Who styled Naomi Osaka's Vogue Hong Kong look? Tennis-themed earrings a hit with fans
Naomi Osaka has not only been stirring up a storm on social media over her Netflix documentary, which gives an insight into her tennis career, fans are also going gaga over her look on the Vogue Hong Kong cover, with a special focus on her oversized, tennis-themed earrings.
The tennis star graced the cover of Hong Kong Vogue’s July 2021 digital issue, ahead of playing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, wearing an athletic-themed white bustier bodysuit and matching oversized mesh blouse by David Koma. But what stood out and made the 23-year-old's look iconic were a pair of huge sparkling earrings shaped like tennis rackets. Her braided hair pulled back into a mohawk-like updo completed her look.
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Who styled Naomi Osaka?
In one of the images, where she is sitting with one leg over the other and her chin resting on her hand, Osaka is wearing bejeweled earrings shaped like a single racket on each ear. On the other hand, in the second picture, where a closeup of her side face is captured, Osaka is rocking earrings that depict two tennis rackets crisscrossing each other.
While the designer of the earrings was not separately credited when Vogue posted the cover on its Instagram page, it did mention that Osaka's overall look was styled by Law Roach, a self-proclaimed 'image architect' who was named one of the most powerful celebrity stylists by The Hollywood Reporter and featured on Business of Fashion’s BoF 500 list. His clientele includes celebrities like Ariana Grande, Celine Dion, and Zendaya.
"Literally obsessed with this image of Naomi Osaka. It's (fire emoji)," one wrote in reaction to Osaka's Vogue cover, which went viral on Twitter. "I am absolutely watching this Naomi Osaka doc because the good sis showed us how to set a firm work boundary and also this. #sports," said another. A third commented, "THE EARRINGS WOW." One more quipped, "The earrings!! the SERVE!!" The next remarked, "So dope but all I keep thinking is whether or not the earrings are heavy lol." A commenter tweeted, "THE EARRINGS!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? @naomiosaka" Another noted, "Honestly, what other earrings would a champion #Tennis player choose. Naomi #Osaka is stunning on and off court!" A person reacted with, "Everything about this photo is *chef’s kiss* down to the tennis racket shaped earrings @naomiosaka"
Literally obsessed with this image of Naomi Osaka 😍. It's 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ogpsxCkcxC— CocoCure 🔥 (@Elysian_She) July 17, 2021
I am absolutely watching this Naomi Osaka doc because the good sis showed us how to set a firm work boundary and also this. #sports pic.twitter.com/zQmFFLCQxD— Imani (@ImaniMixon) July 16, 2021
THE EARRINGS WOW— Jacob ✨ (@jacobcollier00) July 16, 2021
the earrings!! the SERVE!!— jem (@furrypinklether) July 17, 2021
So dope but all I keep thinking is whether or not the earrings are heavy lol— Jasmine Salomon (@brownskinjas_95) July 16, 2021
THE EARRINGS!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? 🔥🔥 @naomiosaka https://t.co/VYgDB3t2NV— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) July 16, 2021
Honestly, what other earrings 🎾🎾 would a champion #Tennis player choose. Naomi #Osaka is stunning on and off court! https://t.co/FRFUmkObZd— Jeff the Nemophilist* 🌳🌲🦘🌳🦉 📖🎾🦜 (@JeffMNeale) July 17, 2021
Everything about this photo is *chef’s kiss* down to the tennis racket shaped earrings 😍😍😍 @naomiosaka pic.twitter.com/uOuR2WIokq— A Girl Has No Name, but a Woman is (@_BeyondIT) July 16, 2021
'It isn’t easy having so many eyeballs on you'
Osaka, who created headlines over mental health concerns after she pulled out of the French Open in May, is set to represent Japan in the upcoming Olympic Games. She addresses her mental health battles in the Netflix documentary 'Naomi Osaka', which premiered on July 16.
“Tennis is a solo sport, you cannot rely on a teammate when you’re having an off day. It’s about trusting yourself and the work you put in prior to the match,” she told Vogue Hong Kong.
She added: “You may lose more than you win, be told ‘no’ more than ‘yes’. But if you stay the path and put in the work you can be the best version of [yourself].” She also opened about her struggles with being in the public eye. “It isn’t easy having so many eyeballs on you,” Osaka said. “Each with an opinion about who they think you are without knowing you first. I try to surround myself with people that know me best. At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is your own and [that of] the people close to you.”