June 18, 2009
It really does pain me to an intolerable extent to admit it but in the interest of full-disclosure I must reveal I once yearned to have an earring à la every skanger circa 2000. Since this unforgivably deviant desire I’ve not given jewellry a thought at all really regarding my own style. I’ve always felt it was both overly expensive, and never quite suited to my countenance, preferring to accessorise with neck- and bowties or boldly-coloured footwear.

Not so now, though. The sista (a LSAD grad herself) has recently taken to crafting a selection of random accoutrements consisting chiefly of headpieces and brooches and yours truly became the recipient of this dandy piece below.

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I’ll admit its floral shape is of a certain feminine-leaning but the brash gold and the lacquered-black conical stud provide some balance and a slightly edgier feel. Also, it must be said I’m a bit of a geometric-pattern-whore and anything remotely zig-zag will invariably enrapture me.

  • LJ June 19, 2009 at 12:11 am

    a lovely gentle touch.xx-LJ from SOS!

  • The Portmanteau June 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

    An earring! But weren't you 10 in 2000? Sometimes earrings look nice on boys. Not very often though. I think they demand that you really make an effort with the rest of your outfit or else you just end up looking like a skanger, as you said! Lx.

  • ana June 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

    there's NOTHING feminine about it, I like it a lot!

  • Cillian June 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

    L – True that! Well I think the obsession at an early age is a little more comprehensible when you consider I grew up in Wexford which isn't exactly the most sophisticated of metropolises, and where every second shorn-headed inhabitant sports one. But yes, they can be rather fit, if done as you said./