downfallofparis:

My girl Olivia from Ward Mallinson looking absolutely stunning in her new dress, all ready to dance at Worlds!  Good Luck babe!!

Oooh, her dress is so sharp and classy! The collar, cuffs, and hem are perfection.

downfallofparis:

My girl Olivia from Ward Mallinson looking absolutely stunning in her new dress, all ready to dance at Worlds!
Good Luck babe!!

Oooh, her dress is so sharp and classy! The collar, cuffs, and hem are perfection.

turntheblanket:

Got to follow around thefeckinpiper today and take pictures of her at her first Worlds!  Threw in a few extra shots I just liked.

These are all my photos. Reblogging is cool; copying is not.  Please do not put these on your Instagram or whatever—you will make me has a sad.

“I think all competitive sports should require rhinestones and wigs. Then maybe I would start watching the Super Bowl.”
— My friend Erica (via dutchfruitjar)

SHAUNA RYAN WORLD CHAMP U18

glitzandwigs:

Amanda Probert 2nd
Paige Turilli 3rd
Codie Shiels 4th
Jade Bridgewater 5th
Ellen Kennedy 6th
Mackenzie Mahler 7th
Melissa McCarthy 8th
Ellen Tolan 9th
Audrey Hutton 10th

This age group is insane.

get-the-reel-look:

Julia O’Rourke and Gerard Byrne on BBC Newsnight.

When I watched this, my memory called up Karen Petri yelling, “Jump back… [something]… and turn!” It took me a moment, and then I realized that this is the music Julia and her teammates are practicing to about 5 minutes in Jig.

I’ve watched that movie so many times, it’s ingrained into my memory.

Julia’s cape: “Out of the ashes the phoenix rises.”

2014 © Jimmy McNulty

Am I the only one who doesn’t like the names on dresses??

I just don’t think it’s an appropriate thing to have on a dress. I supported the banning on globes on dresses and to me, there’s not much difference between having a globe and having your name on your solo. A name can be an expression of Irish heritage, but it calls attention to who you are rather than how you dance. I know the judges are going to recognize well-known dancers no matter what, but it just draws the wrong sort of attention and I don’t think it’s right. I mean, what’s the point in giving a competitor a number if their solo dress explicitly confirms their identity?

Please understand this is not intended to slander any dancers or dressmakers! The dresses with names on them are no less beautiful. And I’m not claiming that there’s any sort of correlation between results and names on dresses… such accusations should not be tossed around, as they are on the Voy boards. I just see potential for problems in the future.

My favorite new dress so far! Not a fan of names on dresses, but I’ll talk about that another post. This dress is just… indescribable. Congrats to Orla!