Sunday, February 12, 2012

20th Anniversary Gala!

It was a wonderful time last night in downtown LA at the 20th Anniversary Gala for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Movie Costumes Exhibit.  It is always so much fun to see all that talent put so beautifully on display.  Being able to look at these extraordinary pieces of work up close is such a thrill and one that I highly recommend going to see for yourself!

That gold and fuchsia had me at "Hello."
I made one of the most wonderful discoveries at this year's exhibit as well.  One of the hats that I submitted to the LA County Fair last summer was a sinamay blocked bucket hat that I trimmed with some really wild sequined material that I had bought downtown from a fabric rummage bin.  It was just a roughly triangular scrap and I had no idea what I would ever use it for, but I loved it too much not to get it.  So I carefully cut it out into some semblance of a pattern of pieces and sewed them on to the hat.  Then, last night I saw that it was from the fabric that was used in a costume for The Artist!  By default, do I now have an Oscar nominated hat?!  ; )

And, the best part of all about last night was being able to spend some quality fun time with hubby, my BFF from college Ms. Eugenia, and the very talented and charming costume designer Carlos Brown (credits: ).

Yours truly with Carlos Brown and Ms. Eugenia

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