Bling for the Ball


One, two, three… one, two, three… Many highlights of the ball season are waiting to be used. Yet at least as important as the right rhythm when waltzing is the choice of outfit, or more precisely the accessories. Here is a selection of jewellery with a definite wow factor.

Everybody is talking about statement earrings – they are an absolute must, especially at a ball. At Emporio Armani they come in a shimmering blue and a modern round shape with a star cut-out, while at Etro classic chandelier earrings with lots of shiny stones take centre stage.

If you’re going to be wearing an elaborate dress, then you should let it speak for itself and opt for more subtle but similarly effective jewellery. Bottega Veneta shows us how it’s done, as does Valentino with pendulum earrings that are reminiscent of disco balls.

Rhinestones are essential in the cool geometric pieces by Saint Laurent, while at Alexander McQueen the must-have is, as ever, skulls – presented here in a mystically romantic style. “Go for gold” is the mantra at Louis Vuitton, whereas if you want to go for a bit of fashionable irony, you should opt for the tiara by Miu Miu.