My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

We all know New York is the fashion capital of the US. So stepping my foot into the Big Apple was such a huge huge deal! This was the kind of place I only see in the movies. I was so excited that I have forgotten to schedule the most important part of the trip - at least for me (since my companions care so less about fashion than anything else).

So what is a trip to New York without a pit stop on the Garment District? To be specific, Mood Designer Fabrics was where I wanted to go.

If you don't know Mood, or you simply have been hiding under a rock, its the most popular fabric store in the heart of New York's fashion district. It was popularized by the hit show Project Runway. From then on, Mood has become mecca. People around the world travel just to have a glimpse of this fabric haven. And probably they would just take a photo and go.

Because it's pricey there. Or maybe because they just want to have a swatch or two of the most-awaited designer fabrics in the world.

Either way, a visit to this place is really worth it.

I was kinda hesitant to add that to our itinerary, though, but I knew I might never come back there again. So we did.

It was a day full of walking and biking, catching glimpses at the popular sites around the city. From Staten Island, we road the ferry going Manhattan. The goal was to visit as much sites as possible and not kill precious time wandering nowhere.

Here are some pretty spots where we took a little photo-op on:

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
The gorgeous State of Liberty. The closest I've been to it.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Beautiful structure of the triumphal arch and colonnade at Manhattan Bridge Entrance
 Perfect mix of old and new architecture against the blue sky backdrop.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Grace Church along Broadway Street.



My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
The so called Flatiron Building.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Inside the ground floor of the Empire State Building.


My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Gorgeous celebrities  who have been on the top viewing deck of the Empire State Building.
Unfortunately for us, after asking around how much the price would be, we didn't choose to go up to the top of the Empire State Building. Hopefully, there would be a next time.


My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Madison Square Garden.
We also had a quick detour inside the Central Park, a perfect break from the busy city.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Central Park, NY

 A few more snapshots and pit stops later, we finally made it to Mood Designer Fabrics. It was a difficult find because after all the biking that we did - with my parents already a bit exhausted - it got kinda frustrating looking at buildings that look similar to each other. It was past dusk and the city noise was getting a bit annoying. But the good thing was we found it. And, boy, it was a total relief!!

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Can you see my grin from ear to ear? That was how excited I was.
The entrance to the main floor will lead you the third floor of the building via the NYC's famous hand-operated elevator, where you will be greeted in a colorful disarray for fabrics, notions, trims.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
It just so happened that we visited Mood in an October, hence the Halloween decors.

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

I fell totally speechless when I saw this place. It's really a more sophisticated version of our local The Fabric Warehouse.

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics


My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Hundred bolts of colorful ribbons.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
More Bolts of laces and trims.
The shelves of bolts of fabrics were sectioned by fabric type.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

They also have a section for sewing classes they hold. Totally Cool!!! If I live somewhere near here, I'd probably spent the entire day here. There is just so much to learn here that one day would never be enough. 
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics


My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
And let us not forget the fabulous Boston terrier-mascot of Mood, Swatch,  also popularized by Project Runway.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
Totally adorable and always camera ready.!!
Aside from the complete selection of fabrics, notions, and sewing machines, the store boasts of different mannequins with dress designs using draping technique, mostly by the knowledgeable staff that they have there.
My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics

My Moment in Mood Designer Fabrics
There's also a selection of sewing machines, tracing paper rolls, sewing books, patterns and home fabrics and accessories. I really think one day is not enough to feel and take in all the beautiful stuff there. 

My Moment In Mood Designer Fabrics
Fashionary: A notebook filled with fashion croquis as well tips with design elements where one can draw on their designs with ease.

You can also purchase Fashionary here: 

My Moment In Mood Designer Fabrics

For me, it was such an awesome experience to have. Even though I only got a yard of a designer fabric that even until now has been left untouched by the sewing maching, it was still an amazing feeling.
My Moment In Mood Designer Fabrics
I just couldn't help myself. The fact that I've stepped my foot into this popular place made all the difference on how I view fashion and fabrics. Being a beginner 'sewist' and a fashion enthusiast, understanding and feeling the different texture of fabrics is such a crucial thing when you want to know what would work or drape well on the body. In Mood, I love the fact that the staff there were all so nice and accommodating. They made me feel like I'm already an expert sewist, seriously! And as a token of my visit, I got myself a book of course.
My Moment In Mood Designer Fabrics

You can also purchase the book here:




Mood Designer Fabrics
New York City
225 W 37th St 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

P (212) 730-5003
F (212) 221-1932
STORE HOURS
Mon-Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: Closed

Los Angeles
645 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

P (323) 653-6663
F (323) 653-6660
STORE HOURS
Mon-Fri:10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: Closed

Website: www.moodfabrics.com

Shifting towards Lifestyle

Shifting towards Lifestyle

Let me take a break from my travel blogging and discuss this site as a whole.

If you are new here, welcome and hope you're enjoying your stay here so far.

If you have been here before, you might have noticed some changes here recently. That's because I've tweaked this blog again for the umpteenth time.

How many times I've said to myself that I'm going to take blogging seriously - that I cannot count. But as far as I remember, this place has been through my ups and downs and my ins and outs. Even though it has tasted a lot of changes in its phase, it never complained on me and has remained my quiet refuge.

