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Saturday, February 24th, 2018

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Express Yourself with Accessories

Has anyone else started to feel or notice a slight change in our collective consciousness? With the meteoric rise and popularity of artist such as Lady Gaga, there seems to be more acceptance and praise for individuality.  Gaga appears to be more than just another artist trying to make a name for herself using the Speidi Pratt method of shock value and publicity stunts.  Gaga is provocative but definitely has a distinct point of view and it’s fascinating to try and draw the parallels to her inspiration.  The shift and increased popularity of individual creativity has caused other artist to step up their game to reach deep into their creative mind and express their personal style.  Now it’s our turn…and what better way to express ones personal style than with the perfect mix of accessories?  The right sunglasses can sometimes be enough to make the statement you are feeling at the moment and other times it takes the sunglasses, the necklace, the ring, and maybe even the motorcycle gloves to enhance your look. Whatever accessories you find appropriate are a quick and easy way to express your creative and individual points of view.  Remember the great Coco Chanel said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

We live in a world obsessed with celebrity culture and are looking to be noticed, and to borrow the words of the Navi people in Avatar, “I see you.” Since we all seek understanding why not show who you are in your personal style.  Peacocking is a common practice in the animal kingdom so let’s draw a cue from nature and express yourself.  Below are some accessories that you can add to your wardrobe to take your personal style to the next creative level of self expression.

Killer Eyewear

Check out the Barracuda sunglasses that resemble ones worn by Rihanna in the Run This Town video or perhaps the Sabotage eyewear donned in an Italian vogue editorial.  This killer eyewear is from the A-Morir collection by Kerin Rose. Kerin Rose’s use of rhinestones, spikes, chains, lace, studs or even pearls reflects her love of a theatrical glam look. A-Morir has been worn by many celebs including Katie Perry, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and many more. Each item is handmade and will continue to have necks snapping as you traverse the crowd.

Anything Patricia Fields

If you want to give your personal style a harder edge, check out the Jennifer Goldmine Half Gloves made by Patricia Fields.  The decorative cone-studs and chain blings out the soft leather half-gloves giving the wearer an undeniably edgy look. Patricia Fields is most commonly known for her costume work on Sex & the City.  If a properly placed pendant is more your speed Fields also makes a  9” Flower Pin of gradating hues of silver and black that was featured in People Magazine . If you are looking for a more traditional accessories try the Union Jack Shoulder Bag. The bag is made of quilted leather and zips across the top with a chanel-style strap. A Patricia Fields accessory will help take your look to the next level.

Masculine Motifs

Women’s fashion has always been more forward than men’s outfitting; nevertheless with the shift toward creative individuality there are more options for men to express their points of view via accessory.  Hunters & Gatherers sells a unique take on classic suspenders with their Skin Graft Suspender Bag. The two small asymmetrical leather pouches hang on both sides with adjustable elastic bands at back, and elastic suspender clasps on the front. If one is looking for something less gun holster inspired maybe the Hensley Wallet or GG Striped Laces will more subtly make the right statement. Multi-purpose pieces allow you to take an accessory and wear it many different ways. Metropark’s Red & Gold Tie Me Up is a braided cotton studded cord accented with mini charms. The item can be worn as necklace, wrap bracelet, or as a head wrap. So no matter what way you choose to express your individuality in your personal style it is important to be your most authentic self.

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Contributor: Joey Williams