Australian Ballet Giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 23rd August 2010

The Australian Ballet’s Amber Scott in Edge of Night – photo Jez Smith

I have a confession to make.  I have a major crush on The Australian Ballet.

I mean, if the Australian Ballet was a person, he/she would be cultured, super intelligent and devastatingly attractive. Don’t you think?

Proving they are as cool as they are cultured, the team in ballet-land have just launched a gorgeous range of new tote bags – collaborating with Chip Chop, no less!

GORGEOUS new Australian Ballet v. Chip Chop tote bags – available here.  ps) In actual fact, the ballet tote bags have been SO popular since launching 2 weeks ago, the ‘PLIÉ CHASSÉ JETÉ‘ design is already out of stock! :( BUT don’t despair! They’ll be available again from mid Sept, check the Aus Ballet online shop in a couple of weeks, or you can sign up for the Ballet’s e-news and they’ll let you know as soon as they’re back!

Luckily for me, my ballet crush is reciprocated – the lovely Aus Ballet marketing and publicity team are big TDF fans, and consequently they have a super generous giveaway for one lucky Design Files reader!

The prize is valued at $270.00, and includes :

– A double-pass to Edge of Night, Aus Ballet’s brand new triple-bill performance which launches in Melbourne this week!

– A gorgeous ‘PLIÉ CHASSÉ JETÉ ALL DAY’ tote bag valued at $50.00

The double-pass can be used for any performance in either the Melbourne or Sydney show seasons – for Melbourne, any date between 27th August and 4th September (all info here) and for Sydney between 12th and 29th November (all info here).

TO ENTER the giveaway, please leave a comment here today (Monday Aug 23rd)! Be sure to include your email address in the the email field so I can contact the winner tomorrow!  The winner will be selected at random.  If you subscribe to these posts by email, please don’t reply to your daily email, just pop over to thedesignfiles.net to enter!

Update!  This competition is now closed.  A winner has been randomly drawn and contacted by email!  The winning comment was COMMENT no. 141, congratulations Gill!

HUGE thanks to The Australian Ballet team for this wonderful giveaway!  OH and don’t forget about the Behind Ballet blog!  It is seriously awesome.

The Australian Ballet’s Edge of Night – photo Jez Smith

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 23rd August 2010


  • mark 6 years ago

    i love the ballet too!

  • george 6 years ago

    gorgeous prize and just in time for my first wedding anniversary! yay. thanks again!

  • Melanie 6 years ago

    Beautiful photographs. Cute totes.

  • Lizzy Beyer 6 years ago

    This is such a fantastic giveaway! fingers crossed!
    I am a australian ballet tragic!

  • Robyn Beyer 6 years ago

    Love those totes too! Gosh, those tickets would be a passport to sheer scrumptious delight!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Oh, such beautiful photographs, I love the ballet!

  • Roberta 6 years ago

    Have been eyeing this show off for ages and now you’re offering free tickets! It’s like a dream. Thanks for delivering to us every day.

  • Cindy 6 years ago

    How divine are those photos? The totes are so cute too. What an amazing giveaway

  • Lilli Pope 6 years ago

    Wow. What an amazing performance. Shall be truly wonderful.

  • Manu 6 years ago

    fingers crossed- what a fantastic prize

  • Cara 6 years ago

    My obsession with ballet is only equaled by my obsession with nice bags…

  • nina mc 6 years ago

    Dearest Lucy, at the ripe old age of 33 I thought I would try to be more Cultured. First stop-Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. A.MA.ZING, but if it weren’t for my darling boy I would have missed the second half because I thought everyone was leaving but it was just interval-ooops! Maybe I need to go to the Ballet for practice??

  • Kieran 6 years ago

    An amazing colab for an amazing prize

    good luck everyone!

  • julie gabriel 6 years ago

    What an amazing prize! What a gorgeous bag! Choose me, s’il vous plait!

  • mel 6 years ago

    o la la to win one of these gorgeous bags & ballet tickets would be amazing!! :)

  • Esther 6 years ago

    wow beautiful photos – great way to start the day, thanks! Can only imagine how beautiful the show will be! Or perhaps I won’t have to imagine…!

  • joanne 6 years ago

    Oo-La-La Yes Please!!!

  • Anna 6 years ago

    Wonderful photos and such cute bags!

  • paula 6 years ago

    pick me, pick me!

