The day we Met

by jennine on September 20, 2010

sphinx metropolitan museam

In the last year or so, of all my trips to NYC, I haven’t had the time to do some fun things non-work related. You know things like going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka, the Met). Wendy told me about this bamboo structure on the roof garden we had to check out, so yesterday we headed out to the grand museum. It wasn’t the first time I’ve visited, yet every time it’s like the first time. The grand rooms with beautiful sculptures. One of them the Temple of Dendur, an imported Egyptian temple housed in this grand atrium, it’s the stuff recurring dreams are made of.

There’s Wendy, she just bought this epic jigsaw puzzle we’re working on.

I love the beautiful marble sculptures in the American Wing… here is a blind girl listening.

Watching artists draw from the Masters. Here is one particularly well-dressed artist, doing a very good job…

…of drawing this:

Here I am amongst bamboo, wearing a under.ligne dress given to me by Doo.ri last week. I’ve worn this dress three times in one week. It’s kind of crazy, but I love it that much.

On the roof garden!

Randomly awesome crown of deers heads. I’d call it ‘crown of horns’ but they’re technically antlers.

And of course we had to stop by the Cake & Shake truck outside. I had a salted caramel shake, Wendy had huckleberry. What is huckleberry?

{ 5 trackbacks }

Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup | Fashion Pulse Daily
October 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm
Links à la Mode, October 1st | hello beauty!
October 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm
IFB Links à la Mode: September 30th | Everybody Gets Dressed
October 2, 2010 at 7:54 am
Links à la Mode: Top 20 from Independent Fashion Bloggers || StyleSpotting
October 2, 2010 at 11:36 am
Links a la Mode, 6 | Bachman's Sparrow
October 3, 2010 at 9:02 am

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 WendyB September 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

Now that we’ve had shakes, we need to go back and get cakes. And climb around the bamboo on that special tour.


2 The Well-Appointed Catwalk September 20, 2010 at 10:25 am

Wow! I’ve been to the Met a million and one times, and I don’t think I”ve ever seen that bamboo structure on the roof. Definitely checking that out next time I’m there.

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)
The Well-Appointed Catwalk´s last blog ..NYFW- That 70s Show My ComLuv Profile


3 WendyB September 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

It’s only there through October 31!
WendyB´s last blog ..OMG! Kickstarter Worked! My ComLuv Profile


4 Aggie September 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

Lol does salted caramel mean that the caramel is… salty? Never heard of it before.
Aggie´s last blog ..Syafiqs 21st My ComLuv Profile


5 fashion butter September 20, 2010 at 10:36 am

That dress is adorable! And so is that dapper artist man.
fashion butter´s last blog ..Cheaters wear light wash jeans My ComLuv Profile


6 Tami September 20, 2010 at 10:36 am

How cute - you look great in these images. Always fun to check out the sculptures at the Met.
Tami´s last blog ..Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Shusu Sleek My ComLuv Profile


7 violetville September 20, 2010 at 10:44 am

you both look amazing!! i love that you photographed the well-dressed artist as well as the work he was drawing. how are people so talented?! p.s. the marble sculpture - the photo alone could bring me to tears!
p.p.s. huckleberry is like wolfberries or bearberries - they’re like fake berries, right? like the flavor “blue raspberry.” (actually, the huckleberry is the state berry of idaho.)
violetville´s last blog ..pluto is not a planet… My ComLuv Profile


8 SweetyPW September 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

The first time I went to New York, I went to the MET. It’s a beautiful place and inspiring. Museums are so much fun. I need to visit one in my hometown soon :)
SweetyPW´s last blog ..Charms of the Week- Vintage Picks and Mandate of Heaven My ComLuv Profile


9 Poochie September 20, 2010 at 11:10 am

We went for 6 hours while I was there. I still need to go through all of my shots! The Bambu exhibit was very cool, but we didn’t get to do the special tour either.


