ACCESSORIES REPORT: Caught in the Chromat Cage

Celebrities always seem to be at the forefront of the most outrageous and aesthetic fashion accessories: think shutter shades à la Kanye West, Ke$ha-inspired gold stud head décor and well, basically anything seen on the likes of Anna Dello Russo. Yet while these fads gone rad (or in some cases, gone bad) have taken off in terms of notoriety, they’re not typical street savvy accessories on college campuses across America.

However, one celebrity favorite has taken its reigns as an attainable and wearable accessory with a twist. Seen everywhere from the booty poppin’ Barbie girl Nicki Minaj to celebutante Kim Kardashian, Chromat’s mythical-meets-geometric body cages add an avant-garde element to any ensemble.

This Fashionista was accessorized to the max, ranging from arm candy and ankle wear to a serious Chromat underwire half cage. Layered on top of a simple gray cotton T-shirt and maxi skirt, the cage has this Fashionista sporting a mix of Shoji samurai style meets Daphne Guinness. Known for their architectural inspiration, standards of symmetry and good-girl-gone-bad aura, Chromat body cages are a subtle and seemingly simplistic way to transform the vibes of an outfit.

Further accessorized with a silver dominated Arm Party, this Fashionista was screaming unique accessories. The Bag of Bones cuff resting on her wrist coordinated with the finger soiree of a Crown of Thornes ring and Swallowed Skull ring, all insinuating the stylish, inner warrior that lies within. Adding a balance between top and bottom, she adds a sleek, Luv AJ matte ankle cuff. Ankle cuffs, while not too mainstream, are a cool, innovative way to add a splash of style.

Finishing off her gray on gray ensemble, this Fashionista sports a Stela 9 hand-crocheted bag. Made in Guatemala from recycled fabrics, this purse screams hip and philanthropic all at the same time. Having hand-picked all of these items for her own online boutique,, this Fashionista definitely knows what “It” accessories are on trend, stylish and just overall cool.

Spotted: Chromat's spring 2012 collection took its architectural inspiration to new levels, with full body cages, face cages and even hood-inspired shapes.

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