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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Adele has a new song out off her soon-to-be released album 25. The song is called “We Are Young.” Adele named her 2008 debut album 19, to reflect the age she was when she was writing it. Her 2011 album, 21, followed suit, title-wise. It was a monster hit: It topped the Billboard charts for […]

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Last night, while scrolling through Instagram, I was stopped cold by the IG handle “lamer.” I thought, “Who the hell would call themselves ‘lamer’? And lamer than what? Is there a ‘lame’ and ‘lamest’?” Then I realized this was the account for the fancy skin-care company called La Mer. Bwah! You’d think someone in La […]

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Back in the day, when Madonna would play a series of New York City dates, I’d get tickets to one show and say, “I want to do it again!” as soon as the house lights went up. I finally figured out it was best to always get tickets to two shows, which is why I […]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If you had told 1980s me that, in the distant future, I’d see Duran Duran once and Madonna twice in a single week, I would have been mind-blowingly happy … but not totally surprised.  I always promised myself that when I graduated from high school, I’d move to New York, where I would find like-minded […]

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

I enjoyed reading Vanity Fair’s oral history of the late director Mike Nichols so much that I couldn’t stop with that article. I had to read about 10 others. Nichols had such a fascinating life. Born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky, he fled Nazi Germany as a child, traveling alone with his younger brother. He arrived in […]

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Television folks don’t do a red carpet the way the music industry does. After all the eye candy at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, the Emmys were a big letdown. I’m going to give my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award to Scandal‘s Kerry Washington, though her phresh out the runway, […]

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I’ve been wondering if it is possible for a writer to profile a famous woman for a magazine without mentioning in the first paragraph that the woman in question is SANS FARDS (without makeup). The answer: It is not possible. Here is the first paragraph of Lynn Hirschberg’s profile of model Gigi Hadid, who is […]

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nicki Minaj isn’t the only one with a beef after Miley Cyrus’s MTV Video Music Awards hosting gig. When Miley ended Sunday’s show with a performance of her new song, “Dooo It!,” I got all excited about the costumes. View image | gettyimages.com I was positive the big eyes and sequins were the distinctive work […]

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Video of the Year? Who cares! We all know that the most prestigious category at the MTV Video Music Awards is my Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo. The last time I gave out one of my coveted awards was in May for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Before that, I had […]

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Friday, August 28, 2015

MrB and I went to a wedding at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in Connecticut last weekend. The ceremony was outside on the marina. Old Saybrook, Connecticut #ct #boats #blueskies #pretty #wedding A photo posted by Wendy Brandes (@wendybrandes) on Aug 22, 2015 at 3:48pm PDT I was amused to see that people on a […]

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