Through The Looking Glass.

This mini-post has been influenced by several of my favourite things right now:

  • My love of all things Adidas by Stella McCartney;
  • ballet and the movie ‘Black Swan’;
  • new year, new country, new gym, new Pilates teacher, and;
  • my growing love affair with the colour pink

Residing in my temporary NYC apartment – now known to me as the ‘house of mirrors’ – feels rather like living in a dance studio*, hence the perfect excuse for this dance inspired mini shoot.  I’m a big fan of Stella McCartney’s designs for Adidas and I love to wear this range to the gym.  At this time of the year when the phrase “hitting the gym” is rife, I like to buy a new (or dust off an old, ahem) kit to wear as it seems to inspire me to get moving.  I recently started Pilates classes in Manhattan and I found this old Stella McCartney wrap top that I bought from Ebay two years ago.  Honestly I’ve never worn it, but it seems very “now” due to the balletic influences from the film “Black Swan”.  If you haven’t already seen the movie I’d certainly recommend it, for both the Rodarte-designed costumes and the main character’s descent into **pathological obsession and desire.  My own obsession at the moment is with the colour pink and the delightful images of desire contained within this post.  Especially the Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla lingerie and the Jimmy Choo flats below…

Wearing: Black leggings and pale pink wrap around top, both Adidas by Stella McCartney (old season).  Black T Shirt, Marks & Spencer.

Images: Top row left to right: Natalie Portman in a still from ‘Black Swan’; Misc Adidas by Stella McCartney. Middle row, left to right: Bra top, Adidas by Stella McCartney (old season); Jimmy Choo ballerina flats; Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla lingerie set.  Bottom row, left to right: Miu Miu ruffled silk top; Rodarte’s original sketch for Odile’s costume in Black Swan; Kaufmanfranco gown (top and gown both available to buy on Net-a-porter).

*Thank you to @SomeKindofStyle ( for pointing this out!

**Who said I couldn’t get Psychology into this blog?!

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16 Responses to Through The Looking Glass.

  1. I can’t wait to see the movie!! I think I’m seeing it tomorrow night 🙂

  2. Milla says:

    Working your figure to the max! Love the top – suits you.

  3. cupcake says:

    You get some major deals on ebay don’t you? Why don’t I shop there…

  4. Carly says:

    well you will MOST definitely be the best looking and best dresses gal in your pilates class! Love it.
    You are inspiring me to go find my old “toe shoes” in my parents basement from my ballet days…
    Great post:)

  5. I love Stella McCartney for Adidas – have been meaning to update my gym wardrobe but they always sell out of the best pieces! That wrap top is very on-trend. Reminds me of my ‘cross-over’ that I used to wear to ballet class actually. NHG x

  6. stylemefab says:

    Love the wrap top…and i enjoyed “Black swan” a lot even though it was confusing at times

  7. Patricia says:

    I loved Black Swan – definitely riveting! Excellent seamless switching between what she just imagines (hallucinates?) and what is actually going on – sometimes hard to tell which is which

  8. Love the wrap top over the dress you look lovely! xxx

  9. mtadams1208 says:

    My gosh, you read my mind!! Or I yours – Come check out my blog for other ballet-related posts – and you have reminded me how much I like the Stella McCartney workout stuff I will have to go check it out again. Have a good one! Great blog Apt. 1208

  10. Michelle says:

    i still haven’t seen that movie sooo want to! 😦

  11. Okay so I adore this post for several reasons (a) I’m a dancer and I love love the little tie shirt you are wearing, so fabulous (b) black swan was amazing. I was just talking about it this morning with one of my students, and I mentioned how it wasn’t your typical inspirational cheesy dance flick. A psychological thriller thrown in with dance? what’s not to love.


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