If you thought Reid Peppard's dead accessories were creepy, these baubles may change your mind.
German anatomist and Body Worlds creator Guenter von Hagens is venturing into the fashion world by designing his own accessories collection. The real kicker, he's making them out of animal AND human parts!
Some of the items available for purchase include earrings accented in bull penis slices, a bull testicle necklace and bracelet adorned with 14 slices of bull penis.
But if bull peen isn't your style there's also giraffe tail and horse slice earrings available as well.
CLICK HERE to browse the store!
[Images courtesy of Guenter von Hagen.]
Tags: anatomy jewelry, body worlds, bull penis, bull testicle, dead animals, guenter von hagens, human remains, reid peppard
Reid Peppard, the designer who gives a second life to animals, is back with another collection of dead accessories.
This time Peppard has taken taxidermy to the next level by incorporating bones and organs into wearable jewelry.
New items include a squirrel heart necklace cast in 18ct gold, an 18ct gold fox jaw necklace, a crows tongue bracelet, rings accented with bones and a crow clutch!
We can't help but be amazed and a little creeped out all at the same time.
Tags: crow clutch, crows tongue, dead, dead animals, fox jaw, reid peppard, rpencore, taxidermy
Reid Peppard has some competition!
Aspiring fashion designer James Faulkner is taking animal road waffles and turning them into wearable hats.
James says it all started when his friend needed a hat for a wedding.
"Without thinking, I said I'd make one, then I instantly panicked, but one day I was walking along the road and I spotted a magpie in quite a sorry state. I knew that my friend's dress was black and white so I thought it could work. I picked it up using a plastic bag and later used the wing feathers to make the hat. It sounds awful, but I cut off the wings with an axe. When I told her it was made of roadkill she was very shocked and said she had images of maggots falling off her head, but it went down a treat at the wedding."
Thanks for the visual!
But Faulkner says he actually finds great joy out of creating something pretty from something so gruesome. He explains: "Essentially, I feel like I am turning something sad into something quite stylish, and I think it's good that the animal doesn't just rot on the road."
That's one way to think of it.
Not too sure if this alternative way of wearing dead animals will catch on, but it is resourceful. Right?
What do U think of roadkill fashion???
Tags: james faulkner, reid peppard, roadkill, taxidermy