Once in a while, I get a little odd. I don’t mean creepy odd, just a bit eccentric. For example, I am currently preoccupied with collecting antique piano shawls. I prefer silk ones with exceeeedingly long silk fringe and very colorful embroidery. I think I saw a photo of Kate Moss dragging one out and about and decided that an enormous piano shawl is the perfect cover-up in lieu of a jacket or kimono (my kimono collection is also a bit odd I suppose). My point is simply that eccentricity should be embraced and not frowned upon. It’s what gives one character and sets one apart from the sheep.
Angelica Houston in a Calder neckpiece.
Eccentricity and beauty are not mutually exclusive–there are some really weird things out there that are strangely beautiful and mesmerizing. It may be common perception that the strange and unknown cannot be aesthetically pleasing, but I disagree. Beauty can lie in the structural form, use of materials, even in a concept. In celebration of the oddballs out there, behold a selection of eccentric jewelry:
Sarah Angold Studio, Dragon Acrylic necklace
Ware, Oh necklace
Saloukee, Tied Revolution Paper necklace (I think it looks like a Ritz crackers necklace)
Vivienne Westwood, Armour ring (Viv Westwood is the epitome of eccentric)
Wah Wah, Sol Cuff bracelet.
Shourouk, Phoenix Crystal cuff
I don’t believe that you have to be an eccentric person to wear eccentric jewelry. In fact, many super boring people wear crazy concoctions as armor–not that any of my DMD darlings are boring. My point is simply that one can wear eccentric jewelry because one is truly an odd egg, or as a means of deflection and disguise. Where do you fall?
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,