Netflix: Chef’s Table

Art

I recently finished the Netflix’s Original Documentary Series, Chef’s Table. I always enjoy watching documentaries and was excited to watch the Chef’s Table. The documentary series was inspiring because chefs are artists to their cuisines. It was unique to see how they paved their own paths for their own creative freedoms.

I adore how each chef is different but they still have their own unique style of cooking. Each chef focuses on the detail and honor of each produce they cook with. They are very inspiring for anyone who is a fan of cooking or is a chef.

Since it is officially the weekend, go and watch the Chef’s Table! It is only six episodes and a perfectly great show to watch!

Enjoy!

– km xoxo

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#TBT: Jackson Pollock

Art

When I went to the opening of the Whitney Museum earlier this May, I saw one of the abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock and I could not be more in awe. I always get excited to see Pollock’s artwork because his pieces are interesting to see and how there is a deeper meaning to them.

The first time I saw Pollock’s artwork was at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and there was an exhibition of his works. The main feature of Pollock’s artwork was One: Number 31 and ever since then, I could not get enough of his art.

Abstract art has always interested me and the psychological meaning behind the abstract expressionist movement is captivating. Most abstract art is used in psychology to figure out a person’s perspective on certain things and to allow psychologists to diagnose a patient. The Whitney Museum curates abstract art in a insightful manner in their theme, America Is Hard to See.

There was this particular piece from Pollock I saw at the Whitney Museum was the 1950s piece, Number 27. I have never seen an art piece of his with pastel colors and the other pieces I have seen of his were of much darker colors. The painting even matched my pastel, pink leather jacket and I had to take a photo with the piece.

The drippings and splatters of Number 27 have a movement like no other. The colors of pink, silver, green, white, yellow and black contrast well with each other. The colors flow to Pollock’s signature style that can mesmerize anyone.

– km xoxo

Eddie Borgo + Target

Art, Fashion, News

There is some exciting news that came out May 20, Eddie Borgo announced a collection at Target! The collection will be out on Sunday, July 12 in selected stores and Target.com. The collection consists of jewelry, wall art and accessories.

The collection is “Do It Yourself” and 1960s/1970s inspired. The jewelry is interchangeable and so as the charms for the Borgo bags. I love the inspiration of the collection and how true to the Borgo aesthetic is.

I cannot wait to purchase some of the jewelry and the mini bucket bag is one of my favourites!

Congrats Eddie! So proud and thankful for being able to intern at the company!

– km xoxo

#NewMusicTuesday: T-Swift

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The fashion in Taylor Swift’s latest music video, “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, is athletic and chic. It reminded me of Alexander Wang’s commercial for his collaboration with H&M. Every moment of the music video was produced well and kudos to Swift producing her video. I adore her red hair on the last clip of the video and she needs to dye it ASAP. There are no words how fabulous the hair and makeup were also.
My favourite outfit Swift wore was the white latex two-piece skirt and top. The outfit fits perfectly with the futuristic theme and she looks great!
Swift has brought her A-game to the fashion industry and has become one of the top fashionias everyone knows today.

– km xoxo

Balmain + H&M

Fashion, News

The Billboard Music Awards was full of surprises Sunday night, May 17, and no one could do it better than Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain. He announced on the red carpet and on social media that Balmain will collaborate with H&M for a collection Thursday, November 5.
A few of the pieces were worn by Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. They look perfect and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for the collection!

– km xoxo

The Whitney Museum Opening

Art

The new Whitney Museum has arrived and I could not have had enough of how beautiful it was.

I had a spontaneous trip to the city with one of my best friends, Kelvin, and I surprised him by going to the block party for the opening of the Whitney Museum. The opening was on Saturday, May 2 and Macy’s hosted the block party filled with activities and musical performers.

When we got to the museum, it was spectacular and we were so lucky because the free admission tickets were sold out when we arrived and a lovely couple gave us their extra tickets. As we walked in, I could not believe my eyes and the structure of the museum was modern and intricate.

We started on floor eight and worked our way down to floor one. There was a time line of each floor, which was based on the theme, America Is Hard to See. It was interesting to see through decades how artists were depicting their era while living in the United States of America. The art had political and cultural meaning per era.

