terrorista supuestamente checheno asaltó un colegio en esta localidad en Osetia del Norte, en Rusia. La tragedia se saldó con más de 370 muertos, 180 de ellos niños. Natalia estaba ese día en Moscú y siguió el suceso en estado de shock, pegada a la televisión. “En el viaje de vuelta a Nueva York no podía parar de llorar”, relata. Sus deseos por aportar algo a los supervivientes se acabó convirtiendo en un propósito mucho más firme y realista: Naked Heart ha construido ya más de 300 parques infantiles en toda Rusia, y varios más en Reino Unido y Brasil. El dinero lo consigue, desde hace cinco años, gracias a un acontecimiento social al que todo el mundo desea acudir: sus “Love Balls”, unos espectaculares bailes benéficos en los recauda millones de euros gracias a la subasta de obras de arte.

Una modelo entregada

Los ha celebrado en Londres, Moscú, en la campiña francesa y en la Riviera, donde tuvo lugar el último, denominado The Beach Ball, y que coincidió con el festival de cine de Cannes. Los empezó a montar con la ayuda de la diseñadora Diane von Furstenberg, “mi ejemplo en la vida, la mujer en la que me gustaría convertirme algún día”, añade. Von Furstenberg tiene aún mejores palabras para la modelo e incluso un premio, el DVF, que otorga Naciones Unidas bajo el auspicio de la diseñadora y que le acaba de conceder a Natalia por su trabajo solidario. “Ahora le quiero dar un nuevo giro a la fundación –nos explica–. Hemos empezado un segundo programa, “Cada niño se merece una familia”, porque en Rusia hay miles de ellos abandonados en orfanatos debido a que sus padres no pueden hacerse cargo de ellos”. Rostro hermoso, corazón limpio, impulso compasivo. Sin duda todas las virtudes de una princesa de cuento de hadas.

“El maquillaje te protege”

“Mi abuela es mi icono de estilo”, explica Vodianova a Mujer hoy. “Ella me lo ha enseñado todo”. Siguiendo su consejo, Natalia también limpia cuidadosamente su rostro todos los días. “Y lo hidrato con Super Aqua, la línea de Guerlain por cuya eficacia soy capaz de jurar”. Su entusiasmo por las piezas maestras de la marca es contagioso. Por supuesto, su fragancia es Shalimar. Pero también “he aprendido que ponerte una base de maquillaje es como vestirte, te protege como la ropa. Si quiero ir natural, me doy un toque de Terracotta”. Para los compromisos sociales prefiere algo sofisticado: “Máscara Cils d’Enfer y Rouge Automatique. Me encanta el colorido de las barras de la colección de verano y me he enamorado de los polvos Terra Ora”.

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In Magazines: HelloMagazineUK #1285, 13 July 2013


HelloMagazineUK 1285, 13 July 2013

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In Magazines: Victoire/Belgium, 22 June 2013

Victoire, Belgium, 22 June 2013

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In Magazines: MarieClaireFrance, August 2013

MarieClaireFR, August 2013

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Clipping: Help


Daily Mail UK, 29 June 2013


Clipping: Passion

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Clipping: Paris, pain au chocolats and pregnancies

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Clipping: More than money

Xposé Entertainment, 24 June 2013


Clipping: Fighting Talk

Vogue UK, 24 June 2013


In Magazines: Elle Belgique, July 2013

Elle Belgique, July 2013

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In Magazines: Elle Belgique, July 2013


Ce vendredi 21 juin sort une édition #collector du #ELLEBelgique avec TOUTES nos tuyaux  Foncez le chercher, @beaercolini a dit qu’elle ferait des dédicaces … #onvousjure

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In Magazines: Elle Belgique, July 2013 cover preview


Elle Belgique July 2013 cover preview

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In Magazines: L’Express#3233 Styles, France, 19 June 2013




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L’Express#3233 Styles, France, 19 June 2013

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In Magazines: GQ France, July 2013



GQ France, July 2013

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In Magazines: ElleFrance, 14 Juin 2013, Belle du Soleil

“Belle du Soleil”, ElleFrance #3520, 14 Juin 2013

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Clipping: The Naked Heart Foundation Benefit Set for July in Monaco


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Clipping: Dressing down


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Image Clipping: Opening of Berluti Maison, London, 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

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05 June 2013


Clipping: Storyteller

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In Magazines: GlamourFR, July 2013

GlamourFR, July 2013

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In Magazines: GlamourFrance July 2013 preview


Natalia Vodianova #newglamour sortie le 3 juin.

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In Magazines: GlamourFrance July 2013 preview


Tadam ! Votre nouveau numéro prochainement en kiosque, avec… Natalia Vodianova ! Pour vous abonner désormais sur tablette ou recevoir votre magazine dans votre boîte aux lettres, c’est ici : 

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In Magazines: ElleBelgie June 2013

ElleBelgïe, June 2013

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In Magazines: ElleFrance, Une Journée Avec, 24 May 2013


“Une Journée Avec”, ElleFrance, 24 May 2013