Wednesday, March 16, 2011

banana brooch


After writing about banana-y accessories and feeling saddened that even the cheap Prada alternative by Tatty Devine was out of my price range, I did what I always do and went running back to eBay instead..
Clearly with good reason because I managed to find this little brooch for 99p. It feels like the sort of brooch that mad old teachers would wear but maybe this is due to personal associations of 'Mrs Griffiths' from my primary school -one of those teachers who to a 7 year old seemed ancient and batty and magnificent. She had silver grey hair which she piled up on her head and would always wear bright jewellry in garish colours. Dangling parrot earrings which would dance everytime she moved her head or a bright red piano brooch she wore pinned to her shirts. She was very wise and affectionate which I think is an important quality in a Primary School teacher and equally fierce when she needed to be but the broochs and the dangly earrings were always a constant.

11 comments:

Raffles Bizarre said...

Aww haha it's so cute and quirky! We had a few teachers like that too ;)

If you ever want someone to do a custom banana brooch for you, I'm a jewellery designer of the weird and wonderful..infact I once had to make a banana necklace for someone :D

Daniella said...

haha the best!! such a good find.

Chuck said...

Definitely mad art teacher chic. x

Hannah May said...

so cute!

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Sophie said...

love the brooch! and that fact that it was only 99p. how awesome.

AND i loved meeting you today at topshop! so much fun. i already posted about you guys haha x

MJLS said...

ebay is so good for little finds! this is very cute :)

www.daisychainofdreams.blogspot.com

xoxo

Sophie said...

Love this broach and the fruit prints at the moment!
Really enjoyed visiting your blogging masterclass yesterday in Liverpool, found it really interesting and useful!

S x
http://weshootdownthestarsforourenjoyment.blogspot.com/

cazza said...

love it! very claudia kishi!

Madelene said...

cute! I am a big fan of strange brooches in all kinds of shapes.. especially animal ones.

young-shields said...

great great great so great

Alix McShane said...

Thanks for the Fashion Blogging Masterclass at Topshop in Liverpool! You can read my blog post about it here: http://blackglitterandlace.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/14/
xxxx