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18.8.11

{places: at the ballet, saint petersburg, russia}

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"At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life. "
~ Robert Caro


. . . there are some things that are so heartbreakingly beautiful, they cause one's breath to catch -- the sad and longing strains of an opera, the moon on a midsummer's night, the rose gardens after a rainfall, and of course, the ballet . . .


{p.s.} also new today: lovely little glimpses


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{a cashmere affair, the yakobson dance studio in saint petersburg, russia, featuring local ballerinas for j.crew [here & here] via the terrier and the lobster}

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sécia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely. I've always wished to go back to that moment when I decided not to do ballet anymore... and change my mind.

♥ sécia
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Heather [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE these photos!!!! makes me want to put on my ballet shoes, again!

Kris [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love these :) I write a ballet blog and added the quote on the side, that's exactly how I feel about it :) there has been so much ballet in the media lately, Black Swan and dancers on the pages of UK Vogue... also, I'm sure you'd love the ballerina project photographs by Dane Shitagi, they are gorgeous! Thanks for a lovely post & blog :)

Kris

Katie*Belle [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love these images!

Like, Whatever [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Gosh! so graceful and pretty

fancyfunction [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Amazing! As a former dancer, these make me want to put my toe shoes on and take a spin.

kait [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

so so beautiful. i'm a sucker for ballet images and these are certainly no exception.
thank you for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!
xx, kait

Ira Tishakova [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love these photos. But i never saw some1 in ballet class dressing sweater :-)(not in Russia for sure) Is it special for shotting?

Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So beautiful!!

I've just treated myself to a seasons worth of ballet tickets. As a special birthday gift. Can't wait!

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etheria [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

A [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love this! I also really like ballet images, I took modern dance but always dreamed of doing ballet one day. The photos are glamorous ;)

-A
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All Glam Things [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous Pictures! As a Russian Girl Im so proud to see this Images!)

XO,
Yelena

wildchild [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

absolutely beautiful.

The Pocket Stylist [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I cannot get over these neutrals this season and IEEE them making their way into autumn.

November Grey [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such lovely photos - I love what the dancers are wearing!!! Makes me excited for fall!

Kassel and Kate [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

pretty photos! great visual inspiration for rehearsal tonight! though, i don't think i'll be wearing a cable knit sweater :)
-kassel

Tamra {walkswithBella} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous images!! As a former ballerina, I'm inspired to go take classes again. Love the cardigan over the tutu look.

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

ira tishakova -- yes, it's in the credits :) this was a special shoot for j.crew's cashmere sweaters, shot at the the yakobson dance studio in saint petersburg, russia, featuring local ballerinas

x

ana {luckyinlovesf} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

cashmere + j.crew + tulle + ballerina buns = my dream outfit/style

tres chic!

pve design [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I danced for years and I love these images. Ballet and pointe gave my feet a beating. I love dancers and admire the discipline of ballet.
pve

EclecChic [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful pics!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

sweet pea (formerly alice) -- sounds lovely! re: a season's worth of ballet; and thank you for the suggestion -- as you can see by the red cross links in the right sidebar, try to help in any way when there in times of crises, and shall look into adding a few more links this evening . . .

x

Melissa [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely photos - makes me wish I still took ballet!

Alice [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

AHHHHHHHHHH SUCH LOVELINESS!!
The lighting, those cashmere sweaters, the elegant lines...
Why does such beauty exist??
If only I had continued my ballet training when I was young. Those days of dreaming of being a gorgeous ballerina, twirling on a stage and gracefully leaping through the air...
Dreams dreams dreams.

Wow.
Just wow.


~Alice

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