Diane Von Furstenberg Exhibit and a trip to The Fabric Store

Diane Von Furstenberg Los AngelesLast Sunday we went to the Diane Von Furstenberg Journey Of A Dress retrospective at LACMA. If you are near LA, it’s a fun show to come and see. And it’s free, too. I brought two of my girls, and my older daughter brought a friend…After all my posting about my sewing my own version of DVF’s dress here ,and my search for her pattern here,  I felt a trip to the exhibit was in order. Plus, I wanted to wear my handmade dress there, and make a stop at The Fabric Store on La Brea to buy some new fabric!

After a lovely meal at my favorite Korean BBQ spot, it was a perfect LA day out!

Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit Los AngelesThe exhibit showed off forty years of Ms. Von Furstenberg’s designs.Diane Von Furstenberg  exhibit Los AngelesAn homage to the wrap dress.Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit Los Angeles

Feel like a woman…wear a dress. I heartily agree!  I always feel great in dresses.

Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit

Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit Los AngelesA great backdrop for my daughters as well as Izzy’s handsome Swedish friend… They look like a young family here! Mwaaaa!!!LACMALos Angeles County Museum has some amazing spaces. Too bad I only had my i phone with me…LACMA handsAvant garde installation. Hands moving.

Papercut Pattern The Fabric Store Los AngelesAnd how could I not go into Hollywood and not make a quick pit stop a one of my favorite fabric shops in the area ? Unfortunately Mood was closed as it was Sunday, but The Fabric Store WAS open. I picked up some pretty fabrics there, including a gorgeous beetle print silk. I also bought a pattern, Papercut’s Rigel bomber. Such a lovely package! The Fabric Store is one of my new favorite fabric shops in LA. Quite frankly, I’m getting kind of tired of having to dig through mounds of junk downtown to find good quality fabrics. Shopping on La Brea is a great excuse to get dolled up. I hadn’t been back to The Fabric Store since attending the opening party last fall.

The Fabric Store Los Angeles beetle silksequins Some exquisite sequined fabrics at The Fabric Store.    Korean BBQA stop at GenWa Korean BBQ on Wilshire is always an added bonus. I do believe it’s one of THE best Korean BBQ spots in LA!KoreanBBQ2My little sweetie likes spicy food!freewayTanks on the Hollywood Freeway. Whatt the????

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  1. says

    This looks like such an amazing exhibition! Your dress looks lovely too, and those shoes.. I just love them!!

  2. says

    What the heck indeed about the tanks. Our military had to give up lots of tanks, weapons and funding to the police. Who do they think the police need to fight?! It’s very scary, especially if you follow politics. I try not to, I almost want to be ignorant because it’s terrifying.

    I absolutely love this post! I can’t tell you how nice it is to vicariously live through your fabric shopping. I’m in a fabric deprived state, and my high end fabric options are driving 7 hours round trip and hotel in Dallas, ordering stuff online without touching it, or lucking out by finding some vintage. Plus I’m suffering on a stash diet. So, those who can’t buy; we read your blog!

    • says

      Hi Amy.
      There were abot 20 tanks in a row! I think they were headed to an army base down south.
      I will make sure to start documenting more of my fabric trips. I’m headed to an awesome flea market tomorrow that always has tons of great vintage stuff. But I should be sewing for the play! Doing fittings tomorrow night…. have a great weekend!

  3. says

    Jealous does not begin to describe!!! i posted about about this exhibitionon friday. I can only wish it comes to Europe!

  4. says

    It looks like you girls had a great time! Very nice exhibition and that oh!, all that fabric!!!
    I just finished the cardi following your tutorial, I had to play around with the fabic as I didn´t have as much as I thought but the result is very good. Thank you again!!