Brooch Me

I don’t know why brooches have gone under the radar these days. It seems vintage now. Retro cool. Personally, I love to wear them on coats, vests, blazers, almost any outer layer. It dresses them up.

I’ve hand-picked some brooches with weird shapes. One is…well rectangular but it has the Virgin Mary on it! Continue reading

The 80s Single Dangle Earring

I love it.

  • Rob Lowe wore one in the form of a cross in 1985’s St. Elmo’s Fire.
  • In early Soundgarden footage (e.g. 1986), lead singer Chris Cornell sported a longer, more elaborate dangle featuring what looked like coins. Brave. He can wear anything 🙂 So gorgeous. If you’re curious, see minute 1:20-1:55

  • Peter DeLuise–partner cop to Johnny Depp–wore one in an episode of 21 Jump Street. I think it was the first episode that depicted a car thief also wearing a single dangle earring.

Like the fashion world, I have adopted this to women’s fashion. Continue reading

Men in Makeup

 

My dad recently told me that some Korean guys wear a little makeup e.g. eye shadow or foundation. I was taken aback by this. I thought it was really cool and daring for these young men to help loosen the constraints of the traditionally unforgiving male gender role. Continue reading

Shameless advertising :P

Here are some items that are featured on my jewellery site. Yes, I love silver. I hand-pick items that can range from a quirky red and white lifesaver dangle to iridescent swarovski earrings to classic white pearls. Enjoy!

https://adashofsilver.com

By the way, I’ll take recommendations based on what sort of jewellery you’d like to see or have. No pressure.

The Indirect Persecution of Hipsters

 

The Indirect Persecution of Hipsters

Rita A. #655321

The hipster concept isn’t new.

London

In the late 1950s, white easy-listening music lingered on radio airwaves and dominated record sales. The humble nuclear family revelled in the post-war peace and smiled on. Boy were they unprepared for the 60s. Continue reading