Exhibiting at The Royal Academy of Arts.
The Royal Academy of Arts turned 250 years this year. And recently, I do call myself an artist…A lot (This can be argued another time).
So For the first time, a few weeks ago, I visited the Royal Academy of Arts thanks to my friend Violeta Sofia who is actually exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts.
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If my approach to this article sounds a little simplistic, let me break it down:
Violeta Sofia is a fashion photographer and a University lecturer. Together, we have worked on countless projects. And In addition, her other passion is Art.
This year she took the leap and submitted her work at the Royal Academy Of Arts.
The first round of selection from digital images of artworks, from which the judges shortlisted up to 4,000 entries to be delivered to the Academy for the final round. And phew… Violeta made it through to the first round. And we later found out that, they were initially 19 000 entries.
At this point, it felt like a massive push already. Then weeks went by, and she found out her work was selected for the showcase. ‘Handpicked’ is actually the right word, for the final 1,300 artworks that are currently on display and up for sale now and throughout this Summer.
And to add to the good news, Violeta artwork is hanging not far from Banksy’s that was initially rejected by the Royal Academy of Art.
The Banksy Vote to Love Artwork is inspired by a Vote Leave poster used for the EU Referendum in June 2016 and is the priciest work there, at a cheeky £350m… And now feel quite disrespectful having checked my phone while standing next to it.
On the picture above you can see Violeta couldn’t contain her excitement…And I promise I was excited too.
As we are getting into fall and its grey and darker tones, I realised how much we love Summer because Summer is colorful. It is one of our favorite season of the year because it offers us more options in terms of clothes and styles to wear……. We are allowed to push our boundaries. Some people are scared to do so, but me I live my summers like a flower bomb. Yes, I think summers without colourful prints aren’t summers at all!!!
I wore this midi skirt and the printed shirt for a lunch, on a lovely rooftop, with a friend. It was a sunny afternoon and I wanted to feel beautiful in color. This skirt has been a favourite for years as the possibilities of styling it are endless.
The skirt is made of cotton with flower prints that remind me of the multicoloured cotton midi skirt from Prada, which sits high on the waist before falling to a voluminous hem. The orange bright shirt is adorned with the cutest little white tea cup and made of cotton as well.
I will admit that when it comes to style, living in London really help me to push boundaries, without feeling Over The Top and I love it. Because I just feel ‘ME’, I feel like being a grungy biker on one day,an Afro chic video vixen on another and an electrifying pattern killer lady on most days.
Shirt – GAP (Try this) /Skirt – Market /Shoes – Guess