May 06 2014

Cred's Top Five Picks: Met Gala Style

Last night's Met Gala was, as always, a feast for the eyes: a sea of scintillating fabrics and glimmering accessories, sleek tresses and enormous dresses. In celebration of the staggeringly chic event, here are our top five Met Gala-inspired Fairtrade jewellery picks.

  1. Twisted Hex Hoop Earrings

    This set of large hoop earrings from our Precious Metals collection add a touch of flair to a block colour dress. We loved Emma Stone's simple fuchsia two-piece and Joan Smalls' silky grey number. The Twisted Hex Earrings in recycled silver would definitely look great with her blue lipstick too.

2. Wide Step Silver Bangle 

Michelle Williams rocked a patterned shift dress with striking cream edging. A chic structured choice that would have looked amazing with a simplistic, chunky bangle. Our Wide Step Silver Bangle, from the Spring Twist collection, is made from Fairtrade Silver and is the perfect pared-down accessory for bold printed attire.


3. Pipal Filigree Bangle

Our ethical Spring Twist collection packs some serious floral punch. We noticed that a few attendees at the Met Gala dipped out on taking the black tie dresscode to the next level. Janelle Monae, definitely had the right idea with some far-out detailing and botanically inspired pattern. Our Pipal Filigree Bangle, a stunning statement piece made from either Fairtrade gold or recycled silver, is perfect for doing a Janelle and giving a plain outfit an on-trend edge.


4. Star Charm Tie Bracelet
Daisy Knights has produced some knock-out designs for Cred and we think they give any evening gown a touch of je ne seis quoi. At last night's Met Gala, Beyonce blew us away with her gorgeous textured gown and its tiny sparkles. A perfect pairing of black and silver, just like this Star Charm Tie Bracelet which is a tiny sparkle in its own right.

5. Fractured Pattern Locket

Reflective shimmer was a big theme at this year's Met Gala, with Blake Lively and Amy Adams wearing impressive metallic gowns, so we picked out one of our favourite shine-inspired pieces. Slightly more understated than a floor-length silver dress but a winner nonetheless in 100% certified Fairtrade silver mined in Peru.