If you are a new reader who is visiting due to my Marie Claire story, you might be wondering what the hell is going on here. If you’re an old reader who joined me at some point since I started this blog last July, you might be wondering the same thing.
I’m wearing a vintage Ceil Chapman dress.
This is, ostensibly, a fashion/style blog. You’ll notice that most of the other blogs I link to, over there on the right side of the screen, are fashion/style blogs.
I also write about my other interests, including history, books, feminism, dogs and things that annoy me. Occasionally, all those topics overlap. I swear a lot when things annoy me, and also when they don’t. If you have a problem with that, you should visit some other fucking site.
This blog is called Wendy Brandes Jewelry because I am a jewelry designer and started this to promote my jewelry. Sometimes I remember to do that. Luckily, most of my jewelry is inspired by queens or other fascinating ladies. I write about these women in my Book Club posts. Among my favorites are Anne Boleyn and the Empresses Wu and Matilda. Here are some links:
I was trying to do my Book Club posts every Thursday at first, but I started writing biographies of the ladies instead of just listing books, so the weekly schedule became too much. The Book Club posts still come out on Thursdays, but not EVERY Thursday. While I will sometimes mention a movie or television show in these posts, they are primarily about books, as the title would suggest, so please don’t expect long reviews of The Tudors.
I occasionally do music history, focusing on the ’70s and ’80s.
I offer practical advice:
I have strange obsessions:
And I like to explain why shit is sexist:
- Why criticism of Sex and the City is sexist
- Why criticism of fashion is sexist
- Why Doris Lessing is sexist
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I like to use a lot of links. Many of my photos are also links. You can mouse over the pictures to see whether they are links or whether they enlarge. As for comments, nearly everyone who has commented here has been delightful. (I love you bitches!) If you want to be anonymous and abusive, go elsewhere — approximately 99.9999% of teh Interweb is conducive to that, so you don’t need this blog as your outlet. If you spam my comments or abuse my regular commenters, I will delete your ass. I do read all the comments here and appreciate them. I used to try to respond to all of you who comment here, but sometimes I prefer to use my time to read and comment on YOUR blogs. So please don’t be miffed if yours is not one of the comments I reply to directly here.
All of the original content on Wendy Brandes Jewelry is copyrighted: jewelry designs, my personal photos and text. You are welcome to use photos in a noncommercial way as long as you give credit and link back here. If (as has happened) I find a spam blog has appropriated my content, I will hunt that blog down and beat its ass. If I use a photo from elsewhere, it will always be linked back to the source. If you have an issue with photo usage even though I link back to you, you can email me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com. That hotmail address can also be used by anyone who wants to ask about jewelry or just say hello. All complaints should be sent here.
UPDATED JANUARY 2010 TO ADD:
I recently decided to answer some burning questions I frequently get about how and why I design the type of jewelry that I do. Enjoy!