A Gala Dinner

Beautiful tables and atmosphere!

I had never been to a “Gala” dinner before.  The e-mail from Vogue about the Magic of Mohair Gala said to wear dinner/cocktail attire.  I’m from the west coast – that means clean jeans, usually!  But this was New York City, one step away from Paris and the heart of Fashion Design.  So I went shopping, one dress, jacket, shoes, hose, makeup and several heart palpitations later – I was ready!

From left to right, I am surrounded by the garments of the student runner-up, my garments, me, and the Winning garment by Laura Zukaite.

It was everything I could have hoped for.  The Trianon Ballroom at the Hilton was elegant.  From the Chandaliers and lighting to the table decorations – it was a beautiful setting for the dinner and Competition Fashion Show.  It became the night of a lifetime for me as my name went up on the large screen to announce the 1st runner-up – Lynette Meek!  This meant that my garments would be part of a fashion photo shoot and my pattern for the Victorian Falls Wrap and Sheath would be published in the best knitting magazine in the world.  Very heady stuff for a knitter and knitting teacher with a penchant for playing with yarn!

My apologies, while I took photo’s of most the garments in the Fashion show, I did not get all the names and missed at least one garment.  The show was too fast, or I was too enthralled by it all to capture all of the information – if you can match some names to garments, please let me know!  Here is a link to a flickr slideshow of the garments and awards at the Gala.

My moment in the Sun!

I did not sleep that night and I am still on cloud 9. 

Reality is fast hitting as I am preparing for the Mad About Ewe Knitting Retreat.  It will run the 11, 12, and 13 of February in approx 2 weeks.  Lots to do – but all of it involves knitting.  What could be better in life?!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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5 Responses to A Gala Dinner

  1. Sara says:

    Yaaaayyy! Lynette, you deserve all of this attention for your amazing work. Truly incredible. Congratulations.

  2. Cat Bordhi says:

    Lynette- Your garment is stunning! I am so glad you won (I call that winning!). Wish I had seen you and the show but I had to be elsewhere. I shall admire it wholeheartedly in the magazine when it comes out. Good for you!

    • Thank-you Cat! I call it winning too – I felt I won when I was one of the 12 finalists! To make it to 1st runner up and publication – more than I had ever hoped for!
      Happy Knitting Lynette

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