Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Last night, my husband told a cab driver to stop “in the middle of the next blog, um, block!” We’ve got blogs on the brain, especially me, because I’m knee-deep in unanswered memes. I better get moving. Wardrobe Oxygen tagged me with this one, as did Diana of So Fash’On a while ago.
1. What is the Story Behind the Name of Your Blog?
I’m Wendy Brandes. I design jewelry. Hence, Wendy Brandes Jewelry. As I noted recently, I may not have done a spectacular job of promoting the jewelry, but at least latex leggings are getting the attention they deserve. Actually, the latex might be helping because every day about 20 people click to enlarge a picture of me in shiny leggings only to be deviously transported to my jewelry site instead. I added “Wear What You Want” to the header because I am irritated by self-appointed “Fashion Police” who persecute anyone who shows a little creativity. Obviously, “Wear What You Want” doesn’t apply to every situation. You shouldn’t wear a boob belt dress to a funeral. Nor should you wear a skin-tight, backless white halter dress to your first day of work as an intern at CNN. I didn’t do that! Someone else did. I’m still traumatized ten years later. “Wear What You Want” applies to your “you” time: casual time, fun time, party time, private time.
2. Why Did You Start Blogging in the First Place?
I could answer this question in many different ways. It was to promote my business. Because I had an interesting encounter with Britney Spears. To talk about queens. Because Agathe and Carol encouraged me to. Because it’s a good way to avoid real work while pretending I’m doing something constructive. To convince people to kneel before Wendy Brandes.
3. What is Your Best Blogging Experience? Your Worst?
Getting to “meet” all you gorgeous bitches is the best. Realizing I’d signed up for an unpaid yet time-consuming job is the worst. Or maybe comment spam is the worst. Hmm.
4. What Do You Think Will Happen to Your Blog in 2008?
It will provide 100% of the recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins and minerals. And more Coco.