First, I went to the new Chanel store at the Champs-Elysees and bought black pumps and a very beautiful over the shoulder bag.
Just kidding, Mom. (Breathe...)
My chic day really only cost me 6,50 Euro at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. (I actually tried to make it cheaper by lying to the cashier and saying I was 18. She believed me, but it's free for 17 and under only. C'mon, Hindi!)
So imagine your Wisconsin-born best friend at Brett Favre's birthday party at the Dells where Bucky the Badger serves you home-brewed beer and Erin Andrews feeds you Jin's Chicken (free and without the line) and big screens everywhere are showing every Chicago Cubs loss and there's a live performance by, I don't know, Dierks Bentley.
Okay so multiply that disgusting euphoria by about a million and you've got me wandering around a museum filled with over the top jewelry, intricate interior design, an exhibit of wall-to-wall graphic design, another room playing famous French advertisements and two floors of fashion sketches, dresses, etc. I swear I half expected Justin Timberlake and Leslie Feist to be my tour guides.
The most breathtaking exhibit for me was Sonia Rykiel's collection. When you first walk into the room there's an entire wall of letters sent to her from Vogue, Michael Kors, God, etc. I felt like I was playing the best game ever when I discovered another wall of sketches sent to Rykiel from every and any designer you can think of, and then trying to find those same designs in their actuality around the room. (I think I've lost any male reader of this post when I stopped talking about Erin Andrews.)
I am lucky that this was a museum, not a department store, where I'm not allowed to touch anything, let alone make some "When in Paris!" purchase. Sidestepped that land mine... But really it was such an impressive exhibit and so well laid-out (and we know I love me a good lay-out.)
Perfect segway into Funky Graphic Design Exhibit of Antoine and Manuel. I don't really understand what I was walking through, but it was literally seven rooms of wall-to-wall graphic design that all had a common style of clean lines and cool fonts. Mmm.. Hinders Heaven... Some of the stuff was a little quirky for me, but for the most part I was a fan.
The last exhibit Aussi Rouge Que Possible was a collection of red objects ranging in date from Medieval to Present day divided into different categories. They had a room of Politics displaying propaganda posters from all over the world with the common theme of "red." Another room of fashion compared things like a haute-couture evening gown to a soldier's uniform. I should've submitted my high school yearbook.. [red.] holler!
I could go on forever, but no one wants that. A picture says a thousand words and I have a thousand pictures, so I'll let the next million words take shape in some sort of online album in the near future.