  • rose 6 years ago

    I think that the new Ballet photos are breathtaking. I wish Jez Smith had been there on my wedding day!

  • Andrea 6 years ago

    I would love to be a ballerina – all that elegance and poise! Alas, I have two left feet!

  • Monique Cannell 6 years ago

    I’m have a crush on ballet too! I am starting classes next month finally and looking forward to it. The bag would be perfect to carry my ballet gear in! Please count me in!

  • Sarah B 6 years ago

    We don’t get to see much ballet in Hobart, but the times I have have truly been majical. Please count me in for this prize :)

  • andrew b 6 years ago

    Sounds great, count me in.

  • Lisa 6 years ago

    Stunning. Ballet is always on the ‘to do list’ but don’t often get around to it. This production looks great.

  • bettina 6 years ago

    My name is Bettina and it does rhyme with Ballerina.
    In primary school i was reminded most days of this. “Bettina pretty ballerina”
    Its ok because i did have a tutu and my mum played Swan lake on our record player often.
    What a fantastic prize!

  • Russ B 6 years ago

    I can’t believe so many have commented so early. It just shows how popular Ballet is!

  • Lisa Di Crescenzo 6 years ago

    “I wanna be the Prima Ballerina!”
    Merci beaucoup TDF. x

  • Rose 6 years ago

    Australian ballet giveaway….It’s in the bag!

  • Luz Algañaraz de Imbriano 6 years ago

    Love it all!
    This is a fantastic giveaway !

  • Erin 6 years ago

    What a beautiful prize for my best friend and I to catch up at !! The bags are so cute too!!! Thanks Design Files and The Australian Ballet

  • Rosanne 6 years ago

    Isn’t it every little girls dream to be a ballet dancer at some point… I love dancing and ballet was just that one thing that I wasn’t graceful enough for … but watching it I immerse myself into bliss….. lets hope again xx

  • Belinda 6 years ago

    oh wow. how lovely. I have a bit of a crush on the Australian Ballet too! Aren’t they just so talented?

  • Nici Stanford 6 years ago

    I love the ballet – I havent been for ages. Fingers crossed xx

  • Juliet 6 years ago

    LOVE! Yes please!

  • Erin 6 years ago

    Oooo yes please! Would love to win this fab prize!

  • Suyi 6 years ago

    Awesome totes!! Awesome ballet!!

  • Naomi Fogel 6 years ago

    Oh aren’t they just gorgeous!? would absolutely love to go see them!!

  • TJ 6 years ago

    I Heart Australian Ballet!! xx

  • Penelope 6 years ago

    My housemate and I were reading an article on Amber Scott on Saturday and saying that we had never been to the ballet and wanted to go to the Edge of Night- could this be fate!?

  • Karen Pearce 6 years ago

    I have never seen The Australian Ballet and I really should !!!!! I can pretend that I can do all those dancey things with AB bag on my shoulder-sigh.

  • Narelle 6 years ago

    Ooo yes please…

  • Kate 6 years ago

    Beautiful Giveaway!!

  • Jen C 6 years ago

    Ballet in Melbourne – welcome!

  • Wendy Schlanger 6 years ago

    I have never been to the ballet but the costumes are calling me to this ballet.

  • Rebecca 6 years ago

    I have been absolutely dying to go to the ballet at the Opera House and my partner hasn’t quite picked up on my hints… Maybe this is my chance? In time for my birthday too! Or else a lovely surprise to take my hard-working Mum back home in Melbourne for a girls’ night out.

  • Sally 6 years ago

    please please please please please pretty please pick me!

  • Kerry 6 years ago

    How divine, so I would love this chance to go in the draw. Thanks

  • Peter 6 years ago

    Would make a great present for the wife. Lovely photos.

  • Stitchybritt 6 years ago

    Yes! I would adore this! Please!


  • Amelia 6 years ago

    Lovely prize! Lovely ballet! Lovely bag!

  • Elkie A 6 years ago

    LUCY!! I would do anything for these tickets!!!! I know how limited seats are left and I absolutely LOVE the ballet. Trendy Bags are a bonus. Please pick me, pick me, no pick me!

  • juliet 6 years ago

    I think everyone loves the ballet (and loves being the prima ballerina!).

  • Clare 6 years ago

    Love these bags! Fingers crossed!


  • dell 6 years ago

    Ballet. wee.

  • Eleanor 6 years ago

    i am a ballet virgin, sharing this with a girl friend who is also a ballet virgin would only be fair.
    Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur.
    The greatest thoughts come from the heart.

