On my birthday trip to the Garment District, Jeff followed me around with the camera like my own personal photographer! Now I know what it's like to be famous. Here are a few highlights of the day.
We started at Mood, where I looked at summer cottons and was recognized by a lovely reader! Talk about a brush with fame! (Jocelyn, it was nice to meet you.)
Next up was Pacific Trim, where I checked out laces.
No trip is complete without a jaunt to Spandex House!
Did you know they have a shrine set up on the upper floor? One of the employees explained to Jeff that if you leave money on the shrine, it will bring you luck. So he did. (What do you think becomes of that money?)
There's also a really weird poster. (Click to enlarge.) What does it mean? Mystifying indeed.
I had a frozen yogurt craving, so we went to my favorite candy shop. But get this: they don't sell frozen yogurt on the weekends! Only Monday through Friday. Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous? Can you see the anger behind my smile here?
I made do with a milkshake. Mmmm.
Next up: B&J! I'm kind of digging this huge teal and white polka dot.
We headed down to the Museum at FIT in Chelsea. There were two awesome exhibits. Some highlights? A Claire McCardell gingham romper and several Dior New Look day suits. Heaven!
We finished up at an Italian joint for dinner. Oh hey! Here's the celebrated photographer and author Jeff Hirsch!
In the end, I only came away with a couple yards of milliskin Spandex and some stretch lace. (I'm going to attempt my own DIY Spanx; we'll see how that goes.) And of course some lovely memories!