Hermitage? More like Herm mah gerd, am I right? 

Ok so Internet jokes aside, today I've got a treat for you all - I present to you Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great exhibition currently having its final days over at the NGV. 

A few weeks ago I revisited the collection for the second time, the first being with my Studio class to prepare for our upcoming exam - 13 days people!! I absolutely love the whole ambiance and atmosphere of the collection, it really felt like you were transported into the beautiful Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The works of art were, of course, all phenomenal, but what I loved most was Catherine the Great herself. For those of you who didn't know, she was one bad-ass ruler who had a passion for art and believed that it could broaden the minds of her subjects and citizens. She was the longest reigning Queen of Russia and this is even more cool seeing that it was set when everyone was (probably) super patriarchal and sexist (we still gotta pick up our game, people.) 

Anyway, I'm totally trying to persuade myself that writing up this blog post counts for Studio revision... but I should probably get back to real revision. So I'll stop jabbering on now! X 

One of my favourite things about art galleries is other people. Sounds a bit weird but I think a major part of admiring art is other people's reaction to it. I love looking around and seeing people have different connections and feelings of particular works.

Art is expression and art is finding yourself. It's all about interpretation - there's no right or wrong answer. That's what I love about it. 

Top / Lushous || Skirt / Thrifted Roxy || Bag / Thrifted  || Velvet Choker / The XY Collection ||
Opalite Quartz Choker / Made by Renee || Socks / Hello Sweetie || Shoes / Rubi Shoes

My sister and I also went to a cool installation under Flinders St Station and these grungy-ish photos were the result. Also, the Hermitage exhibition closes on November the 8th plus there's a couple of live performances going on there soon so check out the NGV for ticket details and more! It's not to be missed so check it out while you can. 

So exams are drawing very close for me, with maths methods starting in five days so wish me luck! I'll be needing as much of it as I can get... I better get back to the sad pile of homework staring at me right now. 

Also I have been grooving out to It's Strange (ft. K.Flay) by Louis The Child today so check it out and get boogieing. Also loving Ms by alt-J thanks to my friends' killer theatre performance.

Lots of luvvvv,
Maggie xx


  1. you're one of my fave bloggers honestly, love the blog & especially love your creative spirit♡ keep doing what ur doin xx

    1. Laila, this honestly means so much to me so thank you so very much! I definitely will keep blogging for a long, long time xxx

  2. I love reading your blog <3 it's so sunshiney and glittery! keep writing mags xx


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