I Love Tulle.
When I was about 4 or 5 I started a ballet class and I was bitterly disappointed when I realised we didn't actually get to wear tutus. Our uniform was scratchy black leotards that were impossible to wiggle into, white tights that were equally difficult to wiggle into and shoes that were held on by elastic instead of the pretty ribbons I had hoped for. The torture was finished off by our mothers scraping our hair painfully back into a bun and securing it with an ugly white headband. It wasn't the glamour I had hoped for in ballet and in the end I didn't persevere long enough to ever get to wear a tutu. I think since then I have always wanted one, so when I began to see lots of tutu-like skirts on the high street this Christmas I've been seriously tempted to buy one. But then I begin to doubt...I'm not 6 anymore, a tutu won't look cute on me, it won't even look ironic...it'll probably just look ridiculous. I kind of know deep down that if I buy a tutu it will just sit in my wardrobe looking pretty...not exactly recessionary spending!
Then I saw Inbar Spector's SS09 collection over on The Coveted...and now I totally covet it. Its grown up and gauzy and textural and fabulous. Forget ballerinas and high street tutus... This is exactly how I want to wear my tulle.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I Love Tulle.