I recently became reacquainted with two gorgeous designers and decided they must meet. The many blogger get-togethers I have hosted have gotten me into the habit of introducing everyone I know to everyone else I know. Recent examples include:
These gatherings always involve drinking too much and occasionally involve being thrown out of a restaurant. Thankfully, we drink so much that we don’t remember any embarrassing details. Last night’s drinking took place at Minetta Tavern with knitwear maven Stacy Lomman and accessories guru Rachel Mabel. Believe it or not, neither of them had blogs as of last night but by this morning I had coerced Stacy into snagging a very funny and fashionable domain name. I’ll announce that as soon as she’s ready. I’m still working on Rachel. Give me time.
I told the wimmins to dress to impress y’all and they came through, of course. Rachel wore Diane Von Furstenberg. I was hypmotized by the colors and print.
I would have bought that DVF right off Rachel if I could have. Because she wasn’t selling, I bought Stacy’s sex-ay pinstriped vest instead. Seriously, the vest is her own design (she does wovens as well as knits) and I’m ordering one. I hope it comes with one of those tags that grandmothers use in their sweaters.
If you would like to order a custom-made vest from Stacy, holla at her at tafettadarlings at gmail dot com.
I wore a vintage Patrick Kelly dress that is covered with hundreds of tiny bows. I also wore my vintage Jacques Tiffeau monkey-fur coat for the first time. We forgot to take a picture of the coat, but I did remember to take photos of the ladies modeling my jewelry, as I like to do. Poor Rachel arrived completely devoid of jewelry after I scared her into thinking I’d be jealous of anything she might wear. I swear, that only happened once! She modeled the 18K gold and lapis lazuli Nefertiti poison ring.
Stacy got to wear the world-famous Wendy Brandes for Francis swear rings.
Rachel entertained us with a tale of how Kanye West confiscated her table at another restaurant the previous night. What the hell, Kanye? First Taylor Swift’s mic, then Rachel’s table! KANYE’S THIEVING WAYS MUST BE STOPPED! But not before I say, “I’mma let you finish...” a few hundred more times, because that never gets old for me.
Later, after we were ejected from left Minetta Tavern, Rachel’s handsome boyfriend rescued her spirited her away. Stacy and I went for Bellinis before calling it a night. I thought I got home quite late and spent the morning bewildered by the fact that I had apparently sent gorgeous blogger Sister Wolf a drunken email at 10:48 PM. Then I looked again and realized that it was 10:48 PM her time and 1:48 AM my time. That makes more sense. There was no way that second restaurant could have been closing down before midnight. It’s kind of shameful that it was closing down before 2 AM on a weeknight, now that I think of it. Isn’t New York supposed to be the city that never sleeps? Everything should be open till 4 a.m. Especially Bergdorf Goodman. I’d love to do a little shoe shopping in the wee hours. It’s just not the same online.
Miss Janey says
If Bergdorf’s had any sense, they’d be working to recruit the buzzed 4 am shopper. Miss J is likely to buy anything when she’s a little lit.
OMG! I want to go shoe shopping at 4am in Bergdorfs.
Make. It. Happen!!!!
haha that sounds like the best meetup ever!
Frankly, the idea of shopping in the wee hours both scares and delights me.
oh my gosh Wendy how much do i want you multi bow Patrick Kelly dress?!
hehhehe to the comes with love Nana tag! Looks like you three had so much fun!
Darling i have a new site, my blog has all the info on it.
deja pseu says
Oh yeah, 4am shoe shopping after a few drinkies sounds like a recipe for….a lot of shoes! If retailers are in such trouble, they should think about this!
You all look gorgeous! Love the vest!
They are lovely, but even more so in your jewlery.
Think you could beam up one of those bellinis to me right now? I agree…I’m super coveting her cuff. Is there no end to your stylish friends?
Stacey has to do an etsy shop, for sure!
I also never get tired of Kanye jokes. Of course, I’m still making Rod Blagoevich jokes over a year later.
Sounds like a fun time!
Of course, now I am fantasizing about traipsing around shops with my best friends, cosmos in our hands, buying ridiculous shoes.
I love Stacy’s 80s-tastic bracelet! And you’re totally making me crave a bellini, now!
You had a bellini in hand when you wrote this…didn’t you? DIDN’T YOU?!?!
I love your blogger meet-ups. You guys are gorgeous.
You’d better stay out of BG if you’ve had Bellinis. Or Peach Sangria. Or champers. Shoe-buying and booze can be a very dangerous combo!
I love the outfits you’re all wearing. AND the jewelry. All three of you are really werq-n’it!
