I couldn’t resist taking some new photos from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection while this gorgeous orchid is visiting my studio workspace! Above, the Trellis Earrings, Rose Window Earrings, and Garland Earrings are all edgy, modern statement earrings with a spiky floral feel that reminds me of succulents, cacti, and orchids — if you love Alexander McQueen and Iris van Herpen, these pieces are for you. But they’re all a little different — here’s how to choose between them.
Above, the Trellis Earrings are shorter dangles that look great with short haircuts like sleek bobs and razor pixie cuts, and any kind of updo. They make a statement, sure — but they’re easy to wear to the office to spice up that classic look. I love these for day to night looks where you want your personal style to shine through everything.
The big, classic circles of the Rose Window Earrings tone down their spiky edge, so you can treat them like statement hoop earrings. Wear them with a maxi dress for a summer barbecue or evening beach walk — black, if you need a great summer Goth look. (They’re modern chainmail, after all!) These are my go-to earrings for travel, since they look great with jeans or an evening outfit, they’re easy to wear with everything, and no one notices how many times I’ve worn that black cardigan when they’re busy staring at my earrings. And they’re great with longer hair, just like classic hoops.
The Garland Earrings are the longest of the three styles — great for mid-length hair, but also amazing as swinging modern chandelier earrings with a French twist or updo. I love them for evening looks — I’ve worn them to benefit galas and weddings (they’d be amazing for a modern non-traditional bride, too!) But I also love them at conference dinners and other events where I want to look great and be memorable.
Want to see more?
Love the style, but want something more delicate? Looking for an everyday little touch instead of a bold statement? See the Delicate Botanicals collection.
Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)