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Going for Gold

    In preparation for the Golden Globes soiree I’ll be attending tonight, I perused my closet for something to wear. I wanted to wear gold, of course. Unfortunately, my closet is pretty much a sea of black! I guess I’ll have to rely on accessories (a.k.a. costume jewelry!). Perhaps my beautiful friend, jewelry designer WendyB will let me borrow something REAL as she so graciously does from time to time.

    Siobhan perma-stacked ring in 18K yellow gold, diamonds, pink saphhires, ruby
    by Wendy Brandes

    Last week, I wrote about a pair of shoes I wanted and how I put pictures of things I covet on my fridge or bulletin board, etc. Well, I came across this photo I ripped out of a 2007 magazine (I didn’t make a note of it, but my best guess would be Italian Vogue). This stunning body suit (below) is the creation of Russian designer Igor Chapurin. Believe it or not, it’s actually stretch jersey printed to look like molten gold. I was and still am, blown away. I want it. I also want the models mile high legs!

    stretch jersey body suit - Igor Chapurin, 2007
    Igor Chapurin was born in 1969 in Belarus. His parents ran a sewing factory and his grandfather was a specialist in the production of linen, so it’s not hard to see how Chapurin became interested in fashion. In 1992, he won a competition for young fashion designers in Paris. In 1993, he created dresses for the Miss Europe, Miss World and Miss Universe contests. Chapurin, who has long been called the “Russian Armani,” showed his first collection in 1995 which he titled "To Russia with Love".

    Chapurin is a multi-talented, creative mind. He is a theatre lover and has designed not only costumes for plays, but entire sets, lighting and decorations for several productions. He was the first Russian fashion designer to be invited by the Bolshoi Theatre to design the costumes and stage sets for the ballet. Chapurin partnered in his first jewelry line in 2000 and in 2003 he did the same with a furniture and home accessories collection called Chapurincasa. In 2005 he launched Chapurinrg, a ski wear line. He regularly shows his RTW collections at Paris fashion week(s), so be on the look-out for his Fall show the first week in March!