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Monday, September 22, 2014

Tweet The French newspaper Le Monde is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and MrB was invited to the Le Monde Festival to speak on a panel about the future of journalism. After MrB did his journalism-related work, I had a little business to do. The Biennale de Paris is a show of antiques, artwork and jewelry, […]

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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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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tweet MrB and I went to California on Labor Day weekend to visit family and friends. We stayed near the beach in Santa Monica and it was so beautiful, daytime … … and nighttime. The buildings were pink, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky … … and the Champagne sangria was delicious. MrB and […]

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tweet Zang Toi’s Spring 2015 runway show this week reminded me that I had an outfit photo with a Zang dress that I’ve been meaning to post since May! What Wendy Wore Dress: Zang Toi (2007?) Purse: Prada (2007) Shoes: Prada (2010) I’d have to ask Zang exactly what season this dress is from, but […]

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tweet Last night, I went to my designing friend Zang Toi’s Spring 2015 runway show at Lincoln Center. The show was also a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Zang’s line. That’s a long run in fashion! You have to multiply fashion years the way you would dog years. Like, 25 years in fashion is […]

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tweet On second thought, don’t answer that “Who wore it best?” question in the title of this post! I can’t compete with a girl who is young enough to be my daughter. But here is 17-year-old Kylie Jenner — part of the Kardashian family — wearing a vintage Moschino dress in a shoot for Miss […]

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tweet My name is Wendy Brandes and I’m a Jean-Charles de Castelbajac-aholic. One of my first Castelbajac purchases was a Lego-print dress and matching shoes, which I got in 2009. I wear the shoes frequently, and I do the full, head-to-toe Lego look about once a year. I haven’t always photographed the combo, but 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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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tweet While traveling in Europe last month, I did some things that I’d wanted to do for decades. I visited Liverpool, which I first dreamed of doing in 1980. I’m glad Mark Lewisohn, the author of Tune In, the 2013 book about the Beatles that prompted me to finally take the trip, saw that I […]

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tweet MrB and I love London. We’ve gone there every year since 2008 to visit our many friends who live in the city or close to it. In particular, I like to meet up with gorgeous bloggers and drink Pimm’s.  Here are my previous London posts. 2013: Pimm’s fest and a strange trench coat. 2012: […]

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