I love to say “I told you so” … and I told you so: the trompe l’oeil zipper dress is the hit of the season.

Of course, I grabbed one the very day it was delivered to the studio.

Wendy Brandes zipper dress
WendyB in the zipper dress


Then our gorgeous clients MaryClaire of Fabulous Girl’s Boudoir, Jordana of Clutch 22, Amanda and Lee each bought one.

There is ONE are two left in the studio and they are sizes 6 and 10. This dress is very easy to alter, I’d say grab the closest size (go up, not down from your usual size) and cut it to suit you. It’s worth it! If you want another size, check out the Impulse Department at Macy’s.

Speaking of things with zip, did you know the song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah won the Academy Award for best original song in 1947? Interestingly, Song of the South, the Disney movie that featured Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, has never been released in its entirety on video or DVD. (Let’s just say the movie was made in less enlightened times and no one wants to go there now.) But the song took on a life of its own: everyone from Louis Armstrong to Miley Cyrus has recorded it. The Jackson 5 recorded it for their first album and YouTube has a clip of the Jacksons performing it live. The video quality is poor but young Michael Jackson’s voice is amazing.