this week i had the pleasure of stomping around the garment district for the second time in months with maddie, and later that day with christine. before miss fish arrived, we had giant portions of espresso, and stumbled into the most blinged out store in town: hai trimmings. i wouldn't be surprised if you haven't been there. at the moment it's under scaffolding, and you can't see much from the window, but this long narrow store is the technicolor side of oz. i was able to snap this one lonely shot before catching the sign NO PHOTOGRAPHS PLEASE.
maddie somehow walked out of the joint with the most romantic and classic piece they had to offer. i walked out with 24 sew on gold pointy studs.
by now, you've heard about THE MAP, yes? this is why we need it, yo! i keep slapping myself a la i coulda had a V8 when i see the sewasaurus rexes i've missed while on the lam. and a joint like this needs a pin too. a sparkly, twirling, flashy pin.
a few tips if you haven't mapped yourself yet: first, read mastermind vicki's post. then, if you had trouble like i did, don't go trying to pin yourself via tablet/iphone/gadget. it won't work. use le computer, and you'll also need the least fancified of your browsers. for me, that's safari (chrome and firefox wouldn't let me edit the map). now...some enterprising soul needs to add colors to those pins, like blue for sewists and red for stores...vicki, you've got oodles of time, no?