Growing up I had several weird and infamous moments (nay days, months, years) I actually believed that I can look like a character from a movie. Most significant ones in those dressing up adventures that gave my parents the real headaches were: Xena, Milla Jovovich in Return to the Blue Lagoon (I must add that I was a chubby, short haired girl) and of course, Mathilda (Natalie Portman) from Léon: The Professional, still one of my favorite movies of all time.
Because obviously we needed another part of our body to use as a jewelry party play ground. Is it comfortable? I have no idea. But I’m sensing it’s one of those things that after a while you forget it’s there and just live with the odd feeling. Ana Khouri and Gaydamak are considered the pioneers of the trend but I’ve also found cheaper or less fancy alternatives for daily use. It’s definitely worth the try…
Move over bohemia, Balenciaga triggered large bands, semi precious stones or knuckle rings that would raise up your stakes in a fight. It’s high time for tiny bands, chevron rings, connectors and small diamonds. And this is the first time I’m stealing a photo from my own Instagram feed to use in a post, as if I am one of the trendsetters, but it’s not how it looks. Yesterday, as I was stacking up on jewelry before I left the house, I realised that I wasn’t touching my good old chunkies like I used to but only the thin, tiny & metal ones. Then it occured to me that lately everywhere I look (hint: Chanel couture fall 2013), I was seeing these types of stacks that are made with smaller (but loads of) rings which actually is – given the glove situation – much more convenient than the aforementioned. Stack on!
I should have an ear cuff here somewhere that I took from my aunt when I was 8 years old because I was too afraid to pierce my ears and being the dolly bird I was, I was dying to wear earrings and that silver cuff with a hanging chain was the closest I can get. I remember being too young at that time for it, and almost within a blink of an eye it became out of fashion. No one, including me, thought about giving it another chance until last year, when I first saw that 4 row Repossi cuff that is valued at €4k. It was so good that it still is so good. Since I can’t find my old pal and obviously in need of something of a substitute, I started searching for one. There actually are a lot of options but my favorite is the one from Fresh Trends considering it’s the only one made of real sterling silver and I have no intention to relive the traumatic high-school incident caused by cheap bijouterie studs resulting in 8 infected ear holes (yeah I had 8 of them at the same time). I know that technically I don’t have to put the cuff IN my ear but only around it, I still don’t want to take any risks.
Being a super ordinary girl, I grew up playing with Barbies and my mother’s pearls – only I took it to another level by sewing the exact replicas of my mom’s night dresses to the Barbies from hosiery and brutally sticking tiny white beads around their necks with glue which made them so glamourous that they were basically sleeping and showering with pearls. A level of sophistication I can never reach myself, since my very first pearl necklace & earring duo was gifted to me as a wedding present and I freaked out so much that my parents had to lock it to a safe. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to see them again so in the meantime I found comfort in another form of, a more contemporary and young rendition of pearl.
Delfina Delettrez Fendi (here and here) and Sophie Bille Brahe added other dimentions to the double pearl trend which emerged with Dior’s “Mise en Dior” earrings (you can find similar Satomi Kawakita ones here), making it much more fun and relatively quotidian. If you are handy enough, favourite DIY blogger Geneva Vanderzeil created a post to show how it’s done; if not there are really cheap & chic options (here, here and here) or vintage (here, here and here) because if you’re not going to buy pearl earrings vintage, what are you going to buy?
Is sometimes made when two or more necklaces come together and adorn a plain white sweater. Especially if the outfit is an insult to everything feminine on the face of the earth, pink and silver come to the rescue. I don’t know if I should feel guilty for dressing up THIS comfortable but luckily I had my fancy necklace to flash at people. No secrets here, I am very much inspired by Dylanlex and their way-out-of-my-range necklaces, so if you are like me all you need is a pliers and several silver looking necklaces all of different shapes and lengths, preferably with a vintage vibe and some rhinestones – voila!