The winter 2008 issue of Stiletto Magazine features Asian model Hyun Yi Lee in a four picture spread that celebrates bold make-up and unusual accessories.
What really caught my attention are the shoulder accessories from Anne ValÃ©rie Hash haute couture 2008-09 fall/winter that Lee wears in the first picture.
Other striking accessories include a white porcelain chain by Uncommon Matters and an architecture-inspired shoe by CÃ©line Spring/Summer 2009.
Implications - Consumers within today's society are constantly seeking out fresh ways to reinvent themselves and to stand out amongst their peers. Such consumers will be drawn to unconventional products with which not everyone may be familiar. Businesses that willingly take the risks to push their own boundaries will benefit.