Going to the U.S. Open finals? Order your sterling silver Wendy Brandes for Francis SmacEnroe tennis racquet necklace today and you’ll have it in time to wear it court-side … or TV-side. But act fast, because I have only one in stock.
Click here to see more images of the necklace, and here to see it on gorgeous blogger/client Denise.
Wouldn’t it be great to see this on happy, racquet-hurling tennis player Melanie Oudin? Click here for more pictures of her Melanie flinging her racquet with joy. I hope she makes it into the finals.
UPDATED TO ADD: Here’s Oudin in action.
I also hope she doesn’t get overwhelmed by the attention, a la Susan Boyle.
UPDATED SEPT. 9 TO ADD: Alas, Oudin is out. Someone needs to buy her this necklace as a consolation gift/reward for job well done. Hope to see you next year, Melanie!
Now, for all you people hitting my blog by searching for “Melanie Oudin’s sneakers,” there’s a good photo of her customized Adidas sneakers here. She designed them with her boyfriend, and he was the one who suggested putting the word “Believe” on the heels. Read about that here. There’s a photo of the boyfriend here. You can create your own customized sneaker here … the style is the mi Barricade V. And if you were here, with me now, we’d share a beer and I’d tell you the story about how “Believe!” was the annoying pet word of an annoying person and how I’ve been deliciously annoyed by that word all summer, so that I thought I was having a hallucination when I saw Oudin’s sneakers. If her next pair of sneakers says, “Bliss!” on them, I’ll really be freaked out, because that was the second most annoying pet word of the summer. In fact, the first person who customizes a pair of sneakers with “Bliss!” and sends me a photo of him/herself wearing them gets a beer. I’ll Fed Ex it to you if I have to.
UPDATED AGAIN TO ADD: Holy shizz! The player who really deserves the SmacEnroe is Serena Williams, who had a tantrum worthy of Johnny Mac himself during a match with Kim Clijsters on Saturday, September 12. First she broke her racquet. Later, she confronted a lineswoman. The chair umpire and the tournament referee gave Serena a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on match point, and Clijsters won. Here are two clips. In the second, you can clearly hear Serena saying, “I didn’t say I would kill you!” Is it so wrong that I love Serena now?
Ashe Mischief says
I love the size of this piece…while so many necklaces are cute & tiny, I love a bigger, bolder piece….
Market Publique says
I love it! So cute!
deja pseu says
LOL! “You Cannot Be Serious!” when wearing that necklace.
I love it! So amazing!
love the necklace!!
Lady Smaggle says
HA! I love it. Fabulous.
is this the girl with the cute sneakers??? she deffo needs this necklace as a post-victory present to herself!
I think Ms. Melanie ought to order that necklace.
“whynot?” (It’s my captcha)
Sharon Rose says
Hi there-totally stunning piece my dear!!
No US Open for me, but that is a pretty awesome necklace.
Make Do Style says
Game, set and match – the perfect piece to accompany a Francis Roth polo dress to the US open.
You know the necklace and dress would be my look of choice court side.
PS 3 days without blogging, I was getting impatient!
It’s so cute. My tennis mad friend would love it!
What a cool necklace
it is so cute!
Thanks for the comment Wendy. I can’t wait for the Steve J and Yoni P show. I can only dream of owning a piece by them! I only began my blog the other day and the hard part is getting people to visit it!
By the way I’ve added your onyx skull ring to one of my posts…it’s my favourite on your site. This necklace is very original though!xx
A red lipstick says
What an amazing necklace! Wish you a beautiful week.
so cool necklace!
I ve seen the US Open at the Tv and seems to be so much fun!
I do love sports!
I wish you have a great time there!
Many kisses Wendy!
You cannot be serious! That necklace is way too awesome to be allowed!
Everybody Says Don't says
Wow, what a necklace! It’s fantastic x
Couture Carrie says
Oudin is amazing, as is that necklace! Fun post, WB!
love the necklace…x
Wendy, that necklace is super fabulous! The size is great.
pretty face says
Wow! It’s not a joke… that’s so cool! I was convinced it was a joke. But it isn’t! I love it!
The Clothes Horse says
That necklace is seriously fun.
P.S. Sorry I didn’t get back to you while I was still in NYC, but it was only for about 2 1/2 days and they kept us busy every hour.
What a great and funny necklace.
fabulous wendy!!!! I have been enjoying the open so much!
miss cavendish says
Great necklace title! Not that I’m partal to puns or anything . . .
Thumbelina Fashionista says
Jill Pilgrim says
Love it! Now if only I were going to the Open…
What a charmingly fantastic piece! I know who would utterly adore it to no end, my 79 year old granny who still plays her favourite sport in the world (tennis) every week. I will have make sure she sees this link 🙂
Thank you very much for your comment and well wishes, I hope you’re having a fantastic week!
I. Grace says
“SmacEnroe”, how witty! I’m rooting for Oudin too! =)
savvy gal says
very unique piece. i wonder if a gal can play tennis better wearing this necklace…. : )
The Six Six Sick Girls says
I don’t play or watch tennis, but this necklace is great. I love the size of it, it’s huge!!!
Gerri Ward says
OMG! Now this is one TENNIS RACQUET I want!!!
TWO WORDS: SOLELY FABULOUS!!!:)
Couture Cookie says
I love it! I actually play tennis, so I would get away with wearing it… right? 🙂
tor (fabfrocks) says
I don’t like tennis but I do love that necklace; you should sell them in pairs with tiny silver balls!
it looks great and so innovative! I am not very fond of tennis, and I’d not hesitate and buy it!
Size does matter for this piece…sure to get compliments! Kisses to you darling!!
I’ve always LOVED this necklace!
La Belette Rouge says
The perfect necklace for breaking serve. Hee-hee! I love this necklace. And I would love it if Melanie Oudin would take the tournament.
The Little Fashion Treasury says
Thanks for your dry cleaning advise!
I´m excited what will happen to the stain 😉
Such a beautie-cutie… the tennis-raquet necklace is so much fun!!
fashion herald says
I love this even more now that I know how big it is.
omg so kute!!
Awww, so fun! I love.
Oh I love big statement necklaces like these!
So sad that Oudin is now out. 🙁 Bet she would love your necklace!!
Annie Spandex says
Hilarious. 🙂 And awesome. 🙂 Reminds me of those 80’s charms but grown up.
oooh i love it! it’s so fun and whimsical.