I went to Mood the other day...wow that was two weeks ago. I guess I have been busy!
For those of you who don't know, Mood is a giant L.A. fabric store. They sell all kinds of fabric, including silk, suiting, denim, beautiful beaded textiles, hides, even upholstery (read: pants and coats). There's another one in New York that supplies the designers on Project Runway. It's a great place to go if you're looking for inspiration or aren't quite sure what you need because their fabric is varied and beautiful.
I love Mood.
My mom and I made a pinch weekend trip because I wanted to make myself a dress for a fancy lunch my grandpa was hosting that Friday. I was looking for a pearl-gray silk-satin with some sort of beading/ intricacy. My first idea was to try dying grey a white beaded polyester fabric that my mom had in her closet, which despite being synthetic was very beautiful. My mom took one look at this
with its dubious dying capacity and glued-on beads and all of its as-of-yet unadulterated loveliness and suggested that we go to Mood.
I didn't end up buying anything, mainly because I was being picky and the only beaded silk-satin they had was bridal. But my mom did buy some alpaca fur for a vest she's making, and I got inspired for an essay I have to write, and...
I BRING YOU PICTURES.