I've always loved ballet. At WAAPA I found the most interesting shows to work on were the classical dance pieces. I'm mesmerised by pointe shoes. Tulle is my favourite fabric. But beyond the whimsy is a true admiration of the craft - the discipline required to master technique, the strength necessary to look so effortlessly graceful.
I danced when I was younger (never especially well, but relatively enthusiastically), covering ground from jazz to highland (and yes I DID rock that kilt) - but never ballet, so, inspired by the very awesome Michelle from Kingdom of Style and my friend Jo who (as well as being an incredible designer and qualified lawyer) used to skateboard to her ballet training (what a champ!), I found a (complete) beginners adult ballet class and got started.
I am, of course, at the lowest level possible, but it has been a welcome focus at a point where I've desperately needed some structure in my life (with the bonus of a cute uniform!), and I seem to be improving. Highly recommended.
jacket - op shop
jumper - dion lee x cue
boots - acne
sunnies - colony x alice euphemia
leotard - mirabella
skirt - ? Need to check that one!
pumps - bloch