Friday, October 14, 2011


Here is a little sneak peak of what I've been working on.... the Kansas City Ballet's World Premiere of Tom Sawyer, a Ballet in 3 Acts!

Tonight is the World Premiere of this amazing all American ballet. We have been working on building these costumes, designed by Holly Hynes, since July, and I am so excited to finally see them in action, and on stage!

The other exciting aspect of this big event is that we are performing in the brand new, world class Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts

I snapped these photos of the theater yesterday on my way to rehersal

this is a costumers dream, a full rack of finished costumes!

JEWELS! even a ballet set in the 1800's needs some bling!

some swirly goblin hats! that I've whetted your Tom Sawyer appetite you should all come to the show and see the costumes, beautiful sets, and amazing dancers!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

green meanie.

I've recently gotten into the impulsive habit of cutting my dresses into skirts! No joke, this is the 2nd thrifted dress that Ive cut the bodice off this week, all so I could have a sweet mid-calf length skirt (I'm obsessed with this skirt length)...and I never wore this dress, it was in my pile of stuff to be altered (it had long flowy sleeves and rows of ruffles on the chest!) and was definitely not my style

pretty colors and textures!


outfit details: sweater: Forever 21, skirt: former dress, thrifted, belt: my moms closet, purse: LA market, shoes: BC shoes (gift), necklace: science store

a grab bag! (some things I've been doing, while not blogging for the past 2 months!)

mmmmK, so here goes, a collection of photos that I've been snapping and things I've been doing for the past couple months! (total image/info overload!)

the days are getting shorter, but while the summer lasts me and my gals have been into some serious porch sitting!

...All gussied up for a big KC Ballet event!

My mom found this beautiful dress at a vintage store and sent it to me for my birthday last year! the color is amazing! I gave tours of the costume shop that evening and all the guests asked me about this bright, beautiful dress! Thanks mom!

....speaking of my mom, I visited my family in Colorado, we had a ton of fun and visited the Estes Park Highland Festival. When we were kids my sister and I used to compete in scottish dancing, so we would go to these festivals all the time, its been a while since we've been to one, but we had a blast. Here my mom and I are relaxing in the shade (sporting our McLeod tartans!)

dork alert! I also got to ride my dads vespa! can you tell I was nervous?!

...Ryan and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary! (and some very sweet fairies decorated our car!)

...on the heart/ love theme, my friend Lily sent me this awesome hand-made pin cushion!

......whew, obviously I've been busy traveling and working and not blogging, but alas, life happens!