Art and Sole keeps dancers on their toes

Citie Ballet Art & Sole May 18 2017

Photo: Citie Ballet Art & Sole

Citie Ballet, a local dance company, is holding its annual fundraiser, Art & Sole, to supply pointe shoes to dancers.

Pointe shoes are expensive and each dancer can go through dozens each season. This non-profit company’s dancers make non-profit arts wages dancing eight hours a day while also holding down jobs and post-secondary studies.

Tickets are just $50, and the event will be held at the ATB Financial Art sBarns. 10330-84 Ave,  on May 18, with a live auction and hors d’oeurves at 5:30, and a fashion show at 7:00 p.m.

Citie Ballet has partnered with Kunitz Shoes, Poppy Barley, March First Footwear, Good Luck Sock, So Pretty, and Workhall to present a fashionable evening!

If you love fashion, silent auctions and shoes (who doesn’t?!) be sure to add this fabulous event to your calendar.

For tickets: Art & Sole


“Florals for spring…

…how ground breaking…”   

                             — Miranda Priestly, Devil Wears Prada.

Well, it’s spring again, and the stores are bursting with floral prints. It seems every spring we are faced with the same offerings.

rula-sibai-pink-flowersThere are ways to give florals a modern update, while still celebrating the warmth of spring. Colours, textures and other prints can each give florals an update.

If your wardrobe is bursting with florals, here are some ideas to consider:



Floral and stripe  stripe top floral skirt

This combination, right, works because it is anchored by the navy in both the striped top and floral skirt. Also, prints mix well when the scale of one is larger than the other.

floral stripe shirtIn this cute top, left, the floral print is a larger scale than the stripes.




Floral and Polka Dots

floral dot skirt


Another fresh combination, left, is a great floral print and classic polka dots (left).

In this print combination, you can see the fabulous effect scale has. Mottled floral pattern in the background, with a large dot print.



And, if florals are not for you at all, try mixing dots and stripes (below) – very fresh for spring!carolina herrera dots

I hope this gives you some inspiration to liven up your own floral prints for spring!