The diamond-adoring bauble purveyors at Tacori have a new gal in the mix: meet Wendy Nguyen of blog Wendy’s Lookbook, who’s been tapped as the luxe jewelry line’s brand ambassador. We chatted up Nguyen for a few pointers on accessorizing (as well as getting proposed to, should that be on your to-do list du moment…)!
How did you get involved with Tacori?
I met a few members of the Tacori team at the Lucky FABB Conference a year ago. We chatted about jewelry, photography, and film. And over the next few months, we started talking about video collaboration ideas and designing a custom jewelry piece. Over time, we brainstormed ways to work together at a deeper level, which led us to a brand ambassador relationship. I greatly appreciate Tacori’s values, their passion to create beautiful jewelry pieces, and forward thinking approach to new media. â€¨â€¨
We’d love some jewelry styling tips, s’il vous plait!
Have fun with layers In my humble opinion, the key to stacking multiple bracelets with various band widths is having a ‘connector’ piece. Basically, an item that unites all of the pieces together. For example, a mixed metal bracelet or watch will help create a cohesive look when stacked with silver and gold bangles. A black onyx stone ring can help bring together vintage style thick bangles stacked with a few thin bracelets. â€¨â€¨
Do you have a favorite bling moment?
My most beloved jewelry memory was when my boyfriend gave me a promise ring à la Love Actually style. Just like in the movie, he appeared at my doorstep with messages on large cards, and on the last one, it revealed a small box with a ring in it. I cried. A lot. â€¨â€¨
Given your name, what’s your order at Wendy’s?
I love Wendy’s and have eaten there countless times in high school. I usually get their Jr. bacon cheeseburger. I was actually named after Wendy in Peter Pan, though, and my brother’s name is John, like Wendy’s brother in the story. â€¨â€¨
Adorable! So, Tacori does some fun stuff in their ads, like those shots of engagement rings dripping in honey: Would you ever coat yourself in honey?
Sure, I’ve heard honey does wonders for your skin! â€¨â€¨
Tacori makes gorgeous engagement rings: any advice for gals trying to get a guy to propose?
This is a tough question. It’s such a personal thing that I don’t think I’m in a position to give advice. I think a proposal is one of the happiest moments in a couple’s life, and it should come from a honest, sincere, and thoughtful place. Now, if a guy is looking for creative ways to propose (with Tacori, of course!), I’ll be more than happy to suggest a few ideas!
Lastly, what’s the day-to-day like for you as a blogger?
My morning usually starts with reading and answering emails, comments, and business inquiries. By early afternoon, I’m in production meetings for our video content. We brainstorm, plan, and throw a lot of creative ideas around. By late afternoon, we plan blog posts and head out to shoot photos. I get the photos back shortly afterwards and start working on the blog post. By night time, I’m either writing a blog post or filming a video for our YouTube channel.