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Infiniti2001
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:38 PM
By Jean Patteson | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted August 2, 2003

When Venus Williams steps onto center court at the U.S. Open later this month, she'll be wearing a tennis dress by Diane von Furstenberg and jewelry by Avon.

The dress will feature an original von Furstenberg chain-link print in black and white, and possibly a touch of hot pink. The jewelry will include a necklace, ring and earrings from Winning Styles, a new collection from Avon inspired by Venus and her sister Serena.

Venus, 23, was in Orlando Thursday to launch the collection during the opening ceremonies at Avon's annual convention, being held through Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center. Each piece is priced at $14.99 and will be available in September.

"My mother was an Avon representative when we were little," says Venus during an interview at the convention center. "Serena and I started doing commercials for Avon two years ago. The jewelry is the next step."

Wearing a cropped, taupe-silk jacket and matching low-rise pants that reveal a good 6 inches of toned abs in the front and a sliver of lime-green thong in the back, Venus showed off the jewelry.

Serena's set includes chandelier earrings, a necklace and silver-tone tennis bracelet set with rhinestones. "I get a ring instead of a bracelet," says Venus.

Her own necklace, a silver square with a sparkly center on a slender chain, is a copy of the piece in the Winning Styles collection -- except that hers is done in 18-karat white gold and pavé diamonds, she explains with obvious delight.

The sisters have strikingly different fashion styles, she says. "Serena is Versace -- racy, daring, provocative. I'm Moschino, more conservative but with a playful side."

Graceful and poised, Venus delights in talking fashion, and dreams of making it her career someday. "Not as a designer. More in fashion management, directing things," she says.

She is skilled at applying makeup for off-court appearances, but admits she hasn't much clue about doing her own hair.

"I wore braids for the first 20 years of my life," she says. "I learned to hit tennis balls, not do hair."

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CJ07
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:43 PM
:hearts:

Venus gets better and better looking

Cariaoke
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:47 PM
:hearts: gawd I hate them.

why is Vee wearing the same shirt and Ree got to change? that ain't right... :tape:

Mrs. Peel
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Ahm...who said they weren't active with theri endorsements? Venus looks stunning... :hearts:

What a fantastic pair of sisters! :worship: :cool: :bounce:

G_Slammed
Aug 6th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Wearing a cropped, taupe-silk jacket and matching low-rise pants that reveal a good 6 inches of toned abs in the front and a sliver of lime-green thong in the back, Venus showed off the jewelry.

OOooooohhhhh who-whoooooooo... Venus!

Pureracket
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Well, I hope this means she plans to show up @ the Open.

Paneru
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Wearing a cropped, taupe-silk jacket and matching low-rise pants that reveal a good 6 inches of toned abs in the front and a sliver of lime-green thong in the back, Venus showed off the jewelry.

:drool: :drool: :drool:

I want pictures!!! :hearts:

vs1
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:14 PM
WOW!!! Venus AND Serena look absolutely stunning!!! :hearts: :worship:

Can you imagine being an Avon rep and going to the convention and seeing Venus Williams kick off the convention?!!? Hell, I would become an Avon rep JUST for that!!! :lol:

I hope that the jewelry will be Vee's good luck charm in Flushing Meadows!!! :worship:

doloresc
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:16 PM
at first i was "avon jewelry"? but it actually looks quite nice, quite tasteful. very good venus and serena! :bigclap:

SJW
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:20 PM
LMAO@u "boardnapping" :p

gotta love the girls :hearts:

persond
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:20 PM
As always, these Sisters are a joy to "behold"...!!! They really have taken women's tennis to new heights with all of their endorsements and outside interests. Keep up the good work, girls...!!!

TeeRexx
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:53 PM
G_Slammed - I am with you, man.
I wanna see a few thong shots of Vee as well! :eek: :)

Dawn Marie
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:39 PM
Sister's are doing it for themselves.

Hey I am going to Orlando next week, if I only went sooner... who knows I may have ran into Venus Williams. Hey maybe she is still there..?;)

I am so proud to be a fan of V@S. They have brought alot of people to the game.

selesfan
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:53 PM
:hearts: :hearts: Wow! They look stunning! :hearts:

harloo
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Great pics!!! Go Vee! go Rena!

Mrs. Peel
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Hey...just found some new Avon catalogs in the bathroom at work...there are more pictures of them wearing the jewely.. I have to say again that Venus looks fantastic!!!! Serena looks great too :worship:

tennisIlove09
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:27 PM
Wow! GO GIRLS!

gentenaire
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:30 PM
I love the squared earrings, not crazy about the others.