I must admit, I know nuts about ballet. When I was a kid (say, around 10 years old), I’d scoff at all the girls who were part of the school’s dance team because I thought they were too gu niang (“ladylike,” for those of you who don’t really know singlish). Taking ballet lessons never crossed my mind and it was only when Billy Elliot came out that the world of ballet was introduced proper to me.
Of course, to this day, vanity wins. I mean, why would I ever want my toes to be deformed and feet to suffer from blisters? Ballet is tough. Making it look perfectly graceful while controlling the muscles all over your body is even tougher. I’ll leave it to the professionals, thank you very much. And what do professionals deserve if not the best?
I attended the official launch of Chacott Freed of London at Mandarin Gallery in Singapore earlier this month and was surprised to find that on top of tutus, pointes, ballroom dancing shoes and yoga wear, there is a complete range of Chacott for Professionals stage makeup too!
I do stage makeup for productions and know all too well that stage makeup is nothing like normal work-day makeup, or prom makeup. Being on stage means everything needs to be dramatised: eyeliner needs to be thicker, lashes need to be longer, blush needs to be bolder. I currently use the Chacott Loose Powder to set my own daily makeup and really love the ultra smooth effect it gives me!
Perhaps Chacott Freed of London needs no introduction on my part, especially since it’s not new in the international scene. The brand is an official supplier for the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), as well as the Rhythmic Gymnastics team of Belarus in the 2013 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Competition. If you’ve watched Black Swan, you might also have noticed Chacott under the twirling feet of Natalie Portman (if you weren’t overly focused on the feathers she sprouted).
I know it’s still not anytime soon that I’ll pick up a pair of soft, pink dancing shoes but if you are, making a trip to Chacott could leave you wanting more.
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