Fashion Fridays – On Pointe

I have yet to see the much buzzed about Black Swan, but if the recently pervasive ballerina fashion trends are any indication, the film is sure to be a cinematic classic. The movie’s costume designer, Amy Westcott, integrated dark, dramatic accents like feathers to offset the traditional soft and feminine ballerina uniform. Fashion elite, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte designed the flick’s full and sculptured tutus, giving characters that fabulous fashion flair.

But it’s the minimal sensibility and carefree-but-still-so-put-together ease that really make the fashion forward want to plie and pirouette to achieve the look.  From the wrap shrugs to the square-toed slippers to the tousled, tulle tutus, elements of a ballerina’s costume can easily be worked into a non-dancer’s daily wardrobe.

Just finish with a tight bun to stay on pointe with the ballerina fashionista fad.

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