10 fashiontheorist September 20, 2010 at 11:32 am

It looks like you had a fabulous time! I wish I’d been along - I spent a lot of time at the MMA while working on my degree and it’s one of my favorite places in New York. I’ve found some awesome hidden treasures tucked away in its far reaches.

Huckleberries are related to blueberries, if I’m not mistaken.


11 gail September 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

I just had fresh huckleberries when I went to Idaho, and they are not fake (although they may use fake flavoring in shakes, I don’t know). They are a small purplish berry, more tart than a blueberry. They make great pies, sauces, toppings, and growing up (like in the 60’s and 70’s) my parents made a liquer and wine out of them. They are a delicacy in some place; I had a sprinkling of them once on something at Chanterelle in NYC. Even these days its a treat to get fresh-picked in Idaho. And now about YOU - you look so cute in these pictures!!


12 Liana Brooke September 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

great photos! im so jealous, ive always wanted to go to the Met! you look great too, i love that dress, so summery and chic!
Liana Brooke´s last blog ..My New Babies My ComLuv Profile


13 RSA Online September 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Yes! I want that crown, then I can be ruler of the Bambis ;) looks like you had an amazing time!


14 Casey September 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I’ve been to the Met a couple of times and it’s always a magical and awe-inspiring place to visit. It’s one of those museums I could spend several days taking in. I love your dress too-I can totally see why you’ve worn it multiple times (I totally would too! ;) !

♥ Casey
blog |


15 anh September 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

great photos. and ooohhh cake truck!
anh´s last blog ..Giveaway- OUFI London Handbag My ComLuv Profile


16 Eli September 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

love how you ladies are all smiles in these photos!
Eli´s last blog ..Summer Madness My ComLuv Profile


17 Sylvia September 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Your Hair looks fantastic in these shots! did you change it? I love the look on you.



18 thealchemist September 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

you look amazing. love, love the dress!


19 Bea September 21, 2010 at 7:14 am

Wow, I didn’t even know the MET had a rooftop garden! The pictures are beautiful, esp the one of the artist drawing the sculpture. I’m in awe that you got a dress from doo.ri, I was so impressed with her in the documentary about the CFDA contest. It’s so flattering and looks great on you :)


20 Sarah September 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

That under.ligne dress is such a perfect aesthetic pairing with the bamboo structure — like, they should have the dress modeled there and do a photo shoot! The pattern, the colors…

I’m glad you got out with a friend for a little fun you-time in NYC.
Sarah´s last blog ..Church Lady My ComLuv Profile


21 deryik September 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

I always feel sad when I see monuments or other ancient artifacts in museums outside their home country. I mean, even putting them in a museum is dislocating a cultural heritage from its surroundings and locking it up in a building - imagine shipping it! I am not saying this regarding Dendur, which is apparently a thank-you gift to USA from Egpt (which I still don’t understand, but anyways. giving a whole temple as a gift?!).

There are so many antiquities in western museums that belong to the eastern and southern cultures, I think visitors should always question how on earth these pieces are in that museum and even, ask the museums to return them back. why do western museums always have egyptian or greek sections? If these cultures have influenced them, isn’t it the same for the original host country? many developing countries have put these museums & countries on international court, asking them to return their cultural heritage home, which have been stolen mostly in the colonial era.

I know the counter-argument is “oh but now it belongs to humanity and it is well-preserved here”, but this means nothing, really. one small example. Every one knows Helen of Troy, right? Troy is in modern Turkey. Where is Helen’s treasure? in Moscow. why? the archeologist was russian and he gave it as a gift to his wife. she has pictures taken with it. Thousands of people go to Moscow museum to see it. This is not any way “normal” or there is no history-preservation concern. If a Da Vinci or Monet piece was stolen, interpol would be chasing the thieves, right? Do we say “but it belongs to humanity?” no, we don’t. Ancient history should not be any less valuable.

