Don’t forget to watch Natalia presenting at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw today. Click here to see where you can watch the show live.
The show of the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ will be presented by supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova and TV presenter Dmitry Shepelev. The pair will guide the global audience in more than 100 countries and territories through a programme introducing football fans to Russia’s rich culture. The exciting ceremony to determine the qualifying groups for the tournament will take place on 25 July at the Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg, with the draws of five of the six confederations to be conducted by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.
“I am very glad that the World Cup is finally coming to Russia and our exciting journey is just about to start with the Preliminary Draw in Saint Petersburg,” said Vodianova. “As a mother of four children, I know just what the World Cup means. I am sure that on 25 July many football fans all over the world will be inspired not only to support their teams on the road to 2018, but will also enjoy learning more about my country.”
‘The Dream’ will be the leitmotif of the Preliminary Draw show, which is set to kick off at 18.00 local time (17.00 CET) and last two hours. The Konstantin Palace, which is currently an official location for top government meetings, international forums and congresses, will welcome 2,000 guests, including representatives from around 140 member associations, football icons, leading sports officials, renowned artists and celebrities. Around 700 media representatives, representing every continent, are set to cover the Preliminary Draw on-site.
“I remember as kids we used to kick a ball about outside pretending to be legends like Roberto Baggio, Romario, Zinedine Zidane and other World Cup heroes,” said Shepelev. “I’d fantasise about scoring a goal in front of a sea of adoring fans. Later, I began to dream about attending a World Cup as a supporter. But presenting the draw show? That is beyond any dream I’ve ever had. I am positive that the show the Local Organising Committee and Channel One Russia have in store for us will delight guests and draw participants. As for me, I promise to work as hard as a striker trying to score in the World Cup Final!”
Natalia Vodianova, Russian Supermodel and philanthropist with her own foundation, has been one of the world’s most prominent supermodels for the last 15 years. She established her own charitable organisation in 2004 that works in Russia and supports families raising children with special needs. In 2010, Natalia was part of the official Russian delegation presenting the bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Dmitry Shepelev was born in Minsk and is a Channel One Russia presenter. Dmitry’s experience includes working on Eurovision 2009 in Moscow, which earned him the TEFI award from the Russian Academy of Television.
Calvin Klein Fragrances is feeling Euphoria. The decade-old brand adds the limited-edition Euphoria Essence for Women and Euphoria Essence for Men in August, along with an advertising campaign that heralds the return of Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, who was the face of the first Euphoria campaign a decade ago.
“We are in a continual quest to make the Calvin Klein fragrance brand relevant to consumers throughout the world,” noted Steve Mormoris, chief marketing officer for fragrances at Coty Inc., which holds the Calvin Klein fragrance license. Mormoris noted that rather than create new freestanding brands, the company has instead chosen to take its strategic pillars — Eternity, Euphoria, CK One and Obsession — and mining the equity in them. “That’s a big change for us.”
As reported, Coty will also launch a permanent masterbrand for Eternity, called Eternity Now, in July. Updates to CK One and Obsession are expected in 2016.
Euphoria Essence for Women, by Yves Cassar and Jean Marc Chaillan of International Flavors & Fragrances, is a fruity floriental with top notes of raspberry, pink pepper, blackberry; a heart of exotic orchid, muguet and jasmine absolute, and a drydown of cashmere wood, patchouli heart and white chocolate accord. A 3.4 oz. eau
Taking place during London Fashion Week, supermodel Natalia Vodianova will be teaming up with Instagirl Karlie Kloss to host the biggest funfair the city has ever seen! In aid of Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation, the World’s First Fabulous Fund Fair will feature everything from face painting with Pat McGrath to Christian Louboutin’s ‘High Heeled Olympics’. Added to this a Supermodel Kissing Booth, Karlie’s Kookies, veggie hot dogs by Stella McCartney, and magic tricks by Dynamo – what more could you want? “This funfair will have all the elements that excited and thrilled us when we were children,” gushed Natalia, ”but it will also involve all the brands and personalities that we love as adults, making it an absolutely FABULOUS FUN FAIR!” That’ll be 2 tickets, please!
A few days ago Natalia attended the Christian Dior Front Row at Paris Fashion Week for womenswear 2015. 36 high quality images have been added to the gallery from the event
Appearances and Events > 2014 > Christian Dior Paris Fashionweek Womenswear SS15
Appearances and Events > 2014 > Special Olympics Opening Ceremony
A committed supporter of the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, Natalia met with many of the Russian athletes competing in this year’s event, following the ceremony. Natalia said: “It’s a great pleasure and a big honour to be at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games.
The rest of the interview can be read here on the Hello! website
Apologies for the delay in adding these but time has been rather limited lately but anyway I have added 54 high quality images from the event to the gallery
Appearances and Events > 2014 > Chovgan Twilight Polo Gala