In the movie Working Girl, Tess (Melanie Griffith) says, “I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?” No, there isn’t. Unfortunately, I don’t have those qualities. As this video will prove, I have a face for radio and a voice for silent movies. You need to brace yourself for the voice. When I met gorgeous blogger Jenn, she opined that my Betty Boopish voice did not match my writing style. I think she was expecting a Jeanne Moreau/Demi Moore type of thing. That said, here I am attempting to talk sensibly about skyrocketing gold prices with the charmingly accented Simon Constable of thestreet.com. Notice I’m wearing my favorite vintage Moschino jacket!
UPDATED TO ADD: Since I’m in the video interview mode, here’s a link to one with the most beautiful model ever (don’t argue, I’m not in the mood) from back in the day. Take it away, LindaE. I don’t know why Jezebel perceives her as “snooty” and self-obsessed. She’s just answering questions about her damn job.
are those vinyl leggings? leather pants? sprayed on? love it.
American Apparel lame leggings. I’d recommend trying the high-waisted ones. The low-waisted ones feel like they are sneakily slinking down your bod.
Your video was great and I love, love, love your jewelry. Funny, you seemed so friendly in that interview and with mine I had to clean your house, car and walk the dog just to get you to talk to me.
Maybe next time you should fake a charming accent. Simon had me at “hello.” Also, he wasn’t hiding jewelry in his coochie. Ahem!
Perfect Ratio says
Um, that interview was awesies.
Welcome back to the blogosphere! If Blogger ever takes you away again I will punch them right in their double g’s.
I think you’re adorable. I liked the way you were friendly but, how your eyes looked as if you could bite if you wanted. Did you pick that up from Gigi?
WOW WOW WOW !
Private clients woo woo
When ya gonna let us have POP UP comments wendala?
Get with the program already
Carol! You and your pop-ups. Okay, let’s ask the peeps here. Peeps, do you prefer pop-up comments or these comments, where you go to a whole new page?
Linda Evangelista was one of my first girl crushes as a child. I will always love her, no matter how much of a bitch she is.
And you look so cute in the video. It was great!
Miss J. says
Miss Wendyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! You’re back! Sorry babe I myself was in hybernation since I just got a new job.Anyway, you look a little bit camra shy there in the vid but it’s lovely. Question: The red lipstick is sooo major! What’s brand is that and what shade?
I’m glad you are back.Google should be punished!
Ahem….alleged coochie thank you.
Wow, you’re as cute as 78 buttons! And I learnt a little something about the gold industry too. WendyB, you are a edu-tainer extraordinaire.
Has nothing to do with your post, but i really love your haircut, suits you very well (:
You voice is cute and friendly, how could you don’t like it?
Ok Wendy, seriously – are you sure you aren’t actually in college? You look/sound so young in the interview!
Look at you Tess McGill!! Who makes it happen? Great to have you back conquering the world of jewelry/fashion/media again.
Lady Language says
Betty Boop? No way. Your voice is youthful and I wouldn’t put your face past 21 years old. Video interviews are tough and you did a fabulous job and I’m not lying to ya 🙂
I have to agree that your haircut is great. Your jewelry looks really good on film…when I’m a big powerful lawyer maybe I’ll also be a “private client” 😉
pistols at dawn says
Well done, you. I was interviewed once, but it was as part of a police line-up, and I didn’t get the part. Apparently, I was not believable as a mugger.
I adore that jacket. Moschino is kind of underrated.
i oh and Ive been so confused as of late about your blog, but I’m glad you are here to stay. Also, I can’t believe Net took that long to deliver those damn Loubs to you!! tisk tisk…
Dang, girl, you DO NOT sound like Betty Boop. You DO sound dignified, informed, and educated. Oh, also approachable.
I’m with you about Linda E, I think she’s the only Supermodel.
Your work is beautiful.
Video is awesome!
Actually you sound exactly like I envisioned. Weird. Not your voice, your voice is great, it’s just weird that you sound like I thought. Now I sound like a stalker. *sigh*
Also, you looked GORGEOUS! and I loved loved the pieces you had there.
Perfect Ratio, I don’t know what double G’s are, but punch them anyway!
Agraham, no, my technique of simultaneously wagging my tail and growling is what I learned from Gigi.
PB, come to the next trunk show!
LBIC, thanks and yes, Linda is my idol. She is right up there with Coco.
Miss J, you are right, I’m totally embarrassed by having to be serious on camera. I don’t think I really achieved any seriousness in this interview.
