Gift Guide: Black Swan

Noir and slipper-pink curiosities inspired by the Oscar-worthy film

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Bergdorf Goodman

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Mark Fast

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Le Chateau

Extension Method

Topshop

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ALDO

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Urban Outfitters

Dancer Elena Lobsanova, Photographed by Aleksandar Antonijevic

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Carte Blance

Who: Pink Cobra by Tania Martins
What: Pale blush bodysuit, $145
Where: www.shopcarteblanche.ca
Why: Because a great bodysuit is barre none for ballet rehearsal.

Who: Aurélie Bidermann
What: Blackened silver-dipped cotton-lace ring, $460
Where: www.net-a-porter.com
Why: Because a twisted bijoux would suit a troubled swan.

Who: The National Ballet of Canada
What: 2010/11 Souvenir Book, $15
Where: www.ballet.ca
Why: Because images are the greatest form of inspiration for any balletomane.

Who: David Dear
What: Silver Duck Mirror, $80
Where: www.urbanoutfitters.com
Why: Because an ugly-duckling looking glass echoes the tormented mood of the film.

Who:
Lanvin
What: Silk-satin travel kit, $490
Where: www.net-a-porter.com
Why: Because feet deserve the best after a day spent en pointe.

Who: ALDO
What: Wooddell Necklace, $18
Where: www.aldoshoes.com
Why: Because a little-girl slipper charm necklace hints at a more innocent time.

Who: Rodarte
What: ‘Radarte’ T-shirt, $108
Where: www.openingceremony.us
Why: Because a relaxed tee says ballerina-off-duty from the twisted-sister design duo who created costumes for the film.

Who: Topshop
What: Premium Sequin Hotpant Skirt, $115
Where: www.topshop.com
Why: Because a flippy pirouette skirt dances between risqué and romantic.

Who: The Extension Method
What: Allegro Ballet Boot Camp, $150 for 10 Classes
Where: www.extensionmethod.com
Why: Because its time to bring out your inner swan (and long, lean dancer muscles) while sweating it out.

Who: Le Château
What: Flock of feathers pendant earrings, $15
Where: www.lechateau.com
Why: Because no elegant creature would dare be seen without her feathers.

Who: French Connection
What: Sequin reeds clutch, $78
Where: www.fcukcanada.com
Why: Because rows of white tulle ruffles are fit for center stage.

Who: Faster by Mark Fast
What: Classic Faster dress, $527
Where: www.fasterbymarkfast.net
Why: Because behind the pretty ballerina veneer lurks a dramatic dark side.

Who: Pamela Love
What: Sterling silver talon ring, $310
Where:
www.net-a-porter.com
Why: Because a bird-of-prey cuff couldn’t be more macabre.

Who: Jennifer Behr
What: Spiked feather headband, $152
Where: www.jenniferbehr.com
Why: Because all any principle dancer desires is her crown.

Who: By Kilian
What: Back to Black candle, $88
Where: www.bergdorfgoodman.com
Why: Because a gothic scent made of Miel du Laos and honey is unforgettable.

––Ryan Cheung. Editor, Mosha Lundstrom Halbert.

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