Bonjour mon petite poulets! Yes, I did just call you 'my little chickens' in horrific french, and I'm not really sure why, but there you go... Also a big hello and thank you to my new followers, you guys really have no idea how much it means to me that people actually want to follow my ramblings!
Anyhoo, today I was a very lucky girl and got to go to the Royal Ballet's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' at the Royal Opera House. To be honest with you, only a few months ago I could not imagine myself being a fan of ballet - the idea of hours with no talking and trying to grasp a story through skinny girls prancing about did not appeal to me. This was until I saw The Nutcracker at the ROH last December with my mother, and that was it. I was hooked. So when 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was listed in their Spring Season, I was determined to get tickets to one of my all time favourite stories. After over a three hour queue online to try and grab any tickets going a few months back, I was booked in some mighty fine seats, to go see Alice on stage!
My high expectations were not disappointed, neither were anyone elses. It was spectacular with the music, the props, costumes and choreography that just emulated the hours of work put into it - everything worked perfectly and stayed true to the Lewis Carrol's story, that even had the audience laughing! If my glowing review wasn't enough, this should confirm it to you: even the boy loved it, and he is NOT a ballet man.
Here are some pictures I sneakily took (sneakily meaning like a tourist):
|The Big Egg Hunt in Covent Garden|
One of the things I love about going to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet (and one day, an opera) is that it is one of the few places where the audience still dress well when they visit. I will never turn down the opportunity to dress up when going out, and love that everyone else makes the effort as well - I'm an old fashioned girl at heart. So I took this opportunity to take the new ASOS dress out for a twirl:
|Dress: ASOS; Belt: New Look; Tights: M&S; Pumps: New Look; Jacket: H&M|
As you can see from the bottom picture, the rain had hit and I am being swept away by the wind of the Amphitheatre Balcony - but it was such a pretty view from up there! Anyway, I have really fallen head over heels for the midi length dresses now and lost all inhibitions that they make me look like a pale oompa loompa. This dress I think is one of my all time favourite dresses even though its a newbie, it just completely embodies the 1950s look I adore with its bright red fabric, high neck and full skirt that when you twirl around in it spins out and makes me feel like a ballerina hehe!
Anyway here's some more pictures from today's rainy day out:
Have you ever been to the ballet? What are your thoughts on midi dresses?