Black Swan Knickers…

January 26, 2011

Going on with my obsession for all things Black Swan… and for lingerie, check out these name-sake knickers from Strumpet and Pink… they are ridiculously amazing…

I swoon.

Rodarte

January 24, 2011

I have always been obsessed with Ballet, I took classes when I was little and started again last year… 

I was never a serious dancer I just love the grace and poise of the dancing, and the fashion.

Yes really, another post about Black Swan.

It had to be done, the costumes deserve the attention.

Rodarte were the natural choice, they have that feel and look already in their designs, take a look at this (small) selection from some of their catwalks…

Perfect.

Their costume sketches are beautiful, I want these framed and on my wall…

The whole way through I was watching the costumes just as much as the movie, they were an important part of it… telling who was who, who those people were, and how they were feeling at various points in the movie…

I always swoon over Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s designs anyway and now they have made me want to dress up like a ballerina, with a full on tutu!

I even love the clothes worn in dance classes, the tights, the veiled skirts and leotards in muted pinks and creams…

I love the details as well, that they had dyed the practise tutu to show years of use, and the shoes, being broken in and sown all the way through… dancers get through a hell of a lot of shoes!

I might have to overhaul my wardrobe, lots of cashmere greys, pinks and whites for my ‘dance class’ look for lounging, and (even more) big netted skirts and feathers for going out.

Black Swan

January 23, 2011

I love going to the Ballet and cry nearly every time, why Ballets are always so sad!

The greatest Ballet of all time has to be Swan Lake, the costumes, the beautiful, tragic story and the ending… it kills me. I remember having a performance on video as a little girl and watching it over and over, crying my eyes out.

Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky is a story about a girl who gets her dream; to play the Swan Queen in Swan Lake, how the role affects her and her struggle to be perfect.

Natalie Portman plays Nina, who wins the role and struggles with the pressure, she is so so good, she deserves an Oscar.

For the most part she is wide eyed, tearful, innocent and vulnerable… the perfect white swan…

But she struggles with her black swan, it’s just not her…

but then she does it, she just has a breakthrough and the transformation is incredible, Natalie who does the wide eyes, teary girl so well changes, her whole body and face just change…

I was scared in places, uncomfortable in places and utterly transfixed the whole time on the edge of my seat.

The end is amazing, I sat there as the titles went up thinking that was a great movie, the last words threw me! Then I felt this lump rise up and suddenly I was crying, literally sobbing. My poor bf didn’t know what to do, I was overcome and I could not stop.

I couldn’t speak for about 10 minutes.

I know this sounds over dramatic, but that has never happened to me before, normally you know you’re going to try you feel it coming, this came out of no-where!

Amazing amazing amazing.

Is it perfect, the story of Swan Lake is tragic and beautiful and this movie has that story within its own story, its amazing, I don’t remember being as affected by any movie as much as this.