September 14, 2010

Ballet, darling.



Image from The Australian Ballet website


Oh! How I love the ballet!

The Australian Ballet has announced their 2011 season, which involves performing "Romeo & Juliet", "Madame Butterfly" and "The Merry Window". I'm giddy with excitement. I've decided that I'm going to get myself a subscription for next year. If I do that, then I'll be sure to make time to go see the ballet, rather than do what I do now - see the ads, salivate, wish upon a star that I could go, then don't.

I've never seen the national company perform. Having grown up in Western Australia, I got to see the WA State company instead, which was always brilliant. However, they weren't well funded, so shows were always small, with simple sets and costumes. The dancers were sublime, though. I'll never forget seeing Benazir Hussain perform the role of Lady Capulet. Benazir is very tall for a ballet dancer, and, en pointe, she made her entrance in this dress which was slashed at the sides to give her legs room to kick all the way up with each step. She was incredible.

I hardly know any of the dancers or choreographers currently in the national company, so I can't wait to get involved and read up about everything that's going on. It's all so exciting! I'll be sure to post again once I've managed to secure a subscription, so watch this space! (Or just wander off, dancing; that's fine too).

UPDATE! I gots mah subscription! Three ballets I see! Can't wait! I've already received my little ballet newsletter in the mail too, so I can start to drool over which dancers I reckon I'll like! Yaaaaay!!!

September 10, 2010

You should be dancing...



...yeah!

I've got to find somewhere big and empty, with a sound system, so I can plug in some music just dance!!

September 07, 2010

ModCloth

If you like buying pretty dresses online, then no doubt you will have heard of the online store 'ModCloth'. If you haven't heard of it, you may have seen the online ads for it - it's basically a online store which sells retro-looking clothes and accessories for more than they're worth simply because they look so damn cute and aren't necessarily easy to find elsewhere. I should know - I've bought three dresses from there, and two pairs of shoes. I even have a few wishlists with them, but that's a covet story....

ModCloth run the 'cute' theme through the naming of each of their items. For example:
Should-er I Stay or Should I Go Dress
(All images from ModCloth)


L'Orangerie Skirt


Greensleeves Top

They even have competitions where you "Name It And Win It", and the cheesiest or most clever name for a product wins the product. However, I don't think they quite realise what they're saying with the name of this product...
Yes, you read that correctly. ModCloth want you to glove the one you're with. Obviously, they've never watched 'This Is Spinal Tap'...