Sunday, December 02, 2012
NHK Trophy 2012 Costume Finale: Get 'Em Cowgirl, Geisha Chic and Mod Fab
Top Three Ice Dance: (left to right) Silver medalists Nikita Katsalapov and Elena Ilinykh of Russia, Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White of USA and Bronze Medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of USA, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy 2012, Sekisui Heim Super Arena Rifu, Japan
Finishing my reviews of the NHK Trophy 2012, you can read my "two cents" on the Ladies HERE, the Men HERE, and the Pairs HERE...it's time for the always fantastic, never dissapointing colorful and a little over-the-top ICE DANCE costumes. First...
I think I just DIED and went to Figure Skating Costume HEAVEN:
For their Free Dance, Orford and Williams toned it down and went more elegant, less "Fun Time at the O.K. Corral". Here the music, naturally, dictated their more conservative classic looks. They skated to "High Society Overture" and "Now You Have Jazz" by Bing Cosby and Louis Armstrong. I liked her apple green charmeuse halter-neck costume. It was pretty, delicate and appropriate for the music. And Thomas looked like a dapper gentleman who would be dancing with such a pretty girl. His cravat and jacquard-like vest look right.
HERE. They skated their Free Dance to John Williams' "Memoirs of a Geisha" and I thought they were PERFECT.
HERE in case you might have missed it. For their "Yankee Polka" Short Dance to "Giselle", Meryl and Charlie looked great--and more importantly, appropriate for the music. She was very "St. Pauli Girl" and maybe that's why I loved it! She would make Heidi Klum proud!