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Friday, September 5, 2014

Tweet If you lived in New York City in the 1980s, you might be familiar with a nightclub called Area. From 1983 to 1987, Area transformed itself every six weeks or so to express different themes, which included Night, Gnarly, Surrealism and Suburbia. (I went there just once while I was in college and I […]

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Tweet Awards-show fashion has been all about the men this year. Once again, my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want award goes to the dudes. My Emmy favorites were Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, stars of HBO’s True Detective, who wore coordinated tuxes in autumnal hues. #454163748 / gettyimages.com Five years ago, people would have […]

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tweet In March, when Rihanna and Eminem announced the dates for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, I wasn’t sure what tickets to get.  It would be practical to get seated tickets, but in huge venues like New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, which has over 80,000 seats, even the best seats are fairly far away from the […]

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tweet OMG! It’s my gorgeous sister Terri Berry‘s birthday today! In honor of Terri’s birthday falling on a Throwback Thursday, one of her favorite photos. It’s from July 1987. Terri took — and still takes! — great pride in the big hair she achieved that day. In the ’80s, we were all about “bigger is […]

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tweet If you missed the great Charles James exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, at least you won’t have to wait till next spring for a new fashion-related show. For the first time in seven years, the Costume Institute will do a fall show: “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,” will run […]

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Tweet How I decide when to add a new word necklace to my line? This is how I explained it last year. ” … the overuse of a word/acronym tells me when the time is right to add that word/acronym to my pop-culture-inspired WENDY by Wendy Brandes diffusion line. An expression has reached critical mass […]

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tweet Folks often ask me, “Do people REALLY buy fine jewelry online?” And I answer, “Hell, yeah!” As a matter of fact, online sales are what have kept my business going since 2005. For more stories about online jewelry shopping, check out the this story in the Wall Street Journal. The piece by Lauren Sherman […]

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tweet Last year, I wrote a Huffington Post story called, “Not So Fast There! The Surprisingly Long Life of Fashion Trends,” in which I observed that fashion trends don’t come and go as quickly as we think they do. In fact, trends can take seasons — or even years — to develop, and then linger […]

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tweet As I mentioned, the Women’s Jewelry Association Gala took place Monday night at Pier 60 in New York. The WJA describes itself as “a networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.” I call it a great opportunity for me to meet up […]

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Tweet If you love emojis and gold, I’ve got good news for you. Some of my most popular emoji single stud earrings — including the middle finger — are now being made in gold-plated silver and, for the moment, they’re available exclusively at Nylon Magazine’s online shop. Nylon did this awesome gif with four of […]

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