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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In case you missed my excited tweets yesterday, Vogue Paris picked my Empress Wu dragon ring  for its “le bijou du jour” website feature. I liked the way the story referred to me as “la créatrice new-yorkaise.”

My Empress Wu dragon ring in 18K yellow gold and diamonds. The lapis lazuli globe revolves. Click for more information.

I also liked what supermodel Christy Turlington wrote about my ring on Vogue’s Facebook page.

However, “a bit scary” is an understatement when it comes to Empress Wu. The 7th-century Chinese ruler who inspired my design was utterly terrifying! Read all about her in my two 2007 posts:

The Empress Wu ring on model Tina J.

In other press news, National Jeweler recently ran this story on the American Jewelry Design Council’s New Talent Award contest, in which I was a runner-up. One of my entries for that contest was my Empress Wu dragon earring design.

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Bad bitches like Wu are good for business!

 

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21 Responses to “Vogue Paris Features Wendy Brandes Jewelry”

  1. Jessica says:

    how awesome is that, congrats!!! thanks for stopping by

  2. Eyeliah says:

    Well deserved props! :D

  3. sulky kitten says:

    Wow, that’s brilliant – Congratulations! Christy is right, your creations are pieces of art! You really deserve some high-end recognition, this is wonderful.Bad Bitch, Sulky.

  4. Proper thing your work’s getting attention – incredibly gorgeous and ever fierce, Wendy!

  5. Congratulations! Well behaved women never make good business!

  6. Brittany
    Twitter: jckmarketplace
    says:

    So great Wendy, well deserved! I love that ring, and now millions more will, too!

  7. FASHION TALES
    Twitter: ladyofashion
    says:

    That’s wonderful! Definitely a pieces of art! Congrats! I love them! :)

  8. K-Line says:

    Wow – I want someone to call me that! :-) What a terrific headline the mag has given you. That ring is really so stunning (in the truest sense – you look at it and then it’s hard to turn away for its intricacy and scariness!) It photographs beautifully. Must pick up a copy of PVogue to see it on paper.

  9. Tanvi
    Twitter: tanvii
    says:

    Congratulations!!!

  10. Sally
    Twitter: sallymcgraw
    says:

    HOLY CRAP, CONGRATS, WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. So exciting Wendy. I think the Empress Wu ring is my favorite piece in your whole collection.

  12. That’s amazing, Wendy! Congratulations!!! I guess Wu isn’t the only bad bitch in the building!

    Gracey

  13. The Style Crone
    Twitter: judithstylecrone.com
    says:

    Congratulations Wendy! Love that your jewelry is getting the recognition it deserves.

  14. Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen
    Twitter: PunkGlamQueen
    says:

    Congratulations Wendy! I love the Empress Wu ring and earrings, they are so beautiful! XXX Suzanne

  15. Oh to Be a Muse
    Twitter: Ohtobeamuse
    says:

    That ring is fire, Wendy! It’s so awesome that it was featured in Vogue Paris.

  16. GrandRapstaG says:

    Great! And I just read your old posts on Wu and they are HIGHlarious!

  17. Alexis Grace says:

    How amazing is this?! Wendy, I love your designs and even more so, I love that they are getting some much deserved attention. Very much deserved!!!

  18. tiffany says:

    Love that ring, so unique

  19. Congratulations on your Vogue feature!
    xx
    Maya

  20. My fave ring of yours. Can never afford to own, but luckily drooling is free :P