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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! 😀

  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 says:

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

  7. 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.

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  10. Sally 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!


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

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

  15. 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!

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