My Special Night at the Museum of Art and Design
Hello, darlings! As I have mentioned before, I love attending the art exhibits at the renowned museums in my lovely hometown of New York City. This past Wednesday night proved to be no exception as I attended the gala benefit for the wonderful LOOT 2011 exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) with my fashionable friend, Brianna Hurley. A cash and carry event whose proceeds went to charity, it showcased the some of the best artist-made jewelry that I have ever laid my eyes on.
While we rode the elevator up to the exhibit, we came across a dapper gentleman who was very charming. Introducing himself as Alfredo Molina of Black Starr Frost, he impressed me by the effortless way that he outshined many of the attendees by looking like a million dollars. Once we finally arrived at the LOOT 2011: MAD about Jewelry exhibit, we saw many patrons and friends take in the exquisite and innovative jewelry while making new friends.
Donning a snazzy vintage hat that belonged to her grandmother along with one of the LOOT jewelry pieces – a beautiful bracelet from Anastasia Azure, a talented artist and designer that specializes in gorgeous sculptural jewelry – Brianna garnered quite a bit of attention at the gala:
What’s more, she and I – who was just as chic as she in a stunning beret – caught the eye of the great photographer, Ric Kallaher, who proceeded to take wonderful photos of us. We were very excited to have our photos taken throughout the evening, as we knew that it was largely due to the stylish hats that we wore. You should definitely keep this in mind when dressing yourself for an event that you want to be noticed at.
In addition to this exhibit, Brianna and I attended an exclusive opening of Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design. After enjoying ourselves at that exhibit, we decided to close our evening of fabulous culture with dinner at Robert – also located at the MAD. Not only the food divine, but we were privileged to overlook one of the best views of New York City.