The Splendour of Blackamoors

Jul 19, 2009

I attended the most wonderful dinner thrown by one my closest friends at her lovely home last night. We feasted on the most delectable fare which included mushroom soup with truffle oil and a salmon hors d'oeurve among other delicious things. It was my idea of a charming evening filled with good food and good company.

I was completely tempted to stay past my very early curfew of 10:40 specially since I wanted to see a friend who had just recently returned to Manila and hear of her adventures. But alas, my mother would hear none of my pleas!

I wore an extremely simple outfit accented by my most recent investment : a blackamoor broach! I had intentions of purchasing this before I left for the UK the last time I was in Manila but I had a cuff made instead.

I had forgotten about him until last week when I went to my jeweller's salon and saw that it was still on display. I knew we were meant for each other at first glance. I couldn't resist giving him a good home.

Meet Nanki-poo, one of Pooh-bah's great uncles.
I was told this little guy was one of the first batches of blackamoors made by Jul Dizon.

Pooh-bah, who is still as beautiful as the day I first met him.

And here's my mom's very own blackamoor who I absolutely adore with every inch of me. The face is a carved tourmaline with a turban lined with diamonds and accented with a gold leaf. His breastplate is lined with diamonds, rubies, tsavorites and emeralds!

He is absolutely stunning.
I am at a lost for words whenever I hold him.

top:tyler, jeans: zimmerman, shoes: ferragamo, blackamoor brooch and pearl bracelet: jul dizon, clutch from edinburgh


thischicksgotstyle said... Best Blogger Tips

The broaches are amazing :)
And it sounds like a great time!!

the healthy ghost said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the broach!

Sans said... Best Blogger Tips

your top is so nice!!!! bye H!!! :( :( :( :( :(

Mads said... Best Blogger Tips

It's beautiful Hanna! You really have nice investment pieces..=)

Sasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah, very simple but extremely classy outfit. A chic way to wear jeans. Love the clutch and the broach.

a frock a day said... Best Blogger Tips

The broach is so beautiful! It's really meant to be.

And I love the first picture of you. Great pose. You look so elegant.

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thefatandskinnyonfashion said... Best Blogger Tips

that jewelry is very interesting.

Lilee said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG WOW. amazing! you are pretty and is that your house? ooooh

WendyB said... Best Blogger Tips

Utterly gorgeous piece of work.

Stacy said... Best Blogger Tips

the top with the broach looks spectacular! all the broaches are incredibly detailed, they're spectacular

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hanna said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks everyone!! :D

lilee - yup, the credit goes to my mom. she has excellent taste in home furnishing and an eye for interior design.

CAMILLE said... Best Blogger Tips

you have a great blog and awesome style. Love the shoot you styled!

camille x

Domennie said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..a real piece of art:)does it have a story behind it?

harps said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, these are gorgeous