I love fashion and I love ballet, and for years one of my dream editorials is to do a big budget fashion editorial production where I combine the two.
I did ballet when I was about eight years old for about a year and I stopped just before I got my pointes. How come? That’s a long story, but I will say that as much as I love ballet, I much rather watch someone do it than do it myself. It’s not like contemporary, R & B/Hip-Hop, African, Samba, Lambada, Dancehall (and the list goes on)- where my passion forces me into action, i.e. take dance classes, spend hours on YouTube trying to follow classes etc.
Since I moved to Berlin I’ve befriended two ballerinas, one of which is my mate, Mako who is featured in this post. When I learnt Mako studied ballet, I asked him if I could take some shots of him pulling some shapes and he obliged. I have to say that taking these shots made me wish I had a ‘proper’ camera so I could capture some real ‘is he on strings’ movements.
Having said that, I had such a great time taking those pictures and soaking in Mako’s beauty, grace and enthusiasm:
I love this shot, it really makes me wish I was flexible:
Customised White Vest- H & M, sewed in wooden bead Indian necklace, customised by Mako, Black Sequin Harem Trousers- Flamingo Fashion
After taking the shots, Mako and I had a yummy supper at one of my favorite restaurants, Transit and then walked it of by strolling around Mitte. Thanks for a lovely time Mako, when I do that fashion ballet editorial, you know who I’ll be calling!