Today, being one of my last days in New York-I knew I had to make it count. All summer I have wanted to go to the Alexander McQueen exhibit
at the Met. I heard it was absolutely extraordinary and that as someone who loves fashion-I had to go. Apparently, 40,000 people a day go to this exhibit…and it’s closing in a week, so when I went to the museum this morning with my mom and saw that there was a three hour line after buying tickets..I was more than discouraged. But there was hope. If I became a museum member, I wouldn’t have to wait on line! Once again, my Amex bailed me out.
As we headed into the exhibit hall I could sense that it was going to be an experience I wouldn’t soon forget. As of now, I’d say it may be the best museum exhibit I’ve ever gone to with the exception of a Chagall exhibit several years ago and Degas’ ballerinas at a Philadelphia museum. I digress….
The exhibit was alive. With McQueen’s runway shows playing on the walls and the ceilings, twirling mannequins in his most couture designs and quotes of the design displayed on the walls…it was hard not to feel that you were in the presence of a true artist. From horsehair skirts, to golden duck feather dresses-every detail on every garment was impeccable. I read that McQueen was deeply influenced from cultures around the world-specifically Japan. It was obvious from his long wraps and high popped collar dresses, that he constantly was reinventing the kimono and taking it to new heights.
I could go on and on about the exhibit, but really you should just get to the Met before August 7th and see it yourself. Spend the money on the museum membership, cut the three hour line, buy some memorabilia at the gift shop and spend hours taking in the overwhelming genius and artistry of one of the most renowned fashion designers this world has ever seen. We would all be lucky to possess even one percent of the creativity that McQueen had, and although he’s passed on…he certainly has left us with enough beauty to last a lifetime.
There is no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible.
– Alexander McQueen
This weekend I went to my grandparents country house in the Poconos, thinking it’d be way cooler there. Well, I was way wrong. As the car climbed up to the mountains, my mom and I started looking like we were melting. I gave in and put on the AC (if you know me you know I think that putting the air conditioning on in a car for too long makes a car break). So, it must have been really hot. I digress…
By 8 pm last night I found myself cranky, extra-hot, and in need of some cooling down…and so I headed for the basement. This is not a finished, glam basement with ping pong tables and a flat screen television…but it was about 20 degrees cooler and had a 13 inch tv with 6 channels (heaven at the time). I thought I really scored when I found what’s usually our outdoor standing hammock hanging out in the middle of the basement. For the rest of the night I swung back and forth on that hammock and watched a dollhouse sized television in total delight.
…and then I got to thinking about outdoor furniture, indoors and the fact that one of my best friends from law school has a hammock chair in her living room (ingenious). For some more indoor/outdoor hammock and swings inspiration check out the photos below! xo
Since it was 108 degrees in New York today, all I can do is picture myself swimming in a pool…all day. Then I started to think about how pools really can have a gorgeous teal color. So since I am without a pool, to cool off I’ve found some teal inspiration to beat the heat. Happy Weekend! xox
At work today we discussed among other things our love of cooking. For me, I’d rather cook an amazing dinner than a dessert, but the girls I work with love dessert. They’re also very into presentation-which is definitely not my strong suit. Heart shaped strawberry pancakes came up in conversation, and it made me think even harder about how presentation matters. Check out some of these uniquely shaped dishes! xox
I have not been sleeping nearly enough the last few days. So, this post is solely dedicated to the most amazingly comfortable and luxurious places I’d like to spend an entire day napping in tomorrow. Especially with the 100 degree hear tomorrow (gross), what better way to beat the heat with a fluffy pillow and a cold drink(s). xox