Ear Unreal

Ear Unreal

>> "I've got a little something for you," says the lovely Liabelle King, who's leading the charge in new wave fashion PR in Sydney.  At the Karla Spetic show yesterday, she introduced me to the work of up and coming jewellery designer Ryan Storer by clipping on what can only be described as the most beautiful thing to have ever graced my ears.  It's an ear cuff of the highest order, using rose gold and a lovely splay of Swarovski crystals to create what appears to be shards of life bouncing out from my freakishly thick earlobes (you need to touch them to feel the sheer thickness) or the top of my ear, depending on how you want to wear it.  It also comes with a single crystal stud, meant to go in the other ear but alas, my past metal allergy (which I *THINK* is slowly easing up) prevented me from getting pierced ears.  Ear cuffs are nothing new and they've been "on-trend" for a while, bouncing around with chains, metalwear and general err "radness".  This Ryan Storer ear cuff specimen however is a different beast altogether.  It's a highly effective deployment of Swarovski magic that instantly catches people's eyes.   

A quick Google search and and you'll find it's unfortunately me, who is slow on the uptake.  Storer's signature ear cuffs, which also come in larger formations with pearls, have been a big hit on the internet getting blogged, reblogged, hearted and liked all over the place.  Miranda Kerr has also been getting in on the Ryan Storer action and so pieces have tended to sell out on Storer's e-store.  As I was walking around shows yesterday in Sydney, about twenty people instantly ID-ed the piece, which goes to show what fantastic support homegrown talent has down here.  What with my problematic on/off metal allergies, I've come to the ear adorning party late in the day but I'm ultra glad that it's Storer's ear piece that will now probably be firmly attached to my right ear (I prefer wearing it on the top of the ear rather than as a mono-earring, although that works too if I'm in a Claudia Kishi kind of mood).

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Photographs by Phil Oh of Street Peeper




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  1. laststraggler

    2013-04-10 at 11:04 AM

    These ear cuffs have been added to my lust list as have the funky hats I discovered at Forward PR press day;


    2013-04-10 at 11:16 AM

    aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Now I am drooling.

  3. Jessica Penny

    2013-04-10 at 11:25 AM

    Oh my goodness, I need one in my life!

  4. Jessie

    2013-04-10 at 11:34 AM

    Hey Susie – so glad you discovered Ryan Storer (and met Lia-Belle!). Hope you’re having an amazing time in Sydney. Could you please credit my images of the larger ear cuff, thank you kindly! x

  5. The Provoker

    2013-04-10 at 12:46 PM

    PERFECT! I’ve been looking for some nice ear shrouding jewelry for a while, but the Chanel SS12 ones weren’t available at the time I think, but these gorgeous Ryan Storer ones would more than suffice!

  6. Michaela

    2013-04-10 at 1:55 PM

    These are lovely!

  7. Rhoda Wong

    2013-04-10 at 3:41 PM

    2013-04-10 at 4:17 PM

    Oh those earrings. Beautiful. You are very pretty, darling.

  9. Pépa

    2013-04-10 at 4:29 PM

    Is pure art on your ears! Love it!

  10. Valentina Novo

    2013-04-10 at 6:49 PM

    Love the look! But I think my ears are far too Dumbo-like for it..

  11. Lauren Aitchison

    2013-04-10 at 7:56 PM

    My first reaction to this was, “Not my style, AT ALL” but the more I look at the pictures, the more I love them. x

  12. Christina

    2013-04-10 at 9:14 PM
  13. lolli

    2013-04-11 at 1:17 AM

    love ear cuffs! got a simlar on from Topshop

  14. LOLO | Luxury Leather Goods

    2013-04-11 at 8:25 AM

    very good ears with this complement

  15. Meital

    2013-04-11 at 10:01 PM

    Très Jolie blog

  16. Emily Whitehall

    2013-04-12 at 9:48 AM

    Ryan Storer makes the best ear pieces!

  17. Ben Liu

    2013-04-12 at 3:16 PM

    Love them! They look really nice on you.

  18. Highland Fashionista

    2013-04-13 at 10:03 AM

    LOOOOOVE. totally fab! I am coveting this!

  19. Deadly Bite

    2013-04-20 at 10:48 PM

    Looks pretty awesome 😀

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