When I was hanging out with my designing friend Zang Toi on July 4th, I showed him some old pictures of us together. One of the photos was in this post from 2008 and, as I looked at it, I decided another picture in the same post captured one of my favorite fashion moments evah.
In the picture, I’m wearing one of my most-loved Versace dresses — you know I’m a major fan of neon colors. I like how it’s fluttering in the breeze, but the image is still sharp. You can’t beat the beautiful background, which is St. Tropez, where I was attending a wedding. (Zang designed the bride’s gown.) But the best part, for me, is the giant dog sleeping at my feet and what he did after the photo was taken. I didn’t know this dog at all. He was just hanging out with the guests, and we were never formally introduced. But, after he woke up from his nap, he strolled over to me and calmly ate the cocktail napkin I was holding. He was friendly about it, but determined. I’m generally against dogs eating cocktail napkins, but considering this dog’s size, I decided I wouldn’t argue with him.
Special dress + beautiful scenery + ginormous cocktail-napkin-eating dog = a “what I wore” photo to treasure.
I brought the same dress on vacation this month. I asked my designing friend Stacy Lomman how to transport a chiffon dress without carrying it in the cabin on a hanger like I did for St. Tropez. She advised me to roll it up like a “burrito.” I did, and put it in my carry-on bag and was very pleased with the results. I wore it twice in Greece: in Athens …
and in Kefalonia.
What Wendy Wore
Dress: Versace (I suspect this is from Spring 2003, which had a lot of neon.)
Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti (2014)
Purse: Diane von Furstenberg (Possibly from 2008)
Jewelry: My own designs
A Jack Russell puppy friend, Irma, found the hem of the dress very compelling. She kept trying to catch it in her teeth.
She wasn’t that interested in taking a proper photo, but I got a good grip on her and made it happen.
Apparently, this dress has a certain animal magnetism. That’s definitely a plus!
Seriously, who’s cuter… you or Irma? Toss up. I’m glad the burrito worked okay! I cannot stand how beautiful those Zanottis are. The pic with the dog looks like an eighties Versace ad. Perfect
Irma was the cutest! (Except when she was biting my hand, scratching my legs or generally going berserk. Jack Russell + puppyhood = insanity.)
Amber of Butane Anvil says
Wow, gorgeous dress, always amazing on you! And a value-added feature – clearly affects any beast in the vicinity. 😀
Good thing I love animals, right?
Monika Faulkner says
This dress is GORGEOUS, dear Wendy!! I tend to be more of a neutrals girl; but honestly, who could resist this delicious swirl of red, blue and green?! And the halter neckline is so flattering…no wonder the pups couldn’t get enough of you!! ;D
To think I used to wear nothing but black!
I am way behind on your blog but OMG that giant dog is gorgeous!! Giant dogs are so cool.
He was so funny, eating up that napkin!