a more “white swan” than “black swan” guide to winter fashion.
Between the sudden influx of really good ballet-centric TV, the fact that I’ve seen Black Swan way too many times, and that I’ve taken up Ballet again has undoubtedly put me in a ballerina sort of mood even making it my winter wardrobe inspiration—yes, that means leg warmers. For inspiration, I turned to professional ballerina and founder of Ballet Beautiful, Mary Helen Bowers—her ballet workout classes are where all of us beauty editors all hang out after work. You can join us at one of her live streaming classes, but in the meantime take Bowers’ tips on how to start dressing like an off-duty ballerina. When I said that she was a professional I really mean she’s the professional—her testimonials not only include myself, but Liv Tyler and Natalie Portman who she trained for her role in Black Swan. It’s time to get serious about ballet style—it too is a very disciplined sport. We’ve got Mary Helen Bowers’ ballet-to-real-life picks. “I’m obsessed with anything pink and silky. Here’s a couple picks that work for the office, a dinner date, or just running around in jeans that let you feel ladylike, girly and super ballet!”