I spent this past Saturday in New York City with my mom and aunt. Despite the muggy, drizzly weather that did not lend itself for good outfit pictures (these were taken in Boston), we had a really lovely time! Our first stop was the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market located on 39th and 9th. This place is full of vintage treasures (jewelry, purses, shoes, clothes, house ware) and handmade goods, and is always our first priority when we come to the city. I walked away with a panama hat and my new favorite bracelet! Next, we walked down 5th Avenue and spotted the artist Yayoi Kusama posing in the window of the Louis Vuitton store! She recently collaborated with the brand for a new collection, and it was so exciting to see her in person! I also walked past Chiara from The Blonde Salad on 5th Avenue, but I was too nervous to say hi! She has a wonderful blog and great personal style!
After a brief stroll through Central Park, I wanted to see the Alice In Wonderland Statue, we made our way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we viewed the Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada’s Impossible Conversations exhibit. This really was the highlight of my day. I’ve been reading about it all summer and it did not disappoint. This exhibit explores the similarities between the two Italian designers during the different eras in which they work/worked. My favorite part was where the Met pared Schiaparelli tops with Prada bottoms. Schiaparelli had an affinity for embellished tops, while Prada prefers to draw your attention to skirts, pants, and shoes. There were some pieces in the museum’s collection that had there not been plaques to tell me who the designer was or when the garments were created, I wouldn’t have been able to tell who they were designed by. This truly was a beautiful exhibit and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting New York in the next couple of weeks.
After the museum we decided to call it quits and head back to Connecticut early. We did make it a point to stop by the Magnolia Bakery located in Grand Central Station and have some flourless chocolate cake before catching the train. All the excitement and walking gave us a sugar craving! (?)