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Goodbye 2019 | Welcome 2020

Hello, lovely people just wanted to say thank you for reading my blog post, being patiently waiting for new blog posts and checking out the website.

2019 has been a rough year full of experiences for the good and the bad. I am very grateful for all the experiences of this year, some are hard lessons and other good memories. Starting 2020 with a fresh positive mind. I am very excited to see what 2020 will bring. Wish you a wonderful 2020 with lots of positivity and opportunities.

Starting 2020 with a good set of goals, working on my future and mainly going into 2020 with a positive and grateful mind!

Thank you all. Especially the ones for supporting the website and me by reading and sharing my blog posts.

Enjoy your New Years’ Eve wherever you are! See you all in 2020!

MissWidjaja

Hello Fashion | THIERRY MUGLER: COUTURISSIME

Hello lovely people and welcome back to a fresh blog post just before the end of 2019. I just wanted to share with you my recent visit to this beautiful exhibition, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime in Kunsthal, Rotterdam.

If you haven’t been yet, it is still possible to go until the 8th of March 2020.

This major exhibition will reveal the multiple universes of this undeniably artistic figure – visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – in a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations.

Kunsthal exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
First impression

My first impression was quite surprising. Seeing so many, around 150 pieces, of well crafted and extreme creative pieces of art made by this genius and worn by many celebrities. All created between 1977 and 2014. I recognize a few pieces I saw in video clips back in the days. Just like the Dior exhibition, you will be dragged into the world of the designer and his magnificent creative mind. The use of materials didn’t seem to bother him, as you will see some futuristic pieces in the exhibition.

Displays and settings

There are six rooms with different themes full of mind-blowing pieces Thierry created over the years.

To give you an impression of the collection, the best is to show you in pictures below.

 Designer Thierry Mugler 

Thierry was born in StrasbourgFrance. At the age of two, he moved to Paris and started to work for the Parisian boutique, Gudule. Two years later he became a freelance designer and worked on large ready-to-wear fashion houses in Paris, Milan, London, and Barcelona.

He retired from fashion in 2003 and he kept the fragrance business. Angel and Alien are the well-known perfumes by Thierry Mugler.

Despite his retirement from his brand, he designed as exception a dress for Kim Kardashian for the Met Gala in 2019.

Final thoughts

Really happy to have been to this exhibition and seeing the creations of this artist. He embodies Avant-Garde in his creations and inspires many creative minds. He is a huge example of encouraging people to find their talent and creativity and just to go for it. Working hard for it as well.

If you passing by Rotterdam, go and see this exhibition at the Kunsthal. It is till March 2020 and you won’t regret it!

Happy New Year everyone! Miss Widjaja

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Dinner with the SKEKSIS

This summer we went to this exhibition of Netflix here in London. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series came out on the 30th of August. Via Eventbrite, I came across this exhibition, which was held in one of the cinemas near the Southbank. Surprisingly it was a fun experience to preview what this series is about before it was aired on Netflix.

We were simply swept away by the world of Thra, where the Gelflings lives under the rules of the Skeksis. The story starts a bit dark and sad with those dreadful Skeksis, but don’t worry, the adventures of the lovely Gelflings will make it all up and it will make the story much brighter. No spoiler alerts here!

Somehow the puppets remind me of the Efteling in the Netherlands, which is an enchanted amusement park with elves, puppets and other fantasy creatures. Do you agree, Dutchies among us?

If you haven’t seen it by now, go see it and fall in love with the Gelflings and Podlings in the world of Thra. It is an excellent fantasy adventure series completely made with puppets and animation.

The series is based on the film that came out in 1982 – The Dark Crystal by Jim Henson. I had to watch the film as well, not sure why I didn’t see this one before. I think it hasn’t been aired in the Netherlands in the 80’s or 90’s. Or I just missed it somehow.

I can’t wait to see season two of the series. Hopefully, it will be out next year.

Below some pictures, I took from the exhibition where we were invited for dinner with the Skeksis. Disclaimer: I didn’t know back then that they are the mean guys 😀

A DAY AT STONEHENGE

HELLO lovely people and welcome back to my blog. I wanted to blog about this lovely day I had with my family at Stonehenge. Even if it is a very touristic spot to see… it was still on my list to see and worth it!

By car it is easily reachable, however, there is no need for a car when living in London, so we went on a tour bus. Quiet relaxing, a bit long, but we went on a 2 in 1 tour to Stonehenge and Bath. I have been to Bath already and I did write a blog about Bristol and Bath, two years ago. If you would like to read it, please click here.

WHY?

Why would you want to go to Stonehenge? I think it is pretty amazing that this monument dates from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Isn’t that weird, to see something from almost 5000 years ago arranged in the way it is?

Early history tells us that Stonehenge was some kind of burial and a domain for the dead. If you remove the tourists from this place (in your mind of course), it is a beautiful peaceful piece of history to see.

This historical piece is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, so we checked this one on our list.

TIP

My tip for you is to go in the summer or if possible (because I am not sure of the openings hours) go when the sun will set. Who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset?  A place like this makes it extra special.

Below are some beautiful pictures taken with my mobile phone: Huawei honor 10.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog post. I hope you like the pictures. When in the UK, hopefully now, you don’t have to think twice to go at least once to Stonehenge!

Till next time X Danielle