Words to wear



As a writer, it probably comes as no surprise that I love words. Words like transcendent, ephemeral, chrysalis, dulcet and serendipitous.  As much as I love words, I was never caught up in the craze of Words with Friends. I’m a words by myself kinda gal – on my mind, in my notebook, around my neck. Yes, I’ll admit it. I loved the Carrie nameplate (another highlight of the noughties). I never had one, but I was once the owner of a necklace that spelt my name in Arabic – a necklace I ended up loosing after I lost the guy that gave me it.

While I may have gotten over him, I’ve never really gotten over the idea of wearing a perfect word around my neck. I’m even more hung up since Alber Elbaz sent out models emblazoned with gold and pearl covered words like ‘cool,’ ‘love,’ ‘help,’ and ‘beyond.’ The covetable designs are bound to attract imitations and homages. In a similar train of thought, Karen Walker has already released some equally covetable runaway pendants and Kate Spade has channelled her crossword talents into her ring and bangle collections, adding phrases like ‘crazy town‘ (you’re my butterfly?), ‘New York’ and ‘lights camera action.’ So far I’m yet to see a  ‘transcendent’ pendant or an ‘ephemeral’ knuckduster, but in the mean time I’d happily settle for a Lanvin serving of ‘cool.’


Clockwise from left: Karen Walker Runaway pendant, Lanvin Love ring, Kate Spade Darcel New York ring, Lanvin Cool pendant, Karen Walker Runaway pendant,  Melody Ehsani Notorious necklace

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