Imagine my delight when a magazine called L.A. Confidential used my Juana ring to illustrate that skulls were a “Do” in their Late Spring issue. Imagine my annoyance when they credited the photographer for the photo and not me for the ring! Now imagine that a gorgeous client who OWNS this ring just emailed me from L.A. to say that skulls have moved into the “Don’t” column at good old L.A. Confidential along with my ring! Well, you don’t have to imagine that; it’s true! I am as proud to be a Don’t as I was a Do, but if those jackholes credited the photographer again and not me, I’m going to have to beat a bitch’s ass! What, do they think it’s just some nice clip art that fell into their possession?
Anyone who gets this magazine and scans the page for me will be my hero! I’m definitely going to put these pages together on my new website. A Do in May and a Don’t in October! Hot!
Before I teleport back to the 1800s to tell folks of bygone days that their skull pieces will be considered ugly in October 2007, allow me to address the trendies. Trendies, don’t say I never did anything just for you. With this amazing heart locket, no one from L.A. Confidential will ever guess you have a skull on your person! It will be our secret. Or you can read my recent comments on the staying power of memento mori here.
Photo by John Muggenborg
Recycling a Do to a Don’t list is this highest form of lazy fashion reporting. Obviously, the editors don’t leave their cubicles. I love the ring. A definite DO!
In Yr Fshn says
OMG!!! That’s maddening! I hope you wrote them a strongly worded letter as you did with the NYTimes (Squirrel Fiasco–Debacle?–’07).
PS Love the title
@ROTFLMAO…sadly, I think my note was not as angry as the note following the Great Squirrel Debacle. It’s always easier for me to stick up for medieval queens than for myself. But they did say they will run a correction in the next issue and I think I will be able to do something really fun with this on my new website. Maybe a fade from In to Out to…what? I don’t know, I need a funny finale.
Lady N says
That ring is fabulous! Its totally IN! Glad they will be rightfully crediting you!
Omg Moira, I was also thinking lazy journalism hahaha! Wendy, your reports are so vast I think you should guesr-write a column for them LOL!
Sadly, this scotches a long post I was working on for some future date on how I do like “In” lists and not “Out” lists! I don’t want to look crazy and biased. Oh well 🙁 I will just have a little extra time to put into one of my book club posts. Those things are so needy.
MOLLY GRAY says
i love love the ring! wow!!!!!!…
La Belette Rouge says
Horrible! Your success is your best revenge. L.A. who?
Your heart/skull ring makes me think of Freud’s theory. He believed that there are two primary drives: Eros and Thanatos (love and death). Your ring is illustrative of his theory.
As was L.A. Confidential’s moving you from Eros (your ring as a “do”) to the move into the don’t list (death). I am strongly in the Eros camp, as far as your rings go.
La Belette Rouge says
Sorry, Wendy. I was so upset I called your locket a ring. Forgive me.
No problem, LBR. I am delighted by the eros-thanatos concept being seen in both the locket AND the magazine. How perfect! I bet an academic could squeeze a full thesis out of that.
How dare they?? Is LA Confidential so confident as to dictate what’s a do or don’t?? I say do buy Wendy’s fabuous and creative jewelry and DON’T subscribe to LA Confidential unless they DO come to grips with the error of their ways!!!!!
Great jewelry, I want that ring!!!
Vintage Bunny says
You are being polite !!I would have used stronger words than jackhole!!!
Its a cute ring and I dont see how it can move in and out of fashion like that.Its something that you can wear anytime.Esp at this time of the year
Seriously though LA who ?
paris parfait says
I think the Dos and Don’t lists are so ridiculous – and obviously, as you’ve discovered, so fickle. Your jewelry is fab! And thanks for your comment on my blog.
i love that ring!
so amazing :]
haha, I’m in love with your blog! You’re too funny 🙂
PS: I love the ring! Most definitly IN.
Busy Bee says
Those pieces ar the s**T.They are absolute A** holes for not giving you credit for the work! I would love to have the necklass and ring or one or the other depending the price cuz I’m poor(LOL)but definately a DO!
The Bee is out!
Pretty In Black says
I’m dying for a skull ring. I love that yours is hiding behind the bones. So cool, so creepy!
Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) says
Love the swan necklace
the skull one is a little too much for me, i’ve always been scared of skull images…hahahha
gem fatale says
What an amazing ring!! x
Tattooed Mama says
if they don’t correct it… i’ll help… oh who am i kidding? i’m a total wuss.. but a total wuss in love with the Juana Peekaboo Skull Locket. you’ve got to be kidding me, this is the hottest thing ever. i’d so own it if i actually had a job and made money. 😉 i heard that beinga stay at home mom would equal a paycheck of 150,000 a year. i’m still waiting!!!!!
LOL, @ TM…yeah, where the hell is your paycheck?!
Thank you, sweet Bee.