Sunday, June 24, 2012


Happy Sunday!

Yesterday I took a trip to DC to see the Pret-a-papier exhibition at the Hillwood Museum.

Let me try and explain all of the details: First of all, I had never heard about this Museum before, even though I have lived here for 10 years now. The place is located right by the edge of Rock Creek Park. The Museum is an old mansion that was bought by Marjorie Merriweather Post and she transformed it into a museum. The place is just gorgeous. The gardens are immaculately maintained. The incredible mansion and properties surrounding it have such a feeling of serenity that it takes your imagination to another time and place. I fell in love. This place is just indescribable. It feels to me like Versailles in Paris. 

Now back to exhibition; When I walked by the door where the exhibition was taking place, I was enchanted. The works of art of Isabelle de Borchgrave are just MAGNIFIQUE. Let me explain, all of these incredible dresses are made of PAPER. All the details, the execution, the precise design of each gown is just breathtaking. It is hard to describe, so I took several pictures, so that I could share this incredible exhibition with you. Sorry if the pictures are a little dark, but flashes are not allowed in the museum. I also took some pictures of the main mansion, the outside of the museum and the Japanese garden. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. 

Every time I go to a museum, I make sure to bring home a coffee table book about the exhibition. Here are the newest additions to my collection.

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  1. Oh meu Deus o que vestidos bonitos. Você seria parecido com a rainha da bola em qualquer um deles. Parabéns e votos de contínuo sucesso com este blog wonderfl.

  2. Wow, that exhibit looks AMAZING!! I CANNOT believe those dresses are completely made of paper. That must have been awesome to see in person. Thanks for the share:)