The fact that there are no clothing regulations for the Maestro show made my imagination run free. What If I wear the bare buttom dress?? I designed this dress 20 years ago and it’s still very innovative (presented as a piece of art at the rijksmuseum!!). The design is normal at the front and short at the back which gives you a bare butt. But okay by second thought probably not the best idea I ever. So I started to think about a more suitable outfit.
I liked the idea of getting inspired by the traditional conductor outfit which is always a tuxedo, often worn with a long jacket. And suddenly, while I was watching some catwalk shows online, I saw it. It was love at first sight. Black, long, elegant, super sexy and probably unreachable. This Alexander McQueen jacket was simply perfect. The jacket was couture and of course there were only a few made. The chance that there would be one in my size somewhere was unlikely… But then I heard a positive tone on the other side of the phone. Si, si, we still have one in our shop in Milano. And since the Maestro show was in two days a courier was send to Italy making sure I received this unique piece on time.
In the second show I wore this Alexander McQueen jacket in combination with tight black pants, my super feminine over the knee Louboutin boots, making me feel as sexy as I can be.
Of course I took the chance, just as in the last show, to wear something special from my collection. I needed the Victory corset from my couture collection for a big dose of extra confidence to survive the second show. And as you all have seen I did!!!
REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR MIRROR
FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Between king and QUEEN
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.”
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!
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!