Music is my solace. Harmony, my heart. Certain chord progressions make me weak, or enraged, or giddy, or .. anything, really, because at a very basic level, music is feeling. It sinks into you, sometimes, and becomes part of who you are and how you see the world.
What I’m trying to say here, I suppose, is that there are some songs that you never forget or, specifically, that I will never forget. When other girls were listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Destiny’s Child, I’m slightly embarassed to admit that I spent my high school years obsessing over Dmitri Shostakovich’s fourth ballet suite and, of course, I knew every note in the Phantom of the Opera. One of my favourite CDs of all time, though, was Colm Wilkinson’s Stage Heroes, and the first track on THAT was his version of ‘I, Don Quixote.’
Listen to it sometime – you won’t regret it.
Now. The point of this confession is to provide a bit of context when I say that .. I am absolutely in LOVE with Chop Zuey‘s new Don Quixote Collection!
(Phew, that was a lot of text. Bring on the pictures!)
The story of Don Quixote is too long to share in a single blog post (and you’d probably throw something at me if I tried, admit it!) but I think we’re all familiar with the basic shape of it. An older gentleman becomes caught up in old, chivalric stories and as his mind begins to leave him, he assumes the identity of a knight errant to rid the world of injustice and evil. It’s clear, even from the beginning, that he’s not quite right in the head.
The fall collection, released last Saturday, captures the spirit of this story; strength, valour, beauty, and (of course) madness, all interpreted and presented in the form of truly stunning jewelry.
(Darn you, six-hundred-pixel-width restriction!)
With names like Gentle Insanities, Rochainte’s Curve, and Balsam for Madness, each set in the collection has its own story to tell. Together, as I hope to show you in the coming days, they become something more. Please, enjoy the pictures I’ve taken but make a point of viewing the collection for yourself at the Chop Zuey mainstore. They’re well worth the trip!
(A limousine ride to my flickr right here, whee!)
~ Gentle Insanities ~
Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Caribbean Blue
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe - (eyeshadow) Dreamy
Vanity Hair:Smoking Room-Platinium
Vanity hair base Platinium
GizzA – Attractive Black [Black]
Emery – Gloves #Black
[Gos] GTFO Boot in Black
Chop Zuey ~ Gentle Insanities Set in Silver/Blue ~ NEW Fall Collection!
~ Rochainte’s Curve ~
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Dawn
:: PM :: Malena Dress in Black
Slink Mesh Feet
NailsLong Fairy *REDGRAVE*
Chop Zuey ~ Rocinante’s Curve Set in Silver ~ NEW Fall Collection!
Pose: aDORKable Poses
~ Balsam for Madness ~
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – White
-Belleza- Eyeliner 1
[LeLutka]-MARIE hair – Marilyn
:: PM :: Meryl Gown in White
:: PM :: Meryl Gown in Black Gloves
NailsLong Fairy *REDGRAVE*
Chop Zuey ~ Balsam for Maddness Glasses in Black/White ~ NEW Fall Collection!
Chop Zuey ~ Balsam for Maddness Whte Neck Corset ~ NEW Fall Collection!
Chop Zuey ~ Shirobana Ring