My gal pal Nubia invited me to the opening reception of the Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe Reinvented exhibition at Milk Studios and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I have been to a few events at milk and always have a great time so I invited my best friend Derek and on the way there we bumped into his friend Carlos so we invited him too lol. The event was cool and Bert Stern did an amazing job capturing the essence of Norma Jean. The images were beautiful, breathtaking, and you realize she is incapable of taking a bad photo which is probably why she is still such a lovable and powerful icon today. I just wasn’t crazy about how they bedazzled the already amazing images with glitter and little rhinestones. It completely depleted the value of the images for me but that’s just my opinion. Even the photoshopped backdrops reminded us of those glitter graphics you would see in your comment box on myspace. It isn’t something I would want to spend $80,000 on but that’s just me. However, Bert’s images of Norma Jean minus the fluff were priceless. She was brilliant and her life story was captivating. You can really tell how comfortable she was with Bert because he captured such a fun and sexy side of her personality. After the event we went off to go have dinner at this Sushi spot in Chelsea where we shared laughs, drank mojitos, and enjoyed the yummy food. If you missed the Marilyn Exhibition, check out some photos inside!
These were my fav!I love these negatives!
My girl Nubia!
Love these giant images of Marilyn. They are so classic!I had a meeting earlier that day so I was in a professional but chic outfit. I love wearing baggy jeans or trousers with heels.
Noobs and I!Seriously one of the coolest girls I know. We both love comics and video games haha!Look at her shoes!This dude was too cool for school.Carlos and Derek! Best friends since they were kids!Love Nubia’s back pack!Sushi!Talking about art and music lolGood times!