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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.

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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.”    

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Help!

31 May

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I am in a dilemma. There are two potential dresses for prom currently hanging in my wardrobe. Only one can be kept. So, reader, please vote on which dress you think is prom-perfect (I’m not usually this indecisive, so an explanation is below).

Dress 1:

Positives:

  • It is well fitted and flatters my figure.
  • It is the more elegant and sophisticated (and grown-up) of the two.
  • It would become my much-needed LBD*

But:

  • It is black; hardly the ideal colour for a summer prom.
  • It may require a bit of tweaking (needle and thread and tit-tape)
  • My father does not approve of the missing shoulder.

Dress 2:

Positives:

  • Everybody who has seen it agrees that it suits me. It is just like my personality was made into dress, and voila!
  • Very summery colour and also fits perfectly.
  • My parents approve (which matters to me because I want them to be happy)

But:

  • Is it too informal for a show-stopping prom?
  • It’s not very… well… sexy.
  • Needs some awesome accessories to glam it up (but then again so does Dress 1).

Here is a picture of my Year 11 prom dress; to add some context:

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* Little Black Dress, dahling

Stars Died So That You Could Be Here Today

30 May

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I was never into Physics. But the idea that we are made of stardust is mindblowing.

And I say “idea”, but really it’s now a scientific fact. The matter from an exploded star is now your matter.

Do you have any idea what had to happen so that you could read this? How do we all just ignore that fact on a daily basis?

So in homage to the starry explosion of magnificent proportions that made us;

WEAR STARS

Biba At House of Fraser Sequin Dress, WAS £135, NOW £67

Biba Sequin Dress

Paul & Joe

Paul and Joe Wiviana sequinned mini dress

French Connection Rothko Sequin Dress

GirlStillSeekingShoe  xoxo