Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vancouver 2010 - Figure Skating Gala

The Olympics are almost over. All that is left after today is the closing ceremonies. In the meantime, let’s look at some costumes from the Figure Skating Gala, shall we? (And the in a few days, I'll get back to talking about something else!)

(Note: All pictures came from the
Vancouver 2010 website.)

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Love the silver sparkly vest she wears! Very retro.

Charlie White and Meryl Davis of the United States, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Careful! Skate blades are a killer when it comes to making wholes in tights, especially fishnet!

Kim Yu-Na of Korea, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Yu-na looks like a swan in this dress. She is simply gorgeous.

Mao Asada of Japan, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

I love this very architectural look. The fan is reminiscent of Japan of course, but what I like the most is the black and hot pin combination.

Miki Ando of Japan, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Beautiful ombre dye skirt! She looks like she is dressed in flower petals.

Mirai Nagasu of the United States, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Turquoise! (Well, ocean blue, really.) Do I need to say anymore?

Oksana Domina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Straight out of the Matrix!

Patrick Chan of Canada, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Yeah... Hmmm. Sorry Pat, you look kind of boring mate!

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Angels on Ice!

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto of the United States, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Raise your hand if you are reminded of the "Sexy Devil" costume found in every pattern books' Halloween section!

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

Canadians love their Hockey! Even figure skaters know that.

Seeing the a hockey jerseyed man paired with a tutued woman kind of reminds me of Battle of the Blades...

Joannie Rochette of Canada, Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

I could not end these two weeks of of Figure Skating posts without speaking one last time of Joannie Rochette. She has become Canada's Sweetheart, a strong young woman that is an example for us all. For this last performance, she skated to Céline Dion's "Vole", originally dedicated to Dion's niece Karine who died of cystic fibrosis at the age of 16 (I remember seeing aunt and niece on Le Club des 100 watts (1988), a kids TV show - they had talked about her disease). So you see, skating to that song had an especially poignant meaning.

Clad in royal purple velvet covered in sparkly rhinestones like so many tears caught on the fabric, she was regal, divine and wonderful.

Let us see her performance one more time, for posterity's sake.

And now, a blogger's moment of silence translated to written form:


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