Friday, January 27, 2006

get me a sack and a brown paper bag

Harry Potter may have been on optometrist’s wet dream, making spectacle wearing not just acceptable but even trendy, but authorities aren’t happy with the latest fashion craze in Thailand.

It seems wearing fake braces is now, if not high fashion, a popular trend. However the Consumer Protection Board has outlawed the selling of these colourful fakes and are imposing up to six months imprisonment on those caught selling them. Strangely, they aren't suggesting even longer for those found wearing them.

Who’d have thought that a mouthful of metal (albeit colourfully accessorized) would ever become so trendy? Though the fake ones don’t appear to come with the usual pain of teeth being pulled in new directions, ulcers or the metallic clashings of pashers, they do carry a few risks of their own. Due to their poor attachments, fakers may cause death by swallowing.

But that’s a small price to pay for fashion.

perhaps not quite the look the fashionista had in mind


Blogger R H said...

Where can I get one that clamps a woman's mouth shut?

12:27 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

The same place women go to enable themselves to chop off your fingers RH :)

1:11 pm  
Blogger Armagnac Esq. said...

I think it's a rather bizarro turn on the lolita fantasy...

I would have thought that braces, along with zits and rampant idiocy, was there in the 'least attractive things about brats' category, but Thailand has long catered to some pretty eccentric tastes.

2:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet all the people that got fake braces have never had REAL braces.

2:36 pm  

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