By: Alexis Guerra
If you’re like me, then you like hardcore, industrial accessories. I was never a pearls-wearin’ type of gal and always favored bold, statement pieces that both men and women can pull off.
I was the girl in middle school who would beg my parents to buy me hardware nuts and plumbing tubes when they went to Home Depot so I could wear them as rings and would rummage through my Dad’s toolbox for things I could turn into accessories. And now, thankfully, demure jewelry seems to be taking a backseat this season and making way for looks that are modern, chunky and in-your-face.
However, these items don’t have to cost you a pretty penny. While scouring the internet I came across a variety of ‘How-To’ books that let you utilize your everyday household items to create original looks of your own. Hardware jewelry-making is becoming more mainstream and actually requires very little skill to construct. To check out some of these books click on the titles below:
If DIY isn’t your thing (any neither is owning a toolbox) fret not, both B.B. Bellezza (see picture shown) & Additions on Etsy feature “Recycled Wearable Hardware” that’s both eye-catching and adventurous. From hex nut earrings to steel and brass washer chokers, these looks are both edgy and original. So, embrace this trend and give your look the industrial ooomph it’s missing!
Dislike of the Week: Evian wants you to revert back to diapers.
So Evian has launched a new campaign to promote their water and its lasting youthful effects. And what better way to showcase this than by creating ridiculous t-shirts and making adults parade around in them for an ad? For only 30 euros you can waltz about like a fool with a screen-printed baby across your chest.
I cannot tell you how utterly absurd I think these shirts are. Not only are they veering toward disturbing but if I actually saw someone wearing this there is no way in Hell I could ever take them seriously. This also just might be the best opposite sex repellent I have ever encountered. Who would sleep with someone in this shirt? Aside from anyone with a freaky baby fetish, and on that note, that’s just sooo wrong…
Nope, I can see no redeeming qualities by sporting this bizarre tee, WHATsoever. And as if it’s not outlandish enough, Evian created a little video that’s sure to stay with you and leave you internally cringing…Enjoy!