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One of the things I’ve always wished I could do was be a dancer. I ran around in Ballerina costumes until mother nature decided that I was in no way going to be the necessary body type, in college, I took weekly classes with the Ballroom Dancing Club my freshman year and then took belly dancing at the local YMCA for a while, but none of this magically morphed me into one of the characters from Center Stage or Shall We Dance. Mostly I don’t completely embarrass myself at weddings now. The dream never really went away though, and when I saw the NYC Dance Project created The Art of Movement, I fell in love and immediately started daydreaming about what it would be like to able to be the physical embodiment of music.
It also helps that there are some beautiful costumes that are being masterfully manipulated. Caught me with dance and held me fast with fashion: someone clearly knows the way to this girl’s heart.
Images from here.
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.