Monday, 14 March 2011

Blue Valentine

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see this yet. But I can't wait to.

I like Ryan Gosling's little guitar and funny voice. Oh, and Michelle Williams' dancing.

I'm quite the fan of Michelle Williams. Though this admiration is only recent, and mainly on account of the beautiful outfits she's been rocking out in lately.

The sumptuous mix of Chloe, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and Azzaro, she's regularly spotted in, teamed with that platinum elfin crop makes her look so effortlessly, not to mention enviously, chic. PLEASE me her wardrobe!

(Images: found. Michelle Williams from top - Chanel, Vogue 2008, Chloe, Oscar de la Renta, Suno, Chanel, Chloe, Azzaro and Jason Wu)

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ballet is back


I've decided to take up ballet lessons. Well, hasn't everyone since seeing the a-mazingly beautiful Natalie Portman in the Oscar-winning Black Swan? 

Tutus, ribbons, barres and buns, I very much enjoyed my ballet lessons as a pre-teen. I attended all the competitions and even won 'performer of the year' at my local Born to Dance studio.

Pliéing (well, generally prancing) around the garden, I would showcase my latest moves to my bored yet patient parents. It was the baby pink shades and prettiness of ballet that I fell for. Feeling graceful and dressed, as I believed, like a princess, I couldn't wait for my weekly Friday classes.

But I soon reached that age when ballet wasn't 'cool' anymore. Pink became babyish and my definition of 'pretty' altered with age. I  began to dread Fridays, pushing my feet into those pumps and tying my hair up in those sickly ribbons - I couldn't wait to stop my ballet lessons.

Fast forward twenty years, with thanks to Hollywood and high fashion, my beliefs in ballet have now reversed. Pirouetting into Spring/Summer 2011, russian ballet-inspired designs are just...inescapable. David Koma, Chloé and Erdem present floating and flared silhouettes whilst Erin Fetherston and Marchesa provide neutral palettes filled with stone, powdery pink and flesh tones. Chiffon, lace, embroidery and embellishments are cascading the catwalk. 

It appears ballet is back!

So it seems my refound interest will be keeping me bang on-trend for this coming season. I should get practising my pose and points then, shouldn't I? I know my revival performance to my parents in the garden will be eagerly anticipated. 

(Images: found. Top: David Koma, Chloé, Erdem, Erin Fetherston, Marchesa and Marchesa. All S/S 2011) 

Monday, 7 March 2011

Adele: The Gentlewoman

So the Spring/Summer edition of The Gentlewoman has arrived. Behold Adele...

Cannot wait to grasp my mits on this.

I've always been a bit of an Adele fan. (I still adore 'Make you feel my love', even if X factor ridiculously overplayed it in 2010). But it wasn't until Adele's recent Brit performance when I realised how good she actually is.  

 You give Cheryl Cole a piano and mic and she definitely wouldn't be able to do this...

(Mind you, give Cheryl Cole a pair of shredded trousers, military hat and jacket and she, like Adele, will still make it to Number One).