Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Dancing shoes


As 6 year old, I did ballet lessons - and stopped about a year later when I went into the 'hating pink' phase. It's a bit of a shame really, because I can't help but feel I'd be a lot more elegant and a lot less clumsy than I am now if I had carried on!

These photos are inspired mainly by a Repetto advert that I saw in a magazine, showcasing a beautiful pair of white leather shoes that I instantly fell in love with. Unfortunately I couldn't afford the €160 price tag, but when I saw these slightly similar ones in H&M for £10 I was over the moon.

Repetto specialise in ballet supplies (hence the ballet theme to the photos) - but they have a beautiful collection of shoes and bags that wouldn't look out of place in any fashionista's wardrobe. I particularly love their T-bar heels and brogues - not to mention pumps in every colour imaginable.

I took these photos on self timer - it took so long to get the right look!


Sadie xxx

P.S. I have absolutely no idea when the bookworm photos will be ready! It could be a few weeks...

42 comments:

delicate diaries said...

Oh this is such a lovely post, you are so gorgeous! x

onic said...

this looks like a dreamy post. i heart it

Reverie said...

I used to adore ballet, i'm also so upset i gave it up! Adore those shoes though, they are truelly magical x

Y said...

The photos are so pretty! love them!

iheartvintagex said...

These pictures are beautiful! :) ♥

silvia :) said...

i love the photos

Clau! said...

Lovely images ;)

I would love have taken ballet classes when I was little but I guess my mom never thougt about it :(

Saludos,
Clau!

Laura said...

Cool on this post!! Love your blog!

Sara said...

just the same for me!!! i started with ballet quite early and after a year i didn't want to contuine. i asked my parents why didn't force me, cause i would love to dance ballet now. but they told me, i wasn't to force.
and by the way, awesome pictures! beautiful! and awesome blog!

Dannie said...

i love this, it looks sooo osoft and whimsical

Jasmine said...

These are beautiful Sadie :) and believe me I did it til I was 18 years old, and I'm no more elegant or less clumsy from it ! :)

Amanda said...

ooh! These shoes are really cute!

the photos are beautiful!

:)

zoey said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I seriously though they were screen caps from one of those fairy-style mini-movies, at first. Zxx

Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm in love with the lighting! And the shoes look awesome with the grey socks and your tights!
And I think every girl has a moment where she thinks: "damn I could have been a ballerina''

Georgie said...

I used to do ballet too, I wish I'd never given up. These photos are gorgeous!
xx

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

Oh I did ballet and pointe for ten years!! I recently stopped because I got too old for my studio but, I loved it so. I definitely think it helped me in my posture and general grace though. I loved all the ballet fashions too. I love this post, I always have a soft spot for this sort of thing.

Sophie's wardrobe said...

This pics are magic!
I love the colours in
your blog is soo pretty !
=)

Rachel said...

i looove this, one of my favourite posts of yours ever!
im currently saving up for the ballet-style pumps in topshop, i love the musty pink colours at the moment, and there's something so, i dont know.. cute? about them, childlike.
mmm lovely:)
x x x

Svenja said...

I also would love to have the repetto shoes! However even if I dedided to buy them i did not know which colour to take. I thought about getting these from H&M, but did not take them because I don't like shoes made of artificial leather. They look much lovelier on your pictures that I remember them.

Clare said...

beautiful set Sadie, must have taken ages but it looks spectacular

Misha said...

Despite the amount of time this photos might have taken, it is so worth it! So dreamy! Makes me wanna build a cozy tent out of my bed sheets too, although the sleeping boy of mine probably wouldn't appreciate that.

Nice shoes! Makes me miss H&M... Have always loved everything dance-inspired like that.

Penny said...

I can relate- I'm dying for a pair of these shoes! Love the first photo (:

princesspolitico said...

you have a true talent for photography - these photos perfectly capture the essence of dance. [i was a classical ballerina for 14 years and i hated pink too!]

xo.
princesspolitico

Megan said...

Wow, love these photos! So dreamy and perfect, the shoes are so lovely! I might have to traipse down to my local H&M now (:

Parapluie said...

These look so nice! I totally love the types of shoes, I guess I have to check out H&M soon :)

Lazzenia said...

I have defenetly fallen in love with your blog.
Your looks are so beautiful.
<3

sophiemakesthings said...

These pictures are lovely! I like your tights too, where are they from?
:)

Corinna said...

wonderful set of photos! i have also thought about buying the H&M shoes, but when i finally decided, they were sold out :(

Lindsey said...

Those shoes look amazingly comfortable!

E M I L Y said...

I love ballet style shoes, they are really cute so i'm going to find a pair myself. x

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hannah said...

very cute! actually i have those in black! but they are so cheaply made, i've only worn them a couple times and the soles are about to have holes :( maybe someday i will save up and get the reppetto ones... a girl can dream.

briannelee said...

I just saw your comment about my little doggie charm. I got mine for $5 on Ebay.... def a steal. Just search for vintage celluloid charm.

Blau von T said...

great post x

Maria Confer said...

Those shoes are so beautiful as are your photos. What a dreamy set up.

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redhedgingerbread said...

love, love, love those little shoes!

Greer said...

your blog is beautiful! im following now. :)

Lost at 11 said...

Those are so beautiful! I always wanted to do ballet!

Lilee said...

you're gorgeous and i love these photos!

cait harri said...

Very cute shoes! I love the tone of your photographs, they're dreamy.

catherine_sr. said...

I love your photographs! I'm a huge balletomane and I love t-strap dance heels, too. This post reminds me that I need to find a pair!

emm said...

i mcuh prefer your shoes!

Law said...

I love your pictures , they inspired me.