How to dress up your hands – A rings story


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Adorne blue and silver ring; Lovisa silver criss-cross  ring; Adorne Aztec silver ring.


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Adorne silver thick bends; Lovisa black ring.


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Il Tempo Boutique (Verona) brass and green crystal ring, Adorne gold cube ring.


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Livio Sartori rose gold ring with star cut-out, shell ring from The Rocks Markets (Sydney), Adorne rose gold band.


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Lovisa red and silver ring, stack of square and round stainless steel rings (stylist’s own), Adorne cube ring.


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Lovisa blue bird ring, Adorne gold open band.


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Lovisa gold and blue maxi-ring, Lovisa gold ribbons ring, Mo Resin Jewellery gold-leaf ring.



Stylist: Elena Scarmagnan, Styling Notes

Photography: Styling Notes

Nails: OPI “Nein! Nein! Nein! OK fine!”


Creepy fashion

Brace yourself for the ultimate in organic fashion.

It’s recycled, it’s different, it’s full of personality: it’s creepy fashion.

Clothes and accessories aren’t necessarily made out of fabric. There’s leather, metallic fibres, paper, PVC, and many synthetic fibres.

The search for the unexpected is not new to the industry, but when is it that designers cross the imaginary line of the acceptable?

A few days ago I came across this ring.

rabbit vertebrae ring

I was immediately intrigued by the organic look and shape, which I thought to be something between a mushroom and a one-of-a-kind stone. But nope: we are looking at a ring flaunting a rabbit vertebrae.

Would you feel comfortable wearing it? Is it or isn’t it creepy? If deboning, cooking, and eating rabbit is fine, why not recycling bones and converting them into unusual pieces of jewellery?Available here.

Far less subtle is this other ring, featuring a coyote’s claw.


It’s a nail we’re talking about. A nail that has been taken out of a dead animal to be polished and carefully incorporated into a ring – dangerous to wear to say the least. From Bone Jewellery on Etsy.

Moving into human territory, let me tell you about this jacket.

chest_hair jacket $3900

The garment is the result of the work of ten designers, commissioned by a dairy products brand, and was used for a promotional campaign. The interesting thing here is that it’s made of male chest hair. What else?! It’s about time we moved past animal fur and into human locks.

This piece is certainly natural and respectful of animals, but would you wear it? Sexy or ticklish?

Indeed expensive, as it was sold at auction for $6,800.

My styling tip: spray your favourite man’s cologne on it.

Dulcis in fundo, here comes the fairy.

human tooth pendant necklace

Always wondered what the tooth fairy did with all those teeth? Apparently she’s into DIY jewellery, as this quirky neckpiece demonstrates: human teeth of all shapes and sizes are coated in a preservative varnish and than transformed into a pendant.

How would you feel about carrying around your neck somebody else’s tooth? If you fancy the idea, this pendant is just around $20 on Etsy. But expect some creepy looks.

Enough now. I think I’m going to keep my white gold ring on, wrap myself in a woollen cardigan, and wear my brass and paper New York necklace.