Tuesday Shoesday ~ Dancing shoes

In one of my previous Tuesday Shoesday posts, I talked about shoes that are ideal to wear for dancing. The first pair I mentioned was the Bloch Adora 2.5” which are perfect for experienced dancers and the soft ballet shoes, which are ideal for beginners and amateur dancers. I had a great response to this article […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ These shoes were made for dancing

From tap dance to Zumba and Salsa, more and more people are taking up dancing as a hobby. The reasons are simple and straightforward: not only is dancing an effective form of exercise, but it’s also fun. The only part of taking up dancing as a hobby that’s not so fun, is finding the right wear. […]

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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 […]

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Little Children LOVE Fancy Dress!

                  I love seeing little kids in fancy dress and I love how these outfits have incorporated tutus – my favourite thing! There’s some great fancy dress ideas here: the easter bunny, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (how cute!) and a rock n roll 50s chick! I especially love how mini Audrey Hepburn […]

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Artist’s new book – The Tutu Project

“The Tutu Project began in 2003 as a lark. I mean, really, think of it. Me photographing myself in a pink tutu, how crazy is that?” That’s how artist Bob Carey describes the origin of his series of topless self-portraits wearing frilly pink tulle. But during his photographic journey, the project took a more meaningful turn when his […]

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Famous Tutus – Helena Bonham-Carter

I recently watched The King’s Speech for the first time and thought it was an excellent film, so beautifully filmed and the locations were simply stunning. Of course, the costumes were what interested me most and I really enjoyed watching Helena Bonham-Carter in her role as King George VI’s wife, Queen Elizabeth. The actress is […]

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Dancing on Ice – a new year, more sparkly costumes & the odd tutu!

This time of year is great for costume-makers like me as the new series of Dancing on Ice has just kicked off and that spells another season of inspiring outfits and sparkly tutus to be spotted and re-created by Cassiefairy.co.uk ! Here’s a few of the ladies’ outfits that I have taken a shining to already […]

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Fashion lovers flock to Polyvore

I have recently discovered the online fashion community website www.Polyvore.com  and have had hours of fun making my own look-books and nosey-ing through other members’  mood-board ‘sets’. I can’t believe that I’ve never spotted this site before, but the fashion forums & interactive features are great fun & allow me to waste even more time online […]

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Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

Fantastic news to kick off the year: I have been asked again to create a Mardi Gras costume for one of my best customers. This year the theme is Easter/Spring so she chose a pink & white colour scheme and asked me to make a very frilly ballet tutu with lots of frothy layers. Of […]

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Vivienne Westwood’s ‘The Only One’ collection

Vivienne Westwood‘s couture label Gold premiered their ‘The Only One’ 2011 collection at Royal Ascot’s fashion show. Westwood discussed how she was inspired by lost civilisations; “The present collection is an extraction of some past essence, things that occurred to me as I chose fabrics and worked on cuts. Markers of different views of life, […]

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Famous Tutus – Even men love a tutu!

Its been yeeeeaaars since I last saw Ace Ventura Pet Detective and when I spotted it being re-run on a freeview channel I couldn’t believe my eyes – Jim Carey in a tutu?! I don’t remember that scene at all! But it is true and here’s the pictures to prove it:      And that’s […]

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Famous Tutus – Lucy Liu in Marchesa

At the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2 Lucy Liu wore this wedding-dress-ballet-tutu outfit by Marchesa. This designer has already featured a few times in the Cassiefairy Famous Tutus Hall of Fame as Marchesa is renouned for creating flirty layered tulle concoctions!           Personally, I’d be happy to get married again in this dress […]

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Ballerina Fashion at the Costume Designers Gala

One of my lovely fairy friends pointed me in the direction of this image of model Miranda Kerr at the Costume Designers MET Gala event last week: The 28-year-old Victoria’s secret model channeled her inner ballerina as she wore a stunning white strapless tulle and lace Marchesa gown and Nicholas Kirkwood ivory lacy platform heels. […]

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Gok Hearts Tutus

Throughout this entire last series of Gok’s Fashion Roadshow, Mr. Wan has been loving frilly skirts and tutus – using them nearly every week to style up designer-inspired looks from high street items. Here’s the link to the Bristol roadshow in which Gok created a ballet trend look using a tutu underneath a long dress! […]

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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 […]

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Ballet Trend on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV show

  I have really enjoyed the ballet trend feature on the Lorraine Kelly show yesterday morning (16th March 2011). The looks that Mark Heyes has put together makes it very wearable in everyday life BUT I prefer the beautiful chiffon and tulle dresses and cute cardigans featured in the opening video for the fashion segment. […]

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