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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy birthday to my gorgeous mother, BarbaraB! This Polaroid of her was taken in 1971. I remember that outfit! In other news, here is what was on the blog this week. Monday: A cat won a music contest. Wednesday: Faux ostrich feathers have trickled down in fashion. Thursday: I finally uploaded my photos from a […]

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Friday, October 2, 2015

I love to redesign old jewelry for customers and the mother of all redesign opportunities was literally handed to me in March. My gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, had to take off her engagement ring ahead of a minor medical procedure, only to find that it couldn’t be budged. The ring had to be cut off. BarbaraB […]

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Gladiator sandals really are the shoe of the moment. After writing about them in yesterday’s post, I spotted them in today’s New York Observer. This look is going to be wildly overdone this season, but I’m going to take advantage of its pervasiveness and stock up on styles so I have them to wear when […]

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

My mother’s father’s name was Sam Kay, but his three grandchildren knew him as Papa. During World War II — decades before he became Papa — he was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed in Texas. These photos were taken in 1942 or ’43. He’d married my grandmother Ruth — aka Nan — not […]

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I love redesigning old jewelry, especially engagement rings. A lot of my female customers didn’t have any input into their original rings. Others — like me — felt pressured to go with a style that was more traditional than what they truly wanted. Redesigning the old rings gives those wimmins a chance to express their […]

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I’m quite proud of this photo I took at the Weinstein Company’s Oscar viewing party. I was just trying to get a picture of MrB’s pearl cufflinks, but I managed to get a mini outfit photo. There you can see MrB’s Armani tux; Pucci bow tie; the Cartier watch I gave him for our wedding […]

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Friday, January 2, 2015

If you read this post about what I wore for New Year’s Eve in 1994 and 2004, you must have figured out that I was going to wear the red Versace dress from 2004 again. I can’t resist a 10-year fashion anniversary. What Wendy Wore for New Year’s Eve Dress: Versace (2004) Shoes: Prada (pre-2005) […]

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

As a big Beatles fan, I can never resist the opportunity to say “Twenty years ago today …” so here we go! My Throwback Thursday photo is, indeed, from 20 years ago today: Dec. 25, 1994. My family was celebrating my Dec. 23 birthday and my parents’ Dec. 26 anniversary. My father, GeorgeB, gave me […]

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Exactly twenty years and one day ago today, I was at the five-hour-long GMHC AIDS Dance-a-Thon at the Javits Center in New York. It was my second year at the Dance-a-Thon and I was extremely serious about my fundraising. I was one of those people who went around the office terrorizing people till they donated. […]

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Monday, October 27, 2014

MrB and I recently visited Tucson, where he received the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award from the University of Arizona School of Journalism. The Zenger award honors journalists who “fight for freedom of the press and the people’s right to know.”  The school’s website elaborates: “[The award] is named for a husband and […]

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