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We were blown away by Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2011 Collection. Her dresses make it appear as if you are wearing a mural! They really are like nothing we have ever seen before! The colors are vibrant and the various styles and fits are plentiful. Many of the digital print designs on the dresses look like the interiors of exquisite homes and hotels. You really have to see it for yourself to appreciate the uniqueness of Mary Katrontzou. All the dresses are printed with images of lavish hotel and stateroom interiors—and embellished with interior-decorator braid, tassels, and fringe trimmings. She’d digitalized photos from vintage copies of Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors while enhancing the color and taking advantage of the intricacies of home furnishings. Her dresses in the Spring 2011 collection are a bit pricey ($900+) but they are certainly beautiful to look at!
Due to the popularity of the award-winning film, “Black Swan,” ballerinas have been showing up everywhere! The sexy ballerina is on the runaway and on the high street in stores such as Top Shop and ASOS. Ballet pumps and hair buns are making a huge comeback! The innocent ballerina is out, and the sexy, upgraded dancer is in! Trade in your pink leotard for black lace or leather. Designers such as Chloe, Marchesa and Richard Nicholl have embraced the new ballerina style in their 2011 collections. The long flowing skirts made from the sheerest of chiffons and the tight pink leotards which hug our figures beautifully without clutching any of the wrong areas definitely make the cut. But since the release of “Black Swan” the ballerina trend has taken a new turn and now exudes a sexy, raw, and stylish energy. Ballerinas are here to stay!
To celebrate the bittersweetness of the ending of fashion week, Elle magazine recognizes the year round inhabitants of Lincoln Center; the dancers of the New York City Ballet. Benjamin Millipied (better known as Mr. Natalie Portman and father-to-be) and Jeniffer Ringer a fellow NYCB principal, grace the pages in designers such as Fendi and Derek Lam and take us back to the very chic 70′s and find inspiration from the retro fashions. We’re sure inspired.
From Kanye West’s riveting performance on SNL surrounded by a bevy of ballet beauties, to Lanvin for H&M’s tutu dresses, to Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Wynona Ryder in The Black Swan, ballerinas are the height of fashion. Hair buns, tutus, leggings, stirrup pants, ballet slippers and demure camisoles are all over the place, from the mean streets of the Upper Eastside to the gritty streets of Williamsburg. There is something quite captivating about the chic, feminine, demure style of ballerinas that has taken the fashion world by storm.