Monday, January 19, 2009

Trendspotting: Statement Earrings

For Spring, chunky necklaces take a back seat to spectacular earrings, either oversize or intricately wrought. Think hoops big enough to be bracelets and chandeliers the likes of which we haven’t seen since the late 90s!
At left: Gisele in W.
Runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Christian Dior
Lanvin
Louis Vuitton
Stella McCartney
Andrew Gn
Roberto Cavalli

Giles & Brother oval beaded hoop earrings, at barneys.com.
Citrine by the Stones Gold Rain earrings, at chickdowntown.com.
Bing Bang Peek-A-Boo earrings, at barneys.com.

Sketch by Fellow Fashionista and Artist Laura Anais of Miu Miu Doll.
Erickson Beamon Turkish Delight earrings, at chickdowntown.com.
Sketch by Fellow Fashionista and Artist Emily So Enchanted.
Iosselliani Cluster chain earrings at Barneys New York
Dior Fine Jewelry courtesy Fellow Fashionista Kate of Crave
Citrine by the Stone Helena earrings, at shopbop.com.
Stephen Webster amethyst and white gold earrings, pictured via elle.com.
Tom Binns multicolor gem chandelier earrings, at net-a-porter.com.
Vanessa Montiel vine hoop earrings, at intermixonline.com.
Swarovski earrings via style.it.
Last Look: Badgley Mischka earrings in Allure's Night Shift, November 2008.
Tell CC: which pair(s) are you coveting?

51 comments:

janettaylor said...

Oh I love all... imprortant acccessories!

xoxo: Janet

Fashion Moment said...

Love it! You don't have anything else of jewelry, if you have statement earrings! More than everything, I like to have some big, coctail ring and some amazing watch, but earrings are some specialy. Giles & Brother, Iosselliani Cluster and Stella McCartney are 'must - have'!

Great post, darling.

FM

giggleness said...

love it! huge earrings everyone has got to love.

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Happy New Year CC! Earrings can make such an impact--both bad an good. I adore Lanvin's accessories especially their intricate jewlery. Stunning!

...love Maegan said...

Fab! The bigger the better :0)

La Belette Rouge said...

OMG!!! I love that first picture. So dramatic.

Dooder City said...

hey CC, I do love earings. I used to wear huge gold hoops and sport that whole look but they totally hurt my ears and it was one of those things where I with stand the pain until I couldn't take it any longer and then I stopped wearing earings completely. Now I am not even sure that I have holes in my ears! I think that sometimes people get carried away with the large oversized earings but these looks are adorable.

Vanessa said...

Great finds!! Love these earrings!!

Terence Sambo said...

wow i'm cool with big earrings or drop ones only if they dnt hurt the ears...got to admit my sisters ve some that htey quickly pull out once they get into the car.. :o)

A World in a PAN said...

I have a friend who's an artist and jewel designer and she has created the most incredible deconstructed colorful earrings in papier mache!

rossovelvet said...

I love statement jewelry, but it must be really ' balanced '... Zac Posen was really interesting.

Epic post anyway !!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

as long as they r not too heavy...I'd rather admire them than wearing 'em! ~Lovely week to you dahhlin'

Vintage Me New You said...

uhlala, i have a passion for this kind of earrings:)they change the whole look!
very nice post:)have a good week!

JuliAM said...

i love oversize chandelier and ethnic earrings, but something about super-hoops just repulses me.

drinkupthefashion said...

i love earrings so much. never leave the house w/o them! the stephen webster ones are so impressive, dark and sexy :)

Blicious said...

LOVE!!!!!!!

please sir said...

ohh I love the hoops - great style!

MISS GLITZY said...

No my style but I really like Emily's sketch! This young lady is talented.
xoxo : MG

Hemaly said...

I love huge earrings on someone else, lol! I wouldn't wear them because I'm not bold, but they look great on the runway!

Cathy Voyage said...

I never thought that big earrings would come back...

WendyB said...

^^For me, big earrings never went away!

Winnie said...

