123 posts tagged Fashion
123 posts tagged Fashion
Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing and headwear that reflects their unique personalities? Perhaps that’s why Japanese designer Maki Yamada opened an awesome online shop called Guinea Pig Fashion. There you’ll find a variety of clothing and fashion accessories custom-made for cavies. It’s undeniably cute and delightfully strange.
For the cavy who fancies lovely blonde locks topped by an adorable hat there’s the Straw Hat + Blonde Hair Extension.There are all sorts of pretty Dresses and Kimonos. The stealthy pig can don a tiny Ninja Costume while the more generally active and sporty pig has a selection of adorable Tank Tops< from which to choose. There’s even a frilly Guinea Pig Wedding Dress and White Veil, which pairs perfectly with the Guinea Pig Wedding Tuxedo with Base Tank Top. (But we caution you to keep an eye on those brides and grooms. It takes barely the blink of an eye for two guinea pigs to turn into six.)
These gorgeous dresses are part of an awesome series entitled Wearable Foods. Created by Korean artist Yeonju Sung, each of these beautiful garments was elaborately made of edible materials such as red peppers, eggplants, bananas, green onions, lotus roots, white radishes, tomatoes, and red cabbage. The bottom two pieces are made of bubble gum.
While one may categorically define Sung’s good-enough-to-eat collection as sculptural foodwear, it is just as much a photographic series. The artist explains, “I create my own world of reality by generating a completely different set of images that contradict the conventional notion of food and clothes. As time goes by, the food from my work do go through a progression of disappearance due to the nature of food and gets gradually changed into the hideous state fading its shape and color in the process…”
London-based designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata creates some of the most jaw-droppingly awesome prosthetics we’ve ever seen.
Sophie comes from an art background, with a first class honours degree at London Arts University where she studied Special Effects prosthetics for film and T.V. She then went on to work for 8 years, as a sculptor making realistic looking, bespoke prosthetics for amputees at one of the leading prosthetic providers. She worked in all areas sculpting fingers, toes, partial feet , partial hands, bespoke liners and leg and arm covers for amputees. In her spare time she made more experimental art work in this medium, before setting up her own studio.
Known as The Alternative Limb Project, Sophie works as a specialist consultant with other prosthetists and produces both artificial limbs that look completely realistic as well as limbs created using imaginative ideas provided by the clients themselves. “She can interpret your ideas and create a unique design that will reflect your interests and personality.”
As you can see here, Sophie’s work is truly astonishing. As well as being completely functional prostheses, these amazing limbs are also unique works of art.
Each of her designs offer a sense of individuality, allowing the customer to express their personality through their synthetic appendages. The artist says, “Having an alternative limb is about claiming control and saying ‘I’m an individual and this reflects who I am.’”
Visit The Alternative Limb Project website to learn more about Sophie’s awesome work and check out more of her creations.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
What a lovely princess of kitsch! This awesome Kentucky Derby Hat, sporting not one, but two fabulous pink flamingos and wreathed in huge roses was photographed by Jeff Haynes.
This fine fellow is Dieter Besuch, a competitor in the Whiskers Freestyle category of the International German Beard Championships. And those are some seriously awesome whiskers.
(Don’t fret if you haven’t got the time or ability to grow such splendid facial hair of your own. We’ve got you covered over at our Mustache Shop.)
It’s time for an inspiring visit to the Department of Totally Awesome Coiffures. These portraits were all taken in Japan at a salon called “Trick Store,” which is located in the impressively hip Amerikamura or “Ame-mura” district of Osaka.
These are all amazing heads of hair, but we’re particularly delighted by the top three photos which feature an adorable style called “Ripe Tomato” (“kanjuku tomato” or 完熟トマト), created by a Trick Store stylist known as “Hiro.”
Head over to Kotaku to view more of Trick Store’s fantastic hairdos.
House cats and lions share plenty of things in common, but, while they might lounge, stalk, and pounce in the same way, most domestic cats don’t naturally sport the splendid manes that male lions have.
That is, until Toronto-based craftstress Kristine W. came along and opened an awesome Etsy shop to sell her handmade Mini Manes, collars made of 100% acrylic faux fur that instantly transform even the humblest kitty cat into a splendid miniature lion. Kristine’s custom-made Mini Manes are currently available for purchase in a pleasing assortment of colours.
This might be just the ticket to boost the confidence of cats suffering from low self-esteem, if such a thing is even possible.
[via Laughing Squid]
Russian DeviantARTist tauart uses makeup, body paint, and bottomless wells of creativity to transform beautiful women into awesome alien creatures.
“The otherworldly makeup and body paint applied by the crafty artist transforms everything from hair and skin color to skin shape and texture. These unrecognizable femme fatales are no longer from this earth, but vixen visitors mesmerizing the population with their intriguingly colorful veneer.”
Visit tauart’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his amazing work.
Kirsty Childs has some seriously awesome makeup artistry skillz. Pictured here are examples of her creative work with eye makeup inspired by superheroes (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Batman) and other pop culture or literary characters like Dark Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice.
Visit Kirsty’s DeviantART gallery to view more of her amazing work.
We’ve already firmly established that animals wearing clothing can be pretty freaking awesome, but what about little lambs wearing woolly jumpers?
Lambs + Wool Sweaters = Awesome cuteness
Dan James photographed these adorable newborn lambs (with equally adorable names such as Flake, Frosty, and Snowy) at Becketts Farm, in Birmingham, England. The farmers dressed their brand new baby sheep in cozy sweaters to protect them from the chill of a cold front passing over Britain.