LACMA Exhibit | Fashioning Fashion

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I've been in a very maxi-skirt mood lately. This msm keeps me looking fresh and flirty and perfectly in line with spring essentials and the shape of things to come. It's also my go-to uniform for everything from client/vendor meetings to all day shopping excursions to dinner and date night with the bf. Having spent the entire day in LA yesterday doing pretty much all of the above, I'm gonna break down this task force and bring you a three-piece project starting with my first raison d'être: Fashion, what else?

LACMA's (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) current exhibition "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail" celebrates the bygone era when couturiers were considered technical artists and results from dressmaking became instant masterpieces. 

This exhibition highlights everything from handmade textiles and trimmings to the evolution of European aesthetics through the ages starting from the Age of Enlightenment up until World War I. I've been DYING to see this exhibit up close and personal since last October and lemme tell ya, it did NOT disappoint. To be completely honest, it really put my $10 Forever 21 maxi to shame...a sign of our mass-produced times fo'sho. Ah well, c'est la vie!

F21 Maxi dress and top, RJ Graziano Necklace, Natasha bracelet, Valentino Sunnies, Rampage bag, Stuart Weitzman Boots

Here today, gone tomorrow...hurry in to see the exhibit before it's trial run ends March 27!

Come back tomorrow to see what La Brea Design Shops have been offering up these days...and of course Food Porn Friday to whet those ravenous appetites!


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  1. love your outfit! i have not yet tried to work the maxi look.. i need to get on that.

  2. such beautiful costumes! your maxi skirt is very lovely.

  3. Looooove it! This is the perfect way to know the sense of the clothing.


  4. OMG!!! I love your blog, your outfit this post, and the whole thing. your maxi skirt here is adorable! lol-to you too! xo Lisa

    wanna follow each other?

  5. Great photos! I want to go there and take a look!
    Thanks for your lovely comment! Your blog looks great!
    Want to follow each other?

  6. Beautiful maxiskirt! Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.


  7. amazing exhibition!! lovely blog :)

  8. wow how cool :) there is a museum similar to that one in my hometown!

  9. This is a gorgeous post, I love exhibitions like this! Lovely blog you have as well! :)

  10. you simple canno stop looking at the fabulous garments. they are not only amazing art pieces. The detailing is magnificent and so well done. Can you imagine how long it took to make a gown like this??

  11. love the collection!! i love your outfit and you are so pretty!! beautiful necklace!!


  12. I love your maxi dress!

  13. I totally understand why you love the maxi skirts, they are so comfortable and breezy and look so lovely! I love your outfit!!!

    This exhibitions looks amazing! These are not just dresses, this is art!!!


  14. wow great post! love this old dresses

  15. I love your blog, really professional snaps and nice stuff, great job!


  16. Hahaha! You're very fun!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I'm glad you liked my Grease costume!! Very nice blog!!

  17. I've always wanted two things :
    a marie-antoinette-ish dress
    and a tutu.

    In july, I'll have the tutu because I need it for my balletclass. And I hope I'll get the marie-antoinettedress once...

    I really like you & your blog! Great post!



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