I would blog more about this but why should I when you can hear it straight from the horses' mouthes.
Chris March's blog- He totally agrees that Terri was genius. And he makes hilarious snipping comments about Daniel.
each other in decreasing size, kind of like Russian nested dolls.
These cell phone charms are adorable!
A close friend of mine collects piggies and her favorite color is yellow.
When I saw this, I thought of her.
I bought lots of cheap pendants and earrings.
I have a certain weakness for glass and this wing shaped one was stunning. I had to have it!
This was a present from my cousin. She said that most Chinese girls in their twenties have gold zodiac charms. Since it's year of the rat, I chose a cute little mouse.
I was browsing through the jewelry section of the Neiman Marcus website and I came upon a necklace that seemed awfully familiar. The necklace was a miniature lock on a chain. Then it struck me; it was Ren’s necklace from the Japanese comic NANA!
Ren from the manga Nana
Surprised by my love for mangas? Well I appreciate both sophisticated fashions and childish comics. Somehow, this necklace joined my two passions.
But with such similar designs, I wonder which idea came first. Did Ai Yazawa sketch Ren’s necklace, and then Coin replicated it in reality? Or maybe Roberto Coin came up with the concept, constructed it, and then Ai Yazawa loved it so much that she incorporated it into her manga? I actually think Ai Yazawa probably came up with the lock necklace first since Nana has been around since 2000. Also, this manga artist is super fashion savvy too. Yazawa loves to feature Vivianne Westwood designs on her characters, and she wrote and drew Paradise Kiss, which is the only fashion-centric manga I know. Or it could be pure coincidence. No matter what the reason, I’m happy that I could potentially buy Ren’s necklace… if I had $2,000.