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Gifting Piercings Is In – Just Ask Nadia Fairfax

January 1 | 3 minute read

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Words by Ruby Devlin

Originally published on | April 3

A quick scroll through the Instagram feed of content creator and tastemaker Nadia Fairfax, and two things become clear: one, she is a hostess extraordinaire, and two, she really knows how to style her jewellery!

And If you know anything about the world of metallic adornments, then you’ll know the name MARIA TASH – the New York-based luxury piercing brand whose curated stacks and chic designs can be found on the ears of every A-lister from Taylor Swift to Rihanna.

In celebration of MARIA TASH taking up permanent residence at MECCA George Street in Sydney, Fairfax was at the top of our guest list.

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She told The MECCA Memo that it couldn’t have been more different from the pharmacy ear piercings she’s had before: “MARIA TASH x MECCA was the whole experience – professional, fun and educational, all at the same time!”

We couldn’t let her leave without asking for her top hosting tips, her take on beauty's biggest trends and her expert notes on the art of gifting jewellery.

1. What I love most about MARIA TASH is…
“The expertise in the art of piercing. They can curate your entire ear with you prior to taking the plunge, and her global presence made me feel confident in – and at ease with – the team.”

2. My favourite MARIA TASH piece is…
“Opal and pavé diamond hoops! A classic style with a unique twist.”

3. My top tips for gifting jewellery are…
“Typically I'll go for some classic shapes – a piece that can be worn everyday and easily mixed in with pieces already owned. Make sure to double check which metal they commonly wear and stick with that.”

4. I’d describe my aesthetic or creative vision as…
“Always evolving, as I like to ‘play’ different characters. I don’t think anyone should have one particular aesthetic. In saying that, I tend to often float towards ’60s mod.”

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5. Right now, I’m obsessed with…
“Viking history. I'm convinced I'm the descendant of a shield maiden!”

6. I predict the next big beauty trend will be…
“Long hair. Everyone has gone short and the bob will be boring and overdone in about three months.”

7. My number-one tip for hosting parties is…
“Being present – I'm overly conscious not to worry about anything happening in the background. Take pleasure in the company of your guests and they will, in turn, enjoy the party more.”

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8. The best gift someone could give their host is…
“Any gift is a beautiful thought, but I always say no flowers – I've already filled my house with florals before they've arrived, and if we’re out and about they tend to get left behind or, of course, die. Just grab something from MECCA!”

9. My top 5 products from MECCA are:

Book your own MARIA TASH piercing experience, exclusively at MECCA George Street, here.

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