Chanel lately and one of the particularly distinctive accessories released by the fashion house is their earings. They’re so cool! Very good use of the signature crossed ‘C’ emblem, and most of them are quintessential Chanel: Cutesy, girly, arty, a little bit of nostalgia for the Paris of bygone decades.
Here is a sampling of Chanel Earrings for 2008 SS
- The Fashion Hobo
Star Studded Wickedness from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
This pair is one of the gaudiest of the lot. Using stars as a repeated symbol throughout their collections. Go to chanel.com to see some of their other great examples of star-studded couture (the beach cover-up is beautiful!). These glitzy earrings would look great on someone young and fun.
Hanging Globes from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
This pair would be used for a completely different occasion. Get these to pair with that skirt suit you wear to work - or get a funky, vintage summer vibe going with a light cardigan and an A-line skirt.
These beauties immediately below are great club-wear.
Huge Heart-shaped Hoops from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com I can’t help but feel that Chanel has sold out its image a bit in recent times; I mean, it’s supposed to be cute, feminine and artsy, and represent the various aspects of such a girl’s lifestyle. But I rarely like Chanel’s ‘pre-collection’… I find a lot of it to be tacky (these hoops are pre-collection SS08, and they definitely border on just that).
Cutesy Butterflies from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
Butterflies! Again, great for summer - wear these with a pretty flowy dress, or a casual beach look, and they’ll make your outfit stand out. It’s amazing that something as small and insignificant as earrings can do this, but people often don’t realize what makes them look twice at something!
Classy & Formal from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
This pair is one of the classier, dressier ones of the season. These beauties would look good with a little black evening dress - well, pretty much any evening dress - but they’re probably a little over-the-top to wear to work.
Pear Shaped Earrings from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
I love the champagne colour of the stones. It should be noted that all of these earrings are from Chanel’s ‘costume jewelry’ collection, so the stones aren’t rare, the metal isn’t platinum, etc :P. Hey, these are still really classy.