Art & Design, Lifestyle

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Hi Everyone!

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Grayson Perry’s Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. I honestly had no expectations whatsoever when I set off to view the show. In fact, I had never heard of Grayson Perry Prior to the exhibition. However, upon being welcomed by a long queue of eager observers waiting to see the very exhibition I was contemplating on not viewing, I realised the relevance of this exhibition within the world of art and design. Judging from the large groups of people waiting to be let in, it’s no wonder the exhibition has been coined as ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’.

The sentiment that hovers around the entire exhibition, as stated by Time Out Magazine comes from the phrase ‘With great power comes great responsibility’. For Perry, the show was intended as a form of meditation on the role of popularity in art. Through his art, he is able to tackle many contemporary issues within politics, the media and even social disasters such as class division and segregation.

It is said that his ceramic pots ‘threw him into the mainstream’s limelight’, however his custom-made motor bikes as well as unique tapestries are what intrigued me and drew me to his way of thinking. This way of viewing the world suggests a colourful history of a long series of events put into motion not just by ideologists but by ordinary individuals too. The inclusive nature of this exhibition and the fact that Grayson Perry highlights current issues really inspired me. I thoroughly enjoyed the humour and candid nature of his work.   

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Disclaimer: All of the artworks above belong to and were created by Grayson Perry. They are not my property in any way.

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Events, Lifestyle

London Modest Fashion Week!

Hi guys!

I got the pleasure of attending the London Modest Fashion Week (#LMFW) and thought I should share my experience. I’ve always been a fashion enthusiast, however, recently I’ve gone out of my way to embrace the frenzied realm that is the fashion industry. I now appreciate and have a better understanding of the work, effort and determination it takes to get your work out there. The beauty of this event is that both emerging local designers and international brands, hosted by Haute Elan, were able to showcase their work.

Here’s a little OOTD before we get to the real event:

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Scarf: Habiba Da Silva // Top: Zara // Jacket: Hollister

Over 40 brands from all over the world showcased their modest collections on the exclusive catwalk at Saatchi Gallery. The event included a day of exclusive shopping, runway shows, photo-booth, workshops, as well as talks with various influencers.

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There was a wide variety of lovely clothing lines and exciting designs to look at. It was so refreshing being able to choose anything from such a large range of options: everything was modest, comfortable and totally unique.

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It wasn’t just a clothing event, but an all round celebration of islamic creatives. There were artworks, as well as jewellery. Essentials such as Hijabs were also being showcased by Luna’s Essentials. They had the loveliest Rainbow Qurans i’ve ever seen.

Day 2 – Meet & Greet!

On the second day, I got to meet the fashion bloggers Dina Tokio and Ascia AKF. I’ve looked up to them for so long and finally being able to meet the both of them was so surreal. I have to say, they were just as delightful and charismatic in person.

Overall, it was a great experience. The LMFW is definitely an event worth going to, whether for shopping purposes or if you’re just in need of a little bit of inspiration.

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Scarf: Accesorize  // Top: Promod  // Jeans: TopShop  // Boots: Nordstrom  //

Bag: Louis Vuitton  // Jacket: Hollister 

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