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Thursday, June 26, 2014

After I did yesterday’s post on “dresses through the years,” I did a collage of the oldest dress — a Versace — for Facebook. Here it is. Click to enlarge!

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That inspired me to do another collage for Throwback Thursday with an even older dress. This leopard-print Diane von Furstenberg has been on the blog a lot. The first photos I have of it are from June 2002. I apparently put it away for a number of years, but it’s been in frequent rotation since at least 2010. Again, click to enlarge.

leopard collage

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In the collage, clockwise from left: On the way to see my Cleopatra earrings make an appearance in Sex and the City 2; with my gorgeous, animal-print-loving sister Terri Berry at her wedding rehearsal dinner; this month, at the JCK jewelry show in Las Vegas, with beautiful jewelry wimmins Erika Winters and Shamila Jiwa.

Speaking of JCK and Vegas, the stunning and stunningly tall Barbara Palumbo wrote a highlarious account of our last night there, which included the Rob Thomas concert that took place in a pool. She noted my obsession with the pool performance:

“Wendy, in my opinion, is the sole reason that JCK Events will ALWAYS hold a concert in a pool. I never saw someone so excited to see such a mediocre well-known musician while standing in chlorine.”

It’s true and I’m not at all ashamed.

Even if you know nothing about JCK or jewelry, read Barbara’s post for her awesome new lyrics to Santana’s hit, “Smooth,” and her description of her conversation with hapless club-promoter Mike. She is not exaggerating her dialogue with him for effect. Honest to God, she said exactly those words at the top of her lungs, becoming one of my idols in the process. I want to use this technique on all unwanted public conversations from now on.

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4 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: One Dress in 2002, 2010 and Today”

  1. Okay. You win Most Admired Woman for Retaining Her Fabulous Figure Through the Decades Award. (No need to nominate anyone. You get to keep the award forever. And no interesting facts about yourself to publish. The MAWRHFFTDA I made up just for you and is an effort-free award experience. You’re welcome.)
    The dresses are wonderful, but you in them is what is inspiring!
    And I’m so digging your hair. Excellent.

  2. You totally rock both of these vintage beauties, dear Wendy!! (By the way, does fashion need to be a certain vintage to be officially considered “vintage?”) Your taste seems to be as all-over-the-map (oops, I mean eclectic!) as my own…animal print and pink and blue swirls don’t have a lot in common; but why should we have to pick a side, right?! And Ms. Palumbo’s account of your Vegas adventure was the highlight of my blog reading so far tonight!! ;)

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Ha ha — yes, I often find myself defending my “eclectic” taste in clothes as well as jewelry!

      And technically I think clothes have to be more than 20 years old to be called “vintage” but we don’t need to be so fussy!

      Barbara is highlarious.