Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spring is here!

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Sensitive Plant.

Spring is finally in the air! The flowers and trees are slowly returning to life from their winter slumber and the city is transforming. Everything is brighter and more colourful; the sweet smell of blossom is in the air, birds are chirping, and there are hints of a warm summer to come.

Spring is known as a time of rebirth and inspiration and to celebrate we are displaying our limited edition ‘Spring Fairy’ costume miniature from the classical ballet Cinderella.

A longer, classical tutu with a pink tinged hem on the silk tulle skirt, ombreed to a fresh green into the waistline. Garlands of little silk flowers, and shot silk taffeta foliage decorate the tutu, and the bodice. Tiny shimmering wings grow out of the back of the bodice, each with a butterfly spot.

This is a wonderful time for new beginnings; a time of passion, love and the flourishing beauty of our surroundings. 

We wish you a very happy Spring!

Our 'Spring Fairy' costume miniature. Photograph by George Chinn.
Spring Blossoms

Lady's Smock Fairy

Our 'Spring Fairy' miniature. Vin's Studio Image. 

Birmingham Royal Ballet. Cinderella

Spring Flowers. 

The Dandelion Fairy

Close up of our 'Spring Fairy' miniature. Vin's Studio Image. 

Side close up of our 'Spring Fairy' miniature. Vin's Studio Image. 

The Royal Opera House - Cinderella

Mary Jago as the Spring Fairy in Cinderella

Our 'Spring Fairy' miniature. Photograph by Richard Wilding. 

Spring Pattern