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  • Lauren Anderson

Cultivated Elegance

Updated: Mar 31


Fluidity.

Gliding Grace.

Elegantly Elevated.

Ruffled Regality. 



There's a reason ballerinas are fawned over. Well more than one, but the major is their sheer poise and gracefulness.

The beauty of movement and elegance. Bringing that to life through gowns, blouses, & skirts, well who wouldn't want to live in a world of ethereal refinement?


MODA OPERANDI is a go-to for anything feminine and luxurious



L to R:

Area Crystal-Trimmed Satin Mini Dress

Silvia Tcherassi Leila Peplum Taffeta Top

Rodarte Ruffled Sequined Organza Blouse


Carolina Herrera Pearl Embellished Ruffled Silk Blouse

Paco Rabanne Sequin-Embellished Lace Top

Zuhair Murad Woolf Ruffled Lace Bustier Top


Sheers Transparency Layers Fluidity Silks & Supple Satins

Moving with you like the curtains in a gentle summer breeze on the South of France, any girl is lying if she doesn't admit that when her train or long dress catches a bit of breeze makes her feel like alluring nobility.

Layers upon layers drapery upon drapery, are you not dying?!

There's an artistry in the chaos of pleating, placement & pulchritude


The barely there captivation of tulle cascading off the supple skin...

Smooth sumptuous swank. Satin's sheen, will be sure to illuminate your best angelic qualities.


If this doesn't encapsulate the quintessence of a ballerina then I don't know what does.

The beauty of dance, and ballet in particular is more than just the synchronized fluidity of movement in gorgeous tutus.  It's an art from the costumes, to the stage presence, to the musicality.

Growing up a dancer, my love started from classes at 3 years old at the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet.  From there I leaped, and turned my way through the world of dance for the next 17 years.

And with just the right finesse, you too can work-it like you invented the tutu yourself


The embellishment, the frills, the ruffles, the sheer fabrics layered... 

Remember, "Black Swan?"...even the most innocent  ballerina can be one bad bitch...in the best way possible.

Like I've always said, I like things to be a bit of a production. Everything you do should feel like a finale encore movement.


The OUTNET never has a shortage of ultra-glam.

Frills and femininity are far from fragile. Designers from Rick Owens, to Marchesa, Valentino, to Alberta Ferretti use structure and composition for truly artistic masterpieces.




L TO R:

MARCHESA NOTTE Tiered ruffled embroidered tulle gown

MARCHESA NOTTE Strapless tiered glittered tulle midi dress

REDVALENTINO Ruffled embroidered tulle midi dress

ZIMMERMANN Swiss-dot tulle-paneled ruffled metallic cotton-blend lace mini dress

RICK OWENS Draped cotton-canvas, mesh and tulle jacket