Another Taylor Swift inspired blog post? Yes, because her songs are just really inspiring, okay? That, and her vivid lyric's ability to make makeup and styling inspiration easy as pie, doesn't hurt either. Today's look was inspired by Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video (which if you haven't seen, you should actually stop reading this, go watch it and then come back to reading this).
Today I had the opportunity to do a collaboration of-sorts with my friend Madeline. We each got to incorporate some of our favorite things (mine being styling and photography, hers being Taylor Swift music and dance) for this awesome shoot.
Madeline aspires to one day open her own studio, where she will be able to share her love of dance with future students, and currently has started giving private lessons and helps choreograph dances for local schools.
You might be thinking something like "she must just be a natural dancer", there's more to her than just her talent (which she definitely has). Having had the privilege of being Madeline's friend since we were in junior high, I can honestly say there was rarely a day she didn't spend at least an hour practicing. This girl taught herself how to do an aerial (thats a cartwheel with no hands-let me repeat-no hands) from watching YouTube videos. She proves hard work pays off.
How do you feel when you dance?
"This is going to sound so cheesy. Dancing is how I let all my emotions out, it's my place of serenity."
How has dance effected your everyday lifestyle?
"Well I dance around stores a lot-so I make a fool of myself. Oh! Also, it's made getting in and out of chairs a lot easier."
How do you see dance playing a roll in your future?
"I hope to dance forever. I would just be happy to continue teaching and learning, forever."