Here's a better look / front view
Hmm.. it's better than the SP dress, but this is like a toned down version of her Danse Macabre dress... meh. She should just get a different designer and get a new wardrobe. After seeing these subpar designs, I really miss her 2009-2010 costumes.
Neither of Yuna's dresses this season are great. Her FP dress is a poorer version of Carolina's black number last season, or her own Dance Macabre dress. Her SP dress makes her look ill, IMO. What happened??
Seeing as I'm having a drink tonight and the "Send in the Clowns" music has me emotional, I feel like telling a quick story. Besides my job as a professional poker player, I've been working on a screenplay for the last few years that I can't quite finish or get right. I think of it as my destiny, my life's work, which is a bit over the top for someone 25-30, which is the age I've been while writing it. People have entered and left my life in that time, usually parting with words like "good luck with your writing!" It's my obsession and most people know that.
What does this have to do with Yuna? She has become an inspiration for me, someone I greatly respect and admire. Not just for the immortal performances, but I often think about all the times she must have fallen at practice, or skated alone before anyone knew who she was. I can relate to a lot of her difficulties, if not her success. How it feels to want to quit and give up, for instance, when pursuing something so out of the norm. But then there is her determination and perseverance -- her excellence in the face of extreme pressure. If Yuna can do it, surely I can succeed too! And so I continue on day after day, hoping for the time when my art will be achieved. In the meantime, my livelihood is performance based, it depends on my decision making under pressure. Often times I find myself watching Yuna's famous skates as motivation before work, and I find this experience cathartic.
This morning I clicked on the video for Yuna's new short program, and I must admit I was anxious. Les Mis ... Gershwin ... Danse Macabre ... Bond ... Scheherezade. Could her program match or exceed these? What if it doesn't, could her last program we get possibly be lackluster? I was very worried. Needless to say, I think those worries are gone. Yuna's "Send in the Clowns" will be a masterpiece, possibly her best SP ever, and certainly the most meaningful. I was able to feel an immediate connection to the music and the potential of this program. Now the only thing left is for Yuna to feel it and express it herself. I suspect she would be reluctant to get too emotional for fear that might interfere with her concentration, but I also think this program is one where she must literally become the emotion -- the nostalgia -- the same way she had to become the music notes in Concerto in F.
My intuition tells me that as the final performance nears, nature will take its course and Yuna will succeed like she usually does.
Anyway, /ramblings of a madman. Need to sleep. Looking forward to seeing her LP tomorrow!
Well, there's no reason Mao and Yuna can't have the same designer, is there? It's not like Josiane Lamond doesn't do outfits for other skaters.
Anyway, enough about that topic.
I think the Korean designer is just fine. Her last year's dresses were well received. This year... still not sure about the SP color but her LP costume is fantastic.
Am I being too imaginative but listening to Send in the Clowns reminds me of the history of a pair of skaters named Yuna & Mao? Adios though, is clear enough...
The drama surrounding the two made for tantalizing gossip and unbridled nationalism, but I wish the two had a more uneventful rivalry and skated without all the baggage.