Ellie Goulding is the latest person to sport fashion’s hottest piercing.
The 28-year-old singer posted a photo of herself with a very edgy ring in her septum yesterday.
Despite captioning the shot: ‘In the boss’s chair… Sh*t they just came in. *Quickly gets off”,’ the real purpose of Ellie’s picture was clearly to draw attention to her new accessory.
She’d taken the close-up from below, giving followers a perfect view of her jewellery-adorned nose. But they had mixed opinions, with some calling it ‘beautiful’ and others telling her they weren’t so keen.
A few questioned whether it was just a clip-on – which is a perfectly viable option.
Jessica Biel proved this when she rocked up to the Met Gala in 2013 with a similar piece between her nostrils. And as Justin Timberlake knows, this isn’t her usual style.
In fact, if you fancy taking the gutsy trend for a spin without any commitment we’ve found a few on the high street that could easily pass for the real thing.
Despite the responses to her Instagram snap, there’s no denying that Ellie’s piercing is totally on-trend.
You may remember it featuring on the Givenchy AW13 catwalk, when designer Riccardo Tisci sent models down the runway wearing intricately-designed oversized creations.
For AW15, he revived them in Paris. But this time he went a step further by bejewelling each model’s face with all-over faux piercings.
The likes of Rihanna, FKA Twigs and Paloma Faith have also jumped on the bandwagon, so it’s certainly earned the A-list seal of style approval.
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As for Ellie, she’s always had a touch of the rock chick about her.
And we reckon her new piercing could have *something* to do with her boyfriend Dougie Poynter. The McBusted star, 27, is no stranger to body modifications himself, sporting a tattoo sleeve and plugs in his ears.
Now they look even more in tune with each other!