Becky, next time Suze comes over (ha!) feel free to join us and I’ll tell you more about gold than you ever wanted to know.
Aisha, thanks about the hair! About the voice, people tell me it’s too babyish.
LL, I trust you not to lie to me!
Christine, I look forward to making a big “C” necklace for you.
PAD, but you’d be totally believable as a flasher.
Riz, trust me, I was more confused about the blog than you were.
ENC, you are winning my heart by saying the right things about Linda. Let’s stalk her together, shall we?
Kian, so it’s only Jenn who expected me to have a deep husky voice? Interesting!
What are you talking about? You look amazing and there’s nothing wrong with your voice! Love the Moschino jacket.
I like your voice!
melissa o says
Your interview is fab, and, at least the time I clicked on the link, SAM WATERSON, in an obligatory Ameritrade ad, is your warm-up act!
the princess says
great interview wendy! I am really enjoying reading all about what you do. very cool.
Suzanna Mars says
I really need to check in here more than once a day. That Wendy Brandes is always on the go-go-go.
And if I didn’t know any better, I would say that Wendy Brandes looks no more than 25 and photographs rather well!
Love that Queen B. necklace.
Suzanna Mars has found the key to getting a discount on future Wendy Brandes Jewelry purchases.
Let’s do stalk her—when we get thrown in the can together for having harassed her, we’ll have something to talk about. She and I are the same age, and I want to know how she looks up close. Also, she’s had a baby now, so I’m really interested to see how she’s holding up. She looked spectacular on that Vogue cover she did a few months ago. She’s aging so well.
Wendy-welcome back! Are you kidding?! I agree with asiancajuns-you look amazing (as always) and sound amazing! I expected a squeaky voice when you said Betty Boopish!
I forgot to register my opinion about popup comments:
Yay for popup comments. When they pop up, the integrity of your blog is not disturbed, whereas when they don’t, we can’t see the photos which accompanied the post.
And you know we can’t live without our CoCohiney.
i totally did not expect the voice – it’s so young! i mean not that you look young err… i mean old. oh boy… lol.
seriously though, i don’t know what i expected but it was certainly a pleasant surprise. none of that ferociousness that i’ve come to expect although i could see you would be ready to bite if provoked (like agraham said).
you were wonderful in the video though. if it were me, i would be frozen stiff with a stupid grin plastered on my face!
You were PURRFECT in that video, your voice is as sultry as a cat after her tuna dish. You did great! Loved the video, and love the voice.
Blue Floppy Hat says
If I didn’t have it straight from you, Wendy, I’d assume you were about 25- and that is an adorable jacket!
PS: I think Linda E rules, too- I used to think she was scary when I was younger, but she RULES.
Blue Floppy Hat says
And those leggings/shiny pants are amazing- you totally look like the event you’re headed to is a lecture Ass-Kicking 101..where you happen to be the instructor.
PPS: You don’t sound Betty Booplike at all. And those interviews- both of them- are brilliant to read/listen to!
Yaaaaaaay Wendy!! U don’t sound Betty Boopish at all!
Practically Perfect In Every Way says
how the hell did i miss this post??? i just happened upon it when i was researching your queens.
i thought the video was great, you looked hot and sounded great! good work with your amazing bosom!
i was supprised you didn’t say anything about the google conspriacy though.
Thanks PPIEW. Also thanks to all the peeps who didn’t think my voice was “babyish,” as others have called it. That’s a relief. People also have told me that I laugh and smile too much. Humph. Don’t they know that’s just a way to disguise my angry, black soul?
This Lady says
Wendyyy finally I can put a voice to that writing. I must admit I didnt think u sounded like that, but it suits u just fine!
Cassoulet Cafe says
Your voice is just fine and not babyish at all. However, I am in shock because your voice, looks and mannerisms are soooo similar to someone I know. Well, you know what they say, everyone has a twin!
CC, is she evil? Because if not, I’m probably the evil twin. I just want to be clear on this.
Cassoulet Cafe says
She seems to have an evil side, yes 🙂
It’s funny, because I hadn’t seen her in about 5 years and I just ran into her last weekend. Then I see your interview…wow…so similar!
Oh good. So she’ll handle the evil while I just kick back and relax.
Cassoulet Cafe says
And also, you can wear the leggings, she can’t. 😉
So, it’s your twin with regards to specifically the face/hair/mannerisms/voice aspects.
Ha ha! I feel sorry for her. Poor thing!
I meant about the face/mannerisms/etc…not the leggings!