Just for Throwback Thursday fun, here are three outfits that I wore five years ago this month.
My friend Tina took this photo on a casual night when I bought a pair of crazy vintage sunglasses.
I wore the sunglasses to lunch the next month.
On another April night, I wore a gown by Zang Toi to a party celebrating the first lady of Malaysia, aka Rosmah. On this blog, I described the event, which was hosted by actor Jamie Foxx, as “like a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16 and quinceanera all rolled up into one.” Little did I know at the time that even more excitement would come in July when a blogger critical of Malaysian politicians and their associates linked to me in a post called “Extended Tales of Debauchery: Jho, Rosmah, Najib.” I was LMAO when I read writer Nathaniel Tan’s disclaimer: “Wendy Brandes is not your typical blogger on Malaysian affairs. I think ‘complete outsider’ would perhaps be apt. I have no way of verifying the veracity of her eyewitness account, but some time researching the internet suggests she is not some fake teller of tales.” How did I find out about Tan’s link to me? When I started getting THOUSANDS of hits from Malaysia.
Finally, to go to an April anniversary party, I wore a lace coat that used to belong to Trudie Styler. Everyone kept trying to take my coat all night, but it was part of my outfit! I wore the same coat to a lunch earlier in the dress, with a different dress, shoes and purse.
This May’s outfit goal: I’ve got to wear that lace coat again!