I got the strangest feeling of inspiration today. I was walking to class and listening to my ipod on shuffle when
Dance Of The Guests And Dwarfs from the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky came on. Being an off and on again rainy day, it just fit. I became so inspired. It is the most beautiful love story about magic and the forces of love, and with of course incredible dancing, mistaken identities, and princes. What could be better?
I have decided to make a small collection based off both the ballet costume aesthetics as well as the story of
Swan Lake, itself. How can one go wrong with chiffon pieces based off princes falling in love with swans and evil sorcerers? Hopefully I'll be able to get some sketches down soon and be able to start sewing when I get home from school. I expect I will definitely be able to get this project done by the time I leave for Oslo in June, so keep your eyes out :)
As for now, I will continue to be in the 1% of people under 25 who listens to ballet music.