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  • 08.09.10

Uh, Wanted? Creepy Face-Distorting Jewelry for the Lady Gaga Age

Ugly is…good.

Uh, Wanted? Creepy Face-Distorting Jewelry for the Lady Gaga Age

It’s something we’ve all known since the dawn of the hemp choker: Jewelry can actually make you uglier.

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Case in point: Burcu Büyükünal‘s face-distorting pendants. These creepy curios make smooth cheeks look like they’ve undergone botched reconstructive surgery and twist perfectly symmetrical lips into a happy-frown a la Abe Lincoln. The conceit is that nothing’s sexier than a woman not wanting to ooze sexiness. Call it bling for the Lady Gaga age.

The question, of course, is whether people will actually buy this stuff. We’re guessing some art-minded youngbloods will cotton to the idea of evoking one of the Joker’s human canvases for spectacle’s sake. And maybe the same instinct that led legions of 14-year-olds to ram rings through their septa back in the needle-happy ?90s will reemerge here. But a Tiffany box, it ain’t. Even Lady Gaga likes her diamonds.

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[Via Today and Tomorrow; photos (apparently?) by Arthur Hash]

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D.

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