By: Alexis Guerra
Plastique, an L.A. based jewelry Design Company, specializes in creating a variety of “plastic jewelry with a graphic designer’s touch,” and is incredibly successful at doing so. Each piece is fun, fresh and unexpected with a touch of whimsy to it.
From geometric patterned earrings in vibrant attention-grabbing colors to their truly impressive collection of acrylic world landmark rings and skyline necklaces, – featuring such great sites as the Taj Mahal, the Egyptian Pyramids, L.A.’s skyline as well as New York’s (not shown here).
Aside from their unexpected allure, the price tag on these babies is also surprisingly affordable, with some pieces starting at just $6 and most leveling out at about $26, you really can’t afford to go wrong here. Whether you need the perfect gift for the jet setter in your life or just want to add some pizzazz to your own jewelry collection, Plastique seems to have the right recipe when it comes to creating unique accessories that will not only stand out amongst the crowd but just may unleash your inner traveler.
Dislike of the Week: Semen-Inspired Denim…(Just What the World Has Been Missing!)
My good friend, Chelsie, lead me onto this week’s find, and kiddies, it’s a doozey. I guess I missed the memo stating that the hottest trend around was to look as though you’ve spilled a semen sample down the front of your jeans, but then again, I’ve never been a fan of denim appliqués – especially ones that resemble some of men’s strongest little swimmers.
San Francisco’s Butchered Designs, however, had a semen-inspired vision and thus, the delicately named “Cum Wad Pants” were born (heehee). From what I have been able to surmise, they were first created in 2009 by Richard Oliva of Butchered Designs and though I can’t be sure how many were made, I have been able to find that the price tag for these were in the ballpark of $100.
One Hundred Dollars?! Give me a pair of jeans and a couple of issues of Jugs and I’m pretty sure I can find a guy somewhere who can authentically make these for free!
I suppose then the craftsmanship of these pants would be lost. In the description it clearly states that 100 little swimmers adorn both the front and the back, so no style is compromised here! Oliva then goes on to say that he personally adhered 46 of them himself. Which begs the question; who hand-sewed on the other 54?
I was trying to come up with places where these would be perfectly acceptable in a social setting. Really, ask yourself, where would one wear these? A classy dinner with Grandma? While meeting the in-laws? Jury duty? A nice trip to the supermarket? These are the hard-hitting questions that may never, or probably, will never, be answered.
At the end of the day we can be thankful that for now, this non-existent trend has seemed to pass us unscathed for the most part. Jizz jeans, may you rest in peace (and never come back).