Hello all! It has been awhile since I posted, and that is because I was on vacation. Long story short, my boyfriend Matt and I visited his mom in Nyack, New York. It is probably THE most adorable town in the entire world, full of little shops, darling restaurants, and absolutely gorgeous homes. And it’s right on the Hudson River. So there was that too.
We did a lot of fun things, including a lot of eating, which is always a plus. We went to Bear Mountain:
So that was fun. We also, obviously, went into New York City for a day. After an adventure on the subway, Matt and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw a fabulous exhibit called Shiarparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The exhibit featured clothes, hats, and shoes from the two designers, matched up by style and theme. It was amazing to see the parallels in their designs, most of which were fifty or more years removed from each other.
The really neat thing about the exhibit, though, was the short films that went along with each section. They were directed by Baz Luhrmann, of Moulin Rouge fame, and starred Miuccia Prada as herself and Judy Davis as Elsa Shiarparelli. Shiaraparelli’s dialogue was extracted from her memoirs and paraphrased as part of a casual conversation.
Basically, it was really cool.
Eventually, of course, I had to come home, but I was okay with that because I had a very exciting appointment yesterday: I got my second tattoo!
It’s on my right arm (my phone flipped the image) and I absolutely love it. I got my first tattoo two years ago:
And yes, in case you’re wondering, it IS the Leaf of Lorien from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies.
Ever since I got that tattoo, I have had the itch to get another one. I finally settled on the skeletal-tree-of-life concept about eight months ago. My birthday was this month (oh yeah, did I mention that I turned twenty-three?) so I decided to go ahead and go for the new tattoo!
I am totally thrilled that I did.