swan song

I'm sorry it's been so quiet around these parts; it's exam time at my university right now, so photographing my outfits has not been a priority. Also, I've been very lazy about commenting on other blogs lately, but I'm still reading them, don't fret! I hope to get back in the swing of things over the upcoming Christmas holiday.
Meanwhile, all the commercials for the Black Swan and my December issue of National Geographic's photo essay on Whooper Swans made me rewatch one of my all time favorite films, "The Red Shoes". If you haven't seen this film yet, you really ought to-- it's an interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's story of the same name, and the most visually stunning and haunting thing I've ever seen. So here's a hastily slapped together inspiration board.
What could be more perfect for winter inspiration than beautiful white swans and 1940s technicolor ballerinas?

The Red Shoes (1948)
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes
Swan On Ice


  1. Gorgeous! and good luck with all of that work! xoxo

  2. I watched this movie (The Red Shoes) a couple months ago and reviewed it on my blog (don't remember the number of the review though). I loved how artistic everything was in that film!!! Really amazing and crazy story. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Anna Pavlova (since I was 12).

  3. Hello there and happy christmas! What a lovely blog you have here! I love vintage clothes and old country music (I've seen Loretta Lynn play at an old honky tonk here!)
    Cant wait to see what you come up with in 2011 :)

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  5. Those photos are beautiful! I always sort of wished I was a ballerina, but not a silly one, a really elegant one. Anyways I gave you a blog award today! Because your blog is always so very nice.

  6. I love your blog, I hope you begin posting more! I'm dying to read & see your lovely outfits.
    So excited for your 2011 posts!

  7. I'm obsessed with your blog and hope you post again soon!

  8. Hi, I have dedicated a post to your site in my vintage collection:
    Hope you like.


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