I know it’s a cliché but swans have been one of my favorite animals ever since I saw The Swan Lake Ballet as a kid (also the most famous park of the city I grew up in was named after them and feeding the swans was a big part of my childhood) and since earrings are the only piece of jewelry that I like “the more statement the better” I literally squeaked when I saw these Mignonne Gavigan swan earrings. They are literally my gifts to my own childhood (who was scared enough to wait until 12 to pierce her ears). They are so perfect that I find myself checking out mirrors constantly. Mignonne Gavigan is one of the most creative jewelry designers out there, you can always set her pieces apart even in a crowd, always fun and whimsical – like nothing you ever saw before. It’s hard to find earrings that can lift the whole outfit, even the simplest outfit, and still not look too over the top and she manages to do …
I never thought a day would come (before I turn 50) that I’d spend hours and hours lusting after pearl necklaces and earrings but it turns out all it takes is finding out there’s a disfigured, less polished and more rugged option out there: baroque pearls (or nucleated pearls). Thanks to brands like Esra Dandin, Sophie Buhai and 1064 Studio, we now have a lot of gorgeous options to shop from, price range $100 – thousands. Tip: pair pearl jewelry with chunky or delicate metal pieces you already own to make the look less girly and more quotidian.
If you’re following me on Instagram you probably already know that lately I’m obsessed – OBSESSED – with earrings. I had both my ears multiple-pierced for the first time since high school and suddenly everything was about statement earrings: a line of hoops, single ear metals, fringes and so on. I guess I’m somewhat lucky that I was always into jewelry, even when I wasn’t wearing any, that I bought some great statement pieces in the past like Anissa Kermiche Les Paniers Dorés or these fan earrings I bought from an Etsy shop almost 6 years ago. Of course that didn’t stop me from expanding the collection, I’m literally buying a new earring every 2-3 days. Join me, won’t you?
I think there are two types of people out there who wear religious jewelry: actually religious people and atheists who doesn’t care and just in it for the fashion. I belong to the latter group, though I usually refrain from wearing symbolic logos, flags, faces of all kind – not because I’m not political but because I don’t want to be mistaken for anything I’m not. Case in point, I have a David’s star necklace in my jewelry box since my childhood but haven’t worn it like ever because of all its religious and political weight that I don’t want to carry around my neck. I also have an old cross I bought in high school just because I love the shape and I think it’s time to dust it off & add some more medallions to the collection because lately I’m all about gold chunky chains and small religious pendants.
File this under “I didn’t see that coming but I should have because apparently everything, and I mean literally everything, comes back in fashion at some point”. Hoop earrings are not only acceptable but they are very much “the” jewelry of the fall season now. Just make sure to keep your hair laid back with minimum (actually 0) accessories, try to wear a single or toned down duo of colors and minimal looks with it and best of all, wear it only on one ear and leave the other one naked.