Want to be like WendyB? A vintage Patrick Kelly leopard print gown just like mine is available for $725 on 1stdibs.* (Thanks to gorgeous blogger Cherie of Shrimpton Couture for pointing this out to me.)
I’ve written a lot about my dress because it’s my single greatest claim to fame, having last year won me a spot on WWD’s Disaster Area page with the caption “Mee-ouch.” I love how the page helpfully explained that, “…this flock really laid a fashion egg” just in case you didn’t get the point of “Disaster Area.”
I wore the dress again earlier this month to the fabulous Independent Fashion Bloggers Dress-Up Soiree. I had a hella good time wearing a dress that was slammed by WWD among all the fashion-savvy bloggers.
Given this history, I nearly fell over when I noticed that the 1stdibs listing described the piece as “Patrick Kelly Leopard Print Dress featured in W Magazine 10/09.” W, of course, is a sister publication of WWD, and I thought it would be hilarious if W contradicted WWD and declared this dress to be the epitome of hotness that we all know it is. Unfortunately, the mention wasn’t quite THAT good. The Patrick Kelly was just shown with several other dresses in an item on 1stdibs. But, hey, at least it was featured. Mee-wow!
Speaking of the Independent Fashion Bloggers event, please vote for my picture from the evening as your favorite. All you have to do is click here and give my photo a five-heart rating.
All the other party attendees look great, of course. But I’m pretty sure no one else was wearing a dress that had already been ticketed by the Fashion Police, so vote for me for my bravery if nothing else. (Those Mardi Gras beads I’m wearing were explained in my earlier post on the event.)
You have until October 2 to vote. Vote soon and tell all your friends so that I’m not forced to make a series of campaign speeches, or, rather, conduct a “beg-a-thon” as someone once bitched about one of my earlier campaigns. Don’t think I won’t do it! Read my previous campaign speeches to see what you could be in for. Then VOTE.
- Dec. 8, 2008, campaign speech
- Dec. 9, 2008, campaign speech
- Jan. 4, 2009, campaign speech
- Jan. 5, 2009, campaign speech
- Jan. 8, 2009, campaign speech
- Jan. 12, 2009, campaign speech
- Jan. 12, 2009, campaign speech, part II
And, what the hell, here’s one of my old acceptance speeches.
*I got my dress for $300 on eBay, so $725 is a reasonable retail price.
UPDATED TO ADD: Gorgeous commenter Kaye points out that there’s an off-the-shoulder version of the Patrick Kelly dress on eBay now.
Clearly this dress is ready to take the fashion world by storm! Click here to see the listing. If you’re going to bid, don’t forget to snipe.
I love it! And the W / WWD contradiction is pretty funny!
No worries, I voted for you already!
oh I wouldn’t expect such a cliche comment by wwd!! leopard print is bit right now and frankly i don’t know many people that could pull it off as good as you;) i am voting for!
you look AMAZING
like model amazing
you look 6 ft tall and skinny!!!!
WOW WOW WOW
Everybody Says Don't says
I love leopard print, you look great, love the off the shoulder dress too – I’m tempted.
I liked you dress!! Sometimes WWD can be wrong, its rare but it happens. Way to stay ahead of the curve!
But it’s such a fantastic dress! Those pages always frustrate me because anyone wearing anything that vaguely stands out will be selected while bland stars of the Hills wearing some pretty but boring dress will swamp the Best Dressed list..
Anyway, the dress looks great on you, but I’m sure you already know that!
Fashion Critic says
At least you were mentioned whether they thought you were good or bad.
I would consider it an honour either way
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
What a fabulous dress and you look fabulous in it! I can’t imagine what WWD was thinking about — leopard is *always* in style, and Patrick Kelly was just as amazing! Somewhere I have a cute little baby pin he gave me back in the late ’80’s… now I have to go find it!
I ‘found’ you via the Heights of Fashion blog, where you totally jumped out of the page at me. You’re such a knockout in this dress! The red lips and beads are just the perfect accessories.
Nickie Frye says
Hm, I like the dress too. I’m famous for my crazy style, though. 😉 http://www.nickiefrye.etsy.com