Ballet is a universe of the imagination, a place of magic and enchantment, beauty and romance. —Trudy Garfunkel
After treating the Coterie to a private group class with my teacher earlier today, I shared a sneak peek of the upcoming balletcore capsule (shown above). You’ll also see a few pieces below on professional ballerina India Rose of Paris snapped in the Paris Opera Ballet.
I’ll be revealing the balletcore capsule on April 1 at the TDJ Spring Style Event and it will then become available online here. Hope you can join us!
Since 2018, ballet has become an almost daily staple in my days. In between clients and on weekends I’ll pop open my laptop and hop into a virtual class. I’ve set up my home to function as a mini ballet studio with furniture pushed to the side and a pink ballet barre front and center. Sorry Tim and pups!
The practice transforms and humbles me. Last weekend I went to New York and spent four hours practicing my Prelude solo from the ballet Les Sylphides with my teacher and time flew by. I’ll be performing it at the International Adult Ballet Festival the day before my 50th birthday in June.
While practicing that afternoon, I felt in the flow—described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as a strong connection to the present moment where all else falls away. And Chopin is mesmerizing. Listen to the song here on Spotify.
Apparently I’m not the only one having fallen in love with ballet as an adult. Elle just released an article titled “Adults Are Rediscovering the Joy of Ballet” and a friend sent me this article from Psychology Today titled “What We Can Learn from Women Who Take Adult Ballet Classes.”
To me, ballet connotes femininity, fluidity, softness, romance, tulle, pointe shoes, discipline, classical music, and reverence.
And the best news, you don’t have to do ballet to enjoy dressing like a ballerina or embodying the aesthetic. That’s available to us all!
Embrace your inner swan. Wear, live, and breathe what makes your heart sing!
PS If you’re interested in starting ballet as an adult, I recorded this video for you.
Love the midi-length skirt! Such a classic piece.
Yay, so happy you like it! x
Love these pieces! Looking so forward to seeing the entire line.🩰
Wonderful to hear! Hope to see you on April 1! x
I am over the moon with the new pieces along with the standards that I love so much in your capsule wardrobe. I am looking forward to the day you say that they are available to be ordered.
Yay for pairing with your TDJ staples! x