Guess what smagglets? I have a new obsession. Really, really long and stupidly big earrings. I’m talking impractical, earlobe stretching, bordering on comical ear accoutrement. I blame Edie Sedgwick. There is just something uber cool and rebellious about wearing earrings that behemoth. I LOVE my accessories but I find myself wearing necklaces more than earrings because they are larger and they don’t get hidden by my masses of crazy hair. But never fear as these giant ear sparklers garner as much attention as a statement neck-piece if not more. However there are few things you should be aware of before taking the tribal plunge…
Beware of shoulder duster earrings with a complicated collar. Chanel can pull it off but I wouldn’t try this at home.
Just like the adorable Edie make sure you keep your hair simple and neat to offset the eccentricity of the earrings.
Personally I would avoid the whole headdress/Pocahontas look but imagine how spectacular these peacock feather earrings would look with a long slinky black ball gown… how terribly 40’s. Cap this look off with smoky eyes and a martini…
Oh and do avoid going OTT with your other accessories. I love the hair clip but I could live with out the weird chicken’s bum feathers at the back. I get that she’s a bride and everything but it’s kind of weird.
And to further my integrity as a fashion blogger I have included photographic evidence that I am actually rocking this look today. I have been meaning to make a pair of massive earrings ever since I saw Factory Girl (which was crap except for the costumes) but I haven’t gotten around to doing it yet. Luckily I found these gems at a retro shop in Bungendore yesterday. I had to fix them because the ear-wire was really fat and wouldn’t fit in my modest little hole. I just attached a couple of hooks and some jump rings and they are as good as new. They are really bloody heavy though and to be honest I don’t know how long they will last. But I do love the jingly sound they make when I walk and feel very much an Indian Princess in them. It’s also really satisfying to wear earrings that are so long they actually touch your body… hence the term ‘shoulder dusters’ I suppose.
Love Lady Smaggle xxx