Zara coat, H&M jeans, Michele watch, Quay sunnies, Louis Vuitton bag
Despite being an (amateuer) contemporary art enthusiast and 4th year NYC resident (not the medical kind, I practically failed anything science related), I had never visited the annual Armory Show until last weekend. We did a little window shopping in Soho first before heading to the middle of nowhere, aka 12th avenue, for this Big Apple version of art basel. I had also only recently lost my By Chloe virginity – I know, what kind of wannabe fashion blogger am I if I don’t eat instagram curated vegan food? Yet I somehow managed to eat Chloe 3x in this one weekend.
The show was awesome as expected but also ginormous. I literally couldn’t fit into my loafers the next morning because my feet were so swollen from walking around for hours. It didn’t help that Dan took a snail’s approach to observing the art. At one point, we got separated and I had gotten to the back of the first showroom while he was still barely 1/4th of the way through. Thanks dude.
It was also super interesting to see how our iPhones have changed the way we view art. We see everything through our pixelated screens now rather than with our bare eyes. In fact, the last photo on the left was a pool of water that was programmed with facial recognition and mirrored the audience’s face, but the artist had to tell everyone to put our phones away because they were covering our faces. Now that’s pretty dope and corrupted.
My roommate asked me about my taste in famous dudes the other day and I explained that I’m attracted to actors based on the roles they’ve played and the talent they exude. I’ve never been into “pretty boys” like Channing Tatum and Chase Crawford but I love rugged, unconventionally hot guys who play very serious roles. My boyfriend jokes that it only took him 7 years of friendship and 2 tattoos for him to win me over.
My favorites include:
Tom Hardy, especially because he’s regularly casted by Christopher Nolan who’s one of my favorite directors
Alex Skarsgard, even when he played a psycho husband in Big Little Lies
Christoph Waltz, mostly because he plays Tarentino’s quirky roles so well
Viggo Mortensen but only as a Russian gangster in Eastern Promises
I finally jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon after my boyfriend pushed me to watch the first season so we could binge on the newly aired second together. By the end of episode one, I was hooked. A few things I love about this show:
- The child actors are awesome. Perhaps the strangest thing about this show is the crazy talented cast, especially Millie Bobby Brown who was just 12 when she started playing El. Sidenote: Millie as a baby name? Yay or nay?
- As a result of #1, this show gives you so many feels. Lots of tears were shed this past weekend. My boyfriend had to remind me that this is a TV show and not real life.
- It’s a cool ode to the 80’s with a funky electro soundtrack reminiscent of neo-noir films like Drive.
Also, just when I thought Millie couldn’t get any cooler, I discovered how chic her style is. I decided it’s too weird to have a girl crush on a 13 year old so have settled on style crushing on her instead. 9 favorite looks below:
My friend shared this with me and I couldn’t stop laughing hysterically while curled up in bed.
P.S. In case you’re missing out on all the fun: a rundown of the series and the brilliant podcast itself