So, here’s a weird one: we were so distracted by the spectacular runway set and the exceptionally lovely clothes that we didn’t notice a bizarre little detail at Chanel… Subtly affixed to the otherwise pristine faces on the runway were little pearls, below lips and on noses, along the ears and at the eyebrow. Like piercings. Or moles…? More
Dovima With Peals, Richard Avedon.
I really like this picture, but it also makes me a bit sad. Dovima is my favorite model – mostly because she loved comic books, science fiction and was generally kind of a nerdy oddball. She was one of those people who seemingly had a glorious youth only to have an obscure end (she ended up working as a restaurant hostess). Of course, she might have been quite happy doing that. But still. Surely it must have been a bit difficult to go from capering in a ballgown among the elephants to telling people it was going to be a twenty minute wait. In this picture you can see the moles and crows feet and it’s clear that she’s no longer at the height of her beauty – but the expression on her face is still so priceless that you can see why Avedon would always consider her the greatest aristocratic beauty of her day.
Looking like your Grandma and being a young person is so cool. Just. So. Cool More
They wear pearls and blue eyeshadow! And are bi-sexual! And like choices! And have conflicted feelings about aboritions, but believe it really depends on the situation! I don’t want to spoil her worldview, but she sounds suspiciously like a feminist. … More
It’s as if you were the pearl this bed produced when… oh, covers being irritated, fleshy bits rubbing, oh, gross, oysters, oh, going to a gross place. I think it’s cute if you don’t think about it too much. Also, if you aren’t claustrophobic and and convinced the cover would clap down on you with a terrifying snap. Snap. Snap. Snap. – The Hairpin More
I was recently spending some quality romp time with a friend, lover … however one wants to categorize him. We were getting all hot and heavy when he whispered something in my ear. This person (we’ll call him Zach) isn’t really one for talking during sex. On several occasions he’s tried to convince me to talk dirty to him, but if he’s not going to reciprocate in the nasty convo, I don’t see why I should put myself out there. Our mid-coitus dialogue usually involves such award-winning lines as “it won’t stay in,” “ouch! Leg cramp!” and everyone’s favorite, “did you come yet?”
But the other day, when he whispered what I hoped would be a sweet nothing, he said: “I want to give you a pearl necklace.” I was confused, so ignored him. Then he said it again, but a little louder: “I want to give you a pearl necklace.” I pulled his head back so we could make eye contact, and I said: “Yeah, I heard you the first time.” More
It’s a total faux pas to have your bra strap sticking out – unless you’re Carrie Bradshaw, of course. But you can turn a don’t into a do with these cute “Pearl Twirl” jewelry bra straps from Strappy Decorative Bra … More
Someone found a pearl in a clam dinner – CNN Taylor Momsen believes firing her stylist has allowed her to be more free – TheCut Katy Perry is naked on a cotton candy cloud on her next album cover -X17 … More
Is there anything classier than a gorgeous strand of pearls? Not really. And that’s why I’m excited to be partnering with Museum Way Pearls to give away an 18-inch-long, 6.0-7.0mm pink/peach freshwater pearl necklace featuring radiant, luminous pearls hand-knotted on … More
Though it’s freezing outside right now, let’s talk about spring! Year in and year out, floral jewelry is a hot choice for spring. This spring, don’t pick small floral pieces, choose something big and bold instead. This Liz Palacious necklace … More
When we are creating outfits, we are often looking for that extra pizazz that will come only from the perfect statement accessory. This is often where the current trends and “it” items will come in – and we find ourselves … More
Check out these Black Friday deals on jewelry and accessories. It’s a great time to shop! Museum Way Pearls From November 24-27, 2009, take 10% off all of their black pearl jewelry by entering the coupon code “Black Pearls” at … More
The birthstone for June is pretty pearls. However, you don’t have to be born in June (like me!) to enjoy a pair of pearl earrings or strand of pearls. They are an elegant, sophisticated choice for everyone. Whether you like … More
If you are looking to splurge on something really luxurious and unique for yourself, check out this pink agate necklace from the Devon Leigh collection. Featuring pink agate and natural freshwater pearls, this necklace will make a bold and beautiful … More