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Friday, May 23, 2014

My designing friend Zang Toi had a sample sale earlier this week, and I joined him at his showroom to sell my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes jewelry.

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Sharing a selfie with Zang’s “Haute Couture” dress form.

In between customers, I admired Zang’s offerings, including this dress from his Spring 2014 “Ballet Babe” collection.

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Click to see the dress on the runway.

I couldn’t resist trying on a couple of dresses. I decided to be adventurous, choosing ones that my right-hand woman Eryn would describe as “pounds of fabric.” It turns out that a giant dress that has been fitted to a toothpick-thin, 6′-tall model looks rather comical on a 5’4″ civilian.  This high/low (or “mullet“) gown looked elegant on the runway.

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Photo courtesy Hollywood Life. Click for source.

But I looked kinda like Little Bo Peep.

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LOL.

This plaid gown was more my style, even though it was still about 3′ too long.

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I got a great workout wrestling that gown into the dressing room. That’s a whole lot of dress.

My own outfit for the sale was more streamlined.

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Top: MaxMara (pre-2005, seen here in 2010)
Jeggings: J. Brand (2010-ish? Recently seen here)
Shoes: Givenchy (2014, previously seen here)
Necklace: My own chicken-in-egg locket design.

I had an extra-special sale of my sterling-silver squirrel necklaces going on that day. Everyone who bought them bought two!

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My squirrel necklace photographed against one of Zang’s dresses.

Even though the squirrel price has gone back up a bit, it’s still on sale for $25. Click here to purchase one … or two!

 

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6 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Hanging Out at Zang Toi’s Showroom”

  1. Sigh…a New York sample sale. It’s worlds away from my little suburban life here in Vancouver, Canada!! Glad I get to experience it all through you, dear Wendy!! P.S. I think you could totally rock that plaid gown…it just needs a little hem work (or a pair of Gaga-worthy platform heels!!)

  2. stacy says:

    I love plaid!!
    Even Spaceballs One has ‘gone to plaid.’

  3. Lyosha says:

    those dresses look nice on you even like that. The squirrel necklace is uber cute!