Thursday, November 5, 2009

Award & Tag Time

They like me...they really do!!! I was just informed my site got an award, I'm so excited. Thanks to lovely fashion-savvy Connie at Living My Glamorous Life for giving me this award. Here we go...


Where is your cell phone...purse
Your hair...blonde
Your mother...too far
Your father...hmmm
Favorite food...caviar
Dream last night...none
Favorite drink...Orange Sunkist Soda
Dream/goal?...summer home in Martha's Vineyard
What room are you in...bedroom
Fear...not being in control
Where will you be in 6 years...traveling again
Where were you last night...dinner with girlfriend
Something that you aren't...passive
Muffins...lemon poppy seed
Wish list item...Anything Balmain
Where did you grow up...Chicago
Last thing you did...Yummy dinner with girlfriend
What are you wearing...pjs
Your TV...reality
Your pets...Tyler, my furry son!
Friends...amazing...nothing else to say
Your lucky
Missing grandma
Vehicle...BMW X5
Something you are not
Favorite store...Barneys
Favorite color...Chocolate Brown
Last time you laughed...dinner last night
Last time you cried...few weeks ago
Your best hubby
Place you go to over and over...Santa Barbara
Person who emails you regularly...darling husband
Favorite place to eat...Mr. Chow's

RSD is tagging all of her Fellow Fashionistas to do this one ~ so my lovelies tag you're it...

Martinis or Diaper Genies
coco & kelly
BonBon Rose
la vie...j'aime
My So Called Fabulous...
Le Musings of Moi

"High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture" at FIDM

"High Style: Besty Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture" exhibit at FIDM

Givenchy, Valentino, Chanel oh my. Socialite and style maven, Betsy Bloomingdale has donated over 125 pieces of her personal garments and designer sketches to The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) museum's archives. In turn FIDM is showcasing Bloomingdale's pieces, that span over three decades, in an impressive exhibit titled, "High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture."

Betsy Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale's heralded collection of haute couture pieces has earned her universal respect in the fashion industry. The exhibit presents a never-before-seen look into Bloomingdale's personal life and style as well as showcasing the creation of haute couture garments.

My darling husband surprised me by taking me to see the exhibit last week. The pieces were amazing and there was not one thing I wouldn't love to wear today. Just goes to show you that haute couture is always in style. The designers whose masterpieces filled the gallery was truly mind-blowing. Some of her favorite designers shown are Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Marc Bohan for Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Norman Norell, Gianfranco Ferrè for Dior, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. There was a feathered Chanel dress that I'd have killed for but judging by the security guard's stare I knew I wouldn't get very far!
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld feather dress that I wanted sooo bad!
Gianfranco Ferrè for Dior, 1989-90 red silk crepe evening gown - PC: Brian Sanderson/FIDM Photography

For all you fashionistas in the Los Angeles area this show is a MUST SEE. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing haute couture up close and personal. To see all of the detail, passion, and drama behind the design truly takes one's breath away. I have to say, I felt like I needed an oxygen tank after how many times my breath was taken away by the exhibit.

Outside FIDM Museum

"High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture"
FIDM Museum and Galleries
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

October 21, 2009 to December 13, 2009

Free exhibition Wednesday - Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Private tours are available

For more information, call 213-623-5821 x3367
or visit the FIDM Website
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