from NYC

Last week was crazy! I’ve been working on a project with and last Thursday, I flew from hot and dry Salt Lake City to temperate and humid New York City. And when I say it was a flash trip, I really do mean flash. In fact, everything just flashed before my eyes. Ha. It was completely and utterly amazing! I had the very great pleasure of meeting some of the girls from BurdaStyle (and I totally have the T-shirt to prove it), I also met a few other collaborators for the project we were working on and to top it all off, I met Casey of Elegant Musings! Casey has got to be one of the sweetest gals I’ve ever met. I’ve been a huge fan of her blog for a really long time – way before I ever started commenting and telling her how much I just love her style. She’s just a dream in person – not only positively gorgeous on the outside but such a generous and lovely sort on the inside too. We spent so much time together and it’s even crazier to tell you that we’ve shared very similar experiences growing up. Uncanny, in fact. It was wonderful! As we were just about to jump into working on the project that had brought us together, she pulled out a most sought after treasure from her handbag and said it was for me. I squealed with delight as I opened it and found a vintage bound buttonhole maker in pristine condition with packaging intact! I nearly died! I’ve wanted one of these for forever and have never yet been able to lay my hands on one. And there it was, real as life! Gush….

From Casey

After a bout of serious work, Casey and I made our way over to the famed Garment District in NYC. First stop Mood. Now for two girls from places where its about near impossible to find apparel fabric, we nearly fainted from complete and sheer delight seeing the walls of beautiful fabrics everywhere. One full level is practically filled to the brim with wool! It’s not even funny the amount of natural fibered fabrics that are found in there. Sigh… Next we wandered around, making our way in and out of various shops. We came to Paron Fabrics, where I flirted shamelessly with Marcial who cut a piece of plaid stretch wool suiting for me. Even gave me his card and told me to call him when I needed fabric and he’d send me some samples from his “best cuts.” I could have kissed him for that. He most definitely has a way with a fabric loving girl.

Fall Wardrobing

And now, here I am, sitting in front of my computer, typing away from the confines of my home in SLC. I have to admit that I was overwhelmed with serious inspiration to create and get down to business working on my craft. From the airport, I came straight home and starting dreaming up new inspiration for my Fall Wardrobe – something you’ll be seeing more of around here. Taken a trip lately that just left you with that feeling of needing to create? Hope you had a wonderfully inspiring and creative weekend. I know, I did.



16 thoughts on “from NYC

  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Wish I could have met up with you while you were in town. But I’m sure you’ll be back now that you have had a taste of the garment district. 😉

  2. Sooo….I am DYING to know….what is the project??? Casey has hinted at it on her blog! I can’t wait to find out what my two favourite bloggers were up to!!! 🙂

  3. What a fun and exciting weekend! I’ve actually never been to NYC (not counting a girlscout trip when I was 11) and I’d love to shop the garment district…

    A whole floor of wool?! I think I would have nearly fainted. I’m full of anticipation to hear what you and Casey were up to at Burda. 🙂

  4. *jealous* That’s all I can say!
    Now I have to find a way to get to NYC. I feel a dirty thirty party being planned in the fabric district. lol.

  5. Oooh, how exciting! I’d love to visit NYC, just for the garment district… Can’t wait to see what you’re up to – and I’m glad you’ve got a buttonhole tool now. Mine also came from Casey and it’s a great little gadget!

  6. You’re making me blush, dear!!! 😉 So glad you liked the bound buttonhole tool–I cannot wait to see how it works for you! 🙂 I’m thinking I might use mine to make the buttonholes on one of the blouses I’m using my silk for…

    I had so much fun hanging out with you in NYC!!! I really don’t think I’ve talked so much in such a short amount of time in very, very long… hehe!

    Oh, and I know I’m echoing my email, but I cannot wait to see your plaid pants! That page of inspiration you put together is so lovely–and I am eager to see how your alterations to the Colette Patterns design works out…

  7. I’m excited to see what “project” you have been working on. Sounds like a fun trip. I took a trip to NYC last fall and visited all the same spots……it was sooooo much fun I’m dreaming of my next trip there. Can’t wait to see your fall wardrobe plans.

  8. Paron’s is my favorite! They are the nicest people ever! Even though their selection isn’t as wild and crazy as Mood or some of the other places, they more than make up for it with their sweetness and their good prices!

  9. I can soooo understnad you’re excitement! In Siwtzerland we may have a few natural fabrics, but nothing as beautiful (and not for the low new york prices!). And the people at Paron’s are so nice! It’s definitely an inspiring place to go shopping 🙂 I hope my fabric arrives soon…. dreaming about sewing with all those amazing fabrics…

  10. Tell me about it! When I went to Mood, I was not prepared for the massive selection that faced me. I had to take a minute and seriously think about what I wanted to bring home or I would have been wandering around for hours! And don’t you just love the elevator?

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  12. Very cool! Seems like this experience is a sure sign that quitting your day job and following your dream was the right thing to do. So glad to hear everything’s falling into place. 🙂

  13. I’m green, that sounds like so much fun! My recent vacation has left me feeling the need to create, but only for lack of having done so lately. I can’t wait to hear more about this top secret project 🙂

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