Sunday, September 5, 2010
Bows and Blings
gold jewelry- circa 13-14th century
Museum of Fine Arts ( Lisbon, Portugal)
The first thing that I look for inside museums is their jewelry collection. A museum´s jewelry collection aside from the paintings or sculptures is like a personal gauge (for me) if it´s worth visiting or not.What I saw in Lisbon didn´t disappoint me at all. The jewelry collection was so prettily crafted, intricate and more than 600 years old! I gave it a three thumbs up! ;)
Here´s my humble tribute:
A star flower and bow ring which I´ve had for almost a decade now. This is part of a jewelry set whose diamonds came from a tennis bracelet which was re-designed/ reset into flowers and bows (the star flower design is a classic trend back then) before it was sold to me. Whoa, that was a mouthful! My bow bling may be much simpler but I love it just the same. :)
Speaking more about bows, here´s my bow shirt which I bought from the Zara summer sales last month which I promptly debuted in my Lisbon trip.hahaha!
Sorry for the unflaterring photo, I promise to style this top better the next time.This was taken in one of those Lisbon metro station´s walls. They have one of the best artsy metro station walls in this side of the world, I´m missing them right now.
So do you love bow jewelry or anything with bows? :)
Bye for now, enjoy your Sunday sun!
PS: Thanks for the wonderful advices on my last post regarding overflowing closet dilemma. I´ll keep those in mind. :)