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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tweet MrB and I had a 4th of July dinner with our designing friend Zang Toi last night. Zang and I made a nice red, white and blue pair. Zang wore one of his trademark, self-designed mini-kilts. (I love those shoes he wears with them; I’m noticing a lot of menswear looks in women’s shoes […]

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Tweet 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. In between customers, I admired Zang’s offerings, including this dress from his Spring 2014 “Ballet Babe” collection. I couldn’t resist trying on a couple of dresses. I […]

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Tweet I was very pleased with the blue lipstick — Doll by Ka’Oir – that I wore to my designing friend Zang Toi’s Fall/Winter 2014 runway show last month. Because I was happy with that one, I wasn’t planning on buying another blue lipstick, but I couldn’t resist a deeper shade by Melt Cosmetics, mainly […]

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Tweet Every year, the Vanity Fair Oscar party is the Best!Party!Ever! Last night was no exception. We walked in right behind Paula Patton, who is quite tall and looked RADIANT without that up-to-no-good Robin Thicke by her side. I couldn’t get over her perfect skin. Paula, Glenn Close, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck all had […]

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tweet The last time I wore the mermaid outfit by my designing friend Zang Toi, the weather in New York City was monsoon-like. Now, in Los Angeles, the weather is … monsoon-like. MrB said cheerfully, “At least you’re dressed to swim home!” Indeed I am! What Wendy Wore Halter and skirt: Zang Toi (2013) Shoes: […]

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tweet My designing friend Zang Toi (pronounced “Toy”) presented his Fall 2014 collection at the tents at Lincoln Center last Wednesday. Zang is often inspired by places and eras, and this season’s inspiration was 1930s Shanghai, aka the “Paris of the Orient.” Highlights included the sleek trouser suits Zang does so well … … brocade […]

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tweet Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards lunch was held on Tuesday at Cipriani (the home of delicious Bellinis). I won the Rising Star Award for fine jewelry in 2012. This year, I nominated jewelry-designing sisters Yolanda and Amaia Torrubia of Torrubia & Torrubia for the same category, so I went to the lunch to show […]

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tweet MrB gave a speech about ethics in journalism on Sunday night. He was addressing the alumni of an interesting program called Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. The FASPE website says: “The Fellowships provide journalism, law, medical, and seminary students a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role […]

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Tweet 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. I wore fuchsia again in February to Vanity Fair’s Oscar party. My designing friend Zang Toi made […]

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tweet Whenever my designing friend Zang Toi and I do a sale together, we end up buying each others’ wares. Yesterday, Zang bought my heart and bunny stud earrings for the ladies in his office. I tried on a jacket that I’d admired during the runway show for Zang’s Spring 2013 Bouquet D’Amour collection. It’s […]

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