I went to a party last night and, as you might have guessed from yesterday’s post, I wore my vintage Zandra Rhodes dress/caftan.
Hair-styling goddess Julie Matos of the Warren-Tricomi salon put a lot of thought into the right ‘do for my outfit. Zandra is famous for her bright pink hair …
Here’s how it looked from the front.
And here’s the full look.
What Wendy Wore
Dress: Vintage Zandra Rhodes (acquired circa 2006 at a vintage fair)
Shoes: Prada (2010)
Jewelry: My own designs
Hair: Julie Matos
Makeup: Josie Torres
My designing friend Stacy Lomman came to the party with me, wearing a corset and skirt from her own Spring 2013 collection. We were a colorful pair.
Conventional wisdom says that gentlemen prefer blondes, but it seems to me like they’d rather think pink. I received all kinds of (polite) compliments on my hair last night. Stacy and I decided that it’s because pink is such a cheerful color. Maybe that’s why Zandra Rhodes has stuck with it so long. Pink hair: the unnatural anti-depressant!
The particular pink hairpiece I was wearing has an interesting provenance: Julie saved it from
the 1992/1993 an early ’90s Chanel haute couture show that she worked on (we’re scouring YouTube to figure out what year it was). The hairpieces for the show were specially dyed to complement the clothes, and all the biggest supermodels were on the runway. I feel like my hair is famous by association!
The dress is spectacular. Your hair turned out great and your makeup was stunning. Live the pink lippy and the shadow.
You and Stacy both look fab!
Sheila (of Ephemera) says
Ooh, I love the bright pink hairpiece – it really compliments the dress well. You and Stacy look awesome! People do like vividly unnatural hair! I love mine!
You should have clued me in on that hair thing earlier! 😉
Look at you and Stacy looking all kinds of fabulous!! That pink lipstick is beautiful on you.
PS – I’m in Italy and my spam word was “prosecco”! Fitting.
Ooh, lucky you, to be in Italy!