>> I’m putting my blasted metal-allergy prone skin issues aside for the moment. A rash can be cured but the I can’t ignore the itch for an adorned ear. Especially when sweet Rei Shito took me to her favourite shopping bolt hole in Tokyo, aptly named Peaches and Cream – a veritable Aladdin’s mixed-up cave of sparkly things, both new and old, ensconced in an Aoyama building and open only by appointment . Their in-house jewellery line specialises in reconfiguring bits of vintage gems and fixtures to create new pieces and their selection of clip-on earrings that would put Pat Butcher’s collection of ear spanglers to shame. The peeps at Peaches and Cream look to the likes of Marisa Berenson in her sixties/seventies finery, Elizabeth Taylor at her most decadent and Guy Bourdin images for inspiration for their inner sanctum of treasure and trove. Clipping different ones on and off was a joy in itself. I finally settled on a pair that thus far haven’t given my skin any gip. I suspect it’s the worn away nickel of the old metal fixtures and earring backs that hopefully means my ear won’t suddenly explode with pus mid-wear. I might have to go back to Peaches and Cream for more ear-dazzlers as I’m just a little bit hooked on the whole A/W 14 one-dangly-earring thing (see Celine and Louis Vuitton for further reference), seeing as my heavy mane eclipses the sight of one ear anyway. Thanks to Rei for the sheeny shiny tip-off!