Aquamarine Movie and the Talking Starfish Earrings
Posted on October 2, 2006
Anyone who helps a mermaid gets a free wish, and the girls will wish for Hailey not to have to move. It gets considerably more complicated from there one, but you get the idea. The movie is based on the critically praised book by Alice Hoffman, Aquamarine.
Aquamarine is a fish out of water, who is learning the ropes of walking on two legs. The entire film is worth renting for this one scene where Aquamarine gathers two starfish to be her earrings. Starfish, she tells the girls "are notorious suck-ups." But they make great earrings because they constantly whisper supportive messages of encouragement into the wearer's ears, like "Aquamarine is sooooo fabulous!! She's beautful and smart and funny and eeeeeeveryoooone looooves her!!" We nearly passed out with excitement over the Supportive Starfish Earrings scene. (Ok, maybe it was the martinis we were sipping, but it was truly moving). Who wouldn't want earrings that whispered sweet supportive messages into your ears all day long? It's kind of like having Oprah on call.
Alas, the real starfish earring require a mermaid and the existence of magic to make them work. But we found these cute substitutes from designer Elsa Peretti at Tiffany. The 18k gold and diamond starfish earrings feature round brilliant diamonds. They retail for $2,200. If your starfish earring budget is limited, you could always go for the more casual mini mini starfish earrings in sterling silver. They retail for $250 at Tiffany. Now, if only we could get them to talk.....
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