La Danse

I’m really excited to be sharing these photos! Megan and I came together via our mutual girly love for ballet (did you know I danced for ten years?) and decided to outfit two lovely ladies in the finest from our respective shops, spending an afternoon in a dance studio, shooting photos and marveling over the surprising awesomeness of a cut-up pair of sweatpants. Sure, ballet stuff is undeniably a trend right now, but these images still come from within our frilly pink hearts. I also have to mention that when I got home I found my knees covered in bruises (from shooting), and got an immediate “BLACK SWAN!” accusation from dalas.

Photos: Anja Verdugo (yours truly!)
Clothing: Summerland and Clever Nettle
Accessories: Fieldguided, Giant Dwarf, The Vamoose
Styling & Hair: m. bardeaux
Makeup: Nica Demaria
Models: Kiely McDaniel and Meredith Adelaide

See more on Cat Party and my flickr.

  • alice

    The photos are wonderful. They look so simple, but so perfect. Beautiful!


  • Gracie

    These are very beautiful, the lighting, the poses, how well chosen the clothes are, I love one of the models faces, it’s so expressive, I think it’s the one called Meredith.


  • Kelly

    ohhh this takes me back. I love so many of the clothing items, but it’s funny I can tell they aren’t really dancers! I guess that’s just how it is when I was one myself. The cutout dress is my favorite and I love the contrast/tone of all the photographs!


  • olive green anna

    wow. what a delightful photoshoot! It makes me want to put on my tights and tutu and prance around!

    Thanks a bunch for sharing.



  • Charlotte AUZOU

    I love the dresses from Alexandra Grecco. Great styling, it suits ballet dancers really well…


  • julia

    This is the most amazing photo shoot I’ve seen in a long time – really fabulous! Well done Anja!! :)


  • Marina palovaara

    sugar-sweet and lovely colors.. soft and dreamy.. I like it!


  • betty scandretti

    Just gorgeous – I love the hair and makeup design as well as the beautiful clothes!


  • caroline

    wow, amazing. I love all the styling and the color palette!


  • Rachel

    amazing. i really like the bag in pictures 6 and 12, who made it? i would like to use it as my ballet bag (yes, i am a dancer). thank you!


  • meili

    pppp yeah i love the outffit definetly !!!
    the colors !!


  • Jade Sheldon

    These are incredible! You have outdone yourself Anja!


  • Tiffany

    wow!!! Anja, these are absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job.


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  • Calla

    This shoot is so lovely, perfect, and inspiring! Great work!


  • Elle

    I really want the tote bag! Wild Heart is one of my favourite Stevie Nicks songs. Is it possible to buy it?


  • Nataya Picontagious

    Beautiful….love it, and the stars for the hair…good idea:)


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  • Karen Patrick

    Such cute outfits. I really like the hearts at the back of the dresses. Nice. NFA trust


  • Eric Wright

    These looks are looks are right on pointe. From Coco Chanel to Valentino Garavani to Joseph Altuzarra, designers have dabbled in ballet costuming for decades. Just about as often as fashion has found its way to the stage, ballet-inspired looks have danced onto the runways.



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