At the British Museum

October 28, 2013

Last week I spent a few hours in London, hanging out with my friend Kristian and we decided it would be a good idea to stop by the British Museum. Finally, after my previous failed attempt a couple of months ago. The original plan was to see the Shunga exhibition but by the time we got there it was sold out for the day. We didn’t realize there would be so many perverts in London! (Shunga is traditional Japanese erotic art, in case you are wondering).

As we weren’t allowed to see the dirty stuff we just wandered around some parts of the museum (mainly the Greek antiquity) and of course I took some photos. We didn’t get to see all that much as we had already spent a few hours at the Wellcome collection (I only took photos with my phone there and now I regret it, so I’m not posting those as they’re not as good).


After seeing a few of these we started noticing that all the male statues had been mutilated. How silly is that?

Boobies! Just kidding! What drew my attention to these statues was the way the fabric was represented, made me want to see what they looked like when they were brand new and not missing bits. Incredible how the stone can look so light and pliable, just like fabric…

We also wandered around the Assyrian section and I enjoyed it immensely.

There was also this very wide hall, with statues from the Parthenon in Athens. Impressive sculptural pieces I must say!

Here we can see some smaller bronze pieces. I liked the detail and the way they stylized the hair on these gentlemen.

And what was I wearing, you ask? (Or maybe not, but lets pretend). I was wearing my lovely Welsh tapestry cape, that I picked up in Brooklyn a year ago. It is one of those items that make people stop to compliment and there was even this Welsh lady who told me she had never seen anything like it before! It was a success and a conversation starter. Everything else: Beret – it was my mum’s, from the 80’s, Cardigan – Vintage, picked up at a shop in Oxford, Dress – H&M, Tights – Ebay, Bag – TK Maxx, Shoes – Ted Baker (also via TK Maxx).

Well, I will have to go back to London some times soon to see the exhibition and hang out with more friends. Not like I need any excuses πŸ™‚

This post was also shared at Style Crone, where Judith is having another Hat Attack party!

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  • Reply Vix October 28, 2013 at 10:39

    You lok incredible! I adore the cape and silver shoes, I’m too dazzled by you to appreciate the artifacts! x

    • Reply Mrs D October 28, 2013 at 12:26

      Haha, thank you! I should go there more often, there’s so many artifacts to see…

  • Reply Loulou October 28, 2013 at 12:03

    That cape is gorgeous! What a find. The whole outfit is very nice, and the little tour of the museum was fun.

    • Reply Mrs D October 28, 2013 at 12:27

      Thanks! The hubby didn’t approve when I bought it – what do men know, right?

  • Reply ariane October 28, 2013 at 15:20

    I was at the BM a long time ago and was so so impress –
    I saw the Egyptian collection, amazing, it’s beyond words!
    Your cape is wonderful – Izzy has something similar in blue, i don’t know where she got it

    Ariane xo

    • Reply Mrs D October 28, 2013 at 15:55

      Yes, it’s a really impressive space. I must go again, there’s plenty more to see!
      I’d love to see Izzy’s, you know I really like capes!

  • Reply SeΓ±ora Allnut October 28, 2013 at 15:25

    you look so gorgeous and cute, love your cape and love that pretty fabulous color combo!, and I would love to go watching British Museum once more, I adore that assyrian reliefs!

    • Reply Mrs D October 28, 2013 at 15:54

      Thank you! If you ever come to England we should meet and go there πŸ™‚

  • Reply Connie* October 28, 2013 at 17:18

    HOOT! You look beautifully museum worthy. Last time I tried to take photos in a museum they kicked me out!

    • Reply Mrs. D October 28, 2013 at 19:58

      Really? In the British Museum they don’t mind – and I never use a flash!

  • Reply jane at the flight platform October 28, 2013 at 20:47

    omg!! You look spectacular, gorgeous, amazing!!!! if i saw you i would just have to come over and tell you! i adore that cape! the sculptures also fabulous xxx

    • Reply Mrs D October 29, 2013 at 09:43

      Some people did, it is a stunning cape indeed! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jocy October 28, 2013 at 22:07

    I LOVE the whole red reiding hood look. You look stunning πŸ˜€

    • Reply Mrs D October 29, 2013 at 09:42

      Thank you!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply ollieotson October 29, 2013 at 00:42

    forget the museum, you look amazing!!!!! love it sara <3


    • Reply Mrs D October 29, 2013 at 09:41

      Thank you hunny!

  • Reply pastcaring October 29, 2013 at 21:33

    The art on display in the British Museum is amazing – but so is your cape! xx

    • Reply Mrs. D October 30, 2013 at 21:13

      Yeah, it kind of steals the show doesn’t it?

  • Reply Desiree October 30, 2013 at 08:29

    Well I would certainly stop and ask for a cheeky pic with you if I spotted you looking so incredible in your cape! I absolutely adore how you’re put together and oh god the shoes!!! I agree it’s amazing how the sculptors managed to make their raw materials look like soft, billowing fabric. Good luck with getting into the Japanese porn exhibit next time πŸ˜‰ xoxox

    • Reply Mrs. D October 30, 2013 at 21:13

      No one’s asked for a picture yet, but I wouldn’t mind either. πŸ™‚

  • Reply The Style Crone November 1, 2013 at 13:46

    I agree with Vix. You are dazzling in your ensemble The cape is a piece of art and I love the touches of white. The shoes are to live for.

    Thanks for linking up with Hat Attack in your Mum’s 80’s beret!

    • Reply Mrs D November 1, 2013 at 15:13

      I’m glad you like it! Coming from you it is a great compliment!

  • Reply Paula November 2, 2013 at 02:15

    I DO love that cape! Very striking.
    Sometimes, they dont allow photos at museums so it was a pleasure to see the pics!
    There are quite a few of us that like berets; yours looks adorable on you! Xoxo

    • Reply Mrs. D November 2, 2013 at 03:59

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!

  • Reply Val Sparkle November 2, 2013 at 18:10

    You look gorgeous! No wonder people stopped to talk about your cape – they just wanted a chance to talk to you. The glitter bows on the shoes are perfect!

    I love the British Museum – and the National Gallery, and Tate Britain, and I really really want to go to the Victoria & Albert next time I’m in London. When I lived in Britain, I was in London for one day for a meeting, and I also wanted to go to Sir John Soane’s house, and it was closed that day! I was so disappointed, and it’s still on my list of places I must see. Next time we’re in Britain I think I’ll have to cut short the visits with in-laws and spend a few days in London!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 2, 2013 at 23:45

    Red! Just the colour we need right now…grey and rainy skies here in Vancouver…your cape is fabulous, and I love the bold red tights with it! I could be completely wrong, {often am} but wasn’t there a king that demanded all male statues to be, um altered, for lack of a better word? I too, marvel at the illusion of fabric draping in stone. It’s pretty impressive.

  • Reply Andrea Deal November 3, 2013 at 03:10

    Looks like a great day!
    Look at that poncho! I love it! You look wonderful in red.

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen November 4, 2013 at 00:13

    Sniff, you were right by my hotel… but YAY for that cape! WOWZA you look fantastic in red, it really suits you & brings out your natural beauty. So much so I can’t focus on anything else! (; XXX

  • Reply Joyatri November 11, 2013 at 04:23

    Stunning cape! It’s funny that you found it in Brooklyn. You are a brave soul for facing the hordes at the British Museum. Every time I go there it is wall-to-wall people.

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