Just Monkey'in Around! 20 Great Monkey Themed Accessories, Home Decor & Gifty Goodness
I was recently introduced to a fab new social network organized around the various things people are passionate about, including sports, TV, crafts & of course, fashion!. Sulia's subject-based approach makes it easy to connect with experts & other enthusiasts on topics you find interesting. Life lifestyle & fashion in my case - plus Stacy London's personal shopping company, Style for Hire, sponsors the Fashion Channel. (If you want to follow my doings directly there, here's where I "live" on Sulia.)
As one of Sulia's first fashion contributors - part of a small, hand-selected group - I handpick & opine upon whatever dings my raccoon-like radar for anything shiny & fabulous. Like monkeys. This week I thought it would be fun to monkey around a bit with some cool jewels, homey finds & other stylish simian shenanigans.
#1 Hermione de Paula monkey + florals scarf
#2 Ballon Blue de Carter monkey watch
#3 gemstone-encrusted monkey pendant necklace
#4 Christopher Kane monkey dress
#5 Christopher Ross brass-monkey belt (insanely awesome!)
#6 painting of a monkey on silk
#7 a Feng Shui friendly brass monkey perched upon a peach
#8 fine porcelain monkey cup & saucer
#9 monkey cameo ring
#10 silk tie with a sock-monkey print
#11 organ-grinder monkey table
#12 a Steampunk "man monkey" wallet-cig case thingy
#13 beaded bracelet with silver monkey charm
#14 cashmere monkey hoodie for your Mini Me
#15 Rasta Monkey "pilot" cap ... with pom poms!
#16 marzipan monkey atop a giant pile 'o bananas & yummo cake
#17 knitted sock-monkey bag
#18 kitschy/fun monkey & palm tree salt & pepper shakers
They had me at "Brazen" & "Cheeky" for #19, *Brazen Hussy* nail polish by Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics.
But for #20, I wasn't monkey'in around any more. These gorgeous Yunnan golden monkeys now number less than 2,000 and are almost extinct. To help, donate to the Nature Conservancy's project to protect the golden monkeys from both illegal hunters and destruction of their habitat.- Lesley Scott