Sophisticated touch of elegance.
This particular cuff is made out of paper, black pleather, yellow suede string, two small vintage gold plated pearl earnings and one big vintage pearl brooch .
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Sunday is Earth Day, observed every year since 1970.
Earth Day organizers have called on people worldwide to pledge “one billion acts of green.” Those pledges range from residents turning off lights in their homes, to using mass transit for travel to work, to eating locally grown food.
Earth Day was first celebrated in the U.S. on April 22, 1970. It was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson from the northern state of Wisconsin, who called for a national environmental “teach-in” day. Organizers now say Earth Day is celebrated in one form or another in nearly every country.
Much has changed in the U.S. since the first Earth Day 42 years ago – a time when many factories still were allowed to belch considerable amounts of smoke and pollutants into the air, and cars burned fuel containing lead, a dangerous automobile-exhaust pollutant. Over the following decades the nation’s Environmental Protection Agency was established, and federal and local jurisdictions enacted many laws protecting air and water supplies, and endangered species of animals and plants.
Environmental regulations nevertheless still cause controversy in much of the U.S. The two main political parties, Democrats and Republicans, frequently contest each other’s claims about the effect of greenhouse-gas emissions on the warming of the planet. As the nation has struggled to recover from a disastrous economic downturn, some have questioned whether environmental laws contributed to the loss of jobs and whether the resulting rise in energy costs is worthwhile.
…A little bit Dream Oasis.
This season is all about TRIBAL influence on accessories. Designers like Burberry Prorsum, Donna Karan and Michael Kors, are all using tribal influences in their 2012 collections.
In Jewelry, heavy metals were seen in large choker necklaces and cuffs while rope accents were paired with horsehair and feathers. Textured neck pieces channel tribal adornment and gold chokers channel the African queens. Look for mixed metals and wood in large cuffs and heavy beading paired with gold and printed fabrics for necklaces. Skins are occasionally mixed in while textures give the illusion of feathers and straw. With so many options, the best thing to remember is BOLD IS BETTER. Not for the meak, this trend is for a woman who knows her power and is not afraid to show it.
Tribal jewelry is all about vibrant colors and statement shapes so this piece will inject some on-trend pizzazz into even the dullest casual ensemble. When it comes to ethnic bangles, the rule of thumb is to pile ’em on–Dream Oasis is already all stacked up for you.