Friday, April 14, 2006

Now I Have Seen It All...

I have been known to be a bit of a slave to fashion at times...but this is one trend I can 100% assure you that I will NEVER, EVER, EVER fall victim to.

"This season's creepiest fashion accessory is a live, bejeweled cockroach worn as jewelry - and what better place for roach couture than New York?

"This really reinforces my theory that society is imploding," cracked Pete Donelan of Princeton, whose meal at a tony wine bar was interrupted by the sight of our live cockroach - Kafka - scurrying up its wearer's arm.

The giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, which is about three inches long and actually does hiss, is partially covered in brightly colored Swarovski crystals, which are glued to its hard outer shell.

It also sports a small clasp that attaches to a silver chain, the other end of which is a cameo pin - reminiscent of the bizarre Victorian-era trend of wearing live insects as jewelry.

Like an especially teeny Paris Hilton pet, the crawly critter is then free to roam around its owner's shoulder." (source)

If you don't mind cockroaches walking on you or hissing while you’re shopping...Order yours now for the low, low price of $80. (Even if you don't want to order -the page's description of the "product" is worth the click).

(H/T: AB)

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