Thursday, 21 February 2013

V&A museum

Met up with a friend in London this week and decided to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington. I have only been once before but that was to see the Hollywood Costume exhibition which was incredible - I was touching distance of Audrey Hepburns Breakfast at Tiffanys Dress!!! Shame it wasn't a permanent exhibit as I'd be there every month.

A few friends had said it was good there though and as I am watching my spending at the moment and it's free we gave it a go. I was quite surprised by the actual building, it is so big and beautiful. The sort of place I could get used to living in! I think I'd suit walking around in gowns and diamonds all the time.

My favourite exhibits were the Jewellery room and the Fashion room - surprise surprise! I loved the old jewellery with numerous stones - diamonds, rubies, sapphires etc. The tiaras were incredibly sparkly and everything was so ornate. But this was the older jewellery. As it got to the newer items I wasn't so impressed, not that it wasn't nice, it's just that it could have come from accessorize.

The fashion room was also cool as it showed outfits from old to new. Very interesting, but again I was least impressed with the newer items. There was a Jean Paul Gautier suit for men which was stripy and had shorts instead of trousers, worn with a stripy top and tights! Craziness! Who would wear that in everyday life? Seriously, who?

After we treated ourselves to some tapas in a nearby restaurant - it's orange and near South Kensington tube. Worth a try and not too expensive,
We also had cocktails in covent garden in an adventure bar - has anyone else tried their amazing Pornstars? One of my most loved cocktails.

Anyway that's a bit about my day in London. Where do you like to go? What museums or art exhibitions have you seen?

Maria x

Victoria and Albert Museum
Adventure Bar

Me as an angel at an exhibit at the V&A

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