Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week, “Tooth Ache”! These shoes are embellished with actual human teeth by a husband and wife artist team known as Fantich & Young.
The couple is based out of England and use human remains to create wearable art. They also made a suit from human hair (throws up a little in mouth) but are gaining notoriety with their shoes they call “Apex Predator Shoes”.
Fantich & Young describe their creations as, “Predators with no predators of their own, residing on the top of their food chain.”
I honestly have been seeing a lot of focus on dental-inspired items in the fashion world. As a matter of fact, I brought in some FAKE, gold tooth, rings and earrings to the store (Roadkill Ranch & Boutique) and they were a hit.
Our featured artist in February, Travis Hite, created the exhibit “Modern Indian Death Machine”, where a majority of the focus was on teeth. (That’s him in the above pic.)
And, recently, I was compelled to buy a vintage Ronald McDonald head at a flea market. Not because I like McDonalds, but because he had gold teeth (and a real-looking cigar). I happily brought him home and he sits proudly in my kitchen.
My son: “Mom! He’s smoking!”
Me: “I know! He’s bad for you! And so is his food! So let this be a reminder to all of you children (the neighbor kids were over too) that fast food is unhealthy!”
My son: “OK.”
Neighbor Kids: “Can we go swimming now?”
Keep your eyes peeled for teeth-inspired items and have fun with it. I’m just curious where Fantich & Young got all of their HUMAN supplies? They must know a guy who knows a guy who knows another guy.