Earrings: The Bigger, The Better

roadkillgirlRemember back in the 80’s and 90’s when Black women used to be mocked and ridiculed for wearing big and so-called “ghetto” earrings? Well, look what we have here. It’s 2013 and large, make that very large earrings are now being worn and celebrated transculturally!

I must admit, I’ve been a stud-wearing girl for quite a long time. A small pair of diamonds can go with every look but recently I’ve been dreaming of all the different things that could be turned into an over-the-top earring. Like now for example, I’m looking around Mel’s office and just plotting away. I see feathers, flowers, CDs and books and I’m thinking earrings, earrings, earrings and earrings. Ok, maybe hanging a book from my ear would be doing way too much but hey, I bet Lady Gaga would do it!

Before I show you the hot earrings I’ve found, let’s pause and thank the holders of indigenous culture for rocking looks we love, will love and have loved before.

Fulani woman with tattooed lips wears massive gold earrings.


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Live in Color and Earrings! – Shannon

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