Tue January 21st 2014 at 6.01 PM

MISE-EN-DIOR EARRINGS. MY NEW FASHION LOVE THANG.

Posted by Melanie Rickey
You’ll have to bear with me while I get back into the fast lane of writing on here. I’ve been
trundling along on a happy sabbatical from covering fashion since having my son Horatio just
over a year ago. As a result I have become a fashion spectator, detachedly gazing at the river
of information, trends and happenings as they bob on by, and revelling in my cut-off from the
catwalks state. No more. My inner professional and outward fashionista is clawing to get back
on the beat, and here I am with the Haute Couture going on in Paris, with a relatively done
story, but one that I nonetheless need to write about.I LOVE these earrings. This fact in itself makes me feel good. I’d forgotten what it felt like to have
an irrational crush on a fashion thing that I will make great efforts to own. The slight shame in this
(and all new mothers will attest to this time lag in knowledge), they first came out LAST
JUNE.But here you have it; a double bauble, or as the French would have it ‘asymmetric boules’ inspired
by tribal piercings (a bit like what I see coming out of my local tattoo parlour in Camden Lock
speared through someones outsize lobe) the smaller orb sits at the front. Essentially, these are
virginal pearl stud earrings for the good girl gone a tiny bit bad.They were initially part of Christian Dior’s pre-fall costume jewellery collection for 2013, and
were created not by Raf Simons but the fab Dior accessories designer Camille Miceli.Where I don’t feel slightly pink-cheeked about my lateness to this game, is that these little power
boules are currently in the thick of their own bestselling fashion moment. In December, following a
further delivery of multiple colours added to the range at retail, and dovetailing with the trend for
wearing single dramatic ear-cuffs, and the other for asymmetric hair styling (see Kristin Stewart,
Lena Dunham at 40 seconds), they sold out across Europe. And I’m not just saying
that, the woman at Dior on Sloane Street told me not ten minutes ago that “the colours are sold
out across Europe, but we have the white ones – shall I put a pair aside for you?” I would like the monochrome pair just below these words.

Hopefully I will get them for my birthday. Or self-gift. Whatever it takes!

It’s good to be writing. I’ll be back again soon. In the meantime enjoy the baubles. The pair below
cost £290; the colourful ones cost £260 . Check out more at Dior.com.

‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings, £290, (via Dior)
Emma Watson wearing ‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings at Golden Globes 2014 (via Telegraph)
‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings (via Dior)
‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings (via Dior)
‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings (via Dior)
‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings (via Dior)
‘Mise en Dior’ Earrings (via Dior)
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