Ballet dancers wore lighted outfits during the Dove of Peace segment at the Opening Ceremony, taking the shape of a dove. More
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
We’ve always wanted to smell like cigarettes and a room full of exercising men. More
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
Though there’s a good chance you were admiring her arms last night, not her legs. More
At first we were surprised when we saw this new set of shoes by Christian Louboutin, made to benefit the English National Ballet. ‘Huh,” we thought, “fetish shoes. Christian Louboutin. Guess he’s trying to expand his market?” But then we realized, “wait. Christian Louboutin makes fetish shoes all the time.” He collaborated with David Lynch! Here are some of his past works. More
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
You guys are freaks.
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
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
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
Our first Brag Shamelessly About Your Body Post comes from one of our favorite commenters, Lindsay Cross. Lindsay’s cankles are ridiculously hot. And you can check out more cankle cartoons at Running With High Heels.We want to hear what weird … More
Members of The Ballet Society, 1948 by Irving Penn
I’ve fallen in love with the copious amounts of glitter and sequins, perfectly positioned hair, and flawlessly tailored costumes that is the magic of the ballet. There’s no denying that whimsical ballerina beauty. We can’t all be principal dancers, but … More