The Things We Wear and Why, from CBC Radio One Arts cat / writer RAJI SOHAL.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I know it's a good day when the first thing I'm inspired to put on is colorful, pretty, and unique. As I got dressed this morning to cover Montréal Fashion week shows, I put on a necklace I recently modeled for the Bijougraphie SS10 catalogue.
Though you can't tell unless you feel them in your hand, the 'baubles' are actually rondured wood that has been hand painted in glossy acrylic and finished with vibrant, varnish enamel. The gorgeous colors, detailed brush strokes, and mix of natural with synthetic, expose a miniature spherical canvas that is surprisingly easy to wear. I look serious enough in the pic to devour the photographer, but I promise the necklace normally has me smiling. Photograph: Mercedes la Rosa, Bijougraphie SS10 catalogue