WendyB models in her "gangsta" vest and vintage patchwork clutch
A few months ago, I was wearing this piece out for drinks with the girls and WendyB took a liking to it. So, she and I paid a visit to the amazing B&J Fabrics and selected some beautiful pinstripe in order to make her a duplicate vest. I made a muslin first and we had a fitting, then I adjusted the muslin and we had another fitting. Finally, I drafted the paper pattern and cut into the fabric... no turning back now! I was quite happy with the results and so was Wendy. We decided to go out on the town in our matching ensembles (you know, like those annoying husbands and wives that dress alike, or identical twins that don't have their own identity!).
Stacy Lomman (me) & WendyB in our matching "gangsta vests"
First stop was to visit a very cool and very chic vintage shop on Elizabeth Street in Nolita called FROCK. Amazing! Wendy happens to be friendly with owner Evan Ross who treated us like the celebrities and socialites who frequent this little gem of a shop. But, more on that tomorrow! Later, my talented designer friend, Tatyana joined the party and the four of us had a nibble and some cocktails at "Delicatessen." Note: Order the truffle, parmesan fries!!
Evan Ross & WendyB
UPDATE 3-26: I had to show the inside of WendyB's vest... the lining is fantastic...it's hard to see, but it's a stripe twill pattern. Good choice Wendy!