One of the art pieces that caught my attention was Untitled by Lee Bontecou. The piece was made in 1961 and I thought the meaning behind it was clever because it represented, “the negative side of the atomic age.” The Whitney adds likening its appearance to “war equipment. With teeth.”

Floors six and five were my favorites because art in the 1960s – 1970s had a rich history spoken through the arts. There was so much change during these eras and art began to challenge the meaning of life. Art was used as propaganda during these times.

A whole was was dedicated to the fight against the Vietnam War and I remember seeing a video playing of how many soldiers that were killed in the war. The ironic thing about the video was how the classic song, “Bye Bye Love,” by the Everly Brothers kept playing. The song fit perfectly with the video and paired with the video made it more daunting and eerie. This definitely showed the harsh reality of the men who served our country and risked their lives for our safety during the war.

The outside galleries and terraces could not been more breathtaking to see. The view of the whole city of New York was there right in front of Kelvin and I. We were flabbergasted and there were no words how magnificent the view was. It was a great way to see the beauty of New York.

While we were walking around the museum, I met the one and only, famous art critic of New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz. The funny story is that I could not remember where I had seen Saltz before and I really wanted to go up to him to introduce myself. I did and I had a nice chat with him. Saltz told me he had spent some time at the museum and he wrote a review on the new Whitney Museum. Also, he even suggested taking a photo with me and I could not be more honored.

The night could not be anymore perfect! After the museum, Kelvin and I walked around the High Line. I have never walked through the High Line at night and Kelvin had never been to the city garden. It was nice and calming.

Then we went out for dinner at The Diner that is a couple of blocks from the High Line. I highly recommend getting the banana shake and the Diner Burger. The combination is perfection and the atmosphere of the Diner is modern with an old fashion twist.

I could not be anymore thrilled and I want to go back to the Whitney Museum as soon as possible! I highly recommend going to the destination and take a spontaneous trip to the city!

– km xoxo

P.S. Here are some photos of the night!

#BeautyShot

Art, Fashion

There is nothing like a beauty shot with the two best roommates ever! Two of my great friends and I had a little fashion shoot last Friday, May 1.

Brandy had to get ready to attend a formal and Alexa took a bunch of photos. Out of the photos Alexa had taken, this one stood out because it looks like a beauty ad from a magazine.

Thank you Alexa for taking the photo!

Also, make sure you follow her blog at whatcollegekidseat.wordpress.com.

Enjoy!

– km xoxo

#NewMusicTuesday: Brooke Fraser

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It is never too late to publish a #NewMusicTuesday post! This song was free on iTunes a while ago and I cannot remember when I purchased it. However, the beat to the song called, “Kings & Queens” by Brooke Fraser. The song is 70s inspired and goes perfectly with the spring/summer trend. This song can take anyone to Coachella and Fraser’s voice is dreamy.

In the music video, I like how the video was treated as an art piece that featured sports and dance. The illusion of power works well with the lyrics. However, it does take time to find power in ourselves.

Also, the studded leather jacket Fraser was wearing…I need it.

– km xoxo

Met Gala 2015: Top Three Favourite Looks

Art, Fashion, News

The greatest night in the fashion industry was on May 4, 2015 and all of the important names in fashion came to the Met Gala. Social media was on full blast with non-stop updates of the latest fashion from the Gala.

Last night, I could not stop refreshing http://vogue.com for more updates of what everyone was wearing at the Met Gala. The top three looks I adored were from Cher, Shu Pei Qui and Bee Shaffer.

Singer, Cher was in Marc Jacobs and I cannot believe she a year over 60! She does not look a day old at all and I really want to know what her beauty secrets are. The dress that Cher was wearing a fitted multicolored shimmering dress and it fit her like a glove.

Chinese model, Shu Pei Qin and she wore Tommy Hilfiger. The plunging red gown had silver detail on the sleeves and she looked divine. Also, the front part of her dress that is plunging and I believe the fabric is velvet as well.

Anna Wintour’s daughter, Bee Shaffer was dressed in Alexander McQueen. The gown embodies the Chinese theme and had cherry blossoms all over the deep red gown. The long train accented the dress that showed tremendous detail.

The three fashionistas dominated the red carpet at the Met Gala this year and I cannot wait to see the exhibition at the Met Museum.

The Met Museum opens the exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass” this Thursday, May 7, 2015, to the public.

– km xoxo