I swear to God, this is a picture of Fernando von Bakonstein (pinkish blotch in foreground) and Lauren Bacall (blurry lady in background) at a dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival.
I don’t know when I’ve ever seen so many famous people in one place! In addition to Bacall, I ogled Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Bette Midler, David Bowie, Iman, Billy Crystal and many others. I managed to bring Fernando but no camera — I was all crazed due to fashion confusion — but I stealthily took the blurry photo with my cell phone.
My fashion confusion stemmed from the sudden arrival of a vintage Patrick Kelly dress that I bought on eBay. Originally, I bid on it and forgot about it, so I was stunned when I won it. Then I paid for it and forgot about it again, so I was surprised when it arrived today. Then I was amazed a third time when I realized it was floor length. (The good thing about early senility is that life is full of surprises.) When I tried it on and it fit, I decided I’d never have the nerve to wear it if I didn’t wear it immediately.
My friend Jane had her camera and took a picture of me with Fernando, who is off to a good start on the NYC leg of his journey.
I believe you! I recognize Fernando!
Imelda Matt says
you look stunning! poor Fernando, how is he to compete with such glamour?
Lauren Bacall! Bette Midler! Wowsers! Much less the rest of them. I am a fashionable shade of green with envy. And that dress. My gosh, you look wonderful in it. What a serendipitous winning bid and arrival.
Sharon Rose says
Love the dress, Wendy and what an interesting article about the designer Patrick Kelly-I haven’t heard of him before. It is always nice to learn new information, especially vintage fashion related!
Miss at la Playa says
It’s great how it fits you…!
You definitely changed my mind about being petite and pulling off tight floor length dress. Well done!
WOW. WOW! You look amazing!
the iron chic says
I’m more excited about Seinfeld!
I picture you hopping in that dress…
^^I forgot to mention the fashion peeps I saw, including Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Andre Leon Talley and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Holy crap, he’s rolling with the elite. Were the paparazzi there to take Fernando’s picture with the celebs?
^^I forced two photographers to take my picture with Fernando but I have a feeling we’re not going to see those photos anywhere unless we rummage through the dudes’ garbage.
You look fabulous.
And the pig’s one lucky piece of bacon.
glamour girly says
That dress (and you in it) is gorgeous!
yay for celebs!
Asudem Latex says
wow – great dress! is it furry too? are you also a closet plushie 😉 ??
you do know there’s leopard print zentai suits on ebay… with ears and tail no less.
Sheryl Wong says
what a ‘wow’ dress!
Miss Woo says
Wendy you have the amazing ability to totally rock a leopard print dress!
I can’t believe how hot you look!
I had to make this late comment, because I commented early, when the post was just Fernando and Ms. Bacall.
What a fun time!
If there was ever a moment to use the word FIERCE, it would be now. That dress is so cool!
woah! that place was celeb infested-crazy! your dress is amazing, you wear it will.
Step Right Up says
Oh sure, Wendy. If I shook my camera phone a little while taking a photo of our receptionist in the office here at work I could LIE and say she it’s Lauren Bacall on my blog, too. But I choose to take the high road of truthfulness. But truth be told, since you lie it makes for better subject matter than my blog.
you look gorgeous in that dress!
That is HOT!
Wow, Lauren Bacall!!!!!!!
You caught me, Step. I went to your office and took a bad picture of your receptionist. I’m surprised you didn’t notice me there in that dress!
because im addicted says
that dress is hotttness!
Miss Janey says
Fabulous, dahling. Miss J loves the leopard prints.
Iman wow! amd OMG, that dress is so hot! super fierce, as tyra would say
Step Right Up says
wendyb- I forgive you. I can see how you would get our lovely receptionist Cleota confused for Lauren Bacall. And I thought I saw someone in leopard print scrubs the other day! Very sneaky!
I don’t know how to contact you but I just found your blogspot today AND just realized roseark took the place of kaviar and kind. Congrats to you on your jewelry! I looked at your collection, very talented indeed. And love the ihog, very clever. I’ll be a frequent visitor, you seem like a nice girl. 😉 Just in case, I just wanted to let you know I have two snake bracelets from Kaviar and Kind/Kathy Azarmi Rose that I’m selling super cheap. Let me know if you’re interested. 🙂
Meow is right
or is it oink..?
Asudem Latex says
here’s the zentai suit with ears and tail if you want a base for the dress..
and leopard flats are easy to find too.
The Clothes Horse says
Wow! You look great. And Bacall…oh my, to be so close to that legend. I am jealous.
how do you manage to look so fabulous in something that has the potential to look so trashy ?!
you are amazing :]
That dress is ridiculously amazing! You are my hero, and Fernando is my Idol. Rubbing snouts with the famous people, what a lucky pig he is!
Lady Smaggle says
How foxy do you look? I am so jealous of people who can pull off leopard print. I love it but makes me look like Britney Spears. You look like some kind of classy 50’s film siren.
Prunella Jones says
Very slinky! Julie Newmar would yowl for that dress.
Renaissance Woman says
Amazing dress! Such a great buy and looks great. You have such an exciting life…so many famous people.
that is an amazing dress and you pull it off wonderfully, natch!
Boutique Mix Fashion says
COOL! You live a pretty nifty life Wendy!
AND I have finally posted a post about my FABULOUS “Y” necklace. I love it so much.
pistols at dawn says
I wore the same dress to Sundance last year.
I am not allowed in Park City anymore as a result.
I think if I saw Lauren Bacall, I’d fall at her feet. And I can’t believe how much you are rocking a full-length animal print dress.
Great dress. You did the right thing!
That dress is to die for!
That dress is mental…in a good way. Jerry Seinfeld? SHUT UP!!! Andre Leon Talley? OMG, did you talk to him?
That’s rare eBay magic! You look amazing in the dress!
-h of candid cool says
u should have been invited to the superhero thing, that with one of those masks that Luella i think it was did, it would have been perfect, and much better than the boring safe bland and not even on theme dresses that a lot of the people wore