As a proud New Yorker, I must, must, MUST have this cityscape cape by my wonderful designer friend Zang Toi.
I’m sure I’ve had these images on my computer since Zang presented this piece last September, but I searched them out after Zang mentioned the cape over dinner at his insanely beautiful apartment last weekend. (He made all the delicious Malaysian food himself, including dessert.) I thought, “That cape sounds like me. Why don’t I have it?” Now that I’ve found the photos, I know that this piece is necessary to my future happiness. Zang and I are going to have to work something out. Maybe I can wash the dishes after his next dinner party.
After dinner, MrB and I took a picture in front of one of Zang’s two matching paintings of Marie Antoinette.
Zang was wearing one of his trademark mini-kilts that night, so I wanted to get a picture with him, but our photographer (ahem, MrB!) wasn’t up to snuff. I didn’t even attempt to do justice to Zang’s apartment. The professionals have already been there. Check out the apartment — done entirely in black, white, gray and silver — in Elle Decor here. As a bonus, Elle has a picture of Zang in a mini-kilt. Don’t you just want to eat him up with a spoon?
UPDATED TO ADD: A better photographer would have taken great food-porn photos of Zang’s dinner. Alas, I have nothing to show you. But I will answer gorgeous blogger Bex‘s question about what we ate: Homemade spring rolls, followed by curried chicken with quail eggs (LOTS of little eggs, all hard-boiled and peeled), then shrimp and string beans in chili paste (the paste was made by Zang’s sister in Malaysia) over rice. Dessert was a coconut and chocolate custard, with silver-coated Jordan almonds to nibble after.
Oh that cape is amazing!!!
And the apartment is gorgeous!!!
What did he make for dinner????
Yep, that cape’s you, for sure, WendyB. And Zang’s adorable. What a spread in honor of his amazing abode! You two look wonderful with Marie in the background. Did Zang serve cake? (I know there’s controversy over who actually said what, but I’m trying to be clever here.)
Sharon Rose says
Hi there-wow, the cape is stunning and is a must have for you!! Dinner sounded like such a fabulous time, lucky you!!
OMG!! HOW FUN!!!!! That cape IS AMAZING!!! You totally have to have it 😉
And the apartment looks amazing, too!!
i had a cape once, and i couldnt resist wearing it with a bathing suit and tights.
hopefully you’ll have more control.
Ladies Who Lunch says
Amazing. I want that cape for you too!
Ashe Mischief says
You & Mr. B= adorable.
He = precious.
His apartment = AMAAAAZING.
Mini Kilt = Makes me happy.
Paul Pincus says
now that’s amazing!!!
off to check out his apartment!
Zang is definitely adorable. As are you and Mr.B in the above photo!
I’d love to see you in that cape. I bet you could coerce Zang into loaning it to you at least . . . if you break out your secret weapon: The Pinch!
Nina (femme rationale) says
that is one amazing cape! i could def. see you wearing it. and his apt. is to die for. i love everything!
Oh I can’t say it!
Yes I can.
Zang is cute as a button and looks exactly like Edna E Mode from The Incredibles.
Am I bad?
Zang's such a talent!…did you try his Satay & peanut sauce…the Malay version/recipe is so YUM! Anywhooo, NYC is always full of fabulous people(including U dear!)
you would totally rock that cape, cannot wait!
Oh yes, that cape is destined to be yours.
DAMN! I love his place. I love that cape.
You definitely need to wash dishes if it nets you a cape.
pretty face says
What a cape! Gorgeous x
oh lady e says
AGHHH! That cape is beeee-yoooootiful.
And I want that apartment.
youll probably have to fight Andre Leon Talley for it first!
That cape is simply amazing.
You need that cape…put that on and you’ll be the caped fashion crusader.
Couture Carrie says
Gorgeous cape! And I love your dress too 🙂
Btw, your seafood comment made me LOL!!
You look gorgeous in that color!
o wow, his home is breathtaking, gosh i wish i had that bed!!!
I think that was the same issue that my home was featured in Elle Decor 🙂 LOVE that cape!
It sounds like it was amazing! That cape + you = meant to be. And a mini-kilt is an awesome trademark to have.
oh wow – that living space is amazing! and so is that cape…and your cranberry get up!
STUNNING cape. He is incredibly talented! darling the photo of you and Mr B is just gorge.
Ok Wendy you just made me hungry with the breakdown of the meal!!!
sounds delish and he made it himself!? fabulous.
off to check out the elle decor link for Zang!
ana b. says
That cape. An amazing entrance and an even more amazing exit. I think I’m going to head over to Elle Decor because that Marie Antoinette wall has me in a spin.
syd vicious says
What a beautiful cape! 🙂
You know all the best people! I love that apartment but have to say capes look better in theory than practice I think.
Love the cape! And the apartment is divine!
OH all that food made me miss home!!!! Totally!!!!
I actually have a shower curtain with the cityscape of New York on it and it is surprisingly similiar to that cape. You want that I send it to you? you could make your own cape out of it!! Actually now I think about it I could make my OWN cape out of it, I retract my offer.
Here’s the link if you want to purchase one of your own – http://www.tdhomewares.com/home.php?cPath=2_4_11 (shower curtain that is, not the cape).
Fabulously Broke says
That cityscape cape is REALLY beautiful.
I almost imagined a big heart on a little capelet actually, because the title was “Wearing my heart..”
MrB is a cutie pie, if I may respectfully say so. Is this a May-December union? I did that too, though in the other direction.
Cybill, let’s not tell Zang!
Fabulously Broke, well, NYC has my heart 😉
Duchesse, I prefer to think of it as April – November.
Only Zang Toi could get away with wearing that kilt 🙂 I’ve seen him once at a supermarket checkout counter in KL – wasn’t sure if it was him at first till I saw the kilt!
Wendy, now that I’ve found out about your jewelry line, I know that at least 3 pieces are necessary to my future happiness. You and I are going to have to work something out. Maybe I can cook for you wonderful Malaysian dishes for a month.
Really, I would. 🙂
Hmmm, Lynn, that might actually work!
That cape is a winner! Great idea…