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Monday, October 25, 2010

The producers of the play Time Stands Still — about a photojournalist injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq — invited members of the Committee to Protect Journalists to see the show the weekend before last. MrB is the chairman of CPJ so I got to go too. The always-excellent Laura Linney stars as Sarah, the photojournalist. Brian D’Arcy James plays James, Sarah’s partner and a war journalist himself. Eric Bogosian plays Richard, Sarah’s ex and the photo editor of a magazine, and Christina Ricci is Mandy, Richard’s much younger girlfriend.

Eric Bogosian is best known to most people for his 1987 Pulitzer-Prize-nominated play Talk Radio, which he wrote and starred in Off-Broadway and in a 1988 Oliver Stone-directed film. He is best known to me for his participation in the Law & Order franchise as Capt. Danny Ross on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.A  I was delighted to learn that Eric was expected at a cocktail party after the show. After my near-misses with Law & Order-ites Coco and Ice-T and Christopher Meloni and Richard Belzer, I was determined to embarrass myself by cornering Bogosian and taking his picture. MrB and I discussed my stalking strategy as we passed the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck on our walk from the theater to the party.

This truck is out and proud.

The cocktail party turned out to be split between three separate (and gorgeous) apartments. Bogosian cleverly hid from me the whole night, sticking to whichever apartment I was not in at the moment. I was terribly disappointed, but it wasn’t as bad as missing Sam Waterston would have been. I don’t know how I could show my face on this blog if I failed to stalk Sam and his beautiful brows.

At least I managed to take a picture with Eric Bogosian’s face on the theater marquee.

What Wendy Wore
Jacket: Christian Dior (2008)
Sweater: Alexander McQueen (pre-2005)
Skirt: Roland Mouret (pre-2005)
Shoes:
Lagerfeld (1994)
Bag:
Louis Vuitton Alma in Epi (2001)
Necklace:
My own acorn design

This was the second time I wore that outfit in a single weekend. Some bloggers are really into the “wardrobe remix” concept. They put loads of creative energy into finding new ways to combine old pieces in order to come up with totally fresh looks. I’m more into “wardrobe repeat.” I’ll wear one outfit all weekend and from year to year too: I modeled the same sweater, skirt and shoes in 2009 for my father’s birthday dinner. Also, I’ve worn that Dior jacket four times in the past two weeks, after leaving it in the closet for two years following its purchase. That’s how I roll, bitches.

Because I failed to snap Eric Bogosian, I made a special effort to take a picture of another dashing fellow — John Weis, the director of development and outreach for CPJ. John is always dressed to impress. I’m a big fan of his eye-catching colored shirts with matching ties. Check out his fabulous shoes, too.

John always looks great.

I bet John is a great wardrobe remixer. If I ever discover that he’s a good Law & Order actor stalker too, I’ll have to seriously consider turning over this blog to him.

UPDATED TO ADD: In the comments, John said that the shoes are silver wing tips from Florsheim by Duckie Brown that he got at the last Barneys Warehouse Sale. He says, “A friend suggested that it’s what the Tin Man would wear if he ended up on Wall Street.”

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26 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Time Stands Still”

  1. Jemina says:

    Wendy you look fabulous as always, Wendy B always delivers :)
    Wishing you a beautiful day

    XOXO
    J

  2. Cameron says:

    I love how dusty the jacket looks on John there. I’m sure it’s not, but it’s a good aging effect.

    And you’re not the only fashion-repeater in the house; I do it, too. My excuse is because I’ve a small wardrobe to begin with, but I’m slowly expanding it… very slowly, so maybe I won’t repeat so much in the future.

    Oh! The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck… is there a Big Gay Al involved?

  3. Yes, I too was wondering if Big Gay Al was the owner of the ice cream truck. Too bad you couldn’t get Al’s photo!!

  4. sharon rose says:

    Hi there-the Dior jacket is proving so versatile and looks fabulous with your Roland Mouret skirt!! Have a great week ahead! x

  5. Rosie says:

    You look lovely! I absolutely adore the cut of your skirt.

  6. That skirt is divine, very 1930s. I am very much into wardrobe repeat, as in: once I get home from work I always put my comfy pajamas on. And Mr Dreadful can just deal with it!

  7. That Roland skirt is gorgeous. I love the cut on the bottom of it and it pairs so nicely with that purse!

  8. hiyaluv says:

    you always look amazing. you could wear the same thing every day but your confidence, style, pizazz, and personality would outshine everyone in the place every time:)
    gina

  9. Fajr | Stylish Thought
    Twitter: stylishthought
    says:

    I’m all about a Wardrobe repeat, if it’s not broke then don’t fix it.

  10. Sally
    Twitter: sallymcgraw
    says:

    You are living proof that investing in quality is wise. All of those pieces are so fab!

    And John’s shoes made me squeal with joy.

    • John says:

      Thanks Sally. (and thanks Wendy!!!) My shoes are silver wing tips from Florsheim by Duckie Brown picked up at the last Barneys Warehouse Sale. A friend suggested that it’s what the Tin Man would wear if he ended up on Wall Street. :)

  11. Sheila says:

    I love that skirt – such a unique classic piece! You’re the master (mistress?) of snazzy dressing, Wendy!

  12. deja pseu
    Twitter: dejapseu
    says:

    I like your wardrobe philosophy, Wendy. Wear it if you feel it. So sorry your EB stalking was unsuccessful. ;-)

  13. Make Do Style
    Twitter: MakeDoStyle
    says:

    I love your outfit – I’m the same I’ll rewear the same thing lots. The skirt is my favourite it so swishy and fab xx

  14. enc says:

    You can’t turn this blog over to anyone else. You’ll eliminate my reason to live.

  15. Lizzi S. says:

    I love your wardrobe repeat! You’ve inspired me to take down my Alma bag and dust it off.

  16. stacy says:

    You are too funny! Great photo with Eric’s giant head in the background :) Fantastic skirt WendyB!
    And John’s shoes kick ass.

  17. Lynette says:

    You look fine and dandy, WendyB. Speaking of that Eric fellow, I believe he’s got some expressive eyebrows hisownself. Not that they’re in the class of Sam’s, of course.

  18. I love that Daisy Duck adorable skirt on you!

  19. apparellel says:

    yay! i love what wendy wore. your skirt is amazing. actually the whole outfit is—and you are looking gorgeous, as always.

    xxx
    t

  20. Kristin
    Twitter: BonBonRoseGirls
    says:

    That Dior jacket is crazy gorgeous and John’s wing tips are crazy hot!

  21. absolutely love that skirt!

  22. Susan says:

    I love this look- so serious but still fun :)
    the LV alma epi is one of the few LV bags I love :)
    xoxo