All posts tagged: Russia

Top 5 Break-Out Athletes at the Winter Olympics!

Meryl Davis and Charlie White: It seems as if these two skated their way right out of a Disney movie. Their beautiful and inspiring performances have made this pair become the figure skating royalty. They won the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, but they were aiming for gold in 2014. Davis and White enlisted the help of Dancing with the Stars champion Derrick Hough to help them bring more ballroom technique to their program. The Ice Dancing Duo won gold at Sochi, beating their Canadian rivals, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. This is the first EVER gold that the U.S has won in Olympic Ice Dancing! Check out their ballroom inspired Gold medal winning routine performed at the US Figure Skating Championship Yulia Lipnitskaya: This is the first Olympics for 15-year-old Lipnitskaya. She debuted at the Olympics with her flawless performance during the new team competition. She became the youngest skater to ever win the European Championships in January.  Her biggest strength is her elasticity and her spins. Although she had falls in her …

Kourosh Babaian: Behind the Janique Collection

Manhattan, New York-based fashion designer, Kourosh Babaian, graced the runway with his meticulously detailed creations during New York Fashion Week. The world is no stranger to the thirteen-year-old Janique women’s collection. From the United States and South America to Japan, Russia and the Middle East, there are over 300 Janique stores worldwide. For a line that balances femininity with seductive taste and focused on sophistication, Janique is a perfect name, for it means ‘woman’ in a Persian dialect. After his Janique Fashion Show, Babaian proudly stepped into the YHM spotlight to talk about his inspirations as a fashion designer and his collection. Fashion design was not his initial career choice. Before Babaian pursued a career in design, he aspired to be on Broadway. With his love of the arts and creative mind, Babaian found his niche in the fashion industry. “Fashion seemed to be something I could do and it’s something I loved doing,” Babaian said. “I’m actually glad I ended up in fashion. According to Babaian, Janique Fashion Week is the most momentous moment of …