I had to share my latest obsession - the Dior Tribal Pearl earring. I may be lagging compared to the rest of the world, but here in California, I have yet to see anyone wearing them.
Emma Watson wore them on the red carpet. I also noticed a new trend to wear just one statement earring. What I did not know is this is all related to the Dior Tribal Pearls.
Aren't they lovely and a bit deviant in a subtle way???
Created by Dior's chic Camille Miceli to give an edgier look to Dior's pearls, they mimic tribal piercings. The small stud is on the front of the lobe and the back is a larger ball that screws in and lays behind the lobe.
Apparently those in the know, wear just one with something smaller on the other ear. Friends often split a pair. In France, they are worn both ways. Read more about a chic woman sporting them in Normandy in this post from the Contessa at Vintage Hen House.
They also come in colors. Very fun!
This light violet is beautiful on Jennifer Laurence, who is the face of Dior right now.
The pink and green would be perfect for Hawaii or the tropics.
So if you are intrigued as I was, here's what you need to know. The Dior versions (which are faux), start at around $400 and can currently just be bought through Dior boutiques. I believe the Contessa, aka Elizabeth, has procured a real pair for herself. She even phoned Paris! Since that is a stretch for many of us, and there is nary a Dior Boutique nearby, I took the the internet.
The best alternative version I found came from Bauble Bar. For the sake of this blog, and you my dear readers, I ordered a cream version to see if they were all the Dior versions were. Bauble Bar has a great return policy and free shipping on a lot of items, so it was easy.
Here's how it arrived. I love the cute YAY on everything. That's exactly how I felt when I put them on. They were lovely quality looking faux pearls and well constructed. Bauble has many variations of this in pearls and other colors similar to Dior's. To me, the only difference is the Dior's may have a slightly larger ball on back and are gold plated studs, but it would be hard to tell. For $28 and no fee for regular shipping, these are a fun item to add a little edge to your fall look!
I love the black pearls as well and may get a pair for the holidays. How elegant for a night event with black! Bauble Bar also has a version.
Here's my best selfie version of an ear. I just wanted to show the size. Love them. They really look cute paired with a retro fuzzy sweater like my J Crew one and some distressed jeans. Another great fall look is with a white button down, pony tail and some cords and riding boots! Think Jackie Kennedy or Grace Kelly with a modern twist.
I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this trend? I think I'm going to collect a few more of these affordable ones from Bauble Bar. They feel a bit more fashionable than diamond studs I wear most days. I have worn the pair I bought together and also with just one and another small stud.
I'd also like get to Dior if that is even possible. They plan to build a store in San Francisco, but they need two years to renovate the building, which is crazy. The Dior website is HORRIBLE. It is so broken, it cannot even give a boutique location. After much searching I found the only boutique in the west is on Rodeo Drive. Right! I just don't get to Beverly Hills much though. ;) Now you know why we haven't seen then here yet! I say try the Bauble Bar's version if you like the look.