14 March 2009

Just A Sweet Treat?

Louis Vuitton watermelon slice

Gucci juicy pomegranate and YSL caramel

Chanel luscious lilac

YSL wild cherry and Chanel green apple

If one were to ask my friends to name one item I tend to carry without fail, the majority answer would most likely be - lollipops. I shall admit that I have quite the sweet tooth, although that being said, the handful of lollipops I always carry on my person or in my bag are not for my own consumption. Rather I carry the sugary treats in order to offer and hand out, whether it be whilst seated with a friend or to an especially helpful shop assistant, the childish glee with which they tend to accept is always a wonderful sight. After all, as the old saying goes, it is better to give than to receive.

As such, when I saw these sweet offerings by fashion photographer Massimo Gammacurta, I was somewhat more than delighted. Although many may pass over these designs as rather gimmicky, I would personally implore them to look past the sweet exterior. In an industry where those lucky few with the money to easily afford high end labels, it is many of those people who often look upon designer fashion as a temporary luxury. Although they may spend rather large amounts of money for the latest runway piece, some end up resigning it all after the season is over. Therefore if one looks at the lollipops from the point of view of disposable high end fashion, these colourful treats take on a far more powerful meaning than their childlike appearance would at first portray.

Now if one would be so kind as to pass me the Louis Vuitton, cherry Saint Laurent and apple Chanel...

Currently playing: After The Dance - Marvin Gaye

xxxx

30 comments:

  1. Loves me some edible couture!

    Beautiful analysis, DK!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. I love lollipops :D

    That's so cool that you just carry them around to hand out! :)

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  3. LOVE. Now I've got a horrid craving for lollipops! They look positively scrumptious

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  4. wow, that is so great that you carry lollipops to hand out.
    i am not a sugary lollipop kind of gal. i like chocolate and such. very cool post.

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  5. A temporary luxury indeed. I would eat those suckers in a heartbeat.

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  6. lol yeah but how much would they cost

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  7. Mhm, me like - Fashionable candy

    FBFM - The Fashion Blog For Men

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  8. Oh you are such a sweet, carring sweets :)

    And OMG I want a lollipop like that, I'm not a big fan of lollipops, I'm more of a chocolate addicted, but those are sooooo fashion!!!!!!

    xoxo

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  9. Aw, that's so sweet (pun intended :P) that you carry lollipops to spread the joy! Gucci has never looked more delicious :DD Can one order them offline?

    peace&love, nicole.

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  10. Aw, that's so sweet (pun intended :P) that you carry lollipops to spread the joy! Gucci has never looked more delicious :DD Can one order them offline?

    peace&love, nicole.

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  11. Yummy.... the YSL one is really well done...

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  12. Mmmm. They look oh so very yummy :]

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  13. oh wow...definitely not just a lollipop....art

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  14. Wow, wow, wow! So awesome...I would eat these.

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  15. these are brilliant, and you make a very good point about their meaning.

    your blog is adorable.

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  16. amzing photos, so much fun!

    alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  17. amazing!
    I love that you carry lollipops around.
    in high school I'd usually have between 10-15 chupa-chups in my backpack at any given moment.

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  18. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that you carry lollipops with you to hand out.

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  19. oh WOW! yes please i love lollies! xxx LM

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  20. Jumm! I'd like the chanel one please, haha.

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  21. I think the fact that you carry lollipops with you to give to people is the sweetest thing ever!

    I'll take the YSL caramel one, please!

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  22. That is really such a genius idea! I mean, completely clever. And I want me some Gucci pomegranate!

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  23. hahah wow, liking this!
    they look so yummie as well..)

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