I love statement earrings but it's a shame when they are too heavy for your ears...my sister ended up having to re-pierce her ears after much heavy earring wearing!

Midnight traveller said...

I can't wear earings! :-( It makes me so sad 'cause some of these are so beautiful!
You do such a great job finding all these images.
http://midnightravel.blogspot.com/

LoveMore said...

i want lots CC! i used to wear so so many heavy earrings when i was younger and now my ears can't handle the stress! i wears studs once in a blue moon now..but these are all beautiful! i am not thinking of taking some of the girls out next time i go out!
great post and pick up. xxx LM

Siljesfashion said...

Love big earrings and you have a great selection here!

style crusader said...

I love big earrings and they can be so beautiful, but I just don't like them on myself unfortunately.

Bambola said...

GORGEOUS! I love the sketched ones, as well as the fine Dior pair.

My favourite would be the amethyst ones. They are to DIE for! I have just the dress to wear them with too!

life . style . dissected said...

oooo i adore the fringe earrings by citrine - they are so sexy!!!

great post! hope you had a lovely weekend.

x
melissa

TEXTSTYLES said...

i love me some big dangly earrings
i've got a pair that actually may have been door knockers
they're so heavy... but they look damn good ;-)

*bisous*

Allison said...

I'm a huge fan of big earrings - I think they're so fun and they can dress up any outfit!
Kate Beckinsale wore these gorgeous earrings at the Golden Globes - kind of reminded me of some of these :)
xo, dear.

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh, these are making me feel like I need to start wearing earrings again!

Kelly said...

i've always just loved big unusual earrings...unfortunately they just KILL my ears because they're usually HEAVY!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

i am all for statement earrings. love all the ones you posted! another fabulous gathering of inspirations, CC. xx

penelope said...

Oh WOW! These are just some; really enormous earrings!

Something which I can never identify cos I dont wear earrings! LOL

trendkat said...

.... I heart EARRINGS!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love dangling earrings but nothing too heavy.

deep_in_vogue said...

Nothing like a great accessory!

stylewithanna said...

wow, that first picture with the girl in the black dress is sick! I love it! Gorgeous, awesome post!

oniomania said...

i love them, but they are definitely not for clubbing/ dancing they can be dangerous. this girl at the club had them on and it flung right off her ear hitting an unexpected fellow dancer on the face. true story!

Michael Oats said...

ALLURE
Photographed by Michael Oats
(Pictures of my last exhibition)

http://www.michaeloats.blogspot.com

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Epic! These make me want to get my ears re-pierced!

CC, you are a member of IFB, aren't you?

x

spabeachresorts said...

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Kira Fashion said...

I love those earings, but sometimes it is too heavy for the ears....so hardly ever wear those big earrings :) Otherwise, i love them! sexY!

Girl next blog said...

I love BIG earring!

xx

Bella said...

So many I love here (!)... I'm definitely getting into the big statement earring vibe!

xxx

Sasi said...

Mmm my earrings' collection needs to enlarge..uh, I'd like to own every piece!!

Gabbi said...

Beautifully inspiring, thank you! :)

Emily said...

:) thanks for posting my illustration! I think it is very fitting for this post!

chelsea Bubble said...

I have those big black earring hoops with the leaf fringe and LOVE them! Yes, Intermix! THEY ARE BIG and NOT HEAVEY. The designer is a friend of mine -al her hoops are carved from horn so they are SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT AND BIG!

chelsea Bubble said...

I have those big black earring hoops with the leaf fringe and LOVE them! Yes, Intermix! THEY ARE BIG and NOT HEAVEY. The designer is a friend of mine -al her hoops are carved from horn so they are SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT AND BIG!

l'étiquette de la soie said...

I love them all!! BUT...my absolute favorite statement earrings are these - $10 beauties.

They can't be worn with every outfit..that's for sure. But when the time is right, they bring a million compliments.

http://www.5and9.com/item/belle-of-the-ball/floral-diamond-earrings-in-cha/lid=1856297