Ballet shoes

My “grandma” was a professional ballet dancer and these beautiful faded pointed shoes were passed on to me. I suppose there couldn’t really be another item that could so perfectly describe her and her entire life which was devoted to the ballet world. For me they bring back memories of rifling through her wardrobes which were stuffed with tutus, feathered creations, Russian inspired costumes, lots of sequins and glitter – so exciting for a little girl (still is!). I also have memories of her dancing, stretching and teaching in her living room right up until the last few months before she died. And so I take these pleasures into my own life, and try to fill it with dancing, and beautiful things as much as possible.

Olivia Gregory
Creative Director