  • Oh how I would love to win this! I have always wanted to see the Ballet and have never had the opportunity! It would be an experience I would never forget!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Such a fantastic prize! An evening of dance AND a gorgeous tote…what more could a girl ask for? x


  • Georgia Beyer 6 years ago

    I actually do plie, chasse and jete all day!

  • Ophelia 6 years ago

    Oh, I have such a ballet crush too.
    How I wish I could have been a ballerina and danced the night away.
    Fingers Crossed!

  • Johanna 6 years ago

    Oh I love the Australian Ballet, and aren’t Jez Smith’s pics just heaven? I always find the triple bills Aus Ballet does wonderful, like a three-course gourmet meal in which each course offers surprise, variety, and fresh and delicious flavours.

  • Meredith 6 years ago

    Amazing giveaway – I love the ballet (and the totes a pretty cute too!)

  • zhen 6 years ago

    please… please pretty please…

  • Natalie 6 years ago

    An excellent prize and a lovely way to welcome spring with some ballet!

  • aMy 6 years ago

    Oh!! I love the The Australian Ballet! What a great price! Though I don’t think I will be one of those lucky people… :S But I decided to leave something here to show my support to The Design Files! Keep the good work!

  • kerri 6 years ago

    maybe today will be my lucky day!?!?! :)

  • Jade 6 years ago

    Ooh, I haven’t been to the ballet in ages, how awesome.

    And regardless, I must buy one of those totes for my goddaughter who’s learning ballet.

  • Chris 6 years ago

    Ballet for a day would be great.

  • Zoe 6 years ago

    Fabulous Prize Lucy! How super!

  • Jo 6 years ago

    I wanna be the prima winner! Please pick me!

  • Sally 6 years ago

    I would love to win this fabulous prize!

  • Eric 6 years ago

    Another great prize giveaway! Ballet intrigues me, but I have never attended a live performance.

  • chloe o reilly 6 years ago

    what a great prize !

  • Katie Hague 6 years ago

    What beautful bags! I would love to win one!

  • Jessica 6 years ago

    oh, yes please.

  • Holly 6 years ago

    Love ballet & seeing the Australian Ballet would be amazing! Please!

  • Emma 6 years ago

    My mum has a ballet crush too. Perhaps I could finally give her a very belated birthday present?! By the way, I have a super massive crush on The Design Files. Thank you so so so much for providing such wonderful daily inspiration. I am very seriously grateful for all of your work.

  • Hannah 6 years ago

    I love a good tote bag, such a great, useful marketing idea and these ones are beaut!

  • Tamara 6 years ago

    What a great giveaway – fingers and toes crossed!

  • Lucie 6 years ago

    What a great give away!

  • Lala 6 years ago

    Un sac plein de ballet!
    Bravo, encore!

  • Brydie 6 years ago

    Huge fan of the Australian ballet, hoping to goodness to win something for the first time in my life!!

  • Alana 6 years ago

    Saw the ad on tv for this last night… it looks spectacular… hoping to win the great prize

  • Dyllon 6 years ago

    What stunning photographs, I have never been to the ballet before and was looking at buying tickets for my mum for her birthday and mine. Would be a great opportunity to win them instead!

  • kass 6 years ago

    be still my beating heart! Those photographs are divine! I adore ballet – I’m the girl who cries watching the beauty of dance – I danced for years as a child and was good – but not good enough. I adore the ballet…..I’m speechless at that first photo.

  • Edwina 6 years ago

    What a fabulous prize!! Count me in! :)

  • Louise 6 years ago

    Stunning photos – and love the totes ! Thank you TDF for my daily injection of style x

  • Marjory 6 years ago

    I’ve just discovered your great blog, and love it! Would love tickets to the ballet too!

  • Lizzie 6 years ago

    they are supernatural, divine and so amazing! hope they get loads of support from the punters.

  • Andrea 6 years ago


  • Anna 6 years ago

    I would love take my daughter to the ballet xx

  • Debbie 6 years ago

    I would leap with joy if i won this ; )

  • Rosa Piciocco 6 years ago

    Plie….eeeease …may I have this scrumptious prize! Lovely post as usual – what a coup – merci!!!

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    Beautiful !! I love the ballet although dont get the opportunity or make it a priority unfortunately. This would be a wonderful surprise if I am randomly picked. Thank you for this opportunity. The totes are a slice of delight.

