100% Ballet Shoe Elastic Tote Bag

by Spot LA


The Elastic Tote Bag is one of Spot LA's original bag forms.  Functional and Beautiful, its made of 100% ballet elastic material in Los Angeles. 

All pieces are handmade with love in Downtown LA and because each piece is handcrafted, the actual item you receive will have its own unique marks, stitching and shape and details that might vary slightly from the photos shown.  Order yours now.  Supplies are limited.

Ballet Elastic Tote measures 14 x 15 x 10


JULE DANCEWEAR

by Spot LA


The other day I was out and about at the Los Angeles Ballet Studios during WAA and I saw some pretty cool leos. I did some work and found out that LAB dancer Julia Cinquemani has her own line - Jule Dancwear.  Love the tank cut-outs. Totally LA - and get this.  Everything made in the USA.  Here's more about Julia and her Brand.  Enjoy!

 

 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company members in Jule Dancewear   

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company members in Jule Dancewear

 

My entrepreneurial interests in producing dancewear began when I was about 14. I asked my mom to help me make a wrap skirt that was cuter than what was available is stores. At the time, all of my friends at my studio, The Dallas Ballet Center, wanted a skirt. My good friend Kailey Andriot and I learned how to sew and started a business called Ballet Jupé making skirts for our friends. Eventually, we caught the eye of Randy Boyse, owner of Sandy's Shoes & Dancewear and he began selling our skirts without taking any profit for about 6 months before he started buying our skirts wholesale. Soon after that we started picking up more stores. 

After moving away from Dallas to study with the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Professional Division, and with Kailey pursuing school at SMU, it was difficult to maintain the partnership. I was interested in expanding the dancewear line including new designs for leotards and legwarmers. In 2011, at 20 years old, I started Jule Dancewear. I was able to create great fitting, simple styles with bold colors and quality fabrics that dancers of any type can look and feel great in.

Currently we are producing leotards, ballet skirts, and legwarmers. All products are fabricated in Dallas where quality control is high.

Our biggest selling product are our wrap skirts. We provide an ever changing range of fabrics and prints from fun to sophisticated. The skirts are cut shorter than other wrap skirts providing the look of longer legs. We have sold thousands of wrap skirts over the years. The swing skirts are all stretch content and tie on the side. They are great for younger dancers that can simply pull the skirt on and off.

Our Razorback and Tank cut-out  leotards are designed with support in mind. I designed both to emulate the support you would get from a sports bra and with a simple design that is flattering on most every body type. Both are available in an array of various colors and trims that are sure to stand out. 

The thigh-high legwarmers are made out of a cotton jersey that keep your legs warm without adding the bulk of a heavy knit. They feature a drawstring on the side where you can scrunch one side up to show your feet and ankles. They are also unisex.

We have over 50 stores around the US and two in Canada. We also have an online store at www.juledancewear.com

Since all of our products are made in the US, orders are usually shipped out the next day. 

Overall it has been a very fun and creative learning process for me being able to design as well as learning the in's and out's of running a business. 

 Julia Cinquemani with Bianca Bulle Photo Credit Reed Hutchinson.

Julia Cinquemani with Bianca Bulle Photo Credit Reed Hutchinson.

 Julia Cinquemani Photo Credit Chris Clark Photography

Julia Cinquemani Photo Credit Chris Clark Photography

 Model in Jule Dancewear.  Photo Credit Jim Doyle

Model in Jule Dancewear.  Photo Credit Jim Doyle


CR LOOKBOOK - ISSUE 2 DANCE

by Spot LA


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On Saturday, March 27th, I had a wonderful brunch with my Mother at Porta Via Bistro Bar in Beverly Hills.  The food was delicious and it truly was a Hollywood Scene...ppl everywhere in hats and sunglasses trying to be incognito... But that's neither here nor there...
As you know, this website is dedicated to dance and when my Mother threw me this little magazine outta nowhere - CR Fashion LookBook Issue 2 (Dance)- I was in heaven.  BOOM!

Previously, we've known Carine Roitfeld from her days as Edition-In-Chief of Vogue Paris for nearly a decade but now, with her magazine - CR Lookbook - Issue 2, we know her as a loyal dance supporter.  The images are A-MAZING and I had to do a double-take when I saw the  stunning front cover of Sergei Polunin striking a pose in the Hollywood Hills.  And the coolest part?  You can see the Griffith Park Observatory in the background!!!  That place is so special to me because my late Grandfather use to take my sisters and I there when we were kids. 
Don't miss out on reading the interesting Jacques D'Amboise and Misty Copeland articles.  Plus, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Sergei Polunin, David Hallberg and New York's experimental BalletCollective is all included.  Soooo good!

Thanks Mom!

To get your hands on a copy of this Lookbook just swing by your nearest magazine stand...  The larger magazine stands will have it available.  I think the Paparazzi were at the Malibu newsstand when my Mother grabbed mine.  It will set you back about 26 bones but its well,well, worth it.

Enjoy reading and I hope to hear from you if you love the Lookbook
issue 2 as much as I do. Email me and keep the feedback coming!

XOXO

MR
 

 

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