i am writing my art history senior thesis on ballet costumes.
Lisa Cant photographed by Tim Walker for the December 2004 issue.
Ahead of his show tomorrow, @zac_posen shares his inspiration for #Spring14.
family vacation: curaçao.
curaçao, a country of the kingdom of netherlands located off the coast of venezuela, is essentially a small european city on a colorful caribbean island.
we stayed at the modern european-style la maya beach luxury apartments. fresh produce like papayas, mangoes, avocados, and gouda cheese picked up from the farmers markets and grocery stores were our healthy breakfast and lunch staples.
jeremi beach, a secluded cove with incredible spots for checking out rainbow fish and cliff jumping in the crystal-clear water, was probably the best beach i’ve ever been to in my entire life.
after a rigorous daily agenda of snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking, we were eager to experiment the local cuisine for dinner. landhuis misje was special with its caribbean food and outdoor seating dotted with tiki lights. batavia club 1920's stellar indonesian dishes took us on a quick excursion to southeast asia.
museum exhibitions: RetroSpective at the museum at fit.
i’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to fashion history and designers’ inspiration. earlier this summer, i visited the museum at fit for the first time for its RetroSpective exhibition that compared and contrasted high fashion with historical counterparts.
after studying eighteenth-century dress last semester, i never expected that designers would find the uncomfortable corseted top and huge hooped skirts useful. yet, several designers like balmain reinvented this style in a way that looks both vintage and contemporary.
(balmain, evening dress, c. 1951, photo credit: fitnyc.edu)
home cooking: pizza
ever since eating authentic pizza in italy, it’s been hard to be fully satisfied with pizza in america (although that is not to say i haven’t had amazing pizza here). so, my family decided to relive some childhood memories and make our own pizza. back in the day, we used to use tomato sauce, but i’m not a big fan of cooked tomatoes. this time, we simply used fresh tomato slices, mozzarella cheese (from our local turco’s), home-grown basil, and broccoli. the dough came out perfectly, and with our minimal oil recipe, the pizza tasted guiltless and almost as good as italy’s pizza. almost.
Why Wonder Woman doesn’t really exist. (via Why Women Can’t Have It All, According to Barnard College President Debora L. Spar: Inspired: glamour.com)
looking forward to dspar’s book launch!
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