I spent the past weekend in California enjoying time with my mom and sisters. We went to FIDM in LA and saw the exhibit "Hollywood 2010: The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design." Costumes worn by actors in movies over the past year. Favorites were gowns from The Young Victoria (fabulous movie, highly recommend), suits from Sherlock Holmes, wild things from Where the Wild Things Are. And it was a beautiful day to be in LA.
After outlet mall shopping we met Friday night for birthday dinner for my dad and sister at Cheesecake Factory. Dad's treat of course, even though he was part of the reason for celebrating. It is always a treat to be around for birthdays. We stayed up late to watch New Moon together. Dad actually stayed up for that too, didn't want to be excluded from all the fun. We also watched some of this film that Lindsey got for her birthday. She knows the cinematographer who also has a couple of bit parts.
My mom took the girls into the garment district of LA and we went to a huge fabric store to choose fabric for pillowcases. I have so much more respect for the Project Runway designers now. Their 30 minutes in Mood Fabrics to choose material for their challenges is so little time. We were in the store for a couple of hours I think and it took us 30 minutes before we even started pulling fabric off the shelves. We brought our fabric home and made pillowcases. It was so fun to complete a project. The weekend went by way too fast. Thanks for planning such a fun schedule Mom. Can't wait till the next sisters weekend.
(Don't my beautiful sisters-in-law look like they could be my real sisters? Kindof, right?)