Ladies Classic and Men Slashed: (L to R) Canada's Alaine Chartrand and Russia's Sergei Voronov, both in their Free Skate Costumes--2014 Rostelecom Cup, Moscow Russia
This past weekend was the fourth of six ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events/competitions--the 2014 Rostelecom Cup, named after Russia's leading long-distance telephone provider and telecommunications giant. Also known as the Cup of Russia, the Rostelecom Cup was held in Moscow, Russia (of course), at the Small Sports Arena of Luzhniki.
Let's begin with the LADIES:
España for sure! I liked this costume but what threw me off were the ice skates. I wish that they were white. Not sure why, but something about the beige/nude color threw me off. Especially against her bold black and coral colored costume. I know she can't change the color based on her costume, but white would have worked better in my eyes.
HERE. However, I realized, she changed her costume. For this weekend's Rostelecom Cup, she wore this white with black trim costume in the top photo whereas the Cup of China costume is the one right above. Ashley skated in China only 1 week ago. So, it makes sense for her to have another option. I, personally wouldn't want to wear the same STINKY costume I wore the weekend before. Maybe that's why she had another choice. I like the Cup of China one better. What do you guys think?
MEN: I have already discussed many of the MEN costumes of this season's Grand Prix including...
HERE . The one thing that he did (costume) different was to (Thank Goodness!) remove these Band-Aid like things that were part of his Skate America 2014 costume pants as you can see from the bottom photo above.
Javier Fernandez: I've talked about Javi's Free Skate costume to "Barber of Seville" already--click HERE in my 2014 Skate Canada Costume Recap blog
Max Aaron: I've commented on Max's Free Skate costume HERE in my 2014 Skate Canada Costume blog.
"I Did It My Way" performed by Frank Sinatra, "L.O.V.E." by Nat King Cole, and "I Love You Baby" performed by Frank Sinatra. Ivan wore a navy metallic blue, silver vest/jacket, black pants, white dress shirt and black gloves costume for this Free Skate. There was A LOT to this but I enjoyed it.
"Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (soundtrack) by Michel Legrand: Misha skated his Free Skate to this music wearing an original costume featuring a top with the tagline "If It Takes Forever. I Will Wait For You". There was also a face and crystals in the top. I loved this costume. While he was skating, I wanted to read his shirt and wanted to know more.
"It's a Men's World" by James Brown, "Come Together" by Marcus Miller, "At Last" by Kenny G and "Big Time Boppin’ (Go Man Go)" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy--He wore a slashed long sleeve top (with nude illusion lining) and leather-like Lycra pants with ribbed knit knee details. This look was very "out there" but it worked for the music and his skate.
**Up Next: 2014 Rostelecom Cup PAIRS and ICE DANCE Costume Recap Highlights!