little dreams + Sharaku Interpreted

July 28, 2012 No comments

"When I dream, sometimes I remember how to fly." -- Sandman: Brief Lives, Neil Gaiman

OLIVEdesOLIVE cropped top, Lowrys Farm skirt, Accessorize tights, thrifted platform sandals,
Folded&Hung satchel, Sugar Town Shop flower bib necklace.

What I wore last Thursday. Aian and I were in Makati again, for that much delayed visit to Ayala Museum. The weather was nice enough to cooperate then, so I got to wear this cute cropped top that I got just recently~ The material is actually pretty thick, I'm assuming this piece was from one of OLIVEdesOLIVE's A/W collections because it was quite warm. I paired it with what I knew would go well with florals- more florals! Floral-print everything! I was quite surprised that I had so much floral pieces, really.. Maybe it's actually a secret obsession of mine that I just didn't know about ;; Oh noes.

Surprise! Aian makes an appearance on my blog yet again, in the form of an outfit post~! The top is from our awesome friend Mike, heehee * u * While I was in the middle of editing these photos I thought it would be a great idea if Aian made more appearances like this on my blog. I asked him, and he agreed. Meaning, yes, more outfit posts! (I feel like this is going to be a mori girl x visual kei blog all of a sudden, lololol.)

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So! We finally got around to visiting Ayala Museum for the Sharaku Interpreted exhibit. (And for free, too. Thank you so much!)

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists

The subject of this exhibition is the famous Edo-period ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artist Sharaku Toshusai, who is known for his inimitable bust portraits of Kabuki actors. Included in the exhibition are 28 of Sharaku’s bust portraits (reproductions); 28 posters by graphic designers; and 23 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and woodblock prints by contemporary artists who have reinterpreted Sharaku using a combination of fluid ideas and definitive expressions.

The whole exhibit was amazing. We especially loved the paintings in the second photo and the music box installations in the fourth photo. (I resized the photos on purpose, because I wasn't allowed to take photos in the first place lol! You should all go visit the exhibit to see for yourselves.)

We spent most of our time there in this area. I really liked the concept of exchanging postcards. You take one of the envelopes, and inside there are two postcards. One postcard has a drawing on the back, and the other is blank. You're supposed to draw your favorite person on the blank postcard, and after you put it back in the envelope. The postcard with the drawing is yours to keep, and the other that you drew on gets carried on to the next Sharaku Interpreted exhibit stop.

Sharaku Interpreted runs from July 9 - September 9, 2012.

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