Nina, pretty ballerina!

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

I don’t think Singapore has fully caught onto the whole hype about Black Swan yet, especially since it hasn’t officially started showing at cinemas here (opens 10 Feb 2011)!

The white swan

I’ve had the strange privilege of catching it early sometime ago while I was overseas and I will admit that was quite impressed with it. Yes, the movie was definitely dark, thought-provoking and very intense and as such, may not be up everyone’s street, but I felt like the inner perfectionist in me could relate, and had a connection with it.

Natalie Portman’s acting was simply stellar in portraying Nina, a ballerina who was so consumed and tormented by her aim to be perfect. Not only was I so enchanted over the beauty of the dance and costumes on the surface of it, I ended up being so caught up in (and to some point, affected by) the storm of emotions and twisted confusion inside her mind. A masterpiece indeed.

So impressed by her effort to achieve her ballerina physique!

Since I am into the whole hype about black swan/ballet style aesthetic at the moment, I picked up a few points from the style to incorporate into my daily fashion that I wouldn’t usually wear! A couple of feathered headbands, a splash of glitter liner on eyes, comfy ballet pumps, swishy tulle skirts of varying lengths and soft flowy fabrics.. just a few things that could put you in a twirly ballerina kind of mood!

My swanlake-worthy feathered hairbands! Pink/Green from Portebello Market, Black/White from Diva Accessories

Now, I don’t claim to be a fashion expert by any means, but I do love dressing up! Here are just some accessories and outfits I picked out inspired by the ballet and the 2 characters of Swan Lake as played by dear Miss Portman.

Inspired by the Black Swan, the one who will catch your attention and steal your heart!

Inspired by the white swan princess, who is innocent and romantic. The sweetheart.

Maybe its the girly, romantic feel, or perhaps due to my long lost dream of wanting to be a ballerina. But at the end of the day, I do love this whole ballet trend that seems to have popped up thanks to Black Swan. (:

Definitely catch the movie, if you are able to, And hopefully, you’ll be impressed with this beautiful, yet chilling thriller like I did.



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