Hey K-Line… I’m working on the Etsy shop and I’ll let everyone know when it’s finally set up 🙂 Wendy, I love that my anti-spam word for this post is “bikini.”
Elizabeth Marie says
OMFG next time you’re in LA…how many times do I have to tell you I mean beg you?! Too much fabulousity. BUT I’m moving to NYC in Feb so there! HA!
sharon rose says
Hi there-another gorgeous get together of gorgeous, stylish ladies, sounds like a wonderful time was had, have a great weekend!
So love joining the party over here 🙂
Offer to buy her dress? What! Just take it and give her a Mudflap Jill necklace to complement her “new” outfit ;D
What a chic night. Can you imagine the damage to be done by shopping after. Is there a winter signature cocktail?
miss cavendish says
My word is gazpacho, which is like a more nutritious sangria, I guess, so I feel in the spirit of your get-together. What fun! And I love seeing your jewels on people . . .
Everyone looks fantastic, and I love your bow dress.
And more shops should be open later hours. Don’t they realize how much more likely people are to spend when they’ve had a few drinks? 🙂
Arushi Khosla says
I’m like one of the very few girls who are Team Kanye 😀 Maybe because I think Taylor Swift’s music is shittier than shit and that she’s missing some key neurons.
Make Do Style says
Now you did stylish and glamorous night out – I was just a drunken bum. I couldn’t email anyone late at night as I was incapable and am amazed I made it to bed in one piece!
Thank god Bergdorf wasn’t open imagine the shoe damage but you could take them to bed and read Goethe to them!!
Drunk shopping is the best! Don’t stores know that? They could make a killing staying open until 3:00 am.
Iron Chic says
I surprisingly did not answer every one correctly:
looks like lots of fun!
all of you ladies look fabulous!!!
Gerri Ward says
WOW! Sounds like FABULOUS FUN !:))
Looks like this was a great night! You always, always seem to have the best nights out. I agree with online shopping…It’s never the same and I am so impatient, I want things instantly. I’m lusting over a cape at the moment but it’s not located in Europe…so I have a long time to wait! I just hope I like it in person!
Sounds like so much fun! All stores should be open 24 hrs. Well, for now I will just have to make do with going to Walmart at 3 in the morning, as the one near my house just switched to their 24 hr pre-Christmas schedule.
1) My word verif is OSSIE!!!!!!!
2) Be careful what you wish for. In Toronto in the middle of the night I found a verrrrry high end drugstore type place selling Stila, Mac, high end accessories… As we had been drinking prior to our arrival I was a bit surprised to see my purchases the next morning. Not cheap, but fun!
3) OK, vest-girl has some arms on her! Watch out Mrs. Obama!
Kim Yamaguchi says
Whoa! I got the same anti-spam word twice in a row. Weird.
Anyway, I can’t wait to visit the new blog (s?). You.look.fabulous. Seriously. I’m totally jealous of you. And them, for getting to hang out with you because that never works out for me when you’re in L.A.
But I digress. Wonderful post as usual.
Drunken late-night Bergdorf shopping?! Why aren’t you running the world yet, remind me.
the gathering looks awesome! and gorgeous outfit 😉
Girl’s nights out…I don’t go on many. I’m “one of those” women who is always with her husband. But I had a hell of a good time last night. Left my phone on accidently, the husband heard a whole conversation about this guy at the bar who was a little horny fucker. Much fun was had explaining that!
Looks like ya’ll had a great night! Love the dresses and vest. Wish I were in New York!
I just checked my phone I didnt get any drunk texts so no worries. Sounds like you had a great time and I agree I thought NY was the city that never sleeps. In fact next time am out there am going to make it a goal of mine to stay up still the last place closes.. I dream big.
You ladies all look amazing…
Also I want to see a picture of that silver shirt and of course you rocking the one earring! 🙂
Prêt-à-Porter P says
even im looking at the pictures, thinking how fabulous that dvf dress is!
that poison ring is beautiful
The Preppy Princess says
It looks like loads of fun Miss Wendy! And we love your notion about Bergdorf staying open until 4a, can you imagine?
Smiles at you,
Wrecked Stellar says
you ladies looked like you had a ton of fun! your dress is adorable and love that DVF dress- i had my eye on that myself! xo, mel
I’m partial to drunk shopping myself. But I wonder how chaotic and weird that would be if every night were like Fashion’s Night Out– the crowds, the belligerence, the violence. OK, maybe not violence, but scuffles over shoes.
P.S. You look amazing in that dress! Want.
Everybody Says Don't says
You all look great, I love the bow dress! Yes, everywhere should be open much later, I agree! xx
39th & Broadway says
ooh I’m so jealous! Looks like you ladies had a fabulous time!