About this blog
Appearance does not count as official scoring criteria for ballroom dancing. However, nobody will claim that the look of a couple does not matter. Often, without even having danced one step, the couple gets its first judgement. In order to make it a positive one, the dancers have to do a lot of things properly – and that’s exactly where you’ll frequently find a lack of knowledge and experience.
At this point, I want to create a platform that deals exclusively with the looks associated with ballroom dancing: clothes, make-up, jewellery, hairstyle, shoes – everything that matters for a professional tournament preparation besides the athletic and mental aspects. I intend to support beginners with valuable hints before they participate in their first competition. Moreover, I supply the experienced couples with new ideas and present the current trends of the international dancing scene.
I will pass on my personal experiences from ballroom dancing and involve topic related experts: famous couples, adjudicators and everybody who has been caring for a perfect visual performance for years.
This blog addresses all of you, dancers, and I am looking forward to having you actively enriching it by your suggestions, experiences, and criticism.
As long as I can remember, my life has been shaped by two passions: dancing and fashion.
I was six years old when I practised my first dancing steps and performed them at children’s competitions. However, I had to take a break after only two years, because my dancing partner at that time thought Karate was a lot cooler. Not until I was fifteen, I dared a second attempt – this time, a more successful one. At the time of my high school graduation, I spent more time in the ballroom than at school. After moving up to the highest level, I got my certificate for teaching Standard and Latin Dance and I noticed that it was time to care for my professional career…
Like most little girls, I loved my Barbie effusively and equipped her with numerous self-made dresses. This excitement for clothes and crafting has continued up to adulthood and therefore, I studied fashion design. After graduating, I moved to Paris, the city of fashion, where I worked at the “Burda Publishing House’s” correspondent office and was able to get a little taste of high-fashion. I really enjoyed the editorial work and so as a next step, I started working at the fashion editing department of a women’s magazine. That’s how I came to Hamburg, where I live up to now. In 2013, I took the brave step of becoming professionally self-employed as a stylist and fashion editor. For me personally, this blog is the opportunity to combine my passions and build a bridge between styling, journalism, fashion and ballroom dancing.
About depicted persons and products
Apparently, my blog works with images. Often, I use pictures that I took at big tournaments. Even if it is mostly about the topic itself – a dress or a hairstyle – the pictures also show the belonging persons. I am particularly anxious to only release those pictures that portray the dancers very well, at least according to my aesthetic perception. I don’t want to expose anybody. If you find a picture that is presenting you in an unpleasant way or if there are other reasons why you don’t like to be depicted in this blog, just let me know and I will delete the picture as soon as possible.
I am anxious to label the presented products correctly and release them only with permission of the manufacturer. Should I make a mistake, despite all care taken, please notify me.