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A Beautiful Journey

This was a great journey that I was a part of...at least the making of the 2 dresses for such a grand wedding. The video is by Capital Films DC  and what a terrific job they did capturing the day. The Reception dress is a Silk Crepe Back Satin (PREVIEW FABRICS) with beading details. Veil by Sherri Hobson Green of Legacy Beauloni The Wedding Dress was made from a Silk Satin (from PREVIEW FABRICS) and the bodice a beaded silk (from MOOD FABRICS): Elisabeth

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IT'S THE BONNET PARADE 2024!

It was a grand day for a parade and this year got out there early....so did all the creatives. The Bonnet Parade NYC. Starting as a spontaneous event in the 1870s, the New York parade became increasingly popular into the mid-20th century—in 1947, it was estimated to draw over a million people. Although the numbers have declined over the years, the enthusiasm and creativity has flourished. Read more about the history here, The Museum of the City of NY, https://www.mcny.org/story/easter-parade . I hope you view till the end, there is a gentleman I met last year who did a 6 O'Clock kick and I see him again this year and DEMANDED he reprise his kick and he obliged.

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Saturday Morning Run to the Garment District

Had to make a quick run into the city for some fabric for a dress I'm making.  I have a short window to get it done.  Back in the day there was nothing open in the Garment District on Saturdays. During the week the streets were filled with carts of garments trucks and fashion business happenings.  You couldn't buy anything unless you were a business with a tax id.  By the time I began to shop for fabrics/notions it had lightened up and more retail fabric and notion stores opened up. As an independent designer you could buy for companies that required lower minimums and some no minimums at all.  Your little 3-10 cuts are considered sample runs.  My sewing...

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THE GIANTS Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

Spent the day with my First Cousins at the Brooklyn Museum.  The exhibit was the Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz incredible Art Collection. Brooklyn Museum Giants Feb 10th - July 7, 2024 Our conversations reminded us how we stand on the shoulders of Giants. Keith is a big fan of Motorcycles so when he saw this he had to have a photo.  Even said he had a cycle kind of like the red one.  

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