Magazine article Pointe

Inside Victoria Jaiani's Dance Bag

Magazine article Pointe

Inside Victoria Jaiani's Dance Bag

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Victoria Jaiani and her husband, Jeffrey ballet dancer Temur Suluashvili, are one of ballet's more adorable couples- so it's no surprise that Suluashvili's name seems to be all over Jaiani's dance bag. First, there's the bag itself: a sleek Puma tote, which she carries thanks to her husband's obsession with the brand. "He has 25-plus pairs Of Puma tennis shoes," Jaiani says, laughing. "Sneakers aren't my thing, so he buys me other Puma stuff. To his credit the bag is very stylish!"

Then there's her can't-live-without-it item: a cozy shawl, also a present from Suluashvili. "I have a stiff back, and he crocheted this for me as a warmer," Jaiani says. "Now I do everything but sleep in it) It has to be with me before a show or I'll have a panic attack." In fact, the warmer has become a Joffrey trend: Suluashvili was inundated with requests from other company dancers who coveted Jaiani's shawl, and now "everybody has one."

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Stripped legwarmers, shawl, bag, booties The legwarmers used to be the arms of Jaianis' favorite sweater. …

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