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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My designing friend Zang Toi showed his Spring 2013 line on September 9 during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.  I wore the floor-length, cowboy-print dress I got from Zang’s Spring 2011 collection. I kept the accessories casual with a fringed purse and boots; I’m not sure that the lady in the blue shirt on the left approved.

What Wendy Wore
Dress: Zang Toi (2011, last seen here)
Purse: Prada (purchased on eBay in 2008)
Boots: Jil Sander (pre-2005)

Or maybe she noticed my dress was a little rumpled. I got dressed at the last minute and only then realized that I should have steamed the dress. Because there was no time, I decided to tell myself that all the creasing happened in the taxi on the way over to the show. Mind over matter!

Gorgeous designer/blogger Stacy Lomman accompanied me to the show, wearing the Union Jack ribbon dress from her own Fall 2012 Modern World collection.

Click for Stacy’s post.

While I was taking pictures of Stacy from the front, a whole bunch of people lined up to take pictures of her back.

My seat at Zang’s show allowed me to peek backstage as the models got ready to walk out. This was the opening look.

Zang made icy pastels look very sex-ay.

I caught one model getting a last-minute hair touch-up.

I would have had a lot more photos and video to share, but I lost my iPhone on the way home from the show. This happened the day after I lost an important earring at Madonna’s Yankee Stadium concert. Not a good couple of days for me. I was able to track the phone to Jamaica, Queens, with the Find My iPhone app. I sent it an emergency message, saying there would be a reward for its return. No luck. What kind of person keeps a phone with 100 photos of a grumpy-faced cat on it? There’s something extra mean about depriving a person of her (un-backed-up) cat pictures.

Fortunately, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week official YouTube channel has some highlights from the show. Enjoy!

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15 Responses to “What Wendy Wore (and Lost): At Zang Toi’s Spring 2013 Show”

  1. Lynette says:

    Hey, WendyB, that’s rotten about what you’ve lost. But I wouldn’t worry about that woman in the blue shirt. I think she’s got spinach stuck between her teeth and picked (pun intended) the worst possible moment to work on removing it.

  2. Megan Mae says:

    Ohmygoodness! Sorry about your phone. It must be back luck for phones or something because mine just borked tonight.

  3. Amazing pics, WB!
    Love your dress!
    And that lavender high-low gown is one of my favorite pieces over all from the Spring 2013 collections… so gorgeous!


  4. mystyle says:

    Hi my dear-so sorry to hear that your phone was not returned-how mean indeed ;-( Stacy’s dress is fabulous, she is very talented and it goes without saying you look lovely too! Sabrina is totally adorable, she looks so content and gorgeous xx

  5. Stunning dress, Wendy! My own preferred method of dealing with wrinkles is denial, thumbs up! I disagree with blue-shirt lady and think the fringed bag is a perfect touch.

    Crappy about your phone, especially so soon after the guitar pick. 🙁 I’m another who hangs on to things and rarely loses them, and it’s unsettling! Hope it gets returned.

    • WendyB says:

      Stacy once came over and was stunned to find I only had an ancient, scarily stained iron that hadn’t been used in years. She said, “What do you do when things are wrinkled?!” and I was like, “Not wear them.”

  6. Oh no! Not your iPhone too. What a bummer.

    Your Zang Toi dress is great. Isn’t it supposed to be cool in NY by now though? It’s been in the 90s here and I keep pining for the NY Septembers of my past, but maybe global warming has left cool NY Septembers permanently in the past.

    The models all look lovely.

  7. Tina says:

    Great seat at the show! At least you got some good pics out of it…stupid phone 🙁

  8. SarahMac says:

    I lost my smartphone when I left it on top of the car and drove off. It shot off the roof into the undergrowth somewhere. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears that day.

  9. Aggie says:

    I use the same excuse whenever I turn up with wrinkled clothes. Human beings sit, it’s impossible to have wrinkle-free clothes.

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your phone. On the bright side, maybe the thief fell in love in Fitzroy.

  10. Marti says:

    I never remember to save things onto a jumpdrive so I know what you mean. Bummer.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Sorry you lost your phone. I think your fabulousness–and Stacy’s–almost trumps that loss. I’m sure you have a new phone by now, completely stocked with photos of FitzRoy.