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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tweet I was reading the Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar issue and it included an article analyzing what color and style of gown was most likely to be worn by winning actresses. Gold was the lucky color, worn by 50% of the winners, with white in second place at 36%. But I lost all interest in the […]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tweet Cabaret is one of my favorite musicals, but somehow I’d never managed to see the live theater version starring Alan Cumming as the Emcee. Not in 1993, when he did it in London, nor in 1998 on Broadway. Well, he’s back in his star-making role — only through March — at Studio 54 and […]

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tweet The Academy Awards don’t take place until Feb. 22 in Los Angeles, but the “Academy Awards of the jewelry industry” have come and gone! Jewelers of America presented its GEM Awards — honoring “the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches” — last Friday at Cipriani […]

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tweet Here’s a “What Wendy Wore” outfit for each month of 2014. Click the photos for the original posts. I love vintage clothes, so I wore a Spring 1992 Versace dress to my New Year’s party.  I last wore it to ring in the year 2008. A few weeks ago, I discovered this little photo […]

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tweet I had a moment of deja vu when I saw a photo of a pink matador-style jacket on the runway at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spanish-inspired Spring 2015 show on Sunday. #455868766 / gettyimages.com My designing friend Zang Toi did a pink matador jacket for his Spanish-inspired collection for Spring 2010. You can see a […]

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tweet Zang Toi’s Spring 2015 runway show this week reminded me that I had an outfit photo with a Zang dress that I’ve been meaning to post since May! What Wendy Wore Dress: Zang Toi (2007?) Purse: Prada (2007) Shoes: Prada (2010) I’d have to ask Zang exactly what season this dress is from, but […]

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tweet Last night, I went to my designing friend Zang Toi’s Spring 2015 runway show at Lincoln Center. The show was also a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Zang’s line. That’s a long run in fashion! You have to multiply fashion years the way you would dog years. Like, 25 years in fashion is […]

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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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