A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of spending the day with some of my favorite girls and the very handsome Oscar de la Renta (sorta). One of my birthday presents was tickets to the fabulous Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the de Young Museum (my sisters know me well). We made a day of it and spent the day strolling around Golden Gate Park, taking in all the beautiful designs and then a delicious lunch. It was an absolutely perfect way to spend a Sunday. Not to mention, it was a great learning experience that left us all feeling inspired.
Side note…..I first fell in love with Oscar when one day (nearly 12 yrs ago) I was flipping thru one of many bridal magazines while on the hunt for THE perfect wedding dress. It was love at first sight when I saw it. A gorgeous dress made up entirely of lace and I just knew I had to have it. Ok well that dream was quickly shattered because it was slightly (a lot) out of my price range. It did, however give me the inspiration to find ultimately my dress that was more in my (parents) price range. Let’s be real…going to this exhibit was probably the closest I’ll ever get to one of these beauties but a girl can dream :)
Fashionista’s in the making….
The most chic coloring book I’ve ever seen and Mia has already been hard at work on it.
Red Carpet ready??
There’s an observation tower inside the de Young museum you can go in free of charge that has one of the best views of San Francisco there is.
Hey what’s he doing there?? Johnny met us for lunch which rounded out our lovely day.
Oscar found his inspiration all around the world and it was very evident in all his beautiful designs using some of the most beautiful fabric and details I’ve ever seen. He was clearly a master at his craft with a true passion for what he did and he will surely be missed. I feel honored to have been able to see some of his work.
Me at my last dress fitting before the big day. It was the very first dress I tried on and I just knew.
The exhibit ends this weekend, so for all you fashion lovers it’s a must see if you find yourself in SF and have no plans for the long weekend.