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The combination of ballet and visual art always makes me giddy,  so when I spotted Chilean artist Jose Romussi‘s collection of embroidered vintage ballerinas, I knew I had to share.  With an acute attention to detail my OCD brain truly appreciates, Romussi gives these old school dancers some cool new threads (see what I did there? har, har) in a series of psychedelic shades to create these super playful portraits.  I love the way the wispy embroidered lines mimic the featherlight tutus and sort of electrify them.  It’s like that scene in The Wizard of Oz after the tornado, where everything goes from black and white to technicolor…you don’t realize that the world is dull until right before your very eyes, everything is made vivid. 


Last night, I had the pleasure of attending Festival Ballet Providence’s Black & White fundraising gala event.  Let me just say now- I live for these things.  Fancy dresses, high heels, sparkly jewels, dramatic makeup, delicious food, dainty desserts, dancing…check, check, check, checkcheckcheckcheck aaaaand check.  This gala was particularly enjoyable because it was spent with all of my best girlfriends AND we got to help raise money for our company.  Win win?  I’d say so.