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YALIVTA is and active wear brand that focuses on providing the dance community with comfortable, fashion forward performance wear. YALIVTA was created to encourage you to do what you love.

Josipa Granic, founder, creative director and mother of 3 beautiful young dancers discovered a need for good quality, classically inspired dancewear with a modern edge that could translate well with children, but that she could also see herself wearing. Josipa’s 3 daughters are named Yasmina, Olivia and Tatiana and where the acronym YALIVTA came from. 

It sounds like ‘You Live To’. Yalivta dream, Yalivta love, Yalivta dance – encouraging you to live a life doing what you love!

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Yalivta's blog showcasing all things dance. You live to dream, you live to love, you live to dance.

Happy Holidays

Daniella Pavicic

Hi all, we want to personally wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the YALIVTA team! We hope that you are enjoying this time with close family and friends. Thank you for all of your support during our first year. We are beyond thankful for our accomplishments in a few short months and cannot wait to share more with all of you in the new year.

The Stocking Stuffer

Daniella Pavicic

Christmas, our favorite time of year. Thinking of friends, family, Santa, GIFTS, cookies, and of course PRESENTS. On that note, we'll keep this short and sweet.  Happy Holidays!







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Check out what we found in Veronica Beran's of thevbchic bag! She pairs our AMO Sweater effortlessly for an everyday look...

There is a chic alternative to your yoga pants and sweat tank: dance wear. More specifically, Yalivta. A minimalist approach to items coveted by dancers, Yalivta offers pieces that can easily be taken from the gym (or studio) to every day life. A neutral palette allows for a smooth transition into any girl’s closet.

Read the rest of the story here and don't forget to follow @thevbchic.

Triple Flip

Daniella Pavicic

We're back and we have big news! Our team is thrilled to formally announce our placement in every Triple Flip location in Canada! 

About Triple Flip

Triple Flip is a tween girls’ brand that began in Calgary, Canada in 2005, when they recognized that girls needed a brand that really “got” them. They needed a brand that was fun, aspirational, that fit their bodies and active lifestyles and helped them define who they are, at that time in their lives when everything is changing. 

Where it all Began
The Original Flip Girls

Linda Maslechko, the mother of three girls (all of whom were going through their awkward tween years), realized that there was something missing in the marketplace for girls aged 7–13 years. Shopping with her daughters was just a series of disappointments and fruitless searching to find something they liked and that fit their growing bodies. 

Does their story remind you of something? Mother of three girls looking to provide comfort, style, function and form. YALIVTA and Triple Flip were meant to be!  Read the rest of their story here.

Check out Triple Flip's blog and don't forget to follow them!

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Daniella Pavicic

There has definitely been a recent boom in the dance market. Not only with amazingly talented dancers and choreographers but also within the field of dance attire.

The idea of designing clothing that all dancers would love to wear, an idea that comes off to be simple in thought and execution proves to be rather difficult when you begin incorporating all of a dancers needs - soft, luxurious and easy to move or breath in.

The idea of starting our own company tailoring clothes that dancers can wear at any age was something we felt we just HAD to do. Dancers often begin their careers at the tiniest of ages - 3 or 4 - and every piece we create should start there. They need to be foundational pieces that our dancers grow up with. 

Next was the decision of how far would our product line range? What sizes would our clothing end with? How often have you heard the comment, "I wish that came in my size!" Our sweaters range children to adult, because a beautiful sweater is a beautiful sweater that everyone should enjoy. We want our clothes to be shared between mother and daughter continuing that beautiful bond.

Dancers and dance itself are an art and the perfect muse for creating beautiful pieces. As I watched my little ones grow into dance I realized they were very particular in their choices on what they put on. If it looked good it also had to feel good. Leggings were their staple as were cozy tops and sweaters made of cotton and only cotton (as acrylics and wools were way too itchy for their dancing bodies). So began our staple pieces, our half tops & bottoms, leggings and wraps - so cute!

But, a dancer’s career can last a lifetime as should their clothing! We needed to create a wide range of sizes in order to keep all our dancers happy. What better than to create clothing in all sizes not just for mothers, not just for teens, and not just for the wee ones. And though Yalivta is a line inspired by dancers we certainly don’t want to create a line that not everyone can enjoy. After all isn’t there a little ballerina inside all of us?

Paris Fashion Week SS16

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A bit late, but we knew we had to take our time with this one. Paris Fashion Week didn't only wrap the month, but it did so with an extraordinary elegance one can only expect out of Paris.

