Monday, November 11, 2013

Last stop Whole foods and the V&A


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On the last day with my parents we went to the giant whole foods in Kensington, and then briefly visited the V&A.  Each time I see the Costume section in the V&A I am reminded how they took the HUGE selection of antique textiles you could view behind these glass drawers.  You could even take them out and study them closer.  I think they might be in the design museum now, which has an entry fee!    I wish that the display of "fashion" was better and complementary to the business that makes up most of the uk's economy.

Outfit details:

Dress: 1960s brocade with darc brown fur trim
Collar: fur mink 1950s
Brooch: 1920s celluloid hand brooch with a movable ring and bracelet and red nail polish
Headband: Fur 1960s

15 comments:

Megan said...

I'm considering going into museum curation so that I can make those kinds of awesome things more accessible to visitors.

Paige said...

Love brooches! Very pretty! I wish I knew the History museum in Madison, WI had such a huge array of antique and vintage costume, when I was there every other week. Trying to visit soon!


-Paige, kaydove.com

in the ruins of Berlin said...

that brooch is to die for! xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Beautiful people and I guess - great food.

Nicole Eymard said...

What school will you go to? I really hope you do, because this was a HUGE disappointment when I moved here!!!!!

Nicole Eymard said...

I truly wish there was more here!

Nicole Eymard said...

Thanks! I lost the very same one when I moved here and was lucky to find another one to replace it in my price range since it is very collectible/valuable

Nicole Eymard said...

Thanks! Yes the food was magical, my plate of food was gluten free, and everything allergen free...but tasted so good I had to go and re read the menus to make sure it I fact WAS gluten free!

Hannah said...

Sounds like the perfect day, omg that brooch if you ever want to sell it? hah! xxx

molly rebecca said...

You could take things out and TOUCH them? Wow! I can't wait to travel to London some day.
I really like your eye makeup in these pictures. It reminds me of Moira Shearer's in The Red Shoes. What do you use to get such a precise lines?

Nicole Eymard said...

I was a really fun day! Sell it? Never!

Nicole Eymard said...

You couldn't touch them, they were under a piece of glass, kind of like a giant and shallow shadow box that you would hang for decoration on the wall. You could take that out and place it down on a table and take pictures or draw from it. Thanks about the makeup! I started to do my eyes like that after being obsessed with Moira shear! Also unfortunately, my only tip for the precise lines is lots of practice! I did it by hand with a liquid eyeliner thin brush.

molly rebecca said...

Ahhh! I see. Thank you so much for the clarification.
Moira Shearer!!!!! Even just her name!!!!

Nicole Eymard said...

I know her name is the besttttt

Lally MacBeth said...

You should visit the new V&A clothworkers centre, they have so many beautiful things. You just have to make an appointment Also I work in the central saint martins archive which has lots of delightful fashion illustrations and clothing! Bath fashion museum is also lovely, the things on display are so so but the archive is incredible !! XX

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