Tuesday, May 06, 2008

London Exhibitions

Things are going to be a little slow for the next few weeks as I need to put all my energy into focusing on the exams!
However, here is just a little update! One of my housemates was going home to London for the day and was going to do a bunch of exhibitions while in the city, so I decided to pop along too! I found out that London College of Fashion is right on Oxford Circus which is quite worrying if I do decide to study there! As I will be constantly broke (home of UK flagship TopShop). We then went to the V&A (one of my favourite museums in the world!!) to see the China Now exhibition which was pretty good and had the best afternoon tea there.

We chose to sit in the Victorian Tea rooms sipping our tea and eating cake. So good! We then got back on the tube and went to National Portrait Gallery to check out the Vanity Fair exhibition which is well worth it. Some fantastic, iconic photography! Some very memorable photographs by Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Lastly we went to the Tate Modern. We originally wanted to check out the Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia exhibition but for £9.50 we thought we would go round the permanent exhibition instead and save our pennies. It was a pretty fantastic day and which ended with a lovely meal at Wagamamas at London Bridge! Phew!

I bought a sewing themed button set that I think was for those who make their own greeting cards. I instantly saw a brooch in the set and decided to make it this weekend. I haven't been creative in such a long time, it was nice to finally make something again. I sewed the scissors button on to the ribbon and added a bunch of seed beads. In the pic I added a couple of 'Vanity' badges which I bought from the Vanity Fair Exhibition! Hope you guys like it!


  1. wow the architecture is fantastic !!! looks so beautifull

  2. The museum looks beautiful.. I wish I can go travel to the U.K. soon. (pray) The brooch looks so cute! and good luck with all your exams!

  3. Oh my gosh, I have never been to london but I am DYING to go, my visions of it looks exactly like your photographs. Thanks for taking the time out to post your snaps :)

  4. i love to go back to london again..shopping hunting at portobello market for vintage collection!!love!!
    and the museum is good!!

  5. Wow you got loads done in one day, sounds fun!

  6. Lucky on your trip to London. And nice work on that little DIY. Good luck on exams! Let's hope they don't take us all down.

  7. I need to go to Musuems more often, esp in the London area.

  8. I love London and don't really go as often as I should! It's only 1hr 30mins away from me by train. The V&A is stunning, great victorian building and very elaborate inside! Oh, and of course the shopping is pretty good too! It was torture not going into any shops that day as exhibitions were our main agenda.
    I'm so pleased with my brooch, it's nice to make something yourself every once in a while!

  9. I totally loved this post! :) London is my favourite place in the world! I am actually moving there in the fall to go to London College of Fashion. I completely know what you mean about being in Oxford Street!!! My credit card will melt down!


    PS. Thanx for the add, I add you too!

  10. wow! great job...i love what you have done! what's the material of the the yellow tape piece?

  11. ooh i love the brooch you made, its so cute! where was the sewing themed set from?



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