For a long time I’ve been very insecure about accessories, thus very careful with picking, buying and wearing them. And to a certain extend I still am: it takes me ages to find and decide on buying a bag. Scarves and shawls – only when I need to cover my cleavage in order not to feel uncomfortable or cold. Jewellery? Extremely difficult: can I wear silver/white gold with yellow gold, mix fine jewellery with fashion jewellery?
The first to help me out of this dilemma has been Marni. Their huge necklaces have always looked very arty – so that was OK for me. And actually they’re no accessories in my opinion they don’t add anything to something. Know what I mean? They speak for themselves, and they go with anything. So, that was it for me.
Then four years ago I came to Dubai, where people like to show off and women wear the kind of jewellery to the supermarket that I wouldn’t even wear to my wedding or any other special occasion – if I could afford it. So slowly I got used to a “little more” than the ring my boyfriend gave me, and the delicate necklace I received from my father when I finished university. And I discovered that it’s fun to throw accessories together no matter whether they match or not. OK, I still remain rather on the safe side than going over board with my accessories. But I’m getting better. Here are some pieces I would definitely wear, wish or/and want…
(Cuff and earring by Aurelie Bidermann.)
(Plexi, wood and a huge colourful stone – perfection by Marni.)
(Entering a price range which is definitely beyond my budget: earrings by Delfina Delettrez. Brooch by Gripoix. Both available at Colette’s Eshop.)
(Bangle by Bottega Veneta.)