Mariya Yaremchuk, Ukraine’s Eurovision 2014 contestant, has a lot more than a hamster wheel in her bag of tricks. During today’s first full run-through she pulled back the curtains to reveal a stunning new dress. That’s right people: Mariya offers us a window to her beauty, and now she has the dress to match!

Anna Osmekhina, the Ukrainian designer and fashion editor for Cosmopolitan, dreamed up the sexy gown, which features black ropes that roll down from the waistline. “We wanted to show the great symbiosis for every women – power and tenderness of feminity,” says stage director Olena Koliadenko. “We searched for something that could bring this symbol to every viewer, to underline the special part of Mariya’s song Tick-Tock and her character itself, to bring magic to the stage in every bit of stage presentation.”

Maria Yaremchuk Eurovision 2014 dressOsmekhina and Koliadenko drew up the first design on a plain napkin. They thought the dress should be black. Then Mariya chimed in and they decided to go for the “more noble color” blue. The dress is made from scoured silk that gives it the appearance of being covered in dust. Drama, honey!

The entire costume was crafted in a day and a half. “Mariya is very lucky girl,” says Osmekhina. “Everything worked like a clock – it’s tick-tock in design actually! We found everything – from materials to accessories – really quick and that happens rarely in my line of work.”

Mariya’s odds continue to narrow with the bookies. Maybe the dress will tip her over to victory?

Visit Mariya’s official web site and then follow her on Twitter!

Wiwi contributed this report from Copenhagen. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

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v.gerrard
v.gerrard
6 years ago

Oh people who are against her…stop nit-picking!

She’s beautiful & she’s going to win it, period.

Iryna
6 years ago

Mary is the best and has a great chance of winning) gorgeous dress, beautiful setting and song)))
Good luck to Ukraine!!

Jacqueline Bouclier
6 years ago

I like his dress much more than previous one. I want say that Mariya is getting better with every rehearsal – thats great. We can see that she works hard.

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

I prefer her hair long. She looked prettier in the music video.

Robert Germone
6 years ago

Dont think that this song is overrated – its perfect for Eurovision. Much better than different boring ballads

Zolan
Zolan
6 years ago

@Easpag. Yes, last minute decisions like that without a decent trial period are risky.

@Eugene. No, you have not yet learned the plot. By all means enjoy developing your own ideas, but don’t confuse them with reality. Keep calm and think twice.

Armenian guy
Armenian guy
6 years ago

For me she is a 21 years old beautiful girl ,who wants to look older and tries kinda hard to look hot (though some people Do call her hot ) . But well I am not fan of her song either ,but the show looks good (I am talking about light effects) ..I like her dress too ( It would be even cool on Kesay Smith or Ruth Lorenzo ).

Good luck anyways !

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

As per usual, Ukraine put together a fantastic effort in the staging of their song.

My only fear is that Mariya may get tangled up in the hamster wheel, with all of those ropes hanging out of her :/

mikaela
mikaela
6 years ago

This song is overrated. Sounds like something off Hits for kidz 49.

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

“Maybe the dress will tip her over to victory?” I think you have lost the plot WIlly. It’s about the song!!!

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi RyanIreland

Listen how old are you? and Whereabouts in Ireland are you from? 😀

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

I can’t wait to see her perform tomorrow!

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Marcelo, cool! I did.

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

I unabashedly love this song. It would be sooooooooooo funny if she wins for whatever reason.

Ryanireland
Ryanireland
6 years ago

Oh god, makes it even worse

Marcelo N
6 years ago

@ Rashad I need your contact info… got a song in the oven 😉
You can write a comment message on my blog, and I will then delete it unpublished. Tx!!

Davve
Davve
6 years ago

she will qualify way ahead of russia..

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

Well, now she looks even sexier.