Clockwise from left: J. Crew Tulle Skirt ($34); Juicy Couture Silk Mixed Media Dress ($75); Juicy Couture Feather Print Jersey Dress ($88); Gap Tulle Hearts Skirt ($30); Etsy Feather Skirt From 4TheLittlePea ($60).
In the new thriller Black Swan, Natalie Portman plays a prima ballerina, a part that she really got into. During filming, director Darren Aronofsky was so concerned with how lean Natalie was getting that he insisted that she eat more: "At a certain point I looked at [Natalie's] back and she was so skinny and so cut — I was like, 'Natalie, start eating,' I made sure she had a bunch of food in her trailer."
Natalie took her role seriously and embraced the rigorous lifestyle that a prima ballerina keeps, so it was not too surprising on how skinny she became. The day after shooting ended, Natalie says she ate "pasta, pasta, pasta" and quit working out.
Has anyone ever worried that you weren't eating enough?
Pink slippered feet on point, blue ribboned legs, and a red velvet seat make this ballerina chair near irresistible. Apparently a favorite of French interior decorator Madeleine Castaing, the delicate white washed seat is back as Wisteria's En Point Chair ($549). While I love the design of it, I'm not sure how I'd feel about leaning up against a frame without much backing. I may throw comfort to the wind in favor of a darling vanity complete with the rouge chair.
What are your thoughts on the four-legged piece?
My girl crush on Emmy Rossum was just cemented by this glamorous ballerina ensemb she wore last night at the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Dance. Though her sexy black sparkle top and white skirt are actually a Luca Luca dress, this look can be easily achieved with a frothy white tiered skirt and sexy black tank. Black satin peep-toes, a fun black satin clutch, and killer Stephen Russell layered necklaces complete the perfection.
I'm beginning to think this Soulja Boy phenomenon will never fizzle. In an unexpected twist of "wha?," the song caught the attention of the ballet world. It's no secret that ballerinas are generally uptight by practice and snobbish by design, so the fact that this brood would even give the rap a revelé is surprising — but who's complaining? The chick below has skill and soul. Perhaps she could give these wannabes a few pointers?