Have you ever been to the fabric district in L.A.? If you are a designer, stylist or creative of any kind, it’s an experience to be had. There are over 200 wholesale shops expanded over a 4-block radius. You can find any and every kind of fabric and usually a good deal. I love going there anytime I’m in the area, especially for work. So, since I was nearby for a conference, I tacked one more day on and spent a few hours here looking for more of my go-to fabric for the beanbag.
It’s a double knit jersey and I like how it’s soft and can be pulled so easily and taught. It also does really well in the washer and dryer and that’s important since I wash everything after each shoot.
* Lots of fabric means lots of washing but I love having so many options for my clients *
This trip was a little more fun because I brought my assistant, Mindy, who has never experienced this or any of L.A. really. Along with the fabric district is the floral district. Flowers for days just waiting to be picked up by local florists. It was so much fun just walking through and wishing I had a refrigerated van to bring them all home.
Another aspect of the district is street food. We did get a huge cup of fresh mango, pineapple, cucumber and more but avoided the meat. Although the savory and smoky smell was tempting, we just weren’t positive it was FDA regulated…. wink wink.
Overall, it was fun, successful, and I didn’t break the bank. Here are a few of the pieces I bought. I tend to lean toward soft colors and these are just perfect for my style.
If you’re expecting a little one, contact me soon. I’d love to see your sweet babe on my beanbag too!