Brooches! What could be more stupid. Even the word… it looks like it ought to be pronouced BROOOOOOOCH, rather than BROACH. It’s one of those words like Cadogan or Heythrop, which is almost designed to catch you out in your ghastly lower middle classness.
I have never knowingly worn a brooch and never like the look of them. BUT, this trio from H&M is insane, delightful genius. I love them and I am going to get them and pin them to my denim/utility jacket as soon as I pass a store (which is approximately 18 times per hour when I am in London). I know they are going to be cheap and jejune and unsatisfying to the touch, I know that the little coloured bops of glass will fall out within six weeks like old teeth, but I don’t care.
Sunshine Rider says
Oh crap, now you’ve got me worried. How do you pronounce Cadogan and Heythrop?
Caduggan and Heethrupp
Sunshine Rider says
Well, that was me pronouncing those wrong! Thanks.
I bought a little brooch on Ebay recently – a little spray of leaves in shades of green. Everytime I look at it I think: why the fuck did I buy that? It will sit in my jewellery box for the next year before being donated to charity, just like every other brooch I have ever bought.
Wear them ALL in a group on the lapel of your denim jacket
(Mostly) Yummy Mummy says
I love a brooch but I’m not very good at remembering to wear them. These would be ace with a breton stripe though I love them!
Is it time to fish out and wear my Bros and Tiffany brooches from Smash Hits yet ………?
I love these Hennes brooches too; it’s the slight Dali-esque-ness of them, though that eye is pure Picasso, is it not?
And also for brooch (brooooooooooooooooch) fans, see Emma Beddington the Belgian Waffler’s faves Macon & Lesquoy; little military-style gold embroidered jobbies thus: http://maconetlesquoy.com/en/hand-embroidered-jewels/14-petite-broche-brode-main-croissant.html.
Sorry, second sentence does make me sound like the art-history-graduate wanker that I am. I usually try to bury it a bit deeper.
It made me think of the Dali eye brooch, and I’m not an art history wanker, just a regular one. I think this is actually prettier, though.
Sophie, this blog embrace the high brow as well as the low xx
Rachel C says
Tatty Devine has some lovely brooches but they are a bit more costly… Think will check out the H&M ones…
Elisabeth Heien says
Put a thin layer of clear nail polish on top of the glass bits, it keeps them from falling out so fast. Works wonders w rhinestones and sequins and bling-blings on kids’ shoes/hairpins/whatnots as well.
Ooooh, cunning! I like it.