Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tiger Year Lucky String!

I seldom say it to her face, but my mother is a wonder woman. Friends who’ve met her will know that she’s one of the coolest moms around and like most women, she balances everything in her life effortlessly.

Her life during the day is busy and stressful, so at night, when things have calmed down, she sits down with a glass of wine and drunkenly makes some of the coolest jewellery ever.

Hah, I kid! Not drunkenly. Not noticeably drunkenly anyway.

I admit that sometimes, her designs, comprising semi-precious stones and metals can look a bit um... Betty White as opposed to Angelina Jolie ... but when she gets it right, she really nails it.

She made these bracelets specially for me, with stones I brought back for her from Bangkok.

This necklace is one of my favourite things she has made. I’d say it would look at home on a rack at Topshop or Forever 21.

Shirt - Dhany's old shirt, I believe from Island Shop.
Leggings - Cotton On. Necklace and Bracelets - My hawt Mama.
Delighted and faraway expression - Learned during O level Math lessons.

Dhany, ever supportive and helpful, allowed me to jump foolishly up and down on his bed while he took these photos. How cool is his red wall?! I don’t think I’ve ever met a more patient or kind man, but you didn’t hear it from me.

I put a black leather rose Margaret gave me on the handle of my tote – I really love how it makes everything pop and pulls the whole look together.

On my way home from work, I came across one of these wonderful capsule machines. I frequently buy useless stuff from capsule machines because it makes me laugh so hard and this is no exception. I bought one of the stripey egg-shaped containers from this tiger machine and will wait till tomorrow for The D to open it and see which one he got.

I wish I had taken the bottom panel on how to assemble the tigers piece by piece.

It’s hilarious how each one has a different face depending on what it’s supposed to symbolise, particularly "for wealthy" and "for lucky". If that’s how one looks when they finally get lucky, I think I’ll just keep things as they are, thank you very much.

However, I have to say, the kitteh with the fiercely gripped red packet? For the amount we get come payday, you honestly can’t blame us for getting THAT look down.


priii said...

please don't tell your mother i lost one side of the earrings she made me... =(

Shoe said...

hahahah no dude i won't, but she can always make you another pair! maybe you'll find it in your gym bag again!

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