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Monday, February 9, 2009

My designing friend Zang Toi was honored by the American Cancer Society last week for being the #1 fundraiser for Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. In addition to holding fundraising events and sales, Zang rode in the Livestrong Challenge. That’s dedication!

Zang and Lance Armstrong

Naturally, I wore one of my many Zang Toi dresses to the event. This one is navy velvet. And backless.


The New York Times ran a photo from the event in its Sunday Styles section.

From the New York Times

In the photo, Miss Universe is wearing the sex-ay peacock minidress that Eva Longoria previously wore. It’s from the same season as my green Zang gown with peacock accessories.

Meanwhile, my other designing friend, Christian Francis Roth, let me know that pieces from his Francis line are now available at Bloomingdales. Check out the subway map dress.

“Does my ass look big in this map?”
Click the photo for a close-up.

here to see all the pieces.

I think it’s very thoughtful of Christian to design a dress that will save a bitch from getting lost in NYC. This would be perfect for gorgeous blogger Mahalo Jen, who has expressed concerns about using mass transit. Next, Christian needs to design a dress with cab fare pinned to it. That’s what I need.

Even without a cab-fare dress, I’m having a great day. My Victoria Buckle Ring is on Fashion Week Daily’s Obsessions page. Thank you, Fashion Week Daily! As a bonus, I made the Blogger Spotlight in the Independent Fashion Bloggers weekly newsletter. My mom is so proud! Seriously, she emailed me to say she was proud. In case you don’t get the newsletter (if you’re a fashion blogger, sign up!), here is my spotlight, complete with Gigi the dog and her giant tongue.

This week’s Blogger Spotlight goes to the gorgeous Wendy of Wendy Brandes Jewelry! There are a lot of jewelry blogs out there, but none even come close to the hilarity and sass of Wendy Brandes. I remember when she just started her blog, as she’s an independent designer, and when Britney Spears stole her ring, so she had to get the word out. A year and a half later it’s one of the best and most fun blogs on the internet. Wendy’s an absolute star.

Nominated by: Dramatis Personae, Apricot Tea, Miss Chrisette, and Swell Vintage

Kisses to the gorgeous bloggers who nominated me — don’t be surprised if my mom sends y’all thank-you notes.

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46 Responses to “Congrats to Zang Toi, CFR and … Me!”

  1. ...love Maegan says:

    congrats! love your backless dress …fabulous!

  2. Alicia/InstantVintage says:

    THAT IS SO COOL!!! Everything, I mean.

  3. Practically Perfect In Every Way says:

    Oh MY GOSH!!! so so so so proud of you and your amazing talent! this is almost better than being spotlighted on my facebook!


    youre a star, but WE already knew that!

  4. Sal says:

    ZOW! That backless velvet dress is breathtaking on you, lady. And congrats on your IFB shoutout!

  5. apricot tea. says:

    Yayyy. You got the feature! :] Wooo.

  6. Dr Zibbs says:

    Very pretty dress.

  7. Skye says:

    You look gorgeous in that backless dress! Good work on the rise to blogging celebrity status!

  8. Swell Vintage - Frankie says:

    You look so glamorous, Wendy! x

  9. SnapandPrint says:

    Love the backless dress and the subway map dress.

  10. lisa says:

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! The backless dress looks great on you, you saucy minx. 😉

  11. thepreppyprincess says:


  12. Tavi says:

    Congrats on IFB and to your friends! Christian should design a dress with a map of my room so I’ll be able to find things more easily!

  13. Nina (femme rationale) says:

    i swear, your posts never fail at getting a giggle out of me. and i am dying over your navy dress. it’s gorgeous…and you wearing it w/ur red lips and beautiful smile is perfection!

    and no offense, but i would steal ur ring, too. the gold w/the diamonds is amazing!

  14. * Fashion Dreamer * says:

    Yay congrats Ms B! You look beautiful in that dress too

  15. ambika says:

    Congrats! & I'm dying over that velvet dress.

  16. Vyque says:

    beautiful dress!

  17. The Vegetable Assassin says:

    You are SUCH the celebrity Miss B. And navy blue velvet? YUM!!!

