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Shoes That Will Never See The Street

August 30, 2016

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Shoes That Will Never See The Street Tonight’s episode of Inside the factory covers shoes – mainly the manufacture of trainers but also something of the history of shoes and a brief visit to Freed’s of London factory and to the Royal Opera House for a chat and demo with Lauren Cuthbertson. It’s not magic […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Fairy Tale Fashion

March 10, 2016

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Ballet News Reviews | Fairy Tale Fashion Once upon a time….. Beautifully printed and bound in Italy, where fairy tales first thrived, Fairy Tale Fashion is a fascinating look at the curated content put together by Colleen Hill. This book combines with an exhibition at The Museum at FIT. This is the first book to […]

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I Do

December 2, 2015

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I Do So, you’ve said yes. Yippee!! Now, two things are going to happen. First, every man and his dog will congratulate you and second, when the glitter has settled you’re going to be overwhelmed by all the decisions ahead. Don’t be! Help is at hand One of the first things you might like to […]

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Surrey Wedding Photographer

September 16, 2015

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Surrey Wedding Photographer It’s been a busy summer here at Ballet News Towers, and I wanted to include in this feature some of my latest work. First up, I wrote about how to have an unplugged wedding, and why you might want to think about it. Asking your guests to uplug from their phones and […]

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

June 28, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, an arts charity Jane has closely supported in recent years. The shoe is a classic French Sole style, the “Henrietta” in a fitting ballet pink glitter, with a silver leather […]

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Shoe Time

June 7, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.

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French Sole Ballet Flats SS15

April 7, 2015

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French Sole Ballet Flats SS15 Just before the Easter break I was sent a pair of shoes from French Sole (pictured). If you like to show a little toe cleavage then this is the style for you as it has a low vamp. The shoe is elegant, quite narrow and perfectly made in nude/blush soft […]

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Ballet News | Bridal Shoes with Freya Rose & Professor Bear

March 6, 2015

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Ballet News | Bridal Shoes with Freya Rose Shoes. Unless you’re having a barefoot beach wedding, one of your pre-wedding decisions is likely to be what shoes to wear, and there’s a lot of choice. You don’t have to go for a style from a ‘bridal’ range. It’s trendy to pick citrus shades for bridesmaids, and there’s nothing […]

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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

October 31, 2014

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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings – plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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Darcey Bussell’s Strictly Shoes

January 8, 2013

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Strictly Shoes Over the Christmas period I received some queries about Darey Bussell’s shoes (above) which she wore on one of the promo shoots for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. A BBC spokesperson, who was at the shoot, confirmed, “the shoes were from Zara and they were customised with the silver mirrored sequins added for extra sparkle.” […]

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The Ballet News Glitter Edit

December 17, 2012

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The Ballet News Edit | Glitter & Snow What do you think the Sugar Plum Fairy slips into after a Pas de Deux with her Prince ? A Carvela Glitter shoe, if she’s lucky! Available in Gold and Pink (in the sale, saving £81 if you are quick) the Carvela Antibes High heel shoes will take […]

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The Nutcracker Ballet | Cue Glitter

November 20, 2012

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The Nutcracker Ballet | Cue Glitter Everyone needs a pair of glittery shoes. They can lift your mood and have you skipping over the cobbles in a trice. I’ve found a wonderful pair that both you and your kids can wear… What’s more, these ballet shoe creations by French Sole are for a good cause […]

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It’s a sequin time of year…

November 7, 2012

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It’s a sequin time of year… At this time of year, whatever you’re wearing, day or night, it needs to be glittering and dazzling. It’s just that time of year. You need sequins. As it’s such a fab time of year I’m unashamedly blowing the budget with this Temperley Long Sleeved Amoret Dress at £2900 – […]

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Strictly, Sequins

October 9, 2012

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Strictly, Sequins As we a gripped by another Autumn of Strictly Come Dancing, one way to celebrate the season is to sparkle!  Boden has really upped its game this year and produced some truly covetable pieces.  Here’s my sequined edit. Is there anything better than a sequinned shoe ?  Wedges are comfortable and these gunmetal […]

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Ballet News Selects… Cupcakes!

July 12, 2012

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Ballet News Selects… something different Who doesn’t love a cupcake ? There comes a certain time of the day – usually about 4pm – when a cup of tea and a cupcake just makes good sense. Here on Ballet News you can enjoy the long-running Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers (including just-promoted Meaghan Grace Hinkis from The […]

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Tarzan Dan Exhibits

July 10, 2012

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Tarzan Dan Exhibits I’ve often featured Dan Freeman’s (aka Tarzan Dan) work and he has recently opened an exhibition which will run for the rest of this month.  I wanted to give you a bit of detail and Dan has snapped his photographs as they are hung in the exhibition for you to see. Tarzan Dan […]

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Ballet News Selects … a bargain!

July 8, 2012

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Ballet News Selects … heading to a festival this summer ? I love the delicate fan print on this cream silk maxi dress by TopShop.  It’s so unusual to see a print that isn’t a butterfly, or huge flowers or something very abstract. This is clever and elegant and perfect relaxed summer wear, wherever you are […]

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Dressing for July & summer at the ballet

July 5, 2012

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Dressing for July Who knew ?  George at Asda and a luxury lace dress that is worth snapping up because it’s so versatile and, well, cheap ?  £25 to be precise. The dress is a lovely teal colour – which worked so perfectly on the Duchess of Cambridge when she wore that Jenny Packham dress […]

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Ballet News Selects…

July 3, 2012

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Ballet News Selects… Okay.  It’s well known that I’m a shoe-a-holic (found in the bottom of my Aunt’s wardrobe at a very tender age, surrounded by her wonderful and intriguing shoes) and so my research in this area is pretty extensive as you can imagine. But today I have to report that I’ve come across some truly bonkers […]

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