Fashion Deux

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Red Round Necklace

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

That morning I couldn’t decide what kind of clothes I wanted to wear. So I just randomly grabbed and this is the result.. 

Me in bright blue tanktop with white jeans, although you can’t see my jeans here. Combined it with knitted red bolero. I wasn’t satisfied until I added my red round necklace to enhance the color. Now I’m ready to go! 🙂

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When I’m In The Mood..

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

….. I will love cute necklace, this one will do:

Yunnan Necklace (2)

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

According to the Chinese women who sells this pretty necklace, she’s been using some materials to make it. Such as hard plastic material, animal teeth and bones, also elephant ivory. For the last one, I prefer not since elephant has been included to rare animals. It’s really cruel and barbaric to hurt animal just for your looks.

Mine is made from animal bones. Still fine when I wore it in the first few hours, until I had aching neck in the night. I guessed because this kind of necklace is really heavy. Definitely only recommended for short time wearer.

Yunan Necklace (1)

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 27, 2011 at 4:29 am

So many Yunnan necklaces in my closet. I still have a lot of things left to post until I’m all caught up, but right now I just want to post something random here.

Yunnan is a province of China. The province borders Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. Its capital, Kunming, is one of the top tourist cities in China. Among the rich and colorful costumes of Yunnan Province’s ethnic minorities, silver adds the “finishing touch.” People who have visited ethnic minority regions in Yunnan will be impressed by the various types of silver accessories worn by women and children.

A large part of silver accessories are used by children, particularly silver locks. Since children are more vulnerable to disease and accidents, it is believed that wearing locks can “lock” life and drive away evil. Such silver accessories are mostly handed down from their mothers and grandmothers, like rings and bracelets sent by their lovers or fiancés as keepsakes. When they get married, they wear beautiful silver accessories all over their bodies to show that this is the best time of their lives. After the wedding, the girls become mothers and wear more decent, elegant silver accessories to indicate their status as housewives.

Ever seen such a pretty necklace above? In Indonesia, they claim it as their own. However, this one is originally from Yunnan. With coral color, makes it really bright in real life. One of my favourite!

Ethnic Wood and Resin Necklaces

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

Just got these gorgeous necklaces at one of Indonesian annual event, called Inacraft 2011.

First time I walked into the JCC (Jakarta Convention Centre) Hall, there is one interesting shop that caught my eyes, named Jamilah Fashion. But instead of selling clothes, this shop provides many kinds of Indonesian ethnic jewelries. So far I’ve seen all of them are handmade and unique. The best thing is they don’t sell Chinese accessories, many people sell it already though. What makes it worse, they bullied customers by telling them its from Kalimantan, Sulawesi and even Irian Jaya, or just randomly referring to other provinces in Indonesia. Just tell the truth, people! Really embarassing to claim other country handicraft as our own. For a few years I had been living in China, so I’m very familiar with made in China accessories.

I’m soooo falling in love from the first sight. Yellow!!!! I couldn’t resist!!  Hurry, must put it into my shopping basket before somebody else find it!!! You see, I’m a jewelry addict. I will feel naked without earrings, rings and necklaces.. and oops! I like bracelets too. Nothing in this world could make me take one accessory off when I’m outside the house.

“Must be mine!!!” Couldn’t think other than that. Unique teardrops shape, colorful too! This one definitely represents who I am. On that day I wore casual cool orange top. After done with payment, I was in such a rush to put it on my neck. Tadaaaa!!! Later on, I found myself even walked with more confident.. haha.

What do you think when I do mix and match of spoon necklace and batik? Ok, I know “spoon necklace” sounds ugly. But I couldn’t find a better name. Anyway, my combination looks so ethnic, rite?!! C’mon, you must agree with me on MY blog haha.

I just love the idea of this jewelry maker. As you can see, those handcrafted wooden spoons usually just for home decoration accents. But here, I was so impressed they could magically make it into beautiful necklace. And don’t forget to pay attention to other material, plaited glass coaster!!

Still using plaited glass coaster. Take a look at necklace’s robe, has different designs between right and left. Above necklace is truly my favorite ’cause it’s not such a common and boring necklace.

Overall, all of them are very fabulous. Admire the designer!

xOxO

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