Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Choosing curiosity accessories

Big bling is all the thing, though not always practical. Imagine you’re in the office, wearing a ginormous knuckleduster (like this one by Kyle Hopkins), that gets in the way every time you put pen to paper – or digit to desktop.

Much like breasts, accessories seem to be getting bigger – possibly because larger is seen to be more curious - but what about more cumbersome? To avoid a disconcerting tangle, it’s advisable to choose jewellery with some consideration for size and practicality.

Here’s a necklace that reminds me of a voodoo themed room divider. However, it’s possible to find shell chokers that are authentic, but also manageable.

As for seasonal accessories, stars and glittery baubles make perfect charms on a chain necklace or belt. But you probably don’t want to end up looking as though you’re part of a Christmas window display.

This jewelled body armour rocks, but how comfortable or convenient would it be to actually wear? A similar effect can be achieved, with the addition of usefulness, in the form of a precious stone and snakeskin clutch from ShopCurious (available in a range of colours – and every bag is totally unique).

Or get the curiosity shop look with a vintage resin necklace - so much more in keeping with an old style dress than contemporary plastic bling, don’t you think?

Do you?


Profoundly Superficial said...

I think the thing about oversized jewelery is not so much how it looks as how it sounds. However, you do need to be careful that you don't sound like a member of a chain gang!

Jan said...

Impractical yes.
The resin looks nice though.

David said...

Fascinated by these burgeoning breasts.....I'd better buy some more pink paint. X

Christina Lai said...

I love the fanciful quirky gems you feature on your blog- totally up my street! fashion is a fantasy, practicality doesn't necessarily apply! please take a look at my blog as well and let me know what you think!i'm a ceramicist but i'm passionate about everything artyfarty :-)

Susan said...

Love the blog, Christina - and am now following... seems we share a love of all things arty! Hope you will follow ShopCurious too xx