Saturday, 28 July 2012

Ear party

My latest style obsession is ear cuffs. Anyone who knows me will know I'm not a big consumer of costume jewellery, I'm never really sure how to wear it and prefer to keep it minimal. I wear the same Lucy Hutchings necklace every day and - other than my wedding ring - that's it. I sometimes envy the girls who look so effortless laden with Isabel Marant and Daisy Chakra 'arm parties' (see: manrepeller), and dripping with stacking rings, but it's just not for me. 

What I do love however is a great statement piece that can transform a look and this one simple item packs a stylish punch.
Erickson Beamon

My interest was first piqued at Chanel's SS12 show where models donned ornate, coral-like creations on the catwalk, and then again when super stylist Caroline Sieber was spotted pairing her mint green Christopher Kane shorts suit with one of the very same beauties.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012
 Caroline Sieber wearing the Chanel ear cuff

I contemplated doing the whole 'actually piercing my ear all the way round' thing a la Daphne Groenveld on the cover of Self Service magazine, or cooler-than-cool Mossy; but why go through all that pain when you can buy a quick fix that clips on?

Self Service magazine

Kate Moss

While I love Chanel and Erickson Beamon (and what girl doesn't?!), I've opted for this more affordable version from ASOS. Can't wait to get my ear party on!

More soon.