One of my earlier designs has become au courant in 2017! My Hathor swivel earrings — named after an Egyptian goddess — were worn by actress Margaret Anne Florence in March. This week, they were the accessory of choice for someone who really appreciates accessories: costume designer Melissa Toth (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Manchester by the Sea).
Melissa was an honoree at New York Women in Film & Television’s Designing Women event, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists, and hairstylists in film, television, and digital media. She’s also the queen of the “pop of color” concept because she managed two pops! Check out the red shoes with the turquoise earrings.
Interestingly, I didn’t think of showing Melissa the Hathor earrings. She went through nearly everything else and had almost settled on another design when she mused aloud that she loved the combination of turquoise and red, and wouldn’t turquoise be nice with her red shoes and black-and-white dress? I was like, “Say no more!”
I can hardly believe I was trying to steer her towards my much more matchy Cleves onyx earrings. The turquoise is so much stronger. That’s why Melissa is a costume designer and I’m not.
The center of the Hathor swivel earrings and matching Hathor swivel ring can be flipped from turquoise to carnelian, and the day before I met up with Melissa, I discovered that mini-video app Boomerang is the best-ever way to capture the Hathor design in action.
I am tempted to call that video “hypnotic,” but I now associate hypnosis with the movie Get Out. Not good! Let’s say “fascinating” instead.
Congrats to Melissa on her well-deserved award, and a big thank you for making my earrings look so fabulous!