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.
Kaila Yu is the lead singer of the Asian girl band Nylon Pink. As they like to say, they sound like “Hello Kitty on acid.”
So it makes sense that if Yu is going to venture out into jewelry design for her line Hello Drama, you’d expect nothing less than punked-out cuteness. With a penchant for bloody cleavers, slashed teddy bears and heart-shaped handcuffs, Yu does not disappoint.
The “Live Wire” necklace is one of her more wearable designs. A beautifully etched Lucite lightening pendant hanging from a delicate sterling silver chain. Because as punk as you like to think you are, not many can pull off a bloody hypodermic needle ….
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.