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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tweet This is certainly my week for international recognition! First, my Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was on the cover of Jewellery News Asia. Now, two of my designs are in K-Note, a Turkish magazine that goes to luxury car customers. Hopefully, those readers are luxury jewelry customers too. The pieces are part […]

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Tweet My Jewel of the Month posts highlight my newest jewelry designs. Here are 2014’s hot jewels from both my luxe signature line and my social-media-inspired WENDYB by Wendy Brandes diffusion line. Click the photos to read the original posts. Single earrings were hot this year and they’re not going to let up in 2015.  […]

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tweet My gorgeous mother BarbaraB inherited an old opal-and-diamond pendant.  Normally, I’d redesign something like this, but opals are very soft and it’s not always a good idea to disturb them. Instead, I got her a 21″ chain so the pendant would hit her in the right spot. Pretty, isn’t it?

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Tweet One of the good things about being a jewelry designer is that I always have the appropriate accessories for any occasion, such as today’s official release of Shady XV, the double album celebrating 15 years of Eminem’s Shady Records label.  Let me take a selfie …. That photo was inspired by my gorgeous rapper […]

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tweet The Oxford Dictionaries announced on Monday that the verb “vape” is its word of the year. Vape’s meaning: “to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.” I’m disappointed that the noun”bae” — described oh-so-seriously as “a term of endearment for one’s romantic partner” — missed out. I thought […]

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tweet There must be something in the air — maybe it’s the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit called “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” — but a number of people have asked me when the silver version of my 18K-gold acorn-and-squirrel locket will be back in stock. Here is the gold locket […]

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tweet Gorgeous Sky Heavens has sung backup vocals for Eminem and Nicki Minaj, but I had never seen one of her solo performances until last night. She did an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming EP, Luz, at the Standard Hotel in New York City. She also treated us to a little bit of […]

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tweet Esquire ran an excerpt from a book called F**k: An Irreverent History of the F-Word by Rufus Lodge. The magazine’s glossary of 69 fucks includes Mr. Big’s favorite, “abso-fucking-lutely” … … “fuckball,” as delivered by Harvey Keitel in the movie Get Shorty … … and the likes of “fuckboy,” the 1950s term “fuck-dust,” and […]

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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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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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