Yes, you read that right. Our favorite pre-teen celebrity is now a brand ambassador for Capezio.
Maddie's no stranger to fashion shoots, and she absolutely kills it in her Capezio photos. I mean, just look at this gorgeousness:
(Photo by Sinisha Nisevic via Capezio)
As usual, Maddie has a knack for switching up her look and body language to suit the moment, whether it's performing in one of Sia's emotionally draining music videos, walking the red carpet at an awards show or fashion event or posing in a fashion editorial. She and her #fiercehair are just unstoppable. Congrats, Maddie!
Whether it’s your first pair or your 50th, picking out the right pointe shoes can be difficult. Dance Spirit talked to Victoria Lyman, owner of Allegro Dance Boutique in Evanston and Barrington, IL—the Joffrey Academy of Dance’s shop of choice—to get the lowdown on the latest shoes. These picks are comfortable, flexible and quieter than ever before. Finding your perfect pointe shoe just got a little bit easier!
Lyman says: “Your feet are always changing, so it’s important to make sure you’re fitted for shoes regularly.”
Box narrows slightly, making it a good choice for dancers with tapered toes
Made with a new glue that reduces sound
Lower heel means less bunched-up fabric on pointe
Soft shank helps you get all the way over your box
Elastic drawstring ties on the side of the foot, so it’s easy to hide
Lining wicks moisture and helps keep your shoes smelling fresh
Sleek heel and profile show off your pretty arches
Softer shank lets you roll through demi-pointe more easily
Wide platform helps with balance
Pre-darned platform—the work’s done for you!
High vamps, high sides and medium support make this shoe a good fit for feet of moderate strength and flexibility.
Hard shank will last through countless relevés
Plush lining + built-in toe pad = super-comfortable
Lightweight and quiet
Available with a super-hard shank that’s good for dancers with strong feet
Elastic drawstrings and binding keep the shoe from slipping off your heel
Photography by Nathan Sayers.
(photo by Nathan Sayers)
Who said dance bags couldn't be durable and super-cute? This Capezio duffel is perfect for toting around all your dance needs, from shoes to leos to rollers—there's plenty of room and lots of personality, thanks to the adorable charms and tassels. Enter for a chance to win by “following” Dance Spirit on Facebook and filling out the form below.
Calling all fashionistas! Capezio tapped our always-fierce co-cover girl Larsen Thompson to star in the photos for its new Summer Collection by Betsey Johnson, the reigning queen of sassy style. And, basically, we're #obsessed.
Her majesty, punk princess. (photo via Capezio)
Everyone knows a good dance/fashion collab is one of our most favorite things. So naturally, we swooned when Johnson released her first Capezio collection last summer—modeled by the one and only Maddie Ziegler.
Johnson's latest collection is every bit as fab: Think loads of tulle, edgy prints, ballet pink and super hot accessories (that jewelry ?). And there's Larsen, cementing her supermodel status by giving us her signature face, look after look. NBD.
Um, that choker. Need we say more? (photo via Capezio)
(Photo by Erin Baiano)
This black lace crop top from Capezio is both funky and functional, perfect for showing off your studio and street style. Enter for a chance to win by “following” Dance Spirit on Facebook and filling out the form below.
It seems like just yesterday that we were wringing our hands over the Ziegler sisters' imminent departure from "Dance Moms." We wondered if they were giving up on dance. We wondered if they would pursue singing, acting and modeling full-time, instead.
Then, Capezio dropped this new video. First, we saw the stylish duds and we were interested. Then, we saw that New York City Ballet corps member and BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher choreographed the video, and we were very interested. THEN, we saw Maddie Ziegler's baby blues and we knew it would be good. It's kind of a weird ballet class, where everyone has their hair down during barre (because, fashion). But it's also kind of great to see triple-threat Maddie busting a move without layers of spooky drama (cc. every Sia video).
Props to each and every dancer in the video! And props to Capezio for crediting them all at the end.
Does Maddie Ziegler ever sleep? Seriously–the 12-year-old wunderkind has outdone herself again and again...and again. And now she's the face of fashion designer Betsey Johnson's new dancewear line for Capezio!
Maddie tough in tulle (photo courtesy Capezio)
The line–which, in true Betsey Johnson fashion, features tons of tulle, lots of lace, and plenty of spunky prints–is the perfect combination of style, flair and function. We're loving her serious sass in the campaign photos (those pink streaks)! And leave it to Maddie to have perfect technique even in boots.
It's exciting to see Maddie getting opportunities like this–she's repping young dancers in the best way possible. Check out the rest of the campaign images below!
(All images courtesy Capezio)