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.