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A real outfit on a real person in a real ballet class

What I like here is the contrast of wrists covered up by long slouchy sleeves —modest almost— with visible leotard bottom. Don’t see much VLB in Los Angeles. I like it though. It’s cheeky. (Ok the shirt wasn’t really that … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 22: snowball-gown

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Advent Calendar December 9: mistletoe gonna getcha

Look out, lovers. That mess is everywhere. Reference photo: Irina Baranova and Yurek Shabelevsky in Le Beau Danube from the book Balletomania, the story of an obsession by Arnold L. Haskell, copyright 1934, Simon and Schuster Inc. New York, New … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 7: gingerbread pas de deux

They make it look so easy.

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Advent Calendar December 6: just a little PSA

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Advent Calendar December 5, she dances like a bear

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Advent Calendar December 4: Squirrel Hornpipe

Using Troy and Margaret West Kinney’s The Dance (copyright 1914) as reference again, this time from a series of photographs titled, “Irish Dances, Mr. Thomas Hill and Mr. Patrick Walsh, The Hornpipe“. Plus squirrel heads. Update: Now available on stuff! … Continue reading

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