Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chrome Hearts

There's this thrift shop here in Siem Reap selling all sorts of stuff from Japan. Aside from the usual clothing, homeware, bags and shoes, they also sell random things like furniture, fabrics, toys and something that the Little Mermaid would call 'whootzits and whatzits galore'. Discarded random cd's, books, souvenir items, chains, ribbons and stuff in all sorts of colors and sizes from different people. In the thrift shop they usually put them in huge plastic bins because it would be too tedious to segregate it one by one. I love going through those bins and finding little trinkets that I use to make accessories.

One lucky find that I'm so happy to find was this Chrome Hearts bracelet. The luxury brand is known for items with fleur-de-lys, dagger and floral cross motif designs in silver. It was founded in 1988 by motorcycle enthusiast, Richard Stark, hence the gothic rock mood of the wares they are selling, aside from jewelry, includes leather clothing and furniture. I know Karl Lagerfeld is a fan, piling loads of pieces together and wearing it like stacked coils of metal.

With a little bit of patience and $1 after, I now own a piece from Chrome Hearts.

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