Kit and her ballet-appropriate Tabio socks!

Ballet & Shoes customization at Frame Shoreditch

What’s a Friday night without a bit of wild swaying to foreign music accompanied by a cocktail mix of friends & strangers? Frame of Shoreditch (Robinson Pfeffer PR) hosted a night of ballet with a session of ballet-shoes customizing a few weeks ago. The class broke about every micromuscle in my body… the last time I did anything that resembled ballet was installing shelves in the new flat – pointé and arms in fifth, but I think that was closer to circus tricks than anything… Which reminds me – when I was 12, I was offered a place in the Warsaw Ballet School, I wonder what kind of blog this might’ve been had I taken that path. Probably the same stuff, sans the Mexican we had in Brick Lane after the event perhaps. Do you like my Mr & Mrs Grand Plié shoes? I forgot to include the shot where Mr Grand Plié is stepping on the Mrs’ face.

* Not sure I’m in an ideal state to be blogging now but this is probably the only thing that seems to be constant nowadays so I guess that’s a blessing in itself…

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  1. bloggers and ballet definitely a great combination.

    *in times of uncertantiy cling to what you know, great friends, family, and of course this little space you call your blog what would we do without it. x

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  2. Well they both look a bit hammered! No wonder he stepped on the missus.

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  3. you used to do ballet??–that’s so awesome! hmmm am i too old to learn?!?! this sounds fun && the ballet flats are so cute.

    xo

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  4. so you’re a ballerina and a golfer. interesting. i took ballet for about half a year, but never stuck it. i always wish i had though, then maybe i wouldn’t be such a sloucher.

    have you seen kanye’s runaway film yet? i know, he’s a total douchebag, but there’s a nice ballet section, around the 13 min. mark i believe.

    sounds like a fun event – what a nice change of pace from the usual PR events infecting the blogosphere these days! customizing party favors is always nice, although i do prefer the edible kind like cupcakes and cookies :-)

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  5. Gotta say, Mr & Mrs are very charming, are ballet slippers even comfortable to wear? I did one ballet lesson when I was six, I missed a friends birthday party where they all got awesome goody bags and saw a live Gladiators show, It goes without saying that I never forgave ballet for these events colliding…

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  6. tres cute….i can picture you doing ballet……i had myself taken ballet lessons..but gave it up….obeying the law of nature….great photos as usual….
    au revoir….!!!!!!

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  7. Jasmin

    beautiful photos!

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  8. Jasmin

    such beautiful photos!

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  9. I like the ballerina dress a lot

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  10. Look at that beard! How cute xox

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  12. One of the best post ever! Cool place and cute pictures, so DIY inspiring :)

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  13. aaa it’s so cool and you were with Carrie ! it’s look like you had a lovely evening to do this
    so cosy !

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  14. The ballet-shoes are so funny!
    Want a pair of fuuny shoes like these!

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  15. Your Mr & Mrs Grand Plié shoes are so cute & I can’t stop saying Grand Plié now. IT’s so…chic!

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  16. I’ve seen so much about this, it looks like sucha fun event. Love the little faces on your shoes, so quirky and cute!

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  17. Those shoes are totally amazing! Looks like a great night….you must have been super-talented to be offered a place there!

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  18. i love that ballet dress thats amazing geez

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  19. Had such a blast shinster – hope all is well with you. Let me know if you need some TLC north london styles…

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  20. i love your cutomization!!! soooo cute. can’t believe you were a ballet whiz, don’t believe that came up in one of our chats before, that is soooooooo cool!

    p.s finally posted those pics from our myeongdong trip
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  21. these ballet shoes are extremely adorable!
    how long are you staying in Warsaw? i’ve read on facebook that you are here at the moment. and i just wonder, do you speak Polish? :)

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  22. Such beautifully designed ballet shoes, and my Mum (who is a ballet teacher!) would be very amused at their names
    x

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    Där hittar du en tävling, modekollage, mina senaste foton m.m.
    Trevlig kväll!

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  24. Those ballet socks are so cool~ Actually, decorating ballet shoes seems like a really neat group project – and I love what you did with yours! Too cute :p

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  25. cute shoes, got mustache and lips on them, funny

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  26. really cute post… lovely pictures… :)

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  27. Loving that cosy-looking knitted top!

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  28. I love them. And they do look hammered, as someone else said. Hilarious!

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  29. Yo Yo!

    Your shoes idea was genius, I loved it when they made out, haha!

    When you back in Londres?

    x

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  30. You were accepted into a ballet school?!?! whaaaat you never said! i can’t believe it! :) i thought me and carrie were the only ones who had done it before – i think you should have done the cardio class missy haha
    i love the title of this post hehe love the pics as usual xxxxxxxxx

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  31. it sounds like an absolutely perfect day. yes, i wonder what route this blog would have taken if you had been a ballerina. it’d still be the same kind of amazing, but maybe with more emphasis on glorious costumes?!

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  32. I have been thinking about going to this for awhile, was the class actually any good? I have done ballet most of my life & really want to get back into it. The shoe decorating could be fun too, I guess! Probably need to go with friends though, huh?

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  33. meep

    I came across these today, they’re strangely reminiscent of your ballet slippers!

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    Hahahaa so true! Good find ;) I guess everyone makes faces on slippers like that…

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