Feline fun for a Happy Halloween…
Happy Halloween! It’s the time of year for fancy dress so what better look for me to adopt than that of an elegant black cat?
Inspired by her efforts, I just had to make Halloween 2017 all about being a fabulous feline! What do you think of my Halloween cat costume?
Ballet Papier is a decorative arts brand created by artist María (Berenice) La Placa.
The range includes drawings, greeting cards, notebooks and T-shirts which all feature detailed motifs of dancers. Characters from the world’s favourite narrative ballets are depicted throughout the collection and there are also plenty of other enchanting, inspiring and fun designs to choose from.
Ballet Papier can trace its roots back to 1992 when María La Placa began drawing ballerinas for her young daughter, Ambar Gavilano. These illustrations proved popular not only with Ambar but also with her friends and developed into a small family business in Barcelona (María adopted the alter ego Berenice to allow her to separate her artistic styles). And so Ballet Papier was born, a brand with an ambition to unite dance lovers.
My evolving role as part of Ballet Papier reflects the generosity and talents of both Berenice and Ambar. Berenice’s beautiful illustrations have combined with Ambar’s dance and social media skills to create a globally-recognised brand. I am now privileged to not only be a writer for the Ballet Papier brand, writing blog posts, but also an editor, a creative collaborator, an ambassador — and a muse!
As a creative collaborator, my words are featured in an assortment of Ballet Papier products, while being a muse means sometimes receiving beautiful bespoke illustrations such as the Happy Halloween one.
To learn more about Ballet Papier, visit the brand’s website.
Georgina Butler is a journalist, a dance writer and a dance teacher who specialises in teaching classical ballet. She previews and reviews productions, writes features and interviews people from the world of dance.