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January 12, 2012

I’ve been scouring through imagery and old films looking for inspiration for a Fall 2012 fashion show I am working on and I just watched Ciao Manhattan with Edie Sedgwick and was so blown away by her beauty on film.


I was also really feeling the way she put together her jewelry.  It was sort of “crazy old lady” meets London beatnik and it felt really fresh to me.

I know that the 1960’s have been trending for several seasons now, but big earrings haven’t seen the light of day since the 1980’s.

I fell in love with the irreverant way she pulled stuff together but I was most especially attracted to the big earrings she wore.  And it got me thinking about big earrings again.

Then, as I was looking through the Pre-Fall 2012 collections, I saw that Balenciaga showed big door-knockear earrings on the models.  The collection is really channeling the 1980’s but also has a bit of a 60’s spin to it with the boots and some of the clean shapes.

Balenciaga Pre Fall 2012

Balenciaga Pre Fall 2012

Balenciaga Pre Fall 2012

I think I might be onto something!

Looking forward to the Fall collections to see if this idea develops.  In the meantime, I’ve still got to figure out if this is right for the collection I am working on.  Stay tuned!




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