I gave you a hint on my Instagram about my next blog post and now it is time to reveal the mystery.
Yesterday, I was at the Cincinnati Museum Center to see the award-winning exhibition – Diana, A Celebration, which chronicles the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
I remember when I was a girl, my friends were collecting posters from movie stars and pop singers and I was collecting pictures of Princess Diana. I was cutting out every single photo from her in the newspapers. I even made an album and tried to draw her on the cover. I am telling, you I was in love with her. And I still am, just don’t tell anyone ;). I don’t know what it is, but something just drags me to admire her.
It is not her style, or her title. It is something more. Maybe it is the way she interacted with people. I love that kind of person. So big but still normal.
When I heard about this event, there was no option other than going, as I declared, like the biggest Diana fan.
I was so happy when I found out that the exhibition presents the life and humanitarian work of Princess Diana through nine galleries containing 150 objects – ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings and rare home movies and photos.
After 2 hours driving I was there, I bought the ticket and I was all prepared to take the best pictures. And I saw a sign “photos are not permitted beyond here”.
And I want to share this experience with all of you. Let’s be real. How often do we get a chance to see a real royal wedding dress or diamond tiara?? Sooo, I was sneaky and I took a few pictures as clearly as I could, even though every step was followed by security. At one moment I felt like I had a personal bodyguard 🙂
But let me tell you about the outfits.
When I saw them, I thought, I can totally wear this today. Designer gowns from Gianni Versace with Swarovski crystals to perfectly shaped Chanel suits.
And the wedding dress…still amazing, like the first day.
Diana’s ballet shoes, her diary where you can see some of the original written text of Earl Spencer’s moving tribute to his sister at the funeral in Westminster Abbey and so much more.
It was totally worth it.
I was even more excited because this is the final showing for the renowned exhibition, which has been touring the world since 2003, before the items return to her sons in England to be preserved for future generations.
I don’t know when will be my next chance to see something royal. Maybe sooner than I think, maybe not. Who knows.
Thank you for reading