To this day, Edie’s signature look re-emerges regularly, especially this time of year at chic Halloween costume parties, as more women become inspired to recreate her iconic look.
The short white/blonde hair. Dark, dramatic eye makeup. Mini skirts, black tights and ballet flats. The beauty mark mid-cheek. And, of course, fabulous big, bold jewelry. Edie always wore long, dangling earrings (called shoulder-dusters because they touched the top of her shoulders) that swayed gracefully as she moved.
This was the height of 60s style. That was Edie.
You can find all of the Edie Sedgwick dangling earrings, including her famous Butterfly Dangle earrings, at Steve Sasco Designs, featuring the Factory Girl Collection from the movie of the same name, based on Edie Sedgwick’s life as a socialite, starring Sienna Miller as Edie.
Steve Sasco Designs was the exclusive jewelry designer for the movie, and created all the earrings Sienna Miller wore in the movie.
Just one look at all of these amazing earrings from the collection and you can almost see Andy Warhol’s Factory regulars – Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Betsey Johnson – entering the room.
After all, it is Halloween, and anything can happen!Read More
Always expect the unexpected from Miley Cyrus. From teen idol to sex symbol, her unconventional and bold style have continually redefined her image with spellbinding power.
In the September 2015 issue of Marie Claire magazine, Miley is all grown up again, taking a page out of the Edie Sedgwick stylebook. From her kohl-rimmed eyes and side-parted blonde hair to the black tights and mini skirt, Miley wears retro glamour stunningly well.
Edie’s look, especially her jewelry, has long been my guilty pleasure. I, too, became mesmerized by her trademark triangular earrings and all of her other oversized adornments. So it stands to reason that my newest designs are Miley as Edie, or is it Edie embodied in Miley?
The Factory Girl Collection by Steve Sasco Designs features the famous shoulder-grazing Butterfly earrings (FGC501), an inspiration straight out of the 60s – the pop art 60s whose superstars were Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol. Edie’s signature look defined her seductive charm. In the Marie Claire photo spread, Miley’s seductive charm is defined by Edie.
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This is an amusing story about the filming of the movie Factory Girl. At the time, I only made 3 pairs of this earring .
One was on location and the other 2 were in my home. I got a call one Saturday afternoon from the wardrobe stylist in Louisiana. She asked me to send another earring by FedEx, so it arrives on Monday morning. She only asked for one earring, not a pair. The story is that while filming a scene in a hay barn, one of the earrings fell off Sienna’s ear and dropped in a hay stack. They looked but could not find the missing earring. They had to finish the scene while filming the actress on one side only, so you couldn’t see she had only one earring on.Read More
This is another earring style that I believe Edie made herself with other parts of jewelry. I believe she did this to achieve a longer shoulder duster look. My version is called Edie Superstar. I studied her original , then made my version. The bottom hoop looks like a typical hoop earring of that era, made in India in the 60’s. The drops on the original earring were Indian clamshell beads. The part in the middle appears to be a pearl cup but the pearl is missing. When I created mine, I left this mistake in, as it looks more authentic. The top hook is probably part of a bracelet station. It looks Equestrian. Horse themed jewelry was popular then. The ball top was the same top used on the butterfly earrings. On my version, I kept the same Indian inspired pattern as the beads, to tie the whole look together. This is just my opinion. If anyone can shed more light on this, please do!!!Read More