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Monday, January 18, 2016

Glamorous show-business events are great for spotting ultra-high-end jewelry, like the 200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds recently worn by Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes. But I swear that the place to see the most exciting fine jewelry is at Jewelers of America’s GEM Awards — “the Academy Awards of the fine jewelry industry” […]

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Monday, January 4, 2016

MrB and I held our New Year’s Eve dinner for friends at Narcissa, the restaurant at the Standard Hotel in the East Village. As planned, I wore a new-to-me, secondhand dress that I got because of its Klaus Nomi-esque shoulder pads and V-shaped sheer panel in the front. What Wendy Wore Dress: Brian Lichtenberg (purchased […]

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Here’s a “What Wendy Wore” outfit for each month of 2015. (I’m not including any of the looks from my “Outfits on Repeat in 2015” post.) Click the photos for the original posts. I felt great in the Zang Toi jacket and faux-garter tights that I wore to Zang’s runway show in February 2014, so […]

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New York’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant — which opened in 1959 and for which the term “power lunch” was invented — is being booted from the Seagram Building next year.  I’ve had many birthday dinners there (as well as one dinner with Norman Mailer).  Tonight was the final Four Seasons birthday dinner. We sat in […]

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A belated congratulations is due to MrB for being inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame on November 19! I attended the celebratory lunch with him at Sardi’s. I forced MrB to do this #deadlineclub #selfie #coupleselfie #journalism #awards #halloffamer #smiles #proud A photo posted by Wendy Brandes (@wendybrandes) on Nov […]

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Have you heard about the 3-7-14 shopping rule from costume designer Jenn Rogien? I’m sure this is very handy for a lot of people, but I always have trouble following the rules. This summer, I hit the vintage racks at Bond 07 by Selima with my friend Julie Matos, who enjoys playing stylist for me. […]

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Friday, December 4, 2015

The December celebrations are beginning — and it’s finally a bit cold in New York — so I’m getting out all my winter skirts and dresses. MrB and I had a lovely dinner with friends on Wednesday. What Wendy Wore Sweater: Dsquared (2012) Skirt: Moschino (2005/2006) Boots: Prada (2008) Purse: Yves Saint Laurent (2013) Necklace: […]

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My gorgeous British friend Alyson Walsh came to New York to celebrate the U.S. publication of her book Style Forever. We toasted her with Moet & Chandon Champagne at the Michele Varian shop in Soho. The subtitle of Aly’s book is “The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous,” and the guests lived up to it! I […]

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Friday, November 6, 2015

I went to three journalism-related events in eight days last month! The first was a lunch for the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Awards on October 21. The IWMF describes the awards as honoring “women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery,” and this year’s awardees are true heroes. Mwape Kumwenda […]

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve done the Halloween ho stroll, to borrow a phrase from the highlarious Michael K of Dlisted. I’m more likely to dress for the holiday as a non-sexy Anne Boleyn, Adam Ant, member of Devo, or random Mod girl. That said, I figured that for a drinks date on […]

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