Mostly Monochrome Purple at the MoMA | Outfits

fashion blogger purple outfit posing at the moma andy warhol cow wallpaper

Dear Mia,

Apparently I’m having a purple moment, too. I hear it’s currently going around, at least among bloggers. I expect to see a lot of purple this fall (hello Zang Toi F/W 2013), but still think that blue will be the season’s it color.

This photo was taken in front of the Andy Warhol Cow Wallpaper at the MoMA Education and Research Building. I really haven’t been to the MoMA in a long time and forgot how much I like the modern minimalism. It’s very soothing to the eye.

soup dumplings twice cooked pork and the menu at joe's shanghai

Pre-MoMA, Alice and I went to Joe’s Shanghai for soup dumplings and twice-cooked pork. I’m partial to the pork dumplings, and it’s still a toss-up on whose are better– Joe’s or Shanghai Cafe. I’m inclined to say Joe’s wins for the dumplings, but the other dishes at Shanghai are generally better than the ones at Joe’s. But of course, nothing beats Vanessa’s for your basic pan-fried pork dumpling. I wish they did soup dumplings, too.


Things worn: American Eagle shirt (free from magazine friend) | Forever21 skirt (similar) | Longchamp Le Pliage Large | J.Crew Sunflower necklace | Lanvin flats under there somewhere (classic black leather) | photo: Made(up) in NY

  • miss donna

    ok. i’m gonna need you to take me to F21 with you. how do you find such nice things?! part of my problem is that i rarely make it past the accessories when i’m there. i love this outfit on you, Alex.

  • Mia

    Soup dumplings! Jealous. Mike was just in New York on vacation and at least 50% of the pictures he sent me were of amazing-looking food. I’ll trust you on the blue thing–I have more blue than purple clothing anyhow.

  • Kimberlee

    Aw I need to go to the MoMa.. need some art in my life!

    hehe love the purple :)

  • noelani

    The cow wallpaper is the perfect popart backdrop for your outfit! This has always been one of my fave things from Warhol for some reason. So wacky. And don’t even get my started on soup dumplings. A pal just introduced me to them a few weeks ago. Mind=blown.

  • Lisa – respect the shoes

    Oh yum, I loooooooove Joe’s Shanghai. I have to go there at least once every time I visit NYC. The soup dumplings and the scallion pancakes are killer!

  • Amanda Raye

    I think purple lip gloss and violet lipstick will be popular this fall! What do you think?

  • Kati

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    I really like your outfit here, the top is so pretty and I want this skirt in my closet, too!

    Have a great day,

  • lyddiegal

    I like monochrome and moo-cows. I’ve been wanting to do a lot of monochrome too.

  • Silvergirl

    what fun wallpaper and I am loving the sheer maxi

  • Lexi

    That’s an awesome backdrop for an outfit post.

    I’m adding a little purple here and there to my wardrobe, I love deep jewel colors in Fall so I’ll probably bust them out a little later.

    • Alex

      I would not be upset to have a wall of this wallpaper. And maybe even a (small) room.