Floral Springs

 Spring is most certainly in the air and it's showing in the studio. Leotards, skirts and  bags, florals have hit ballet-wear big time ! I think it's fresh and pretty and really lightens the mood in the studio ! Try it out !

Mariko Skirt - www.chacott-jp.com

Mariko

Skirt - www.chacott-jp.com

Gina  Skirt -  www.movedancewear.com 

Gina 

Skirt -  www.movedancewear.com 

Marcy Jumper -  m.hm.com

Marcy

Jumper -  m.hm.com

Camille   Skirt - www.movedancewear.com

Camille  

Skirt - www.movedancewear.com

Mica Leotard - www.etsy.com - Lonereeds

Mica

Leotard - www.etsy.com - Lonereeds

Ashley Leotard - www.elevedancewear.com Bag - From Tokyo, Japan

Ashley

Leotard - www.elevedancewear.com

Bag - From Tokyo, Japan

Grace Skirt -  Sharon Scott

Grace

Skirt -  Sharon Scott

Olivia Skirt - Specially made from Tokyo, Japan.  Top - m.hm.com

Olivia

Skirt - Specially made from Tokyo, Japan. 

Top - m.hm.com

Julia Leotard -  www.elevedancewear.com

Julia

Leotard -  www.elevedancewear.com

And then there's these two in pretty pastel colours, if florals aren't your thing !  

Helen and Emma- Jane 

Helen and Emma- Jane 

Red Nose Day 🔴

It's Red Nose Day don't you know !! I noticed a lot of red ballet wear in the studios today. A simple and effective way to show your support for this very special charity. If you haven't donated already here is the link .,,

https://secure.donate.comicrelief.com/?gclid=CJuGv8_b79ICFcQp0wod_wkBlw 🔴

NATS

NATS

LIV

LIV

HIKARU

HIKARU

VAL

VAL

LAUREN

LAUREN

ESTELLE

ESTELLE

LETTIE

LETTIE

BEN

BEN

FERNANDO AND DAVID

FERNANDO AND DAVID

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LARA AND NATS

THE ULTIMATE BALLET WEAR FOR TODAY, FROM BALLET MASTER- CHRIS !  

THE ULTIMATE BALLET WEAR FOR TODAY, FROM BALLET MASTER- CHRIS !  

Sleeping Beauty Headdress

 Here's a closer look at the gorgeous headdresses from ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty'. They are pretty, feminine and fabulous ! 

Yuhui - Aurora act 1

Yuhui - Aurora act 1

Yuhui- Aurora Act 2

Yuhui- Aurora Act 2

Tina - Countess  

Tina - Countess  

Yas - Floristan  

Yas - Floristan  

Ro - Red Riding Hood

Ro - Red Riding Hood

Kristen - act 1

Kristen - act 1

Chi - lilac fairy assistant  

Chi - lilac fairy assistant  

Me - Aurora friend  

Me - Aurora friend  

Claire - Lilac Fairy  

Claire - Lilac Fairy  

Julia - Knitting Woman

Julia - Knitting Woman

Camille - Garland lady  

Camille - Garland lady  

Akane - Enchanted Garden Fairy  

Akane - Enchanted Garden Fairy  

Sleeping Beauty Costumes Up Close

 The Sleeping Beauty is one of the big productions in any ballet company's rep. It was the ballet with which the The Royal Ballet reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. I find this incredibly glamourous. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then-Director Monica Mason and Christopher Newton. With the arrival of  Oliver Messel’s big designs and glittering costumes to the stage. The costumes are intricate and embellished which is much needed for this huge production.

  SLEEVE INSPIRATION...

Also a note on the sleeves of these costumes! Sleeves are huge this season , all over London, Milan and New York Fashion Weeks. The bigger and more flamboyant the better, I love it. You can get some great inspiration for street wear while watching beautiful ballet! 

Take a closer look...

Akane - Aurora  

Akane - Aurora  

Me, Olivia - Carabosse.  

Me, Olivia - Carabosse.  

Julia - Knitting Womam  

Julia - Knitting Womam  

Lettie - Cat

Lettie - Cat

Yasmine - Enchanted Garden Fairy

Yasmine - Enchanted Garden Fairy

Kristen - Queen

Kristen - Queen

Nicol - Wolf

Nicol - Wolf

Helen - Floristan  

Helen - Floristan  

Tom - Catalabutte 

Tom - Catalabutte 

Estelle - Lilac Fairy Assistant  

Estelle - Lilac Fairy Assistant  

Olivia ( me ) - Crystal Fountain Fairy  

Olivia ( me ) - Crystal Fountain Fairy  

Paul - Cat

Paul - Cat

Julia- Mazuka Guest  

Julia- Mazuka Guest  

Tristan - Golidlocks Prince  

Tristan - Golidlocks Prince  

Meg - Bluebird

Meg - Bluebird

Calvin & David - Mazuka Guests

Calvin & David - Mazuka Guests

Me - Duchess

Me - Duchess

Kristen and Al - Queen & King  

Kristen and Al - Queen & King  

Me - Floristan  

Me - Floristan  

Ro - Red Riding Hood  

Ro - Red Riding Hood  

Me - Aurora friend

Me - Aurora friend

Tierney - Beauty

Tierney - Beauty

Camille - Garland Lady

Camille - Garland Lady

Yas - Aurora in Act 3  

Yas - Aurora in Act 3  

I WILL BE ADDING MORE PHOTOS TO THIS BLOG BY THE END OF THE WEEK, SO COME BACK AND SEE MORE GREAT COSTUMES ..and sleeves !!! 

This Weeks Looks

DAY ONE 

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Bodywarmer - www.basilicadancewear.com

Waistband - Made by shoe elastic 

Sandals - From Japan

Shirt -  m.zara.com

 IN ACTION...  physio time

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 DAY TWO 

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Blue Skirt -  Made especially for me by @balletomoko (instagram) 

Hair Scarf - My mums from the 60s 

Lemon Top - www.marksandspencer.com

Pointe Shoes - dancer.com

Tights - dancer.com

 IN ACTION...  practicing 

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DAY THREE

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Tutu - My Own

Leotard -  dancexclusive.co.uk

Legwarmers -  www.balletto.com.

Pointe Shoes -  dancer.com

 IN ACTION...  stage rehearsal 

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DAY FOUR  

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Bottoms -  ellesport.co.uk

Hairband -  m2.hm.com

T Shirt -  www.urbanoutfitters.com

Pointe shoes  - dancer.com

 IN ACTION...  warming up before show

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DAY FIVE 

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Leotard - dancexclusive.co.uk

Bag -  labante.co.uk

Skirt - dancebylina.bigcartel.com

Calf Warmers -  uk.blochworld.com

 IN ACTION...between rehearsals 

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