Luca [Turin, perfume critic] once called something chic, and I asked him why, or rather what "chic" was exactly. He sighed and said despairingly, "Chic is the most impossible thing to define." He thought about it. "Luxury is a humorless thing, largely. Chic is all about humor. Which means chic is about intelligence. And there has to be oddness— most luxury is conformist, and chic cannot be. Chic must be polite, but within that it can be as weird as it wants."
I am officially on a ravenous fur binge! This hat was getting no wear because aesthetic comfort and pillbox hats are apparently mutually exclusive creatures for me. And so, I turned it into a leopard fur double wrap belt. (And added one to the shop) Honestly, I do not miss the pillbox.
Also, how ridiculous is this lifesize replica head of Michelangelo's Pieta???!! Even more hilarious, there's a little description on the back of it, detailing how it was made using marble dust acquired from the same quarry that the stone for the actual Pieta was cut... as if that somehow makes a difference for my disembodied head. It weighs a ton, it's more tasteless than I can imagine, and yet, I love it. And the thrift shop that turned up this gem, AHH!
Belt available here.