Thursday, May 07, 2009

Afternoons at the Met

I went to the Met this afternoon and saw the most wonderful exhibits. If you are in the NYC area and you love art and fashion and photography, you must make your way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Pictures Generation exhibit and the Model as Muse exhibit.

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My love affair with fashion and photography started when I was a teenager. My father took photos and we developed them in the basement of our house in the laundry room. I loved reading Vogue and YM (this one doesn't even exist anymore). I would even read my mother's Mirabella. I loved the magazines and I love the beautiful women who graced the covers. I became obsessed. My friends and I would make our own magazines from packets of computer paper - the kind that had the perforated edges that you had to cut off - and we'd invent stories about the women whose photographs we'd cut and paste from the actual magazines. Christy Turlington was my favorite. I also loved Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista. I always thought that my mother looked like her when she was younger...especially after she cut off all her glorious hair.

I still study those magazines with a record number of subscriptions being stuffed into our tiny mailbox every month. I still don't know how the postman fits W into that small opening but I don't care because when it comes I open it up and devour it. sigh...some things never change.

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I love going to the Met but even more so when there's a special exhibit. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for images from me inspired by these shows. I had a stroke of inspiration today and hopefully it's not leaving me any time soon.

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I got stuck in the rain on the way home. It was awful. I was with my husband's wonderful aunt - she and I share beautiful afternoons uptown every couple of months...

After the museum we went to lunch and then the monsoon started. wow. Talk about rain. The sun came out a little later but the damage was done. I was already soaked. It's been raining on and off for the last couple of hours now...Will it ever stop?

Check out this video on the museum's YouTube channel. If you're not a subscriber already, I definitely recommend it...



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