Tips on Choosing Earrings


Accessorizing an outfit is something innate in women. Unlike men, women tend to use more than just the dress and essential accessories. They prefer matching necklaces, bracelets, bangles and most important of all earrings. As such, earrings are one of the fashion accessories that can accentuate the whole look of a lady either giving her a chic or an elegant look.

Fashion earrings are a fabulous choice for not only daily wear but also on momentous occasions such as a marriage and engagement parties. For women who love to frequent out into the nightlife, fashion earrings can be their best friend. Large bangle sized earrings compliment party dresses well while for a more modest look, a classic pearl earring with an evening gown can be best. For daily wear purposes, imitation stones, murano glass and dichroic glass earrings are a few more choices.

The way to choose the right fashion earrings is to match it to the outfit or to contrast with it. For example, a colourful outfit for a party could be either matched with earrings of the same color or with earrings that match the shapes or print of the dress. Black earrings along with white dresses or vice versa is a lovely example of contrasting pairs. As such, there are no guidelines or techniques to getting the combination right, because what earrings one should wear is not only governed by the dress but also by the other accessories such as handbags, shoes, belts, bracelets and most important of all necklaces. In fact, earrings when used along with matching necklaces go a long way in enhancing the overall look. If for some dress, choosing the right earring is a problem then it is best to use a combination of matching fashion earrings and necklaces.

Earrings are not just a woman's fashion accessory. In fact, men like to wear certain types of fashion earrings especially studs and ordinary types. Unlike women, men often tend to wear a single earring rather than a pair. As such a stark white gold or silver stud would go perfectly well for men in any occasion.

For children and teenagers, fashion earrings are a perfect choice. These allow girls to portray their personality without being too extravagant. Furthermore, fashion earrings can be used by them on a regular basis without giving parents heart attacks every time they lose a precious earring.

Although fashion earrings are a splendid choice for parties as well as special occasions other than for daily use, they can easily lose their worth in a matter of a few months. Unlike gold, silver or platinum, these items are susceptible to the forces of nature and shall ultimately corrode and lose their shine and value. Taking care of these earrings every day is a must. One must wipe them clean every night and put them safely in a container that is air-tight so as to keep moisture away. Every time a fashion earring loses its shine, use a weak acid solution or soap solution to clean it. Whatever you do, do not use strong acids that you would normally use with gold or platinum since these would eat into the earrings. Keeping these fashion earrings safe for longer shall entitle you to a larger collection of earrings to choose for occasions.
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BEST & WORST OF 2012: CLASSICAL CDS

 
BEST CLASSICAL CDS FOR 2012
(Published in The Sunday Times on 24 December 2012)
 
 
 
 
LA NOCHE Works for Flute & Harp
ROBERTO ALVAREZ, Flute
KATRYNA TAN, Harp
 
This is a unique, unlikely to be repeated, anthology of new works for flute and harp by Singaporean composers including Ho Chee Kong, Robert Casteels and Chen Zhangyi and their Spanish counterparts from Asturias. All are World Premiere recordings, covering a wide and diverse range of voices and idioms with the mystery and splendour of night as unifying theme. Here is strikingly beautiful music, lovingly performed.
 
 
 
RACHMANINOV Cello & Piano Works
QIN LI-WEI, Cello
ALBERT TIU, Piano
Decca 8898195
 
The most celebrated cello and piano duo resident in Singapore has returned to the recording studio for Rachmaninov’s complete cello music, including the 40-minute long Cello Sonata in G minor (Op.19), two early pieces and song transcriptions. Here are the true voices of yearning and nostalgia, in an album that is the worthy successor on Decca to the beloved 1980s recording by Lynn Harrell and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
 
 
 
 
 
INTRODUCING RE:MIX
Foo Say Ming, Violin & Leader

Local cross-over band re:mix believes that classical music has taken itself too seriously, and its d├ębut album breaks down the demarcation between classical music and pop culture. Violinist Foo Say Ming’s method is to apply “classical” methods to popular hits in a novel and highly intelligent manner. Allied to this cause are Cultural Medallion winner Kelly Tang’s witty arrangements of Latin and Chinese songs, and his Two Contrasts, a work as eclectic as the ensemble itself.
 
  
WORST CD of 2012
 
 
ADAGIOS 101
Decca CD-Rama 4783985
Compilations are a lazy way to listen to music, and it is worse when a lack of thought and incoherence influence the programming. There is much fine music, performed by big-name artists (Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Neville Marriner and Kiri Te Kanawa among them) in this selection of 101 slow movements, but the overall effect is as dreary as Symphony 92.4 FM’s all-night broadcasts.