My designing friend Zang Toi had a sample sale earlier this week, and I joined him at his showroom to sell my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes jewelry.
In between customers, I admired Zang’s offerings, including this dress from his Spring 2014 “Ballet Babe” collection.
I couldn’t resist trying on a couple of dresses. I decided to be adventurous, choosing ones that my right-hand woman Eryn would describe as “pounds of fabric.” It turns out that a giant dress that has been fitted to a toothpick-thin, 6′-tall model looks rather comical on a 5’4″ civilian. This high/low (or “mullet“) gown looked elegant on the runway.
But I looked kinda like Little Bo Peep.
This plaid gown was more my style, even though it was still about 3′ too long.
I got a great workout wrestling that gown into the dressing room. That’s a whole lot of dress.
My own outfit for the sale was more streamlined.
What Wendy Wore
Top: MaxMara (pre-2005, seen here in 2010)
Jeggings: J. Brand (2010-ish? Recently seen here)
Shoes: Givenchy (2014, previously seen here)
Necklace: My own chicken-in-egg locket design.
I had an extra-special sale of my sterling-silver squirrel necklaces going on that day. Everyone who bought them bought two!
Even though the squirrel price has gone back up a bit, it’s still on sale for $25. Click here to purchase one … or two!
Monika Faulkner says
Sigh…a New York sample sale. It’s worlds away from my little suburban life here in Vancouver, Canada!! Glad I get to experience it all through you, dear Wendy!! P.S. I think you could totally rock that plaid gown…it just needs a little hem work (or a pair of Gaga-worthy platform heels!!)
When you come visit NYC, I’ll take you to meet Zang!
I love plaid!!
Even Spaceballs One has ‘gone to plaid.’
I need to watch Spaceballs again!
those dresses look nice on you even like that. The squirrel necklace is uber cute!