In recent years, Ms. Bushyhead studied sketching with a professional tutor on anatomy, dress/shoe design and portraiture, and earned a degree in fashion merchandising and design, sewing/dressmaking andcosmetology/esthetics. Using her own technique of applying Swarovski crystals to her designs, Ms. Bushyhead created a dress for a fashion show in Georgia themed: “Beauty will survive the world.” She applied over 2,000 Swarovski stones by handdepicting the map of Georgia and the phrase “I love my Georgia!” The flowing dress represents the Georgian National Grape Tree.
Ms. Bushyhead designed a line of baby clothes which was presented in a nationally televised fashion show, as well as swimsuits for all contestants in the famous “Elite Model Look” competition. She designed the cocktail dress worn by Miss Georgia in the Miss World 2009 pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Bushyhead was a judge in the Miss Georgia 2009 pageant, as well as designing the swimsuits worn by the contestants. She served as costume designer for a major motion picture in Tbilisi, and also made an appearance in the movie as an actress playing a Georgian designer.
In December 2010 Ms. Bushyhead was honored as Georgian National Television’s “Extraordinary Guest of the Year”, and was named one of the Georgia’s top 20 successful women in a nationally televised event.
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