I always get so inspired by red carpet fashion, until I realize that my day to day life affords me very few opportunities to wear sequin fishtail gowns, and then I get sort of depressed. But luckily for us non-famous folks, there were a few trends from last night’s Golden Globes ceremony that can easily translate to the real world: for example, sparkly statement earrings. Stars like Taylor Swift, Salma Hayek, Naomi Watts, Debra Messing, and Alyssa Milano wore huge, glam earrings last night, but this look works just as well with a little black dress for a dinner date as it does for the red carpet. Want to steal this celeb style? I found 10 pairs of gorgeous, sparkly statement earrings starting at just $24. Click through to check ‘em out…
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Say you’re not in the mood for heavy, dangly earrings, but you want to stick something cute in your ears. Then we suggest you research for a pair of stud earrings; they take up hardly any room, and they add a surprisingly little pop of color without overwhelming you or your outfit. After the jump, we’ve got 12 pairs of pretty perfect stud earrings.
True story, I’ve never had my ears pierced, and I know squat about buying earrings. I actually had to ask the rest of the Frisky girls if paying $30 for a pair of earrings was a deal. I guess I just feel like earrings would just be one more accessory to spend money on, so I’m okay with having hole-free ears. That said, they’re so pretty! And shopping for earrings is almost as great as wearing them. So check out these 12 pairs of dangly earrings under $30. Keep reading »
I recently bought myself a Rosette Nebula necklace from an Etsy artist, because my middle name is rose and I love space photography. It’s even more beautiful in person, and I’ve been getting so many compliments on it I thought, “Damn, everyone should have a cool piece of space jewelry!” Want to get in on the interstellar action? Click on the gallery for 10 gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings featuring stunning depictions of stars, planets, and nebulae…
Don’t bother asking me whether I’m a dog person or a cat person, because I have immeasurable affection for both species. (I also love, though strictly from afar, foxes, coyotes, wolves, lions, leopards, and essentially anything else you might find on your average safari.) But I’ll confess: I cultivate a soft spot for felines that runs deep. I strongly identify with their capricious temperaments, desire to hide for days beneath beds, couches, and appliances, and frank disinterest in displays of physical affection except when it suits them. Okay, so I’m probably going to be alone for the rest of my life, but at least I’ll have cats, and these adorable gold Vermeil Cat Face Studs. I might as well have a sign on my face that says, “Don’t touch unless I’m purring.” [$32, Catbird]
October’s almost over, which means all of that lovely summer color has drained from my face and I’m back to my normal fall/winter skintone of “transluscent pallor.” This is the time of year when I love to wear big, colorful earrings to brighten up my face. These fabulous crimson chandeliers should do the trick. [$60, Neiman Marcus]
Update 9/27/12: Following the controversy over these earrings, Dolce & Gabbana has given an explanation: the jewelry is “a reference to Sicily’s traditional Moorish-inspired artifacts.” Vogue UK explains, “The show jewellery is reminiscent of ornate ceramics that often appear in Sicilian homes, restaurants and hotels. The head is inspired by traditional Moorish people, a term used to describe the Medieval Muslim inhabitants of Sicily.” [Vogue UK]
Lots of conversation in The Frisky offices just now about whether these Dolce And Gabbana earrings of a black woman with a basket of fruit on her head are straight-up racist or just … odd. On the one hand, the earrings depict a very stereotypical, some might say colonialist, idea of a black woman: very dark skin, a head scarf wrapped on her head, the basket of fruit. The earrings are worn by a model who appears at first glance to be Caucasian and Dolce and Gabbana is a European luxury company, which makes it seem as if wearing “black women’s heads as earrings” is a fashion statement about how “exotic” black people are. (Another “exotic” example? Victoria Secret’s “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit.) And it’s not just the earrings that raised eyebrows; style blog Refinery 29 reports Dolce and Gabbana’s spring 2013 collection included “burlap dresses” and “fruit cornucopias” which suggested an ode to “a long-lost colonial era.” Keep reading »
If there are two things I love in this world, it’s the mail system and vintage travel ephemera. If I had to choose a third thing to add to my love list, it would be miniaturized versions of things (coming in a distant fourth would be my boyfriend, tied with lasagna). So as you can imagine, these teeny tiny air mail envelope earrings, which are made to order by an Etsy jewelry maker, are pretty much my life dream status. Someday I’ll wear these babies to take a trip around the world. With my mailman. [$8, Etsy]
In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they’d be a welcome addition to any book lover’s library–er, jewelry box. [WikiHow]
Ever since I bought a pair of super long, beaded, colorful earrings in San Francisco, I have been obsessed with adding more earrings to my jewelry collection that MAKE A STATEMENT. The statement? “My earrings are fucking crazy and I don’t need any other accessories, hell, I don’t need to even be wearing any clothes because your eyes will be fixated on my earlobes.” Here are eight pairs that accomplish that, on the cheap.