Topic: ballet

Shopping Guide: Ballet Inspired Workout Clothes For Barre And Beyond

Shopping Guide:  Ballet Inspired Workout Clothes For Barre And Beyond

Barre workouts are fun because I can pretend to still be a little girl in the throes of her tragically short lived ballet career. Part of the fun of ballet, for children and adults alike is the clothing. The costumes at a real ballet performance really are something to see, but the basic practice clothes for a ballerina also have a distinct and pretty aesthetic even without the skillful costume department of Les Ballets du Trockadero. More »

Center Stage, 13 Years Later: The Questions That Remain

Center Stage, 13 Years Later: The Questions That Remain

Is “dance the shit out of it” really a useful mantra in an activity that requires years of training, intense concentration, and technical precision more than enthusiasm?

Did you read the New Yorker‘s profile of Ethan Stiefel last year? If you got the chance to write a New Yorker profile about a cast member from a third-rate teen movie from 2000, who would you choose? I’d probably pick Robert Ri’chard from Alley Cats Strike.

How much of the movie do you think you could still quote verbatim, if you had to? Eighty percent? Ninety? More »

Ready-To-Click: Life After The O.C.

Ready-To-Click: Life After The O.C.

In addition to hawking Magnum ice cream with Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Bilson does this. -Styleite

Apparently online flash sales don’t just benefit your wallet. -The High Low

Testing New York’s ballet-inspired workouts. -Birchbox

The Olsen twins have launched a new online fashion venture, Stylemint. -The Frisky

This messy style is all over red carpets and glossies. -Betty Confidential

Attend a summer wedding on the cheap with these dresses under $20. -College Candy

Meryl Streep’s style evolution. -StyleList

‘Black Swan’ – We Tell You What It All Meant!

'Black Swan' - We Tell You What It All Meant!

And by “we” I mean “me” because no one else at TheGloss has seen it yet. Which is fine, because I’m just going to divide myself into two people to discuss it. One is going to be Rational Jennifer and one is going to be Asshole Jennifer. Like in the movie. Also, I resent even having to tell you that there are going to be spoilers in this because it’s so obvious, but, there are are going to be tons of spoilers. Obviously. More »

Black Swan: See Natalie Portman Twirl Around in Rodarte

Black Swan: See Natalie Portman Twirl Around in Rodarte

Check out this just released “music” video of footage from Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Black Swan, which fashion dorks are excited about because Rodarte designed all the costumes (though, really, Aronofsky would have been foolish not to employee their help as “horror ballet” really sums up Rodarte’s aesthetic). Anyway, you’ll get some glimpses of the magnificent wardrobe here and also some thumping non sequitor techno. More »

5 Reasons To Be Excited About “Black Swan”

5 Reasons To Be Excited About "Black Swan"

The Social Network premieres tonight! Are you excited? Yes? Us too! Here’s a funny parody of it! What about Burlesque? How awesome and campy is Burlesque going to be? You say you’re excited about it, too?

Well, stop it. You need to save all your excitement for Black Swan, because we’re pretty sure it’s going to be the best movie ever. The psychological thriller centers around Natalie Portman as a ballerina who has to suppress her demons when she stars in Swan Lake. If the trailer alone isn’t enough to convince you, here’s why: More »