Thursday, January 20, 2011
I received annual membership to the De Young museum for my birthday and was ecstatic about the gift! I am very excited about the upcoming show 'Balenciaga and Spain'. The site sums up the show as follows. "Balenciaga and Spain examines the profound and enduring influence of Spain on the work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga. The impact of Spanish culture, history, and traditions is explored through the recurring themes in Balenciaga’s oeuvre and organized in the exhibition in six sections: Spanish Art, Regional Dress, The Spanish Court, Religious Life and Ceremony, the Bullfight, and Dance. Hamish Bowles, the European editor at large for Vogue will serve as guest curator. Objects are drawn from museum and private collections in France, Spain and the United States, including the FAMSF collection."
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We just got back from Kauai and it was simply an amazing trip! This was my first time to Hawaii. We stayed at the Koa Kea resort which is situated on poipu beach. The hotel was stylish and our room had a great view of the ocean. The food on the island was so so. I think for the next trip we will rent a cottage and cook for ourselves. All in all, despite some heavy rainfall and tropical heat rash, we had an awesome time.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
There is something really strange but quite lovely about commemorative china. I have been keeping a close eye on the upcoming royal preparations and how the royal family today approach the occasion.
The official Royal Wedding china range bears the couple's entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. The china is handmade for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I have always longed for a Pavé piece and finally I have one! Its so beautiful and feels amazing on the hand. Michael Endlich carved the wax and designed the piece. The ring is made in 22k gold and set with a stunning marquise diamond.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This has been the most powerful film I have watched this year. Jamie Graham sums it up best as "The most toxic, rapturous, melodramatic, operatic movie about a mentally disintegrating ballerina you’ll see all year… And featuring some of the best dance sequences ever."
The costumes were also a key element for me personally. Designed by couture fashion house Rodarte.