Ever since I did my post on Thanksgiving about how I'm all holier than thou and don't want any material things, I have been obsessed - absolutely obsessed - with the idea of owning a cocktail ring. I don't have any, apart from a few that my sweet niece Scarlett gave me two years ago, when she was six. She had some, gave me some, they were like friendship rings, and she's on tour with my brother now for Thanksgiving weekend, flying in private jets and hanging out at hotel pools and performing on stage, and I'm sure she's forgotten all about those rings. They're great: big pink and orange fake stones, surrounded by little fake diamonds. But the rings are sharp from the plastic moulds, and they really are Cracker Jack prizes. Literally.
No, I want a real one. A real, faux one. Like the trio of YSL rings shown here - all shot in the same press day (clockwise from top, Camilla at Urban Outfitters, Jackie with a mini cheeseburger at River Island, and Tala - more about her coming up - at My Wardrobe). All with YSL rings. They're not CRAZY expensive, they're about £100, and they're so bang on trend right now that you just know the people wearing them won't want them a year from now.
That's why I keep trying to think if there's a way I can DIY something.. but I don't have welding equipment and I don't know if super glue is strong enough. Does anyone have any DIY tips? Or know any really nice cheaper versions?
It's started me thinking: I do have a wish list. A secret wish list. And this is on the top of it. My family aren't together at Christmas - we're scattered to the winds, and tend to spend it with our spouses' families - and even with my family-in-law, we all don't make a fuss. I've even got in the habit of buying myself something silly or practical and wrapping it and signing it from my husband.
But this year.. I want him to buy me a cocktail ring. I'm like a dog with a bone about it. I can't let go. He knew this would happen when I started blogging about fashion. 'Remember the number one rule for drug dealers: DON'T DO YOUR OWN DRUGS'.
I know, I know, Mick, we can't always get what we want, but right now I want what I WANT, not just what I need.
Torn between two songs that have been playing in my head non stop. I don't know if anyone reading this ever plays my little youtube videos, and I'm so used to thinking of Madonna as she is now, with her boy toys and her old lady hands, but damn if she wasn't at her absolute brilliant Lady Gaga best when she made this video.
Thank you to VESHOEVIOUS for inadvertently sourcing the ring above: it's Merle O'Grady, with My Wardrobe, and she did an interview with her at LFW on her brilliant blog, Taxonomy of a Wardrobe. Check it out.
All the rings shown here, apart from the YSL ones, are from MY WARDROBE press day. Available soon. Hopefully, in time for Mr. Dot to get me one for Christmas.
(This just in: Literally. The top ring - the one I love - it's by Aamaya by Priyanka and My Wardrobe has it online as of this minute in black onyx (black/white, check it out) for £157.00. They'll be getting more in soon but that's the first. Check out more of their line: AAMAYA by PRIYANKA.
Because, after all, let's face it: we are, when all is said and done, living in a material world. And I am a material girl.