I love how the Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, can turn a phrase. An arm party, my friends, is defined as loading up your wrists with bracelets- heavy, gaudy, elegant- you name it. Just load it.
I'll quote the lady herself, as she describes her own "arm parties". She is hilarious:
With four threaded bracelets at the forefront and a Cartier love bracelet caught smack in the middle.... the real party unleashed itself once I popped two crystalized bracelets between the arm staples. The threaded bracelets can typically be interchangeable with more traditional friendship bracelets to add a lil' bit o'youth to the party. There, I said it. There will most certainly be underage shenanigans at this party..... Arm party? Nah. More like rager.
Example of an arm party?
(via the Man Repeller blog)
We may not all have friends who own designer jewelry companies, but it ain't that hard to have an arm party of your own. I've been working at it, although it usually goes against the grain for me to accessorize. And I found a way to add some creative swagger by making my own bracelets with this DIY step-by-step compliments of Honestly.....WTF!
Here is a recipe for your own "Chan Luu Style" bracelets. While on vacation I plan on making a few and posting some photos. In the meanwhile, I'll keep trying to cultivate my arm party....