Friday, April 1, 2016

Thigh Gap Jewelry - For Real or Not?

By on Friday, April 01, 2016 7 Comments

I may have tried tricking readers on April Fool's Day before. But this is not a prank. Thigh gap jewelry? Seriously?  They do exist. Sort of.  The gold plated jewelry is real enough on TGap Jewelry but the collection isn't for sale. The website though, looks just like an actual shopping site. But as soon as you click anywhere on it, the TGap story pops up  and explains it is not a real company at all.


Soo Kyung Bae, the creator behind TGap Jewelry, is a final year industrial design student at the National University of Singapore. Her collection was intended to "spark  debate on unrealistic body image social media portrays." 



 She explained, "The jewelry pieces take the thigh-gap trend to another level, the pieces are created in hopes of sparking questions. If we let the media to keep popularizing such unrealistic body ideal, will this eventually become reality?"


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7 comments:

  1. Wouldn't be able to see thigh jewelry on me!

    You never know what ridiculous thing will come around next....

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    1. Who would want to bring attention to thighs anyway! But it is a good commentary about the silliness of our societal expectations of "beauty".

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  2. Well, it is sparking conversation......this piece also seems to be a physical interpretation of the 'jewelry' described in the 'Story of O' which established the male ownership of the 'volunteer' and supposedly consenting female sex slaves in the book.
    So yes, this is a major commentary on body imagery, and the nature of beauty as it intersects with our ideas of acceptable and healthy sexual interaction.

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  3. I saw this the other day and I think it's weird.I don't know anybody who will be wearing this trend. Pat S

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  4. An interesting way to make a point :)

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