Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene


Last night my mom took me to the ballet!
We saw Romeo & Juliet at Lincoln Center. It was absolutely gorgeous.
I generally dislike the story, but the movement and the costumes and scenery were so mesmerizing.


It's official... I am a published poet!
It's so odd seeing my name and my words in print, but in the best way possible.


Also... the most exciting thing has happened to me. Seriously.
I took the Teen Jeopardy qualifying test online about two months ago.
And yesterday I got an e-mail saying that I qualified to move on to the live auditions!
So in about a month I get to audition in New York City...
... and then maybe be on Jeopardy.
I am the happiest person alive!


Watch this piece. Just watch it.
It's really fantastically done. I am eternally grateful to 60 Minutes for driving home the point that fashion is not painfully stupid and requires an unbelievable amount of dedication.
Anna Wintour looks like such a teddy bear with her sunglasses off!

In honor of my first ballet... soft neutrals, basic silhouettes, and striking, sensual black details.

Stella McCartney silk jersey dress, Elle Macpherson silk briefs, Repetto flats, Cosabella camisole, Cosabella bra, Alexander McQueen fringed dress, Lover bodysuit, Vera Wang silk and organza dress, Mimi Holliday by Damaris bra.

(ballet photos by rachel papo)

56 comments:

elena-lu said...

congrats to you on so many lovely things happening!
good luck on the jeopary! whoa! how cool!!

alice said...

Like 50s :)))

Anna G said...

I love ballet. I wish I stuck with it. But those outfits are stunning.
I love dance inspired clothes.

ps. Good luck with your audition.

Lily G. said...

wow, I love those costumes!!

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jayne said...

oo love the tutus! and the last line of your poem is fantastic!

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

beautiful costumes and congratulations !!

Vanessa said...

beautiful pictures! i love them.

Rosie Unknown said...

I find it interesting that you don't like the play. We are reading it in English class and I quite enjoy it. Why don't you like it?

WendyB said...

Congrats!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

How can the Romeo and juliet story bore you? You should watch Romeo+Juliet with Leonardo and Claire Danes, breath taking!
XOXOXO
Libby
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The Clothes Horse said...

Congrats on Jeopardy. That would be so wild!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Oh, btw I have awarded you an awrd, come to my blog to check out the guidelines!
XOXOXOXO
Libby
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Sylvia Cunningham said...

okay. seeing your life laid out like that makes me realize YOU ARE ONE LUCKY GIRL. i would like full details on ballet--and if not in a post, please tell me tomorrow! maybe we could go to the ballet on our double date? ;) but until then...i LOVE the fact that you put the designers in pink and the clothing item in black at the end--nice classy, ballet touch. WHAT IS THAT WHY YOU DRESSED LIKE YOU WERE A BALLERINA TODAY! GIRL!!! anyway, congrats again on your poem and jeapardy! YOU ARE A STAR.

muchlove said...

these pictures are gorgeous. I love the soft shades of pink.
I'm so jealous I've never been to a ballet, and I desperately want to.

Lily said...

OOo I love the ballet. Glad you liked it. The costumes are gorgeous. Good luck with your audition. Aren't you terrified to go on TV?

•¦Amy¦• said...

I love the ballet, though I'm quite biased I suppose since I grew up with it, and am aspiring to make a career of it.
I hadn't ever seen Romeo and Juliet until this February, and I must say it has become may favorite ballet. Just amazing, and emotional, and spectacular! I'm glad you were able to go see it, and that you enjoyed as much as you did. :D

Shin said...

Hey, Congratulations for getting the jeopardy auditions! That's really amazing! I love the neutral pieces in your collage, lovely! xxoxoxo

paola said...

oh, i love the pictures and the colours in it! beautiful

Girl next blog said...

I love with that bra - too cute!

Eden said...

to actually experience ballet here in the city for the first time would be fantastic. too bad we dont have a center for ithere, have to go all the way to our country's capital for it:( but it looks to me like you had a lovely time!

oh, and i loooove these nude undies.. can you say sexy?!!

much love

eden

Lottie said...

thanks for the link exchange,have added you right back!
congrats on the audition,sounds immense!tres tres happy for you!
plus you are a published poet too,well done,your very talented!
the ballet is so beautiful,and nude has to be my fave non colour of the moment,lol
much love hun x

lucille said...

Love the last outfits !

Nana said...

that's so cool! congratulations! ut was indeed a lovelypoem. I

Silje said...

