I suffered a relapse of my cold after the big Food & Wine shoot on Saturday, so it was back to bed for me until Tuesday, when gorgeous blogger Tricia of Fashion Herald coaxed me out for the fashion-show launch of MNG by Mango for JCPenney. I will do anything for Tricia! As a bonus, Janelle Monae performed. Her style is as awesome as her voice. She was wearing her signature black and white, right down to her black-and-white wingtips.
I wore a Balenciaga dress I got in the spring. I love this dress in person, but hate it in photos. I am somewhat consoled by the fact that a young man parked himself by me during Janelle Monae’s performance to tell me that he liked my “hot curves” in the dress. (I waved him off with my wedding band before Tricia could give him the beatdown; she was poised to defend me from any mashers. ) His enthusiasm is the only reason I’m sharing this photo. And, yes, MrB knows all about this.
That day, gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted was winging her way to New York so she couldn’t join us at the event. I saw her on Wednesday. She took this picture as I was on my way to sell scrap gold on behalf of some customers. Gold is at yet another high (I’ll have a separate post on that soon) and several clients who have been waiting to redesign unworn jewelry are selling the old stuff now and putting the money into new looks.
What Wendy Wore
Leather Jacket: Christian Dior (2008)
Jeans: Acne (2009)
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma in Epi (2001)
Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli (2001)
Unseen Shoes: Michael Kors clogs (last seen here)
Lip color: Guess!
Jewelry: Boleyn necklace (hidden)
I got that jacket two years ago at Mrs. Sting’s yard sale in London and wore it for the first time last week. This is my year for wearing all the pieces I got at that sale: the lace Dolce & Gabbana coat, the red Zac Posen gown and now the jacket. All things in due time!
The jacket’s color makes me think of the leather jackets worn on the 1970s television show, Starsky & Hutch.
I put off wearing this jacket because I wasn’t sure what went with it. Finally, I decided that the black top and jeans combo that I wear nearly every day went just fine. Now that I’m thinking of Starsky & Hutch, I remember that I had a mad crush on David Soul (Hutch) in the ’70s. I even liked his song.
In the early ’80s, Elizabeth, the wife of Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) was infected with AIDS through a blood infusion she had during the birth of her daughter Ariel. Unaware she was ill, Elizabeth passed the disease to Ariel through her breast milk. Her son, Jake, contracted the disease in utero. Ariel died in 1988, after which Elizabeth started the Pediatric AIDS Foundation to help develop treatments for children with HIV and AIDS. Elizabeth died in 1994, and the foundation was renamed the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in her honor. Thanks in part to the foundation’s efforts, Jake is alive and well.
- To contribute to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, click here.
- Follow the foundation on Twitter.
- Become a fan of the foundation on Facebook.
Damn, I never know where these outfit posts are going to lead. See? I told you that fashion is not superficial!
UPDATED TO ADD: Should I be embarrassed or proud? Grant Miller Media has done a tribute to my meandering outfit posts. Fuck it, I’m going with proud.