  • Stephanie 6 years ago

    pick me, pick meeeeeeee!

  • Lauren 6 years ago

    What an amazing prize! I would love to win this

  • Brioney 6 years ago

    Oh to be a prima ballerina!

  • Beck 6 years ago

    Absolutely divine! Love the Australian Ballet

  • Meaghan 6 years ago

    It would be the highlight of the year! Good luck all!

  • Jill 6 years ago

    Lovely totes, gorgeous ballet pictures, stimulating blog…this has it all.

  • Maree 6 years ago


  • jo price 6 years ago

    pick me…pick me….pick me :)

  • Christina 6 years ago

    Swoon! I love the ballet!

  • Georgina 6 years ago

    Amazing totes!! Chip chop does it again!

  • emma aiston 6 years ago

    I <3 BALLET :)

  • Renee Hoare 6 years ago

    I wish I could wear a tutu to match the tote while I was shopping!

  • Lu 6 years ago

    Hello, the bags are a great design, such a contrast to what you normally associate with ballet.

  • Alexandra Neumann 6 years ago

    Thank you for your blog Lucy. I enjoy reading it every day and seeing beautiful images everything that is so amazing about design and the arts in this country. These gorgeous totes are a perfect example of this. I have my fingers crossed for this, no doubt, heavily coveted prize!

  • Cristina 6 years ago

    I have never wanted to win a giveaway so badly!

    xx Cristina

  • Jennifer 6 years ago

    What a fabulous giveaway, I would loooove this prize!

  • DAN 6 years ago

    enjoy the blog! would love to go to the show. hmmm dont know if i can walk down the street with the bag… but would not be the first time someone has called me a prima ballerina!

  • Jenn 6 years ago

    That is a fab giveaway that also illustrates the exceptional quality of your blog that they pass it on through you. Well done!

  • leah deighton 6 years ago

    ooohhh, yes please. Love the photography!

  • Julia 6 years ago

    oh my, how sublime! x

  • Amelia 6 years ago

    And on such a beautiful day. Pretty please …

  • Justin 6 years ago

    I love the ballet too! Yes please!

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    fingers, arms, toes, legs and eyes. all crossed.

  • Courtney 6 years ago

    I love the Ballet though have never been this would be a great beginning.

  • Kate Morgan 6 years ago

    Love Love Love the ballet. Fingers crossed x

  • JenniferH 6 years ago

    If I win I shall pirouette across the studio… albeit in a very clumsy way! I would so love to win this giveaway. Thanks so much Lucy. x

  • kathryn hall 6 years ago

    oh dear, gush, gush. Please let me be the winner……Please

  • Maddy 6 years ago

    I think it’s time I update my ChipChop collection, my other bags are becoming a little tired from so much love! And what a way to have my first ballet experience!

  • Tim Hancock 6 years ago

    I would score some serious brownie points with the lady if I were to win this competition. ;-)

  • Samantha Bailey 6 years ago

    I HEART the ballet…here’s to winning…

  • Lauren 6 years ago

    My daughter is passionate about ballet and so am I. We would love to win this giveaway.

  • Andy 6 years ago

    what an awesome prize, count me in…

  • Brendan Hardy 6 years ago

    Those Totes are Totes awesome… lol..
    I love the ballet, I have a cut out for the “edge of Night” and “Nutcracker” which are both soon at my desk right now. Its been a huge inspiration for my work and play even… its hard not to have a crush on it to tell you the truth. Count me in on this competition. though yet again you have made a sale out of me… could you stop for a while? just a few weeks… while I catch up? have a bath with some of the products you have mentioned. listen to my wonderful CD’s… Actually don’t stop. I would miss you too much.

  • okologi 6 years ago

    how ridiculously elegant is the ballet? am hoping that if i carry a chic ballet tote, some of that elegance will rub off…

  • Mimi K 6 years ago

    What a treat that would be! Ballet tickets and that gorgeous tote bag!! Fingers (and everything else) crossed.

  • Tristonne Forbes 6 years ago

    Always wanted to go to the ballet but so far have never been. Would love the opportunity!

  • Alison 6 years ago

    Lucy, what an outstanding prize to share. Fingers crossed x

  • Georgie 6 years ago

    ohh i need a new cute canvas bag, and it’s been yonks since i went to the ballet! pick me random, magic thingy!

