We first met at FIT where we viewed the exhibit, Global Fashion Capitals, which is on view from June 2 through November 14, 2015. Admission is free. The exhibit examined the contributions to fashion design from cities all over the world. Below are some garments that caught my eye. There were many more beautiful garments on display so if you can, go visit the exhibit.
|Christopher Kane, London
|Halston, New York
|The infamous Peter Lappin (Male Pattern Boldness) and myself
After lunch, we broke up into small groups and headed to the various fabric stores. Kyle (Vacuuming the Lawn), Anne (Sewing to Soothe My Soul), Lynn (You Sew Girl!) and I first visited Pacific Trim on 38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, where we purchased lots of different types of elastic and decorative elastic. Kyle also purchase supplies for making handbags.
|Kyle and Anne on line waiting to pay
We then went to SIL thread, 38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, where they sell tons of threads, hundreds of zippers and all kinds of notions:
Of course, we went to visit fabric stores as well:
|Gloria happily selecting fabric at Paron Fabrics
We ended MPB day by all gathering at Bryant Park to rest our weary feet and relax.
|From left to right: Lynn, Claire (visiting from London), Anne, Kyle and I
After resting a bit at Bryant Park, Anne, Kyle, Lynn and I went to a fun restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood called Cafeteria at 119th 7th Avenue to celebrate Lynn's birthday. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. The waiter was quite personable and we enjoyed watching Lynn tease the waiter about birthday candles. Below is a photo of Lynn next to the candles that were going to be placed on the tables. She did blow out one for her birthday although I wonder what would have happened if she had blown all of them out....ha!
|Happy Birthday Lynn!