THE NEW EARRING TRENDS: CLIP-ONS
No piercings needed – clip-on earrings are all the rage now.
Before you start thinking Glow and tacky ’80s fashion, here’s a jewellery nerd fact: Earrings with a clasp back were invented in the ’30s, and reigned right up till the ’70s. (Before punk, piercings were really frowned upon. Plus clip-ons are just so much more convenient and sanitary.) How they became so underrated beats us, but their major comeback in all forms will reinstate how they’re for everyone – from Balenciaga’s oversized, Glow- appropriate mono earring to Bulgari’s High Jewellery Serpenti drop earrings dripping in rubellites, emeralds and diamonds. From top: Metal and pearl, $350, Tory Burch. Tin, glass and brass, $3,780, Saint Laurent. 18K gold with pink rhodium, US$4,500 (S$6,120), www.laurenxkhoo.com. Brass and strass, $410 (sold singly), Balenciaga
Photography Zaphs Zhang Art Direction Adeline Eng Artwork Lady Hester King by John Hoppner, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art