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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tonight, I went to a screening of Inequality for All, a documentary in which former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the causes and effects of the widening income gap in the U.S.  Reich is an excellent speaker, so the movie is entertaining as well as educational. I like that vibe. In fact, I strive for that combination when I’m writing about serious issues on this blog. Admittedly, I didn’t feel the movie offered any real solutions to the problem, but I still recommend it because it can definitely help you understand the issues. Then when you argue about politics and the economy with your drunk uncle during Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll know what you’re talking about. The movie opens this weekend.

It feels a bit strange to segue from a movie about economic problems into an outfit photo, but … I don’t have anything else for you today. In other words, “That’s all there is. There isn’t anymore.”  Did you know that line I just quoted — “That’s all there is, etc.” — has been used in theater and film adaptations of the Madeline book series as well as in the 2005 remake of the movie King Kong? (I don’t know if it’s in the earlier Kong movies.) I often think of it, for some reason.

legoresizeWhat Wendy Wore
Dress: JC de Castelbajac (2009, last seen here)
Shoes: JC de Castelbajac (2009)
Purse: Sonia Rykiel (2009)

I know some folks believe that you can’t wear a statement piece for more than one season. Clearly, I disagree because if a 2009 oversize Lego print doesn’t make a statement, I don’t know what does! It’s been four years, and I plan to keep on wearing it.

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12 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Castelbajac Lego Dress to a Movie”

  1. Lynnski says:

    I think you need a different purse with that fabulous dress. How about an oversize multicolor clutch made entirely of LEGO bricks? It’s gorgeous! Handmade in Kraków, Poland and sold on etsy.

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/003.....3_2cq3.jpg

    I had to do a little sleuthing on your behalf. It disturbs me to see you looking so conservative! :-)

  2. How do you know my uncle?? : > I really like R. Reich too – he had a good piece in the Times yesterday on the same topic. You look gorgeous, natch, and the dress is so fine. xo

  3. Tina says:

    THanks for the heads-up about the film! I teach a social inequality class at a prison. It really is interesting to discuss class issues with those guys.
    That outfit is fucking fantastic!

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Ooh, this movie is perfect for you. Check it out and tell me what you think!

      (I really don’t think there are any solutions given in it. He’s very big on unions, but I don’t think that’s the answer these days.)

  4. Suzanne says:

    Wow that is one wild dress! Very unique.

    The shoes are fantastic too.

    I agree…I think you need to switch out your bag for that hilarious clutch.

    You have such an eclectic wardrobe.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  5. Did JC de Castelbajac make those shoes specifically for that dress? They go perfectly!

  6. Gabriala says:

    Looks fresh and new to me! xo