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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The pressing questions of our age, 6

Are bubble necklaces essentially an ineffective feminine version of chainmail? And further, do they serve any aesthetic function to which a scarf would not be obviously better suited?

5 comments:

Phoebe said...

Which sort of bubble necklaces? I like the ones that actually look like bubbles - the clear glass (?) sphere ones. I also don't wear necklaces, and so can't comment on how that feels during the day as vs. a scarf.

Miss Self-Important said...

This JCrew variant is the original, but given that it cost over $100, imitators have gone in for their share. It looks innocent enough in this image, but it's actually like a perforated breastplate on an actual body, like this.

I've not seen a clear glass sphere one; that could be cool.

Phoebe said...

This is what I was referring to. It also has the expensiveness factor, and I'm not aware of imitations. I also haven't looked.

Miss Self-Important said...

I could get behind that version, although only with outside funding and I'm sure I'd break it within one wear. But it's also distinctly necklace-like. These JCrew versions look like armor. If you need something complex to decorate your chest-space, why not scarf?

Phoebe said...

Yes - the problem with it is that it would break. A problem even if it were much cheaper, given how appealing it is to have broken glass around one's neck.