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a dreamy shoot

I received the new j.crew catalog last night and fell in love with the cover. 
(how cute are the little ones in the middle?)

I've danced since I was young, but  never stuck with ballet.  I found myself loving jazz and hip hop more, but a piece of me still wishes I would have had more of an interest at a young age.  Anyway, I always find myself drawn to ballerina shoots in magazines, etc.  This being one of them.  All dancers from this shoot are from the Yakobson dance studio in Saint Petersburg, Russia, featuring local ballerinas. 
I love seeing the behind the scene shots...
a little note from j.crew tumblr“Many of the dance studios we scouted were basic and dark. When we found these windows, I knew we had to take advantage of the milky (and ever forgiving) backlight.”
lovely shot of all the dancers
such a pretty mix of beautiful fall cashmere sweaters and gorgeous tutus. 
aren't these shots dreamy?


  1. yes! I danced for years and love this look....if only I had shots of myself with my leotard, tights, and sweater! (shot in front of those windows!)

  2. Oh my gosh! Absolutely love! The kid in me still wants to be a Ballerina!

  3. That picture is adorable and the whole catalog makes me want to invest in some great cashmere sweaters...or take a ballet class :)

  4. Love it! I too was swooning over my copy last night too! Gotta love JCREW! I too danced forever and now my 3 year old has started ballet! So much fun.

  5. Loved this shoot. I had been thinking about shooting my daughter/model in her point shoes.

  6. this post makes me swoon and i don't EVER use that word. seriously. just pinned it too. :) i danced from the age of 5 through highschool and i miss it every day!

  7. Lovely photos. When I visit the Met in NY, I always spend time with Degas and his lovely ballerinas.


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