I broke a fashion rule yesterday by wearing one designer head-to-toe (with the exception of a few accessories). I’ve never understood the proscription against the head-to-toe look. Yeah, it would be too rigid to wear one designer head-to-toe every day. And it would be blinding to be completely covered in an ostentatious logo. But who the hell knows where a particular pair of black shoes comes from except a Condé Nast editor? In fact, if I were a clothing designer who did a wide range of product, I’d demand that everyone I know wear my look head-to-toe. I were Calvin Klein, for instance, I’d check everyone’s underwear and jeans to make sure my name was on them. As it is, if any of my friends acquire a new piece of fine jewelry that’s not mine, I throw him/her the shank-eye before saying, “Oh, that’s cute!” in an obviously fake way.
What Wendy Wore
Top: Prada (2011)
Skirt: Prada (2011)
Shoes: Prada (2010)
Purse: Studded Sonia Rykiel (2009), accidentally held backwards
Watch: Hermes (2002)
Earrings: My own Cleopatra design
Necklace/rings: All my own designs
I’ve never owned any clothes by Prada before — just accessories. I got the top and skirt during a hunt for daytime separates that weren’t jeans and black t-shirts. The constant wearing of jeans and black t-shirts is starting to get me down. I don’t like where the top is hitting me, so I’m going to have Jean of Ghost Tailor hem it a little. Other than that, I feel enthused about the non-t-shirt look.