First ever event in Norway – Miss Vestfold Lithuanian Beauty

At the beginning I would like to thank my dearest friend Ilona (IS STUDIO) who set off a sparkle to this event and was one of its organizators along with the VLB. She is an amazing person not talking about her professional hairdresser’s skills and attitude. She is the example of the I-CAN-DO-IT woman and I love her so much  .. So… it all started from Ilona’s thought to make a photo session of her and some girls who could present her unique hair styles and hair dos…she said “Ausra, come visit me, I’ve missed you so much…” and just look how far it got!  Miss Vestfold Lithuanian Beauty contest… So many people got involved and of course – a big thanks to all of them.  This event took place in Sandefjord, Norway, October 5, 2013.  A big and spacious cinema building was almost full of curious audience which later on appeared to be a friendly and warm one to all of the performers. The beautilicious contestants were brought to the event by the charming boys on their motorbikes. Later on the girls performed a dance on stage, talked about themselves, demonstrated evening gowns and wedding dresses and looked awesomely stunning ..believe me – Lithuanian girls ARE beautiful inside out. I was in the back stage. I  saw them excited and not so much, determined and scared, happy and nervous, lost and found.. but they always looked beautiful and were nice and friendly to each other 😉 Besides the beauty contest, Ensemble di nuovo choir,Muna dance and Lithuanian singer’s Mindaugas Mickevicius -Mino live performances fired up the show for sure.  My colleague Liudas Masys and I had a great time capturing the moments. It’s not a secret that a hairstyle show, held by Ilona and her team, was my favorite. I saw all the preparations and hard work put into it. There were two handsome men with their hair dyed in bright red, white and black colors, ’cause these were the core colors of IS Studio run by Ilona. And there were 4 lovely ladies with elegant, provocative and high-tuned hair dos filled with flowers or even chilly peppers. It’s amazing what you can do with your imagination , Ilona! 😉 Loved it to bits. These photos will come later. Oh, you should have seen kids’ hairstyles show! Cuty cuties.. they just bribed the audience.  The final chord sounded out loudly when a beauty princess crown laid down onto Evelina Janulionyte’s head who appeared to be the Miss Public as well. I loved what the event host said – “all of you ladies on stage are the winners because you are here, not there” – pointing to the audience 🙂 But really, when I think, it took courage to get here, especially when this was the first Lithuanian beauty contest in Norway and not many expected such a joyful and interesting event. Well done to you all! I didn’t do a thing to make this evening happen and that is why I am grateful and happy about everything.  A veryyyyy tiny bit of photos are here… looking forward to get back to London to finish and present the rest ones as this beautiful country has a strange feature – you come, you forget the internet, you “get lost” and you love it 😉 With love.. Ausra.

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London Fashion Week and the PPQ show

I am not much of a fashionista but I do like watching ones 🙂 So, last night I had a great opportunity to visit one of the London Fashion Week shows. A big thanks to Margarita who made it possible. It was a real buzz going on there and despite the drizzle, which made me go and blow dry my hair couple of times, it was still exciting. Ok, so this post will be only about  MY point of view and my impressions. All the official stuff can be easily found on Google 😉 Well, to be honest, I didn’t know how to behave at this kind of event, what to wear, what to bring.. but I was curious! So why not? My camera was with me and my famous 2-quid flash 🙂 I was secure. This time I was afraid to be late (remembering my first fail :)) so I came…three hours earlier :)) Also I wanted to look around, watch and learn. It took a while for me to find out where and what I had to wait for but…it was just a matter of time. So, in the middle of the Somerset House, that’s where all the official venues of London Fashion Week took place, I felt so little and a little lost but for sure – happy! And I was wondering what were all these people thinking at that moment. The models who posed by the wall, the others rushing somewhere, smoking, watching the big screen showing the re-watch of the last catwalk shows here, and those who came just to show off or just went by.. I like watching people. Especially the strangers.. I don’t have to communicate with them – they don’t have time for it, I can relax, watch and capture their moments. Maybe you’ll find yourself on a spot if you were there.. 

So I waited for my colleague Sart Photography there, the rain got heavier. I was soaking wet..and cold, but still..not long to go. When she came we were ready to go inside the catwalk building, watch the PPQ show where they presented their spring/summer 2014 collection. Umm.. I won’t try to please someone by telling that I know who they are.. I told you, I don’t know anything about fashion world! I just like colors, people and good times! 🙂 But of course.. I imagined this meant something big to someone and I respect it. I even got lucky to stand close to Ellie Goulding  and realizing it later.. Beginner’s luck 😉 So, I was not surprised that to get into the catwalk show would not be so easy and we were unsure if we would get in or not until the last minute but luckily we got through and the show started in 5 minutes, lasted for 13 minutes (on the 13th of September! Friday :)) and we were asked to leave after 10 minutes 🙂 It’s so funny.. but really, sometimes you wait for something to happen for sooo long and when it happens you are not able to get it.. 🙂 This I learned earlier, that’s why I thank God for ALL my moments, waiting or not – it’s life! And it’s beautiful! Have a look 😉 You’ll find more photos on Facebook a bit later. Feel free to leave a comment. Sincerely yours..


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