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Beyoncé’s political fashion statement

By Tamsin Crimmens

The US presidential election campaign is entering its final hours, but Beyoncé isn't wasting a chance to get her message across.

She's been spotted several times, including at a baseball game with her husband, Jay Z, wearing some glam gold hoop earrings with a political message: the hoop forms the ‘O’ of Obama, with a 'Bama' logo making up the Democrat candidate’s name.

Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z has been accompanying President Obama on stage at rallies, and the hip-hop power couple are just one part of the president’s entourage of stars who have campaigned and fund-raised on his behalf, including ELLE cover star Cameron Diaz, designer Tom Ford and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

The creator of the statement earrings, jeweller Erika Peña, said, ‘I made these earrings over the summertime just for me, and every time I'd wear them people would compliment me,’ she told ABC news in the States. ‘So then I thought, "I'll make a run of 1,500." I sent a pair to Beyoncé, because I had worked with her [before]. I ended up sending her six pairs total because she wanted a pair for her sister Solange and another pair to give to Oprah, too.'

Since then the designer has struggled to keep up with demand for the hoops – and she’s planning to re-work them as a victory symbol should their magic succeed and Obama secures his re-election.

Find out more about Jay Z and Beyonce here

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