Ah, it looks like a dream...=)

aubrey said...

ohh these tutus look so cute:)

Rosie said...

thank you for your comment!!

wow... stunning blog!!! i adore the pictures, and congratulations on your poem and the audition!! the poem is beautiful :)

i want all those clothes at the, theyre so dreamy, gorgeous!

x

Kate said...

Those ballet photos are beautiful.
And I love everything you put in the collage. Totally perfect :)

xo, Kate

Claudia said...

beautiful pictures

Robin said...

I love the dancer costumes.
Lovely.

What an inspiration.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

Flashes of Style said...

Ahhhh I love the lingerie pieces! So pretty :) And congrats on jeopardy! that rocks.

Summer said...

Oh wow.Good luck girl.A lot of cool things waiting on you way.Have a great day.=)

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seacity said...

i like your blog! nice photos!! see you! i am following you!

Amelia said...

Wow, great post! I love the pictures. The only ballet I've ever been to is The Nutcracker, so I'm thinking I need to expand my horizons a bit.

Congrats on the poem and Jeoprady!

Solo said...

love those costumes.=) Hope to see more from you..=)

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Manja said...

Oooh...I have never been to a ballet before. I'd certainly love to see the Russian Ballet.

Your poem is very lovely and inspiring :)

And I just watched the interview...I have to admit, I used to rather dislike Anna but she seems so much more 'real' and sympathetic here.

Twobreadsplease said...

So jealous you were at the ballet! I love the costumes they have. x

Is This Real Life? said...

Wow, those costumes look awesome!
You have such a fab blog glad i've found it!

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Talk Pretty To Me said...

CONGRATS on the Jeopardy! and I sadly have never been to a ballet. boo. BUT your picks are stunning. I want I want I want that Stella dress! and I love the name of your blog! so cute.

J'adore

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Kim said...

thanks for your comment!
i love ballet, i also do ballet, whitin 1 hour i have to go to my balletclass :) the customs and are wonderful!
im followin your blog now :)

Catherine said...

Wow, congrats! And I love that Stella McCartney dress, it's beautiful :)

Have a great day!

Hannah said...

I'm sort of amazed by how similar the real life Vogue office is to that in the Devil Wears Prada! Ballets are so wonderful. I went to see Edward Scissorhands as a ballet a while ago and it was absolutely incredible- I was crying at the end!

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, it really was amazing! It was all pastel colours and dreamy 50s clothing. Then at the end it 'snowed' over the audience!

brooke said...

hey, thanks so much for the comment! congrats on your first ballet, it sounds and looks amazing. those costumes are so beautiful. yes how incredible is the anna wintour video? she is amazing.
Oh and congrats about teen jeopardy! that would be so amazing!

xx

Keith said...

Congrats. I love the pictures. I hope you will have a fab weekend. Cheers!

sarah said...

love that nude/black dress. really cool.

Gracie said...

Vera Wang! Stella McCartney! I need those!

Congrats on making the auditions. Best to you.

I love the ballet. I grew up wanting to be a ballerina, alas my calling was somewhere else.

Gracie.

the cityhipster said...

these pictures are really awesome! you have a really cool blog!

cityhipster.blogspot.com

miky said...

i whant that bra1!!!

me melodia said...

Lovely post. I like to way you connect dots.
Congrats on jeopardy. I hope you go far. You're a smart cookie.
My friends bf was on last month and I was so proud of him.
<3

Ash Fox said...

the costumes and music are my favorite aspects of the ballet. i love the collection of nude pieces. awesome blog!
x
www.tittees.blogspot.com

hazel said...

GASSSSSP YOU GENERALLY DISLIKE ROMEO AND JULIET?

RockerJewlz said...

Congratulations on the poem...my home town is San Luis Obispo so it was fun to see that.

I agree with the Anna Wintour comments...it was such a total surprise to see. It was funny that my thoughts were flipping from "wow she seems so nice" to "wait, isn't this the person Meryl Streep's character in The Devil Wears Prada is modeled after?"

Meryl didn't seem mean at all...at first.

Sure was fun watching Anna constantly fussing with her hair. I love Vogue...it is my go-to for art inspiration.

christelle said...

Wow beautifuls costumes!!!! i love!

xAZD said...

wow. the tutus!!! gorgeous! and congrats on all accounts. :)

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Eleonore said...

wow SO pretty!

An Carol said...

Those are gorgeous clothes it`s my dream wheni was young ...that i always want to own of it : )