November 5, 2009

Isabel and Ruben Toledo - - 'n me!

What a week it has been here in DC!!  Tuesday was Christian Siriano - a great night, for certain! But tonight was an UNFORGETTABLE night!  I just spent 90 minutes 10 feet away from Isabel and Ruben Toledo and a jacket made from "THE LACE"!  Of course the back story of Mrs. O's inaugural dress was fascinating but the best, the very BEST, part of the evening was when Isabel talked about her love of sewing.  Her description of her love affair with textiles and construction is just how I feel about fabric and sewing and design!  Ohhhhhhh, I am gone!  
Ruben letting me peek at the collar detail and the undercollar construction

Up close with THE LACE!
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7 comments:

JoanneM said...

Great shots Laura! Is the lace guipure? What is the shade when you get real close????!!!! What a fun event. Hey-when are we going to see your NYC black and white dress?

Gail said...

Isn't it a bit cheeky wearing the same fabric that she sold to the First Lady?

Kristine said...

Oh, you lucky dog!!! Wow, "what a night" is an understatement! Looks like an amazing experience, and I'm with Joanne... looking forward to seeing the dress!

Lindsay T said...

I disagree with Gail, I don't think it's cheeky at all. Isabel did create the fabric, after all, and it's not like she's wearing it in the same style as the First Lady's outfit. I love seeing it here on Isabel.

Laura, you are one lucky girl! Thanks for sharing this.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Thanks for sharing the pics...oooohhhh to be soooo close to the original lace must have been thrilling!

Capital Sew and Sew said...
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Capital Sew and Sew said...

I'm not certain if Gail was kidding but regardless Isabel looked great! I sort of felt as though it was a tribute and also allowed us all to experience the fabric used to dress our first lady!

Still sort of drifting around on a cloud - despite my day job trying to tether me back to reality!