Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Babelcute: nature inspired jewellery

Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence

Mori girls rejoice; nature is back. Rather than the stereotypical candy-coloured babies of spring, think graceful. Cut-out metal necklaces, light bangles, tree-inspired earrings. Muted gold or silver..and nothing too brash or fancy. Think 'lovingly used'.
Dainty, elegant, natural.

How I do it: my favourite necklace is a cut out sparrow (Claire's, 5$, 2007). I've worn it so much that the corners appear to be rusting, but I argue that this adds to the charm. I also had a snake bangle (Topshop, 20$, same-day-in-2007), but I wore it too much, and the spring broke..sob, sob, die inside, sob.

A better way of doing it:

These leaf inspired earrings from Shop Suey Boutique have a worn in look that I really like.

This looks an Emily Jane with this sparrow from Fred Flare

Upside-down tree is the way to go. Very foresty from Sarah Hood

Let your inner forest girl go wild...