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28 Sassy Safety Pin Innovations

From Office Supply Couture to Layered Denim Dresses

— October 24, 2011 — Fashion
In honor of my personal favorite fashion house, Balmain, this collective of sassy safety pin innovations is sure to make you appreciate the decades-old punk rock style. As a pioneering status symbol of the punk rock movement, thanks to icons like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, the safety pin has become a tool of so many uses in contemporary culture.

From Balmain's famous use of the safety pin in the past few seasons on everything from dresses to opulent red leather jackets, to safety pin bow ties and body art that may make you cringe, this list of innovations will surely make one realize how many different things a safety pin can be used for.

With Halloween coming up, you can use this gallery of sassy safety pin innovations to inspire your upcoming costumes.
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Office Supply Couture
Office Supply Couture
The Giles Fall 2010 Line Utilizes Everyday Materials
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Safety Pin MP3 Players
Safety Pin MP3 Players
The Cool Man by Newman
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Safety Pin Bow Ties
Safety Pin Bow Ties
The Leather Cho Neck Tie by Phenomenon
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Safety Pin Accessories
Safety Pin Accessories
Borba Margo Uses Over Size Sewing Tools for Fashion
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Safety Pin Makeup Looks
Safety Pin Makeup Looks
The Mia Wasikowska W Magazine Editorial for May 2011 is Viciously Fierce
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Tighty-Whitey Fixers
Tighty-Whitey Fixers
The Men's Underwear Repair Kit Will Help You in a Cinch
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Safety Pin Mancessories
Safety Pin Mancessories
'Flex Your Head' in SENSE July 2010 Pins Down the Punk Ambience
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Touch Screen Finger Pins
Touch Screen Finger Pins
Digits Conductive Pins Cure Your Winter Touch Screen Blues
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Minimalized Dresses
Minimalized Dresses
Designers Snip and Clip Dresses for Spring/Summer 2009
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Christmas Stocking Installations
Christmas Stocking Installations
The Paprika Christmas Display for Domison is Holiday Fun
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Pintastic Spring Apparel
Pintastic Spring Apparel
Safety Pin Fashion Encompasses Everything from Purses to Collars
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Underwear Repair Kits
Underwear Repair Kits
Fix Your Holey Drawers
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Spiked Balaclavas
Spiked Balaclavas
'The Butterfly Man' by Jannis Tsipoulanis Shows Rebellious Styles
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Credit Crunch Costume Jewelry
Credit Crunch Costume Jewelry
Tom Binns 'Faux Real' Collection Is Made of Laminated Photos
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Gritty Junkyard Fashion Shoots
Gritty Junkyard Fashion Shoots
The Kristine Drinke BBM Magazine Editorial Gets Down and Dirty
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Buy Elizabeth Hurley's Clothes
Buy Elizabeth Hurley's Clothes
Safety Pin Dress At Harrods
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Extremely Studded Jackets
Extremely Studded Jackets
The Zac Steinic ‘Down With Everything' Shoot is Hardcore
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Adjustable T-Shirts
Adjustable T-Shirts
Simple White Shirt Customized to be Form-Fitting for All Sizes
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Chic All-American Outfits
Chic All-American Outfits
The Balmain Spring 2012 Collection Adds a Rock & Roll Touch to Basics
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Layered Denim Dresses
Layered Denim Dresses
Persona by Jeffrey Wang Applies Whole Jeans to Avant-Garde Apparel
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Ripped Denim Revivals
Ripped Denim Revivals
Runways and Sidewalks See Resurgence of Torn '90s Jeans
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Gothic Beauty
Gothic Beauty
The Dark Side of London Fashion Week
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DIY Credit Crunch Fashion
DIY Credit Crunch Fashion
Dame Vivienne Westwood S/S 2009
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90s Cross-Dressing
90s Cross-Dressing
‘Fall For Heidi' in V Magazine
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Womanly Pencil Sculptures
Womanly Pencil Sculptures
Female Torsos by Federico Uribe are Made of Unusual Materials
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Safety Pin Body Art
Safety Pin Body Art
Lucy McRae's Body has Hundreds of Pins Glued On
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Punk-Rock Couture
Punk-Rock Couture
The Balmain Spring 2011 Collection is Studded Coolness
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Torn Apart Models
Torn Apart Models
John Bortolani Shows Us the Guts in This Riveting Photo Series
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