"Ballerina" inspiration has been with me for the longest time.
Years of classes as a small child have paid off in ways I could not have foreseen. I didn't raise the barre, make it past the second position or master the demi plié
but the aesthetics must have entered into my subconscious and left me with a love of ballet and all that such a delicate discipline conjures up.
Whenever tulle, nude pink and a satin slipper
are involved I am at the front of the queue.
There are two styles from Stuart Weitzman this season, the MULARKY
and the SUPERSONIC
that have taken my eye. The slide in the softest ballerina shade of pink satin and the tie up in a similar suede tone are for me. No doubt my forthcoming 'cherry blossom tour' is helping to fuel my obsession with all things pink but these are some of the prettiest points
I have seen this season.
How to wear them?
Ballerina styles are simply the easiest to style. The tie up worn with a longer dress; I am thinking a midi style with an A-line skirt would make for a pretty silhouette. Then a shorter style pant, a wider leg or a slip dress would work as a winning combination. Imagine these with the leopard slip dress we spoke about yesterday. I'm hooked on the pink but the black would look equally fabulous.
The slides make just about everything look great. Simple and less embellished than many mules, the lux of the satin against the stacked heel, gives that delicious contrast in texture. I am wearing these with jeans and a tee or an all black ensemble of ankle pants and blazer. I would love the black satin pair also.
Do you buy multiples when you find something that really works?
I am guilty of stocking up when I feel I have found a winner. The right fit, colour or style is not always available when we want so when something resonates I tend to go for it. I think about a style carefully, whether it can form the basis for a season's "uniform" or if it can work with the essentials I consider necessary for a functioning wardrobe and then I decide whether double colours are worthwhile.
These slides definitely fit the bill.
Not forgetting they appeal to the "ballerina" in me. xv
Raise The Barre: Slide And Tie
THE MULARKY FLAT
in satin || THE MULARKY FLAT
in gold || THE SUPERSONIC FLAT
|| THE BOLSHOI FLAT
thank you stuart weitzman for partnering with, ‘raise the barre: slide and tie’
images, alexina graham photographed by sy delorme and styled by sonia logerot for mojeh magazine