  • Britt A 6 years ago

    oooo…what an amazing giveaway! No wonder I love this blog :)

  • Jennifer 6 years ago

    What beautiful photographs – capturing the grace and poise of the ballerinas beautifully!

  • Jane 6 years ago

    Sweeeet! I love those totes & Edge of the night *swoon*

  • KATE 6 years ago

    Looks magical! Would love to win

  • shka 6 years ago

    ahhh. the ballet. i want this prize.

  • Anna 6 years ago

    Yey-ballet! What a nice change from reading about a hung parliament. Could happily hang my stuff in these totes. Totes!

  • Gabrielle Finn 6 years ago

    This would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

  • Micha 6 years ago

    A night at the ballet!!!

  • Gill 6 years ago

    Gorgeous prize – no wonder so many comments today! Pick me, pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stefania 6 years ago

    I would love to see the Australian Ballet performing.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Elise 6 years ago

    Totes pick me : )

  • Roisin Murphy 6 years ago

    I want to be a Ballerina in my next life:)

  • Fruzsi Kenez 6 years ago

    Wow! What a stunning show, I would love love love to go!
    (a rhyme always helps..:) )

  • jess 6 years ago

    great giveaway luce. x

  • Sam 6 years ago

    It is things like this lovely give away that make me glad I browse my twitter!

  • Leeroy 6 years ago


    Stunning photos x

  • Jessica 6 years ago

    Never been to a ballet, would LOVE to though!

  • iris 6 years ago

    the images are amazing and i would love to see the show!

  • Siska 6 years ago

    excellent giveaway. my fingers crossed…

  • Samantha 6 years ago

    Oh, a trip the Ballet – what a delightful thought!

  • Aisha 6 years ago

    The photos are stunning! We are are so lucky to have the Australian Ballet representing us as a country in the industry! Unfortunately every time they come to Melbourne I’ve spent all my money, usually on a leotard or new pair of point shoes (so expensive!).

    It would be amazing to see this. I dont want to sound like I’m begging but, pretty please pick mee!

    By the way, I’ve been redecorating and using The Design Files as my inspiration, so thanks a heap :)

  • Suzie 6 years ago

    I have never been to the Ballet but always wanted to go. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Julia De Bono 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning imagery. What a wonderful opportunity it would be to see such amazing talent!

  • Nicole Meintjes 6 years ago

    I love the totes and the pictures are so old world glamour, beautiful!

  • mingey 6 years ago

    Please make my day! I heart this!! ♥

  • Dana 6 years ago

    What a lovely bog and prize – Merci belle Lucy


  • Simon 6 years ago

    wow amazing prize :) i want!

  • Iris 6 years ago

    amazing images and a very lovely tote!

  • liz 6 years ago

    Those bags are so cool!
    What a fantastic idea!!

  • Georgie 6 years ago

    A night at the ballet at the Sydney Opera House is one of my most favourite things to do!

  • andherimagination 6 years ago

    what a wonderful prize! I was never able to stand on my tippy toes but I have always wanted to.

  • Simon 6 years ago

    What a great prize! I LA Love the Ballet and was actually thinking booking my tickets to the Australian Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker today. I try to see it every Christmas!

  • sharon 6 years ago

    another great prize … please count me in

  • sarah machado 6 years ago

    Ma fille (Angelique – 5 ans) adore faire de la danse classique et il est temps qu’elle decouvre une des meilleures compagnies de danse au monde. De plus elle a besoin d’in nouveau sac pour ses affaire de danse….Les photos sont superbes! PLIE, CHASSE, JETE!

  • Jen T 6 years ago

    What elegant pictures and outfits. I love the colours especially. Thanks very much for including the link to the ballet blog, I have not come across this and its very interesting!

  • Vanessa 6 years ago

    Tutu gorgeous!

  • Amy 6 years ago

    Have you seen this Lucy? Bicycle Ballet – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFXnIpDTrE

  • Alison Lasek 6 years ago

    Ooo this is so exciting. This prize is made for me. x

  • Bianca Carmona 6 years ago

    J’adore le ballet! Love the blog, love the prize! Keep up the good work…

  • Amy Robertson 6 years ago

    i’d love to take my best friends Elaine Pendlebury and Jerry Hall to the ballet with our tote bags!!

