So I finally made it down to Toronto the other weekend. I decided to check out the Christian Dior exhibition at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), presented by Holt Renfrew! I booked my tickets and away we went.
The display is explained as this, on the ROM's webpage,
The end of a war. The start of a fashion revolution.
Explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War in ROM’s original exhibition, Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew. Senior Curator, Dr. Alexandra Palmer, draws from the ROM’s extensive collection from the first ten years of Christian Dior haute couture, 1947 to 1957, to offer captivating insights into the creative process and mechanics of the fashion industry in Paris during a pivotal time.
Celebrating the House of Christian Dior’s 70th anniversary, Christian Dior features a selection of breathtaking designs from daytime to evening wear for grand occasions, and explores how and why Christian Dior’s iconic lines, luxury textiles, and romantic embroideries laid the foundation for the global success of the fashion house.
I entered with excitement, and to my extreme surprise, I was able to take photos..... I had brought my camera just in case, so I'm excited to share the experience with you, as some of you may not have been able to attend it!
The entrance looks as below.... First coming off the elevator, them in the exhibit from the sign to the gown
Then we entered the beauty that was inside!!
This is one of my favourites of the day! The beauty of this is becoming.... The pink was heavenly..
Now you can totally tell why this had me at hello!! Unreal...... Now this next one.... oh HELL YA...
This next one was another fav ..... can we just take a minute to observe all there is of this dress.....
This white with purple flowers has given me feels, I tell ya..... Please it's so me................
Even looking back through these pictures, I'm in awe of their beauty and the amazing workmanship that must have been put into these dresses. If I had my way, I would have gone back just to take it all in again, unfortunately it was over on April 8. If you to pick just one which one would it be? Which ones are your favourites? Stay tuned for the next blog post on all the accessories at the exhibition!!
Until next time....
I was looking to expand my supper time recipes for pork chops the other day, and I thought I would come up with my own. I didn't exactly know what I was going to put in them, but I knew that they had to be cooked in the crockpot. Here is what I came up with.
First step is to spray your crock pot with a non stick spray (Helps with cleanup and I'm all about that!)
Next up, I chose my potatos and skinned them and chopped them into a fair size slice, and placed them at the bottom of the crock pot.
Using an amount that you like, spread some fried onions over top of the potato slices and cover them with an generous amount of BBQ sauce. I just chose this Kraft Chicken & Rib BBQ sauce. Now after tasting this creation, I found it a bit too BBQ saucy.... Use your discretion. I definitely will not be using quite as much next time. I ended up using the whole bottle for this one recipe, but next time I will only use half of the bottle for this whole recipe.
The next layer was the pork chop slices. I just placed them apart on top of the BBQ sauce.
The final step of this masterpiece is adding more BBQ sauce on top of the pork chops. Then finished, let them cook all day and enjoy your meal. Now when I was cooking them and even placing them on my plate, I was nothing to look at, but it tasted pretty damn good.
Now as I stated earlier, Next time I won't use that much BBQ sauce, and just for a little extra kick, at the last 15 mins of cooking, I places shredded cheese on top, just to take away from some of the BBQ sauce taste. All in all it tasted pretty good, and I will definitely make it again!
Until next time