So Sunday and Monday we had the one-two punch of the MTV Video Music Awards and 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards, respectively. It was two nights of high fashion and over-the-top glitziness that I’m still trying to process.
As pure spectacle I have to give it to MTV, but for old-school Hollywood glamor the Emmy’s won out. Are there any hot new jewelry trends we noticed? Not really – but boy, do these celebrities LOVE to dress up!
In the Emmy earrings department, Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik went with an understated pair of Sapphire & Diamond studs to accentuate the ornate Sapphire necklace she was wearing.
Meanwhile, at the VMA’s, Beyoncé decided to skip the ornate neck jewelry altogether and just hang two giant chandeliers from her ears.
Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling was a good example of the Emmy-wide trend of minimalism, choosing not to wear anything around her neck.
Amber Rose took a different route at the VMA’s, wearing a silver chain – and ONLY a silver chain – as her entire dress. Well played Amber, well played.
And finally, lovely Hayden Panettiere of the hit show Nashville graced the Emmy red carpet with the simplest of accessories: a small jeweled clutch and a baby bump.
Katy Perry, on the other hand, rocked the VMA red carpet in vintage blue denim – accessorized with various cowboy-themed jewelry…and some dude named Riff Raff.
Has the classic script “Carrie” style nameplate been replaced by a simple engraved bar?
It’s such a simple design, really. A plain, polished (or brushed) horizontal bar, engraved with one or two names, in 14k gold or sterling silver with a matching gold or silver chain. Could this really be the personalized piece that finally dethrones the iconic Carrie Bradshaw Name Necklace made famous on Sex in the City??
Exhibit A: They have been worn by A LOT of celebs lately
Exhibit B: They have quietly become our #1 selling item in lots of different metal types and shapes
Exhibit C: Carrie does NOT look happy