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Creativity Takes Flight May 17, 2013

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Hello Everybody and Welcome to our Newsroom!

We are happy to announce the beginning of our “Perfect Pitch Media” Discussion Forum where you will meet our friends, colleagues and inspirational people from all over the World. We believe that all of our guests –from musicians, composers, or music recording studio owners to fashion designers, filmmakers, wellness professionals or ethical business developers are a truly moving creative force and are exemplary across borders, cultures and generations.

Our first guest is designer Daria Razumikhina- Russian born, London based Fashion Designer who was trained at Central St Martins, London (1995-1998) and launched her own label in 1999.We are grateful for an opportunity to introduce Daria and her fascinating enterprise to our readers and to share about our conversations that started about two months ago, and that will continue in the future.


I came across Daria’s fashionable skirts and tops when I was searching for an outfit, for my ongoing music recording sessions and for my upcoming (second) charity concert. I felt inspired by Daria’s work and some of the folkloric motifs that are an essential part of her clothes. Her creative design reminds me some familiar landscapes and colors from my childhood, and it speaks to me in the language of fairy tales and songs that I heard when I was a little girl.

” What Daria’s creativity made of” and “How she become an Artist and a Fashion Designer after having a prestigious education and a sound career in Journalism?”
Daria: “I grew up in Russia and I was educated in the Russian public school system in late 70s and early 80s when fashion design, sewing and cooking class was mandatory and was included in school curriculums countrywide. So, I created my “first sewing ‘project’ – my first skirt when I was 10 years old. Then I continued sewing throughout my following school years and into the University without naming it “Fashion Design” or my “Future Career”. After I graduated from the University with my PhD in Linguistics (1991) I start working as a political Journalist, often going to Chechnya and other areas to make my reports. I felt that I wouldn’t like doing this kind of work for a long period of time. So the change came when I got to London and when I was luckily accepted into the one of the most brilliant schools of Fashion Design- Central St Martins.

Me: “There are plenty of upcoming questions about your style, inspirational sources, your future plans and shows. When will I hear from you again?
Daria : “As soon as I am back from Spain “

Daria is Russian and was born in Moscow in 1965. She studied at Moscow State University and has a PhD in Linguistics (1991). She worked as an interpreter and journalist for foreign TV channels and newspapers before going to London to study Fashion Design. She was admitted to Central St Martins to study Fashion Print. After returning to Russia in 1998 she created her own label Razu Mikhina, her surname split in two. Her first show was held in Moscow in January 1999. Daria stages all her shows in Moscow.

Razu Mikhina exhibited at Pret-a-Porter Paris (Atmoshere sector), WHO’S NEXT and INDIGO (Paris), at London Designer’s Exhibition (London), WHITE (Milan), JFW International Fashion Fair (Tokyo) etc From 2000 to 2006 Razu MIkhina collaborated with the show room Glenos, Milan. (Stockists included Barneys NY, SAKS, Takashimaya NY (USA), 2Link and Cavalli&Nastri (Milan), Joyce (Hong Kong), Liberty and Browns (London), Victoire (Paris), The Bay (Canada), Barneys Japan, Aquagirl, Epoca, Isetan, Shiseido The Ginza (Japan), OFF& CO (Germany), Podium and Tsvetnoy (Moscow) etc… ) From 2007 Razu Mikhina concentrates on the Russian market.
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In Your Own Voice May 3, 2013

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“Because the Internet is a Medium, it doesn’t care whether it transmits love or hate. It is what you build….We can build things that diminish    humanity or build things that bring us to human flourishing”. Caterina Fake.


What things do you build?


Voice Loss Remedy- Sea Buckthorn Oil

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skin and voiceThe Food for Better Voice & Radiant Skin
• If you are concerned about voice loss -first of all, stop talking, especially on the phone, avoid yelling and do not whisper because your vocal chords will be experiencing even more tension.
• Simple voice loss remedies might include the following. Drink any milk along with mineral water. The best mineral water for this recipe would be “Borjomi” offered through selected Whole Food markets. This mineral water contains natural salts and many minerals that are essential for your well-being.
• Reading is very important. Dr. Oz in his book ” You being Beautiful” offered useful advice that is based on his true business expertise, relevant education and on decades of his sound experience.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is one of the most useful plants on Earth. Its orange colored berries are not only yummy; they are an unsurpassed natural source of vitamin E, A and several other carotenes. Sea Buckthorn, which contains vitamins B1, B2, K, and P has the quality of healing stomach ulcers, burns, sore throats, and voice loss, and it can also treat your skin so that it looks royally radiant. Take a 1/2 of a table spoon or 1 tea spoon of Sea Buckthorn Oil and swallow as slowly as possible or just let it run down your throat. For more tips click here and see the video clip.

If you have any further questions – just ask us.


Mikhail Baryshnikov-Dance This Way January 14, 2013

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The dancer-photographer tells about the value of yoga and fitness, about his new books on photography and he discusses his passion towards portraying the best moments in global modern dance.

