Monthly Archives: October 2012


Lars Danielsson playing the cello

A new project by outstanding Swedish musician Lars Danielsson will be presented this October to jazz fans in Kiev, Ukraine.

Violoncellist, contrabass and bass player Danielsson is most known as the leader of his own quartet and due to the collaboration with other artists.

Lars Danielsson’s most recent album Liberetto was recorded in 2011 with the participation of legendary pianist Tigran Hamasyana. In Kiev, the new programme will be presented in a trio format with another famous Pole pianist – Leszek Możdżer who is well know to jazz loving Ukrainian ladies and gentlemen.

Danielsson and Możdżer are old stage partners and they did several projects together. It is therefore highly likely that the concert will feature not only new, but also the time-tested compositions. The third member of the ensemble will be the drummer Magnus Öström, former member of the famous Esbjörn Svensson Trio.



A cover of Alisa’s last album Sabotage

The legendary rockers will present a new album in Kiev to their Ukrainian fans. It’s been only one year since their last album and now Alisa is presenting the new one – Sabotage.

Alisa was created in 1983 in Leningrad (today St Petersburg) and for all these years the musicians have easily managed to remain relevant and to surprise the audience.

The first album Alisa has released in 1985. It was one of the first Russian rock records released by the state record company Melodia. According to official numbers, the album was sold in over one million copies. The second album Alisa recorded only in three days. Today Alisa’s discography includes 18 studio albums plus a number of concert albums and hit collections.

In addition to the new material, the band will perform their famous hits that Ukrainian girls and boys love so much.

Russian rock band Alisa rocks the house in Kiev


Logo of Buona Italia - sponsor of Italian Food Festival

From the 18th October starts the fifth annual festival of traditional Italian cuisine Buona Italia. This year the festival is spreading from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Sochi and other Russian cities.

The festival is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Italy, the Italian Embassy in Russia, the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow.

The main action of the festival takes place in the best Italian restaurants of Russia, where a lot of gourmet Russian ladies like to dine. Each restaurant participating in the festival will offer their guests the menu using the famous products of Italian gastronomy.

According to organizers, this will allow all guests to “immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the Italian Carnival, vitality and enjoy the gifts of nature.”

The highlight of the opening ceremony will be the show by fashion house UOMO COLLEZIONI presenting their autumn-winter 2012 collection together with culinary stars – chefs of leading Italian restaurants. All this – accompanied by culinary fashion shows by chef Stefano Zaffrani.


Visitors of Italian Food Festival posing for a photo


Stunning Ukrainian Model at the Fashion Show wearing fur

Odessa Fashion Day will take place in the Korobchinsky’s art-centre this fall. The main event will take place on the 6 and 7 of September, with a Pre-Party on the 5, hosted by Ministerium Dogma Club. All the gorgeous women of Odessa and guests of the city are eager to see what this season’s Fashion Day will have to offer.

The guests will see the fashionable autumn shows of 2012. Do not confuse this event with Odessa Fashion Days – an international fashion week held in Odessa. Odessa Fashion Day is mostly collections of Odessa designers and designers from neighbouring cities and regions. A VIP event for the maximum 200 people, so if you travelling in Ukraine and have a chance to get the invitation – don’t miss it.


Models walking on a cat show


Fashion Week poster featuring beautiful Russian Woman

The highlight of this season – Fashion Week in St. Petersburg – will start on September 29 in the shopping centre “Gallery”, featuring world-known brands, top designers and stylists. Glamorous Russian ladies were waiting for this event the whole year.

Here you will get the chance to see fashion shows of the best known brands with beautiful Russian models, participate in master classes and lectures by famous stylists and designers. Fashion Week will host a photo exhibition of the famous Italian fashion photographer Andrea Varani, and the culmination of the Fashion Week – a visit of the outstanding fashion designer Takeshy Kurosawa with his new collection.

Fashion Week Challenge – a competition for young designers – will take place as part of the project. Anyone can participate in the Challenge regardless their professional education. The best collections will be shown on Gallery’s catwalk and evaluated by a qualified jury.

“The Gallery has become the provider of the European culture of shopping in St. Petersburg” – says the administration representative Elena Dedkova – “This season’s significant event for stylish girls and boys of St Petersburg will be the Gallery Fashion Week. It will allow all fans of fashion and style to learn more about new trends of the season and participate in fashion events.”


Russian Models on a cat walk in St Petersburg