Notice too that I have changed the name from Silent Intention to simply, jenamaen.  Having analyzed the whole reason for this blog, the former name doesn't cut anymore. I think it has become too misleading and broad, let alone, too emotional. The latter, however, seemed more appropriate since, who else is this blog all about? And focusing more on having a lifestyle blog than blogging for mere outlet seem to make more sense nowadays. Thus,  joining in the bandwagon of the  lifestyle blogger wannabes is me... jenamaen.com. 

To remind myself of these recent changes - and to give you guys a walk-through - here's a brief description or tour of my blog.

About Me - I think this is pretty much self explanatory. And obviously, a main part of a website. I promise to update this once in while to keep up with my ever changing mood.

Travels - On this link, I will be adding posts about travels around the world. A fun corner to know more about what stuff we did on certain places.

Musings - This is basically stuff that contains more personal, pensive issues in my life - from devotionals, inspirational posts to random rants - this is a special place to know more about whats going on in my mind.

Beauty - I won't deny the fact that I am a beauty lover too. So I cannot take this link away. From Makeup Reviews, beauty events, Daily looks and Selfies - you will find them here. I also added some Food related posts too when I'm in the mood. You can also find here the narrative of my journey with Allergic Rhinitis (basic explanation of allergy-like symptoms, food to avoid and food to take while experiencing the symptoms and various research I find along the way) which will be posted under 'Health'.

Collectibles - This is a special corner for my other interests in life from books to sewing. Book Insight will be filled with my reactions on certain books that I've finished reading. Literary will be filled with select poems and pieces I've written in the past and some random ones in the present. I will be adding more here as soon as my interests lead me to them.

Contact - Pretty self explanatory too. You can shout out to me using the form that can be found here.

Shop - You can find here related items or specific ones that I have in my blog which you can purchase through Amazon.com.

That's it for the links. Have a quick look in the site and please comment me any suggests you might have that I can possibly add here. Also, comment down below if you have any recommendations of beautiful lifestyle blogs that you think would interest me, I would so love to know. Your blog may be useful too! :)

I hope this blog will help you in one way or another. If not, I just hope you find it interesting enough.  

Beyond the Rolling Hills ft. Honest Batanes (Part 2)

Beyond the Rolling Hills ft. Honest Batanes (Part 2)
Batanes is not limited to breathtaking views and amazing sceneries. If you take whole tours, you will be treated to a delightful experience that will literally take your breath away.

Here's the rest of the story of my take on Batanes.

From where I left off on my previous entry, we were at the start of the South Batan Island Tour. After writing our well-wishes on the blank books at the Blank Book Archives near San Carlos Boromeo Church, we headed off to see the exquisite Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse.

More than an Escape Ft. Honest Batanes (Part 1)

More than an Escape Ft. Honest Batanes (Part 1)

For some reasons, my write-up about our Batanes trip has been way too late. And maybe there is a reason why I saw 'You're my Boss' movie a year too late.

Because, obviously, that motivated me to finally sit down and recount my experiences about my own trip to the beautiful island on the northern part of the Philippines.

Book Insight: Girl Online

Book Insight: Girl Online

Synopsis:

Penny has a secret. 
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. 
But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

Author:

Zoe Sugg is an English fashion and beauty vlogger and Internet personality. She is best known for her Zoella channel on Youtube., which attracts millions of subscribers. She has won numerous blogging honors, including Cosmopolitan Beauty Blog and Vlogger Awards, a BBC Radio 1 Teen Award, a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, and a Teen Choice Award. Girl Online is her first novel. Girl Online: On Tour is her next novel.

How To Get Back into Blogging

How to get back in to Blogging
Have you ever felt the feeling that somehow you have been left behind by time and all your contemporaries have reached their goals and have become successful in their field?

Well, in terms of blogging, that's exactly how I've been feeling.

I mean, if I look around me (that is, world-wide-web speaking) girls who stemmed from blogging or Youtube-ing are being featured on the magazines, partnered with prestigious brands, or simply have established a brand name of their own.

Life Lessons from the Pacquiao Talk



In light of the issue with Manny Pacquiao's statement with regards to homosexuality, I was pushed to question myself with a lot of things.

This is not about whether I agree or not. This is about the principles that I learned from the example that he has set.

Because, you know, despite all of the negative things one could see from the situation, there are still some positive things one can learn from it. And these are mine...

Midweek Gratitude

I love these moments of peace.

This moment in the morning where I break the pace of my thoughts and just let it be still while I meditate on God's Words and, after that, read a couple more other books.

Things I Learned: Writer's Secrets



In my last post, I related my excitement on the Writer's Block Event: Jumpstart your Freelance Writing Career.

I have channeled the writer inside me that wants to show off for so long. Nothing could replace the feeling of belonging-ness among the like-minded individuals that I have searched for so long.

Oh the bliss of a wanna-be.....

This time though, I want to share some lessons and tips that I have learned while sitting there and listening to the experiences that the speakers have shared.

Events: Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career


Just got back from a successful, informative event called "Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career" hosted by Writer's Block Philippines.

Yup, you read that right.

I'm actually taking this seriously. This writing thing.

Freelance writing is not a far-away dream anymore. It's actually attainable and can be sustainable as well.


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