Of all THE GORGEOUS LOOKS we spied at the Met Ball this year, we were most envious of ALEXA CHUNG‘s storm-inspired jewels. Jewellery Editor NATASHA SHERLING shares how to wear yours …
In all the silver embellishments and glow in the dark dresses of last week’s Met Ball, one outfit seems to have gotten a bit lost in the chat. The event was to celebrate the exhibition opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology and although many of the outfits felt more like try-hard costumes, Alexa Chung’s cropped, sequinned Thakoon pantsuit and slicked back hair was a sure nod to the late David Bowie, a man who knew better than most how to push the concept of futurism in fashion. It’s simplicity send a much stronger (and more chic) message, than, say Zayn Malik’s ill-fitting body armour. The real giveaway to her inspiration, however, was her earrings – stunning diamond studs in the shape of lightning bolts both an earring and ear cuff in one, that give an illusion of multiple piercings. They were by Anita Ko; see how they work up close here.
Lightning bolt earrings are actually having a bit of a moment in general – even before Ms. Chung wore them out last Monday night. Irish brand Edge Only have a whole range of sizes to choose from, in sterling silver and 14ct yellow gold. Aamaya by Priyanka, at Net-a-Porter, do a lovely rose gold plated pair using topaz, for sparkle without a diamond price tag.
The graphic shape lends itself to a statement or simple stud really, but it’s hard to resist the rock n’ roll edge they can add to any outfit. Dip in to the trend with a teeny tiny pair by Gorjana; their bolts are under €50, are inconspicuous enough for everyday wear – and would be perfect worn as a single for those with multiple piercings in any ear.
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