The pair of earrings shown below were from Delhi, India. I had gone with a group of 8 ex-colleagues from London to Delhi to participate in another ex-colleague's wedding. My first trip to India and also my first experience of an Indian wedding. The trip was amazing and though my friend was busy with her wedding preparations, her and her family really made us all feel welcome. We obviously had to get the full gear and my fondest memory is of my friend Zeba telling us off because our sari choices were not glamourous enough and were too plain! The first pair (which are pictured in the lower picture) are one of my favourite pairs of earrings and I always feel rather special when I put them on. The gold gives them an antique feel and I do love a bit of colour! The seller claimed that the central blue stone was a low grade sapphire but I suspect this was just some over enthusiastic selling spiel on his part. However, I love them so that is the important thing I guess. The second pair (top picture) was for my second outfit for the second part of the wedding celebrations. I do love how over the top the jewellery can be in India, just absolutely fabulous!
My little reminder of Delhi
Other earrings that I love were actually bought in Hong Kong. The first pair ticks the floral, antique and pastel boxes and kind of reminds me of some vintage Dior earrings. Dirt cheap yet they make me feel expensive! The coloured stone hoops are from a tiny shop in one of the random shopping malls Kowloon side. I love it when you find random shops that sell quirky things and it is a complete surprise! Even better when it is on sale... The third pair were actually a gift from my godmother a few years back and from one of the local HK gold retailers...you know the ones you see everywhere in HK!
Hmmm...I have a love hate relationship with bracelets and bangles....I love the idea of them but they tend to irritate me at times when I have to use the computer. I also never quite know how I should stack...you know the effortless pile up that fashionistas seem to do. I also have realised how many watches I have, may be I should wear them all at once and then have them all representing different time zones? Anyway, here are some of my favourite pieces...
- Rolex silver watch (boy's size) - graduation present
- Michael Kors gold watch
- Fossil ceramic watch
- Fossil clear plastic watch
- Temple street vintage Mickey Mouse watch
- Swarovski crystal studded gold bracelet (yay godmother!)
- black snakeskin gold bracelet from a boutique in Balham, London
- Silver fake weave bracelet
- Silver slivers bracelet from a boutique in Balham, London
Necklaces....will be a WHOLE different POST!!