As detailed in my introduction to the Pink Puck kingdom: Before my career as a sports reporter, I was a full-blown, studio-raised, ballet-tights hating dancer.

Which means that, in addition to classical ballet training, I was subject to lots and lots of musical theater.

And believe me, I still hold a bit of Broadway love deep down in my heart.

So when the Winnipeg Jets come to town to play the Sharks, I eat up every “West Side Story” “Jets versus Sharks” pun and parody that gets thrown my way.

Inspired by two of my favorite dance numbers from the movie–the muy caliente “Mambo” and the attitude of “Cool”–I through together this little ensemble:


THE RED CHEVRON TIGHTS: For every four or five different pairs of black stockings that own, I have a pair in a crazy color.

These red wine semi-fishnet stockings are the only crazy pair that’s press level appropriate, but oh-em-gee are they saucy.

I balanced out the uber femme tights by keeping the rest of the outfit edgy: Black H&M tunic dress, black moto boots, and pewter jewelry.


Chelena Goldman grew up in a sports-obsessed family on a street where the boys played street hockey, so the life of a sportswriter is nothing but the perfect fit. The Bay Area native and fashion nut got her start covering the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL, and has just entered her third season of covering the San Jose Sharks--newly for Bay Area sports hub She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion.



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