Yesterday my boyfriend and I spent our Sunday awandering the city as we often do. The first thing on the agenda was the Wellcome Collection’s Death: A Self Portrait, which is an exhibition filled with curios and artefacts based around the theme of death. Morbid though it may seem, for someone as skull-obsessed as I, it was an absolute must, and if you’re interested in Day of the Dead paraphernalia or memento mori, it’s a great place to learn more. Secondly, and way overdue, we wanted to check out the further curios of God’s Own Junkyard. God’s Own Junkyard is a collection of neon artworks by Chris Bracey and there’s currently a pop-up exhibition and shop just off Carnaby Street where you can check out the work, so we just had to pop by.
For this outing I just had to rock a skull tee, so I chose this Warehaus tank from Urban Outfitters that’s currently in the sale for £10 here and layered it over a long sleeved thermal for warmth. Over the top I threw my new lurex snood which has tiny coloured flecks in it and is available in the Urban Outfitters sale here for just £5 too. As an outer layer I chose this boucle cocoon cardigan (available here) also just £10 from Urban Outfitters sale to keep me super toasty on what was a chilly day. Finally I stuck to my faithful Monki high waisted Stevie jeans on the bottom, Forever 21 ankle boots and Oysho striped socks for a pop of interest.
On my nails I’m wearing 2true’s Glitterati Polish in Shade 3, which is available for £1.99 in Superdrug. I love the opacity and the depth created by this polish, it reminds me of all those deep sea images you catch on Blue Planet etc. I’m also wearing a host of rings, starting on my left hand is my H&M large stone ring which is available instore still at £3.99. On my left I have a gorgeous crystal ring that was a Christmas gift from my sister, my prized New Look skull ring is next which is now down to just £1 in the sale, (pick that up here) and finally my last ring is a family heirloom.
Unfortunately there were no photos permitted within Death at the Wellcome Collection, so I’ll link the site here for more info. Moving on though, God’s Own Junkyard was definitely the highlight of the day. I practically wanted each and every one of Chris Bracey’s neon pieces and there’s no denying that they’d look amazing hung on a wall in a kitchen or living room. The pop-up shop on Beak Street just off Carnaby in Central London is open until the 15th January, when it will return to East London. I’ll link the website here for more information, but I highly recommend popping along to get a glimpse of this body of work. For vintage lovers it’s a chance to see retro signs from far and wide and there’s an array of quirky pieces to keep everyone spellbound.
That’s it for today’s OOTD, let me know if you’ve visited either of these exhibitions and what you thought by leaving me a comment or tweeting me @MillieDelacoe. To see more photos from both exhibitions and a sneak peek into our day, follow me on Instagram @camilladelacoe. Until next time…