“the hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.” // r.w. emerson
i think i was probably in the 8th grade when opal was at its height of popularity.
this was of course, it’s second or third wave of favour – the 90s weren’t afforded anything new, just some revisionist view of whatever came before; and even then it didn’t sway me. i do recall wearing a wet ‘n wild shade that approximated that holographic hue, but it stopped there – it was like wearing a colour that couldn’t quite commit.
it isn’t quite metallic, and it isn’t quite white – lingering somewhere in this middle ground of blancmange. i think you can safely say, i wasn’t a fan.
now? i can’t say too much has changed – yet, i can admit to sometimes finding it seductive… in small doses.
➝ source : newton metalirise crossbody via liné jagot
➝ source : première niege via ysl beauty
➝ source : sloped arc opal ring via wwake
➝ source : blazer mids via nike