Friday, November 9, 2012

The Dream Behind the Nutcracker Suite
















 




Skirt: Kate Spade.  Shirt: Milly.  Blazer: Vintage.  Shoes: Ferragamo. Tights: J. Crew. Bag: Kate Spade (Similar). Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick. Tory Burch http://rstyle.me/n/einmisje--.
Belt: Raina c/o  Tuckernuck


There is always a hint of magic in the air whenever it snows. This week New England had its' first snow fall. It was fitting for my trip to Boston on Thursday where I received a sneak peek of the Boston Ballet's new costumes for Mikko Nissinens' production of The Nutcracker. I was very excited to get an invite as The Nutcracker is one of my favorite shows to attend around the holidays.

Boston Ballet last introduced new costumes for The Nutcracker seventeen years ago. The latest designs are the vision of award-winning Robert Perdziola. Not only did I get to see the new costumes up close, but I also received a tour of the costume shop where talented craftsmen were at work setting thousands of Swarvoski crystals to Tutu's, and stitching together the accoutrements of Clara's fantasy. It was an amazing experience made complete by the privilege of sitting in on a rehearsal of the second act of the play. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to begin the holiday season.

The Boston Ballet's Nutcracker will run from November 23 - December 30th. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at www.bostonballet.org.

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Those costumes are amazing!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    xo, Jordan
    opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

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  2. Every skirt in this post is beautiful! How fitting as adult tutus are now going casual on the streets. Nice to see them in their original meaning!

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  3. Oh wow!! Gorgeous photos, very surreal :) You look great too, I like your blazer and bag!

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  4. wow beautiful costumes!
    lovely outfit and photos
    xx

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  5. As a ballerina, The Nutcracker is one of my absolute favorites performances! It also happens to be the ballet that inspired my mom to enroll me in ballet lessons as a child so I have a soft spot for it. I saw it at the SF Ballet two years ago and loved it; would love to see it at the Boston Ballet one day as well. Thanks for the sneak peek of the new costumes! They're beautiful. I'm also a fan of your vintage blazer :)

    Erika
    www.thecardinalplanner.com

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  6. what a wonderful, colorful post! i loooove the nutcracker, it´s like a dream!

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  7. love love love your outfit! and these photos are awesome!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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  8. Wonderful costumes!
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  9. Wow. Those costumes are freakin' amazing!! The details are incredible. You look great too, hun! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    xx Love & Aloha
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  10. Love your style!! And your blog is just amazing!!


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  11. What a magnificent opportunity. My little sister is a ballerina in training and might squeal when I show her these photos!
    You look lovely as always!
    Time Stand Still

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  12. That is such a neat opportunity! The costumes are simply stunning.

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  13. The Nutcracker is my favorite ballet! I used to have a VHS copy of the Oksana Baiul Nutcracker Special. The costumes are amazing!

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  14. I love this ballet, must have been such a cool and exciting experience! Go you! x

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  15. That Nutcracker! I would have run away with him!

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  16. What a fantastic post, thank you for giving us a behind the scenes tour. I grew up in Manhattan and each year my mother would take us to the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. I cherish those moments. Gorgeous.

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  17. oh my goodness, i am so in love with this post. the detail of the costumes you guys were able to capture leaves me swoony. i live in chicago and spend a lot of my free time volunteering with the Joffrey Ballet's Young Professionals Board, so dance and ballet (and the Nutcracker!) are very dear to me. I've only had the opportunity to see the Joffrey's costume department once, and it was so special. Thanks for sharing the Boston Ballet's, I can never get enough of gorgeous ballet costumes!

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  18. These pictures are amazing! The costumes look beautiful and I love how you show us all the details close up! You can really appreciate the hard work on the sewers!

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  19. What gorgeous costumes! I love that you posted this, Sarah. I auditioned for the Boston Ballet years ago, but didn't make it. I did live in Boston for a year, though. I love the detail shots as I am currently sewing costumes for a holiday show for the dance company I'm in. Thanks so much for posting these! ;-)

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  20. Beyond beautiful photos! I love your skirt!

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  21. You look festive but so chic! I love the print and the green blazer. Looks like an awesome trip.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  22. Ah! This brings me back to my grade school years- I danced with Boston Ballet when I was younger, and was in the Nutcracker as well. I miss it dearly.

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  23. You are so lucky to have seen all the costumes for the Nutcraker. Your outfit (especially the skirt) is so cute and goes well with the nutcracker.



    Hanny

    justsimplyhanny.blogspot.com

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  24. Beautiful pictures, amazing costumes and wonderful outfit you are also wearing!
    I like your skirt and blazer!

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  25. I adore that you are promoting the arts in this post!

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  26. Great blog!
    xxx Anaïs xxx

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  27. What fun pictures! I can't get enough of your gorgeous green blazer!!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  28. Loved this post and so jealous you got to do this! I miss tying on my pointe shoes...
    Samantha
    www.thingsicovet.tumblr.com

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  29. Oh what an amazing experience, I love the nutcracker!

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  30. You always have the most stunning outfits, and great hair!

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  31. lovely photos!

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  32. Gorgeous photos. So good to see behind the scenes!

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  33. SO gorgeous!! I'm hoping to catch the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker this year :)

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  35. gorgeous costumes! so sparkly, thanks for the behind the scene look

    xx
    Jen
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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  36. wow those costumes are AMAZING! such great detailing !


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  37. I'm loving everything about that Kate Spade skirt right there!

    www.gbofashion.com

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  38. You are so lucky! The Boston Ballet is my favorite, and I'm so excited to see their new costumes and sets this year!
    How were you able to view a dress rehearsal? Are you a Young Partner?

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  39. Very cute post!love this!
    that's amazing!Love your sense of style!!
    CHIC STREET CHOC
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  40. You are so amazingly pretty and sexy! And you look awesome in pantyhose! Gorgeous!

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