My designing friend Zang Toi moved into a gorgeous new showroom space in New York City and he had a post-New York Fashion Week party to celebrate. Earlier in the summer, Zang had convinced me to try on an emerald-green, paillette-covered, high/low mermaid skirt that he had saved from his Spring 2004 collection.
I was very amused by the skirt, but I told Zang I needed to wear more with it than a bikini top and a bunch of beads. He wound up making me a paillette-covered purple halter and instructed me to wear the outfit to his showroom party. Naturally, I obeyed.
I’m a big fan of the purple and green color combination. I’ve used it in two of my favorite jewelry designs: my Marie Antoinette ring …
… and my Marie Antoinette earrings.
I got both of these designs out of the vault to wear with Zang’s outfit. Here’s a better look at the whole ensemble.
What Wendy Wore
Halter: Zang Toi (2013)
Skirt: Zang Toi (from Spring 2004 collection, acquired 2013)
Shoes: Tom Ford (2012)
Clutch: From an ostrich farm in South Africa (2013)
Hair: By Julie Matos
Makeup: By Tennille Neilsen
Here’s a close-up of the ring against the skirt.
The long, sparkly, noisy train of the skirt was a hit with all the animals in my house. FitzRoy the cat pounced on it.
Gigi the dog photobombed it.
I’ve decided this makes a good lounging-around outfit.
I’m also considering dressing as a mermaid for Halloween. I’m still not willing to wear a bikini top on the streets of Manhattan, but I’m definitely up for a green wig.
UPDATED SEPT. 23, 2013, TO ADD: I’ve linked this to Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday post. Click here to check out the other visible wimmins.
mary panjari says
Awesome!Purple and green, the colours of suffrage!
And Wimbledon! 😀
Jet aka Punk Glam Queen says
Wow that is an amazing skirt! I love the top too & while I’m not a fan of purple anymore (long story), it does look fantastic together & I am a huge fan of your gorgeous purple & green jewelry pieces! Lounging around but you need a fancy cocktail & bonbons to go with it! LOL! XXX
Ooh, yes, I’m going to tell MrB to get me the cocktail and bonbons STAT!
My little girl would love this sick, she is obsessed with mermaids. Obsessed I tell you!
Does she know there’s a Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen? Maybe you shouldn’t tell her or she’ll want to move there!
déjà pseu says
You glamorous thing, you! Looks great especially with your jewelry, and you’re a fabulous ambassador for Zang Toi.
Aw, thank you 🙂
You looked amazing Wendy! What a perfect match with your gorgeous jewels – LOVE your Marie Antoinette ring. Brava!
It was great to have an outfit that matched that jewelry exactly! Now I want to wear purple and green all the time.
I would wear this entire outfit (you know I covet that ring!) in a heartbeat! I just love it – and you look amazing on it, AMAZING.
Thank you, Sheila!
SO FABULOUS. Seriously. I love it all.
Totally bitchin’ dress.
Zang does great work!
You fabulous mermaid! I love that skirt! x
It was fun to wear!
Wow what a sexy mermaid!
The colours and sparkle are fantastic.
PS you are right not to get surgery…I would love to go back in time and undo mine.
So many people try to rush you into surgery!
And guess what? Just spoke to a friend who had a hysterectomy for fibroids and she felt great for two weeks …. then came down with a hospital infection that she’s still fighting months later!
Purple and green is my favourite colour combination EVA so I’m all over this look. I always think purple and green look a little evil together. Maybe thats why I like it….
I like the idea of evil colors.
Susan Partlan says
That outfit is great! It really does make you look like a mermaid. I want to see the green wig outfit :).
Or a blue wig…maybe blue….
That's Not My Age says
You look fabulous, really stunning. I was disappointed when I saw the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen, it’s tiny, I thought it was going to be like the Statue of Liberty!
Oh, yes, she’s a tiny little thing.
It should be called the Little Little Mermaid Statue!
Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
fabulous! you are a gorgeous creature from the sea! the petz know it. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xo
I am singing you my siren song!
MARLA ROBINSON says
You look awesome and your jewelry is stunning.
Thank you 🙂
Jan Graham-McMillen says
Wow. Just WOW! Gotta say, the ring outshines the outfit, and it’s quite an outfit. Earrings are astonishing, but the ring is just the end.
I always like rings best, I must admit.
Jennifer Watson says
Oh my! I love your ring! It looks so stunning and magnificent, a perfect combination!
Great dress for you!
I’ve always loved that ring, but OMG those earrings are so incredible.
I just keep staring at them.
Thank ewe 🙂