Skulls! I think the general consensus when it comes to skulls is that they are morbid and gothic. The type of imagery you see tattooed on the arms of Harley-Davidson riders or kids listening to The Pretty Reckless. Am I showing my age? I spent many a college day hanging outside of Trent Reznor’s house in New Orleans’ Garden District, waiting to catch a glimpse. Ah youth! but let’s focus.
Skulls, it’s starting to pop up here and there on shoes, scarves and other high fashion items thanks to Alexander McQueen. It’s one of those icons that is becoming trendy to own on a piece of silk. But what do those folks who are really into skull jewelry feel about their territory being invaded by fashion royalty? Well, I happen to have a little inside scoop on skull jewelry. Unexpected, right? My husband is in fact a skull jewelry designer. He goes by MT Maloney and he is one talented man. He prides himself on really understanding how to design a custom piece of jewelry that will wind up being an heirloom, a symbol of mortality, that when this life is all over with, regardless of what social class you belonged to or what kind of car you drove, we are all the same underneath, and we’ve got the skulls to prove it. Here’s a great read straight from MT Maloney, regarding McQueen and the skull trend. (Link after the jump)
MT’s latest post on skull jewelry and the pop culture invasion – Skull Tide – Here it Comes
While some may say that skull jewelry is not for the faint at heart, he creates some fantastic pieces for women too. Check out the custom work that my sister-in-law is sporting. A woman not afraid to wear her heart on her fingers!