Tuesday, October 15, 2013

i'll paint you moments of gold, i'll spin you valentine evenings...


I am a David Bowie fan. This probably won't shock anyone who knows me, since I am often seen sporting one of my (super comfy and cute) Bowie t-shirts. While some people became fans by falling in love with his iconic albums, I became a fan as a child watching the movie, Labyrinth. I remember my dad and I watching that movie over and over again - and my massive crush on David Bowie as The Goblin King. As I grew older, I started to listen to his music (outside of Labyrinth). Once again, I fell in love with his unique sound and adventurous use of imagery.

When the AGO in Toronto announced the David Bowie Is.... exhibit was coming, I was so excited. But I couldn't justify spending the money on the travel and ticket price. (I've been trying really hard to save money, lately!) Then, my very sweet and wonderful boyfriend heard about the exhibit. He decided to spoil me and take me on a special date in the city. It included the David Bowie exhibit, dinner at our favourite place, and a little bit of shopping. All in all, the day was perfect! I was so grateful to spend the day with him - and for a day without working!


The exhibit itself was a complete sensory experience. It blended art pieces, memorabilia, costumes, and music. Parts of it were a bit too extreme for me and I felt a little bit, well, un-artistic! But there were other parts of the exhibit that were just astounding. Looking at costumes surrounded by live concert footage and music...it was overwhelming. It really felt like you were there, experiencing Bowie live. The highlight for me, more than the costumes, more than the hand-written lyrics, was the crystal ball from Labyrinth. That iconic piece of my childhood was literally right in front of me. I could hardly contain my joy and excitement. It was a moment that I will never forget. And the fact that I shared that moment with the most important person in my life? It was truly magical.

We couldn't take pictures in the exhibit itself, but here are a few of my pictures from our day in the city:




Are you fan of David Bowie? Have you been able to visit the AGO exhibit?

xo Shannon

37 comments:

  1. Very good pictures! You do the same with your spouse!
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  3. hey the exhibition looks great !!!

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  4. I'm so jealous you saw this as I missed it in London :( great photos!

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  5. Wow...That must have been great...And just some minutes ago i read in British Vogue that he was voted as the best-dressed Briton in history...

    Have a nice evening dear...
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  6. You'r amazing

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  7. ok, that is a pretty cool exhibit!

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  8. I've always been a huge fan of Bowie as well! It must have been a great exhibit :)

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  9. I love Bowie so much!
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  11. Lovely pics, I am also a David Bowie fan and my husband is even a greater fan, we would have loved to see this exibit =) lovely pics dear, good you had a great time with your love, you are so cute together !

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  12. my dear thank you so much for the your support and friendship, you are very kind
    your blog is always awesome! :*

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  13. Omg, Shannon! I was obsessed with Labyrinth as a little girl! I used to pretend I was Jennifer Connelly and recite scenes in my bedroom and pretend my stuffed animals were goblins! I of course am a huge Bowie fan as well, as my Mom was a major fan. This would be so great to be able to go to!

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  14. What a cool trip, your pictures are fab. Love you in front of the huge sign!
    xo Annie
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  15. It looks like you had such a great day. And your skin is SO gorgeous- flawless!

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  16. This is such an interesting post, the David Bowie exhibition looks phenomenal!
    Hope you have an amazing day,
    Lots of love,
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  17. Interesting exhibition and great pics!!!
    Keep in fashion Shannon!!!!

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  18. Fabulous exhibition doll and you two are a so pretty couple <3
    Xxx

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  19. Such a sweet gift from your boyfriend :) Glad you could visit the exhibit.

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  20. Great post! Totally love the photos :)

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  21. I love David aswel! Sadly I don't have a chance to visit the exhibit, but if I had a chance I would not miss it. Very nice pictures btw :)

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  22. So glad you got to go!! You boyfriend is so sweet and thoughtful!! A keeper for sure! :-)

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  23. Beautiful pics!! I love David Bowie!

    Xoxo!

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  24. Looks like you had a blast.

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  26. I LOVE David Bowie!!! I love the music, the style and he's an ispiration. I love your pics, you are always so beautiful and your skin glow. I'd like to read a post about your base :)

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