  • Sam Saye 6 years ago

    Pick me Pick me!! :0) Love the ballet, love dance. xo

  • Kate Dickson-Battye 6 years ago

    I am 36& I started ballet classes this year! It is the best thing I have ever done! Australian Ballet Inspiriation x x

  • Rebecca Marshall 6 years ago

    PLIÉ CHASSÉ JETÉ ALL DAY …. yes please

  • adele 6 years ago

    what a generous giveaway!! thanks for the chance :)

  • joanne 6 years ago

    i too have a crush on the Australian Ballet (have done since i was 5 years old) xo

  • ruth hickson 6 years ago

    Would love the chance to see a wonderful ballet

  • delia 6 years ago

    What a wonderful prize!! How can anyone NOT have a crush on The Australian Ballet. Thanks for the chance to participate!

  • Mary 6 years ago

    tickets to the ballet…how romantic…

    fingers crossed xx

  • Annie Maver 6 years ago

    Hi Lucy,
    How addictive is your blog? I love it……..
    throwing my hat in for the ballet giveaway..

  • RebeccaTaylor 6 years ago

    Love the ballet! Love the blog!
    What a wonderful prize…

  • jodie 6 years ago

    ooh, how lovely! and it’s my birthday today, so I’ll cross fingers for some birthday luck! x

  • Hannah 6 years ago

    oh oh yes please. going to the ballet takes me back to my childhood.

  • Holly McKay 6 years ago

    I’m an amateur ballerina! Love ballet, love the blog and what a great prize!

  • sally 6 years ago

    For my daughter…..

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    What a cute idea, love the bags!

  • tiffany 6 years ago

    I love the ballet too! Haven’t been for years, though. Lets hope I’ll be going again soon!!

  • Vinita 6 years ago

    Pick me, pick me, pick me :-)

  • Mainichi 6 years ago

    I think you can add impeccably well dressed and accessorised to that list!!

  • Ohmygoodness, this is your best giveaway ever! Love. It.

  • Nicole 6 years ago

    ooooh yes please! it would be the perfect birthday present!

  • Tilly 6 years ago

    I love watching the Ballet! I danced from age 3 to 20 and loved every minute of it- would love to see a performace. xxx

  • Daisy 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous start to the week, such atmospheric photography!
    I love their blog too, great insights and behind the scenes sneaky peeks.

  • amy sloss 6 years ago

    Please please turn my bad start to the week around by giving me this fantastic prize!!!

  • Tara 6 years ago

    Hi, I have never left a comment on a blog before, but this is how much I would love to go see that show! It looks amazing.

  • Lucy 6 years ago

    I think this could be the greatest TDF giveaway ever. Bar none.

    I hope the bounty will be mine :)

  • Julie B. 6 years ago

    How cool. Those pics are so chic. The ballet dancers are beautiful and so awesomely talented. Awesomely? yep awesomely.

  • Annabel Jaunay 6 years ago

    Wow! The ballet! I run a music and dance class for bubs …. how I would love to get some new inspiration for ‘bubba boogaloo’! Pick me pretty please. xx

  • Jennifer 6 years ago

    I can’t plie, jete or chasse, but I can definitely prima ballerina!! Love those bags.

  • Shelley Panton 6 years ago

    It’s my birthday today, wouldn’t I be lucky if I won two tickets to the ballet :)

  • Lisa 6 years ago

    That first photo is gorgeous. And I would love to see the Ballet!

  • Georgia Mason 6 years ago

    This has to be the best Aus Ballet show since Paris Match! x

  • jen hall 6 years ago

    i LOVE ballet.x

  • Sally 6 years ago

    Adore the ballet and love love love Chip chop totes….what a wonderful give away!

  • Lisa 6 years ago

    Great prize , love the bags!

  • Elizabeth Kennedy 6 years ago

    What beautiful pictures! i’d love to be in the draw for the fabulous prizes

  • Camila 6 years ago

    these are great!

  • Louise 6 years ago

    Would luv to take my daughter for the first time, and birthday present for me!

  • Willow 6 years ago

    I’d love to bag myself these tickets!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • michelle 6 years ago

    i do love a tutu!

  • Angie 6 years ago

    What an amazing prize! :)

  • Pearl 6 years ago

    wow, what an amazing giveaway!
    love it all,
    Pearl xo

  • Tim H 6 years ago

    love the design files and the ballet is amazing.

