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New York ballet style from Natalie Portman & Drew Barrymore

New mum Black Swan star Natalie Portman and mum-to-be Drew Barrymore both rocked up at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala at The Lincoln Centre this weekend. And both stars looked über-elegant in top-to-toe tulle!

As the face of Miss Dior Cherie Portman unsurprisingly wore a tiered Christian Dior gown and wore the ultimate ballet accessory on her arm – her dancer and Black Swan choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied. And my favourite actress Drew Barrymore chose ballet-pink accessories & makeup to complement her angelic flowing white Chanel frock (which emphasised her blossoming baby bump!).

Lovely ballet-style fashion without looking like they’ve fallen into the dressing-up box – Well done ladies!


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Famous Tutus – Designer look by Anne Valerie Hash

How cool is this preppy-biker-chick look by French designer Anne Valérie Hash? She’s the famous fashionista who designed for labels such as Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Chanel as well as her own. 

I think it’s a pretty cool way to wear your tutu for a punky a fashion look. Simply team a pair of pleather leggings from River Island and a girly blouse with your tutu - et voilà! Instant high-fashion on a budget…

                    


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Tuesday Shoesday – Ankles are back for A/W12

Last week a new footwear trend emerged at Paris Fashion Week – ankle straps.

  

For Autumn/Winter 2012, Paris Fashion Week was awash with massive variety of shoe colours and styles – all featuring ankle-straps. On the catwalk Louis Vuitton showed super-high, colour-block strappies with eye-catching features including oversized buttons and metallic toe-caps. Christian Dior (above) showcased cute ballet-style shoes with boxy, point-shoe toes, dainty bows, and ribbon-like ankle-straps in a traditionally muted autumn shades from black to mauve. Chanel’s chunky heels featured t-strap ankle-strap shoes in festive jewel-tone palette. 

Here’s my pick of the high street versions to give you a head-start on this trend. I expect we’ll be seeing even more ankle-strappy shoes launched in the run-up to autumn. From left to right: New Look £20, Topshop £65, Debenhams £32

  Black (Black) Black Canvas Raffia Wedge Shoes | 251970401 | New Look   SHILO Strap Raffia Platforms 


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Spring/Summer Colour Trend

I’ve been looking forward to this spring/summer season for sometime, as I love the colours and fabrics that are hitting the High Street in 2011.

Colour Trend Mood Board

Flesh tones, blush pinks, rose shades and cream combine to create a sugary-sweet look reminiscent of ballerina tutus = again tapping into the popularity of the ballet trend influenced by the award winning film Black Swan.

Here’s Cassiefairy’s take on the soft dusky pink shades trend for Spring/Summer 2011: