April 13th, 2010

The Sylvie Scale: Week One on Let’s Dance

A collective squeal of glee was heard round Kickette HQ when we found out that the fabulous Sylvie van der Vaart would be one of the dancers on the latest series of Germany’s Let’s Dance (their version of Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing With The Stars). Snaps for Sylvie for scoring an impressive 26 points with her partner in the early stages of the physically demanding competition.

Since we’re experts in fake tan/orange glow analysis, we’ve identified three areas of WAG prerequisites that Sylvie must continue to meet (or, as she returns each week, exceed) in order to properly fulfill the duties of all first-tier International WAGs.

1) Spray Tan

WAG spray tans can range from properly sun-kissed (at the absolute lightest) to road sweeper jacket orange.

For her first week, Sylvie’s glow hovered around the “just back from a St. Tropez holiday” range of colour enhancement. Look for Sylvie’s hue to increase in severity the further along she goes in the competition.

Score: 6/10

2) Costumes of sequin-based insanity

Some would say that everyday WAG-wear resembles a costume. Fair point. But given the chance to wear an actual telly-approved costume on a regular basis, we expect Sylvie to deliver big.

Anything that does not include criminal amounts of sequins, feathers and chiffon in garish colours is a FAIL, as far as we’re concerned. Look for Sylvie to show just enough skin to keep it classy. No wardrobe malfunctions here!

8/10 for her shimmering gold bodice with matching skirt trim

3) Over-the-top hair and make-up

WAGs love slap (see Claudine Keane). WAGs also love big poofy hair. Some might argue it’s their birth-right.

How did Sylvie fare on her first week? On the make-up front, Sylvie came through with a set of false lashes that would make a Vegas showgirl weep. On the hair front, she debuted her pixie cut on telly for the first time. (We know Sylvie’s not afraid to work the wigs either so we’re hoping for many more fabulous new hair looks.)

6/10 She scores for the lashes, but her hair is too wonderfully edgy and cute for us to give it the requisite puff and lacquer points.

Total: 20/30


Can’t wait to see what Sylvie debuts next week. We’re hoping for rainbow eye shadow and a pair of glass-bottomed shoes with fish wearing sunglasses in them.

Side note: Sylvie is also celebrating her 32nd birthday today. We hope her day is full of diamonds, champagne, and man-servants. Congrats!

All images via The Fashion Spot

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22 Responses to “The Sylvie Scale: Week One on Let’s Dance”

  1. Her pixie cut is much like the do Kylie sported when she was recovering from cancer. Best of luck, Sylvie.

  2. Kiki says:

    Sylvie is so absolutely beautiful and such an inspiring woman!

    How brave she is! And the new hairstyle suits her so beautifully! Highlights her flawless facial feautures!

    So happy for her!!! Hope she does great on competition!

  3. Linda (Gooner till I says:

    she looks absolutely fantastic. :)

  4. Merel says:

    Sylvie's dance was beautiful and she looked it aswell. She was glowing.

  5. Molly says:

    Once again she looks beautiful!! And I love her dress, very pretty :) .

  6. Susie says:

    Id have to agree with everyone here, that pixie cut really looks smashing on Sylvie.

    Best of luck to her.

  7. LaNovena says:

    I saw the show last Friday and I must say she was definitely the highlight of the show. She looks so beautyful with her new style. Tough woman.

    Btw, she lost her earrings during the dance, but almost nobody noticed.

    For all that want to see her, heres the video:
    http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/lets-dance/new…

    Also saw a video about her training with her son being around. So so cute! He said: "Mama is dancing and training and I play football with Papa"… LOL good boy :D

    Happy bday Sylvie!!!!

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  9. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    Still absolutely ADORE the pixie cut on her. She looks amazing!

  10. Alessandra says:

    she looks AMAZING!!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SYLVIE~!

    (wish i can look half as good as she does when i hit that age lol)

  11. tammyv says:

    She is more fabulous the the world has a right to see

  12. Venice says:

    Good to see her back, wish her all the best! She looks really lovely, the hair looks great on her :-)

  13. Inés says:

    She looks gorgeous! It's good to see how a woman can recover so well from cancer. :)

  14. trista_jade says:

    I have said this before, but I just adore her hair. She looks absolutely fabulous!!! Good luck, Sylvie!!!

  15. Aisha says:

    She is so inspiring! She is so gorgeous and I hope she gets everything she wants in life! I hope she wins the show! Love you Mrs. VD Vaart!

  16. juventina says:

    She looks absolutely stunning! I still can’t get over how amazing that pixie cut looks on her!!

  17. AKA says:

    Every time I see her, I have to remind myself to breathe. Seriously. Wow.

  18. Aw, Sylvie is gorgeous there! I hope it turns up on youtube. I`d love to see her tripping the light fantastic. :)

  19. Lotte says:

    She is really beautiful! Love the hair!

  20. liv says:

    She's at it again looking gorgous as usual. Good luck in the competition Sylvie!

  21. senora ramos says:

    that is a beautiful dress. she looks amazing. i whole heartedly approve.