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Almost Time For A Treat…

16 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Ohmygoodnessthatwasthemostintenseexamever.

I’m half in shock and half hysterical. But, I am done. Four exams down, two to go. History is done. Critical Thinking A-Level is done. English. Is. Done.

And, breathe.

I won’t bore you with the details, needless to say English was the one that placed a tonne of pressure on me and I am super relieved (and terrified) that it is over. Well, over until the stress of Results Day in August, but we won’t go there.

I am planning a whole heap of retail therapy for the summer, and here is a pretty picture some stylish inspiration from Vanessa Paradis to amp up the anticipation.

Vanessa Paradis – Style icon or what?!

Also, I am super-excited about seeing Carlos Acosta dance Romeo on Sunday. I’m looking forward to prom (and shopping for accessories). And my freedom, with my last exam on Tuesday heralding the arrival of summer. So much anticipation… I cannot wait.

Without jinxing my future, I have started thinking about decorating my room in uni halls next year (*fingerscrossed!*). Here is some fabulous inspiration for that too. I’m thinking of doing a mood board for it, and currently my favoured theme is a vintage-esque vibe; girly and sophisticated with not too much pink but definitely neutrals and pastels… not that I’ve thought about it instead of revising…

Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to paint or wallpaper my dorm room. In the words of Iago (whom I will hopefully not have to quote again for at least six months); “Ha! I like not that.”

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

En Pointe

12 Jun

From top to bottom: Odile‘s costume as seen in Black Swan’s Swan Lake; Princess Florentine and the Bluebird as seen in Sleeping Beauty; the Sugar Plum Fairy as seen in The Nutcracker; the gift-giving fairies as seen in Sleeping Beauty; the Lilac Fairy as seen in Sleeping Beauty.

GirlSeeksShoe here.

This month the English National Ballet will stage a catwalk show of tutus created by leading fashion designers. Erdem, Giles Deacon, Moschino and Bruce Oldfield are among those who have designed tutus which will be modelled by star ballerinas. The tutus will then be auctioned to raise money for the company. Th costumes add a new modern twist to the classical beauty of tutus… even Agent Provocateur have designed one! Have a look at some of the upcoming delights:

Tutus: Macdonald

Tutus: House of Worth

Tutus: Erdem

Tutus: Provocateur

From top to bottom; Julien Macdonald; House of Worth; Erden; Agent Provocateur.

In other ballet news, I am très allumé about seeing Carlos Acosta in Romeo and Juliet at the O2 next Saturday. I have always wanted to see him perform live, and the Royal Ballet’s productions are always gorgeous. I’ll let you know how good the outfits were… and how well they were worn. In the words of Coco Chanel;

“A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”    

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo