Pistol Packing Lip Smackers? Weapon of Beauty? Pistol Whipped Gloss? New Weapon of Choice for Bond, Jane Bond? Is it funny? Tasteless? Clearly designed by a man? If anything, it certainly is unique. Check out these new “make-up kits.”
The black is the Chanel001. The white is the Dior001. These are a part of Dutch artist Ted Noten’s seven-part series 7 Necessities for a Woman (to feel like a woman through the eyes of a man).
The black Chanel001 comes “fully loaded” (not my pun, I swear) with an 18k gold toothpick (what every lady needs), a perfume bottle with an 18k gold mechanism, a USB stick, an antique hairpin, a Viagra pill, and of course, Chanel lip gloss.
The white Dior001 packs Dior lip gloss, a USB stick pre-loaded with “secret information” (wonder what that might be!), a 100-gram sterling silver bar (good in case the economic bottom actually does fall out), a hairpin, and a compartment for stashing your “pharmaceuticals.”
The pistols were just on view at Design Miami/Basel (via Stylesight) and are made from 3-D printed nylon. Noten’s 7 Necessities for a Woman (to feel like a woman through the eyes of a man) also includes sunglasses, a bag, helmet, chastity piece (eh?), bionic arm (now this, I understand) and shawl.
The Dior001, a compartment for stashing all your crazy-lady meds.
The Dior001 lip gloss silencer barrel. Nice.
Dior001 blood red, natch.
Dior001 USB stick for all the info you'll be lifting from random computers.
Dior001, the copy calls this a hairpin. It’s actually a hat pin, but what do I know? Maybe I'm splitting hairs? Eh, that was bad....
Dior001 silver bar. For payment across the border.
Dior001 a handy mirror to check that you're stylin' during all that espionage.
A few thoughts:
1. May not be the best make-up kit to take along on your next flight.
2. Can you image whipping this out at your wedding and then nonchalantly applying your lip gloss?
3. Doesn’t one need a prescription for Viagra, even if it is just one pill?
4. I wonder if Rock-n-Roll Bride would be interested in this accessory? It seems a little, uh….edgy.
Too much? Do tell.