Hi Hi ..... It's slow news days again after HRH has left Japan, eh? Hehe, I notice bb and other sisters have been checking out every item HRH is using lately - the rebellious John Galliano coat, elegant Damiani jewellery, sleek pilot pen and even that ultra-cool SEI water bottle! Btw, isn't it amazing how much trend you can pick up just by looking at HRH and learn from other sisters? It is really an eye-opener for an ajumma like me, so here is my little tiny share on his 'yester-year' jewellery ......
Remember some time last year, HRH was wearing this beaded bracelet in his CREA photo shoot with Leslie Kee. I always thought it is a buddhist bracelet as I have seen people wearing it as a symbol of safety (right?)
You probably recognize his famous 'Rockstar' necklace which he wore numerous times at the airport and to weddings. This bracelet, simply named the 'Skull' bracelet, is also designed by Luis Morais. The beads are black Macassar ebony from the Indies with brown diamonds in the eye sockets of the platinum skull.
The other day, I was casually strolling inside Esnation, a unique clothing store in Tokyo. I had no idea why I stumbled into the men's accessories section since hubby is just a plain old suit-and-tie man, not the flamboyant hat-necklace-bracelet type of hunk like HRH. Then I spotted this :
At first glance, I wasn't too thrilled about the skull figure (hehe, not my favourite sight in the middle of the night for sure :) Upon digging deeper, the designer wants to express a deeper meaning :
The symbol of skull is a reminder of our temporal existence in this world. It dresses us down on prejudice towards other human beings.
How profound! I wonder if our Yong Joon chose this necklace-bracelet set because of its special spiritual denotation?