Ruby Lips at Gucci S/S16

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Gucci S/S 16Photograph courtesy of Dazed Fashion

This week's most Loved image is a detail shot of the ruby red earrings from Alessandra Michele's riotous new Gucci collection

The Gucci S/S16 collection, shown in Milan just a few weeks ago, was an opulent celebration of 70s style combined with the laid-back romanticism that new creative director Alessandro Michele has quickly become renowned for. Uniting pastel lace with sparkling jewels, eclectic combinations of prints with tailored brocade, it was a runway filled with a phenomenal assortment of covetable elements.

The image in question is one of those elements, captured by Dazed senior fashion editor Emma Wyman and subsequently published to the Dazed Fashion Instagram account. A contemporary subversion of the surrealist tropes familiar to the fashion world ever since Elsa Schiaparelli first collaborated with Salvador Dalí, they turn disembodied lips into sparkling rubies, their pearl studs embellished with the interlocking Gucci Gs and lightning bolts. Here,'s Olivia Singer muses on their magnetic beauty... 

Why did you love these Gucci jewels from the S/S16 show?
I loved all of the somewhat surreal sparkly bits; I’m besotted with old Schiaparelli and these earrings were like a seventies, rock and roll reworking of it all.

If they belonged to you, where would you wear them?

What’s the most treasured item in your jewellery box?
A Delfina Delettrez eye ring. It’d go perfectly with the earrings.

Rubies, emeralds or diamonds?
Blood red rubies, always.

Mouths or noses?
Mouths that slightly turn down at the sides.

Pat Butcher or Iris Apfel?
Pat Butcher because, although Iris is thoroughly fabulous, I am a devoted Eastenders fan. And Pat named her biography The End of an Earring which is possibly my favourite ever book title.

What makes a fabulous party outfit?
Is it too tired an answer to say confidence? I mean, that’s really the most important bit, isn’t it?

If you were invited to Rothschild’s Surrealist Ball of 1972, what would your Surrealist head have been?
I would have employed Isamaya Ffrench to do something super weird but indisputably chic.