Mr. Baryshnikov left the Soviet Union in 1974, and since then he has lived mostly in the United States. He is famous for contributing and working for the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, where he also served as an artistic director between 1980 and 1989. Since its creation the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation has been a major promoter and incubator of modern dance.

For many years Mikhail Baryshnikov has magnetized audiences with his dancing. At the same time, his creative journey have taken him well beyond the world of ballet—into sophisticated social circles, international ad campaigns and a stunning assortment of film, theater and television roles. His passion for music derives from his family heritage and he can surprise you by playing his favorite Frank Sinatra songs on his Grand Steinway or by dancing to the tunes of this legendary jazz guru.

M. Baryshnikov believes that Yoga brings lightness as opposed to darkness and that yoga and gym exercise are important for everyday wellbeing:

“I do dance class every day, but now I’ve also started to do yoga and gym, just to get my muscle tone and especially my torso a bit more in tune. I feel lighter. I don’t drink milk, and I don’t eat bread, pasta or rice. But I eat a lot of meat, chicken, fish and salads.
”We would not ask Mr. Baryshnikov what kind of Yoga he practices because we assume that his “fitness/yoga program” might be as kickass and unique as his own personality.


Recently, Mr. Baryshnikov has put more of his talent and creative energy into photography, which has resulted in his solo exhibition “Dance This Way,” and a few books. For the first time, he displayed a solo exhibition of photographs of dancers from around the world, in Miami’s Gary Nader Art Centre in 2012.

You might be inquiring about what would drive such an accomplished dancer, a movie star, an administrator and choreographer to try to become a serious photographer?

“Interesting question,” said Mikhail in one of his interviews,  “Quatrième Jeunesse (a fourth youth)? To reassure myself that I’m still interested in dance? When I’m photographing this, I’m falling in love again with the dance.”

Well , good luck and  Happy Birthday to you.


Yoga and Meditation, Part II, Refresh your vision. March 11, 2012

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It is not a secret that many people joined the yoga community to get rid of their physical, mental or emotional shortcomings and develop better stability and even better credibility within the yoga world. There is no harm in pursuing this path unless you want to prosper by destroying others.

A Few Tips on Daily Yoga Practice and Yoga Etiquette that will create calmness and free you from stress

1. Find time to practice yoga or any type of physical exercise daily. Do not forget to be creative, listen to music, or dance to the words of your favorite song.
2. Introduce yoga or fitness to your best friends, family and coworkers so that you can create a community of like-minded people.
3. Read good, quality books on alignment, anatomy, and proper food and diet choices for you and your significant people. (Feel free to read any books on yoga or scoliosis, but it will not bring your any mental clarity or improve your physical wellbeing and emotional stability until you will align your psyche to the universal principle of compassion and welcome some yoga “theory “ that is suitable for your personal needs). What books you choose to read is your individual choice; therefore do not rely on screaming “experts” and dominative yoga assistants with their questionable opinions.
4. Practice, Practice and Practice.
5. What should you do when you have sisters, brothers, nephews or cousins around your house while you are practicing your asana? Invite them to join your Sun Salutation and teach them some healthy poses rooted in proper body alignment and joy. (more…)


Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful. March 7, 2012

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Irina Sheik appeared in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. March 2012.

We are here to introduce a woman who strives for beauty and compassion, and who is not an ill-willed gossip but a stunning reality.
Irina Shayk (Sheik) is a Russian model known for her 2007 – 2012 appearances in the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”. Irina was the cover model for the 2011 issue. She inherited her competitive spirit and her gorgeous look from her Russian mother and her Tatar-(Mongolian) father.
Irina started her career relatively late for a model. When she was 19 years old (and working at a beauty salon in Russia) she was discovered by her future manager, and soon after that she began modeling in Paris.

In 2007 she worked for “Intimissimi” and in the same year debuted in the annual “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”. Other works include the “Victoria’s Secret” catalog, “Lacoste” and “Cesare Paciotti”. Her magazine covers include “Annabelle”, “Bolero”, “Woman”, “Vanity Fair” “Jalousie”, and “Paris Capital”. On May 2009 she signed with the modeling agency IMG.
In the spring and summer of 2010 Irina modeled for “Armani Exchange”. She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine, and “Glamour” Spain awarded her “Best International Model of 2010”. (more…)


Beyonce’ public breastfeeding March 3, 2012

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Thousands of mothers will follow singer Beyoncé and her initiative: Singer and young mother Beyoncé added fuel to the fire in a stormy debate about the permissibility and correctness of breastfeeding in public places: Beyoncé began to feed her darling daughter Ivy Blue right in a bustling Manhattan cafe!

Recently, Beyoncé, with Blue Ivy in her arms and accompanied by her husband Jay-Z, appeared in the elite cafe Sant Ambroeus, which is in West Village (Manhattan). The family had lunch, after which Beyoncé began breast-feeding her baby at the table directly in front of visitors and staff. It would not hurt for businesses to think about mothers, and give them a place where a mother could breast-feed her baby in privacy, without sacrificing her own interests, family plans or dignity. (more…)