I was clearing out some old email and noticed I never got a reply from my satanic friends at Hypebeast. I mentioned the Hypebeast forums previously when I discovered a post showing an ugly gold belt that was credited to Wendy Brandes Jewelry of London. I posted this in response:
Is there a Wendy Brandes Jewelry in London? Wendy Brandes Jewelry in New York wants to know. And who would waste that much gold on a belt, even as a publicity stunt?
The Hypebeast administrators responded by deleting the thread and banning me from the forums for being spam. I’ve tried to contact them at least three times to demand an explanation and all I get is radio silence. I’m still banned. Here’s hoping the Hypebeast assholes Google themselves and decide to use the comments here to explain why it is okay for someone to throw my name around in a spammish way and for me to be blamed for it. Money Clothing, whose name was also attached to the questionable belt, did not respond to my request for comment either.
As I’ve said before, I do know of another Wendy Brandes in New York, so it’s not like I totally ruled out the existence of a Wendy Brandes Jewelry in London. But I think the reaction to my post is a pretty good indication that something shady was going on.
On a happier note, another photo of a pair of Dewdrop Earrings has straggled in. This pair is in chalcedony.