Before the holiday I was running last minute errands when I came across the cutest collection of jewelry at Madame Mao’s Dowry on Fumin Lu. Madame Mao’s is the current location of Shanghai’s TopShop pop-up store and one of the trendier shops in town offering one-of-a-kind finds. The wearable lucite collection features functional pieces while also offering a dose of humor – everything from grinning crocodile pins to elaborate laser-cut fleur de lis-style necklaces and clear clutches.
The collection, 10X1, is the brainchild of young Shanghainese designer Shi Chen Yi – Shi means 10 and Yi means 1 so the brand is named directly after her. She started the collection in 2008 and says she “loves designing for stylish people.” She hopes to continue expanding her collection to reach a larger market, which should not be hard considering the pieces are budget friendly – around $15-20 for a necklace and $5-10 for pins and bracelets. Here are a few pieces I purchased. I just couldn’t pass up the dancing Psy pin….it made me smile.