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Lisa Allen
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Fashion - Deanna McBrearty dreams of Irene Adler Unbound

by Lisa Allen, Robert Abrams
May 1, 2004
Primus Photography Studio
64 Wooster Street #3E
New York, NY 10012

Fashion - Deanna McBrearty dreams of Irene Adler Unbound

Photos by Lisa Allen
Text by Robert Abrams
Clothing modeled by Deanna McBrearty, Member of the New York City Ballet (currently on leave) and guest artist with dance companies throughout the United States
May 25, 2004

Deanna is wearing a Black hat by Selima from Selima Optique ($225.00) in some of the pictures and a Red hat from Selima Optique ($225.00) in the others. The Eyeglasses are also from Selima Optique ($225 to $250 for the frames - prescription lenses are sold separately.). She is dressed for an evening of quiet recreation, reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes Treasury by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in a Twilight Velvet Glitter Corset from Danskin (Style 2346, $38.00), and Women's Jazz Pants from Danskin (Style 2369, $39.00). She completed her attire with a Leg Avenue body stocking from Ricky's, although to be truly precise it would be proper to say she put the body stocking on first. Deanna may have "a face that a man might die for", but even if she is perfection itself unadorned, and especially so under a bonnet, that is no reason not to add to her beauty with some gems. She chose the Blue Austrian Crystal Earrings from GirlProps ($12.99), a Black with Purple Crystal Bracelet from GirlProps ($12.99), and an Antique Style Gunmetal and Crystal Ring from GirlProps ($6.99).

Hats and eyeglasses were provided by Selima Optique. Go to www.selimaoptique.com or one of their stores, which are located at:

    59 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
    Tel. (212) 343 9490 Fax. (212) 343 2715
    899 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
    Tel. (212) 988 6690
    46 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris France
    Tel. (01) 48 04 38 55 Fax. (01) 48 04 31 05
    SELIMA OPTIQUE * at Frederic Fekkai *
    440 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Tel. (310) 888 4008

Danskin clothing can be purchased at www.danskin.com, by calling 1-800-288-6749 or at one of their many stores. Click here and learn how to receive free shipping on your Danskin purchases!

Accessories provided by GirlProps. They have a generous selection of attractive, yet inexpensive, jewelry and accessories. They are located at 153 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012. Phone: 212-505-7615. Email: sales@girlprops.com Web: www.girlprops.com. Special thanks to Pam Hysinger, owner of GirlProps, for loaning us lots of great stuff for the shoot.

"Deanna McBrearty dreams of Irene Adler Unbound" was photographed at Primus Studios, located at 64 Wooster Street #3E, New York, New York 10012. Call them at 212-966-3803 if you need an inspirational space to shoot. Special thanks to Gary Breckheimer of Primus for his assistance.

The Hair and Make-up for Deanna McBrearty was by Portia Peters. She can be contacted at portiamake-up@nyc.rr.com

Photography assistance was provided by Karen Schoellkopf. She can be contacted at www.k-stop.com

For more of Lisa Allen's photography, see her ExploreDance.com index page and www.TreeHousePhotography.com

The shoot was produced by Robert Abrams, who also did the backstory photography.

Deanna McBrearty has been a member of the New York City Ballet for over ten years. She is now dancing as a featured guest artist with dance companies across the United States.

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