|►►► Ballerina after the shows keeping her sugar levels in check. So proud of this girl we were celebrating with more colour and falvour than we had room for.|
It was two rainy days of an early July when effortless meant nothing to us. It was about vibrant shots of colour and all the satin features a little girl dreams of or talks about without pausing in case you aren't familiar with a five year old and her clutter of thought. This was such a fun time for everybody involved or not - after almost a year of pirouetting and spinning in all adequate directions, Nadia's first ballet performance in Alice in Wonderland as a bear picnic attendant and a skipping bunny was delightful to watch. I made sure I told absolutely everybody about the show and hoped I was kind enough not to end up too many conversations with covering a variety of topics on the progress of stage set-up, arm movements or elaborate updos intended to stay immaculate for at least the first interval of the show but not necessarily. Some people were more than grateful I did so ;) The atmosphere was great, Nadia looked super stunning in her lilac dress but the full make up needed for the purpose of avoiding the light on stage to drain the colour from her face never returned after the first show. I suppose having it done once and touched up so many times was too much devotion for a little girl. And I liked her that way, with cheeks of a natural pink, shiny eyes without pigmented sparkles.
So this is my ballerina as of early July, in well-crafted gown to be worn on all occasions after the show, most recently at a breakfast table and on late evening bike rides. I guess not having enough time to devote to fashion (as there are other things to dedicate energy to when you're five) but still wanting to look good means throwing the most glamorous fabric on and be ready for an adventure. Don't tell me you wouldn't do just the same.