Thursday, May 17, 2012

PROJECT ARM CANDY: Acquisition One

 I'm assembling an army...an army of arm candy. The first weapon in my arsenal is this Alexander McQueen enamel skull bangle. Tough but feminine, this delicate bangle is the perfect first recruit for my Arm Candy project.
 







The juxtaposition of the light pink with skulls can be considered a metaphor for the duality that can be found in all aspects of life. I'm aware of the fact that I'm talking about a bracelet, but so much of life is about contradictory elements coming together to create something imperfectly beautiful. It's not always duality - many it's more than two elements coming together. The concept of contrasting things entwining is very interesting, and it always translates well into fashion. I like to mix the hard and the soft - leather and lace, structure and lack thereof - as well as different textures, fabrics, colors. There is something about taking things that are different and putting them together that just, well, works.

Project Arm Candy is far from over. There are a few other weapons I'm hoping to add to my armory, like the small 3D skull bangle, the thicket 3D skull bangle, the skull and claw bangle, and an Hermes Clic H bracelet. You can buy the bracelet in this post from Bergdorf Goodman or Saks. I got mine from Saks, but I think I got the last pink one, because after my order processed, it was gone from the site. :( However, the white and lilac one would've been my next pick! I'm also really liking Kate Spade bangles, such as this one.
If you have some awesome arm candy recommendations, I'd love to hear them! I'd also love to see how you all stack bracelets and bangles! :D

11 comments :

  1. May I suggest you buy the Hermes next of the skull and claw one? I've also really been liking the Marc by Marc Jacobs bright metal bangles. I'm debating, if I should buy one...

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  2. Hi Yana!
    What a beautiful bracelet- i love it!
    My mum has Hermes Clic H bracelets in orange and white and they look great stacked together as 'arm candy'!!!
    I would also recommend Monica Vinader- her 'Fiji' and 'Rio' friendship bracelets are perfect for stacking and each colour has a different meaning which is really nice. Mulberry has some nice bangles such as the 'Tillie', and Eddie Bergo has some nice studded/spike designs. Juicy Couture have some really cute friendship bracelets at the moment too.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    xoxo

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  4. Love the skulls!

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  5. I loveee this bracelet. Fabulous!!
    xx Katrina

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  6. This is such a beautiful bracelet, I love the pink and the gold together :)

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