About Your Rock And Roll Ballerina:
Bringing It Back, What We Had, And What We Lost:
While I fully realize it is 2018/2019, I think we may have forgotten the importance of CLASS, STYLE and ELEGANCE in fashion. While one is trying to show more of their body than the next person, the sexiness and magick of the unknown have been lost. Along with simple, now unthought of details. Who asks these days, "what kind of sleeve is it?" We just accept the "standard" sleeve, with a cuff or elastic finish and be done. What about shoulder pads to sharpen your figure outline? What about tiny, velvet-covered buttons, to finish off a puffed shoulder sleeve, that cinches in at the elbow, down to the wrist in a fitted finish, with 10 tiny button accents climbing up from the wrist?
And HATS. I adore hats. Do I see many people WEARING hats? No. I don't mean baseball caps. I mean REAL HATS. Soft velvets, felt in glorious colours, shaped, big, fitted, fancy, brimmed, berets, top hats, cloche style, ALL hats! Adorned with carefully hand sewn silk velvet flowers, or hand beaded, and also the FEATHERS! Gorgeous feathers! I know every single time I wear a hat since I began wearing them, I get compliments, or people wanting one for themselves. Sometimes I hear "I can't wear hats" but that is not true. You may not look good in SOME hat styles, true, but there is a hat (or many) for everyone! I don't look good in all hats myself, but some are MAGNIFICENT on!
From our hands...what about gloves? Now ANYONE can wear gloves, and I know I feel a little more girly wearing them. I started wearing gloves when I would go to church, at a very young age. One Sunday, I put my hand in the right white glove, and there was a BEE in the glove finger! I never forgot this! I screamed and thought "why did the glove hurt me?" LOL. Mom explained and we found the bee, and that little tidbit has NOTHING to do with my stories here but thought I would share...I won't bore you with the "dry ice story" LOL (maybe another time!)...but yes, gloves. I adore gloves. What I have found is there are inexpensive gloves with no stretch, that itch and make me miserable, and then there are stretchy gloves that fit like a second skin and I forget they are on, until I see photos and how COOL they look, I make a mental note to wear gloves more often for the sheer coolness of their look! Lace, lycra, sparkly, fingerless, with fingers, all of them.
Let's not forget underpinnings. REAL STOCKINGS with REAL GARTER BELTS. A beautiful flouncy petticoat under a floating chiffon hanky hem skirt! Gorgeous shimmering lace that only YOU know is under there, like a naughty secret for yourself to smile about!
WHY do I write all of this!? Well, my friends, this is what I will be offering in my Rock and Roll Ballerina studio ... not so you look like you belong in another era, but for you to feel feminine, sexy and very unique. Perhaps one piece added to your ensemble...A fabulous hat, scarf, pair of gloves, shimmering shawl...that when you pull it out of your wardrobe to wear, it feels so special and you feel like the Queen you ARE when you wear it....I draft all of my patterns for my designs from scratch, using inspirations from the past, as well as current couture that I love, and make my own kind of recipe. I believe women are supposed to be feminine, beautiful and pampered. And head turners. When you walk into a room, you OWN it. You are the STAR.
I hope you will shop with me in 2019 and beyond, and let's make YOU SHINE!!!!!