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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From the moment I saw this earring on Edie Sedgwick in the 1970’s, I knew I wanted to recreate it. Edie made this earring iconic wearing it in famous Andy Warhol photo, coming up from the man-hole cover in NYC.
When I made this earring for the movie Factory Girl, my first generation sample was made of casted white metal. It proved too heavy. It was used in the movie that way , but if I was going to sell this earring to the public, I knew I needed to make it lighter.
I used a process called Photo -etching. I drew a sketch of the design and a picture of Edie and took it to a company in Rhode Island. They produced thin sheets of brass in any design. In about 2 weeks I had my sample. It was everything I wanted, Light dangly and loads of detail.