Do you ladies know about Tangoleva? It's a tango-centric clothing company based in Santa Fe. The owner is Anne Leva Midón. Her husband is Jorge Midón of Jorge Midón Productions. He was/is the producer of the shows by Miguel Angel Zotto's TangoX2 dance company. There was a show in NYC in the past year or so.
Anyway, Anne's clothing booth was there at the Atlanta Tango Festival, but not Anne herself unfortunately. I am still patiently awaiting an opportunity to dance with her. Seeing her stuff there, and then reading a post today on Tango-L by Janis Kenyon (that she has some items in BsAs for viewing/sale) reminded me about my own personal Tangoleva "collection".
That's right. I am a man who owns Tangoleva. And I am man enough to admit it to the world. I have a good excuse - because I am a photographer "in my spare time while I'm resting". Sometimes photographers have to buy their own wardrobe items for photoshoots, right?
Below are the results of a photo shoot I did in Denver a little over a year ago. Actually two shoots with this same model. Everything except the white corset is Tangoleva stuff. The black skirt with the ribbon & d-ring lace up in the back, the black corset (killer), the black lacy halter top, and the white pants are all Tangoleva. She also has this kinda fuzzy stretchy lacy floral fabric that is really really nice. Almost like stretchy velvety stuff. Can you tell I like it?
Thanks to Gaia the tango goddess of The Tango House in Denver for the use of several pairs of Comme il Faut's for this photo shoot. (Gaia is a great source for Comme il Faut's.) Although the pair with the tribal scroll on the heel are mine. A man never knows when a pair of size 9 Comme il Faut's might come in handy.
So be on the lookout for Tangoleva at your next tango festival. In my mind, Tangoleva is the clothing equivalent of Comme il Faut shoes. Well made, rich sumptuous fabrics, nice designs, nice stuff. Very nice.
And now I'm sitting here wondering if I should press the "publish post" button...normally it is the lady/bloggueras posting about women's clothing...oh well what the hell...here goes...
Here is her website :: Tangoleva
Here are my photos from the shoots ::