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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.

My 2008 goal: to meet my idol in person
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35 Responses to “The Middle of the Next Blog”

  1. Suze says:

    That’s why I love you….you appreciate Coco. And not love you, love you. You know just love you, love you. Get it?

  2. WendyB says:

    Does this mean we’re breaking up?!?!

  3. Jen (MahaloFashion) says:

    Your so lucky you get to deal with celebrities for your business!! You should give me tips I would love to do what you do.

  4. WendyB says:

    Trust me, Jen, you wouldn’t. It’s not exactly a barrel of laughs most days! Especially when a pop star (who you never even get to meet)wanders off with a ring and you spend a few weeks wondering if you’re going to get paid or not!

  5. Steph says:

    Wow! What an ass!

  6. Jill says:

    Haha, I love this blog & in this random fit of brainwashing I am looking forward to more Coco, the kitten that is.

  7. LBIC says:

    Coco!!!

  8. the iron chic says:

    That Britney story is awesome. You know that ring has chlamydia now!

  9. AsianCajuns says:

    At least we know Britney has good taste in jewelry!

  10. Practically Perfect In Every Way says:

    wow i wasn’t feeling bad enough about my body, thanks to coco i’m going to check myself into cedar siani. damn her an her perfectly awesome body!!!

    i love that paul can fit the word blog into any situation. can i pet your chinese blog? would you belt or bow this blog?

  11. dreamecho says:

    really…making your photo redirect to your business is sheer genius. i remember wanting to ogle your shiny hot legs, only to find myself at gigi caron.

  12. Christine says:

    Coco…that booty is an enigma, and it leaves me wanting more.

  13. saray says:

    OMG :O who’s coco?

  14. evie says:

    “Nor should you wear a skin-tight, backless white halter dress to your first day of work as an intern at CNN.”

    Tsk… Doesn’t she know that the only respectable thing to wear on your first day would be latex leggings? I hope you set her straight!

  15. The Guv'ner says:

    Wait, hey! How come I missed that Britney entry? How is that possible???? It’s Britney bitches!

    Man, that’s great. She ran away with your ring. You’d think that might at least get your name out there big time. Beeyotch couldn’t even name drop you? She IS mentally ill, I agree. And people are just allowing her to let herself sink deeper into the manure with her paparazzi friends and wandering around stores stark naked while shagging dubious users in the changing rooms. Just when I think she can’t get any further off track, she does.

    I agree with getting on your knees and worshipping Wendy B however. You go girl.

  16. The Guv'ner says:

    Wait, hey! How come I missed that Britney entry? How is that possible???? It’s Britney bitches!

    Man, that’s great. She ran away with your ring. You’d think that might at least get your name out there big time. Beeyotch couldn’t even name drop you? She IS mentally ill, I agree. And people are just allowing her to let herself sink deeper into the manure with her paparazzi friends and wandering around stores stark naked while shagging dubious users in the changing rooms. Just when I think she can’t get any further off track, she does.

    I agree with getting on your knees and worshipping Wendy B however. You go girl.

  17. The Guv'ner says:

    Wait, hey! How come I missed that Britney entry? How is that possible???? It’s Britney bitches!

    Man, that’s great. She ran away with your ring. You’d think that might at least get your name out there big time. Beeyotch couldn’t even name drop you? She IS mentally ill, I agree. And people are just allowing her to let herself sink deeper into the manure with her paparazzi friends and wandering around stores stark naked while shagging dubious users in the changing rooms. Just when I think she can’t get any further off track, she does.

    I agree with getting on your knees and worshipping Wendy B however. You go girl.

  18. PinkPiddyPaws says:

    Damn that Coco and her ass! I had nightmares last night because of that. Something about the butt that ate New York City!!

    Oh yeah.. I think that’s coming out this weekend — “Cloverfield” ha..ha.ha…

  19. pistols at dawn says:

    If you met Coco, how would you prevent yourself from staring at her ass all day?

  20. altamiranyc says:

    Ha! That’s a Freudian Slip if every I’ve heard one from your husband…one that surely challenges the old school model of print and media work…

  21. Romeika says:

    “Wear What You Want” applies to your “you” time: casual time, fun time, party time, private time.” – So true!

    And indeed, blogging can turn out as an actual job, but an unpaid one..The best part is getting feedback and getting to know other bloggers though..:-) So cool you met Britney!

  22. Brightpictures says:

    I was thinking about Ursa today because of you. I just made a velvet coat with insanely puffy sleeves and I talked myself into feeling like they were okay by convincing myself that Zod or Ursa would wear them. I should post a photo on my blog.

  23. Bobble Bee says:

    Coco should be glad for having a big fan as you, giving her all the credit she deserves. Hence, she better shows up soon… and if she does, let us know about “it”.

  24. riz says:

    Yeah, Fashion Police suck.

    I can’t believe those celebs walking off with stuff. geez

  25. This Lady says:

    U r my idol Wendy Brandes! When i rake up enough money from my Google ads, my 1st purchase will be a peice of jewelry from u!

    Why dont u consider creating a peice inspired by Coco or even better Empress Wu?

    WUdn’t that be cool? Get it? Wu?

  26. WendyB says:

    Oh, ThisLady, you crack me up. I know you will be rolling in the big bucks soon thanks to those “Sexy Arab” ads and I am going to be able to make a giant diamond ring for you! I do have a design in mind for Empress Wu and it’s going to be quite crazy and complicated, so I’m not going to go into it until I am sure it can be done! And believe it or not, I thought long enough about doing a curvy Coco piece that I thought “Oh, but I’ll have a problem with the name due to Chanel…I’ll have to name it after her real name.” I know! I’m crazy!

  27. bitterbabe says:

    Yes more coco please!!

  28. Diana @ So Fash'on says:

    lol, funny coco joke:P

  29. Diana @ So Fash'on says:

    lol, funny coco joke:P

  30. Diana @ So Fash'on says:

    lol, funny coco joke:P

  31. glamour girly says:

    so true about the unpaid, but time-consuming job of blogging. i have been slacking lately, but at least I don’t have a boss!

  32. Dale says:

    A lot of people are cuckoo for Coco puff pieces!

  33. Candid Cool says:

    i think u need to create a necklace in honor of coco, and send it to here. imagine a world where there isa booty poster of her wearing that necklace

  34. Candid Cool says:

    **her

  35. stacy says:

    boob belt dress!