Big gold hoops, a lick of mascara and a slash of red lipstick. That’s all a woman needs I’ve often thought but the hoop is multi-purpose in modern times and is just as likely to adorn the ears of Presidents as it is femme fatales. Some design houses stack them into high jewellery, smothered with diamonds as seen here for De Grisogono and some like them plain.
For this shoot I wanted a monochrome hoop on a fiery redhead and contrasted that with the softest of egg shell blue. Dani Guinsberg (on hair and makeup) and I decided to opt for super slick hair, smooth almost glossy skin and a sultry smokey eye. Almost like our model Sofie had stepped out of the shower with all her best jewels on. I like to shoot serious jewellery as individual pieces to give it the respect it deserves.
Jewellery Hoop earrings in white gold with black and white diamonds, De Grisogono, POA
Creative Team Art Director: Melanie Grant, Photographer: Martin Morrell, Hair and Makeup: Dani Guinsberg, Model: Sofie Theobald at The Hive
Photographed for 1843 Magazine at The Economist in December 2017.