Sunday, 22 January 2012

Christmas, Cloisonné and Cinnabar

Christmas may have been a long time ago, but I wanted to finally share some pictures of my festive ensemble from the holidays. I wore a rather shapely velvet wrap-around blouse from the 1930's with jet bead embellishments, which my boyfriend bought for me this Christmas. I wouldn't normally wear such a bright colour on my bottom half (I'm pear shaped after-all)...but I wanted a contrast to the black and thought the shoulders of the blouse balance out my hips anyway. 

I wore a selection of cloisonné bracelets (which came in a cute little box), a carved cinnabar bangle, and a carved cinnabar ring, which had been at the jewellers for absolutely ages being cleaned but is finally back on my finger in its rightful place. 

Vintage blouse, skirt (River Island), shoes (New Look)

I have many more winter outfits I want to share, but I've been so incredibly busy with work. My boss only went and left me to look after her business for six weeks whilst she's in Bangkok! It's ok though, she's working hard too on her next collection ;-)


lyrebirdgully said...

Hi HOH, great to "see" you again; hope your workload will be more manageable for you soon. I seriously esteem the red skirt.
BTW, you inspired me to read up on cinnabar. I hope your interesting bracelet and ring do not contain genuine cinnabar pigment, which is toxic! Modern cinnabar lacquerware contains a synthetic dye which is harmless - I trust your pieces are the modern type...

harps said...

hmm I did not know this about cinnabar! As an utter hypochondriac, I'm starting to wish I didn't know!

I'm not sure what would count as 'modern' in this context...if cinnabar has been used for centuries, I guess any cinnabar product from the past century or so may count as modern. The ring is from the early 1900-1920's, and the bangle I'm not so sure about, I feel it is probably more modern, mid-century perhaps.

Thanks for the warning anyway!

Grace said...

No one wears red like you.

Love Grace.

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