Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Ponies Run the Girls are Young

I have a good feeling about this year. A really good feeling. Maybe it's because I accomplished my resolution from last year- to get published for the first time- and now I feel like I'm on a roll. That's it, rolling- it's like I'm gathering speed, rolling downhill. Bumps and potholes can't stop me, that's how fast I'm flying. I'm a big black boulder from the coal mine hills and I've only just found out how powerful I really am, how a little push can break me loose from the old mountain's teeth.

I don't know whether there's a crash at the end of this tumble or not. But hey, the ride is good fun, and I'm loving the speed.




If I could wear only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be my mom's Swan Lake tutu. She played the Swan Princess. I wish I could have seen her dance even just one time.


This tutu is the most perfectly constructed pieces I have seen in my life. Its structure is evident and strong, but still allows for the dancer's body to flow. The tulle is old and frayed but still floats like the feathers it mimics. I love how everything in this costume feels purposeful, and how it gives the wearer a purpose- there's no question about how you should hold yourself when you are a swan princess.
Sometimes I think that if a designer puts all of their effort and thought into a piece, a sense of purpose is instilled in it. The idea that inspired the clothing is so powerful that this purpose is inherent in the piece itself, and the wearer can't help but do what the clothing demands.




Photos are by the amazing and lovely Katie and Shelby Urus, aka the Black Swan.




I haven't seen Black Swan yet myself, but it sounds like it's as amazing as the costumes look. I have one week more until I go back to the city to face new classes, a new job, new projects, and an old show. Until then, I have my tutu, some hot chocolate to drink, and a Zombie Beatles Poetry Reading this Wednesday to organize.


I am very happily serious about this.
Happy New Year!

23 comments:

  1. First of all congratulations on getting work published, i'm sure you will go from strength to strength this year! Secondly i can't get over how beautiful that dress is :o these photos are just simply stunning!!!! You look lovely!
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  2. this is seriously stunning. serious talk because i am obsessed with the movie black swan.. so looking at these photos for me is so beautiful..the costumes and everything! that is so awesome your mom played the swan princess. haha ok i got to stop rambling but happy new year girl! and hopefully this year is going to be goood for you :)

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  4. great pictures! i cant wait to see Black Swan :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    The Flower Girl

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  5. thx for comment and following! Im really greatfull!

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  6. wow such an inspiring post and lovely photos. Have a wonderful new year sweety xo

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  7. SO gorgeous. Tutus are so romantic and inspiring. Congrats! That's AWESOME that you got published:) I'm happy for you!

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  8. these are incredible shots! so jealous, well done you :) xx

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  9. Amazing photos! I love anything ballet inspired so it must be amazing to have a mom that danced as a swan princess!! Happy New Year!! xoxoxoo

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  10. This is splendid! You picked great pictures. And I reallllly want to see Black Swan.
    Kiss
    Lula

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  11. that last photo is absolutely precious!

    x

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  12. I love it! So beautiful!

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  13. I am loving these photos - those have to be the most gorgeous tutus ever! love them. And you have to watch the black swan, it's dark and very intense but sooo good.

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  14. I love the way this post is written, I hope that 2011 brings you all that you want! Really want to see Black Swan now, bet it'll be really inspiring, I think the statement you made about designers instilling purpose can really be applied to Rodarte, you really can take on what they were feeling when they created the pieces.

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  15. Both tutus are amazing! I miss dancing... I haven't seen Black Swan yet, but I'm really looking forward to.
    Congrats on getting published! My 2011 started amazingly, one of my resolutions already came true!

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  16. i couldn't agree more with your thoughts on design. Christopher Bailey (Burberry dude) said in an interview that he picks patterns and designs that tell a story, that look like they have a history. When i wear my trench coat, i feel like a london spy, and that makes me happy :-)

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  17. these pictures are out of this world! simply beautiful!! =)

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  18. What a stunning collection of photographs! Lovely blog x

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  19. So pleased you're feeling so optimistic about this year. January for me always feels full of hope too! Some stunning images, it's always odd to hear about life of your parents before you isn't it? :) jazzy ♥

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  20. that is the most amazing tutu ever! i want to see black swan a stupid amount, so this is reminding me of it again, but it's not in cinemas here till next week :( it must be amazing to get work published, things can only get better this year!

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  21. i love your photos!!
    kisses
    Maru

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  22. Wow, that tutu is so beautiful! I've loved the idea of ballerinas/darker side of life being mixed together ever since seeing the classic film starring Vivien Leigh, 'Waterloo Bridge'. It's a great one to watch if you haven't seen it:)

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