  18. Hannah is Narnia's Closet says:

    congrats! and wow – the dress is BEAUTIFUL – the velvet with the drop back – WOW!

    check out my blog

  19. Hannah is Narnia's Closet says:

    congrats! and wow – the dress is BEAUTIFUL – the velvet with the drop back – WOW!

    check out my blog

  20. Duchesse says:

    Just great, it doesn’t get better!

  21. The Clothes Horse says:

    I freakin’ love that velvet dress–ravishing!
    Love your motto “wear what you want.”

  22. KD says:

    I’ve seen one of my classmates sport a subway-map hoodie, but the dress is so much better. Your backless dress is also awesome. 🙂

  23. cybill says:

    Congratulations on everything!

  24. Belle de Ville says:

    Congrats Wendy. I know that you work hard at your blog which is one of the best…and you deserve this.

  25. Key says:

    You look great on that gorgeous dress 🙂


  26. Tanya Espanya says:

    Can you stand one more comment about how beautiful and delicious you look?! So fabulous!

  27. Fashion Therapist says:

    Amazing dress. It looks great on you.

  28. petite and dynamite says:

    Ha! Tavi, good one. No he should design a map of my desk! Seriously, all good news – great post – so uplifting. LOVE that buckle ring. And Kudos, to you and your support of charities… so nice.

  29. Jen (MahaloFashion) says:

    OMG wendy you are hilarious, that is the perfect dress! I think I will manage I’ve been on subways everywhere why should NY be any different? We’ll if I dont come back to my blog, then you’ll know I’ve been killed on the NYC subway;)

    OMG I love your velvet dress, you should send me some better pics so I can add it to my velvet trends section.

  30. Renaissance Woman says:

    Congrats…and I love the dress. But more than anything, I love pictures of your puppy. SO CUTE!

  31. Material Girl says:

    Congrats on the IFB spotlight…and holy guacamole, you are even more ridiculously hottt than that gorgeous dress! Hot damn, girl.

  32. Style Maven says:

    ohh the backless dress is stunning, and love that it’s velvet. thanks for the comment:), i love your blog! trade links?

  33. Sharon Rose says:

    Hi there-the backless dress is a knockout and well done on your feature, fabulous news!!

  34. -h of candid cool says:


    the backless dress is stunning on you!

  35. Make Do Style says:

    Love the navy blue backless dress – velvet is luxury!!

  36. StyleSpy says:

    Nummy, nummy velvet dress, girlfriend. Lip-smackin’, even. Also love the idea of the subway map dress, although I do not so much love the shape — way too babydoll nightie. Maybe your friend Christian will do something in that print that a grown-up lady could wear?

  37. WendyB says:

    StyleSpy: Ha! You’re right, I would have loved to have that dress but I can’t wear that shape. I’m getting two other dresses that are more my usual fit. One of them isn’t on the Bloomies site. The other I will surprise you with.

  38. market publique says:

    Congrats on being nominated for IFB Blogger Spotlight! You deserve it!
    I love that Zang Toi dress… and now I am obessing over that Francis Roth dress with the subway map. It’s so me!

  39. *Lady D* says:

    Congrats on your nommination! You most definitely deserve it. And you are killing that dress,you look gorgeous!

  40. jennine says:

    i’m so glad you won the blogger spotlight too!

    and i love the backeless dress, been waiting for you to show it for a while now.

  41. enc says:

    How cool that you were double-featured!

    I love that dress on you. Backless is your look. And blue is your color.

  42. Brigadeiro says:

    CONGRATS! And oh boy, Wendy, you look sizzlin’ hot in that dress!

  43. Lynette says:

    All I can say is you know how some folks are on the way, well, WendyB, you’ve arrived! I’ll just bet MrB cannot take his eyes off you in that backless dress. And I’m feeling you mother’s pride in your accomplishments. Hip, hip, hooray times three for our one and only WendyB!

  44. Marian says:

    darling congrats!!!! fab that you made the weekly spotlight and super deserved.Your backless dress is GORGEOUS!!!
    muah x

  45. fashion herald says:

    congrats and congrats! and that zang toi gown is flawless on you.

  46. TokyoBunnie says:

    that dress is gorgeous on you!