Category Archives: Belly dance

DIY Dina Bra Base

by Navid Goldrick on July 16, 2014, no comments

Have you always wanted a Dina-style belly dance costume? I love the cute, playful look of the Dina bra. This style of belly dance bra is often called the Dina bra, because a legendary belly dancer named Dina would sport it and has become an iconic look. Nowadays many designer costumes use this style. I’ve […]

To be an Imperfectionist.

by Navid Goldrick on April 19, 2014, 2 comments

The Imperfectionist Manifesto by Melissa Dinwiddie Whenever I create a new choreography, I really struggle to “finalize” it. I feel it still doesn’t look right, whether it is because the movements don’t seem to go with the music anymore, or I lack the skills, or my movements are not refined or whatever. It just does […]

DIY Belly Dance Armbands with Drapes

by Navid Goldrick on April 10, 2014, no comments

Armbands look pretty easy to make, right? Right. And they can be, if you are just making armbands with nothing attached to them. I have been working on a choreography that made me want a piece of costume that is flowy but not as big as a veil. So I decided to make arm bands with […]

DIY White Floral & Gem Belly Dance Bra

by Navid Goldrick on March 15, 2014, 4 comments

Flowers and gems… these are girls’ best friends, aren’t they? The other day, I was browsing through DIY arts & crafts videos on YouTube, and encountered a video titled “DIY EDC bra.” I didn’t know what EDC meant (EDC = Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas), but the thumbnail showed this pretty bra with shiny […]

Best Black Eyeliner for Dancers

by Navid Goldrick on January 16, 2014, 2 comments

My eyes are so-called “Asian eyes” – small, flat and rather narrow, so I need to define my eye shape with make-up, in order for it to be visible from distance. Even on a regular day, when I go to work or run errands, I must at least wear eyeliner, or I feel like I am […]