Throughout her life, while her main career was interior design, Wendy always kept her hand in the fashion industry as well. At 21, she was designing custom clothing for the Something Mad boutiques in the San Diego area,
Wendy and Mimi DeBlasio partnered in a line of casual wear under the label La Bamba. Inspired by Lucile Ball, they “spoofed” her vintage swing coats by manufacturing one as a swim coverup in terry cloth…a first in such a fashionable way. They later went on to create the same swing style in eyelet, and a dressy version in black faille with velvet trim. Wendy and Mimi were the first designers to create what became the iconic lycra legging, bicycle pant, and midriff top.
Most recently Wendy created her own line of elegant designs fashioned from vintage Indian saris under her new label, Drool.