I remember I had this love-hate relationship with ballet. When I was a child I used to hate it. Probably because it was one of the symbols of my rebellion against everything and anything girly. I didn’t think about what a hard work makes a good ballerina. But now, when I see both of the sides, I think it’s beautiful, and I don’t really get my earlier self.
I remember also when ballerina shoes started to bacame the thing in the beginning of the 2000s. The picture of Kate Moss wearing black ballerina flats and low rise, but extra long skinny jeans burned into my mind, and everybody else’s apperantly, as everybody wanted that look. Skinnies + ballerina flats = the alpha & omega of coolness.
My ever first appropriate ballerina shoes was a pair of red ones from Zara. I went to college in Budapest, and I didn’t have any money, but somehow I managed to buy those. I didn’t care that they broke up my heels every time, I couldn’t stop wearing them. I was in love.
And then the love just disappeared somehow. The shoes got broken and I changed them to something else (the start of black ankle boots area maybe?). I haven’t really got ballerina shoes since then. Well, actually I had a pair by Vagabond, which are also broke my heels all the time, and I also had a short attempt with the TopShop ballerina/glove shoes, which I love, I would like to love, but just cannot wear due to those extreme tight elastic bands. 🙁
But recently a new day has arisen. A shiny new era of everything ballet inspired with the lead of Miu Miu and Valentino. Seriously, I think there is no top fashion blogger at this point, who doesn’t own the Miu Miu pink ballerinas with black and gingham printed tie ups or doesn’t have a few (or a dozen) pink/nude/blush something. And I can see why, moreover, I jumped on the bandwagon myself with a few pinkie items.
Altough retails are still awakening, Zara – as per usual – is on the top of the game, as it has already its own ballet inspired everything. And I have to say, I love lot of the things…in theory, on the nicely done pictures at least. Maybe its time to check it out again?