Olivia Palermo says it best about Raf Simons SS16 ready to wear for Christian Dior, "In the days following Dior’s Spring 2016 runway show, most of the associated commentary heard around Paris alluded to the floral fantasy of a venue that housed the catwalk this season – a spectacular delphinium-covered tent erected in a courtyard of the Louvre." We have the full show for you to see what she means...

Christian Dior | Spring Summer 2016 by Raf Simons | Full Fashion Show in High Definition. (Widescreen - Exclusive Video - PFW/Paris Fashion Week)

We'll let you decide who took the spotlight after you see Karl Lagerfeld's fascinating re-imagination of travel wear in the chicest airport we've ever seen, Chanel Airlines.

Chanel | Spring Summer 2016 by Karl Lagerfeld | Full Fashion Show in High Definition. (Widescreen - Exclusive Video - PFW/Paris Fashion Week)

Before we say au revoir we leave you with our final favorites, The Row & Vionnet. Now off we go to get some much needed rest after what has been a very hectic month of travel and planning for our upcoming lines.

Milan Fashion Week SS16

Daniella Pavicic

The dust has finally settled with Fashion month closing out last week. We know it's coming late, but we have to share our favorites from Milan after finding endless inspiration for upcoming lines. Without further ado, we have to start with Gucci. Creative Director Alessandro Michele reimagined the iconic brand with beautiful prints, colors and accessories we're yearning for. See a recap from ELLE and the full show here.  

Next we have to share the wild Philipp Plein International show incorporating some gorgeous tutu's. 



For inspirational beauty looks, we adore the hair & makeup done for Alberta Ferretti. To wrap our ready to wear inspo, before we get into the street style, we leave you with the simple and elegant looks from Jil Sander. See the each look from Vogue UK and some backstage action brought to you by Dazed - full show here.

We'll leave you with some of the best street style from the streets of Milan brought to you by ELLE & Bazaar. Drop by tomorrow for our full Paris recap, and don't forget to share your favorites with us!

London Fashion Week SS16

Daniella Pavicic

Continuing our inspirational month from New York City, we hop across the pond to bring you our hand picked favorites from London Fashion Week SS16. We have to start with our favorite show of the week by Simone Rocha. Next, jump to the amazing show that was broadcast to the masses via SnapChat from Burberry, see the the clip below: 

Highlights from the Burberry Prosum SS16 fashion show at London Fashion Week. © Getty Images 2015

Paul Smith and JW Anderson (click the name to follow their inspiration insta): 

We'll leave you with Bazaar's favorite LFW beauty looks and ready to wear round up.


Daniella Pavicic

One of the most rewarding things is seeing your hard work come to life, and even more so, having people love it. AXIS gave us the opportunity to showcase our beautiful brand to some of the most coveted buyers in the world. We are so grateful for the opportunity and for the chance to continue to develop our concept into dance wear and pieces that can be worn in and out of the studio. Keep your eyes out for YALIVTA dance wear in boutiques ranging from Tokyo, Japan to New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto! We'll be sure to keep our Stockists section up to date so you know where to find us.

We were delighted to meet and befriend highly creative individuals doing wonderful things with their brands as well as catching up with some of our old ones! Speaking of new out for one of our favorites Flagpole Swim and don't forget to follow them to keep up with their gorgeous designs.



Read a the round up from the AXIS team on their blog or the wonderful Q&A done by Huffington Post.

NYFW Recap

Daniella Pavicic

A crossover of human art and design - shapes, silhouettes intersecting at the body, natures work of art. Our designs pull inspiration from the movement we see in the studio, capturing beautiful silhouettes with fine lines combining them with moments. We keep dancers in mind giving them fashionably pieces they can proudly adorn outside of the studio before transitioning to practice. Outside of dance, we take inspiration from life, our surroundings while we travel and most importantly we pull from the fashion labels we love. This past week in the big apple was the pinnacle of bringing it all together - art and fashion at NYFW. We were ecstatic to be a part of it and decided to pull together a few of our favorite looks. Did we mention the street style was to die for? ...or should we talk about the inspirational show Riccardo Tisci put on for Givenchy, paying homage to 9/11? There's too much to say, so instead take a peek at a few of our favs.

One of our biggest inspirations is Alexander Wang and his minimal designs - watch the show above or check out the looks here

Honorable Mentions: Rag & Bone and Altuzarra (the ballet inspired footwear!)


