Posts Tagged ‘ballet’

Director Emmanuel Itier and Sharon Stone

So, I got out of my Pj’s and off the computer to attend a fancy event recently for my husband’s documentary,  ‘The Invocation‘. Emmanuel Itier directed it and Sharon Stone narrated the documentary on Religion around the world and how it effects our world today. Deepak Chopra, Desmund Tutu, Mark Wahlberg, Rosario Dawson, Dave Stewart, and music by Annie Lennox and many many others are all in ‘The Invocation’. The event was The Beverly Hills Film, TV, and New Media Festival and the cast of  ‘The Invocation’ was awarded a Humanitarian Award. Here is a clip of Sharon Stone’s speech that night ( I am on the far left side):

I wore a custom-made (by Lillia) 1950’s-style toile dress (it was upholstery fabric, so it was a little heavy) with a bow (can’t not wear a bow- I’ve tried- doesn’t seem to happen). My necklace was Vivienne Westwood, gloves by Arden B. and my shoes were satin Chanel ballet heels from the spring 2001 collection and the ballet handbag is something I made and can be purchased here. My phone, lipstick, a piece of chocolate, some cash and a credit card fit well in the handbag- that’s it.

For the second night, I wore a flapper-style dress I made ages ago with feather, lace and bead detail. I was feeling a little Boardwalk Empire. I have to say this dress is pretty comfy because the fabric is stretchy cotton. I had just had a delicious meal of half rack of ribs, fries, coleslaw, soda, and a slice of ice cream pie before the event, so it was nice to not have to loosen my belt…my dress just s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d. Love that. You can buy one here on my Etsy.

I did my hair and make up for both events and used Puppycatmeow’s rosettes and braid extension found here. All styling was by moi.

~Today, I turn 29 years old for the 4th time. I’m gonna stuff my face with cupcakes, candies and tea! Yay!!~

photos: Babak Bina, Rick Carter, E and Fifi

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New York designer Dennis Basso used  ballerina colors for one of the most simple, yet beautiful collections at New York’s Fashion Week. Not many collections stood out since they were mostly a regurgitation of the 1970s, but this collection did because it was actually pretty. I love the fur accents and pale nudes and creams… maybe the movie Black Swan had an effect? Either way, it was a refreshing break from all the FUG  seventies-wear plaguing New York Fashion Week.

photos: Style

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Slava Zaitsev designed this haute couture collection called ‘Red Dior’ dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of Dyagilev’s Seasons in Paris. Sergey Dyagilev was the world-famous ballet impresario and founder of Ballets Russes, which enthralled Paris in the beginning of the 20th century.  With intricate embroidery, Zaitsev combined classic designs from the 1930’s with true Royal Russian dynasty flair. Russian style is making a comeback! The Cold War is over!

photos: Coutorture

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Famed Couture shoe maker , Christian Louboutin and filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive)have collaborated for a show originally at Design Art London.  The exhibition, which included Lynch’s photographs of the 5 limited edition shoes alongside the lovely fetishistic shoes themselves, moved now to Galerie du Passage in Paris until November 3. Hopefully, this show moves to the US for us to enjoy and appreciate. I will keep my eye out  for it and let you know.

The shoes include a 26cms heel, spikes on the inside and sole of the shoe, and Siamese heels (two shoes fused at the heel) and a ballet shoe with a transparent sole ( my favorite!)

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photos: E today (Russian)

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