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Monday, December 30, 2013

Here’s a “What Wendy Wore” outfit for each month of 2013. Click the photos for the original posts.

I got the year off to a lively start with the vintage dress I wore last New Year’s Eve.


January 2013: MrB liked this one a lot.

I wore fuchsia again in February to Vanity Fair’s Oscar party. My designing friend Zang Toi made this gown specifically to go with my ruffled, blue jacket by Junya Watanabe.


February 2013: In the pink.

Good fashion lasts a long time. In March, I wore a leopard-print Diane von Furstenberg dress I got in 2002. I wore the same dress again the following month so I could be camouflaged while visiting Africa.


March 2013: Leopard print and red lipsticks are classics.

In April, I had a more satisfactory experience with a crazy-looking pair of Prada boots than I’d had previously.


April 2013: I look awfully happy with myself!

I tried a different way of wearing another challenging piece in May. This psychedelic vintage top looked better with a navy skirt than it did with jeans.


May 2013: Stacy Lomman suggested this combination.

I met a female bodybuilder on a trip to Las Vegas in June and we struck a pose together. I wore a Castelbajac dress for the occasion.


June 2013: Click to see the full photo.

I met Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey in July. I had designed jewelry featuring her double-ax logo, so that was definitely the most important part of that outfit. Here you can see my ax necklace with an Alexander McQueen top.


July 2013: Posing with Skylar. Click to see my full outfit.

In August, for a special Eminem concert hosted by G-Shock, I wore what’s become a frequent concert outfit: one of my two Damien Hirst skull t-shirts, jeans and lug sole shoes I got in London this summer.


August 2013: Hot and sweaty after the show.

My designing friend Zang Toi dressed me like a mermaid for the Fashion Week party he threw in September.


September 2013: Can’t wait to wear this outfit again.

My outfit for a Nine Inch Nails concert in October was inspired by ’80s Madonna.


October 2013: I hated shorts until very recently. Stacy Lomman changed my mind.

I felt great in this high/low dress by Zang Toi at the Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Awards in November. I’d previously worn it in 2012.


November 2013: I like the way this shows off my shoes!

I’ve got a new picture for this month. On Monday, December 23, I went to dinner with the family for my birthday. It was very warm that day, with a high in the 60s. It was also warm in my apartment. You know those days when you’re sweating while you’re IN the shower? It was like that. At the last minute, I decided not to wear the wool dress I had planned on and put on an Ossie Clark dress that I usually wear in the spring.

ossiebdayresizeWhat Wendy Wore for Her Birthday Dinner
Dress: Vintage Ossie Clark (acquired in 2009, previously seen here)
Boots: Prada (2008 or 2009, previously seen here)
Purse: Prada (same year as the boots)
Necklace: My own design
Lip color: Pleasure Bomb by RiRi Hearts Mac

The pearl pendant is one I redesigned for myself in 2011. Here’s a close-up of it.


Click for original post.

Even after I redesigned it, I wasn’t wearing this piece much. Recently, I realized it was because the 18″ chain wasn’t right for the pearl. I switched it to a 22″ chain a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve worn it nearly every day since.  I’m also wearing the fuchsia “Pleasure Bomb” lipstick from Rihanna’s collection for MAC a lot.  Great staying power and it goes well with all my fuchsia dresses. I think it’s sold out online but you should be able to find it on eBay.

Have you decided what you’re wearing for New Year’s yet?

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16 Responses to “Year in Review: What Wendy Wore in 2013”

  1. stacy says:

    How come you’re so bootiful?
    Every pic, every outfit is more gorg than the next.

    Happy 2014!

  2. nathana says:

    Wow that mermaid outfit, and your hair! The fushia’s, and the Zang Toi not to mention the boots! Such fun. Gorgeous pearl pendant.

    And I’ll be wearing your outfit from last New Year’s Eve for this year — at least in my mind. Thanks for sharing all the good looks!! So glad I can live vicariously through a friend with the best taste in the world. Also, miss the LUNA ring already!!! XOOXO Happy New Year darling, to you and Mr. B and the entire family.

  3. Ann says:

    Your outfit are speaking to me. Great mix of creativity, vintage and modern here. I love your stylish combinations, thanks for stopping by my blog!

    blue hue wonderland

  4. Gorgeous outfits for 2013, Wendy. Will look forward to seeing the 2014 creations! Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  5. Thanks for linking up all these fab creations with Visible Monday. And Happy New Year!

  6. If ever there was a woman BORN to wear Ossie Clark, it is you! Lovely. What a fun year for you, and it was a treat to share a bit of it on your blog.
    Looking extremely good, young lady!
    Happy New Year, Wendy.

  7. Melanie says:

    You are a fantastic calendar woman. Each magnificent outfit has an equally riveting story behind it.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so glad Stacy changed your mind about shorts. The world needs to see your legs!

    You had really great looks last year. I always feel inspired by your fashion choices. I loved how you styled the mary jane boots. The DVF dress looks like it was custom-made for you. But the Zang Toi dresses, wow. He really knows how to create for you. I think today, my favorite is the high-low dress. So clever and wonderful.