Week Eight: Defining “High Culture”

Happy March, everyone! This week overall was…very relaxing. After two weekends of traveling, it was good to finally slow down (and save some money). We went to the opera this week! This was very exciting for me because I love the opera. We saw La Traviata which I have to say I think I would have enjoyed more had it been in Italian rather than English. Reading the subtitles during the performance, I felt it took away from the overall experience because I couldn’t focus on anything except the cheesy translations. Don’t get me wrong, the subtitles were definitely needed, but it shifted my focus. Still, opera for me is all about the voices and they did not disappoint. I was incredibly entertained by the town’s elite within the story, but the voices of Violetta and Alfredo were so mesmerizing. I am always so fascinated by the vocal ranges and abilities of opera singers. How is it even possible? A true gift. On Thursday, I attended London Fashion Week with my friend, Ricardo! It took place at Somerset House this year which was literally right across the bridge from where I live. As part of the *gold* package, we received tote bags with goodies-I was especially excited about the Maybelline mascara (my fave) and the Essie nail polish-a catwalk runway which displayed various categories of looks, and a designer runway that showcased the work of Amanda Wakeley (her purses are to die for). It was pouring rain for half of the day so not many people were out. It was also the end of the week, essentially the weekend, so the bigger designers already showcased at the beginning of the week and the previous weekend and were already headed to Milan for fashion week there. Personally I don’t think it was worth as much as we paid, but I looked at it as, “When I am going to go to fashion week ever again? And in London? Never.” Or possibly never, who knows what the future holds, but it was an unforgettable experience nonetheless and I am fortunate to have been able to put that in my box of memories. All of the pictures of me that I will post below are all accredited to Ricardo Gálvez. These pictures are not part of his professional catalogue or anything, but still be sure to check out his work here!

Catwalk Runway IMG_0118 IMG_0122 IMG_0127 IMG_0129 IMG_0131 IMG_0133 IMG_0135 IMG_0141

IMG_0154 IMG_0160 IMG_0163 IMG_0170 IMG_0173 IMG_0174 Amanda Wakeley IMG_0178 IMG_0180 IMG_0183 IMG_0184 IMG_0185 IMG_0188 IMG_0191 IMG_0193 IMG_0195 IMG_0197 IMG_0202 IMG_0203 IMG_0207 IMG_0208 IMG_0211 IMG_0215

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