Sunday, 18 May 2014

V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum & Productive Sundays

hey guys, I don't know about where any of you guys live but today in London the weather was absolutely beautiful, I'm pretty sure at 24'c at its highest today  has been the hottest day of the year so far. Unlike most sundays where I end up watching the day pass by, I can honestly say today has been a pretty productive day. 

For a girl who normally sleeps in rather late in the mornings, I was very impressed with myself when I woke up at 9 am this morning. I honestly don't like 'lay ins' as I always feel as if I've wasted the day away. Anyway so my dad and I went for a early lunch at a local restaurant where I tried sushi for the first time! I have to say I think my favourite was the avocado one. So after that I felt as if I had eaten a whale and decided to take advantage of the perfect weather and went for a run around my block. I then came home and for some reason decided to jump on my trampoline for half an hour (I honestly didn't plan to jump for that long, but I think I just got carried away with the fun of it, hehe). so after that I 'facetimed' my cousin who lives in a different country which was super nice, then had a super light mozzarella salad for dinner and am now snacking on some strawberries and yes, green tea. So I can sigh in contempt at my not so boring sunday. 

Anyway back to the main topic of my "more fashion related post" which I promised in my previous post. 

A couple of weeks ago my mum and I took a trip to London to visit the Victoria and Albert museum, as I really wanted to check out the fashion exhibitions. We missed out all the sculpture section (which were nevertheless amazing) and walked straight to the 'Fashion over the years'. 

The first dress I saw literally stuck as one of my favourites throughout the entire day.
An evening dress by Jean Paul Gaultier from his spring/summer collection 1991.


















This dress is just so elegant. If only it was an item in my wardrobe, haha. 

An evening dress by Pierre Balmain in about 1950. 
















(I'm sorry I just realised how bad the quality of this picture is) 

But if you haven't already guessed this is Chanel. 

I fell in love with this outfit at first sight.


















These next three pictures were, as you can see Christian Dior, for some reason I fell in love with this section. 




































Another section I saw was Mary Quant. Her clothing was so funny with the 'funky' patterns and colours. 

When I showed my grandma these pictures she told me that she actually had a Mary quant black & white checked mini dress which I found super cool. 

At the moment at the V&A there is an exhibition on 'The glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014' which is still on until July 27th. It was absolutely amazing, yet there was unfortunately a rule against photography which kind of ruined my plans of showing you guys but never mind they obviously had their reasons behind the rule.
It was honestly so crazy seeing all the pieces, everything was so beautiful and elegant. It was fun comparing clothing from decades ago to clothing that is more recent to this day that current celebrities have worn on the red carpets. 

The smile on my face didn't leave the entire day yet it grew even bigger when we walked into the 'gift store' which had probably every fashion book you could think of. I have no regret in the fact that I spent quite a bit of time wondering around and reading all the books. I got 'The little dictionary of Fashion' by Christian Dior, as I had been eyeing it for quite while. 


















I had a lovely day, after my mum and I had walked down to harrods to have a browse around where I saw every single bag I ever want, it was torture, haha. 

Anyway, only one week until I have a week off of school for half term! Lets hope the days go quickly. 

Have a super lovely week everyone.

Kisses,
Maija Lily Xx



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