Venezuelan Shoulder Dusters: Katherine Cordero

Maybe it doesn't surprise you I'm a big fan of big earrings. And maybe you're thinking another pair of 'em is the last thing the both of us need (we're all in this together, amiright?). But maybe, just maybe, you haven't heard of Katherine Cordero, the Venezuelan artist/jeweler who is taking the Miami ear candy scene by storm. With Frida Kahlo as her muse and the magic of mythology as her inspiration, Cordero is designing creative, hand-made statement pieces that will make your ear lobes feel like they're the life of the fiesta (which is exactly what they deserve after rocking work-approp studs during your weekly 9 to 5).

Since her website is currently under construction (fear not, I'll Paul Revere the news once it's up and running - the party earrings are coming!), I sent my sister to a Camila Canabal trunk show in Miami last week to get the scoop (I ain't too proud to beg). Miamians can also visit Cordero's Wynwood store (deets below) to get their hands on the one of a kind shoulder dusters. So maybe a pair of fun earrings is exactly what you're in the market for after all. And maybe, just maybe, you need some evil eyes to ward away the haters that tell you differently.