Sunday, July 29, 2012

Balenciaga Exhibition at the Musee Galliera in Paris

While over in Europe one of the many things I learned was the heritage of many high end designers. The last post I showed you was the Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs exhibit I went to, which honestly was my favorite. However, the Balenciaga exhibit gave me new perspective on a brand I was not as familiar with.
The exhibit was in honor of the 40th anniversary of Balenciaga's death. It showcased some of his greatest Spanish inspired pieces dating back to the late 1930's. All of the pieces were breathtaking, so be sure to stop by the Musee Galliera if you happen to be in Paris; trust me its worth it!
Once again sorry for the quality I only had by Blackberry, but here are some pieces I really enjoyed and wanted to share with you all...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs Exhibit in Paris

The week I was in Paris, we got to seeing some really amazing exhibitions. From Balenciaga to Yves Saint Laurent we saw it all. My favorite one was by far the Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs exhibit. It took you from 1854 to the 2012, showing you all the great creations this brand and these designers have made. 
We weren't allowed to take photos inside but I was able to sneak a couple really great photos of my favorite displays and wanted to share with you all! So sorry in advance that they aren't the best quality.
Original luggage cases created by Louis Vuitton himself in the 1850's
A fold out bed from the Louis Vuitton luggage case
A wall of Louis Vuitton handbags from over the years... AHmazing
A couple of amazing dresses created by Marc Jacobs 
Stephan Sprouse and Marc Jacobs graffiti collection from 2001 "anti-snob snobbism" - Marc Jacobs
 2012 spring collection dress worn by Kate Moss on the runway

Monday, July 23, 2012

Last Days Abroad in London

 This past week has gone so fast and I cannot believe I'm leaving tomorrow! Although I'm so sad to leave, the time I've spent here has been unforgettable. Last weekend I went to the Swedish House Mafia concert in Milton Keyes, England and it was crazy fun. With 60,000 people there and some of my favorite DJs I had the time of my life at their last UK concert. This week I also really got to explore Hyde Park and feel in love with the atmosphere of the peaceful park. We went there three time this week and it probably is my favorite place in London. Besides being busy exploring the city I have been nonstop shopping, which will be what I miss most about London. The shopping here is never ending and you never get old of it. I practically spent my life savings in Topshop but I have gotten some really cute things.

So here are some pictures from this week, I will add more when I am back in the states. But be sure to look at my new purchases worn in the pictures:
Paddle boating in Hyde Park!
WHAT I'M WEARING: Topshop laced leggings and a Camden market racerback tee; Michael Kors studded crossbody bag
My friend Brittany and me loving on our fannys (or as they call them "bum bags") on our way to Milton Keyes to see Swedish House Mafia!
WHAT I'M WEARING: Urban Outfitters tee, Vintage shorts from Urban Thread,  Pacsun tights and socks, Sperry rain boats
It was only a little but muddy...
From left to right: Me, Morgan, Brittney, Morgan walking across Abbey Road
WHAT I'M WEARING: Topshop flower trousers, Forever 21 black crop top, Zara sandels

Me on the London Eye
WHAT I'M WEARING: Frenchi tank from Nordstrom, Urban Outfitter high waist jeans, Nasty Gal leopard belt, Steve Madden knee high boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs gold watch
View from our balcony in Camden!
WHAT I'M WEARING (right): Hinge blazer from Nordstrom, Urban Outfitter high waist shorts, Nasty Gal bustier top, Forever 21 wedges

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Days In Paris

Wow, this past week has been absolutely crazy! We arrived home from Paris last Thursday and left straight for Bath and Wales on Friday. This being why I haven't really had the time to sit down and blog. Now I am finally back in London for my final two weeks and I can't believe how fast time is flying. Of course Paris was absolutely amazing. My favorite place to be was Rue de Champs Elysees with all the high end stores and the Arc de Triomphe (which i went to the top of). For class we had guided tours of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette which are two of the biggest and oldest department stores in Paris. We learned all about their history and really just observed the environment which was so different then any other store I've ever been to. My favorite place was definitely when we went to Versilles it was breathtaking. Although we didn't get to go in palace we got to explore the gardens which is mainly what I wanted to see. We got to explore many exhibits including the Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, and Comme des Garcons. The pictures that I took from Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton are on my phone but once I can get to those I'll be sure to post those as well. 
Brittney, Morgan, & Me at the Versilles gardens.
WHAT I'M WEARING: Silence and Noise shirt from Urban Outfitters, nylon leggings from American Apparel, Steve Madden thigh high boots and my Michael Kors watch and purse.
My attempt to imitate Cara Delevingne from the Resort Chanel collection 2012 in Versilles gardens... fail?
Beautiful garments made by Rei Kawakubo for Comme Des Garcons 
Me in front of the Lourve
I'M WEARING: Forever 21 shirt, Plum J Brand high waisted jeans, Steve Madden boots, Urban Outfitter Sunglasses, and a Marc Jacobs gold watch
Chanel! Off of Rue de Champs Elysees
Hard Rock Cafe in Paris celebrating the 4th of July!
WHAT I'M WEARING: American Apparel chiffon oversized shirt, plum J Brand jeans, Forever 21 wedges,  Marc Jacobs gold watch, vintage necklace, Michael Kors crossbody bag.
Brittney, Morgan & Me. Eiffel Tower picture!
WHAT I'M WEARING: Nasty Gal studded collared shirt, Aqua jeans from Bloomingdales, Dooney & Bourke cross-body bag, Michael Kors silver watch