Bowers Museum exhibit on “Couture Beyond”.

Coming from Milan, I’d like to say I know a thing or two about luxury fashion. Definitely, I’m no fashion connoisseur, though, I found ‘Couture Beyond’ exhibit happening now in Santa Ana quite fascinating.

The Bower’s Museum is an art museum located in Orange County, California. Its permanent collections highlights Native American Art, pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Asian, African and Oceania art and special exhibits such as the ‘Couture Beyond’.

‘Couture Beyond’ exhibit drew me in because of its elaborate styles. All of the pieces I saw were feminine and girly with intricate detailing. Think Lady Gaga style; over the top, exaggerated and bold except with more colors.

These were some of my favorite pieces. The colors, cuts and embroidery were impeccable.
Those shoes though….
This is definitely not meant to sit down.
Look at how beautiful those embroideries are on the dress and shoes!
The hairpiece was also fun.
Another favorite of mine. I thought the clips on the tutu were a nice touch.
My favorite room with the sequins!
lol this one was very very ornate
This gown I can see people wear.
Thoughts?
I love this one!

Aside from seeing various pieces laid out they’ve also added a videos on the walls that showcase how these clothes were worn on the runway. I was beyond impressed how such complicated details worn on the runway looked effortless. Do you have a favorite piece?

Armani Silos Museum

Picture this, you’ve been given a project at work and a client requires a 24 hours turn around time for a project that you know it will take longer than 2 days. Your boss has already tried to ask for an extension but, they’ve insisted that it’s impossible. Yikes! Well, that’s exactly what’s happening now at this moment in my world, too much work so little time. Continue reading “Armani Silos Museum”

Browsing in 10 Corso Como, Milan

Corso Como

I spent yesterday wandering in Corso Como 10. This shopping complex is a major stopping point for anyone who needs a break in Milan. The complex has an art gallery, a book shop, a design store, a small hotel, and (my favorite) a rooftop garden. Having spent a few hours browsing the bookshop and looking through the art gallery, I decided it was going to be my go-to spot. I went up to the rooftop and read for the rest of the afternoon.

Snaps from Galleria D’Arte Moderna Milano

Every first Sunday of the month, a few of the museums in Milan are open to the public for free. I took advantage of the opportunity and hopped on to GAM for the day….cause, hey! It’s Sunday, the rain stopped and I had nothing better to do than to let my curious side do its thing. Continue reading “Snaps from Galleria D’Arte Moderna Milano”

Triennale di Milano

As part of my “new years resolution”, I’ve made it a goal in the next few months to stay focused in school. Traveling, for now, is set on pause. However, even though I’m staying local, Milan has kept me inspired. I went to Triennale di Milano today and I found myself motivated. The interpretations, emotions, to the different colors, sketchings or displays made me want to pick up a paper and start drawing. Continue reading “Triennale di Milano”