Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lucky Saturday NYC

(Bruce Nauman)

   After the tough few days, it was time for some luck to come our way. My sister Nella and I were looking forward to sleeping in on that Saturday morning, (well at least for me! Nella was nagging on me as soon as I got my eyes open to get me out of bed). We ended up leaving the hotel around noon and we walked up to fifth avenue; we had plans to visit both the Modern Museum of Art and the Met. But you can't help it, on fifth avenue, you've got to stop and shop. But what we did mostly was window shopping, we did not have much time if we were to stick to our cultural day plans!
I shopped around BCBG Max Azria and found really nice items for what I thought was an unbeatable price. After that, I just entered a random shop that was liquidating and got lucky with an affordable discounted black rabbit fur jacket with cropped sleeves, which I thought was lovely in order to show off your jewellery on your wrists for a night out. I left the shop empty-handed because I was rushed by Nella. The sophomore architect major was longing for her visit at the museum. When we arrived at the MoMA, a young man approached us to sell us his tickets. We bought them for less the price with an entry to see Matisse's exhibition "The Cut-outs", a collection of collage chef-d'oeuvres.
The timed ticket suited us very well and I thought that if it wasn't for that guy, we might have waited a pretty long time not only to buy the ticket but also to be able to enter Matisse's exhibition. 
We could not make it on time to visit the Met though, because I still wanted to buy the fur jacket, (and I did). We went to Barnes and Noble and I managed not to buy a single book, which I must admit was a bit of a challenge. Due to my recent purchase of 7 fat books and a magazine, I was actually getting worried about the weight overload at JFK airport, (I ended up paying 100$ to let my luggage pass happily). 

The Public Library

3 favorites at BCBG Max Azria: this is the white fringed leather jacket

3 favorites at BCBG Max Azria: The Leather Shirt Dress

3 favorites at BCBG Max Azria: The Flower embroidered leather jacket.
I didn't end up buying any of my first coup-de-coeur items, but a blue-grey guipure dress and fit suede and leather jacket for the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week!

I was not supposed to take pictures...

Les demoiselles d'Avignon, Picasso.

Les Musiciens, Picasso.

Adele Bloch-Bauer II, Klimt.

Three Women, Fernand Leger.

La Persistance de la mémoire, Salvador Dali

Zooming in the small ants.

 A landscape by Monet✨✨

Dignity issues...

Deep down, we all have this American Dream

The Trump Tower by night

And the Empire State.

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