I know this might be a little too political for a fashion blog, but I am living in a country where museums are filled with small photos of temples and a sign which reads “original is in berlin/ london/ paris/ new york”. and supposedly we are in a region called “the cradle of civilization” - hımm, apprently the cradle is shipped, distributed, re-packed and re-marketed like a retail commodity - and sold!

so yes, it gives me blues. just wanted to remind that well, actually, these goodies belong to some other people’s culture and they are possibly longing for it. I’m not talking about political borders but peoples. one last thing - western culture sure has its own marvels to fill museums with, no need to import history or art.


22 OneDay September 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm

The Met is wonderful. So glad you got to experience it. Excellent photos and… I want that dress! :-)
OneDay´s last blog ..Play Ball!…Queens- NY- September 2010-if you like- please My ComLuv Profile


23 Annie Spandex September 22, 2010 at 1:33 am

I love your dress so much it hurts!
Annie Spandex´s last blog ..Wiloh – Ecosocial Apparel My ComLuv Profile


24 Retro Chick September 22, 2010 at 8:07 am

Those are such beautiful photographs, and you look really happy!
Retro Chick´s last blog ..London Fashion Week Exhibition Spring Summer 2011 My ComLuv Profile


25 Nickie Frye September 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Oh yay! I love this! The photos are amazing. You look gorgeous. And the dress is perfection!

Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Peace Frog My ComLuv Profile


26 Amy September 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I adore the scale on these - nothing better than huge statues! It reminds me of the Carnegie Museum of Art here in Pittsburgh, where one of their ongoing exhibits is the Hall of Sculpture. They have tons of statues and a massive replica of the Greek Parthenon - unreal!
Amy´s last blog ..Chain Me Up My ComLuv Profile


27 Street Hanger September 23, 2010 at 3:18 am

LOVE your blog. Beautiful choices. I am swooning over the dress in the first picture!

Check out my site.! All about pretty things too!


28 Stephanie September 23, 2010 at 4:35 am

Beautiful pictures! Love the dress, the colors are amazing :]
Stephanie´s last blog ..Life is shortLove is sweet My ComLuv Profile


29 online wardrobe September 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

The Met is such a blast. Looks like you and Wendy enjoyed yourselves!


30 Vivian September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Two lovely ladies at the Met! What a fun afternoon that must have been! LOVE your hair and that antler crown!
Vivian´s last blog ..Secret Garden My ComLuv Profile


31 clara September 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I love that roof top! It is amazing - i went up there when there was a huge gold balloon dog!


32 cat@self help healing arts journal September 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I went to NY about 3 years ago and tried to get into the Met but it cost $20 so i didn’t. (I was on a very tight budget). Now looking at your gorgeous photos, I wish I had. I’ll have to go for sure the next time I’m in NY.


33 Cindy September 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I’m glad that I’ve visited yours.

Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway!

Thanks and love,


34 kels September 25, 2010 at 6:39 pm

i had the pleasure of visiting the met myself this summer, and i agree, the egyptian exhibit was phenomenal! did you get to see the picassos?
kels´s last blog ..holy dances My ComLuv Profile


35 Swan September 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm

yey! what beautiful light and a lovely outing. and yey the Louche is still with you!
Swan´s last blog ..SAMPLE SALE on FLoral Lasso Totes in Lemon &38 Lilac 2 My ComLuv Profile


36 Liv Lundelius September 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

oh this pictures are so uplifting and sunny!
I love them.
P.S._Your shoes are awesome.
Liv Lundelius´s last blog ..Blushless 2011 Transformation- The Video My ComLuv Profile


37 Winnie September 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

You both look fantastic and looks like you both had a great time at the MET. I wish I had visited there when I went to NYC a few years ago. Loving your shoes too!


38 jessica September 27, 2010 at 6:10 am

I like those shoots!! You are so nice and you show us what you see :) I hope to see you in my blog and if you like it we can follow each other :)


39 Cindy September 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I’m glad that I’ve visited yours.

Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway.

Thanks and love,

Thanks and love,


Leave a Comment

Send To Twitter

Previous post:

Next post: