Hollywood stylist Erica Cloud—who’s most famous for dressing This Is Us star Mandy Moore, and who also works with Lake Bell and Sophia Bush—discussed red carpet trends Monday afternoon on the Showcase Stage, in a conversation moderated by fashion editor and stylist Tamara Rappa.
Among current celebrity jewelry trends, Cloud (pictured) said she loves jewelry worn in the hair. (Remember Ruth Negga and Janelle Monáe in their Oscar-night tiaras?) But it isn’t always jewelry made for hair, she clarified: “I’ve put an earring in hair, a necklace.… You can put anything in there that looks really pretty.”
She added that statement earrings—the more avant-garde and “off-balance” in design, the better—are her go-to pieces for clients right now, because “you can wear an earring with a gown or a T-shirt and not worry about necklines.”
Cloud and Rappa also discussed the fine art of wearing double cuff bracelets (“Just in time for Wonder Woman—I love it,” said the stylist); the inevitable resurgence of cameos; the fact that celebs “are really loving pearls right now”; and an emerging wave of Alexander Calder–inspired jewelry that Cloud’s fond of and described as looking “almost like artifacts.”
She added that colored stones have become a major component of red carpet style, and called out blue stones as the “most flattering color on any skin tone. Anyone you put them on, that color just works.”