GPS to Success. #MCC
blazer: Daniel Rainn via NordieRack; shirt: Love on a Hanger via NordieRack; jeans: Old Navy; shoes: Unlisted; earrings: Alexis Bittar
dress: thrifted via the White Elephant Sale; shoes: Converse; necklace: thrifted via Crossroads; belt: from dress by Guess via Bloomingdale’s; earrings: Alexis Bittar
Blythe volunteered for a speakeasy-themed charity gala and I looked awesome (while I was volunteering with children at a tech competition).
shirt: Look Human (http://www.lookhuman.com/design/15289?) ; leggings: Hue; bow from my childhood closet; spoiler alert: I’ll be wearing black converse
A Flapper-Filled Follow-up to Friday.
Dress: Thrifted Gown hemmed with added fringe, Wrap: Kolidescope via our mother’s closet, Headband: dress’s hem with vintage brooch via our mother’s closet, Tights: Silkies, Shoes: Thrifted via Knimble, Lipstick: NYC Burgundy. Photos courtesy of our mother.
I volunteered for a speakeasy-themed charity gala and I looked awesome. Our mother is an expert seamstress, and she gets all the credit for making this dress a reality.
Pose Like Pinkerton.
Dress: eShakti, Coat Dress (worn as coat): Vintage via the White Elephant Sale, Shoes: Thrifted via Knimble. Photos courtesy of Kali.
Monochrome Librarian Status. Also, tassels!
Top: Forever21, Kilt: Laura Ashley, Tights: Silkies, Shoes: Thrifted Cole Haan via the White Elephant Sale. Photos courtesy of our father.
Asked by katkat82
To answer your first question: I work part time in a professional opera chorus. We are working on a nicely received Butterfly now. It’s great to hear from another singer!
I have noticed that there’s been a certain sexification of opera in the past few years. [Recently, there was some kind of semi-controversial photo shoot of a scantily-clad soprano that I can’t find online, but I’m guessing you might have read about it on social media already.] I’ve only been working in the industry for a few months, so I can’t really speak to discrimination in casting, but I have guessed that size plays a factor in directorial choices for singers already cast, in terms of blocking, costume, and character choices. This hasn’t been a problem for companies that I’ve worked with, but I have noticed that it is more desirable to cast a conventionally hot singer at a national level. I think you’re right in implying that this has to do with the want for opera to be ‘trendier’ and thus more appealing to a wider audience.
Thanks for the ask! Write back if you have anymore thoughts or revelations on the topic; we’d love to hear them!
Pin Curl Fashion.
Scarf: Gift (Echo), Top: Old Navy, Cardigan: Tildon via Nordstrom, Pants: Calvin Klein via Costco, Shoes: Clarks Outlet, Sunglasses: BP via Nordstrom. Photos courtesy of our little brother.
It’s an opera I’m in.
Skirt: eShakti, Cardigan: J.Crew Outlet, Top: Angl, Tights: Silkies, Shoes: Thrifted via Knimble, Bag: Thrifted J.Crew. Photo courtesy of a soprano.