Category:
Fashion

Miracle Boost Jeans

Debuted in 1995. Promoted as the Wonderbra for your butt.



Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 6, 1995

Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 08, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Denim, 1990s

Designer Duct Tape

Another item for our ongoing collection of ridiculously overpriced merchandise. It's duct tape from designer Raf Simons with the phrase "Walk With Me" stamped on it. Yours for only $286.

Or you could buy a roll of duct tape at Home Depot for $5.



Raf Simons also sells jeans with a "duct tape detail at back." They usually go for $504.08, but right now they're on sale for only $252.04.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 26, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Overpriced Merchandise

Diamond dermal piercings

Latest trend in engagement rings. Instead of a ring, a diamond dermal piercing. From The Independent:

Introducing engagement piercings: the unusual - and rather painful - way the avant-garde lovebirds of today are marking their commitment to one another. It's a type of dermal piercing, which is typically made up of two pieces of jewellery consisting of a flat piece of metal that sits beneath the skin’s surface and a visible stud that can be changed just like any other body piercing.



Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 18, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Jewelry

Shoes made from chewing gum

They can be yours for €199.95 (about $228). As the gumshoe website explains:

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum from the streets of Amsterdam. In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year. Making it the second most common litter after cigarettes. By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

But what happens if people stop dropping their gum on the streets? Will the gumshoe company just go out of business?



Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 12, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Shoes, Junk Food

Chicken Diapers

Julie Baker, owner of Pampered Poultry, is cashing in on the recent fad for keeping chickens as pets. She's selling 500 to 1000 "chicken diapers" every month, for $18 a piece. More info at The Outline:

In wealthy cities like San Francisco, chickens have even become an unlikely status symbol, with poultry owners going to unimaginable lengths to care for their pets. As The Washington Post reported in March, certain chicken owners have hired “chicken whisperers” to consult on their pets’ comfort (to the tune of $225 per hour).



(Thanks to Gerald Sacks for the link!)

Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 10, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Farming, Fashion, Excrement

Coty’s Body Paint

Introduced in 1967. The idea was literally to paint your arms and legs. Wouldn't seem very practical if you have to constantly worry about the paint rubbing off on things.

Via design is fine



Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 07, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, 1960s

Queen of Long Beach



Queen Nannette Crawford -- 20 -- of 4917 Livingston Drive, Long Beach presiding at Long Beach Community Fair. Model Lois Sullivan, 20, of 3811 West 54th Street, Los Angeles, shows Queen the bathing suit which is one of Queen's prizes.


Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 29, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Fashion, Regionalism, 1950s

Smart Clothes

Tommy Hilfiger’s new line of clothing includes an odd feature. You can earn reward points by wearing the clothes, thanks to a smart chip embedded in them. You can eventually redeem these points for Hilfiger gift cards or merchandise. Though I can't find any indication of how many points you need (or how many days you need to wear the clothes) before you get a reward.

More info: Tommy Hilfiger, techcrunch

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Technology

Ankle phone-holder

From French fashion house Maison Margiela.



If you have the tolerance for it, you can check out the video of their runway show in which a few of the models are wearing the ankle phone-holder. Though the phone holder may be the least weird part of the show. I think at least one of the models was wrapped in fiberglass insulation (see picture below). Others seemed to be wrapped in carpets.



Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 26, 2018 - Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, Technology, Telephones

Virginia Slims Clothing

Dress in the tribal garments of your tobacco goddess.







Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 20, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Tobacco and Smoking, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Women, Twentieth Century

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