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Wendy Brandes' Maneater Collection Brings Historical Whimsy to Luxury Jewelry

The allegedly insane 15th century Spanish queen, Joanna of Castilla, may not be a story that gets your creative juices flowing, but for jewelry designer Wendy Brandes, she’s the perfect muse. The media and marketing pro turned jewelry guru has shown that inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. Her collections, based largely off powerful historical women, have won her fashion awards (including the coveted FGI Rising Star award in 2012) and the recognition of celebrities and stylists alike.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies from San Francisco State University. Previously a beauty editor, Marissa now utilizes her love and passion of luxurious fashion everyday as Fashion Editor of JustLuxe. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa has traveled to various cities across the globe, most recently returning from living abroad...(Read More)

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