  • Kerry Smith 6 years ago

    Je t’adore Australian Ballet

  • aliceb 6 years ago

    eee! i need a bit of grace and elegance in my life. fingers are crossed x

  • Ms OK 6 years ago

    Oooh Lucy… your giveaways are just always so desirable… and i’d forfeited an invitation to go to this based on finances… so am hoping your random number generator might pick me. xxx

  • Karen 6 years ago

    Divine images!!!! ….. love the totes and what a great giveaway

  • Claire 6 years ago

    Thank you for the behind the scenes link, how fantastic. I, like you LOVE the Australian Ballet and wish I was a ballerina :) Great competition the totes are fab ♥

  • Emily Treganowan 6 years ago

    Pick me! I’ll love it.

  • Joh 6 years ago

    like, totes awesome or what eva or something or nuthin.

  • Beth 6 years ago

    great giveaway, thanks Lucy! fingers crossed

  • swell design 6 years ago

    How wonderful. That would spark up any winter’s night.

  • Marie-Ange 6 years ago

    Oooh this would be sweet. Awesome giveaway!

  • Monique 6 years ago

    Ditto, I also share your major crush on the Australia Ballet. 15 years of ballet and I didn’t make it. Pick me to watch my dream!

  • Margie 6 years ago

    Wow. I just watched the doco about the Ballet Russes in Australia last night on ANC2 and it brought me to tears… Without them, there may not be an Australian Ballet…

  • bronwyn 6 years ago

    Dancing with joy at the mere possibility of winning this fabulous prize. Love the Australian Ballet!

  • Collette Swindells 6 years ago

    The perfect excuse to wear my tutu! :)

  • jes 6 years ago

    I love the Australian ballet. nice to see all the support!

  • Margo Carlon 6 years ago

    I would love a night at the ballet thankyou.

  • Rebecca 6 years ago

    I would love to go to the ballet!

  • melissa langford 6 years ago

    tights, toe shoes,tutu..terrific

  • Philippa Verdich 6 years ago

    Oh to be a ballerina!!!

  • Kelley Mancer 6 years ago

    Loved all the photos of the ballet dancer with the tote. Absolutely stunning!

  • The Shopping Sherpa 6 years ago

    I have an ad for this torn out of a magazine sitting on my dining table. As Canberra has no stage big enough for The Australian Ballet we miss out: I was hoping to incorporate a trip to Melbourne for the Tim Burton exhibition with an Australian Ballet fix.

    Maybe you could make this a reality?

  • Sas 6 years ago

    I totally agree, the Australian ballet is all that you could want!
    Tote bags look great and help save the environment…fabulous! Thank you for posting this post :)

  • Alena 6 years ago

    Wow, what gorgeous photographs, graphics and totes..great idea Australuan Ballet & great blog, thanks for the inspiration! 

  • maria healey 6 years ago

    nice prize

  • Priscilla 6 years ago

    Beautiful photos. Love the Ballet!

  • Will 6 years ago

    I would love to see the ballet with a friend!

  • Kate 6 years ago

    oh I love the ballet and there cute bags….what if the bags had tutu’s add some tulle that would be great!???….lots of inspiration for my kids range and all those little ballerina’s to be. Great pictures and story design files as usual you have inspired me again. Thank you!

  • Cecilia 6 years ago


  • Liz 6 years ago

    Oh the ballet! So beautiful and stylish (the totes too!)

  • Liz 6 years ago

    Love Ballet, love the bags

  • Jan 6 years ago

    Love! Love! Love!

  • Annabel 6 years ago

    Brilliant prize – would adore it!x

  • Emily Perkins 6 years ago

    I love going ot the Australian ballet and Nutcarcker is my fabourite ballet ever.

  • Michaela 6 years ago

    Je t’aime Ballet!

  • Cath 6 years ago

    I’ve been a fan of the amazing photography the Australian Ballet use for many years. Great giveaway Lucy!

  • Lis 6 years ago

    these pictures give me chills!…
    and the bag reminds me of my favorite ballet, the red shoes.

  • Maggie 6 years ago

    Beautiful! What a lovely idea, design and dance coming together.

  • Eleesa 6 years ago

    gorgeous, amazing, beautiful, inspiring…………..count me in for a chance!

  • Suzy 6 years ago

    I first saw the Australian Ballet in the 60’s with my mum when I was nine year old ballet student. They performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a stunning and magical production that left me spellbound. After the show, mum managed to get us backstage to meet the ballerina Elaine Fifield in her dressing room, can you imagine? She was beautiful and gracious, signing my program and asking me about my ballet classes. A night I will never forget!

