Military-Chic

The glamorization of warfare and feminization of weaponry
Implications - For centuries, warfare and the militia-related was primarily targeted at men. As images of weaponry become ubiquitous in the media, and as women join the armed forces, dernier cri designers are shooting out an insurgence of military-chic creations, mostly capitalizing on form over function.
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Guns for Girls - Pink Remington Shotgun
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 131,392 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 08
Guns for Girls
Pink Remington Shotgun
A while ago I posted about Hello Kitty themed guns but it appears that reality has now overtaken art with there being a market for "cute" pink guns for girls in the US. And their popularity is increasing,… [More]
Guns Get Girlie - The Hello Kitty Gun
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Viral 93,109 Clicks Pub: Nov 1, 07
Guns Get Girlie
The Hello Kitty Gun
GlamGuns.com is where you learn that an AK-47 NEVER goes with plaid and that you can be glamorous and strong wearing camo and combat boots as well as you can wearing pink frills. They claim to have combined… [More]
Designer Ladies Weapons by Antonio Riello
SCORE: 6.3
V. Hot 19,245 Clicks Pub: Aug 31, 06
Designer Ladies Weapons by Antonio Riello
Artist Antonio Riello has created a collection of ladies weapons. His designs combine retro couture with real military weapons, including assault rifles, pistols, sub machine guns, hand grenades and rocket… [More]
Porcelain War - Charles Krafft Disasterware
SCORE: 4.9
V. Hot 15,693 Clicks Pub: Oct 20, 07
Porcelain War
Charles Krafft Disasterware
I haven't ever seen war and weapons look as dainty as Charles Krafft's Disasterware art pieces. The Seattle-based artist utilized the traditional art of Delftware (a form of blue and white painted pottery… [More]
Assault Rifle Purse - The Pursuader Shoulder Bag
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V. Hot 12,791 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 07
Assault Rifle Purse
The Pursuader Shoulder Bag
I wonder what airport security would make of this? It may in fact be innocent, but the woman carrying this bag looks pretty dangerous. It's like the female version of a male gun holster. The leather Pursuader… [More]
Designer Weapons - The Revolution Will Be Fabulous Exhibit
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V. Hot 21,034 Clicks Pub: May 7, 08
Designer Weapons
The Revolution Will Be Fabulous Exhibit
The "Chemical Warfare Fashion" featured on Trend Hunter a few days ago showed us how to look fabulously hip in case of a massive chemical attack. This collection of "designer" weapons may have been conceived… [More]
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