Face jewellery to frighten people, by Burcu Büyükünal

The Fashion Police would like to make it clear that we don’t actually torture the fashion criminals who wind up in our jail. If we did though, well, this could be a good way to do it: we’re sure (or we hope) it’s not actually painful, but hey, it would be kinda funny, no?

Don’t worry, though, this “facial jewellery” isn’t actually supposed to look good. It was created by Turkish jewellery designer Burcu Büyükünal, as a kind of “anti-jewellery” which aims to draw attention to societies fascination with plastic surgery, and question our ideas of beauty and adornment. Very worthy, we’re sure, but we still wouldn’t fancy actually wearing this: what if our mums were right and the wind changed, forcing our faces to stay like that forever? It doesn’t bear thinking about…

For more information on the pieces, take a look here.

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8 Comments

  • August 16, 2010

    Moni

    Maybe your face won’t stay like this forever, but these will sure leave marks that won’t disappear within seconds after taking them off.
    Apart from that I don’t see the point in the left one. With your mouth squeezed like this, how are you supposed to eat, drink, or even talk? Meaning: At what occasion do they want you to wear it? When acting out a pantomime? Or when going to the theater or cinema? (It’s dark in there, nobody will see it, so that defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?) Pointless!

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  • August 16, 2010

    Lu

    It’s art, not fashion. We don’t wear what is actually on the catwalks, but fashion inspired by it. It’s the same with these pieces of art. We won’t wear them, but maybe something similar.

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  • August 17, 2010

    Meghan McNally

    Um…this confirms my current prejudice that fashion inspired by some ideological statement is not generally a good thing. This looks like the jewelry version of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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  • August 17, 2010

    charles

    very interesting concept! you gotta love some of these artists that really show something old in a new way.

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  • August 17, 2010

    Selina

    The only thing this has me questioning is the sanity of the designer! Also: OUCH!

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  • August 17, 2010

    Sarah

    As art, I love it, and the statement the designer was making. For a photoshoot, it would be an excellent prop. But as a real piece of jewelry for everyday wearers? Definitely no. It’s not practical in the slightest.

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  • August 22, 2010

    stacey

    You’re doin it wrong…

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  • August 24, 2011

    thilini wasana

    “Face jewellery to frighten people” different …….very interesting concept…..

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