Many designers have done slashed necklines, but I was struck by the fact that I spotted the 1980s Geoffrey Beene online mere seconds after I saw the Spring 2013 Versace. Business-y slashed neckline versus boudoir slashed neckline … which do you prefer?
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Great Minds Think Alike: “Snow Globe” Clutches
When I admired a gel-filled PVC clutch by Christopher Kane in May, I didn’t imagine I’d see the look again … … but today, I spotted Kotur’s gel-filled, acrylic “Pink Snow Globe Clutch” on New York Magazine’s website. I’ve got to keep my eye out for more of these. They remind me of lava lamps,…
Good Wedding Cake, Not-So-Good Wedding Cake
MrB and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary on Sunday. Last year, I tried on my wedding gown for a blog post, but this year I’m going to concentrate on cake. I loved my crazy-looking wedding cake by Ron Ben-Israel. Here’s another shot of it. Guests lined up to take pictures of that cake….
Topshop Drama Drags On; Letter Rings for Sale
Topshop has announced a new designer collaboration. Not with me, sillies! Instead, the U.K.-based fast-fashion chain struck a deal with 27-year-old British designer J.W. Anderson. Apparently, he’s an up-and-comer, but he’s certainly not a Margiela, Lagerfeld or Versace as far as name recognition goes. The latter three designers/design houses have all worked with H&M, a…
Great Minds Think Alike … About Embroidered Boots
I’ve always wanted a pair of embroidered vintage Golo boots. Aren’t they spectacular? These suede Jimmy Choo boots remind me of the Golos … … but the Choos are more subtle, with less embroidery and muted colors. I’m going to hold out for the eye-catching originals.
Great Minds Think Alike: Silver Wedges by Prada & Louboutin
When I wore my silver Prada wedges to Milan Fashion Week in 2007, the shoes were already a couple of years old, so I was amused by all the photographers taking pictures of them. I thought it would be hilarious if that style appeared on someone’s runway the following season thanks to all the publicity….
Update on Topshop’s Version of My Swear Rings
I’m quote-happy today! One of MrB’s favorite quotes is, “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.” That one is attributed to the late U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. Many of my jewelry designs are inspired by extraordinary women and I’m going to have to do a tribute to Hopper…
What Wendy Wore: Watanabe Jacket, Stacy Lomman Vest
Last night, MrB and I went to an event hosted by The Weinstein Company, so I was inspired to wear the same Junya Watanabe jacket I wore to a Weinstein event in February. I am the anti-wardrobe-remixer. I got this jacket at Bergdorf Goodman. I was very excited to see it on Bergdorf’s homepage recently….
I’m SMH at Topshop’s Version of My Swear Rings
The sterling-silver swear-ring set from my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes line has been one of my most popular designs since I introduced it at a designer friend’s runway show in 2008. Word and letter jewelry has been around for ages, and I’m not the first designer to do “Fuck” jewelry. I’ve said myself that there’s nothing…
What Wendy Wore: Gold Sequins for New Year’s Eve 2012
The color gold was on my mind as I got ready for New Year’s Eve. Much to my delight, it was on other people’s minds too. MrB and I gave gorgeous blogger/designer Stacy Lomman a ride to our dinner at Indochine. When Stacy turned up at our apartment wearing gold sequins that matched mine, I…