Abigail Cahill O'Brien

Off to See the Wizard

In Fashion on October 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm
$30 Roberta Chiarella earrings from HSN

$30 Roberta Chiarella earrings from HSN

Despite Naomi Wolf’s claim that We All (women) want to be Angelina Jolie because she reconciles a string of typically polarizing qualities – Good Mom/Home Wrecker, UN Embassador/Sex Symbol, Rich/Happy – I’d never quite coveted her life or style. Six kids and counting? Exhausting. Tattoos? Terrified of needles. All that black jersey? Yawn.

Until she wore those jaw-dropping emerald danglers to the Oscars. The image of her luscious teardrops has rattled around my brain’s style attic for quite a while now. And today, I stumbled across this pair in Lucky.

Angelina’s had a lit-from-within, borderline radioactive glow. They were Oz green, clear and bright, without a hint of murk or forest. They were also very rare Columbian emeralds, so don’t expect these to have the same fire. But for $30 they’re worth a whirl.

As usual, Etsy proves a solid source for more ornate, vintage riffs on this theme.

$15 from FunkyGramma on Etsy.com

$15 from FunkyGramma on Etsy.com

$12 from gardenhomevintage on Etsy.com

$12 from gardenhomevintage on Etsy.com

$10 from nancyau on Etsy.com

$10 from nancyau on Etsy.com

$35 from QueensCache on Etsy.com

$35 from QueensCache on Etsy.com

$22 from megancutlerrecycled on etsy.com

$22 from megancutlerrecycled on etsy.com

$15 from vintagejools on Etsy.com

$15 from vintagejools on Etsy.com

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