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Monday, December 10, 2007

The IT Bangle of the Year Award

Jessica Kagman Cushman bangles
The award for the IT BANGLE OF THE YEAR goes to
Jessica Kagan Cushman for creating scrimshawed antique ivory bracelets that "lie somewhere between a tatoo and a bumper sticker." These trendy statement pieces are adorning the arms of bitchanistas, fashionistas, and girls and women of all styles of attitude.

Here is a little history lesson for you women and girls who covet background information. Scrimshaw was practiced by sailors working on whaling ships. The word ""scrimshaw actually came from a slang expression that was used to refer to anything that was the product of a seaman's idle time, or items that were produced while engaged in the act of loafing. There could be weeks in between whale sightings.

Jessica took this act of loafing to an art form. Using quotes and phrases from movies, literature, New York graffiti, the fun conversation pieces are then traJessica Kagman Cushman banglesnscribed onto fossilized wooly mammoth ivory bracelets. You can purchase these entertaining statement pieces at Nieman Marcus for $125 each:

  • "Lions and tigers and bears oh my!"

  • "Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up"

  • "Truly fabulous people never get dressed before lunchtime"

  • "You're Not the Boss of Me"

  • "Do You Have Any Idea Who I Am?"

  • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

  • "Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?"

  • "Fashion Can Be Bought. Style one must possess."

  • "When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better"

  • "Vodka martini, shaken not stirred"

For my local women, you can find Jessica's bracelets at Inspire Me.

I would like a bangle that read, "Inside of every older lady is a younger lady wondering what the h*ll happened" (Cora Harvey Armstrong).

If you have a witty quote that you would like to suggest to Jessica to scrimshaw on a bracelet, leave me a comment and I will alert her of all suggestions.

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