The Other Boleyn Girl opens in theaters today. I was reading about the movie on some random website and noticed this in the comments: “Why are they using the Ugly Betty necklace in the Boleyn movie?” Why indeed?
That is Anne Boleyn wearing a “B” pendant. “B” stands for Boleyn. Got it? Good! So why does Ugly Betty wear a copy of that pendant? Because “B” can also stand for Betty. I know some of you are thinking, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” But seriously, peeps, I’ve seen questions like this all over teh Internets. Not everyone is gorgeous AND smart like you bitches.
Anyway, fairly inexpensive copies of the Boleyn portrait necklace have been around for years, and an Ugly Betty stylist picked one for the show.
I wear a “B” necklace too. Why? Because “B” stands for Brandes, as in Wendy Brandes. I preferred my initial pendant to stand for my last name rather than my first name, the same as Anne’s necklace did.
© Wendy Brandes 2007-2008
(Photo by John Muggenborg)
In other ways, my necklace differs from the original. I didn’t use any pearls. I also changed the shape and added a crown. I thought the original was pretty fabulous for the 16th century, but I was looking for something a bit more graceful for myself. No offense intended to AnneB.
Oh yeah, and you can order my necklace in any letter you want. You’re not required to get a “B”!
Can’t get enough of Anne? Once again, here are the links to my old posts. (I’ll stop reposting these as soon as I stop seeing stupid questions online. In other words, you’ll never see the end of them.)
My gorgeous sister, Terri Berry, was going to pick up one of the Anne biographies, but I suggested she read The Wives of Henry VIII first. It covers all the basics on Anne and provides more context about the reign of Henry teh 8 than an Anne-centric biography does. That’s my recommendation for anyone looking for some post-Boleyn Girl nonfiction.
Writing about the “B” reminded me of the giant “M” that my photographer John Muggenborg has hanging on the wall of his studio.
(To buy your own Boleyn necklace, contact me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com.)