Saturday, 19 January 2013
A Day at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the perfect place to spent a dark January day. I love the way it feels as though it has barely changed since it opened at the South Kensington site in 1857. Huge rooms are packed with all manner of objects that range from the exquisite to the grotesque and the beautiful to the borderline frightening. I can't wait to go back again.
I am wearing a vintage 1950s coat from Etsy, a velvet bow tie I found in a charity shop and turned into a hair slide, a 1950s brown day dress which will get a proper airing when the weather perks up, cream Mary Janes from New Look and cinnamon tights from Topshop. Everything I am wearing I have had for two years or more. At the end of January I will have paid the final instalment of my MA fees which will leave me with a couple more pennies each month for new additions to my wardrobe. In the meantime I will have to learn to be content with my old (old) threads!
All photos by Jian Wei.