As someone who can’t wear earrings (even platinum studs irritate me), I’m completely on board for the ear cuff trend. Sure, you could say it’s my only option, but really, there’s no compromise involved. If anything, the cool factor goes way up when a piece encompasses the entire ear, rather than just the lobe.
In my twenties I got my belly button pierced. I know, I know – what a cliché! There was just something rebellious about having it done that attracted me. When I got pregnant, I figured it was time to take it out, and there’s been a little scar there ever since, a memento of my carefree days. I’m not thinking of having it redone, but I have been thinking about a double piercing for my ears.
Most jewelers try to design something original using the same old techniques they have always worked with, but Atelier Swarovski and Maison Martin Margiela know that to be truly innovative, you have to break the mold.
While we’ve just about made it to the most wonderful time of the year, there’s still one hurdle left to clear – holiday shopping. I love shopping and I love picking out special gifts for family and friends, but between a long list to buy for and an even longer line of people at the register, it can be a serious challenge, especially for Snobs on a budget.
The design of most earrings focuses solely on the way they appear on the front of your lobes. This is a little lazy, no? If your hair is up, then the back is almost as visible as the front, a fact that Vita Fede’s Cynthia Sakai acknowledges and designs with in mind!
And the butterflies and the spiders…I don’t know if it’s a certain creepy-crawly holiday coming up or Damien Hirst’s buggy Prada bags, but my mind’s been stuck on insect-inspired fashion lately, ranging from the pretty to the eight-legged variety and beyond.
Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings – these are our daily jewels. When you’re craving a change, a decadent headpiece is the way to go. I’ve saved the best for first – London-based jewelry designer Sabine G.’s silver-plated gold headpiece. It’s part of the Relic collection, an assembly of pieces inspired by the engravings on a 12th century medieval box.
Halloween and costumes go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t mean your jewelry has to follow suit. Have fun with the holiday’s themes – just do it with pieces that you can also wear outside the month of October! Orange and black, skulls (of the McQueen variety), and creepy crawlies are all on the table. Which will you be sporting for the witching hour?