Monthly Archives: October 2011

Inspiration Friday

This week, I came across so many gorgeous photographs of ballet dancers! I just love the whole tulle & satin aesthetic – very feminine, & yet somehow high fashion.  Nothing looks dreamier onstage than a tutu! And after Natalie Portman’s Academy Award winning role in Black Swan, even more people are now interested in the fascinating world of pointe shoes & primas.  As a ballet dancer myself, the inspiration this week was only too obvious: BALLET!

Bridgette Bardot was a ballet dancer! Obviously…she’s smoking.

J. Crew Fall 2011 looks pretty incredible.  No wonder Michelle Obama frequently wears this designer!

Elizabeth Taylor being her usual elegant self.

The “Romantic” tutu is long & soft.  Used for La Sylphide, Giselle, Coppélia, Ondine, & La Vivandière.

Painting of the ballet Giselle.  Whoever said that ballet can’t be Gothic?

Happy Friday, everyone!



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 YESit’s finally Friday! So I’ve decided to do something called “Inspiration Friday”, which is basically a post of everything that has inspired me over the past week (from news to muses), & it would be lovely to hear about all of your inspirations as well -.~ Please enjoy the very first Inspiration Friday!


This stuffed animal house in Michigan is part of the Heidelberg Project, a positively incredible art movement going on throughout Detroit’s East Side.  I can’t quite decide if this cool or creepy!

Seattle’s Gum Wall just rocks. Never in a million years would I have considered used gum to be a work of art, but this popular tourist site really challenges my taste level! I’m really loving the combination of texture & pastel colors.

Parrots in love! How can you not be inspired? I love how colorful & lush this photo looks.

I made this my desktop for a long time because IT’S TRUE! Beauty is all around us…all the time.  Some days it’s just harder to see it.

What a lovely vintage poster for Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita! The graphic pink and white art gives it a sweet Andy Warhol feel.
Have a happy Friday, everyone! =^.^=


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Quote of the Moment


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world…we are all meant to shine…and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ”

-Marianne Williamson

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Cute Yet Creepy?

I don’t even know what’s going on here, but the animation is GORGEOUS.  It’s A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Tim Burton meets Vampire Knight – perfect! I feel so ready for Halloween already.


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