Every year, I get my dance on and am thrilled working with ballet companies and dance students to create their costumes for the latest Nutcracker Season. This year’s ballet collection is no exception to the many dresses that continue to excite me every day. Here is a peek at some of the new ones this year.
One of the new styles below is for women in The Nutcracker and there is a way to lengthen or shorten the dresses from season to season.
Other styles (new and old) below and we are so excited to see them on stage! See The Nutcracker Ballet near you to start the holidays!
Production images below courtesy of Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet and next year I will be on a plane to Connecticut to see Mr. Adam’s production and staging and the great costumes that Christine pulled to the various suppliers, craftsmen and companies in addition to ours.
Below, a new style for the season, Nutcracker Party Scene dress style 718 with an organza overskirt and a battenburg lace collar.
Below, we made 16 different color combinations in style 701, modifying the back to be only buttons, for Columbia Figure Skating Club’s costumes for the party scene skaters for Nutcracker on Ice
I just loved this wedding that was held in Chatham, Ontario. Photography by Denise Blommenstyn, also of Chatham. I mean, we can’t get over that cake!
The bride chose flower girl dress style 402 from the Couture Collection by Pegeen.com with our special, Pegeen Signature Bustle and flowers.
Ballet pink silk and tulle flower girl dresses with Pegeen Signature Bustle
Be sure to see the complete wedding in our special section that features our favorite weddings of the month.
As a former dancer and with a Masters Degree in Dance and Theater Arts this is absolutely a fun time for me to be lucky enough to design some wonderful Nutcracker Dresses for Clara and the Party Scene.
We are also honored to design and make these Nutcracker Costumes for some really famous ballet companies and very sweet dancers who sit down and decide on their Clara dress because they got cast in the lead part! So much fun for us and a diversion from our busy flower girl dress season! Below, see some of our highlights!
This month, we feature a really pretty setting for a Bat Mitzvah with photography by Don Pellach, Staten Island, NY and previous to that, we did another in Israel. Sharing some of these dress photographs here!
And then the Bat Mitzvah in Israel
Melts your heart, doesn’t it?? This sweet little, barely 3 year old flower girl is determined to get her petals down. And we we so pleased to receive it from our customer Patti who said “Hey! I just wanted to send a picture of my great niece Marina’s dress that you made. She’s 10 now, but her dress is still my favorite flower girl’s dress that I have ever seen. It was beautiful!! Nothing I have seen at the weddings I’ve been to since can rival it”. SUCH a nice compliment. She ordered Pegeen couture style 402 in plum silk and tulle.
Gray can be a tough color for little children but given the right shade it can make a “black and white” formal wedding – because we think that is can be magnificent and regal. I really think it is the new black and if the right shade of gray is used, it is lovely on children as well. Many mom do call us and question “why on earth would a bride choose this color for my daughter to wear?” Truly, this is likely the answer! The look is stunning. For more images on this Buffalo NY wedding as well as the photography, many in black and white click the top dress below. Scroll down for more information and how we created this dress using our Pegeen® Dress Dreamer™ in this stunning shade of Medium Gray.
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More about our April Wedding of the Month…..
What I loved most about our wedding this month was the beautiful textures and the wedding site. Set at the St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY and beautifully photographed by nickelcitystudios.com. I admit, I am a sucker for beautiful wood work and the lovely church setting was equally complimented by the reception site held at the Williams-Butler House, Buffalo. It reminded me so much of that wonderful show I used to watch on A&E, America’s Castles and I was so impressed at the history of these two buildings. Makes me want to visit Buffalo, which now that it’s Summer and not subject to the snow, I am more likely to brave.
The Pegeen Dress Dreamer is perfect to help you figure out what you want in your perfect style: To put your style together – click the image below.
As A Former Dancer I Remember Moments Like This!
When Lisa Moretti (Lisa’s Dance Studio, Marblehead MA) sent me these images from the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of The Nutcracker 2016, my eyes spotted a photo that tug at my heart as a former dancer. How many recitals and performances had I peeked from behind the curtain to see my folks, loved ones, friends or audience size? These young ballet dancers are no different. Perhaps this is the last performance they have with The Nutcracker, or their 10th, it still is such an important night for any of these girls. So, it was a warm and fuzzy moment for me to reminisce over.
In any event, Lisa chose with me some beautiful color combinations. First, we sent her some color swatches and wanting a bright new color pallet, we decided on mango orange, raspberry pink, apple green, caribbean blue, tiffany blue, teal and adriatic aqua, with some rust, purples and iris colors in between. My favorite color for this performance was our new color RAZZLEBERRY and honestly, these Nutcracker costumes elicited the exact reaction that Lisa was hoping to achieve….. the audience responded not only favorably but ranted about the Party Scene Dancer dresses long after The Nutcracker was over. Thank you Lisa once again for sharing these with our staff. We love getting every photo!
Nutcracker Party Scene Costumes for Dancers and Clara