mar5 lana earrings Lana Large Flat Magic Hoop earrings in rose gold

I have been looking for the perfect hoops for an eternity; a delicate glimmering hoop worn with nothing else against a bare decollete is one of my favourite visions. These ones by Lana are perfection, you've seen them on me briefly and you will a lot more once Spring FINALLY arrives.

I always think of 60s when I think of hoops, of Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, and that wasn't their origin (they were originally tribal), but it was only after the Second World War that the light, thin hoop as we know it arrived to Europe/America, and it was these silver screen icons who popularized it and made it sexy. Then later in the 60s and 70s it was reaching caricaturesque proportions.

You can find Lana in Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and in Harrods in Europe.

While we're on the subject of retro: I have to share this with you - I was just sent this video of a 60s performance by Ema Damia  (she's a distance cousin of mine i recently found out about her). I just think it's so wonderful! She's really good.