When I first met Wendy Brandes, back in 2007, she had contacted me as a jewelry designer from New York who was coming to San Francisco (where I then lived) and she wanted to take me out to dinner. She didn’t have a blog then, well she started one days before the dinner… and I had no idea what to expect.
While I could go on about how amazing dinner was and how delightful her and Mr. B are… since we’ve become good friends over the years, it’s suffice to say that it did go well. One of the the details that stuck out in my mind at the dinner was this silver heart ring that she let me try on, and on a visit a year later, the ring again really spoke to me. The Diana Ring, inspired by Princes Diana, who was a great humanitarian, and who did so much work for AIDS patients, as well as being incredibly beautiful and stylish. The thing that stuck out in my mind about the ring was how it fit, how it felt… lush, would have to be the word, though it’s not a word you would use to describe metal, that’s how it feels.
Two years later, I finally bought the ring. It never left my mind how nice the ring feels, and also, because Wendy is such a great person and wonderful friend, it adds personal meaning to this lovely heart.
Here I’m wearing the ring with my chunky 80′s structured sweater, Market Publique cuff, husband’s American Apparel tee, vintage Wrangler cut off jeans, tights, and my studded Aldo Boots.