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#FBF – Summer At A Glance

     As much as I would like to hold out hope that my September will be filled with days of sunshine and cool breezes, I am slowly being forced to accept that fall is here. Already there are sidewalks dusted with the shades of the chillier air and light jacket weather – 60ยบ mornings well past 10 a.m. requiring an extra layer.

     While I’ll be milking the last few weeks of summeresque day time hours cramming in as much last minute bucket list activities, it is with a smile and a small tear that I review my summer at a glance.

     This year I must say I had a blast discovering things, making new memories and finding adventure with the Mr. and my friends and wrapped it all up with a little travel.

     Although I was not as diligent with my posts during the peak of the season I did cover some pretty fun stuff in my Weekly Rewinds.

     If you didn’t catch some of the major hits, here’s a brief recap:

Apple Music
Apple Music

     Apple Music Launched to the expected an fare and buzz of it’s loyal client base – but with some push back from the likes of Taylor Swift about paying artists during the app’s “3 -month free trial period”.

Through The Looking Glass

     Last night celebrities and donors alike flocked to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 charity Met Gala, one of the most epic nights in fashion.

     The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which sets the tone for the formal dress guest are expected to choose for the evening as their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, the Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. The affair has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event. 

     Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. 

Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute's "China: Through the Looking Glass" 2015 exhibit
 Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” 2015 exhibit

     This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass” is dedicated to Chinese fashion. The inspiration for this year’s theme was drawn from the spring 2015 Costume Institute of the same name. It showcases Chinese art and rare artifacts as well as garments (dresses interpreting Chinese designs) from Western designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Laurence Xu, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Tom Ford. The exhibit which incorporates paintings, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China is quite possibly the biggest the museum has ever put together!