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Degas & Copeland

Misty Copeland, first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, has joined forces with Harpers Bazar to recreate some of the famous ballet images by  Edgar Degas. This feature will appear in the March issue, but some of the images and in production shots have been released as a teaser. I have to say that I can not wait to see the full feature. Degas was one of the first artists I really fell in love with as a child. I can still remember standing in the museum with my aunt (my first real museum visit) and thinking how the paintings were even more beautiful than the pictures could ever convey. I am a little jealous that someone actually gets to live them, even if only for a moment.

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What do you guys think? Will you be joining me at the newstands?


All images from Bored Panda.

Mountains of Tissues and Oh So Pretty Pictures

Hey guys, sorry i’ve been a MIA this week, I’ve been a little under the weather. And by a little I mean a lot, I am med-ed up and functioning right now, but there is a threat of a trip to the doctor if I’m not better in a few days.Feeling as poorly as I have been, it isn’t really all that surprising that i’ve been spending quite a bit of time curled up in bed with the cats and my laptop. Fortunately, Ruche just posted their Winter Lookbook and I can not stop flipping through it.

These are just a few of my favorite images, but I love it, love it, LOVE IT. This last dress in particular is just so soft and delicately feminine. Sadly, it is already sold out, but then again we are now in the time of year where it’s a bad idea to buy things for your self anyway. Oh well, time for more tea and another round of cold medicine. I’ll just leave this bookmarked on my laptop for later.

Awesome News, Valentino and Ballet?!

I got some exciting news last night, I am now part of the Ruche Blogger Family! They sent me an email yesterday to let me know that my post about wedding planner advice is being featured today! So click right >here< and go check it out. I am absolutely thrilled, I am a huge fan of Ruche, they have wonderful clothing and accessories, and their recent expansion into bridal and children’s garments is absolute perfection. Don’t forget to take a look around while your on their site, the cold weather is coming and you might just find something you have to have for this autumn. Now to the real post!

This year, the New York City Ballet‘s Fall Gala featured breathtakingly beautiful dance ensembles by legendary designer Valentino. 16 hand crafted, original designs with couture details.  The costumes while predominately black and white, were finished off with splashes of the signature Valentino red.

I spent a lot of time running in a tutu and “ballet slippers” when I was younger, heck even now I love a good tulle skirt, just look a my Pinterest boards. And while knowing the five different foot positions is about as far as my ballet skills go, it is one of those things that will always be mysterious, elegant, and oh so grown up to me.

Images from here, here and here.