On Thursday I went to the David Bowie is exhibition at the V&A in London and was more that a little blown away. It drew from Bowie’s personal archives and over 300 objects were selected to try and show what shaped David Bowie and how he has shaped modern culture. I am a pretty big Bowie fan so I was always going to love this exhibition but I think any music fan could go along and appreciate how important a figure he is. It was very multi-disciplinary with art from Andy Warhol, Fritz Lang movie posters, press from moon landings and fashion creations from the likes of McQueen. I also got to learn a few new fact about Bowie, he had a tiny 26½ inch waist and his one eye is permanently dilated after a playground fight as a child.
(photo of the exhibition is fro the V&A site, you're not allowed to take photos inside)
My fun wasn't over for the day because after the V&A I went to Byron in Earls Court for a burger and some amazing courgette fries before heading over to the Forum in Kentish Town to see Cold War Kids. Pretty much my ideal day. I booked everything, printed all the tickets and left one thing to my friend, book the gig tickets. They did book the gig tickets but then proceeded to forget to pack them...(if you're reading this, I'm booking everything next time ;) haha ) luckily the nice lady at the Forum box office printed two more off for us and we were allowed in. Phew.
We got up early the next day and headed to The Breakfast Club after a recommendation from Liv and a few other very helpful people on twitter.
Me and Josh both went for the the All American with pancakes, eggs, sausage, home-style fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup mmm. I had a strawberry milkshake too because I had to make sure I had the strength for a day of shopping and walking around London (not because I'm greedy, obviously...) I would definitely come back again and maybe try the pancakes with berries or a burger in the evening.
I manged to pick up a few Morrissey records at Old Spitalfields Market before heading over to Portobello Road to hunt down some second hand bargains.
Can I live in this house please? First I need to get a job that pays £100k a year or marry a rock star...
My family would never forgive me if I returned home from a trip with out some sweet treats so I picked up some black bottom and red velvet cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery.
I wore my new playsuit around London on Friday which was a great choice because it was so warm. I did pair it with my biker jacket and a light scarf but they ended up in my bag all day. It was £26 in River Island and it would be great for holidays or festivals because it's so light. It comes in a few different prints too.