This lip with that nail; these bags with those shoes
What does one wear to the ballet? more importantly how does one dress her feet and carry ones goods?
On Tuesday I went to see The Raven Girl at the Royal Opera House. A new fairytale written by Audrey Niffenegger and adapted for the stage by Wayne McGregor . As a former ballet dancer, fairy-tale writer and lover of Audrey Niffenegger I was excited to be part of something very new and very special.
No longer is formal attire ‘de rigueur’ for nights at the Opera House and with seats starting from £4 this is now my new favourite post work tuesday evening activity. I quickly ruled out long skirts as I was seated in the amphitheatre an didnt want anyone stepping on my dress so I paired sophisticated black peg trouser with sparkly shoes – well I did have an awful amount of steps to climb so what better way to attract attention to myself then by wearing sparkly shoes? I threw an oversized crocheted sleeveless jumper over a black vest and completed the look with a deco box from Warehouse to put my tickets and ice-cream money in.
After an amazing edge of your seat performance of the new fairy tale that was both beautiful and bleak, bold and brave, we were treated to some classically choreographed ballet to Symphony in C. As I watched the svelte, pretty, limber girls releve up onto their toes effortlessly, I thought back to my own ballet days, how I love anything ballet inspired and how I would love a ballet inspired clutch bag.
I found a lovely Degas inspired clutch at http://www.junesuniquelyyoursweddings.com and I even spotted matching hand made court shoes.
For a vintage look I recommend Misu’s printed fabric clutch a light delicate clutch in soft sepia tones.
Lastly … The Showstopper. Fun,Practical and perfect for the office, practice or performance – The Ballet Print by Longchamps
The Raven Girl is on at the Royal Opera House until June 8th