Blushing Fancy

Ballet 11As a classical ballerina for my entire young life, it goes without saying that I love tulle, chiffon, and the hue aptly named blush. Not only were the pointe shoes and the tutus this color, but also the flushed  cheeks of the young ballerinas.  This slate-tinged pale pink is associated with this classical form of dance notoriously.  You can picture Fonteyn or Kirkland twirling feverishly across the stage in this almost fetishistic shade of ultimate girlishness.

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Blush is a great color because of its versatility and for the fact that it looks great on all women.  All skin tones and personality types can wear this rosy tint.  I think most people think of blush and automatically think of bridemaids looking cakelike so as not to upstage the bride. But this delicate and dainty hue can take many forms and looks just as great in a pant suit as on a cashmere sweater or a dress suited for cocktail hour.

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Ballet 10

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.
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Courtesy of A Chichi Life, The RaeViewer, Fashion Files Mag, Chanel

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