Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Fancy Clothes

Cousins Amie and Carol @The Fowler

For the past few years, my cousin Amie and I have celebrated our birthdays together.  Amie's birthday is at the end of June and mine is just past the middle of July.  We usually meet for lunch and go on some sort of field trip.  This year, Amie's sister Carol was also in town, so we had a mini-celebration!  We met for lunch at Ramen Yamadaya in Culver City...delicious.

We drove up to the Fowler Museum at UCLA to view the exhibition, "Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe:  A History in Layers."  Most of the costumes were made during the 19th and 20th century from Macedonia, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Serbia, Hungary, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, and Romania.  I've never seen such beautifully ornamental embroidery in my life.  Wow!  Such intricate work!  
This dress would be perfect for today's Academy Awards Ceremony!

There were about 50 pieces including vests, dresses, blouses, coats,  handbags, shoes and more!  The Blooms are a very artistic family and we all thoroughly enjoyed this display.
On our way back to pick up my car, it was really fun just cruisin' Westwood with my cousins.  It brought back old times.  Thanks, Amie and Carol for a wonderful Saturday!

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