Isabella of the Ball

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in New | 6 comments

 

Madelynne is safely tucked away at school and Julianna is off to church camp; all that-- created a day for Iz to revel in what she is passionate about, fashion.

photo source: worldstridesummer.com

 

The edgy Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles is a mere 40 miles away and Britton invited me to tag along on a field trip adventure to the city where as a child I visited my grandmother and two aunts who lived in the Wilshire from the 50’s (which is coincidently Izzy’s decade of choice).

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Our freeway descent into the big city began like a Hallmark movie, with the heart of downtown’s iconic skyscrapers surrounded by pockets of high-heeled fashion, entertainment venues, marts, and unfortunately, sketchy real life tent cities.

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The museum is located on the ground floor of the design school; while only three large rooms, the current exposition displayed fashion costuming from television.

 

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Stop it; there it was.  Claire’s brown ochre woven brocade flat pleated skirt dress with golden yellow gauntlet gloves and straw platter hat adorned the pedestal.

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You remember the one she wore to the Kings stables when she and Jamie were in Paris?

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I’ll let the photos tell the tale—

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lunch at Panini...

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if only we could have found Grandma's house.

6 Comments

  1. 8-18-2016

    Such fun! I am flooded with my own memories of exhibits I could not tear myself away from in LA, NYC-Met – (numerous special exhibits) and London (who else would love the Queens hats and handbags exhibit? + Princess Di’s gowns). She will remember this always. I loved seeing these photos.

    • 8-18-2016

      Oh my, I wished for a castle full of gowns and hats!
      More, more, more!
      xxcoco

  2. 8-18-2016

    AWESOME TRIP!!!!! WISH I’D BEEN THERE!

  3. 8-18-2016

    That Izzy is living the dream! I am proud to call myself a Fashionista, or at least a clothes horse! It is all about the clothes!!! What a fun and memorable day you shared.

  4. 8-18-2016

    Oh, if you could only see my closet—of which I wear a portion. But that gene runs deep! Such simple random fun 🙂

  5. 8-19-2016

    Such an awesome adventure with your beautiful Izzy! I also love experiencing my older granddaughters ‘dreams!’ Grandma creating truly wonderful, unforgettable memories…that’s what it’s all about! Thanks for sharing your family fun with photo’s included!

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