I hate myself for instigating that pun, more so for executing it.
Photographed above, Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleecker–among other novel things–putting two of her seemingly conventional piercings to innovative use with two respective chandel-earrings layered in perfect Man Repeller spirit. While an homage to this brand of ear accoutrement has already been delivered, see: last week’s Dolce & Gabbana-centric post, this is less about the dangle, more about the vision.
Doesn’t it just feel like we’ve exhausted so many of our other limbs? See: arm party, the death of arm party, the resuscitation of arm party, necks, ankles, nipples, tongues–and while earrings are certainly no radically new trend, the interesting use of a layered two hole, or the incorporation of cuffs, atypical earring shapes and the notion of mix-n-match studs feels, I don’t know, refreshing.
I really enjoyed a post that Elizabeth Monson of Move Slightly published a couple weeks ago about studs with interesting ear backs see: the Givenchy tusk, Pamela Love’s five pointer, the two Delfina Delettrez lip and skull bits complimented by lonesome pearls at lobe.
The various bars are Jennifer Meyer. The micro-letters (I couldn’t help it, stab me,) are by Jacquie Aiche–who also supplied the bar from this post, and the stud with corresponding cuff at top right hails from ASOS.
Conclusion: are we eliminating the necessity for statement necklaces and in effect ridding ourselves to opportunity to write heather grey gym t-shirts off as intentional formal wear? Or, are we just innocently endorsing the development of glorified, usless hearing aids?