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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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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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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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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tweet My Chicken on Nest necklace has been Jewel of the Month before. You might remember the smaller-than-a-dime, sterling-silver chicken … … that opened up to reveal three gold-plated eggs. If you’ve always wondered, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I have the answer. My egg locket came first, inspired by a work […]

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tweet Today, Eryn and I showed FitzRoy my sterling-silver SRSLY? necklace. “Bat it with your paw if you think this necklace is awesome,” we said. We passed the inspection and can now brag that this necklace has been certified awesome by a cat. You know a cat like this wouldn’t steer you wrong. Follow FitzRoy […]

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