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“The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” Exhibit

If there’s one thing that was on the top of my 2018 To Do List, it was to go see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Having grown up watching movies that were costumes by the likes of Edith Head and Givenchy, I came to love fashion and view it all as a work of art. Oscar de la Renta, in my opinion, is among the likes of Head and Givenchy. Not just because he dressed women in gorgeous pieces but because he knew it wasn’t the clothes that made the woman, but the woman that made the clothes. In his own words, “it’s not about what you wear, but about how you live your life.”

So, here’s to taking de la Renta’s advice and having a life worth living and also to the wonderful art that he created.

-C

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The Hummingbird Wall

If there’s one thing that’s for sure on my “2018 To Do List”, it’s checking out more murals!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Houston has really come to embrace this form of art and therefore has a massive quantity of murals located all over the city.

Since moving back to Houston, I have definitely made it a priority to find as many murals as I can and will soon be posting something that encompasses all those that I’ve come across so far. So be on the lookout for that!

Happy FriYay, y’all!

-C

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Winter Street Studios/ Hello there!

Hello lovelies! 
It’s been a crazy past month or so post Hurricane Harvey for those of us in the Houston area. Sadly, there are buildings in downtown Houston (i.e. the Wortham Center and the Alley Theatre) that won’t be able to reopen until next year. 

Nevertheless, Houston is a city made up of resilient individuals who are proud to call H-town home. I happen to place myself in that group and have made it a personal mission of mine to start scoping out more local commodities, whether it’s food or clothing brands or art. 

One place that is home to some amazing local art is Winter Street Studios. In conjunction with Sawyer Street Studios, this cool little portion of the city not only offers gorgeous artwork but also hosts a variety of events. 

-C 

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Life Lately via IG

 

  1. Had lunch at the Mason Jar, a restaurant that I’ve been going to since I’ve been in diapers, and I unfortunately found out that the land has been sold. If you’re in the Houston area from now until December–please check out this place!
  2. Made the first loaf of pumpkin bread for this fall season of the year. As you can see, it’s a heavily used recipe.
  3. Checked out the pumpkins and gourds at Trader Joe’s but managed only to buy some Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider (so yummy!).
  4. Saw a Theatre Under the Stars production of In The Heights, and it was such a phenomenal performance! (Wearing: LOFT dress, Target belt, J Crew Bucket Bag & Target sandals)
  5. A beautiful tapestry done by Leonardo Nierman titled “Rhapsody 2004”.
  6. The playbill and set of In The Heights.
  7. The stunning gold ceiling of the Hobby Center, which prompted me to want to start singing the Black Keys’ “Gold On The Ceiling”.
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Insta-Murals of Las Cruces

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Like many cities in New Mexico, Las Cruces is home to some very artistic residents. Whether you’re driving up and down the main drag (Lohman Ave.) or walking around downtown, you’ll generally stumble upon mural after mural after mural.

The city is especially known for its Water Tank Murals, which are painted by Anthony Pennock (and family).

-C

 

(Instagram account: shortsweetandloverly)

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Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild

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One of the current exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston is Destroy and Rebuild by Robert Hodge, a local artist who’s been involved in the city’s art scene since the ’90s.

Destroy and Rebuild is heavily influenced by R&B music, which is seen via the Outkast lyrics piece, and also by American pop culture and current events. With pieces like Stand Your Ground, you can easily understand the message behind Hodge’s collection.

I highly recommend seeing this exhibition for those who are or will be in the Houston area until the last date of the exhibition, January 4th.

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The Getty Center

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The Getty Center was just absolutely breathtaking inside and out. Riding on the way to it, we had to take a Tram along the hillside where you could look out onto Los Angeles. The sights of the cityscape were even more gorgeous as we looked out from the grounds. Also, the French Baroque and Impressionism (one of my favorite art periods) artwork were gorgeous. I was also so excited to finally see Van Gogh’s Irises in person–eeek!

Even if you’re not the biggest art fan, I definitely recommend to at least make one trip out to the Getty Center for the views alone.

-C

(Top: Urban Outfitters; Shorts: American Eagle; Sandals: Target; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Nail color: Essie’s Bikini So Teeny)

 

Photos by Andrew Murray