Does everybody have to sing "Hollaback Girl" when they are spelling the word 'Bananas', or is it just me? The Banana Banana earrings by N2 are SO much fun! Whether you are paying homage to Gwen Stefani, or Carmen Miranda, you can liven up your ensemble with these fruity accessories! Let's see how Allison, Coco, and Duckie wear their Bananas!
Duckie went for a somewhat minimal look, but definitely with a fun twist in a Tiki inspired vintage shift dress and southwestern embroidered denim jacket.
"I love accessories that cause people to do a double take. These earrings definitely check that box!"
Coco went for a "Carmen Miranda as a Bobby Soxer" look, with a Hawaiian inspired skirt by Pinup Girl Clothing, and a bright yellow top. Keeping the colors bright, while only using one pattern, because you know, she wouldn't want to do too much. ;)
"If you didn't know, Carmen Miranda is one of my major style icons, and has been since I was 7 years old. Obviously, as soon as I saw the Banana earrings, I knew I needed a pair! I wear these a lot, with all kinds of clothes and looks. I had to go with an homage to Carmen for the blog post, and I knew my Parrot skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing was just the ticket!"
Allison is sleek and simple in cute black tee dress from Southern Trends, but adds a little quirky fun with the banana earrings! Allison's style is impeccable (as you can tell from her appearances in other blog posts), and I love how she has added the very subtle southwest influences with the Mishky Bracelets. Great job, Allison!
"These earrings always make me feel a little extra-festive for any occasion!"
Who would have thought that such a good source of potassium would also make such a cute accessory? What about you? Are you willing to give the Banana Banana earrings a go? Let us know in the comments below!
See you next week,
Brought to you by the vintage loving ladies at Coco and Duckie, come in this Saturday - Thursday and play dress up with us! We will be able to outfit you from head to toe with vintage inspired shoes and stockings and real vintage dresses, hats and bags dating from the late 30's - early 60's! Come in quick before they are all taken to loving new homes!
Hello! My name is Marlowe, I've known the girls at
Coco & Duckie for a while now and they have invited me to write a blog series as a guest author!
I had the immense pleasutre of tagging along to meet Savannah Hoffman's jewelry designer, Felicia Akop! Felicia, a Dallas native, was in Austin when we met her at the uber cute Big Top Candy on SOCO. Felicia waltzed into Big Top sporting leopard print toenails, Betsey Johnson wayfarers and gold tinsel woven into her hair. She is the embodiment of her work. Her jewelry ranges from vintage chandelier crystals with images inside, vintage keys to a rhinestone studded pendant bearing the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis, himself!
Felicia began making jewelry in high school , starting with matchbook cars and tiny pterodactyls! Madeline said, "I always find it hard to describe Felicia's work to people, because the best way to describe it is, 'It's Felicia!" and she couldn't be more right!
Some of her influences include Betsey Johnson "Betsey's really just 'anything goes." and both "Littlle" Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale "The Edie's really just did their own thing"
Her jewelry line is named after her great great grandmother, "The Jewish Rodeo Queen of Texas" she traveled all over Europe!
Felicia's work was also used in a recent photo shoot for the band Youth Sounds
(Whom I greatly love and adore) See Felicia's take on Chandelier earrings?
Keep an eye out for some of my other friends doing blog posts in the future. Until then, Au revoir!