Posts Tagged ‘cameo’
Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Cameo Bracelet, 355 euro. Available at MyTheresa.com
The bracelet looks cheaper than a dollarstore trinket. But it’s a cameo. And if you know anything about cameos, well, they’re kinda complicated. Their popularity ebbs and flows. Back in the 90s, Laura Secord was the only kind of cameo anyone ever really talked about, and then ate. Yummy little chocolate ladies, side profile and milky. This bracelet is so goddamn kitschy I can’t help but crush on it. Plus, I’m sort of deeply involved in a Miu Miu phase, presently. I just can’t wait to share my latest (and first ever) Miu Miu acquisition with all of you, a proud addition to my wardrobe … stay tuned if you’re naming your first born Miuccia.
Hand carved shell cameo pendant with 18k hammered gold and diamonds. Price tag? I have no idea. I’m assuming it’s 5 figures. What’s a girl to do. Either we swoon over gorgeous pieces we’ll never own or we seep into the grunge-on-grunge bargain shopping in Kensington, wearing mismatched socks mom bought us at The Gap three Christmases ago. Really, how do designers expect us to live? $3,000 for a bag – OK, maybe. $30,000 for a pendant – OK, never. Liking beautiful things is worse than a drug addiction – at least with drugs there’s the sweet prospect of dying from an O.D. and never paying your dealer back. A Balenciaga won’t kill you. No matter how many you buy in one day.
With all this chatter about LGFW here in Toronto, which I learned today from the icy-blonde princess (in a good way), Lisa Kisber, is the 2nd largest fashion week in North America – go team! – it’s always nice to take a break from local frenzy to see what’s going on in the world. Enter style.com. This site was my fashion senior kindergarden, (JK being Jeanne Beker on Fashion Television), and I cling to it lovingly even though there are far more interesting and unique websites out there in the name of style. Sometimes, my loyalty pays off.
Today, Brittany Adams follows an understated trend seen on fashionable necks, ears and wrists this season: the cameo. Remember Laura Secord? Something tells me their signature chocolate cameos are going to be in FLARE’s holiday issue under “what to buy the fashionista who has everything”. Lisa Tant, I will gladly write the feature; I’ll even spare both of us the headache of having to hire me as an intern first.
I think cameos are simply great. They give a vestige of something old, forgotten. Or, if you do like Amedeo Scognamiglio, he can quickly update this traditional adornment by carving something like a skull, perhaps, instead of a bust. Either way I’m totally on board with receiving a dozen chocolate cameos, maybe insert a real Scognamigilio in the centre slot, as the PERFECT Christmas present. Hint, hint! Gosh, I hope my boyfriend reads this post.