Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grey Music Box

First I should warn anyone that is prone to feeling dizzy not to look at this post! Francine and I are slowly but surely learning the art of the gif, so you'll just have to bare with us while we perfect our craft. This time we realized that I was going to have to do some continuous motion so that the beginning and the end of the gif wouldn't be so jarring to look at. The obvious choice was the twirl- evidently we didn't think about the types of continuous motion very hard. However, I think next time we're going to use a tripod, so that the background of the picture stays the same. I think that the cross vaulted ceiling may also exaggerate the movement of the camera. But anyway, please excuse the slight movement in the background, because I think that otherwise this gif is really quite beautiful.
I am wearing: 
- H&M tights
- AA skirt
- thrifted bright blue cardigan
- pale blue lace cardigan by Vero Moda from The Bay
- Rachel for Rachel Roy coat also from The Bay
- the same blue clip from Holt Renfrew
- M.A.C. lipstick in luckable
I bought this coat a few months ago when it was still about minus 10 degrees outside. I just fell in love with it, especially with the back pleating, oh and the lining. Usually I don't like bright coloured linings, but this one just seemed to suit the muted grey colour of the coat so well. It reminds me of a rainy day in spring when the sky is grey but the colours of the flowers and the grass are so vivid. 


 After reading Hila Shachar's article on taking adult ballet classes I've decided to do it! I checked my gym and beginner ballet classes have already begun so I will have to wait until June to begin them. I decided I should blog about it so that I'll be forced to do it when June rolls around. This decision was definitely spurred on by a few things: the first being that when I went to twirl for this gif I realized that I could not even spin around in a graceful manner! the second obviously is my obsession with The Red Shoes and the third reason being that I found out the other day that my gym has a lovely dancing room with mirrored walls and a piano! I thought I could do a photo shoot in that room but realized that I have trouble touching my toes, so I'm not so sure what types of poses I could do. But I think with a few ballet lessons I might be able to at the very least sit with good posture, and learn a few french words that will very likely make me sound smart at a later date.
Anyway, I hope that everyone has a lovely Easter weekend. At the moment my mother lives here in Toronto so my Father and my older brother are both coming down here to celebrate. I've already decided that instead of chocolate (although I'm sure there will be chocolate) I'm going to eat home made marshmallows. I hope everyone has a wonderfully delicious holiday!

31 comments:

  1. Great shots!!!Love the entire outfit, especially the coat!
    Happy Easter!
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  2. Such a pretty twirly girls, heheheh
    How do you make marshmallows???
    You look very cute.
    happy Easter!!

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  3. And this is so 50's ;)

    Thank you, happy Easter :)

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  4. i love the shoes and tights! and the moving image is fantastic haha! so glad i'm not prone to dizziness!

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  5. i get the dizziness factor! lovely snaps, what a nice setting :) xx

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  6. you have such a darling style. Beautiful photos (and the setting..is that U of T?)

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  7. Great outfit! The lining from the coat makes it all the more special!

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  8. Oh thanks guys, I'm glad you like the twirling!

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  9. I'm glad I was the inspiration for you starting ballet classes, I hope you enjoy them :) I'd love to hear how you're going with them when you begin ...

    and I know I've said it before, but you're so cute - I love the outfits you come up with and how you photograph them.

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  10. I'll be sure to let you know how the ballet classes go... and, one can never have a compliment too many times!

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  11. love your full coat and perky vintage haircut! =)

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  12. Thank you Hape Adela, I often wish my hair was as long as yours, but thank you : )

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  13. I love your coat! Great work on the photo, love the spinning.

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  14. I think your gif is really good, and the background isn't moving that much. I've seen way jumpier ones! Your outfit, meanwhile, is adorable!

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  15. haha, thanks emaily! next time the gif will be the most steady gif you've ever seen.

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  16. where did you take these lovely photos, I must find it. You are going to love Ballet,I studied it for 5 years and miss it dearly x.x.x
    Casie jean

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  17. So fun! I'm pretty sure I know where you are in these pictures, and I am nearby myself.

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  18. No way! and I thought you only lived on my laptop!

    It's at knox college, one of my favourite spots at U of T ; )

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  19. Thank you for the comment and your knowledge of paintings :) Lovely shots again, love the one of you spinning, it looks like the perfect outfit to do that in! The lining of that coat is beautiful! xx

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  20. I absolutely adore your coat!

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  21. Isn't it amazing Ashley.

    oh and Rachelous, I'll talk Constable with you anytime ; )

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  22. Wonderful photographs (and GIF too!) And doesn't your hair look lovely! I just adore your clip!

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  23. love the twirling pics. so fun! you look very beautiful on them...

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  24. Lovely Outfit!

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  25. Wonderful dress.It think it is really good, and the background isn't moving that much. I've seen way jumpier ones! Your outfit, meanwhile, is adorable!
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