Monday, November 22, 2010

Fashion, Art and Food!

Last Friday I popped down to London for the day as Kristabel had some tickets for Kenzo:Fashion In Motion at the V&A and er...how could I say no? Unfortunately I have zero photos of myself...apart from my purple clad legs from when I was waiting for my bus. I can assure you that the top half of my outfit was also purple and grey. Definitely a favourite colour combo of mine!
Jeans and ConverseWaiting for train
more waiting for the train...
I read this Metro article on the train and it reminded me of when my grandma asked an evaluator to her house to look at some things that my granddad had collected over the years. She believed that some were antiques but sadly this was not the case. My granddad was a lover of junk and had clearly been conned into buying a lot of tourist tack....and definitely not worth £43 million.
crazy news
When I arrived, I met Kristabel at the Japan Centre where we ate delicious and cheap sushi. I also stocked up on my goodies from the post before and soon after we headed to the V&A to check out the show! Kenzo is pretty iconic for it's bold prints and the mixture of fabrics and the show showcased the labels designs from the last 40 years.
Kenzo
The show was held in the Raphael gallery in the V&A and as an Art History grad I did question the bright lights and the delicate art works but I soon forgot when the bold looks hit the runway. I have to say that the venue was fantastic for the show and created a level of drama that I think is well suited for LFW shows too! Kristabel took some fab shots of the runway too and Jazmine who attended the event in the evening, took some style.com worthy shots and can be seen on her Facebook blog page. Definitely go and check them both out for even better pictures!
Kenzo1
I adore the V&A and it's my favourite museum in London. I'm a huge fan of Art Nouveau ever since I studied it for GCSE , A-Level Art and then briefly for Undergrad so I had to take a photo of the iconic posters from this era.
Art Nouveau Posters V&A
Mucha, Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Meunier and Bradley.
In the materials and fabrics part of the museum I came across Anne Wilson's 'Topologies' piece. I loved the landscape that she creates through embroidery. I only wished that the piece was more prominently displayed, it seemed a shame to see it in the corner of the room. It was placed under glass so when I took this photo from the level of the art work, the reflection looked like another landscape. Kinda cool.
Anne Wilson Topologies2Anne Wilson Topologies
Anne Wilson, Topologies, 2008, Lace, cloth, thread and pins
Lastly Kristabel and I were reunited with our favourite Irish blogger, Fi from SOS Save Our Shoes and we bonded over yummy food in Spitalfields. So while I didn't take any pictures of myself, here is the food I ate!
mint tea
Yummy mint tea, obviously not quite as good as the real deal I had in Morocco.
homous
Houmous!
burger and chips
Yummy!
Lastly, they'll probably hate me for putting this picture up but to prove I wasn't dining on my own here are the lovely ladies who were my company!
KB and Fi
It was such a good day and hopefully I'll be back soon to catch Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican!
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45 comments

  1. sounds like a v busy day, but in the best way possible! Have to confess that burger made me drool a lil bit. And that photo of the embroidered artwork is awesome! You've made a whole new piece of artwork with it

    Danni
    xxx

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  2. Oh looks like so much fun, Winnie! Cath and I are huge V&A fans too! We've only been twice (haven't been to London in six years- sniffles), so thanks for "taking us along" with your photos. Went I went as an art history undergrad (too!) I couldn't stop drooling at all the fantastic museums London has to offer. I thought I was spoiled in D.C., but boy was I wrong. Heavenly!!!

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  3. looks like you had a fun day! i miss the V&A.

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  4. I HAVE to visit the V&A when I ever get to London! Everytime I see a blogger post about it, I die with envy.
    Kenzo is amazing. If you owned one of those headpieces, it could double as a pillow in school. Very helpful.

    x x x

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  5. These are all such great pictures!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  6. Awesome post lovely! Loving the topologies piece. Might have to check it out... If you're down for Future Beauty, let me know, as I'm rather enamoured with the idea of that exhibition myself! Xxxc

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  7. Busy day! I love going London!
    xxx

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  8. I'll be seeing the one at the Barbican too, looks as though it will be great!

