I wish that I were tough enough to be a ballerina. Like Kelly, I had years of ballet lessons as a kid. I have very vivid memories of my teacher wrapping up her gnarled toes with duck tape in between lessons. That--and the way puberty completely messed up my body awareness--turned me off the idea of en pointe.
So it's a very special There's A Bike In It treat to watch Estée Lauder's latest installment of their Modern Muse campaign. Paris Opera House ballerina Amandine Albisson contemplates what it means to be a muse as she bikes beautifully around Paris.
I've already watched the short film three times. You can watch it here.
And if you'd like to learn more about ballet, I have to recommend Queen Michelle's series of posts chronicling her trials and tribulations as she takes up a serious study of ballet at an age when most ballerinas have long since retired from the stage.