Thanks to the Food Network and shows like Top Chef, being a foodie is in fashion. So wearing food inspired fashions should be too, right? Okay, probably not, but that hasn’t kept quirky gastro-goods from hitting the style scene. While the sight of a rail thin model wearing a hamburger top with the skinniest of skinny jeans may seem ironic, us regular sized ladies will make them look like a perfectly believable match.
How do you say cute in Creole? The Red Beans and Rice Tee pays homage to a beloved New Orleans style dish. Displaying their love for one another, the little grain of rice and his friend, the red bean are screen printed by hand on a 100% cotton Alternative Apparel ringer tee.
Wheaties may be the breakfast of champs, but your favorite fast food hotcakes are just the fuel you need for a day of doing absolutely nothing productive. The plastic Breakfast Hotcakes Necklace featuring the always elegant styrofoam tray, also includes utensils and syrup.
Appealing to the foodiest of foodies, the Food Lover Temporary Tattoos proudly display gourmet messages and designs in classic tattoo style. Packaged in a cute hardcover book containing 18 tattoos, they include sayings like “wine and dine” and “death before fast food.” Delicious and badass all at once, you’ll want to slap one on for your next culinary experience.
Orla Kiely’s signature leaf pattern gives way to her adorable pear print series. This Book Bag, featuring stylized images of juicy sweet pears, may not immediately resonate as a food fashion because of its prim and pretty look. Despite the lack of humor and kitsch, it still fits the bill.
If you’re still holding onto your scratch and sniff snicker collection, you’ll probably enjoy the Scented Strawberry Cheesecake Charm. Handmade of polymer clay, this little charm smells just as yummy as it looks. And there’s more where this came from, as it’s part of a larger collection of Junk Food scented charms available on Etsy. Create a necklace or an entire bracelet for a olfactory treat.
When you think of food and fashion, you normally don’t think runway. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada wants you to think again. She sent several food-inspired pieces down the catwalk for her Fall 2009 collection shown in Milan. A bright pink lattice dress gets the breakfast special when two sunny side up eggs are freshly cracked along its edges. Placing a baguette on the model’s head as a finishing touch- tres chic.
Promoting the practice of canning your own food makes sense during this lousy economy and with the popularity of farmer’s markets and “buying locally.” So, for the grow your own, earth-friendly foodie, there’s the See How We Can tee. Images of canned fruit and veggies in glass bell jars are printed on a 100% organic cotton and hand-dyed tee shirt.
Who can resist a swimsuit that makes you look like a real catch? The Lobster Print Bikini top by Shoshanna is super cute for a summer getaway in Maine or a seafood bake. Just be sure to slather on the sunscreen or you’ll actually end up looking like one of these bottom crawling crustaceans.
Yes, you can have your cake and wear it too. The Let Them Eat Cake Hoodie, is handmade from various knits and features an all over delicious print. Cakes, cupcakes, tarts and more make up the fun pattern, while lace trim, an empire waist and colors as sweet as its treats complete the piece.
What to wear, what to wear? Oh, I’ll just step into my refrigerated meat locker and pick something out. The Meat Dress, unlike other silly meat products, is actually fabricated from salami. Yes, what looks like a strangely patterned cotton shift dress is coated in hand sewn salami. Designed by a girl in search of a ‘Meatwad’ from Aqua Teen Hunger Force costume, she confirms that it is indeed as smelly and gross as one would imagine.
The Cupcake Signet Ring by Metal Sugar is finger food at its cutest. A 3D look is the result of its intricately handcrafted layers of sterling silver. The ring is so adorable that it became the designer’s logo…and well that’s just the icing on the cupcake.
Known for her witty, yet fabulous handbags and accessories, it was no surprise when Lulu Guinness showed up to her 20th Anniversary party in this frock. Grimace has been representing McDonalds and the Happy Meal for decades. And while the giant purple anthropomorphic being is far more fashion forward than the Hamburglar, we hope this isn’t a sign of what’s to come for fall.
Warning: Eating too much ice cream will make it more difficult to get into a corset. Don’t tell that to the I Scream for Ice Cream Corset Top. Made of black cotton, eyelet lace and pink satin ribbon, it looks just about as comfortable as you’d feel after enjoying a large hot fudge sundae.
You don’t need a late-night drive thru for this south of the border snack. The Taco Belle Cosmetic Pouch available from Fred Flare is made of felt and topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Perfect for makeup or as a pencil case, his cute one-toothed smile must be a result of the special seasoning.
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