Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crown of thorns

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That's what I decided to name this Sacre necklace. Though it's no great sacrifice to pose in front of a camera and tripod, am still getting the hang of it — trying not to laugh at myself in embarrassment.

This was how I wore the necklace yesterday.


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I got the beads and amulet from four different places. Putting them together took time, starting with a concept and working my way one bead at a time.


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I know some may find the styling offensive, but I think it works — both aesthetically and conceptually; the combination of the Sacre necklace, gold pendant, and irreverent tee emphasizes the meeting of the sacred and profane. (Soon my teeth will match my accessories, with all the coffee I drink.)


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Working on this necklace was no different from working on an article or a poem. Each sentence or line, like each bead, should flow smoothly from the one before it; and everything should come together to convey a cohesive and coherent meaning. At least that was how it felt for me.


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Time to run back to Quiapo to get more amulets. Got my first two orders!


Stretch tee, De Puta 69; cargo pants, Izzue; filigree belt, Brave Beltworks; crucifix pendant, bought from Florence; wore everything yesterday with a vintage gold-plated Omega Seamaster

2 comments:

toxic disco boy said...

i like your funny shirt! where is that from?

and nice job on the necklace. margielic.

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

thanks! there was a store way back in Glorietta that used to sell Italian brands, same lane as zara