Friday, October 30, 2015

Chic of the Week: Felines and their Famous Friends

Elizabeth Taylor // 1940

I hope all you cat-loving lovelies took a moment to celebrate National Cat Day yesterday (October 29) with your favorite feline. Manolo was gracious enough to model his beloved devil ears for a quick Instagram. Look for him at #ManoloBoston. National Cat Day should not be confused with other cat celebrations such as International Cat Day (August 8) or National Hug Your Cat Day (May 30), but as a certified crazy cats lady, I don't need a holiday to shower Manolo (or any cat for that matter) with copious amounts of love and affection.

Cat ladies are often categorized as single, strange and a bit sinister (think Edie Beale in Grey Gardens). But we aren't always covered in fur and walking around aimlessly carrying a full conversation with Fluffy - not always. For the most part, feline-loving females are sophisticated, well-dressed women of prominence who are worthy of praise for their sense of style and sensible choice in pet. Here's a look at what happens when 10 leading ladies from Hollywood's golden age pose with some very cute kitty cats. 

 Ann-Margaret // 1964

Julie Christie // 1963

Sofia Loren // 1962

Audrey Hepburn // 1961

 Brigitte Bardot // 1955

Jane Mansfield // 1955

Josephine Baker // 1931

BeBe Daniels // 1928

images // Town & Country

Monday, October 26, 2015

Boston Ballet's Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing magic with Boston Ballet as the company opened their 52nd season with Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. Boston Ballet is only the fourth corps de ballet in the world (after Hamburg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Royal Swedish Ballet) to present Neumeier’s spellbinding art. Paying homage to Mahler’s timeless score, world-renowned choreographer Neumeier interpreted the feelings he experienced while hearing Mahler’s Third Symphony into synchronized movements and skilled arrangements.

From the moment the curtain rises, the audience will begin to digest something so unique. The first 30 minutes, alone, sets the tone for an incredible journey of strength and agility as 29 male dancers use their bodies to form complex geometric shapes through various partner sequences. It's jaw-dropping to say the least and the best part is there's room for personal interpretation. Neumeier choreographed a dynamic spectrum of images and emotion while dancers are given the artistic liberty to illustrate the movement through their eyes. Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler will close Sunday, November 1. Buy your tickets for the final week here.

Photos // Rosalie O'Connor