Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sundays In My City #25 - Street Colors

Do you know Unknown Mami? She's hosts a great Sunday theme inviting YOU to get out and take pictures of your city and or Sunday to share with the rest of blogland. Click HERE to see Unknown Mami's Sunday in her City today.

It was a gorgeous day on Thursday so I made a trip to the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to numerous manufactures with retail stores there are also several jammed pack blocks of fabric stores.


The bolts of fabrics line the front of every store....

Yes, even in the Fashion District, it's a jungle....

These were a dollar a piece....
I love going to this part of the city. You can't help but be happy with all the fabulous colors and textures....


Maybe I'll apply for a job....

How's your Sunday?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna Jenkins

58 comments:

  1. Your fashion district I must say, looks like it is in Malaysia. I believe all the materials come from the same factory!:)

    Thank you for sharing your street Joanna. It is colourful and interesting to watch.

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  2. Oooooo! I love the gypsy coin scarf!

    Hey Joanna, I sat next to some people on my flight to Dallas who were continuing on to LAX and I totally thought of you.

    Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Been super busy and not keeping up with my blogging very well. I miss you darlin. I'll try not to let so much time go by between visits.

    XO

    Alix

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  3. I've been to the fashion district but it's been years since I went fabric shopping. In fact, I was a little girl the last time that happened and I remember playing between the fabric with my twin sis.

    Seeing it all makes me want to start sewing once again.

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  4. Looks like a quilter's paradice! Why cannot my city look that colourful too...

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  5. Love, love, love the fashion district! Usually meet up with my daughter there to go fabric shopping with her...she's such a crafty lady, and inspires me! OXOX

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  6. Fabulously exotic fabrics! Might be fun to work there!

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  7. LOVE the fabric stuff!
    I'm no fashionista...but I still absolutely adore it, dah-ling!

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  8. I used to make my own clothes, many moons ago, and I still love seeing fabric shops. Having a machine has always been a necessary evil when one is just over five foot and must take up hems of all pants and most skirts purchased. I'm grateful my mother taught me how to sew.

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  9. Wow - people that sew must be in their glory there!

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  10. There are some really ace photographs there... and great colours.

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  11. my what colorful jungle you have jj! smiles.

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  12. Wow! So beautiful and happy! I love it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. I would be lost, having to choose from soooo many fabrics! Looks gorgeous and I´m sure people who like to sew would be in heaven, but me? Not so much...
    It would have to be shoes! :)

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  14. Oh wow! Love the textures and colors. You are right. It can't help but make you happy : )

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  15. What a great trip to the fashion district and the colorful fabrics available. I love fabric stores and usually invest in some that then sits in my closet for years.

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  16. What great photos! Love al the colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the idea of a slow meander through the shops and stalls.. Sorry I live so far away.
    Laura

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  18. thanks for the tour, interesting and so colourful, I felt like I had a morning out!

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  19. How cool is that?!?!? It's like Project Runway when they go to "Mood" to buy their fabric and supplies.

    I love places like that and I can't sew to save my life.

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  20. I can't help loving the help wanted display.

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  21. ooooh...i'd love to wrap myself in all that beautiful fabric!

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  22. Wonderful vibrant Sunday post, The sunlight on those colorful fabrics and feathers is beautiful.

    Ciao Joanna, love today's post.

    Eleonora

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  23. Oooh, very cool pictures! My 12 year old is jealous that you live in LA!

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  24. I love the feathers and the jungle prints. This must be a haven for creative people.

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  25. Oh, I love the pretty colors. I would love to run my fingers through all that fabric. weird? yes.

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  26. What a beautiful explosion of color! Delightful!

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  27. I'm jealous of all those fabrics. They do not have fabric stores as plentiful and with the variety here in the UK like they do in the USA. How I would love to visit a Calico Corners about now. Enjoyed the pics.

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  28. Gorgeous. I wish I lived somewhere with a fashion district.

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  29. What a neat place to go. Reminds me of the alley shops in Turkey where all their wares are in front of their shops. I love to shop like that, its so much fun and interesting.

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  30. How much fun is that??! I would love to browse around there...those feathers would be a welcome addition for our cats. They love chasing feathers.

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  31. Such a bright and color day!! love it. Have a wonderful week!

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  32. I bet I could find material for my bathroom valance at your Fashion District...and them some!!! Fabulous!

    God bless and have a super Sunday!!!

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  33. Hi Joanna, Great photos of the Fashion District. LA has so much to offer, doesn't it? What did you buy there?

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  34. We had a song with the phrase "dedicated follower of fashion" which springs to mind. What beautiful colours and photography.
    As for me, I am pleased to be out of hospital getting used to my new hip and I am afraid not sitting in any fashionalble attire other than blue stroped pyjamas!! Real passion killers I am afraid. LOL Eddie x

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  35. Although that would not interest me, my wife sure could get lost in all that fabric.

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  36. fun, fun, fun...i can't believe it's all out on the street...you would never see that in our fabric district (which is just up from Hell's Kitchen)

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  37. WOW I <3!
    It has beena Long Sunday!
    HAve a Great Week!

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  38. I went to a lecture by a Ufologist.
    Fascinating!

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  39. Pure heaven for a material girl like me!
    ;)

    That would be a great job! You'd probably get a discount of the fabric!

    Hugs!!

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  40. With all those fabric shops... I would drool!

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  41. Ohhh I haven't been there in so long....LOVE all the fabrics, I could find some great buys there!

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  42. Jungle Fashion District :)
    We have too much cold grey, brown and glass around us - good to have colours too!

    Happy 'Sunday in My City' greetings from Cairo!

    BLOGitsePHOTOS

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  43. Now that's so bright and colourful. What a day-brightener.

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  44. So much to choose from! I love the way they toss the bolts of cloth as they unwind and measure it. Flick!!

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  45. How cool....with that much store price must be good

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  46. wow fabric heaven!!!
    thanks for sharing--i guess i would have always thought the fashion district to be less of this and more clothes hanging on racks.

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  47. I admire pretty fabrics--though I haven't a clue what to do with it!

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  48. It would be fun to visit these shops and I'm not even a sewer. Looks like you had a beautiful day! xo

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  49. Beautiful colors! Great post, as usual. Thank you for opening my eyes to this part of LA. I will pay it a visit soon. It's nice to discover new things about your own city. Thank you, Joanna!

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  50. Oh my! I didn't see this when we visited Los Angeles a while back. Love the fabric colors!

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  51. i´d be in heaven! lucky you! have a great week dear:)

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  52. While the colors of the fabrics were very nice, it was the blueness of the sky that I liked the best!

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  53. Such a great post, Joanna. Loved getting this glimpse inside your world.

    I forget that we are both in California!

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  54. Joanna - I loved these. I love fabric.
    and City shots. Thank you for posting these.

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