It’s that magical, yet stressful time of year when everyone is scrambling to pick out the perfect holiday gifts for family and friends, etc. This year, my boss asked me if I’d like to go see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit for my present. Um, YESSSS!!! ‘The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta‘ is currently on display at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 28, 2018. You can tell he was very influenced by his travels as themes of Spain, Russia, China, and Japan are evident in his designs. The exhibition also features gowns worn by fashion icons and celebrities, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Amal Clooney, Penelope Cruz, and Kirsten Dunst. It was pure eye candy, and we couldn’t quite imagine what it would be like to have pieces like these just hanging out in your closet. We both particularly enjoyed seeing Amal Clooney’s wedding dress. The layers of delicate fabric and the detailed embroidery were stunning up close. My personal favorite of the exhibition was the dress that Kirsten Dunst wore in the September 2006 issue of Vogue. I can remember reading that issue of Vogue and obsessing over those stunning Marie Antoinette inspired photographs. I had an absolute blast, and I’m so glad that the MFAH was able to bring an exhibit like this to Houston. I highly recommend checking it out before it’s gone!
Posted in Art, Fashion, Uncategorized, Z Gallerie
Tagged amal clooney, andre leon talley, art, beyonce, design, exhibition, fashion, fine arts museum, houston, kirsten dunst, museum of fine arts houston, Oscar de la Renta, penelope cruz, taylor swift, texas
As most of you probably know, I’m usually the ‘Queen of Halloween.’ This year was no exception. I had my Halloween fun and loved every minute of it, but then something happened. I became……..’one of them.’ You know the type I’m talking about. I became one of those annoying people who jump the gun on Christmas. I used to hate those people. Hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving used to make me lose my mind. I think it’s because it’s been a particularly rough year, and I’ve been down a lot. My husband and I decided we both needed some Christmas cheer to lift our spirits! This will also be our first Christmas together since we got married, so we were excited to use the ornaments we brought back from Disney World. We also made the rounds and hit up World Market, At Home, Target, Michaels, and Pier One scavenging for cool ornaments. Those made for some fun days out together, and it was shopping he actually enjoyed. We decided on multicolored lights and all kinds of random ornaments, the way our trees were when we were kids. The ornaments had to represent us in some way though, and I think we did a killer job of finding things that were our style. While you’re busy judging me, I’m sitting here under the beautiful glow of my sparkly Christmas tree happy, and I’m not one bit sorry I put it up so early. There’s just something magical and calming about a Christmas tree. I finally get it now, and I wish you all a happy holiday season!
Posted in christmas, Decor
Tagged at home, christmas, christmas decorations, decor, disney world, holidays, michaels, ornaments, pier one, target, the nightmare before christmas, world market