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Motion-Sickness Glasses

They're called SEETROËN glasses. They were designed by the French car company Citroën, which claims that they're the first glasses that eliminate motion sickness. Apparently the blue liquid in the glasses simulates level ground, which helps stop the vertigo feeling that some people get while traveling.

Interesting concept, but they look a lot like "crazy straw" glasses.

More info: visuall.net



Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 17, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Health, Inventions

Upside-Down Jeans

The latest look in weird denim is upside-down jeans from CIE Denim. The belt loops and pockets are at the bottom of the pants, around the legs, instead of at the top around the waist where they should be.

Apparently they were inspired by the Netflix show Stranger Things, which features a parallel universe called the Upside Down. Though I'd be surprised if anyone made that connection just by looking at the jeans.

They come in shorts, which go for $385, and full jeans for $495.





via Huff Post

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 15, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Urine crystal bling

Fashion student Alice Potts has hit on the idea of adding some bling to clothes by embellishing them with crystals formed from bodily excretions such as sweat and urine. She says, "Instead of using plastic accessories to maybe embellish garments ... we can start like growing onto our garments these new materials and more natural materials."

Her website: http://www.alicepotts.com
More info: Huff Post





I'm assuming she must have made the crystals using a technique similar to the one outlined in the video below. She just added urine or sweat in addition to the other ingredients.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 11, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Science

Do-it-yourself dress

Created by designer Betsey Johnson in 1966 and modeled below (for Life magazine) by Lauren Hutton.

"[Johnson's] do-it-yourself dress comes in three parts, a silk slip, a transparent plastic halter neck dress, and a bag of metallic paper cut-outs, all shapes and colors, that stick wherever planted. A girl can work out her own design and even change it every time she puts on her plastic dress."
Minneapolis Star Tribune - July 10, 1966

Life magazine - July 29, 1966

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 24, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, 1960s

Mesh Jeans

There seems to be no limit to the weird things that designers can dream up to do with jeans.

These "mesh jeans" from the designer Bless consist of vintage 501 Levi's that "feature an asymmetrical fold along the fly and a tan mesh panel down the full length of one side."

They retail for $590, but right now are on sale for a mere $236.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 18, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Ghost Fashion Show

A recent fashion show in Saudi Arabia remained "Ramadan appropriate" by showing the clothes minus the models. The dresses and gowns were hung from drones and then flown down the runway.

More info (and a few more clips) here.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 08, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion

Hair Clothing

From 1969, a product that mysteriously failed to catch on: Jerome Alexander's line of human-hair clothing.

He actually created a human-hair pants suit, skirt, and vest. (The pants suits, which is the only thing I could find a picture of, seems to have been only trimmed with human hair). But on the drawing board were a human-hair coat, bikini, tie, boots, and hat.

Esquire - Jan 1970



Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Feb 12, 1969

Posted By: Alex - Sun May 27, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1960s

Ear Makeup

Apparently Candice Bergen got her start modeling "Dear Ear" — the first ever (and last ever?) line of ear makeup. She would have been 18 when she did these ads.

Called "Dear Ear," the makeup comes in two shades, pink and silver. It is painted onto the lobe or ear perimeter with a special styling brush.
For those who have little experience in painting ears, and that includes most of us, Maradel also includes a styling booklet which offers four ear-styling techniques.
-Miami News - Aug 16, 1964


Jackson Clarion-Ledger - Aug 4, 1964



Miami News - Aug 16, 1964

Posted By: Alex - Sun May 20, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Fashion, 1960s

Lace-up Jeans

How much can you stretch the concept of jeans before they're no longer actually jeans?

Case in point: these "Wild Thang" lace-up jeans from Fashion Nova. At least the price isn't that bad. They're going for $49.99.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 04, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Dog-Fur Boots

Tecnica is still around, and still selling boots. But none lined with dog fur any more, as far as I can tell.



Greenville News - Dec 11, 1991

Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 22, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Shoes, Dogs, 1990s

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