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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 is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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