Perhaps the two things I never really got into on this blog were sports and fashion. I’m happy to say that I’m venturing into both starting now. Of course, I will never be as knowledgeable, stylish or have as keen an eye as my good fashion blogger friends, but at least I can have a small say in what I think is cool and would wanna wear. And for everyone wondering, no I have not turned gay.
So, a good friend of mine co-runs a small company called Plastic Pills. Now, that would be a fitting start to my foray into the fashion world since it has the words “plastic”, “pills” and is often centered around 8-bit and geeky themes. Plastic Pills necklaces have been my gifts to friends and family on several occasions. I think their neon-y colors, plasticky-goodness-feel and unorthodox designs always seem a fitting choice. There price is also very reasonable compared to traditional jewelry, with a price-tag at 20USD a piece and 30USD and above for custom-made ones, it’s quite an affordable luxury.
The influence of hipster and pop culture on the jewelry design makes it all the more relevant to wear. It’s something that’s in now, or means something to you in particular (such as the POW from comic books!). I think that’s a more awesome that the traditional stuff we get in gold and silver, which you need to worry about and have to wear over and over.
With these many designs and collections, you could wear a different plastic pill for each occasion. I wear my Darwin Fish to events sometimes, but I also hang it on my car’s rear visor (multipurpose goodness). I’ve seen Roanne sport plastic pills while wearing an evening dress at a posh place, or jeans and a tee at some party crew event. So, it’s practical, versatile and avant-garde to some extent in that I don’t need gold to put on jewelry, the punch-line is the gold!
I’ve embedded some of my favorite designs below and ones which I’ve given to people I like over the past few months. Below it though, is the real gem… MINE! =D Of course, I wanted in on the action and Roanne was kind enough to hook me up with this insane, custom-made Darwin Evolve Fish (which is basically the Christian fish symbol, plus legs = it evolved).
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