Recent content by argentine_princess

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    Practice space - UK South-East

    Hi I am from Fleet in Hampshire and my ten dance partner is from Guildford in Surrey. I know it isnt quite the area you were looking for someone to share practice space in but I thought I'd mention that we too were looking for practice space and would welcome someone to share the cost with...
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    Ballroom dress patterns

    Thank you so much for your help guys your information is fantastic. Laura your website is fantastic!! It's answered almost every question I had-I love the step by step project, everything that was confusing me about putting the dress together suddenly makes sense! I've started designing a...
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    Ballroom dress patterns

    I'm currently summoning up the courage to begin making my own ballroom and latin dresses. Does anyone know of any good patterns for dance dresses that would be a good place to start. I'm quite happy to modify things to get the design I want but I'm not having much luck finding a pattern to...
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    It is a bit of consolation that there's lots of good dancing to watch! I may well go and watch the internationals and having decided not to go to Night of 100 Stars due to practice comitments I may just go now. And Strictly Come Dancing Series 4 starts on Sat so at least I can get into that...
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    What kind of dancing do you specialize in?

    I train in International Standard, latin and argentine tango. I guess most of my time goes into working on my standard but all 3 feature pretty highly!
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    I'm SO excited!

    Well I've shot the film now - my brush with Hollywood is all over! It was a very long but enjoyable day. I have to say by the end of it my dress was about the most painful thing in the world-the corset seemed to be trying to relocate my kidneys in my thighs! Despite having to be on set at 5...
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    Thanks-the get well waves are working! Fingers crossed I'll only need 2 weeks off - but I'm so bad at staying still I hate it! The incentive to wear the dress will force me to not try and dance too early and make things worse. Not dancing is SO tough! I've a comp on the 22nd fingers crossed...
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    Thanks guys!! The whole of the top of the dress is stoned. The red panels are siam and then the outlines are in jet hem. IT makes it quite heavy but really effective and shiny on the floor! However I dislocated my hip yesterday so I wont be dancing for at least a couple of weeks - how...
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    I don't mind you asking. It was £1060 which is about $1988. It wasn't cheap but it was designed completely from scratch and made for me. I also didn't chose the cheapest stoning option if it had been stoned with black on the body outlined in red (rather than the other way round then it would...
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    Thanks! Its actually even more effective than I imagined it to be. I thought it would be different but it really highlights my upper body shape because the more I stretch from my partner the more it falls away from my back. I like to be a little different!
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    So true - I felt a million dollars in it! I floated around the floor with a big smile on my face!
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    It was certainly good at the comp where I first wore it. We made the final and came 3rd - better than we've ever done before.
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    My New Ballroom Dress

    I picked up my first ever ballroom dress a couple of weeks ago and I've finally got some pictures of it! Its the most amazing dress ever. I helped design it so its everything I wanted it to look like but even then it came out better than I expected! It looks so stunning and different on the...
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    I'm SO excited!

    I had my first day on set yesterday - it was such a long day but so much fun! My legs and feet ache this morning from so much dancing! I'm dancing one person down from Natalie Portman which is quite exciting! We've been told we can take still photographs of ourselves in costume with the...
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    I'm SO excited!

    I'll try and get some pictures if I can but its not very likely. We're contract bound not to take any cameras or mobile phones on location with us and photos are strictly prohibited :(. I'll do my best without breaking any rules and finding myself sued by Sony Pictures!!