Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia--ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
This weekend the ISU 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final took place in the city of Fukuoka, Japan at the Marine Messe Fukuoka indoor sporting arena. This is where the six highest point-earning skaters from each discipline (Ladies, Men's, Pairs, Ice Dance) from the Grand Prix season got to show their "stuff" and compete for the top Grand Prix of Figure Skating prize.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Mock Neck Yuna: South Korean skater Yuna Kim skating to her Free Skate--ISU 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb
This weekend, Olympic and world champion Yuna Kim won Gold at a minor event in Zagreb, Croatia--the ISU 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb--with a score of 204.49 points. This total score was only beaten by one skater during the Grand Prix of Figure Skating season.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Earthly Goddess: Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich from Venezuela--Miss Earth 2013 Pageant, Versailles Palace Philippines
The 13th edition of the Miss Earth Pageant Finals was held tonight at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntilupa City Philippines. Eighty-eight contestants from all over the world competed and the winner was "Miss Earth Venezuela" Alyz Henrich. This win comes on the heels of "Miss Venezuela" Gabriela Isler also winning the "Miss Universe 2013" title last month in Moscow Russia. So, it's two-for-two for Venezuela!
Friday, December 06, 2013
Chartreuse Queen: Yuna Kim of Korea, Short Program Costume at 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb
Yuna Kim--or Kim Yuna--the Olympic and World Champion; skated in competition today at the 46th Annual Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia. She got the HIGHEST SHORT PROGRAM SCORE for all Ladies competitor during this 2013-2014 season. The Golden Spin of Zagreb, by the way, is a senior international figure skating competition. A lot of lower-level skaters from many countries usually show up but in this edition, the Olympic champion made an appearance much to the delight of figure skating fans.
Yuna Kim of Korea--2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb
So far, she's only skated her Short Program so I want to discuss--naturally--her costume for that. Kim skated to “Send in the Clowns” in a chartreuse colored costume featuring stretch lace over nude illusion mesh and covered with multicolored crystal top section, long chiffon sleeves and chiffon multi-layered skirt.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Glove Happy: Russian figure skater Elena Radionova Hilton HHonors Skate America 2013 and Peter Liebers of Germany at Cup of China 2013
This past season of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2013-2014 was an exciting one, especially in regards to the costumes. If you've been keeping up with my blog here, you know I LOVE Figure Skating and yes, more importantly, discussing the Figure Skating Costumes. I've talked about all the Grand Prix--Hilton HHonors Skate America, Skate Canada, NHK Trophy, Lexus Cup of China, Trophée Eric Bompard and the Rostelecom Cup/Cup of Russia and the Finals are coming up this week/weekend in Fukuaka Japan.
In advance of the Grand Prix Finals, I wanted to discuss a certain costume trend I noticed this season: It was all about gloves as THE accessory DE RIGUEUR for Figure Skating Costumes, more so than ever it seemed. Whether it was just to keep your hands warm or as some skaters have mentioned, to keep them from cutting their hands on their blades, gloves were "featured" as part of the costumes in all the disciplines but primarily in the Ladies, Men, and Ice Dance. So, with that in mind, I wanted to do a Trend Alert for GLOVES in the Grand Prix 2013-2014. I am sure that I missed some skaters that also wore gloves (besides the ones below) but I could only fit so many in one posting so my apologies if I didn't include any that you--the faithful NICKVERREOS.COM reader--might have also remembered...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Model Winner:16 year-old Eva Kimklova from the Czech Republic, Elite Model Look International Winner
Last week was the World Final and 30th Edition of Elite Model Look International Contest, the "Miss Universe" of finding the next top model of the world. Over 60 young models from all over the world competed for the coveted title. The contest was held in Shenzhen China, a city in Southern China, just north of Hong Kong.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
GURL!!!! Evening Gown NOT--Miss Sierra Leone Mariatu Dukuray and Miss Chinese Taipei Lyu Ying Li wore some Evening Gown "Uh Oh's!"--Miss Earth 2013 Evening Gown Final Competition
All Photos Courtesy of Miss Earth Pageant Facebook
As you read in my last post, the 2013 Miss Earth beauty pageant is happening and last night was the Evening Gown Final Competition--one of the important preliminary contests in the calendar for the finals coming up on December 7th...