Savage Beauty, cake spotting and a lovely sushi lunch
There is no way back for me now.
I’m going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible. Alexander McQueen
A friend of mine called me to say that she had two tickets to the Alexander McQueen exhibition, Savage Beauty at the V&A Museum and she asked if I wanted to go with her. I think I said yes before she finished the sentence! I love fashion and I have, like so many others, been amazed by McQueens incredible creativity and creations. He was one of the worlds most amazing designers, a true artist.
We went to a curator talk and got a great insight to the life of Alexander McQueen and the amazing thought behind his collections and each piece. The curator described this fashion genius as radical, fearless, provocative, astonishing, shocking, spectacular, elaborate, compelling and full of raw emotion. McQueen called himself a romantic schizophrenic and going through the exhibition this made sense. This exhibition is nothing but spectacular and thinking that he is no longer with us to create anything else feels like a loss among such incredible beauty. There is no doubt that he was an “enfant terrible” but somehow it seems to be easier to forgive such talent.
I met my friend Sarah before the curator talk over some sushi. There is a place very close to the V&A, Tombo Deli & Cafe, and I finally had some sahimi. I have to admit the lack of basically any but British or Western European food makes me crave all kinds of foods, sushi and especially sahimi being one of them. I make my own sushi but I sadly can’t find any sahimi grade salmon here and it is one of my favourite things to eat and that made it taste even better.
A matcha ice cream was a perfect way of ending the lunch.
There was a little time for for some cake spotting and how I wish my cakes would ever look like this! Perhaps this should be my next project.
After lunch we headed to the V&A, there were signs for the exhibition everywhere.
The V&A is a beautiful museum, everywhere you look there is something to take in.
There is a courtyard garden and if the wind had not been so cold I would have loved to sit out there and just enjoy it for a while.
The curator talk was very interesting and my expectations when I went in to the exhibition was, I have to admit, extremely high. Once in I was stunned and amazed. The quality of the tailoring together with the rawness of the unique materials was breathtaking.
A stunning headpiece
It was dark when we came out but the V&A looked as stunning as ever. I barley noticed my mind was so preoccupied with the impressions from the exhibition. If you can get a ticket don’t hesitate to go and the museum is vast and there is so much to see so make sure you have plenty of time.
We had plans to go out for dinner in the evening but we were both occupied by what we had just experienced and settled for a nice, local Vietnamese. I did take some pictures but somehow the Pho didn’t come out nice looking ,despite tasting delicious, so I left it at that and simply enjoyed it!
We had plenty of time to catch up as we don’t meet very often and as always covered a range of topics whilst sorting some problems at the same time!