The Met’s Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

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I am always on the hunt for a next great exhibition coming up and I finally came a upon a new fashion exhibition! The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be showcasing Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion and it will open Friday, Nov. 18th.

This is a special exhibition because the gowns and clothing on display are designers’ representations of art. I am really excited to see how it is curated and to learn how these designers changed the art world through fashion. I know some people think fashion isn’t an art form, but they are wrong. Fashion is a sector of art and a way to express the culture and world we live today. I am pretty confident that once everyone goes to this exhibition they will have a better understanding as fashion as an art form.

Make sure you attend The Met and the exhibition lasts until Sunday, Feb. 5th.

-km xoxo

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#TBT Getting lost in the city is a good thing

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Check out my school’s newspaper, The Ionian and my past article, Why getting lost in the city is a good thing. Maybe this will change your perspective of going to the city and explore more.

-km xoxo

Happy Fri-yay!

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IT IS OFFICIALLY FRIDAY!!! If you are in the city today, please keep your eyes out for these positive “Be Mighty” flyers in the Lower East Side. A couple of months ago one of my best friends and I saw these and loved them! Hopefully they are still out and bring a smile to your FRI-YAY!

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-km xoxo

Words hurt

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I was walking in the city with one of my best friends, Allie and do not forget to check out her blog, The Rebel Planner. We saw this street art on our way to dinner and I had a complete ah-ha moment.

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It made me realize, people can be vicious and this street art depicts how other people feel when they get attacked. Yes, it is true we think we are all indestructible like the  right figure, but those harmful words can easily damage our mentality.

I love smart street art and it is a breath of fresh air to see what is really going on in society when no one speaks about it.

-km xoxo

 

#NewMusicTuesday: #Thirdstory

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The concert series my roommate, Amani and I have been to three concerts for the past three weeks has finally ended. The last show we saw was Thursday, September 29 at the Highline Ballroom.

Literally, I thought Amani was joking I was not prepared seeing Thirdstory. Ha…she was right. The whole time I was speechless and I could not believe how unreal they are. Their vocals were perfect and they even sounded better live.

They had done many of their covers and a few original songs. It was a blessing to see their last show of their tour. PEOPLE, GO SEE THEM LIVE AND LISTEN TO THEM NOW. ASAP.

Hopefully, Thirdstory’s new album will come out soon…time will tell.

Here is a favorite song of mine from their “Searching EP” and it is called, “G Train.” It is witty, expressing their hardships not getting the girl they want to bed and end up taking the slowest train back home — which is the G train.

 

Enjoy!

-km xoxo

#NewMusicTuesday: #YoungtheGiant #HomeoftheStrange

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My best friends and I recently went to see Young the Giant at Radio City Music Hall. The band is spectacular live and it was one of the most fun concerts I have been to. Literally, they were perfect live and had two encores toward the end of the show. If you have the chance to see them on tour now. GO. YTG IS WORTH IT.

 

The song I chose is “Mr. Know-It-All” because it reflects what is happening in today’s culture. Many people constantly feel alone, even with the help of technology and people do not really know who the real person is sometimes. It is sad to see we’re all “Mr. Know-It-Alls” because people constantly feel judged too and we are in the age of the overthinking.

Enjoy this song and happy Tuesday everyone!

-km xoxo

#TheMetUnfinished

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I had the opportunity to visit The Met Breuer  Friday, September 2nd after my internship because I really wanted to see its exhibition, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible and I needed to go to The Met Fifth Ave. Museum for my Modern New York Art Class. Not to fret, I will type up a post relating to that visit soon too.

However, the Unfinished exhibition was unique to see because it was a clever and innovative way to see a variety of artists’ process creating a piece. The third floor had classical modern artists and then by the fourth floor it would gradually transition into the abstract artists.

Personally, I think the part II of the exhibition was my favorite because of the heavy amount of abstract artists like Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock to Jasper Johns. Also, I enjoy looking at abstract art because it challenges and makes me think more what the piece is really about.

For instance,  Alberto Giacometti’s Annette (1961) was very haunting and dark. It reminded me of an ad from FX’s American Horror Story. Frankly, when I read the Met’s description, it the woman is Giacometti’s wife. It seems as if he was outlining his wife as a painting sketch. The painting looks more raw rather than too over worked.

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An over worked example would be Jackson Pollock’s Number 28 (1950) because there are smudges to fix some of the drippings he was adding. His struggle and irritation with this piece is fascinating. Maybe the medium he was using was not up to his standards.

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Yet, one painting I obsessed over was Jasper Johns’ Voice (1964/1967). It was simplistic and looked like a concrete pavement. The ironic thing about this piece is it is not complete. I could not stop thinking about why is there a spoon a fork hanging at the side. But, then I kept looking and noticed the word, “voice” is written on the bottom of the window wiper like branch. Then it hit me, it is about loosing a voice since society wants the people to be perfect and the people’s voice does not matter. Maybe, we are loosing our appetite to keep our voice too.

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My first time visiting The Met Breuer was not a disappointment and I was glad to understand the iconic artists more.

-km xoxo

 

 

Jim Shaw Exhibition

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A new exhibition to look out for this week is called, Jim Shaw: The End Is Near. The New Museum is opening the exhibition to the public, Wednesday, October 7; however, luckily, Thursday nights are normally donation nights. The Pay-As-You-Wish consists of minimum two dollars from 7 p.m.-9 p.m..

I hope to attend the exhibition soon because Shaw depicts the chaos in culture and it would be exciting to see. Make sure to mark your calendars and it lasts until January 10, 2016!

-km xoxo

China: Through The Looking Glass Exhibition

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It is great to be back in New York and I am so happy I was able to visit the city this weekend. My friend, Bruna and I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art because she has never been there before. It was a lovely time and we saw the exhibition, China: Through The Looking Glass.

The curation of the exhibition was whimsical and enlightening. I could not believe my eyes and the Anna Wintour Costume Center was anything I could have imagined. I was not able to attend the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition last year and going to this year’s makes up for the loss.

The exhibition was a combination of East meets West. There was a room that accentuates the theme in a garden with floating mannequins on water. The metaphor of how the theme of Through the Looking Glass can relate to Buddhism in China. The setting had a calm and captivating atmosphere and it reflected mood of the other visitors.

There were a large amount of clothing and artifacts. I took so many pictures and looked carefully at each dress. The amount of detail of past and present designs from different eras is phenomenal. I was in awe and there was this Alexander McQueen evening gown made out of porcelain and organza. The mosaic application was carefully thought out in the bodice of the dress. Also, the neck piece added a regal detail to the gown.

Another dress I could keep my eyes off was the Evening Dress by Guo Pei. The gown is made from gold lamé and gold/silver silk. The Pei creation makes a regal statement and shines throughout the room. Every part of the dress is detailed and you cannot keep your eyes off of it.

Here are some photos of my favourites:

Enjoy!

-km xoxo