Tiffany & Co.

I’m really sorry but I just can’t sleep at all. I went to the Tiffany & Co. website last night after watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the nth time and I cannot seem to take my mind off the following items. Aren’t they beeeeeeyooootiful?

Aren’t they nice? I’d love to wear them all at the same time! Someone buy em for me haha!

Braid bracelet, 18k gold. 10mm wide, 7.5" long. US$2,000; Cuff bracelet from the 1837 collection in 18K gold. US$1,475; Titanium link bracelet in midnight. Sterling silver & titanium, 8.25" long. US$575; Figure Eight cultured freshwater pearl bracelet. Sterling silver with 6-6.5mm cultured freshwater pearls. US$295. Available at Tiffany.com.

I think I’m gonna go to Tiffany & Co later today or tomorrow and take a look on what they have in store. My priority this weekend is to go ice skating and I’m not gonna let that one pass. Knowing me I’ll come home empty handed. I have short attention span on things, I’ll most likely end up obsessing about something else by the time I see these bracelets in person.

Anyway, I’ve been looking around for some arm candy recently, thanks to one of my favourite blogs, the lovely shopping addict at Closet Therapy, who published a photo of good ol’ Nicole Richie a week or two ago.

I beg to differ with some of the comments on that site though. I think Nicole looks cute on this photo. It’s one of those "it’s sooo wrong that it’s actually good" kind of things. One can say she "cheapens" the bracelets but that’s exactly where the fun is. 

The last time I pulled something similar was back on July 8th of this year when I went gaga over camouflage (what the hell was I thinking) and wore all sorts of bracelets from Hermes, Vuitton, Dior, Topshop, H&M, etc.

I dunno about you but in my case, I think there’s something fulfilling and fun and unpredictable and cool and carefree in bastardizing expensive shit to make it loook "cheap".

IMO, it’s absolutely easy to look "pretty" (in a traditional sense of way)  — everyone makes an effort to make themselves look chic, polished and expensive. Fashion has never been soo… I can’t think of the right word to use… maybe "democratic" is appropriate? I’m not sure. There’s soo many options available to people these days: cool & cheap finds and second-hand goods, high street confections and designer fusion lines… even high street shops and top designers are collaborating as well. What I’m trying to say is… there’s soo many choices yet a lot of people conform to the same "look". I guess it’s natural for such thing to happen because that’s how fashion works. Anyway, I shouldn’t be the one giving this spiel because:

a) I’m fashion victim numero uno;
b) my personal style is HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE. CAN YOU IMAGINE, MY GRANDMA TOLD ME AT ONE POINT THAT I SHOULD REALLY JOIN THE CIRCUS CAUSE I LOOK LIKE A CLOWN;
c) I have no right to talk about ‘individuality’ because I dabble my fat ass on a trend from time to time (ok, maybe 5 trends AT THE SAME TIME think pink and stupid girl).

I’m all for fashion tolerance though.

When I was a child, I used to be one of those vicious people who would go around criticizing people left and right for all the shit they’re wearing (think: look at that fugly bitch her belt is so dark ages ago). I can’t remember when I stopped doing it (I mean, I still do it now but I only do it to the people printed on Us Weekly) and then at one point of my life, it just became too tedious and too boring. I mean, in all honesty, who the fucking hell cares? We all go home at night stinking of cheap booze and cigarettes, we all sleep with our makeup on and we all wake up in the middle of the afternoon, with dried crusts of spit on the corners of our mouth and foul morning breath.

Perhaps some people take fashion a tad too seriously these days and have forgotten that fashion was meant to be fun and frivolous? I don’t know anymore. Bottom line: it’s only fashion. There will always be someone out there who will praise you for having a sensational outfit and then five minutes later, another person will tell you that you look sooo hideous you actually belong to the zoo. You will never be able to please everyone and if anything, the only person who should be pleasing is yourself. The most important thing I’ve learned over time is to just do wear whatever it is I wanted regardless how erroneous I might be or what other people will think.

I swear to god, the next time I go mad over excess I’m gonna do it differently: i.e. fitted, plain black v-neck top or a fitted black cardigan and then decorate my entire arm with lots and lots and lots of precious and semi-precious metal on my arm: yellow gold, white gold, silver, etc. I want to look as if I’m a walking pawnshop!

I’m probably the only person on the face of the planet who can possibly say "what the hell was I thinking" every time they see ALL of their old photos but you know what?

It’s feels sooo fucking good inside.

As always, I love each and every one of you. Email me and tell me you love me. My email address is bryanboy@gmail.com or SMS +63.915.785.1492.

Baboosh_3

PS. Discuss this blog post on my Online Discussion Forum.

PPSS. Just 6 more days before I announce my anniversary contest and my prizes are pouring in! It’s gonna be fun, fun, fun and I’m soo excited! Expect a lot of swag, from fragrances, jewelry, clothes, etc. Yes, I’m giving away Tiffany & Co. items as well so stay tuned! Hahahaha! There’s gonna be MORE (and I mean MORE) to come! This is the first time I’m organizing such thing (hello, I’m a one-man circus) and my prizes are gonna come from all corners the globe from New York and Stockholm, to Los Angeles and Manila. Let’s see if I can pull this one off. Wish me luck! =) 

Oh and btw, if any of you want to sponsor some prizes for my readers, shoot me an email at bryanboy@gmail.com. I don’t need the actual prizes for NOW because my contest will run for a few weeks and I won’t announce the winners till November. I’ll send you further details when you email me.

Big thanks to the great folks at Prestige Brands Philippines Inc. for sharing some swag. If you’re in Manila, be sure to visit their Warehouse sale (today is the last day) at 205 ITC Building, 337 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City. Phone +63.2.899.7783 for details.