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If you missed out on the Balalaika Dress this fall, despair no more.Â Here is a sneak peek at Double D Ranchâ„¢'s spring redo and as well as a peek from last week's photo shoot.
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Aren't the colors yummy?
fyi: When I was working on the fall Balalaika group, I was imagining what kind of music might have been played around the Royal Buffalo Hunt's campfire.Â (if you are new to our blog and have no idea what I am talking about jump back to see fall 2009's inspiration) I imagined a balalaika.Â Â Balalaikas are triangular shaped stringed instruments with Russian origin and are often embellished with beautiful folk art inlay or hand painting. I imagined that the Russian Grand Duke might have played his native instrument to the delight of his hosts. In my dream world I even had the duke's balalaika all Faberged-up with gem stones and rich colored enamels.
Here is a short clip ofÂ the balalaika (actually two) being played.Â Enjoy Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago or better yet, watch the movie and check out Yuri's balalaika.