Does anyone else ever feel like their jewelry is alive?
|Wearing Karen London Jewelry: Congo Ring, Apache Necklace|
I have no shame admitting that I'm often as concerned for its well-being as I might be for that of a puppy, or some other living and (provenly) breathing creature.
I don't tell you this to shake up what must be an already skeptical view of my sanity (though I'm fully aware that it serves this purpose well),
but to illustrate just how powerful I think a really good piece of jewelry can be.
When I ran into Caroline from Karen London Designs a couple of weeks ago in New York, I sensed it on her immediately. Though dressed simply, her earrings gave off a certain vibe that not only radiated cool, but a completely effortless and simultaneously very unique style.
When the jewelry is right (and believe me, I don't use that adjective lightly) I honestly believe that it can adapt to any situation.
It will meld seamlessly into a person - making it wearable no matter the time of day, place its being worn, or appearance of the wearer.
I'm not being overdramatic for the sake of being overdramatic (for once).
I truly feel this way about well-made items (bar a few totally... outrageous... pieces worn by the Ga-to-the-Ga, Ms. Menage etc, etc), whether they be clothes, shoes, or in this case, painfully pretty yet wearably-sophisticated accessories.
by viewing them on both the AMAZINGLY gorgeous Olusheun (local model) and myself (local non-is-an-understatement model).
|Olusheun - shirt: Pitaya, skirt: Mink Pink, Me - vest: UO, shorts: thrifted, watch: Anne Klein|
Jewelry: Karen London (Congo ring, Apache necklace)
And please be gentle. I realize that my comic awkwardness is more blatantly obvious than ever when contrasted with Oleushen's undeniable cool.
I'm putting my dignity on the line in order to prove my point.
Which is: This. Jewelry. Rocks.
PS: Full-disclosure: This jewelry was "gifted" (PS Part B: I hate that word) by Karen London Designs - but only after I slobbered all over Caroline and hers in an embarrassing fit of envy and then hand (read: eye)-picked these for myself. I'm not making any money off of links - I just wanted to lead you to the source of the ring that is literally a piece off of Pocahontas's original canoe.
PS Part C: I may be pushing the official definition of "literally". A bit.