Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fear of Frogs

I am afflicted with ranidaphobia, the fear of frogs. Mice are cute, roaches I don't mind, but the generally benign frog, I couldn't bear to be in a room with.

Elizabeth Knight blackened sterling silver frog body brooch from Brooklyn-based boutique Old Hollywood

The thought of wearing anything made of frog sends shivers from my temples down to my tailbone. (Case in point, those monstrous little frog purses they sell around Baguio City, Philippines.) However, the idea of having a fleshless carcass of my feared animal pinned on my lapel somehow evokes triumph over my phobia.

on the table and on a dress form to show relative size

I'm a huge advocate of the transformative powers of an interesting brooch: it's the easiest way to take a generic jacket from bland to distinctively, intriguingly your own. It's also a painless way to get a bauble-averse man to wear jewelry: just attach a discreet, yet clever pin to a blazer and he could forget it was ever pinned on.

Oh what a delight this pin would be on a coat of creamy winter white!

Have a stroll through Old Hollywood's e-shop and find the frog body brooch and other fascinating little one-offs.

Elizabeth Knight's official site

8 comments:

TheBlueEyedBoy said...

Even if I'm French, i hate frogs too !

Brandon said...

I really did not need to see that frog bag. REALLY...

Izzy said...

b: I know you've been learning about different hides. Perhaps some vague inspiration for you?

Brandon said...

No no I'm good thanks though....

Izzy said...

b: No, no, but I want you to. Perhaps for your next project, a pair of pumps fashioned out of whole iguanas, head and feet and all? http://www.dollarman.com/puertorico/gifs/green_iguana.jpg

Brandon said...

alright I'll make them for you Izz.

Modblog said...

Its reassuring to know I'm not the only person in the entire world who has an irrational, unexplainable fear of frogs

Looks pretty cool though, certainly shows you conquered the little green sods

Chip said...

simple, but super cool.
I always lose these simple details
I never think to add them

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