[This post is a collaboration with Eternal Collection.]
When the people at Eternal Collection got in touch last week and asked if I’d like to try a piece of their lovely jewellery, I went straight to the brooch section, and then straight to this little Swarovski crystal puppy dog… which just so happens to look just like my own little puppy – although it has to be said that the brooch is definitely a whole lot cleaner.
I may not have a great track record with brooches, but I do love them, and they’re one of the few pieces of jewellery I wear on a regular basis. I’ve always been lazy about accessories: I love the look of pretty bracelets and necklaces, but brooches seem to work better with my personal style, and I love the way they can make a plain sweater seem special, or brighten up a winter coat.
This little guy didn’t take much justifying on my part, though – he just reminds me so much of Rubin, from the sweet little face to the exuberant personality, that my mind was made up as soon as I laid eyes on him. (And yes, I DO think of this brooch as a “him”…) With that said, there was also a cat, a horse, an elephant and a penguin which caught my eye – I’ve had to stop looking, or I’ll end up with a brooch menagerie. Well, you all know how I feel about Things That Have Faces…
As I said, there are many ways in which I like to wear brooches, but for ‘Rubin’ here’s first outing, I chose to use him to fasten a faux-fur collar:
This collar actually came with the black leather jacket I bought a few months ago: I haven’t worn it with the jacket yet, but I have worn it a few times with cardigans and sweaters: unfortunately you can’t see it too well against this one, as they’re both black, but it creates a bit of a vintage effect, as does the brooch. Which I promise I’ll take very good care of, and not drop on the ground, like I did with the last brooch I featured here. Ahem.
You can check out the Eternal Collection’s brooch collection at their website, which also carries a range of beautiful jewellery and other accessories. If you do end up buying yourself a brooch with a face, don’t forget to tell me which one you choose!