Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paper Eyelashes

About a year or so ago, I remember seeing photos of a fashion show in which the runway models were wearing the most astonishing eyelashes that looked just like paper cuttings.

Paper eyelashes
Deer and Butterfly

Guess what? They were indeed paper cuttings, but now you don't have to be a model to own them! Currently seen sweeping design, fashion, and even bridal websites, the concept of the eyelashes was created by Taiwanese designer, Ting yu Wang of Paperself. They're also available from nonesuch things of London, which sells cool and quirky independently designed items.

Paper eyelashes
Peacock

Inspired by artful Chinese paper cuttings, the eyelashes look extremely delicate, but are said to be durable enough to be worn again and again.

Paper eyelashes
Under the Sea

I'm not sure I would have the occasion to wear them, but it's fun to dream... perhaps New Year's Eve, a costume party, or Mardi Gras?!

24 comments:

  1. I want some! They would be perfectfor Halloween!!! I can see being mother nature with the butterfly lashes!!!

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  2. Delightful. I would like to wear them.

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  3. So funny, I've had this starred in my Google Reader for months and just yesterday posted this on my blog (scheduled for tomorrow). Crazy to see us both posting at the same time! :)

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  4. Oh, so beautiful! I would love to wear these fake eyelashes!!! Now, to think where I could wear something extravagant like this...

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  5. Fantastic! Thank you so much. I'm going to buy them, simply can't wait

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  6. How Fun!!! i would be the coolest one at a party with these :)

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  7. For sure they'd make you feel so special ! I love them !

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  8. oh my word those are incredible. I wonder how those would feel on your eyelashes.

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  9. I'm just beginning to learn quilling and some of the blogs that I read lead me here. I love those entries about new ideas or new creations that utilise paper as material. An eye opening blog. Thanks for this!

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  10. Awesome!! I haven't attempted wearing regular fake eyelashes, but I'm intrigued.

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  11. Wow! So cool... I sent this link to my daughter because I know she will like these a lot!

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  12. Those are super cool- love how delicate yet detailed they are.

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  13. oh i LOVE these! i saw them in a shop in toronto and was completely floored. SO AWESOME.

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  14. Thanks for posting these wonderful eyelashes - they will make perfect gifts for my grown-up granddaughters to wear for the holiday season.....VJS

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  15. I thought I should say that these are also available from ASOS. :)

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  16. Just when I thought I'd seen everything paper! I love these! Thanks for the find, Ann! xo

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  17. Wow. Not sure I'd ever wear them, but they're beautiful!

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  18. Inspired !! Vogue front page material.

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  19. Wow! These are neat! I wonder if it is really distracting to wear them, or talk to the person wearing them?

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  20. Amazing... and what amazing imagination to dream up such a thing! One could design them in Inkscape, and cut them from very thin plastic or vinyl using a cutting machine. Wear your art!!

    Shoshi

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