At home with monsters: Guillermo Del Toro at the LACMA

In the midst of all the other billion museum posts, I run off to LA for a long weekend and visit yet another museum! I had to visit this Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, which proved to be the deliciously dark exhibit it promises! If you happen to find youself in the LA area, I would highly recommend visiting before it’s gone. GdT is an artist with a fantastic eye for┬áthe realm of film – so the exhibit was a beautiful blend of pieces from his movies, but also art that inspired it.

It was one of the more perfectly curated exhibits I had ever seen in my life! The pictures I took and share here, do the whole thing no justice – as I mostly only photographed the clothing and a few art pieces. But there was so much to see by so ┬ámany different artists! All things bugs, steampunk, goth, horror, spooky, macabre, ghouls, torture, fear, nightmares, morbid, but with a twist of humor thrown in.

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

A quick hello

Will you hate me if I tell you this quick post has photos from a museum again?! It’s seriously addicting you guys!! It’s become my new favorite place to go and think…(besides the gym.) I have been taking my notebook and just sitting in a nook of the museum to write, not even observing the art. More so observing the people, which I love to do too! This post is a quick hello before I leave to LA for the holiday weekend. I have some more exciting outfits and photographs to share, but also a book giveaway!

This was my museum minimal outfit – with the luminous Richard Serra piece.

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Jil Sander pants thrifted Italy
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
New Balance sneakers DSW.com Vietnam HERE

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Stanley Kubrick exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I LOVE museums. Especially when they have exhibits with fashion elements. I didn’t know what to expect from seeing the Stanley Kubrick exhibit that’s been traveling, now visiting San Francisco at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. I thought it would of course be very film-centric, which it was – I didn’t expect to see the costumes there! I was blown away by their beauty, that I had to go back and take photos! I think film buffs, costume/fashion design lovers, and anyone will love this show!

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

Stanley Kubrick at Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

The Huntington

I recently was able to visit the Huntington Museum and Gardens for the first time in my life. I was blown away by the beauty of its grounds and exhibitions. As a dedicated museum lover, it made me wish it was the kind of place I was closer to. Part garden, part museum – it’s really the best of both my favorite worlds!

The other part of me was a “what was I thinking” moment when I dragged my sister and her baby out there in 100 degree heat! I think living in San Francisco so long, gave me amnesia of how hot the rest of the world gets. We were melting! I save all the strappy things I don’t wear in SF for my trips out of town, like this one. I got the chance to wear one of my old favorites! This weird tangly top dress I borrowed (but never gave back) from my other sister.

Item From Made in… BUY
no name dress my sister probably China
Ilano sandals West Coast Craft fair Mexico HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum