Recently I went to the Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the Met with my friend Diana. We started off our day in SoHo, having lunch at Jack's Wife Freda. I've been going here for years, and they've always had delicious food. I highly recommend their mint lemonade and sandwiches. However, I've noticed that it has become increasingly popular in recent years and sometimes the wait for a table can be anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour long. Therefore, while it is a great place to get lunch or breakfast, I would recommend coming at a less busy day (perhaps a weekday, not in the summertime) or trying one of the many other good restaurants in SoHo. They also do not take reservations, which makes it difficult to plan accordingly.
After lunch, we walked around SoHo, going to some of my favourite stores such as Opening Ceremony. We also went to nearby Chinatown to go to some of the best drugstores in the city, which contain lots of Asian beauty gems. After that, we took the 6 train up to the Met. Our first stop was the gift shop in order to look at the Heavenly Bodies exclusive merchandise. Much to my surprise, lots of items were quite expensive or not very well made. I was disappointed, as the exhibit itself contains such beautiful clothes. The Pat McGrath makeup was arguably the best item they had for their exclusive collection, as well as the Pat McGrath shirts. However, the exhibit itself did not disappoint. It was a fully immersive experience, with church-like music playing in the background and dramatic lighting highlighting the beauty of the outfits. I highly, highly recommend going to see it if you haven't already. It is absolutely stunning and it is so much better in person where you can get the full experience. Overall, I feel like the Met did an amazing job showcasing these gorgeous pieces and flawlessly incorporated the more modern clothing with older Catholic artefacts and art. I would definitely recommend it if you are into fashion, catholicism, or both!
As for my outfit, I tried to match the Catholic theme by going for a white Zara dress with a beautiful high neck, crotchet detailing and flowers. It fit the theme perfectly and I was so happy I wore it. I paired it with my custom pink hexagonal Ray Bans to compliment the flowers on the dress, earrings from a previous Met collection, and my white Nike sneakers as we did a LOT of walking. I loved this outfit because it was dressy and beautiful without being uncomfortable to wear in the summertime. I believe the dress is still on Zara, and I think it is an absolute steal at under $100 if you are interested in purchasing it. I hope you enjoyed these outfits and the post, and hopefully get to check out this exhibit soon!