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The team at YALIVTA prides ourselves on meaningful design, powerful language, elegant movement and beautiful photography. We align with brands who hold true to similar standards — a fine example lies with ELLE Magazine. An industry leader in women’s fashion and luxury lifestyle empowering young women all over the world.

We love bringing our dancers behind the scenes - for a look into the studio - to share where we pull our inspiration. pulled together a wonderful group of Instagram accounts that focus primarily on ballet, we invite you to take a look and encourage you to follow!

Announcing New Stockists

Daniella Pavicic

While our business is primarily done online via our digital Shop front, YALIVTA looks out for potential partner stores all over North America. We always find it an honor when we’re asked to become a part of industry leaders in dance apparel. It gives us a acknowledgment for all of our hard work as much as it pleases us to have our designs sought for!

We humbly announce that select pieces of our YALIVTA apparel can be found in Mirena's Fashion & Footloose Dancewear, both located in the Ontario, CA area. We encourage you to pay them a visit and try our fits. Visit our Stockists page to see maps and contact info.

Never too Young to Dance

Daniella Pavicic

YALIVTA has noticed the tutu trend and more than ever today how much girls love dressing like a dancer. From princesses to ballerinas there is no doubt fantasies and fairy tales are dreams the heart makes. Feeling pretty and ethereal, wistful and imaginative are things we can take with us as we grow. We all have a little Pan in us...

We couldn't help but extend our great design to those who show nothing but love (and a few other emotions, but let's not talk about those). Introducing our Baby Harem Pants! Shop the link below the gallery!

Labor Day

Daniella Pavicic

As we say goodbye to August, we wrap the final weeks of summer. Whether you're heading back from holiday or planning that one last trip to the cottage - all sights are set to final getaway, Labor Day. Summer sun drifts away and in comes Fall with all of its complications - school, work, the cold! 

As we pack our bags and plan our last getaway, we want to tap into our followers and ask them what they'll be packing in their getaway bag! If you're like us and find it difficult to decide, we'll give you a hand with our two summer fav picks that will transition from day into night while you enjoy labor day weekend with family and friends. 

The ZORA shrug will get you through the day as you lounge around pairing it with a bathing suit or tee before transitioning to the AMO sweater during the cool summer night.

Don't forget to share what we can find in YOUR bag.

ZORA Shrug
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The Y Bag and What it Means to Us

Daniella Pavicic

The founders of Yalivta have a passion for dance, a passion they have nurtured throughout the years and passed on to their girls. We look at our years of dance and realize there's a reoccurring motif in the daily dance ritual - a dancer's bag. So, we decided to create a branded bag with our dancing Y to ship to all of our lovely dancers out there! We always had a list of our essentials, items we COULDN'T dance without.

Now, we ask YOU! The next generation of dancers, to tell us, "What's in Your bag?" Comment and send pictures in to our blog or social outlets to let us know what your essentials are. We will pick our favorites and post them to our site and social! 


Malibu Photo Look Book Shoot

Daniella Pavicic

Malibu Girls

Our amazing friends Tara Nichols and Kyle Stevens allowed us to take over their beautiful Malibu spot to take our first Yalivta photo shoot. The crew of sincerely talented people showed up with enthusiasm and commitment but most of all, love was in the air. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Smiles, sunshine, laughter and the softest, buttery clothing enveloped the girls and model Kylie Prusak in an ethereal and magical way. The freedom of being at the beach was the perfect message that Yalivta wanted to portray, as it’s the freedom in dance that allows you to truly channel a performance that is both mesmerizing and inspirational. 

Photography: Huy Doan
Producer: Tara Nichols 
Hair and Makeup: Karina Moore 
Models: Tatiana Granic, Olivia Granic, Yasmina Granic, & Kylie Prusak

Dance Today

Daniella Pavicic

You can escape in a song; better yet, escape in dance. It’s whole hearted. You listen, you feel, you breathe, you move in a way that exerts all of your energy. It’s exhilarating. No wonder the world has recognized it today more than ever before. With the advent of dance shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” the form of expression that has become the most explored is body movement. Ultimately letting go. You can only do this by surrendering to sounds and interpreting music in a way that captures the true essence of a story. In hopes that it might inspire or touch the heart of those watching. Talent has been easier to find because we have created outlets. What a beautiful thing that there is now a place to cope that isn’t from hypnosis of technology, but becoming hypnotized with the oneness of your body, mind and spirit.