The Haute Kiddie: Ridicule-or-Relevant
When you were a kid, were you obsessed with wearing a million friendship bracelets? Did your punk friends wear safety pins in their ears in high school? Well now those things are available at a much higher price point. It seemed fine jewelry designers had a nostalgic summer. Proenza Schouler did a high-end surfer style neon friendship bracelet? And we are seeing diamond smiley face pendants (above) from Ileana Makri. This is an optimistic trend, quite chipper, even uplifting, but is it sage to invest in a diamond safety pin? Something to think about...Maybe you piled em' on this summer, but what is your fall forecast? Will you be over it?
images above: Ileana Makri, Poillotstatus, Aurelie Bidermann, Delfina Delettrez, Venessa Arizaga