LAST NIGHT I TRANSPORTED BACK TO A TIME FROM YESTER-YEAR FOR ME, AND SO MANY OTHERS,
WHEN A SATURDAY NIGHT COULD AND WOULD INVOLVE MORE THAN JUST A PARTY OR A HOT NEW
BAR OR CLUB, AND INSTEAD CONSIST OF SOMETHING EXCITING AND CULTURAL, JUST LIKE A
QUINTESSENTIAL NYC NIGHT SHOULD.
SO I PUT ON MY RED POLKA DOTTED DRESS WITH GIANT BLACK BOW THAT I BOUGHT 6 MONTHS AGO (LUCKY GUESS, THAT THE DOTS ARE ABOUT TO COME BACK IN A BIG WAY), AND ME AND ONE OF MY BESTIES WENT TO THE NYC BALLET AT LINCOLN CENTER, TO SEE SWAN LAKE.
THE WHOLE TIME WATCHING FROM MY SEAT IN THE FOURTH RING, WATCHING THE WHITE SWAN
GLIDE ACROSS THE STAGE, VISIONS OF NATALIE PORTMAN IN RODARTE DANCED IN MY HEAD….
I KEPT WAITING FOR A PAIR OF BIG BLACK BEAUTIFUL FEATHERED WINGS TO SPROUT FROM
HER BACK AS SHE MADE HER ANGELIC/ DEVILISH MOVES, BUT THAT DIDN’T WIND UP HAPPENING. WHAT DID HAPPEN WAS, I BECAME COMPLETELY TRANSFIXED WITH THE OUTFITS, AND THE FLUIDITY OF THE MOVEMENTS, THE GRACE FROM HER FINGERS TO HER TOES, AND I LEFT THERE WANTING TO BE A BALLERINA, OR AT LEAST LOOK LIKE ONE.
AFTER-WARDS WE WENT TO GRAB A BITE AND CAUGHT UP OVER BURGERS AND SOUP. WHEN WE LEFT AT 1 AM THE RESTAURANT WAS STILL BUSTLING AND PACKED. A GREAT NEW YORK NIGHT. I FELT IT. IT WAS PERFECT……
Inside my closet— my signature tutu look from summer 2009 that black swan inspired me to revisit
About a year ago I stumbled upon the Chanel spring 2010 Wolford collaboration that created these amazing tights that I saw on SJP. Unable to ever find them for purchase, I decided to find my best alternative, the above criss cross tights from asos.com. Further inspiration below….
Yet another amazing style inspired by the surge of ballet chic in 2010/11, Tods created a special edition ballet flat, complete w/ tie up satin ribbon around the ankle. I am on a internet mission to find these special tods shoes, since they dont seem to be available any longer on the website.