Savage Beauty has to be the most talked-about exhibition opening this year. The 70,000 tickets that have already been sold are record-breaking, as they even surpass the David Bowie exhibition the Victoria & Albert hosted a few years ago. But don’t fret, there are about 200 tickets that are sold every day at the museum, all you have to do it queue and wait!
I didn’t actually have the chance to visit the original exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but I am beyond happy to have seen the London version – McQueen’s homecoming, a few days after it opened. Of course photography was strictly prohibited and since I wasn’t able to go to the press preview, you can head over 1 Granary, where beautifully taken images will make you feel as if you’re there, so that you can see the beauty of it all. The images are actually accompanying a piece I wrote for the website, if you want to read it, you can do so here.
I have never been so mesmerised by an exhibition and I have been to a fair few in the recent years.
Making a fool of myself while trying to jump around
I hadn’t realised that the bow around my neck matched the one around my waist until I looked through the images, but I have to say I don’t mind it at all. These trousers are super comfy and a great addition to your wardrobe come spring (if it ever decides to come!). I had underestimated the beauty of high waisted trousers and for many years thought of them as uncomfortable, but admittedly I was wrong. Instead they make your legs appear longer and depending on the fabric hold everything together (not in this case though). The khaki colour of this pair will also look great paired with denim, grey and funky prints.
On to the food for that day…
I then met a friend for lunch at Tanya’s Cafe, which I have been wanting to try out for a while. I know a lot of people might be put off after hearing the description; raw, vegan food, but don’t judge it before you try it. The food was incredibly delicious and filling. I had the burger and although I know it doesn’t look like a conventional burger, it was very interesting; a soft onion bread with marinated veggies and raw ketchup.
My friend had the tacos, which were filled with mushrooms and a mix of guacamole, salsa and sour cream on the side.
We then shared a delicious, creamy, vanilla-y, kiwi dessert. We also commended on the beauty of flowers on food and decided it should always be like that. Next time I visit, I really want to try their superfood cocktails!