Sweet Style Saturdays: "Brooching" the subject
Because I was raised to be a good sport, I still follow Lucky Magazine on Facebook. Most people who put in the amount of time I did to enter the Lucky Lifestyle contributor contest, got all the way to the finals after months of work and didn’t win or even get a consolation prize (really, not even a lipstick! or how about a free subscription to the magazine? hello!) would have grumpliy said ‘Later Lucky!’… but not me. I love fashion and pop culture too much, and I enjoy Lucky for the fast, easy way they deliver information.
I found Lucky’s “snap poll” on Thursday “Would you ever wear a brooch?” to be interesting. The reference to brooches as “old lady” kind of shocked me (also the way it was actually worded was “mean girl” in my opinion). Later in the paragraph it is announced that “brooches are back”.
Trends are trends, but certain things like brooches, have become more of a staple accessory for me and they are really fun to collect. I don’t wear a brooch every day but its a great “go to” jewelry item to have in one’s jewelry collection. Extra bonus points for sentimental brooches… a brooch is a beautiful piece to gift and pass on.
My brooch wearing days started early. As a way to jazz up my catholic school girl uniform, I added a “brooch” to my look every day. Of coarse back then they were more in the cat, milk and pumpkin category rather than Cartier knock off…
Always inspired by a small thing that could jazz up an entire outfit I continued to collect them over the years…
I’m always inspired and influenced by fashion and jewelry and sparkle… and it shows up in my work all the time…
So, if you are trendy, the brooch is back! Or if you have always loved brooches there’s no time like the present… Pin one on, jazz it up, enjoy! I’ll be rocking a brooch for sure this Thursday… Tune in to the Martha Show on the Hallmark channel to see which one makes the cut!
Happy Sunday! Xo Dani