Sunday, November 20, 2011

Design: Costumes

From classic ballet shoes to embellished jackets.

With so many fascinating plays taking place right now and more very soon, I can hardly wait to purchase tickets for December and to enjoy one or perhaps two live performances. There is something so special about heading to a play or the ballet that a movie theatre simply cannot provide. Perhaps I have an old soul, but even as a child I so enjoyed watching plays, with talented individuals taking part, and a story unfolding before my eyes, especially during the Christmas season...















 It is wonderful to have a closer look at some of the pieces used in live performances—the artistry and design that has gone into creating the scene and setting for play or ballet performance is truly magnificent! To find out more about the pieces featured visit The Coveteur. Do you enjoy attend live performances, such as the ballet as well? Are there any, in particular, that you are hoping to attend?

Images: The Coveteur

28 comments:

  1. Sarah how glorious! I love seeing the costumes and finery close up!

    The Nutcracker ballet has been a favorite for years!

    Love and Hugs,

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. The Nutcracker, Mistletoe, and Christmas Carol.
    I was fortunate to be able to tour our beautiful Shakespeare Theater and look at the costumes, and I was so happy that I was able to do so. Amazing.
    Beautiful costumes, Sarah.
    Have a nice Thanksgiving.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. Dearest Sarah,

    That is always impressive what such a national ballet has on costumes! The details and the quality is incredible.
    Did you see my post from yesterday about Michelle Obamas's blouse that got digitally printed in my home town Horst in The Netherlands by Print Unlimited?

    Love to you and enjoy your weekend. Our wedding in Toronto is over now, tomorrow I go home.

    Mariette

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  4. These photographs make my heart go pitter patter. The ballet has my heart. Beautiful pictures!

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  5. There is something so quintessentially Christmas about going to the ballet, though I'm not sure just what that is. I've been to so many over the years, but Swan Lake will always have my heart.

    Andrea x

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  6. oh this is just wonderful sarah. my 2 little boys are doing ballet and both loving it... i do love ballet- the detailing of the costumes are always incredible. mady x

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  7. I do and these photo's are just gorgeous, especially the last ... wow! Think I need to book a ticket!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend,
    xoxo

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  8. Sarah these are such beautiful images, very inspiring for me. Thank you for sharing x

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  9. Gorgeous. I love the theatre and love ballet. There is a ballet school near me and I love seeing al the dancers arriving for the day early in the mornings.

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  10. i saw this on the covetour and was dying. such amazing details!

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  11. This is a truly wonderful post, Sarah! I'm looking forward to going to a couple of plays in December as well. It's one of magic moments that month has to offer. I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!
    Ada

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  12. This is truly amazing, i never been to a ballet show, would love to visit.
    But my heart was pumping when I saw these pictures, all these boxes filled with ribbons, sewing material..oh my i wish i could visit the atelier and take a closer look at the costumes, headpieces..mmm.. well, a girl can dream right!

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  13. Dear Sarah,
    This is my world and I loooove it.

    Happy new week to you my friend

    Cecilia

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  14. I don't get out and see live performances nearly as much as I should. On my defense, however, the choices are a tad limited where I live. I do love me some costume design, though. The more elaborate and over the top, the better.

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  15. I saw this feature on the Canadian Ballet as well sarah and isn't it wonderful? Especially the head pieces and that last blue dress. A worthy notice for Coveteur. XO

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  16. I was just thinking the same thing.

    Since we moved to Antwerp we still haven't gone to the theater together. Now that the kids have picked up the language I think they're quite ready to go, but I was thinking ballet as I don't speak the language ;-)

    The details of these costumes ... sigh!

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  17. Wow! Those tutus are over the top! From Brooklyn with love ~jen

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  18. Teresa: Wow, that would be amazing to see!

    Mariette: I have been wanting to visit your blog very much—I cannot wait to stop by... Thank you for all of your comments :)
    xx

    Mady: That is wonderful! Music and dance is such a great way for children to appreciate, grow and of course, exercise, too!

    Audrey: That would be wonderful :)

    Miz.November: Exactly!

    Sande: Wow, that would have been wonderful to see!

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  19. Ever so pretty. You make me want to race out and book tickets for the Nutcracker - something which we go to see every year at Christmas. Nothing in the world like a live performance, of dance or theatre or music. Virginia xo

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  20. Such beautiful pieces ... the magic of the stage!

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This Week: Grand Flirt III

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  21. I love the ballet but ever since I saw Black Swan, it freaks me out just a little.

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  22. This is a post to treasure! so beautiful and enticing.

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  23. Paula Grace: I cannot watch that movie after hearing the same from a few people... I watched "Water for Elephants" and that ruined circuses for me!

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  24. So many beautiful pieces! Sometimes I'd like to just wear ballet costumes normally, hahaha... like that light blue dress, so pretty!

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  25. The ballet since I've loved ever from Michelin, the images that you bring in your blog is fantastic, a special world for special people with special sensitivity. greetings.

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