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PR Day at Elliott Berman Textiles in NYC By DianeSev on 12/20/12 3:54 PM

Oh, the Glamour! The PatternReview Anniversary Party!

By Peter in NYC

Me and Eugenia of Elliott Berman Textiles

Me and Eugenia of Elliott Berman Textiles

As promised, readers, here are some photos from last night's star-studded, super-fun PatternReview NYC anniversary bash at Elliott Berman.  I met so many interesting people, the food was delicious, and I even won fabric!

"Clio", Maria, Robin, Mimi, and Cindy

Our hosts, Matthew and Eugenia of Elliott Berman Textiles, could not have been more welcoming.  And -- get this -- there were like six men there!



MPB reader-hunk Mark

MPB reader-hunk Mark

In the first of the evening's many competitions, "Name That Swatch," volunteers were blindfolded and asked to guess what fabric they were touching.  I won the first round with my answer, silk.


Playing "Name That Swatch"


(", silk...maybe rayon...denim...Kleenex?")

 My prize was a huge piece of a beautiful muted green Valentino viscose/silk blend.   I think this may end up being a shirt for Michael me!

Peter in NYC

Dog admiring Peter's prize

I also won a robin's egg blue silk gazar scarf by answering a trivia question relating to a designer who had once been a member of the Italian Communist Party.  (Answer: Miuccia Prada -- too easy.)

Peter's other prize

Another shot of Peter's prize

Another prizewinner

Along with booze and assorted snacks, there was a fabulous carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  Unfortunately, this meant I had to go home and have reverse-dinner (where you eat the dessert before your meal), which always feels icky.


I got to meet some of my favorite bloggers and many wonderful sew-people, including Mimi of Shop the Garment District, designer/costumer/instructor Cindy Chock, Kelli of True Bias, Maria, Robin, Leu, and so many others.

Me and Kelli

Me and Kelli

Leu in her Gertie dress

Leu in her Gertie dress

One highlight was getting to see Clio's sumptuous black leather Burdastyle jacket in the flesh.  Stunning.


Chic "Clio"

Lining of Clio's jackets

Perhaps the very best part, upon reflection, is that despite harsh lighting not seen since the early days of Technicolor film sets, we all looked pretty darn glamorous!

Spooky synchronicity: matching diagonals!

Spooky synchronicity: matching diagonals!

PR Day at Elliott Berman - Group shot

Needless to say, my color block shirt was a popular topic of discussion (especially since I raised it endlessly), and I am hoping it earns me deep discounts at Elliott Berman for years to come.

All told, a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening.

Have a great day, everybody!

Watch Elliott Berman Textiles' slideshow of PR Day.

Visit Peter in NYC’s blog, Male Pattern Boldness.

Read Peter in NYC’s reviews.

Read ClioBklyn's review of her Burdastyle leather jacket.

4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
Nancy Rhodes said... (12/25/12 5:28 PM) Reply
Oh My How much fun.. and expertise for shopping the district.. To think I was only 8+ hr drive away... hope there is another. Silk Green Envy here... Nancy R.
Peter in NYC said... (12/22/12 6:08 PM) Reply
Thanks, guys!
a7yrstitch said... (12/21/12 7:51 PM) Reply
Thank you, Peter, for bringing the part home to the rest of us!
papago said... (12/21/12 0:45 AM) Reply
It sounds like you all had a fantastic time!! I'm jealous. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us and congratulations on your wins! Laura

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