While tidying up my jewels last day, I realized that I possess a lot of crosses, but not just crosses, baroque crosses – the ones charged with many rocks, gilts and other ornaments. No doubt there’s something to do with my Mediterranean origins ! Obviously, I die for the Dolce & Gabbana jewels, incredibly rococo, enormous and, let’s admit, really well-made. I’m (luckily) the owner of a pair of multicolored enamel earrings from last season, and just to admire it makes me feel so good! To be honest, I look at them more than I wear them, they are so big and heavy that I’m afraid of transforming myself into a Massai woman with giant ear lobes falling down the floor… My little cleaning-up also helped me to find a brooch my mother offered me when I was a teen : a Christian Lacroix one, full of charms! An era the twentysomething girls cannot know. Lacroix clothes and jewels were like Holy Grail. Must-have. Chicest things on earth. That’s true, why can’t we find that much Lacroix pieces in vintage stores ? But I’m diverging… To pursue on crosses, I recently shot for Please! a Sylvia Toledano ring which just catch my eye and joined the adorable crucified other ones in my jewelry box… Long live crosses, and long live Madonna!
By Olivia da Costa