Laruicci’s Caged Bird Earrings Make Rihanna’s July ELLE Cover Soar
On ELLE’s July 2010 cover, pop star and style icon Rihanna seduces onlookers with a snug, long-sleeved, sequined minidress in swirling metallic gold and purple hues, with strong, bold shoulders and scalloped edges along the hemline and sleeves. It takes gumption and confidence to pull off such an elaborate, attention-getting ensemble — most women would wind up looking like cheesy Dancing With The Stars contestants, but Rihanna takes it to rockstar heights. But a va-va-va-voom dress wouldn’t have been enough for someone like Rihanna and so stylists completed the ensemble with several oversize cocktail rings, a studded leather belt, and the above-pictured Laruicci Caged Bird Earrings.
Made of silver-plated brass, the Laruicci Caged Bird earrings are rather large pieces (their bottom ridges practically graze Rihanna’s collarbones, which should give you an idea of where they’d fall on us shorties). The drop earrings feature a teardrop-like shape, but instead of the sides joining to create a point at the bottom, the curvilinear bars along the sides are adjoined by a shorter, slightly less curved bar. Two thicker bars create a dome-like shape along the front, which allows for the “caged” analogy. Inside this little “cage,” you’ll find concentric circle shapes that take up half the earring’s total length.
This caged bird earrings are singing to me — and the song of choice is Rihanna’s “Rockstar 101.”
Laruicci Caged Bird Earrings, $180. Available at Laruicci.com