Photo Credit from top: Cleopatra 18K gold and diamond earrings by Wendy Brandes. Screenshot from Sex and The City 2. Image of Wendy Brandes in Cleopatra earrings. All images courtesy of Wendy Brandes
Welcome to the Object of Affection feature series. This series will see me put the spotlight on one specific decadent piece of design, destination, art piece etc that deserves to stand alone as an Object of Affection due to it’s attention commanding qualities.
First on the bill is New York based fine jewelry designer Wendy Brandes’s Cleopatra Earrings. The luxurious shoulder length dangle earrings as featured in above images are 18K gold adorned with 1.36 carats of diamonds. Named after Eqypt’s Queen Cleopatra, they are sheer unadulterated luxury. The designer is pictured wearing them in the last image.
I have been a fan of Wendy’s inimitable designs for a while now. Her work is often inspired by iconic historical women and their amazing stories. I interviewed her on her designs here.
The Cleopatra earrings by Wendy Brandes are today’s Object of Affection due to their bold, intrinsic and intelligent design.
The designer recently documented a day in her life for Mariankihogo.com here. In the said feature she mentioned that the Cleopatra earrings had been on loan to the Sex and The City 2 wardrobe department. She did not know at that time if they had been used in filming and whether they would make the final cut of the movie.
A few weeks ago the SATC2 trailer hit the internet and I could not wait to watch it. I started screaming with excitement for Wendy when I spotted her gorgeous earrings on Samantha as played by Kim Cattrall (see image two).
Last night I was honoured to get the background on those earrings that made the much anticipated SATC2 movie, the inspiration behind their design, how you can win a pair and much more from Wendy Brandes herself.