For me sometimes what really makes an outfit are the trimmings, that last little bit of icing to really finish the fashion cake! The white bow on the Tiffanys box so to speak, that adds something so eye catching it really makes a style statement. I pretty much fall in love with every Chanel show Karl does but the one that really got me was the PreFall 2011/2012 Paris-Bombay show. All that Insane Indian bling draped over every conceivable part of the pretty ones bodies – oh soo beyond! I’m falling even harder for these totally haute Chanel ear cuffs – ineffable!
A Few little tips
-Scour vintage and charity stores, shops, fairs and flea markets for your ear candy – you are sure to find lots of little earrings and for very little. Remember you don’t even have to have a pair. -Look especially for vintage clip-ons or the ones with little screw backs that you can literally screw onto your ear – genius! That way you don’t need to get 8 million painful piercings to create the look. I have a few piercings but the rest I added temporarily. -If the clip-ons hurt, glue on a little bit of felt or suede material to the back of the clip to cushion your lobes. -Think about the look of it and keep it tonal so it makes sense. For my ear jewels I went with pearls, silver and diamantees. But you could do a full gold look or even a colour, as long as it all marries well. Play around with your pieces to see what fits where.
‘Less is more. But more is never enough’. Make a statement, stack it up and be bold.
God Save the (style) Queen
No doubt about it bling is big! From necks to ears and everywhere in between it’s a super simple way to make a dazzling entrance no matter what your size…which is so cool right! Seen from Dsquared to De La Renta – jaw dropping jewels are draping the globe. On a serious note, I actually have shiny disease! Self prescribed,but in short… I am a sucker for anything sparkly. Perhaps the 5 year old wanna-be princess in me or my Mumma’s influence for all things fabulous but either way I could wander around all day dreaming and dancing with diamantes.
The fruit doesn’t fall too far from the fashion tree because my beloved Aunty is the same – she’s turned her obsession into a career as an antiques dealer.
So how could I not raid her cabinets and create something to indulge my disorder! I layered 8 million pieces (ok slight exaggeration) over one another to give me that Liberachi look. Less is more, but more is never enough no!? My advice: keep the collar or neckline high, the outfit simple or tonal like I have and let the sparkles take centre stage.
If you don’t have a vintage collection at your very fingertips every High St Haven is doing their interpretation. TopShop, H&Mand Primark have some totally hot price-busting pretties, charity stores stock them for a steal or explore emporiums like Blitz Vintage in Brick Lane – so beyond!
Disclaimer:if you’re anything like me though take your medication before you enter because these accessories walls will undo any shiny disease sufferer, in the most satisfying way of course. Severe indulgence more your speed? – I dare you to click here
Shine on you crazy diamond x