Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Junk Jewellery..

Junk jewellery is not a style statement. It is a way of life for me. I live for junk jewellery. I have 5 boxes of it and I have been collecting it from road sides, from fancy overpriced malls and from vendors (after bargaining my ass off). My collection is not just confined to the streets of Chennai, I would like to think of it as a global/national collection. Ever since i was 10 years old, I've had an eye for junk trinkets.

So naturally, it goes without saying, wherever i go my junk jewellery follows suit. While packing my bags for a quick 5 day vacation, i don't pack the essentials like toothbrush, kaajal, shoes, underwear etc, i pack my junk. I take them all out of their boxes, re-arrange them, put them back inside their boxes, tie the boxes with 2 strings and then put these boxes overflowing with my neatly arranged jewellery into plastic bags, which i fold and refold and tie with strings again.

Every year, my mother and i have a 2 minute tongue lashing which goes like so :

Mum : Don't take everything, just take a few earrings, chains, bangles and bracelets. You're going for a very short trip, how much are you going to wear anyway? Listen to me, you're coming back alone, you'll have to lug it all back.
Me : Okie mum

Mum : So you wont take them all?
Me : Okie mum, whatever you say.

Mum : So you wont?
Me : Yes, i wont take a few earrings, chains and blah like you said. I'll take them all.

Mum : How foolish can you be?
Me : Okie mum

The joys of being a woman lies in those 5 boxes, i would'nt trade them for anything in the world!

7 comments:

crazyBugga said...

hippie! [:)]

JollyRoger said...

Hmmm the challenge with junk jewellery is when your wife wears it and asks you how they look and you cant say they look like junk!!! ; )

Dushti said...

he he...I hear ya ! I got introduced to this junk jewellery pretty late...but now have become a big junkie myself ;-)

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Mark IV said...

essentials like toothbrush, kaajal, shoes, underwear etc!!!
now i know what shld help my survival if i ever get lost in a tropical jungle... why kaajal of course!!! :-)

Oxymoron said...

Hey sista! Soul sista! Who wants platinum and gold and silver when we've got junk!! Big O podu for junk jewellery!!

Aiswarya said...

lol!!!hey snap, go girl!!!!