on desire,nail polish and the ballet

I’m the sort of girl who flits mostly between bold brash patterns and black. I look pretty much daft in anything soft so this whole pastel trend is completely lost on me however much I fantasise about looking ethereal and elegant- like my life was tuned to soft focus. OPI however have become my saving grace. For their latest collaboration have teamed up with New York ballet to create a collection of dreamy pastel shades (and a glittery guy for good measure.) I have to say this makes far more sense than The Hunger Games collaboration (which I will still buy every single polish they release and use the grand total of once) – this limited collection is classic shades that are bang on trend while becoming shades that will live in the bottom of your drawer in seasons to come. With names like “My Pointe Exactly” (a sheer grey) and “Don’t touch my Tutu” (a snowy white) the collection is fun with all the makings of a modern classic. My favourites have to be “Care to danse” – a soft lilac (like I need another lilac polish) and “Pirouette My Whistle” -a silvery flecked topcoat. I can’t seem to find an official release date other than the vague mention of April.

Speaking of ballet and indeed April (see how smooth that transition was) this year marks the 65th anniversery of Tenesse Williams Streetcar Named Desire, and to mark the occasion Scottish Ballet have produced a new show coming to Glasgow the 11-14th of April. I’m hoping I’ll manage to get down to some of the talks at the Tramway in March (hoping if I pout at the boy long enough it will merit a trip to the Southside.)
This wee behind the scenes trailer of their poster production popped up the other day and it looks like the production will be as flawless as per.

Scottish Ballet: Streetcar 2012 – Poster Photo Shoot from Scottish Ballet on Vimeo.

Scottish Ballet presents A Streetcar Named Desire, sponsored by Adam & Company

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Wed 11 – Sat 14 April 2012

Evenings 11-14 April – 7.30pm

Matinee 14 April – 2pm

Free pre-show talks at 6.30pm Thu 12 April with Artistic Staff and Fri 13 April with Music staff. Call box office to reserve tickets.

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