We at theSTYLetti believe that fashion is art and style is personal creative expression. And so, I am very excited to share this blog by Liliya. It’s about an outfit of the night (#ootn) to preview a special exhibit at the Met. The evening in question called for elegance. And as Liliya has shown us before, she likes a classy look…but she doesn’t do boring!

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

“Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades”

Opening line of The Iliad by Homer.

I remember this line by heart in Russian, since I read Homer’s book for an ancient literature class at my university in Moscow. I especially remember this period in the history of literature – probably because I studied it during my very first semester of college, that time when you’re plowing through an enormous reading list. I never read so much in such a short time, and so sometimes information just pops up from my memory as that line did when I saw Homer’s bust.

Bust of Homer

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

I’ve always had a soft spot for ancient literature as well as Greek and Roman history, arts, and architecture. And so, I was super excited when I got an invitation in my mailbox to an exhibit called “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

The museum holds private after-hours previews of exhibits like this one for members – no big crowds and no tickets necessary!

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit
Attending with my best friend, Yana

I adore pretty much all of Ancient Greek and Roman history – the glory, beauty, and drama. When I was little, I liked reading Greek myths and children’s stories about Hercules. And I was enchanted by the women’s clothing: lightweight long dresses, long hair with fancy golden hair clips and hair bands, and lots of gold in general.

For this evening, I wanted to put my own spin on sophisticated dress. I can’t stand boring. So when my look is classy, I like to make it playful and lovely in my own colorful way. 🙂

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

Liliya Anisimova's shoes for a Met exhibitThis time a Louis Vuitton scarf with a little bow was my favorite part of the outfit, because the print has so many colors in it.

Liliya Anisimova's scarf for a Met exhibit

It brings together the light yellow, nude, pink and white in the rest of my ensemble.

Now that I think of it, the Greeks loved decorations on everything – maybe that’s why I especially like this period. It definitely seems that I share the same ethos 🙂 

Liliya Anisimova's outfit for a Met exhibit

Theory cotton blend blouse – similar / very fine 100% wool-laine pants by Lafayette 148 – similar / Louis Vuitton scarf – similar / Cole Haan shoes – similar / WHIT coat – similar / Fendi bag


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2 Comments on #OOTN – Outfit for a Special Exhibit at the Met

  1. David
    April 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for the info, privet to Janea!

    • Janea
      April 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for the privet, David! 🙂


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