Always believe in your soul, You’ve got the power to know, You’re indestructible…. Gratuitous Spandau Ballet lyrics over (if you have no idea what I’m on about, watch this), as much as I love mode gyaru, with it’s grown-up style, darker colour palette, high fashion influences and downright gorgeousness, I tend to forget that the top mode brands (Murua, Emoda, et al) produce some great accessories too.
Shibuya is a haven for all kitsch & kawaii jewelery and accessories, with several ‘non-brand’ variety shops inside 109, selling everything from tiny little-finger rings, usamimi headbands and thousands of bracelets, to the latest trend in necklaces. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with choice – I need at least two separate views! – but the majority of brands, gyaru and otherwise, showcase their own accessories that directly tie in with their own clothing trends.
I can’t tell you how much I’m love with with the fringed ring above! Click through to see more…
From 1920s style beaded bags & giraffe pattern clutches to lashings of pearls… Murua has elegance down pat this season. I really like the rope of pearls above – long the staple of grannies worldwide, pearls have seen something of a comeback along with mature Chanel-like styling. The gold chain of the left-hand necklace is lovely and chunky; perfect for getting crafty and adding on extra charms, ribbons and even brooches for a unique necklace that captures the spirit of quirky mode.
Dolly-kei girls have been known to raid the haberdashery section for tassels, and it seems they’re not alone! The tassel, rope and chain necklace has a great luxury-boho feel to it, gorgeous with Murua’s oversized jumpers and gold & black shoes. I’m really taken with the plaited tassel thing: is it a necklace, a belt (technically, I guess), or? It’s such a versatile piece, I’d loop it around my wrist, tie it to my bag, wind it around long boots… endless opportunities!
And finally, if you insist on branding every item you own:
How about in gold? With pearls? And a tassel? C’mon, Murua!
See more at the Murua homepage