Nose jewellery is the latest ridiculous trend to hit Instagram, and people are actually wearing it
We've seen it all in the last few years; from McDonalds eyebrows to nose hair extensions, and this assortment of weird and wonderful beauty trends doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon.
Certainly, while jewellery has typically been confined to our earlobes, necks and fingers, one subversive designer has been crafting jewels exclusively for our sniffers. Yes, say goodbye to rhinoplasty and hello to adorning your snoz with diamonds and pearls.
Joanne T makes jewellery designed to frame your nose, having modelled them around her own snout.
"Beauty is a dependent entity," the designer said when speaking to i-D. "I believe it is heavily influenced by our surroundings since we are not born with an innate knowledge of it. How we perceive beauty is mainly through the influence of cultures, societies and mass media. Thus, rather than creating a general statement about beauty, I hope to question and challenge what beauty is.”
Joanne's multicultural upbringing - she hails from Klang, Malaysia - has had an impact on her design process. She is particularly interested in the growing popularity of plastic and cosmetic surgery in her native country. "When I was working on the nose jewellery collection, other than reading up on the history of tribal jewellery, I looked into the cosmetic surgical procedure and watched how the procedure was done,” she explained.
"I hope to challenge viewers and wearers ideas about the perception of beauty and self-identity. Why undergo cosmetic procedures to hide one’s flaws when you can embrace them and enhance them through jewellery?”
Just take a gander at her beautifully unconventional designs...
Above all, the Central Saint Martins graduate hopes that her creations will "bring the public’s attention to contemporary jewellery, expanding their view of what and how jewellery can be."