  • Poppy 6 years ago

    If I attend does super intelligence and devastating attraction transpire on to me?? lol In that instance it may even be worth BUYING tickets…………. free’s good too though! :D

  • Esz 6 years ago

    I’d like to be a winner :-D Always wanted to go to the ballet (that’s right, I’ve never been *gasp*).

  • Jacqui 6 years ago

    I’m entering this for my ballet mad daughter. The tote’s for me though!

  • Liz 6 years ago

    My grandma was the first female stage manager in New York of the Ballet de Corps, and sadly, I’ve never been….but it looks just fabulous and unbelievably beautiful

  • Charles 6 years ago

    The best things in life certainly come for free!

  • Kerry 6 years ago

    I love the Australian ballet, I went last year for the first time to see their show Concord and it was amazing! Such beautiful costumes, lighting, dancers, music, just gives me goosebumps thinking about it again…fingers and toes are crossed!

  • Emma Treadgold 6 years ago

    Thank you and my fingers and toes are crossed!

  • amber 6 years ago

    Oh gosh – those totes are divine. Bring on September when they’re back in store!

  • TJ 6 years ago

    As a little girl I dreamed of being a ballerina…now I dream of attending a performance by The Australian Ballet!

  • Belinda 6 years ago

    oh swoon, beautiful, beautiful photos.
    what a gorgeous prize, thank-you.

  • Nicole 6 years ago

    Great promo and just like everyone else here I love the ballet and would be thrilled to go ( for an inspiring night out and a wee break from from the 3 little ones, 4yrs, ,3yrs and 7mnths! ) Thanks for your hard work and always inspiring posts. I am new to TDF and I LOVE it. Thanks Lucy.

  • Victoria 6 years ago

    I wanna be the prima ballerina!

  • gabrielle 6 years ago

    I used to plie, chasse and jete. Til I started enjoying cake too much.

  • Joh 6 years ago

    Totes about to make some lame joke about the totes being totes lovely when I scanned down and saw a Joh already had – ouch.
    Sucks to be totes like everyone else.
    Praps new tote and trip to the ballet would make me feel better….

  • Tomas & Jones 6 years ago

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway Lucy!!

  • Meals 6 years ago

    That’s a cult bag right there!

  • J Manly 6 years ago

    I’ve just become a “ballet mum” this year to Miss 8 & Miss 3 & this tote would be just perfect to carry around the ever growing arsenal of ballet accessories we’re quickly acquiring. As Madame Gazelle from Peppa Pig says, “Petite jete … Grace & beauty.”. That’s the tote and of course, the wonderful Australian Ballet.

  • kate 6 years ago

    oh i wish i was a ballerina :)

  • pilar tronzik 6 years ago

    Hi Lucy
    I would LUUUUURVE to win this prize.
    A prize it would be
    To see the ballet
    To tote a bag…
    And share the eye opening experience
    Oh i would love to…

  • kingsley 6 years ago

    tonight is a night of celebration!! to see one of the world’s best ballet companies perform this weekend would be so devine…

  • sharnee Thorpe 6 years ago

    Ballet used to be my life, i danced for 13 years…i love it! i would love to go and see the ballet and entangle myself back into my old life.
    cheers sharn xo

  • lucy 6 years ago

    oh me, pleeeeaase! J’adore le ballet!!
    I have never been and would love it so!

    PS I discovered Duckeggblue store (somewhere interstate – cant remember where) through work and think it is awesome. Have a look (if you havent already)

    keep the awesome giveaways a plenty. One day, my many posts will pay dividends and catch me a super prize x

  • Carly 6 years ago

    I loooove the Australian Ballet, I think they are fantastic and the totes and so adorable too!

  • Annie Gobel 6 years ago

    Ballet Ballet Ballet… How I love Ballet, I wish I was a Ballet dancer….
    I can only watch now, I use to learn Ballet when I was a kid, until someone don’t want to be friends with me anymore because she got a new one…. :( and I was friendless then….., and stopped ballet…… What a regret…..

  • joh 6 years ago

    I want this sooooo badly for my mum, who spent alot of her youth an 20’s dancing, as a ballerina, professionally BEFORE the AB came along, I am still very proud when people tell me my mum walks beautifully and so precise and up right..Its unfortunate that she got a daughter that is more like the dancing hippo from fantasia…but she love me!

  • Michelle Nipperess 6 years ago

    Please please please….my dream!!!!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Oh, how I would like that! Sooooo wonderful!

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