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My birthday! (in which I do not appreciate contemporary art)

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It was my birthday last Friday. Dave was on a half day, we went for lunch and it was in athe middle of the lovely run of sunny days so we had planned to go to the botanics after, though then the sun failed to materialise (it did eventually come out at 4), so we walked to the modern art gallery instead.

I had really wanted to see that exhibition, some famous collector has lent them loads of stuff and they’ve put it with related things from their own collection. I did not realise that the theme of the exhibition was something to do with the body, which basically meant loads and loads of things to do with genitals. I’ve nothing against willies or fannies or indeed the muscles that pull up the testes (a whole room of video art inspired by the cremaster muscle. Yup. Though actually you wouldn’t have known if it hadn’t been for the signage), but it was pretty full on and just not hugely interesting. Though there were a few things I did like. One room was dedicated to these big tubelike nets filled with spices. I’m not sure what the significance was, but it was a great atmosphere with all the smells, and I liked it. They also had some Francesca Woodman photographs, which are tiny in real life. I’m sure I’d seen them before but I’d forgotten.

Anywhoo, then we went home and had cake! Which is as it should be on a birthday!

Oh and in outft news, I am wearing my newly thrifted Reiss jacket and the brooch was my birthday present from Dave. It’s a Lea Stein one, so I now have a collection three!

Outfit stats:
* dress – posho maternity boutique in london * jacket – charity shop * shoes – topshop I think? oldoldold * bag – tula, also old * brooch – Lea Stein * ring – craft fair in Brussels *

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  • Sadie 17 June 2013, 8:08 am

    Happy birthday for Friday!
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  • Rhianne 17 June 2013, 8:24 am

    Happy belated birthday Franca! x
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  • Vix 17 June 2013, 1:07 pm

    Happy Birthday! That dress is lovely and the “No Miracles” art in front of the church is brilliant. x
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  • Renate 17 June 2013, 1:13 pm

    Happy birthday! I really love the color of your dress, such a beautiful shade of green 🙂

  • Kristenmakes 17 June 2013, 8:08 pm

    Happy Birthday! glad you got a nice family day out! Love this outfit!
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  • Jane 17 June 2013, 8:30 pm

    Lovely jacket. Happy Birthday.

  • Señora Allnut 18 June 2013, 9:27 pm

    happy birthday!, glad you’ve enjoyed a nice day looking gorgeous in your pretty dress!, that print is beautiful!

  • Marielle 18 June 2013, 10:00 pm

    (A somewhat late) Happy birthday! That frog is so adorable. You never quite now what you get into with contemporary art, do you? haha
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  • Hollie 18 June 2013, 10:57 pm

    happy belated birthday!
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  • Ceri 19 June 2013, 6:36 am

    Happy birthday. Love the dress. Art is a funny thing, I guess we all see things in a different way. I really struggle to get the point of lots of the contemporary stuff.
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  • Susan K 20 June 2013, 3:24 am

    Happy Birthday! You look lovely. I try to appreciate modern art, as one of my friends is a trending net-artist, but there are definitely more private parts in his work as well!

  • Mary 2 July 2013, 2:27 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Sorry the exhibit turned out to be a bust. Penis and vagina art isn’t really my favorite either. Haha. It’s a subject some artists never seem to tire of, but I’m like really? Another penis? Are you sure you don’t have anything else to say about the world or your experiences in it? No? Ok. 🙂
    Also, absolutely love your dress and your brooch!
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