Thursday, September 23, 2010

Victoria secreetjes

today was yet another beautiful, sunny day... we still have lunch outside... the americans around me are very eager to sit in the sun, as we should enjoy for as long as it lasts (oh winter! ). yesterday evening at 10 it was still so hot it almost was unpleasant!
this pic was taken at nantasket beach. these girls symbolize the Victoria secret generation. you can recognize the phenotype easily; very short shorts (i often wonder whether they forgot they're only wearing panties) or skirts/dresses. flip flops. lot of pink, and a bored look on their face. when talking, you will often (at least as a foreigner) not understand much, except the word "like" that seems to be said after every other word. so in dutch i call them victoria secreetjes, but how to translate that? literally: victoria "bitches", but that word does not fit at all...
for those of you who dont know what victoria's secret is: its a store with lots and lots and lots of colorful underwear. lots of pink, also, but also many clothes that arent pink at all, but have the word pink on it in big letters. ah yes, i also bought something there; a pink bathrobe (something not many stores sell here, i found out), but mostly i go into the store, wonder why, and run out again.. as you might know, the dutch Doutzen kroes modelled a lot for victoria's secret. i actually do not like at all how models are posing for victoria's secret, but maybe im just too old for it?

Free entrance

on wednesday evenings, you can enter the museum of fine arts for free. as there was an exhibition of richard avedon, i really wanted to go there again. at the ticket desk the girl was very friendly and all, she asked for our zipcode, and an emailaddress (why do they always always want your emailaddress? at least now we just say no, but in the beginning we even gave them!), and then she said: "no entrance fee today. would you like to make a donation?" "um. no". and then it was probably our consience that made us feel from then on she was quite a bit less friendly...
anyways, i very much enjoyed avedon's photos. and wow, he had a long long career. he started in 1942, and in 2000, 4 years before his death, he still was photographing fashion. in fact, i just read that he died while shooting for the new yorker, on october 1st. i liked the fashion photos they displayed he made around 1956, i think they were quite ahead of his time..
there was one guy at the exhibit with a big profi camera, and he was photographing avedon's pics... why?? you also just could buy them at the museum shop!