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  9. Sounds like an amazing day. The show looked great, I love Kenzo.

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  10. Love the V&A, hoping to get there in January to check out the Diaghilev exhibit. Ditto on the art History grads (though Art History was my minor, so I fear that I am an Art History wannabe)

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  11. Urrrrrgh that picture! I wish I could've finished chewing, the food was just too tasty....however the Topologies and Kenzo pics are ace!

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  12. you always get to go to such cool things!

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    www.aqilahfazal.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow I love these photos, the catwalk show looks amazing !!! Oh the food Winnie you get me ever time. Thanks for sharing xxxxx

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  15. Sounds like a fun day! Kristabel and Fi are definitely wonderful company!!

    The show looks good. The clothes are unique!

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  16. Looks like you had a really fun day with awesome company! :D

    Leia

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  17. Lots and lots of fun photos, I love this post. Grey and purple is a great color combo!

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  18. this is such a beautiful peice of art!! BEAUTIFUL!

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  19. Sounds like a brilliant day. I love sushi but it's usually so expensive - sounds like you found a bargain! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  20. This event looks AMAZING! looked like you had a great time. Drooling over your burger.. heard a lot about spitalsfield.. i ought to check it out when im back :)

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  21. This event looks AMAZING! looked like you had a great time. Drooling over your burger.. heard a lot about spitalsfield.. i ought to check it out when im back :)

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  22. Fun purple legs!

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  23. I absolutely LOVE your converse!!!!!!!!


    xx

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  24. purple and grey are my favourtie colour!
    and the event looks great

    xoxo

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  25. Ooh, looks like you had a wonderful (busy!) day. That food looks delicious. x

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  26. Oh I love the V&A! I've been pretty much holed up in Hampshire for the past month and I didn't even know this exhibition was going on - it looks really interesting!

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  27. The kenzo prints are so beautiful.
    Jeallousss. The food looks so delish!

    xx

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  28. Last time I went to Fashion in Motion they refused to let me take photographs :( Did you manage to see the Diaghilev exhibition? And I am ashamed that I have yet to go to the Barbican exhibition, although I have booked tickets to one of the talks.

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  29. Looks amazing!
    And I love your pants <3

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  30. Thanks for the comment Winnie, glad you loved the photos too. I have so much coming next week that you will LOVE ! I will try and do the makeup at some point and if I do you're the first person I will tweet about it xxxxxxxx

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  31. Oh..I so envy you. What a wonderful post. Love the pictures. Looks like a grand time.

    Hopefully, its warmer there than here. Kind of getting our wintery mix now.

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  32. Would have loved to see your outfit; but grey and purple is a fab combination!
    The fashion show looks amazing; and in my opinion; a museum is a great place to hold a fashion show!
    Getting to see the exhibits is definitely a plus; and that Anne Wilson piece is stunning! It's so intricate!

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  33. that food has made me so hungry xxxx

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  34. gorgeous images!
    the food looks yummy :)

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  35. Purple and grey is one of my favorites color combos ever! Love it!


    Camila F.

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  36. Oh Winnie, what a lovely day you had. I love days like this & the V&A is def a fav of mine too.

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  37. Oh dear, that sounds like such a lovely day- meeting up with bloggers, good food and KENZO! Seriously! Hm, I need to go to V&A next time in London..

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  38. ..mmmm..I love houmous , it's so delicious ..

    ..that fashion show looks amazing ..

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  39. Looks like a lot of fun. Great pics. Loving your converse. :)SArahD

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  40. i've been useless at commenting on everyone's blogs recently, sorry! your pictures from your day are lovely, such a shame we didn't meet in the end. ah, thank-you, you're so kind about my pictures! i'm going to another fashion in motion show on the tenth of december, hopefully i'll get good seats again! :)

    goodness, i shouldn't have looked a this post so late, all of the food shots are making me hungry! hehe.

    xxx

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  41. Très belles tes jambes pourpres, l'effet est garanti j'adore !!!

    Sophie

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