I just returned from another trip to NYC --- busy, but I managed to carve off some fun time. I found these really cute red shoes before my trip, so I decided to add color to my otherwise drab (think black) work outfits for the trip. I was really taking a photo of the cool foam design in my latte, but note the shoe on the left corner. I love shiny!
I've had my eye on this Burda dress from the June issue (which, by the way, has a multitude of amazing designs), so I went in search of the perfect fabric for it. This is my next project, as I'm aiming to complete it for our July trip to Santa Fe.
Image from here.
I went down to Mood Fabrics (of Project Runway fame) on 37th and 7th, right in the garment district. It was overwhelming --- but also awe-inspiring --- to be surrounded by bolts and bolts of beautiful fabrics. After considering the metallic linens and cotton sateens, I finally decided on a silk shantung/dupioni in a wonderful silver gray. I think it has the right amount of body for the design. Pictures later.
I also enjoyed the best coffee and cinnamon bun at a tiny place called Fika on 58th and 6th, a Swedish-inspired espresso bar. The experience reminded me of our trip to Stockholm (down to the Swedish guy working the counter!).
A little faux coat
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