dragged invited by my friend, Francis (blogger behind Louis Vuitton Lover) to take a weekend trip to New York City last weekend. The plan was to see the Schiaparelli and Prada exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan entitled: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
In the process, we ended up painting the town red by walking around 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue – looking at high-end stores like Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Louboutin and Barneys. It turned up to be a very fun trip and so I thought it would be great to share them with you… my readers.
We went to the MET to see the exhibit. It was a great exhibit (although it was a small exhibit and only had the rare pieces from the pioneer designers – Schiaparelli and Prada). No photos were allowed inside the exhibit so there’s nothing I can share with you on that front. I did take a few photos of the general exhibit.
The Crucifixion by one of my favorite artists: Salvador Dali.
From the Hellenistic Kingdom Exhibit.
Louis Vuitton Lover in the white polo shirt sporting an Hermès Kelly.
I’m a sucker for religious items. I admired these pieces.
And ornate pieces. Like this hand fan and Fabergé eggs.
I also love the clean look of museums. I wish I could keep my house looking like this.
The beauty of the Kwoma ceiling from Papua New Guinea was a wonder to behold.
Sculptures impress me as well.
And visiting New York City without visiting the luxurious fashion houses misses the point.
Louis Vuitton Flagship Store featuring Yakoi Kusama – Artist and Writer.
Here she is – in real life. Photo Credit: Chuvaness
And here’s a freakish looking wax figure on their window display.
It looked so real, it even looked like it was sweating from the heat. (It was 98 degrees in Manhattan that day).
Of course, we had to visit Hermès. I vowed I will not leave the store without an orange bag with me.
We took a stroll around Central Park.
With all the walking, we decided to reward ourselves with Ladureè French Macaroons. The line to the store was sooooo long but it was worth the wait!
All in all, it was a fun trip. I would do it again in the Fall, when it’s not so hot outside.