Philly and the Boss.
This past weekend, the girl gang and myself went on a roadtrip to Philadelphia, PA. Our first stop, and excitement du jour, was the National Constitution Center’s exhibit on Bruce Springsteen.
Anyone that knows me, knows I’ve got a thing for the Boss…heck ya I do. I could barely contain the giddyness within, as if it were an actual Springsteen concert and I had a backstage pass…but no, it was just an exhibit on his entire career. Good enough for this chick!
From his sweet ride, to the full spectrum of albums under his belt…it was a full on swoon-fest. And…if you’re a dude, well you can appreciate it too. But for the ladies, its safe to say that young Boss-man (ca. ‘75), he makes a girl weak in the knees!
Last night I went with some friends to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum. This weekend marks the end of a 1960s fashion exhibit, “Youthquake! The 1960’s Fashion Revolution”, that I wanted to check out. While its always a treat for a fashion designer like myself to see things by Mary Quant (love her! probably my fave lady of that day) and Biba, overall I was very unimpressed. The exhibit itself took us all of 10min to get through…and that includes reading the info for each item on display.
Least the museum is free to visitors, so I didn’t lose anything but 10minutes of my time, which really isn’t a loss at all.
Plus, without having visited, I would’ve never gotten to ogle the designer dressed Barbies! (see previous post).
Museum of the Moving Image
About two weeks ago, my friends (the Downtown Dolls and some others), went to the Museum of the Moving Image. Yes, I trekked all the way to Queens. Turns out, it was well worth the trip…holy cow, this museum is great!We actually went for a Jim Henson exhibit, but I found so much more to my liking than just the muppet stuff.Hello, Freddy!!!! And The Exorcist, so many movie things!They had a little bit of everything…from costumes,To music-related things,Those are actually one of the Monkees’ shoes, I forgot which one though. I also admitted to my friend, Zoe, that Micky Dolenz was my favorite. Is that wierd?And a whole section of 1980s Atari arcade games,And vintage pin-up magazines of some sort. We had a good chuckle at a few of the tartsy-girls on the covers.
I’d love to go back from time to time, see what other cool exhibits pop up. All 9yrs that I’ve been here and I didn’t realize this museum was right at my fingertips. It’s all just a matter of exploring Queens more I guess. Ah…gettin’ cultured over here!