Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Ribbons ribbons everywhere

No outfit pics today I'm afraid.There are a couple of reasons for this. I didn't have time to take one this morning, and when I got home the light had gone. Plus my outfit was a bit dull. Black shorts, tights and ballet flats with a yellow t shirt and grey cardigan. One of my bosses asked me why I was looking so smart. I felt a bloody mess!
Instead today I'd like to show you a video of something that I've been a little obsessed with since I caught it on Spanish television when I was on holiday this month...

That's Anna Bessonova performing at the 2008 Ribbon World Final in Benidorm earlier this month. Well I was just captivated. It's so graceful and skillful, plus the ribbons make it very beautiful, like a fairy tale. I don't know why I haven't noticed this sport before!
This being primarily a fashion blog of course I couldn't let this pass without finding some pictures of costumes. I love the way the girls match their ribbons to their outfits, or have really funky rainbow ones.

That's the Canadian Alexandra Orlando

Anna Bessonova again. Love the way in that video she starts and finishes with the ribbon wrapped round her forehead it's kind of cheeky and fun.

The Russian gymnast Evgeniya Kanaeva - I love her outfit but am slightly freaked out by the angle her body is at!
My apologies for being slightly vague- I'm very new to watching this sport so I don't know much about it! But I've enjoyed trawling through youtube looking at videos...
I will do an outfit post tomorrow, definitely.


Anonymous said...

I've always loved Rhythmic gymnastics, the ribbon in particular - It's pretty much the only thing I watch when the Olympics are on hehe!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Oh yes! you give me a good idea...
I have yards of leftover ribbons from last Christmas... I'm going to do the same & hopefully burn like 5000 calories...hee*

You have a lovely day!