As you might guess from the name, Engagement 101 is the site for everything you need to know about engagement rings and proposals. EVERYTHING! There are different proposal ideas for different seasons, a checklist, a schedule — damn! This is thorough! I’ve walked quite a few men (and women) through the proposal process, but from now on, I’m going to have them start with Engagement 101 so I can concentrate on designing the engagement ring.
Gorgeous Severine Ferrari, the editor in chief of Engagement 101, swung by the office recently to talk about my Wendy Brandes Wedding collection. We spoke about my philosophy about wedding jewelry and looked at some designs, and I wound up wearing my 18K gold snake tiara for a good portion of the interview. I mean, why do an interview without a tiara, come to think of it.
While I’ve embedded the video above, I urge you to go to Severine’s post directly if only to check out the super-corporate-looking headshot that I gave her for some reason. BWAH! That’s from nearly six years ago, and some of the habits of the corporate world were still imprinted upon me even though I’d been out of that hell for seven years by then. I was convinced that I should have a serious-looking head shot in case a serious publication needed to write something very serious about me. Now I’m laughing at myself for thinking such a thing. I’ve actually wanted to take some crazy new head shots for a while now, but it hasn’t been my No. 1 priority. One of these days, I’ll get to that, and I swear, I’ll be dressed like a mermaid or a cow or something in all of them.
You can see some of my wedding designs here. (Not all of them have been professionally photographed because proposers gotta propose in a timely fashion!) If you want to discuss any of those looks or have a custom design made from scratch, holla at me at info at wendybrandes dot com.