Earchained Melody 2

My day has been kind of busy, and I haven’t really had a chance to find something to post about. As I sat in traffic, I resigned myself to posting a quick “I like this skirt” before trig. Then I remembered that Hannah had sent in a suggestion yesterday, but I hadn’t had a chance to look at it yet. With great haste, I opened her email:

I found this awhile ago.  I don’t know about you, but every time I see it, I can’t help but think of Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (yes, I watched it proudly when I was 12 and I am not ashamed.) And now I’m going to be responsible and balance my checkbook. Yay adulthood!

This is called a Chain Ear Cuff. Sorry, that’s the picture of Kira that Hannah included in her email. This is the Chain Ear Cuff: You can see how one might confuse the two pictures. This is perfect if you’ve ever looked at the jewelry counter at Bloomingdales and thought, “I like the layered necklace trend, but would love it if I could wear it on my ears.” Or if you’re in a post-apocalyptic world, because, if I’ve learned anything from Hollywood, it’s that even in a dystopia, women still love to accessorize.

And, apparently, it’s standard-issue at the Star Fleet Academy.

At least once a week, while pushing my hair off my face, I manage to pop my hoop earring out. This is why I only wear $3 Claire’s hoops. The idea of a chain earring makes me wince – so many more things for me to catch with my fingers, my hair, the buttons on my sleeve, the sales tag of the shirt I just tried on. This style is restricted to only the coordinated residents of the dystopia.

But let’s go back to that picture of the model for a second. It took me a while to figure out why this picture looked familiar, but I finally put it together: this is like the bondage version of “The Girl With a Pearl Earring.” It’s not just me, right? If Vermeer had been into the seedier side of the Dutch culture at the time, he would have painted Mistress Model instead.

Lady Grey Chain Ear Cuff – $176

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2 thoughts on “Earchained Melody

  1. Reply Lysa Jan 3, 2011 11:41 am

    I only just stumbled on this blog, but I have to say, while that particular cuff is a bit much, I’m currently in the process of making a chained cuff. I find them a fun accessory for when you want to wear something unique and unusual.

    I agree they aren’t for the faint of heart, though. You’d better be secure in your fashion sensibilities before wearing one.

    And please. Never wear it with leather.

  2. Reply Amanda Jan 4, 2011 3:40 pm

    Yeah, I think it’s the combination of the gaunt model, the leather dress, and the over the topness of the chain itself that makes this post-worthy.

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