When I saw this photo of Aussie actress and model Lara Bingle taken at an event in Melbourne this week, I fell in love and immediately went hunting for some oversized, glitzy ear cuffs such as this beautiful one. I already have my regular size, silver daisy-chain ear cuff for those days where I'm feeling quirky, but I am so coveting one of these!! Statement jewellery has always been a reoccuring trend for the arriving party season, with 'the bigger the better' being a renowned rule for creating maximum glamour, but the oversize ear cuff is a unique and edgy alternative to that luxury necklace or those chandelier earrings. Lara emphasised just how impactful the ear cuff can be, by ditching all her other jewellery in favour of this one spiked, diamante beauty. The simple Camilla and Marc black jumpsuit she wore with the cuff could have looked plain, yet this one piece of jewellery transforms the whole look. I love its slight futuristic feel and it is striking next to her bronzed face, cherry red lipstick and her neat, laidback bun.
Lara is not the only star rocking the new way to wear earrings- earlier this year I posted this picture of Diane Kruger with her amazing cuff that gives the illusion of four piercings. At the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2012 show in February, she completed her unmistakably Parisian look (remember that full-skirted Chanel Resort '13 denim dress and baker-boy cap) with another eye-catching ear cuff. (This one was a real sparkler!)
|Rodarte's Serpentine Ear Decor|
|Extra-oversized cuffs fanned out of model's ears at Katie Gallagher|
|Silver Leaf-Shape Ear Cuff at Chelseadoll.co.uk, £8|
If you're going for ultimate glam factor, with Lara as your cuff-inspiration, then this Stone Daisy Ear Cuff with Swarovski Stones from ASOS is a little more expensive at £40, but would look incredible on and would save you buying any other outfit accessories. Its cluster of dazzling emerald and turquoise gemstones would definitely do all the talking. For all you bijoux-obsessors this would be a ridiculously beautiful addition to your jewellery box.
|ASOS Swarovski Stone Daisy Ear Cuff £40|
|Silver Wing Cuff by RingsandTings.com £4.50|
|Feather Ear Cuff by ISWAI.co.uk £21.99|
|Miss Selfridge Cream Ornate Ear Cuff with Pearls £10|