Only one year after Microsoft finally retired the uber-annoying, shifty-eyed 'Clippy' [R.I.P.], the fashion world brings the paper clip back. Okay, so maybe not in the annoying, "Looks like you could use the help of a totally annoying animated paper binder" way, but in a much more subtle, fashionable way.
In all fairness, the 'fashionable paper clip' is not exactly a new idea. (Hell, I had an entire arsenal of paper clip accessories as a kid, but enough about me.) In the 1970's, Coco Chanel created a gold paper clip necklace for her favorite first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. And, with the fashionable paper clip back in vogue, is it any surprise that home shopping giant QVC is peddling a 'reproduction' of this famous necklace for $80? Coco is probably turning in her grave -- and maybe 'Clippy' is too.
Torrini Gold & Diamond Paper Clip Pendant at forzieri.com
Silver Paper Clip Bracelet by Platifina
Chirping Bird Paper Clip Holder at chiasso.com
Maison Martin Margiela Paper Clip Earrings at eluxury.com
White Gold & Diamond Paper Clip Necklace at forzieri.com
Red Paper Clip Brooch by Tatty Devine at kabiri.co.uk
Calleen Cordero 'Lindsay' Belt at barneys.com
'Drip Clips' Paper Clip Holder at shinyshack.com
Maison Martin Margiela Paper Clip Chain Bracelet at eluxury.com
Paper Clip Hanger by Jaehyung Hong