Tag Archives: Wendy Brandes

I met Fitzroy and it was glorious

I made plans to meet my Twitter friend Wendy Brandes. I was already looking forward to it when she kindly offered to introduce me to Fitzroy and his dog siblings Gigi and Henry.

In spite of my allergies, I was really, really excited.

But first Wendy warned me. “He’s shy so you have to ignore him till he gets interested!” When I arrived, Fitzroy didn’t scamper away and hide, which I took as a good sign.

Fitzroy

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Pink is my color 2.0

I still love pink. Even more than I did when I posted this a few months ago.

Maybe I’ll have a pink couch someday.

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I’m not a crazy cat lady

But I totally could be, if not for my allergies.

It doesn’t help that my college friend Erin does amazing work helping animals and posts pictures of her foundlings on Facebook. They all make me want to foster, if only I could.

Recently I went to YouTube and before my intended video, this ran. And I didn’t click to skip it when I could have.

Confession: I watched “Catalogue” again while drafting this post.

Alas, in spite of a good two years of allergy shots for this, that and the other thing, and taking Allegra 180 every single day, I’m still super allergic to animals. Recently I spent less than five minutes chatting with my neighbor at the threshold to her apartment, which houses a ragdoll cat, and by the time I returned to my own apartment, one of my eyes was swelling shut and the other wasn’t far behind.

Any notion of owning an awesome cat like Wendy Brandes’ Fitzroy quickly went out the window. I’m left to admire him from afar and watch cat videos on YouTube.

Yes, Mike Kelton, I know you hate this post.

This post is not sponsored by Fresh Step, Allegra or anyone else.

Twitter Spotlight: Wendy Brandes

Wendy Brandes makes such cool wearable art that in 2012, she was named Fashion Group International’s Rising Star for fine jewelry.

I have posted about some of Wendy’s inventive jewelry on my blog before including here and here. Now I get to feature the woman herself (and also her loved ones).

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@WendyBrandes: Kindness and acceptance.

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OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@WendyBrandes: Frankness.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@WendyBrandes: Sincerity.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@WendyBrandes: A fabulous dinner with friends, outside, on a warm June night.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@WendyBrandes: A world without chocolate or Champagne.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@WendyBrandes: The Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@WendyBrandes: See above! (Chocolate and Champagne.)

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@WendyBrandes: Red lipstick, high heels, big rings, silly pets, WiFi.

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OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@WendyBrandes: Visiting the moai on Easter Island.

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@WendyBrandes: I’ve met a lot of them already!

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@WendyBrandes: “Choosing an iPhone case is the new version of picking a binder for school.”

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@WendyBrandes: “Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?”

OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@WendyBrandes: Yo, @BarneysNY and @Bergdorfs, when are you going to add to your cool quotient by carrying my jewelry line?

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Twitter Spotlight master post

All of the good stuff in one place. Enjoy!

1. Holly MacKenzie – @stackmack

2. Eliza Orlins – @eorlins

3. Ted Casablanca – @Ted_Casablanca

4. Shannon Kelly – @shankell  Update here

5. Isaiah Mustafa – @isaiahmustafa

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos is perhaps more popular than Halloween here in Brooklyn.

One of my favorite Mexican spots in Williamsburg, Mesa Coyoacan, went all out.

The shops have really done it up too.

Can’t get enough Halloween or Day of the Dead? Wendy Brandes has this awesome skull ring.

STFU. Please.

Does any fine jewelry designer have as much fun as Wendy Brandes? I don’t think so.

This one made me giggle.

©2012 John Muggenborg / muggphoto

Wendy’s design is available in both gold and silver.

Would you wear the STFU necklace? What pop culture expression would you like on a necklace?