Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene via style.com
The past few days, I’ve been a little discouraged. I know that this is my blog and that I can write whatever I want. For some reason though, I have such high anxiety about what people will think of me. The purpose of this blog is for me to record my thoughts and feelings, but I still have trouble, thus is why I have not been posting lately. I don’t want to offend anyone, but I am starting to realize that I really do need to be true to myself.
Anyway, so I was searching around for something to post about. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala was last night and I thought a picture of an invite would be cool to see (I couldn’t find a picture though, so I settled on a picture of fashion’s greatest superhero, Anna Wintour). To be completely honest, I didn’t really care about the gala because the exhibit this year is titled Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy. Not quite as interesting or historically important as last year’s Poiret. Which while on the subject of that-I thought last year that style.com’s slideshow on their website was way better than the actual exhibit. I have never been impressed with the Met’s fashion exhibits (I’ve only been to one more-the Chanel one from 2005). In 2004, I went to the V&A’s exhibit on Vivienne Westwood in London. It was amazing and set in my mind what a fashion exhibit should be. Lots of music, constantly running video, and different kinds of displays kept me interested as well as being educational. Hopefully I will be able to visit NYC and judge this year’s exhibit for myself, but my pocketbook may not agree.
I guess the people that attend the gala aren’t necessarily into the exhibit though. Most people want to check out what was worn, and because of this year’s theme, the wardrobe choices were really cool. See more at style.com.
In other exciting news, when I logged in to write a post, I noticed a sports blog with a post titled “New Coaches at Lafayette, Houlka”. I grew up in a teeny tiny town named Houlka, and sure enough, this was the same town. The article says “In Houlka, the Wildcats’ fledgling football program has a coach”. WHAT?!? When I was there, having a football team was a dream that I thought would only be a dream. I always get so jealous/upset when celebrities and charities support inner school music programs and such. People don’t realize that in our own country, there are schools that (to me at least) are as poor and deprived as schools in second world countries (no art, music, drama, or foreign language classes). I am so excited for all the kids that attend school there now and really hope that this helps to improve their quality of life. YEA!