Sparkling La Source

by Marlies Dekkers
Paris, the city of love, great minds, pere Lachaise, fashion and arts.
I’ve been visiting Paris for almost thirty years and every time when I walk through this beautiful city, I have the irresistible need to pay a visit to a show in Opéra Garnier. She calls my name but every time I visit Paris I just can’t attend one of her shows because of my tight schedule. This year I wanted to avoid disappointment and planned a special trip with my loved ones to Paris the evening before Christmas. No work, just pleasure!

The show, that has been on my wish list for ages, is La Source. La Source is a ballet show made by Jean-Guillaume Bart and is about my favorite subject: LOVE. In this ballet show a wonderful immortal woman falls in love with a mortal man, but is the love strong enough to connect immortality and mortality…. The show is enriched by Christian Lacroix’s flamboyant costumes. He used a fairy color palette with many Swarovski embellishments.

Everything seemed to come together that wonderful night in Paris. We talked till late, and full of inspiration and new ideas we left this fantastic city.

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Between king and QUEEN

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Between king and QUEEN

by marlies|dekkers

Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”

BRAVE ballerina

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BRAVE ballerina

by marlies|dekkers

Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”

The art of love!

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The art of love!

by marlies|dekkers

Get your creative juices flowing

This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!