It might be a little late for me to say this but welcome to March- the month of my birthday! February flew by so quickly that we are already inviting Spring with sightings of Cherry Blossom around the city. I can't wait to leave the cold weather behind and embrace sunshine and longer days. On that note, If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat you will know that I was invited to a special event at the Vancouver Art Gallery last week. The purpose of the mixer was to introduce the MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, "a groundbreaking exhibition tracing the emergence and evolution of mashup culture". However, I was extremely sick so I wasn't able to stay for too long but I did get a chance to admire the artworks quickly and take are some pictures from the lovely event.
Described as their biggest and most ambitious exhibition yet, the MashUp consists of over 300 works by 156 artists that included Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frank Gehry, Richard Prince and many more that you will recognize. Since I love the 'pop art' culture of Andy Warhol, I was ecstatic to view his work again in such a beautiful space. Another standout for me was the large-scale installations by Stanley Wong (above). Made entirely of the red, white and blue "traveling bags" commonly seen across Asia, I was instantly transported into the streets of Hong Kong and China. Nostalgia of my grandma packing or seeing people transport goods as a kid, these bags represents not only practicality but also a defining part of Chinese culture. I was happy to see something that is almost lost but familiar at the same time which was pleasantly surprising and sentimental.
For the event, I wanted to go for a smart casual look but with the flair of a fashion blogger. Adding my favourite 70's flare denim and suede trench, I wanted to seem smart and professional with a collared blue shirt but remained fun with some polka dot details and ruffles. I also didn't want to go overboard with accessories and added a statement earring matching my shirt and a leopard clutch that look like I came straight from work to event ready. I think the key to dressing for these types of functions is to keep it simple and not look like you tried too hard to impress everyone there.
I hope you have enjoyed a different type of posting from me because March will be an "event" month and I will be updating you a lot on something much like this one:) Thanks so much for reading and I do hope you check out this amazing exhibit that runs from now till June 12, 2016!
*Again I want to THANK the art gallery for inviting me!
Shirt: H&M (in stores)
Jeans: H&m (in stores)
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
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