As much as I love how I look when I’m toting my SLR camera around my neck, it can get a bit painful after awhile. I mean, it’s fine when I’m visiting the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall of China but when I’m just hanging out? Unnecessary.
That’s why this KidViskous “Camera” necklace on a long silver chain is perfect. Made of light-weight, silver mirror Lucite, it’s got the look down pat without the necessary neck massage afterwards. But, it would still be nice to get a neck massage.
There was a time when hanging a camera around your neck — especially if you were of Asian descent — screamed “Japanese tourist.” Thankfully, those days are gone. Like nerdy glasses, high waists and computer smarts, what was once considered the domain of the nerd is now considered trés chic.
So join the nerd resurgence. Hang a camera around your neck, but let it be KidViskous’s SLR mirror camera necklace made of silver mirror Lucite.
Remember the owl trend a while back? Owls on pendant necklaces, owl prints … it was all about the owl.
Think about this as an update on the owl. Tiffany Lee’s “Golden Hero Beardo” mirrored Lucite necklace is actually in the shape of a mustache and Brad Pitt-worthy beard. It’s ambiguous — and bold — enough to serve as a great conversation starter. And if nothing else, it’s the perfect way to discreetly check if you’ve got anything in your teeth after dinner.
I’m a huge fan of KidViskous. I’ve raved about her “Ew” necklace. There was a time when I wore her pyramid grid earrings every day. Now, designer Tiffany Lee has entered the arena of the statement ring with her hilarious “Mustache” ring.
It’s a pretty abstract swirl, until you look closely. And it looks like a double ring — all the rage right now — but it’s not. I can’t wait to get my hands on the gold one; it’s also available in black and silver.
Influenced by her love of music (past pieces were inspired by the likes of M.I.A., Daft Punk and Yelle), Tiffany is a bit of a chameleon herself. “I kind of get into everything,” she says of her myriad fashion looks. “Tomboy, Lagerfeld black tie, girly, futuristic couture, Victorian, London street walker.” That means on any given day, you’ll see Tiffany in anything from bow ties to thigh highs.
I first discovered KidViskous a few years ago when Tiffany was creating mirrored Lucite necklaces of origami cranes and crest lions. (I wore them layered all the time.)
And every season, Tiffany ups the ante, keeping the mirrored Lucite look that I love, but updating with too-cool graphic pieces. Like last year’s architectural grid earrings (which I wear all the time) and the diamond silhouette charm bracelet.
Right now, I’m coveting her mirrored gold Lucite “Ew” word bubble necklace. It’s a word we say often here in the Audrey office. It’s one of the first words my niece learned how to say, too. Wear it with one of spring’s floral dresses and Doc Marten boots for a perfectly ironic statement.
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We love Asian American prolific designing duo Ken Leung and Dana Chin of Ken & Dana Design. (They also have a fine jewelry line BYLU, which we love.) Their “Rights” collection is extra meaningful because it uses landmark U.S. Civil Rights Supreme Court case identifiers as its voice. It doesn’t get any cooler.
The ring above has stamped on it 347 U.S. 483 (1954), the legal citation for the case of Brown v. Board of Education, which desegregated schools in the 1950s. They also offer the legal citations for Romer v. Evans, which protects against discrimination by sexual orientation; Leser v. Garnett, which upheld the 19th Amendment women’s right to vote; and Loving v. Virgina, which legalized interracial marriage. Twenty percent of each sale goes to the Harlem Children’s Zone.