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Rodarte’s Ballet

The Designer Duo Create The Exquisite Black Swan Costumes

The costumes for Black Swan, a dark and seductive Ballet thriller starring Natalie Portman, have been created by the dynamic design duo Rodarte. Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind Rodarte, became involved in the project after Portman introduced them to the film’s Director, Darren Aronofsky.

Of the collaboration, Laura Mulleavy said: “I think our aesthetic naturally fits into the film.”

Portman is a fan of the Rodarte label, wearing their stunning pieces on numerous occasions. Rodarte also dressed the star in this red evening gown (pictured right) for the Black Swan premiere – a breathtaking red carpet moment in itself.

Black Swan movie posters have also been released (pictured above right). Designed by La Boca the posters have a dramatic 1920’s theatre feel. Dynamic colours and a striking mix of images and shapes, create such a unique advertising spin to the usual movie adverts. Elegant, dark and daring! Black Swan opens in February 2011 and promises to be a very intense yet beautiful film.

A little bit about Rodarte…

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Starting the brand in 2005, the Mulleavy sisters have received a number of industry awards. Known for their beautiful detailing and other worldly creations; Rodarte have a keen celebrity following including; Tilda Swinton, Emma Watson, Chloë Sevigny, Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman.

Their very first collection consisted of just 10 pieces that received great acclaim – getting them the cover of Women’s Wear Daily and gaining a meeting with US Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour. Rodarte have also collaborated with Gap, and most recently Target, on limited edition pieces.

Their Spring / Summer 2011 collection took inspiration from their childhood backyard – “every shade of brown you can imagine, seventies suburbia, wood panelling, gold, off colours like chartreuse—basically, a combination of all the things that represent the area to us.”

Rodarte = Love!

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NY S/S Collections

My New York Favourite Pieces…

Now that the Spring/Summer Collections have been shown, I have chosen my favourite 12 looks from the New York!

From my choices below, it appears that I will be wearing lots of yellow and orange (citrus colours) and gorgeous white! I adore the yellow shift dress by Michael Kors and the bell skirt shape by Victoria Beckham. Both dresses are such flattering shapes, which are oh-so-chic, feminine and fun.

The high waisted trousers and white bow blouse by Jason Wu makes a streamlined, signature statement. Tory Burch’s preppy upper-east side aesthetic in vibrant orange is stunning. I adore the Proenza Schoulder’s collection – fresh yet undeniably cool with a fresh take on youthful ladylike elegance. The detailing at Rodarte was simply incredible and I loved their distinct shapes and proportions.

Top 12 New York Spring/Summer 2011 Looks:

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Overall I think my choices, coincide with what I believe my style primarily is: colourful, preppy and classic.

How would you describe your style in 3words? xx

My Top 12 London Fashion Week Pieces coming soon…

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