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July 23, 2012

What I wore

Picasso, his women and what I wore to the Art Gallery of Ontario

I feel very cultured today. My friend Kate and I took advantage of the Picasso Exhibit at the AGO and took in Picasso’s work. The exhibit is usually housed at the Musee National Picasso in Paris, but they are on tour and currently in Toronto.

art gallery outfit

I picked up this dress at La Boutique Parpar on St. Clair West after profiling them for my main website. They actually had a bogo event so I got 2 dresses for less than $100.

art gallery outfit

This outfit has in fact been on repeat. I wore it Saturday for a Trunk Show in Leslieville and again on Sunday for the Art Gallery. I just made sure to take it off and keep it clean for repeat wearing!

outfit details

The Picasso Exhibit was really interesting. Lots of paintings that take you though a number of different phases in Picasso’s works, like his phases in Cubism and Realism.

It also takes you through his tumultuous love life with two wives and at least 2 mistresses. It was interesting to see how each of these women were depicted in his paintings and sculptures.

You could tell the tourists versus the locals in the way they were dressed. Most obviously were the backpacks. If you are looking to keep your belongings with you, take a purse or tote as backpacks (even small ones) have to be checked but I didn’t have to check my purse.

downtown toronto street style

Outfit details: Dress Poema La Boutique Parpar (similar silhouette but with a star print), Shoes Madewell (on sale), Bag Foley Corinna (old style via ebay), Belt American Eagle, Jewellery Stella & Dot (includes One the Mark necklace, Serpent, Renegade & Emerson Bracelets and Pyramid Studs).

street style toronto

Thanks to Kate for taking the photos!