03 December 2010

beautifully gloomy, the victoria and albert museum.

''Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.'' - Audrey Hepburn.PhotobucketPhotobucketI'm sure you all know how much I adore the Victoria and Albert Museum by now, and as I go so often I take so many photographs that always just end up sitting in various folders on my laptop. I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites which were taken on the same day as that on my 'the victoria and albert museum & the near perfect fit' post. I find many parts of the museum so beautifully gloomy, especially in the British Galleries, William Morris cafe and the long corridors, the V&A has really inspired the decor of my bedroom.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketI'm really tired right now, I have a lot I could talk about but all I want to do now is tuck myself up in bed and listen to my favourite radio station, LBC 97.3. I was at the V&A for nine hours yesterday working with CreateVoice and the Blue Train project to help organize and host a late friday event which we've been planning for months. The event went so much better than I expected and many of my ideas were used which was very flattering indeed. I also got to explore some staff only areas of the museum, which really makes me wish I could work at such a beautiful place even more. I always seem to forget to mention that when people asked me what I'd like to do when I'm older, but working at the V&A would literally be a dream come true for me. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. That's a reflection of my lovely mother in the second to last picture! She's the best, she takes practically every outfit photograph of me, y'know! Thank-you, mom.

34 comments:

  1. The V&A looks gorgeous! I'd love to visit there one day. And working in a museum would be such a fun job. I hope you get a chance to do that one day! :)

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  2. Congrats on your ideas having been implemented, that's so cool! :) The picture of your mom is neat! She seems a to be a beautiful and sophisticated lady!

    By the way, I'm actually listenng to the radio station, how cool is that? Haha. I'd never tried listening to a foreign radio station on the internet. When the host gave the phone number, I felt the urge to call, hehe, but I'd have gotten too nervous to speak in English ... on a English radio programme! :O

    Sweet dreams! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. These are such lovely photos x

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  4. You've made the V&A look more beautiful than it already is :)

    R x

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  5. You always find the nicest quotes Jazmine! The V & A just looks absolutely beautiful. I really want to stop by sometime! These photographs certainly do it justice. I always find museums are one of the best places to get inspiration or to just reflect on things. My Grandma worked in a museum throughout my childhood so I always wanted to work in one too (: It just feels like that's where all the fun is! I hope your dreams come true sweet and wow, your mamabear must be pretty lovely if she takes all your photos! Have a good weekend sweet.

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  6. wow i'd want to stay there and absorb everything!

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  7. Wow, it looks amazing. I don't think I've ever visited the V&A, if I have I was super young. I'm gonna have to get me to London.

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  8. beautiful photos, I really like your blog :)

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  9. It sounds like you organised a lovely event, I wish I could have been there! The V&A seems to be the perfect place for you to work :)

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  10. Stunning photographs, I think it’s wonderful that you find so much inspiration at the V&A. Every time you talk about it, it really comes across how much you really do afore that place. Hopefully I will get to visit the museum one day.

    p.s Your card should be on its way to you now :)

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  11. Great pictures, I haven't been to the V&A in so long, must get myself down there :)

    Xx

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  12. I'm addicted to the V&A and LBC too! Love these pics, I competely understand why you like to visit so often :)

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  13. Gorgeous photos!! :D Love the first one the most. And great quote by Audrey

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  14. Amazing photos, as per usual, I love seeing things from your perspective. I think the V&A would be a dream job for you and with all your passion and knowledge for it, I see no reason why it couldn't happen...

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  16. Ah, now i feel so guilty that i have never visited when i'm in london!
    I will next time, i promise ;)
    x

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  17. these are gorgeous photos & make me want to visit the v&a again! i went earlier in the year when i was in london & spent a good few hours there, although there was obviously so much more to see than time would allow!

    glad to hear your event went well also! :)

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  18. what a beautiful quote! I really do love museums, at the moment Im doing a PhD about them! But as someone else said, you made the V and A look even better than usual :D

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  19. I think you could be in with a chance of bagging that dream job you know. All this work experience is going to hold you in good stead! I can see you being chief of promotion or some other such role, something responsible, important and requiring bags of creativity! jazzy ♥

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  20. oh Jazmine these photos are lovely! And your mum looks beautiful in that reflection!

    I just know that one day I'll be visiting you at the V&A in your dream job! x

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  21. The reflection in the mirror is creepy! Not saying that your mum is creepy of course. :)
    Just reminds me of scenes from a scary movie :P

    x

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  22. You're very welcome, Jazmine, always happy to help you out :-) Another beautiful post!

    Thought the CreateVoice and the Blue Train project was really good. I totally enjoyed the whole evening, especially loved your idea for the silhouette activity.

    xx

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  23. these pictures are wonderful !

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  24. These pics are so beautiful that I cant stop staring at them :)I love your blog... Greetings from Prague! MeMe

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  25. I love the quote :) It's so true!
    xx

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  26. Gorgeous pics - love the photo with your mum in it. xx
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  27. lovely photos my dear! :) xo

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  28. Oh man, it's such a beautiful place. So inspiring - I don't blame you for decorating your room similar! x

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  29. You're so lucky that you get to hang out at the V&A all the time. It's such a beautiful museum. I love wondering around in there and working there would definitely be perfect for you. Lovely photos as always!

    Hope the planning for the event went well :)

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  30. wow, those photos are beautiful. I love all those volumes of books.
    I always stop off at the v&a when I'm in London then go for coffee and cake in the humming bird bakery x

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  31. I go far too rarely because as you say - it is a beautiful, beautiful museum with so many things to discover. I really hope your wish of working there one day comes true! xo

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    The compact mirror I saw and thought of you. I wasn’t sure if you already had one or not, but I figured it was still pretty unique, I don’t know how old it is. But I’m sure it has a wonderful second-hand story behind it, like most nostalgic treasures. I think women used to store their blush/powders in compacts, but nowadays sadly like most things, packaging and aesthetics have gone all mass-produced and modern.

    I remember when you were working on your art piece earlier on in the year, you mentioned how much you love Beauty and the Beast and the enchanted rose. Again it just reminded me of you.

    Sorry for rambling on, but I am so happy you liked the parcel. I just wanted to say a proper thank-you for being here for me, and of course sending me that beautiful Peter Rabbit book, which I happen to treasure! xxx

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  33. These are absolutely beautiful, and I totally understand what you mean about tiredness.
    Thank god my school breaks up tommorrow aaha

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  34. Beautiful photos, I love that museum too, there is something about the atmosphere in museums and galleries that is so soothing :)

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